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The wave is so ingrained in me at this point that I accidentally did it while driving my car, received a wave in return. :grin2:

It gives us a sense of camaraderie and back in the day everyone waved at everyone else, now there seems to be some rule of engagement. Granted I still wave to everyone on two wheels be it a Harley or even a scooter.

Thought we could shares wave stories, or nods, or what have you on this topic. The two finger down sign only works if you're in a country that drives on the right.
 

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I'll wave at anyone riding, including a girl on a 50cc scooter that later stopped beside me on my GL1800 at a traffic light.
"How BIG is that bike?", she asked.
I told her.
"WOW! It's 36 times bigger than mine!!"
I replied, "Yep, and you're having just as much fun, too."
She laughed, the light went green and we motored on off our separate ways into the night.
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I'll wave at anyone riding, including a girl on a 50cc scooter that later stopped beside me on my GL1800 at a traffic light.
"How BIG is that bike?", she asked.
I told her.
"WOW! It's 36 times bigger than mine!!"
I replied, "Yep, and you're having just as much fun, too."
She laughed, the light went green and we motored on off our separate ways into the night.
=)
Sounds magical :wink2:

But I definitely don't discriminate on the type of bike or whatever. If you're on two wheels, you're in it for the same deal and feeling the same things. Freedom !
 

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Best memory was at a stop light, another bike pulled up beside me and we both gave each other the head nod.
After that we kind of stared at each other and knew what we had to do... Just opened up and sped down the street right when the light turned green. This was on a pretty empty stretch of road up north, generally don't do things like that.

Most of the time it's the 45 degree peace sign from me, but I would like to try out the multitude of waves that are out there especially the queen wave. Maybe even the "too happy" from this tutorial.

 

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The too happy is my favorite, the pistol sometimes gives people the wrong impression...

LOL don't wave at ****'s Angels. Those guys are actually real nice! At least the ones that I've met
 

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Two fingers to the street at all motorcycles, not scooters as they don't know the significance of the 2 fingers pointing down. And hang-loose to cars who open a gap for my to split past comfortably. When hands are unable to leave the bars then its a nod of the helmet.
 

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Never actually done that before. Funny thing about that, my instructor told me years ago that we just turn the other cheek when we se them. Jokingly of course. I've never actually seen a Spyder so never had the chance to pint three fingers down.

Everyone shall be getting the queen's wave from em from now on!
 

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They're just having a full on conversation there. I like the waves we have, short and to the point. Mainly the two fingers down to say “Hey, have a good one.” I think the original meaning was to wish them a safe ride and have two wheels on the road.
 

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Definitely, short and to the point is what you need. There really isn't a lot of time passing by another budd whilst on the road. Nice and easy, quick, safe, universal. That's all you need
 

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No idea how the two finger salute started, but I assume it was spontaneous and took off from there. The left hand with two finger pointed down means "Rubber Side Down" and it's both a greeting and word of caution.

honestly, no matter what wave you do I'm sure some rider out there will find it amusing. Can't imagine anyone having a bad day when they see the "too happy".
 

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Just realized the person in the wave video probably had cruise control on in order to move his right hand off the throttle so much. I've never given cool cars the thumbs up, should probably start as it seemed to brighten up my friend's day when it happened once.
 

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No idea how the two finger salute started, but I assume it was spontaneous and took off from there. The left hand with two finger pointed down means "Rubber Side Down" and it's both a greeting and word of caution.

honestly, no matter what wave you do I'm sure some rider out there will find it amusing. Can't imagine anyone having a bad day when they see the "too happy".
Sometimes stuff like this originates with some sort of service that uses bikes, like a police force, military, etc. So maybe that's where it started?

I can see how it started with motorcycle cops a while back.
 

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Did a bit of research and it may have started with Arthur Davidson passed by William Harley, they waved at each other when they pass by each other. another biker saw them do it and thought it needed to be a thing, thus the wave.

I can't wait until it gets warmer so I can test out every acceptable wave.
 

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While reading up on that I stumbled across an article about when NOT to do the wave, they all seemed pretty straight forward except for the no trikes and can-am things.... I actually like Can-Ams ! For some reason I can't get the quotes around it properly... but here's the link for the full thing http://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/when-not-to-do-the-motorcycle-wave

Anytime you need to use the controls
When you're riding hard/taking corners
At a major bike meet/ride
While commuting
At intersections
To trikes and Can-Ams
 
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