Great motorcycle quotes and wisdom...

For Dave and leakcheck

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

“200mph, no hands. Damn that’d be cool... right up to the part where you die.” – A. Duthie

“Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls.” – Stirling Moss

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

Seen on a motorcycle’s rearviews:
“Warning: objects seen in mirror are disappearing rapidly”

Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.

Life may begin at 30, but it doesn’t get real interesting until about 150.

“Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death...” – Hunter Thompson

“Keep thy eye on the tach, thine ears on the engine, least thy whirlybits seek communion with the sun” – John 4:50

You start the game with a full pot o’ luck and an empty pot o’ experience. The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting GERONIMO!

I believe in treating everyone with respect, but, first you have to get their attention.

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” – Larry McMurtry

I want to leave this world the same way I came into it: Screaming and covered in blood.

Kansas: home of the highway with 318 miles and 11 curves.

Midnight bugs taste best.

Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.

NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.

Home is where your bike sits still long enough to leave a few drops of oil on the ground.

Bikes don’t leak oil, they mark their territory.

Don’t ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

Pie and coffee are as important as petrol.

98% of all Harleys ever sold are still on the road. The other 2% made it home.

If you want to get a job, you may have to compromise your principals (you may even have to shave).

Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you’ll ride alone.

A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good lover.

A cold hamburger can be reheated quite nicely by strapping it to an exhaust pipe and riding forty miles.

A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived.

There is nothing more obscene than a new bike on a trailer.

Young riders pick a destination and go... Old riders pick a direction and go.

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.

Always back your bike into the curb, and sit where you can see it.

A motorcycle can’t sing on the streets of a city.

Keep your bike in good repair: Motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.

If the bike isn’t braking properly, you don’t start by rebuilding the engine.

Remember to pay as much attention to your partner as you do your carburetor.

Well-trained reflexes are better than luck.

Good coffee should be indistinguishable from 50 weight motor oil.

The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

When you’re riding lead, don’t spit.

If the person in the next lane at the stoplight rolls up the window and locks the door, support their view of life by snarling at them.

A friend is someone who’ll get out of bed at 2 am to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere to get you when you’re broken down.

Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt @ 70 mph can double your vocabulary.

If you want to get somewhere before sundown, you can’t stop at every tavern.

Don’t lead the pack unless you know where you’re going.

Beware the rider who says the bike never breaks down.

Don’t argue with an 18-wheeler.

A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

If you can’t get it going with bungee cords and electrician’s tape, it’s serious.

If you ride like there’s no tomorrow, there won’t be.

Bikes parked out front mean good chicken-fried steak inside.

Gray-haired riders don’t get that way from pure luck.

There are drunk riders. There are old riders. There are NO old, drunk riders.

Thin leather looks good in the bar, but it won’t save your butt from “road rash” if you go down.

Patience is the ability to keep your motor idling.

Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

There are those who have crashed and there is those that will crash.

Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly.

"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end." Ursula K. LeGuin

"I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle" - Anon

"I don't want a pickle, I just want ride on my motorcikle. I don't want to die, I just want a ride on my motorcy.........cle." - Arlo Guthry

From my neighbor (one arm Frank), who rides a Harley Trike... " I rather push my Harley, then ride a Suzuki".

Ride as if your life depended on it!

Learning to ride at 41 is better than never learning to ride at all!