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...to all those riders around Charleston, SC, who've been giving me that one-handed wave over the past month.

Sorry for not waving back, but it just doesn't seem like a good idea to be taking my hands off the handlebars at this early stage in my riding career.

Proud 3rd owner, 2002 SV650N, MSF/helmeted/jacketed/gloved with 300 miles in the past month. Hello!
 

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dude dont worry about it. Im sure they got pissy at first but probably came to the conclusion that you were a squid and didnt care. Im sure once you get around and meet up with guys they will understand. Besides if you have T-tags aint no one gonna say nottin
 

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Dont worry about it. Noone will get their nickers in a twist over it or lose any sleep I am sure. If your really that concerned a simple head nod is as good as anything.

BTW, welcome to SVR and keep the rubber side down.
 

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No worries man. Most can tell if you're new or just didn't see them. I wave to everyone regardless if they wave back. If they don't return it, there's no reason to get upset so I don't think anyone else is going to get tweaked over a missed wave.

Although the Harley guy giving my group the 1 finger wave irked me a bit, I wouldn't recommend that move.
 

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I think some people do get tweaked over people not waving back. But let that be their problem...the cat probably ****** in their Wheaties or something! I second the head nod--it's not always as easy for another rider to see your salute, but it's safer!

Welcome to the community. Ride safe, and have a great time!
 

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just give them a nod at least ;D
 

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Welcome, around here I hardly ever get a waive back from cruisers, but have gotten waves while being passed by sportbikes, even an old ratbike. I usually will keep my thumb around the bar and give a little wave with my clutch hand (not when shifting & using the clutch though).
 

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Hi V-Man, Welcome to SVR.

No need to worry about waving or not, its like 50 / 50 anyway. You just didn't see them, lol.

Have fun and ride safe!

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welcome, have fun in charleston, i miss that place. by that place i mean the trawler, vickory's, t-bonz, kilwin's, a.w. shucks, tommy condons, bocci, cominsky's, folly beach, isle of palms and a short trip to myrtle.
 

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There are times I don't wave back either. Like when I have the clutch in coming to a stop, or I am accelerating, going through a corner ect. Just nod your head or don't worry about it.

Welcome to the group. I think you will find this forum a great place to hang out.
 

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i just give 'um 2 fingers up on my clutch hand, i don't take my hand off just to wave at somebody, if i've got my left hand on my leg or tank[low speed], i'll give a full hand wave...or a head nod at a light/stop sign
 

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When my hands are occupied or I'm feeling kinda frisky, I'll wave a leg at 'em. That's fun, especially for us old timers!
 
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