They just need to be educated. As I consider the implications of a Jeep Wave, I realize that the wave is universally expected among Jeep drivers. Do you wave to other Corvette owners on the road? I'm about 250 lbs, my shoulders are wider than my behind, missing half my teeth and not because I don't brush and just cranky by default, you know, an ugly tattooed bastid in leather pants smelling of motor oil, old booze and cheap cigars, the kind you really don't want your daughter to date. Got few responses so I stopped. Show and Tell Us About Your Jeep. Therefore, when you buy a used Jeep, it is highly likely that your vehicle will come with an aftermarket lift, potentially of an unknown variety.
Generally consists of vigorous side-to-side motion of one or both hands, but may be modified to suit circumstances and locally accepted etiquette. But that doesn't mean you're still not crazy ;- anon 9:48 - Couldn't agree more. That cupped hand catches a lot of wind. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts. They're on the most dangerous bike out there. Bikes are so fast and powerful, it's easy to be going 60 in a 30 without even realizing it! Since then, I have noted new riders that don't acknowledge the wave, and I respect that.
I'm a new rider, going out on a Fat Boy rental for first time this friday. I've used 5 a few times as I was approaching a stop and needed to use my clutch hand but wanted to wave anyway. Enjoy the ride and keep the shiny side up! My roomie got a 50cc chinaped recently and I told him to do the wave, and I know another ped owner who does the wave. Some examples of commonly accepted modifications are having your Jeep top off and a one handed wave above windshield or outside body tub. In case you didn't get your answer yet, usually the head pat means that there's a cop ahead and you should slow down. Needless to say I only do the princess in town now. And if you think you're going to get a salutation from just any biker coming your way, then you're wrong.
This forum is great because I never knew there were so many variations on the wave. New rider less than a year, 7,000 miles I put a lot of thought into my wave when I bought my bike. Going on an off-road excursion? All Jeepers are responsible for upholding the tradition of the wave. I also get this a lot on my Suzuki Burgman scooter, because it looks like a sport bike from the front, but is obviously a scooter once you get up beside it. Was distracted by odd shaped blip on radar screen. There is also the corollary 'Minnesota Neighbor wave' protocol betwenn auto drivers: Can't stand you: One finger lifted off of steering wheel in response to neighbor's wave. If you notice other Jeep drivers being extra friendly, then welcome to the club! On my little rental Buell, which is mandatory to rent first before they let you rent a Harley at my dealer, somebody did that two finger thing and I basically did kind of a wavey, too high peace sign, back on instinct.
I've never seen anyone do a princess wave before. Used to commute from San Diego to Orange county every day and would occasionally get wrapped up in fast moving groups. For me, the greeting is more than a social convention or a courtesy; it is a show of respect. Who we are: We try to be a helpful discussion-driven community while maintaining high-quality discourse and topical content. Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos. My first bike was a 2005 H-D Dyna Low Rider. Afraid it will be misinterpreted as a friendly gesture.
Of course it's thoroughly unhip and uncool, that's precisely why I think it is so cool. They were talking about their vehicles and the problems they were having: getting towed, electrical issues, etc. I think you'll find it was a good decision. Others contend that soldiers returning home either carried on, or created this tradition after buying a Jeep upon their return. Out here in New Mexico, we're a friendly lot, so you'll get a wave 95% of the time, from weekend warriors to hard-core. Not sure if he was making fun of my Honda or just being silly, lol.
Now I only wave in rural areas, too many bikes out there. I understand that many motorcyclists don't have the same respect for us on scoots, but I'll tell you what. New Aerostitch suit too stiff to raise arm. We both smiled and threw each other a. So apparently it's not a general P-car thing. So when they were finally available to civilians this tradition just migrated.
On single-track trails you stop, not wave. All Jeepers are required to return the Wave, unless the initiating vehicle is clearly has a negative below 0 score. Go ahead and read it again - and hopefully you'll get a chuckle of it instead. Usually, an overloaded front suspension is what causes the front wheels to vibrate. Who cares what brand or type of ride you are on? Once when I was waving proudly, a car behind me thought I was signalling a left turn, so it started to pass me on the right. If I'm on urban roads, and riding normally, I generally nod.
Most of the Harley riders I know are great people! Even if you are going to work and life sucks in general ;- I ride a retired Harley Police Road King modified for two-up riding as a traditional touring bike would be. One form of wave needs to be included: The Extended Wave, or, Serial Waving. You learn something new here everyday. He could be sending you a very intentional message! Bikers almost always acknowledge us with a hand signal when we are on our 50cc or 125cc scooters. Your new Jeep is more than a commute vehicle. One thing I found out is that is awful to hold in the clutch and wave with your right. Left hand down off of the handlebar and out to the side.