FU for asking me to ride my new motorcycle and FU for getting mad when I say no.

Biff Hardslab

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I bought myself a 2005 Yamaha V-Star Classic last Friday. It's in immaculate condition. The guy I bought it from was the first owner, kept it in a heated garage and took excellent care of it. There's not a speck of rust, corrosion, salt damage, or scratches anywhere on it. All of the chrome on it (there's a lot) and the fuel tank shines.

Within the first 48 hours of me owning it, at least 5 people asked to ride it. When I said no, they got all butt hurt and then started giving me the cold shoulder, and making snide comments about the bike and my distrust of their motorcycle riding skills.

Fuck you.

You shouldn't even fucking ask. You're not going to offer anything but an apology when you lay it down. You're not going to drive it like you own it. You're going to claim that "It was like that" when you bring it back making new noises...missing a turn signal...scratched muffler pipe...scratched fuel tank...etc.

My older brother was the fucking worst. I know him way to well. His idea of taking it for a spin would have been disappearing for hours, hitting all the bars he lives in, talking about his new bike that he might let me borrow once in a while. Then I would have gotten a text that he's been drinking and if I wanted him to ride it back to my house or just keep it at his until the next day. It wouldn't be until night time before he brought it back, telling me that he was gracious enough to fill the tank. From that moment on, it would have been considered "our bike" that he should be able to use when I'm not.

When I told him no, he spazzed out, telling me he didn't want to ride the piece of shit anyway, because it's not a Harley. (He's 47 years old, throwing a temper tantrum) and that his Harley (which is currently hidden in another state from his soon to be ex-wife) is a '96 and worth 5 times what mine is...blah..blah...blah.

Fucking assholes.

 

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1) Congrats on the new ride.

2) I agree with you completely. It's your bike.

Fuck them for even thinking to ask.

Fuck them harder for being babies when you said no.
 

Fustercluck

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My girl got pissed at me for not letting her ride my gsxr, I said "I'll buy you a bicycle and you have to prove to me that you can ride that first." haven't heard a peep from her on the subject since. What makes people think they can just get on a bike a ride with no experience.
 

Creasy Bear

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Damn... it sounds like you need to start hanging with a better class of people. 5 people, and even your own brother, behaving like bratty 6-year-olds because they can't have a turn on the Big Wheel.

I can't even imagine asking to ride on somebody else's motorcycle... that's some seriously juvenile shit. Romper Room shit.
 

Mags

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Damn... it sounds like you need to start hanging with a better class of people. 5 people, and even your own brother, behaving like bratty 6-year-olds because they can't have a turn on the Big Wheel.

I can't even imagine asking to ride on somebody else's motorcycle... that's some seriously juvenile shit. Romper Room shit.
Exactly get REAL friends.

A few years back I bought me a new rice rocket and a friend asked to take it around the block. I told him for $11,000 cash, he could - refundable when he brings it back intact.
He got mad and asked if he could just take it up the block and back - I gave the same answer.
 

OilyJillFart

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Damn... it sounds like you need to start hanging with a better class of people. 5 people, and even your own brother, behaving like bratty 6-year-olds because they can't have a turn on the Big Wheel.

I can't even imagine asking to ride on somebody else's motorcycle... that's some seriously juvenile shit. Romper Room shit.
All this is exactly what I was thinking as I read the OP. Get better friends. Ignore your brother's rant.

Generally speaking, you need friends at your level of income and posessions. Any significant difference and the have-nots become givesmedats.
You should be able to show your friends stuff you have so they might get ideas and obtain similar stuff of their own if they like the idea, and vice-versa.
 

Creasy Bear

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Sure you can have a spin on my bike. While you're riding my bike, I'll be brutally mouthfucking your wife/girlfriend. Good deal, huh?
 

Biff Hardslab

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I should have clarified. These aren't the only 5 people I know. I took the bike to 4th of July gatherings over the weekend. Most everybody was cool about it. They congratulated me and were happy for me. It was just 4 people and my brother that were acting like idiots. With the exception of my brother, it surprised me that they acted that way.
 
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Why do people think that's ok with bikes? Nobody would ever ask if they could drive my new car, and they're way less likely to damage the car.
 

OilyJillFart

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Why do people think that's ok with bikes? Nobody would ever ask if they could drive my new car, and they're way less likely to damage the car.
I can't grasp that either. Anyone who doesn't have a bike shouldn't expect to be trusted with one, and nobody I know who does have one would expect to use someone elses.
In the several decades I have been riding I have switched off with friends on occasion, but it has been very selective, reciprocal, and very far between.
 

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1) Congrats on the new ride.

2) I agree with you completely. It's your bike.

Fuck them for even thinking to ask.

Fuck them harder for being babies when you said no.
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weeniewawa

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you do not even ask to ride someones bike

if they trust you enough to offer, then maybe but leave it up to the owner
 

Norm Stansfield

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I don't understand why anyone would even ask, let alone get angry about the obvious answer.

I mean sure, if a friend is in need of something and I can help, ask away. Good friends can rely on each other, as long as it's a constructive relationship. But this is the exact opposite of constructive: they're asking for you to give them something you treasure (and risk damaging it) not because they need it or it will help them, but to satisfy their childish whims. It's how fuck-ups usually operate and drag people close to them down with them. Might wanna keep your distance.

That's a great looking ride, by the way.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Never owned a bike, but I have to say, that's pretty fucked up, asking someone to let them ride your bike. It's your bike, a very expensive piece of precision engineering, and not to be played with like a toy. Christ, some people are pretty fucking stupid.
 

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Did any of them even have a motorcycle endorsement on their drivers license? If not, then fuck no. Not hell no, but fuck no. And even if they did, they better leave fucking cash in my pocket for the value of the bike plus some for the time I'd have to waste fixing/replacing it. Fuck them in their ass hurt little fuck holes.
 

kidconnor

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I think it's ballsy to ask. In fact if you were a good friend of mine and offered to let me take a spin I would turn you down. I wouldn't want to do any damage to it. That bike is yours and yours alone.
 

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You're brother is a cunt. I knew somebody exactly like your brother. I was 14 and let him take my brand new motocross bike for a "quick ride" around the block. My dad had to go to the kids house the next day to get the bike back. I got grounded from the bike for a month. That fucker did it to EVERYBODY that was dumb enough to trust him.

He "borrowed" a neighbors Trans Am a couple years later and hit a pole going 100+ mph. He's borrowing gods shit and messing it up now.
 
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Damn... it sounds like you need to start hanging with a better class of people. 5 people, and even your own brother, behaving like bratty 6-year-olds because they can't have a turn on the Big Wheel.

I can't even imagine asking to ride on somebody else's motorcycle... that's some seriously juvenile shit. Romper Room shit.
This dude. Insanity. My cousin has a Dodge 3500 Diesel, 6 speed manual, 4X4, everything wrong with giant trucks driven by guys that don't use them -- and I would never think to ask him to drive it. He'd let me, he knows I know how, it's just a principal thing.

I'm on the other end of this when it comes to bikes, though... I've never been a bike guy, and my friends always try to get me to let them teach me on their $20k Harleys and shit, and I'll have no part of it. I don't like bikes, it just feels to exposed to me, and they all think I'm weird for it. As I'm sure all of you do as well now.

I'm good with mountain bikes and 250 cc dirt bikes, but the whole concept of street bikes just doesn't appeal to me in any way.