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    Millennials...Now we know

    Why Millennials Are Not Buying Motorcycles


    1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.
    2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.
    3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving.
    4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.
    5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.
    6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.
    7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.
    8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Social Studies or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available.
    9. They are allergic to fresh air.
    10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.
    11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.
    12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen.
    13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch.
    14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding.
    15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did.
    16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes.
    17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield.
    18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.
    19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face.
    20. It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.
    21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.
    22. Can't get the motorcycle down the basement stairs of their parent's home.

    Could not resist. This is too funny.

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    ....cannot get the helmet on over their man bun

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    Registered User Anyname's Avatar
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    Or they met some grumpy old farts from the MOA...
    BMW R bike rider, horizontally opposed to everything...

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    There are many millennials packing rucks with an M4 Carbine in their hands in god-forsaken places around the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPD52 View Post
    Why Millennials Are Not Buying Motorcycles

    Could not resist. This is too funny.
    I missed the "too funny" part.
    Paul F. Ruffell
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpr1200rt View Post
    man bun
    That's a gender based comment and socially unacceptable to millennial.

    "Twat Knot" is a more appropriate gender neutral comment.
    1997 R1100RT, 1981 KZ 440 LTD, R80RT, R90/6 sidecar, K1100RS,1983 K100RS (Cafe now)

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    Everything anyone needs to know about this thread is in posts #3,#4, and #5...

    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Everything anyone needs to know about this thread is in posts #3,#4, and #5...

    Best,
    DG
    yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    There are many millennials packing rucks with an M4 Carbine in their hands in god-forsaken places around the world.
    Gotta love and pray for them! There are a lot of fine men and women serving our country.

    I think most of them could laugh at the depiction of their generation just like I could laugh at the stereotypes given to mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Everything anyone needs to know about what’s wrong with the MOA is in posts #3,#4, and #5...

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    DG
    Fixed that for ya!

    I don’t know what’s happened, but to me this club has totally gotten itself into a pair of underwear that is 5 sizes too small.

    Is it not possible to laugh at ourselves any more?

    jmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    Fixed that for ya!

    I don’t know what’s happened, but to me this club has totally gotten itself into a pair of underwear that is 5 sizes too small.

    Is it not possible to laugh at ourselves any more?

    jmo

    Ian

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    There are many millennials packing rucks with an M4 Carbine in their hands in god-forsaken places around the world.
    Brave, patriotic souls all.

    Unfortunately, they are too few to be the poster child of the Millennials Generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post

    Is it not possible to laugh at ourselves any more?



    Ian
    Why laugh at ourselves when we can laugh at you?

    Eddie

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    My father was an old-school mechanical and agricultural engineer who did research in the effectiveness of farm crop harvesting machinery. He never could quite relate to my gearhead tendencies and love affair with fuel injection, mechanical at first (VW) and the electronic analog, and then digital. Just like I at age 7 decades plus a few years can't get excited about today's artificial intelligence, robotics, and other tech stuff.

    I had a 49cc moped when I was 14 and occasionally rode with (behind) my much older neighbor on his Harley 74. He would head to the bar and I would go to the swimming pool. But he put up with my youthful foolishness because he was a caring human being. Which is what we need to be as we observe a generation we fail to understand, but which is much "smarter" than us in many technical fields. They are neither inferior nor misguided (except maybe in the debt our stinginess forced them into taking on).

    Fifty years from now it will be interesting which generation is viewed as the good one and which will be viewed as not so good. As always, you may not agree. Time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajayhawkfan View Post
    Why laugh at ourselves when we can laugh at you?

    Eddie
    Always you, Eddie, always you!

    (I managed to plan another ride out of the country this September, I promise to keep it open for your BBQ in the future!)

    Ian

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