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why do people on bikes wave at other bikers?

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why do bikers always wave at eachother?like my first time out on the road some guy just stuck his arm down beside of his bike?am i supose to do it?is it like a salut to your fellow bike riders?well please let me know?
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well if he's bigger than I am, or its a really hawt chick with a huge rack...I'm going to wave at him/her.
Its the law to wave to another cyclist unless A. They are on a bicycle or scooter. B. You are going in the same direction ( then a head nod is in order) or C. you are on a divided highway.
thanx that guy on the video help me learn 2 ride thanx youtube :)hes awsome
Today I was riding and a guy across the highway was tapping on the top of his helmet like he was trying to signal something to me. Does anyone know what this means? Are there other motorcycle hand signals that I should know about?
I may be wrong but I think the 'head tap' is to let you know that there might be cops ahead, or an accident or something.
Damn, the only one I knew was where the other guy puts his middle finger up at you, you get pissed off but by the time you get to do anything he's already passed you.

Thanks CSBrad for the Vid!
We love that video.. Hello kitty wave is rad :)
Mordth is one cool son of a gun, check out his new profile too. All good vids and info there.

And that vid does about sum it up.
davefromidaho said:
Today I was riding and a guy across the highway was tapping on the top of his helmet like he was trying to signal something to me. Does anyone know what this means? Are there other motorcycle hand signals that I should know about?
Just one finger tapping or whole hand? If it was his whole hand it might have meant come over here?

I think the head nod it the way to go, two fingers on the shoulder to me means officer.

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Yea two down low is the harley wave, or the i'm trying to be as polite as possible while still remaining aerodynamic at 150mph
i hope i dont get the harley to streetbike wave from anyone! LOL bad
There was a car full of girls the other day, and I could have sworn that they were signaling me to go back down the road and go down on them. When I got home I realized that I lost a pack of smokes. :-[
I'm so practicing the hello kitty wave on Friday..
davefromidaho said:
Today I was riding and a guy across the highway was tapping on the top of his helmet like he was trying to signal something to me. Does anyone know what this means? Are there other motorcycle hand signals that I should know about?
Check out this link, gives all the signals....

http://www.ridemyown.com/articles/safety/handsignals.shtml
Wow thats a good little piece of info! Nice "Maggie" :)
Does anyone find it annoying when you wave to a fellow rider and the totally see you but refuse to wave back?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T :D

I like waving to other motorcyclists it builds community. Even though you might not know a person, you feel part of a group!
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Extend your left arm straight out with your elbow bent 90 degrees. Carefully extend your middle finger to clearly demonstrate your dissatisfaction with the other guy. NOTE: It is not recommended you do this when you are alone.
good vids guys. and to think i was bored at work! ;)
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