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Cool Motorcycling Quotes....

A Disclaimer to begin with :-)
I have not written any of these , just got it form a friend on Email.
And thought these deserve better recognition :-)

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200mph, no hands. Damn that'd be cool right before the part where you die.

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of
death...

Why are motorcycle dealers closed on Sundays? Because Sunday is for
worship... Catholics go to church, Motorcyclists go to the track.

Bikes don't leak oil, they mark their territory.

A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good lover.

Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived.

Young riders pick a destination and go... Old riders pick a direction and
go.

Always back your bike into the curb, and sit where you can see it.

Work to ride & ride to work.

A rider can smell a party 5,000 miles away.

Winter is Nature's way of telling you to polish.

The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

If you really want to know what's going on, watch what's happening at least
five cars ahead.

A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 am to drive his pickup to the
middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.

There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer.

Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.

Bikes parked out front mean good chicken-fried steak inside.

The best modifications cannot be seen from the outside.

Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.
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Old bikes don't leak oil - they ooze character
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I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.
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98% of all Harleys ever sold are still on the road. The other 2% made it home.
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If you don't have bugs in your teeth, you haven't been grinning enough!
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"You only need two tools: WD40 and duct tape.
If it doesn't move and it should, use WD40.
If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape"
(borrowed from Slim161 who borrowed it from someone else)



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Some more !!!!!!! Excellent ones ,, Some repeats

I was just googling around and found some more,,
Really lovely ones :-)

The ones in Bold are some I really loved!!11


Great motorcycle quotes and wisdom...


"200mph, no hands. Damn that'd be cool right before the part where you
die." A. Duthie


"There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and
motor racing. All the rest are merely games."
Ernest Hemingway

"Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls."
Stirling Moss


"Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the
handlebars to the saddle."

Seen on a motorcycle's rearveiws "Warning: objects seen in mirror are
disappearing rapidly"

Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.

There's the V4 thing there's just something about it that inline 4s
don't have, and Vtwins have too much of. Murray Duncan

"Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about
150."

If you're going to lead, then lead.
If you're going to follow, get the hell out of my way!

"Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death..." Hunter Thompson

"Keep thy eye on the tach thine ears on the engine least thy whirlybits seek communion with the sun" John 4:50

"You start the game with a full pot o' luck and an empty pot o'experience... The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck."

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting
GERONIMO!"

Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don't have the balls to live in the real world. Mary Shafer, NASA Ames Dryden

"I believe in treating everyone with respect, but, first you have to get their attention."

"Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence".

Everyone knows Honda's attitude in the GP Paddock! " Who will be behind us this weekend? "

"A zest for living must include a willingness to die."
R.A. Heinlein

If you think you don't need a helmet, you probably don't.

"Racing is living, everything else is just waiting"

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.Larry McMurty

Why are motorcycle dealers closed on Sundays? Because Sunday is for worship... Catholics go to church, Motorcyclists go to the track.
Justin Skalka

I want to leave this world the same way I came into it: Screaming and covered in blood.

Kansas: home of the highway with 318 miles and 11 curves.

What does a Harley and hound dog have in common ? They both spend most of their time in the back of a pickup truck. What differentiates the two? The hound dog can get in and out of the pickup under his own power.

Midnight bugs taste best.

Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.

NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.

Never try to race an old geezer, he may have one more gear than you.

Home is where your bike sits still long enough to leave a few drops of oil on the ground.

Routine maintenance should never be neglected.

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.

The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.

Never be afraid to slow down.

Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

Pie and coffee are as important as petrol.

Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.

If you want to get a job, you may have to compromise your principals (you may even have to shave).

Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.

Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.

Never mistake horsepower for staying power.
A cold hamburger can be reheated quite nicely by strapping it to an exhaust pipe and riding forty miles.

Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.

If you don't ride in the rain you don't ride.

A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.

Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.

Two lane blacktop isn't a highway it's an attitude.

When you look down the road, it seems to never end but you better believe it does.

A motorcycle can't sing on the streets of a city.

Keep your bike in good repair: Motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.

People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.

Remember to pay as much attention to your partner as you do your carburetor.

Sometimes the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes.

Well trained reflexes are quicker than luck.

Good coffee should be indistinguishable from 50 weight motor oil.

Learn to do counterintuitive things that may someday save your butt.

The twisties not the superslabs separate the riders from the squids.

When you're riding lead don't spit.

Don't make a reputation you'll have to live down or run away from later.

If the person in the next lane at the stoplight rolls up the window and locks the door, support their view of life by snarling at them.

If she changes her oil more than she changes her mind follow her.

Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt @ 70 mph can double your vocabulary.

If you want to get somewhere before sundown, you can't stop at every tavern.

Don't lead the pack if you don't know where you're going.

Sleep with one arm through the spokes and keep your pants on.

Practice wrenching on your own bike.

Beware the rider who says the bike never breaks down.

2 bikes is useful because at least one can be raided for parts at any given time.

Don't argue with an 18wheeler.

Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit.

Maintenance is as much art as it is science.

A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

If you can't get it going with bungee cords and electrician's tape it's serious.

If you ride like there's no tomorrow there won't be.

Grayhaired riders don't get that way from pure luck.

There are drunk riders. There are old riders. There are NO old, drunk riders.

Thin leather looks good in the bar, but it won't save your butt from "road rash" if you go down.

Always replace the cheapest parts first.

You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.

No matter what marquee you ride, it's all the same wind.

Patience is the ability to keep your motor idling.

“People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs”


“Ever since the young men have owned motorcycles, incest has been dying out.” Max Frisch

And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience.
Duane G. Carey
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n some more

IF U RIDE FOR THE RUSH DONT RUSH FOR THE RIDE

Never ride fster than your guardian angel can fly

"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end."
>>Ursula K. LeGuin

" I rather push my Harley, then ride a {insert any other brand here :-) }".
Harley fans

There are two types of people in this world, people who ride motorcycles and people who wish they could ride motorcycles.

Four wheels good, two wheels better!

You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.


Middle age starts when you have been warned to slow down, not by a motorcycle cop, but by your doctor.



What do you call a cyclist who doesn't wear a helmet? An organ donor. ~David Perry

Life is too short for traffic. ~Dan Bellack


Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~Mac McCleary



Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph. ~Jim Samuels



I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. ~Author Unknown



Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy. ~Author Unknown


Accidents hurt - safety doesn't. ~Author Unknown


That's all the motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel. ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

You're the guy that'll be sneaking out of your bedroom at three o'clock in the morning to look at your bike. ~Paul Teutul, Sr., American Chopper, "Billy Joel"



A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


Burn rubber, not your soul, baby. ~Craig Fernandez and Reggie Bythewood, Biker Boyz

Home is where your bike sits still long enough to leave a few drops of oil on the ground.

Never ask a biker for directions if you're in a hurry to get there.

Hunger can make even roadkill taste good.



You'll know she loves you if she offers to let you ride her bike. Don't do it and she'll love you even more.


If you want to complain about the pace being set by the road captain, you better be prepared to lead the group yourself.

It takes both pistons and cylinders to make a bike run. One is not more important than the other.

If the countryside seems boring, stop, get off your bike, and go sit in the ditch long enough to appreciate what was here before the asphalt came.

Middle age starts when you have been warned to slow down, not by a motorcycle cop, but by your doctor.
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Says it all...

Quote:
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No matter what marquee you ride, it's all the same wind.
That one answers a lot of questions here, doesn't it?

Now, shouldn't you get back to work, Red Bull?
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Not a quote, but a request seen on a wooden decked road / rail bridge in New Zealand's south island -

"Give way to trains"

As if I wouldn't !!
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Me and gettin back to work :-)

Hey Stephano :-)
I have stopped working since the day I joined the new job with free internet access,,,
now will some one please elaborate the meaning of that quote...

No matter what marquee you ride, it's all the same wind.

Marquee as per my dictionary means >>>>
1) Large and often sumptuous tent
2) Permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.

So I don't get the link between Marquee & riding in the same wind...

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That one answers a lot of questions here, doesn't it?
Now, shouldn't you get back to work, Red Bull?
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No matter what marquee you ride, it's all the same wind.

Marquee as per my dictionary means >>>>
1) Large and often sumptuous tent
2) Permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.

So I don't get the link between Marquee & riding in the same wind...
Red Bull, there's a spelling mistake in your original source which I perpetuated.


It’s not a large tent as in ‘marquee’. A ‘marque’ means a brand or make of vehicle. It’s a bit old-fashioned now. In fact, my MS Word doesn’t have it in its dictionary but the OED does.

So basically, whatever you ride, irrespective of brand or cost you’ll still enjoy the same wonderful feeling of the wind on your face.

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Hey Stephano,, U really smart hmm

Thanks for that explanation,,
Really dumb of me to not think of Marque,,,

anyway here is today's quote :-)

14 greasy hours in the workshop teaches you that duct tape only sticks to itself.


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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting
GERONIMO!"
That is my favorite one! New sig, here I come!
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Yes Martin "life is not a journey...." does it for me as well
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That is my favorite one! New sig, here I come!
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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting
GERONIMO!"
FWIW, that quote or a variant, (there's many,) is generally attributed to Hunter S. Thompson.

I think the original quote was:

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride!'"
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Cool Yes,, I think I read it in Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson

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FWIW, that quote or a variant, (there's many,) is generally attributed to Hunter S. Thompson.
I think the original quote was:
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride!'"

Yes,, I think I read it in Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson .. ( Now this time of course I had copied it from some website though)
And I too Love it !
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