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Re: Oh It's A Yamaha
« Reply #5370 on: Jun 06, 2020, 04:11:25 pm »
When I went to register mine the guy doing the intial screening asked if this is my primary vehicle.   Not wanting to lie and get in trouble with the RMV I said no but looking back on it I should have said yes to avoid the aggravation.  I suppose if you tell them it's your primary vehicle they will do it.  That's what I'm doing for my next appointment in a week. Telling them my car is in the shop or something like that.   Crazy how they did what they did....I wrote a nasty email to the RMV and asked them who determines what's essential and non-essential.....of course....no response

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    Re: Oh It's A Yamaha
    « Reply #5371 on: Jun 06, 2020, 06:16:54 pm »
    When I went to register mine the guy doing the intial screening asked if this is my primary vehicle.   Not wanting to lie and get in trouble with the RMV I said no but looking back on it I should have said yes to avoid the aggravation.  I suppose if you tell them it's your primary vehicle they will do it.  That's what I'm doing for my next appointment in a week. Telling them my car is in the shop or something like that.   Crazy how they did what they did....I wrote a nasty email to the RMV and asked them who determines what's essential and non-essential.....of course....no response

    Yeah, but won't they be able to look up any other vehicles registered in your name and know you're lying?   Tell them you have another vehicle, but you'd like to conserve gas/money due the current financial situation caused by COVID. I bet they wouldn't say no to that.

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    Re: Oh It's A Yamaha
    « Reply #5372 on: Jun 07, 2020, 08:03:26 am »
    That's the exact reason I didn't lie at my first appointment. I have two cars registered in my name.....mine and the one my son drives.....so I figured they would bag me on that.  Hopefully this time they ease up on the restriction. I know a few people who have made recent appointments and weren't turned away

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      Re: Oh It's A Yamaha
      « Reply #5373 on: Jun 07, 2020, 10:21:23 am »
      That's the exact reason I didn't lie at my first appointment. I have two cars registered in my name.....mine and the one my son drives.....so I figured they would bag me on that.  Hopefully this time they ease up on the restriction. I know a few people who have made recent appointments and weren't turned away

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      Re: Oh It's A Yamaha
      « Reply #5374 on: Jun 07, 2020, 09:59:31 pm »
      While on a lunch run to the Texas Roadhouse who recently opened outside only with picnic tables, we were sitting in the shade waiting to be seated when a neighbor walked up and said ya got the Hog out today, eh?  Not knowing her that well for a smart comeback (since she acted like she knew Harleys) I hesitated while she repeated herself to my wife.  I then casually told her it was a Yamaha Star Custom. Ya know, sorta like an overpriced Harley CVO (only thousands less)!   :rotfl: :rotfl:   End of that conversation....   Upon leaving, a Harley rider rolls up on a really nice old Turquoise & silver springer which I admittedly enjoyed riding years ago.  While waiting for our picnic table to be cleared for him, he asked what I had and how big is that motor???   I couldn't help myself but to enlighten him on what a Star Raider is, front to rear!  He was smitten' with all the chrome and metallic orange paint---as am I every time I get her out for a run!!   LOL     :raked:   
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      Re: Oh It's A Yamaha
      « Reply #5375 on: Jul 31, 2020, 04:33:32 am »
      Why won't they register vehicles?  And how can they claim a motorcycle is non-essential?  For some that's all they have.
      Mass is run by a bunch of a$$holes, basically when it was all going down if it wasn’t your main vehicle they had the right to deny your application. Any secondary vehicle was considered a non essential.

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      Re: Oh It's A Yamaha
      « Reply #5376 on: Jul 31, 2020, 04:39:06 am »
      While on a lunch run to the Texas Roadhouse who recently opened outside only with picnic tables, we were sitting in the shade waiting to be seated when a neighbor walked up and said ya got the Hog out today, eh?  Not knowing her that well for a smart comeback (since she acted like she knew Harleys) I hesitated while she repeated herself to my wife.  I then casually told her it was a Yamaha Star Custom. Ya know, sorta like an overpriced Harley CVO (only thousands less)!   :rotfl: :rotfl:   End of that conversation....   Upon leaving, a Harley rider rolls up on a really nice old Turquoise & silver springer which I admittedly enjoyed riding years ago.  While waiting for our picnic table to be cleared for him, he asked what I had and how big is that motor???   I couldn't help myself but to enlighten him on what a Star Raider is, front to rear!  He was smitten' with all the chrome and metallic orange paint---as am I every time I get her out for a run!!   LOL     :raked:   
      :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: bet she won’t approach you in public again

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      Surprise Surprise
      « Reply #5377 on: Oct 08, 2020, 02:01:12 pm »
       Just wondering if this happens to older Raider riders. It seems more often than not when i stop for a break,coffee lunch ect. and end up talking with other riders or just people interested in bikes in general,they are often surprised that i ride a more radical [ custom looking ? ] bike like the Raider. This may be that i am soon to be 73 yrs. old and they assume i should be riding a bagger or something a little less aggressive looking and certainly smaller, especially since i am only about 5'7 and the bike looks so big next to most other bikes next to it. [ its an S.C.L. so its hard to miss ] I just tell them how easy it is to ride and i feel it fits me perfectly. I tell them it makes me feel young [ all Raider riders feel this way right ? ]Well, just thought i would throw this out there and see if i'm the lone ranger on this one.

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      Re: Oh It's A Yamaha
      « Reply #5378 on: Oct 08, 2020, 06:50:41 pm »
      Was getting gas think it was last Sunday and a guy on the other side of the tank was looking over and said what kind of bike is that and it looks pretty big. I told him what it was and that it was a 1900cc. His eyes got big and he said "1900" I said yeah it's 113 ci. Wow he said then went to tell how my Galaxy Blue 14 look like the same color as his Corvette. He really liked it but said he wasn't a bike guy. But put a grin on my face and I can't remember what was said but that same day had another compliment. Pretty cool ;D

      Then coming home from work last night up to a light and there was a bike in the left lane behind about four cars, I was on the VMax. I pulled over from the left lane to the right since no one was in that lane. This guy pulls out of his lane pulled up next to me on the right on an older Kaw. He was grinning from ear to ear asking me about it. He said Yamaha sure makes some nice lookin bikes. I told him I got one home that's better looking than this.

      We are blessed to have the nicest looking bikes on the planet. IMO 8)

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      Re: Surprise Surprise
      « Reply #5379 on: Oct 09, 2020, 05:58:49 am »
      Just wondering if this happens to older Raider riders. It seems more often than not when i stop for a break,coffee lunch ect. and end up talking with other riders or just people interested in bikes in general,they are often surprised that i ride a more radical [ custom looking ? ] bike like the Raider. This may be that i am soon to be 73 yrs. old and they assume i should be riding a bagger or something a little less aggressive looking and certainly smaller, especially since i am only about 5'7 and the bike looks so big next to most other bikes next to it. [ its an S.C.L. so its hard to miss ] I just tell them how easy it is to ride and i feel it fits me perfectly. I tell them it makes me feel young [ all Raider riders feel this way right ? ]Well, just thought i would throw this out there and see if i'm the lone ranger on this one.

      Nope...happens to me as well.  I am turning 69 soon so I am in your age group and get the same vibes.  I feel the best when I am on my Raider. :raider:
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