Excerpts from some interesting conversations about the motorcycle that I’ve had recently.
- A silver-haired gentleman in the Home Depot parking lot approaches the bike, squats down with both hands on his knees and examines the engine.
“Nice looking bike. ” (pronounced back) “That thing water cooled?” he asks, squinting.
“Yes. Here’s the radiator, and here you have an oil cooler.”
“How about that! I said ‘I thought that looked like a water cooled bike’ but I didn’t know they started doing that with bikes!”
“No really, they’ve been doing it, I dunno, since the seventies.”
“Oh, well there you go. I haven’t messed with bikes since the sixties…”
- One of the (female) tenants at my office building approaches me as I’m de-helmeting:
“It’s so nice to finally meet someone with a Ninja like mine!”
“Thank you. It’s not a Ninja, though. It’s a Suzuki SV.”
“Oh. Well …mine’s red too….”