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Riding Etiquette question 3 Months ago  
I was out of riding for quite a while. started up again 2 years ago. Living in California.

I have noticed (and really like) the left handed wave from oncoming bikers (kind of a Hi to a member of the club) and the tap of the top of the helmet to indicate police ahead.

My question is, what other gestures (other than the finger) are common in your area's and what do they mean.

Thanks in advance for the education.
 
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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
I've been doing the left handed wave for years. I've been riding bikes in Ct., NC., and here in Texas and that's the first time I've heard of the tap on the helmet thing. Guess I'll be using that one now too.
 
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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Tap on the top of the head has been around as long or longer as I've been riding. Always give it to the sportbike guys just in case when they are around.

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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
True story. Was driving my van and 2 bikes were coming towards me in the other lane. My windows were rolled up. Without thinking I waved. Must be a reflex action.
When riding the bike, I wave at those little electric bikes that look like they were intended for nerd bikers. I also wave respectfully to anyone in an electric wheelchair when it is possible.
I do not wave at bicycles.
 
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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Fist to open hand repeated fast- your blinker is on
 
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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
I still use the headlight flash for the cop signal. I don't know how many people now days get it but I do it anyway. Seems like it's been a long time since I saw it coming back my way. But then, I don't get out as much as I used to either. As far as waving, I wave. Never heard of the top of the helmet thing either. I think the Gold Wing guys only wave at each other. When I had a Gold Wing they waved to me, but now, seldom do they wave, even if you wave first. I have found most H-D guys will wave to most other bikes. The sport bike guys don't seem real big on waving. But if I had to average it out, I would say if I wave to a bike, 75% of the time I get a return wave. If someone waves to me I always wave back.




 
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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Father_Pobasturd wrote:
I still use the headlight flash for the cop signal. I don't know how many people now days get it but I do it anyway. Seems like it's been a long time since I saw it coming back my way. But then, I don't get out as much as I used to either. As far as waving, I wave. Never heard of the top of the helmet thing either. I think the Gold Wing guys only wave at each other. When I had a Gold Wing they waved to me, but now, seldom do they wave, even if you wave first. I have found most H-D guys will wave to most other bikes. The sport bike guys don't seem real big on waving. But if I had to average it out, I would say if I wave to a bike, 75% of the time I get a return wave. If someone waves to me I always wave back.




'Bout the same here.
 
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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Horsehammerr wrote:
Father_Pobasturd wrote:
I still use the headlight flash for the cop signal. I don't know how many people now days get it but I do it anyway. Seems like it's been a long time since I saw it coming back my way. But then, I don't get out as much as I used to either. As far as waving, I wave. Never heard of the top of the helmet thing either. I think the Gold Wing guys only wave at each other. When I had a Gold Wing they waved to me, but now, seldom do they wave, even if you wave first. I have found most H-D guys will wave to most other bikes. The sport bike guys don't seem real big on waving. But if I had to average it out, I would say if I wave to a bike, 75% of the time I get a return wave. If someone waves to me I always wave back.




'Bout the same here.
Me also
 
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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
I wave to anyone on two wheels with an engine.
Tapping the helmet has been a cop signal for long time....I use it plenty to help out my brothers.
One other one that is very helpful is if you breakdown....putting your helmet on the ground behind bike indicates you need help.
I always slow and give a questioning thumbs up to see if folks need help whether helmet on ground or not.
 
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Re:Riding Etiquette question 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Never heard the helmet on the ground thing either. You wouldn't want to do that in Texas. Most likely you'd end up with a helmet full of ants in about 5 minutes.


 
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