Don’t Touch!!

It is just that simple! Don’t Touch My Bike!

People in the region do not have a concept of Bikes, they think Motorcycles are like Bicycles, and they just want to get on them for cool pictures or act like they are riding. But it is a very different relationship that the owner has with his bike, touching a man’s bike is just as bad as touching his woman, he will do something about it, and probably with a violent result.

90% of Bikers are very friendly if you ask them to take a picture with a bike, they will take the picture for you. And if you have your kid they will probably put your kid on the bike for you to take the picture. It is two things, the bike’s can be damaged from soneone who doesn’t know what they are doing, and the bike might fall on a child if its pulled the wrong way.

What drives me nuts are the moms who just send their kids to the bikes like they are play things for them and let them climb it. I have had my fair share of altercations with them and they act like nothing is wrong. Your letting a 4 year old grab on to a mchine 10 times his weight and 4 times his height, something will go wrong. One time a child grabbed my bike and burnt his hand because he put it on the exhaust pipe, he is a child he doesn’t know any better but I would expect the mother too.

Then there are people from South East Asia (India & China from my Experience) who have zero concept of personal property. They see the bikes and they just want to get on it and take a picture, I have had my fair share of shouting from afar to get people from throwing their legs on the bike.

There is a special bond between a rider and his machine, that is why they take it very personally, they love and adore their machines, so if you violate his machine expect some to violate you.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

10 Comments

  1. Gaz Jr.

    I once saw a guy who is a lawyer and a previous judge, who apparently should know the law and respect it, put his kids on my precious custom one of a kind chopper to take pictures of them! I went NUTS!

  2. RoNiN

    I agree with you!

    Once i saw an indian guy outside souq sharq he was sitting on a bike and his friend was taking pictures. all of a sudden bike fell down and they both acted like it was very normal and walked away. I felt bad for the Owner.

  3. @Gaz Jr. – Thats just ridiculous! I don’t know why they don’t understand! It drives me nuts!

    @RoNiN – In that situation, that I would beat them with a stick! Even if it wasn’t my bike, I would attack them! I can’t believe that they would do that!

  4. LOL I remember how you and I were having coffee waiting for someone at Belajat with our bikes across and out comes this Ferrari or a Lambo and the girl opens her door so hard and it alllllmost hit your bike.

    Your heart was in your mouth and I was dreading taking you to the ER for a massive heart attack.

    It was as though the bikes were invisible to everyone but us.

  5. F

    Technical question: Does poking fall under your definition of touching? If no, would people be allowed to poke your bike? :p

    But seriously, I agree. If I had your bikes, I won’t want anyone touching them!

  6. @Kuwait – LOOL

    @F – No touching of any kind, unless a person asks! Then its up to the owner of the bike!

  7. I know how you feel bro. My tank was scratched once by someone who kept sat his kid on my tank to take a photo. My own countrymen are the biggest offenders :(

    I confronted a guy once and he replied ‘don’t be a dick just coz you have a sports bike’ :O

  8. MAC

    I couldnt agree more , i would rather to create a shock machine that will give you a small amount of electrical shock if you touch the bike without holding the keys :) :) more over , almost all of that wanna be photos SUCKS its a burnt cliche…
    CHEERZ!

  9. MAC

    I couldnt agree more , i would rather to create a shock machine that will give you a small amount of electrical shock if you touch the bike without holding the keys :) :) more over , almost all of that wanna be photos SUCKS its a burned cliche…
    CHEERZ!

  10. @Mathai – That guy is an idiot! I would have told him that he is the dick for messing with my property!

    @MAC – I wish that was around, that shock would be fun to watch it! It drives me nuts when they touch the bikes!

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