Motorcycle Quotes

  • Enkele uitspraken omtrent motorrijders en motorijden waar ik me wel kan in thuis vinden…

  • 200mph, no hands. Damn that’d be cool… right up to the part where you die. (A. Duthie)

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.

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

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

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

  • Always replace the cheapest parts first.

  • Beware the rider who says the bike never breaks down.

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

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

  • Burn rubber, not your soul, baby. (Biker Boyz)

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

  • Careless torque costs lives.

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

  • Don’t argue with an 18 wheeler.

  • Don’t lead the pack if you don’t know where you’re going.

  • Don’t make a reputation you’ll have to live down or run away from later.

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

  • Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don’t. Some can’t.

  • Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death… (Hunter Thompson)

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

  • God didn’t create metal so that man could make paper clips!

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

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

  • I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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

  • I’d rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.

  • If she changes her oil more than she changes her mind follow her.

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

  • If the countryside seems boring, stop, get off your bike, and go sit in the ditch long enough to appreciate what was here before the asphalt came.

  • 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.

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

  • If you don’t ride in the rain, you don’t ride.

  • If you really want to know what’s going on, watch what’s happening at least five cars ahead.

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

  • If you ride like lightning, you gonna crash like thunder

  • If you think you don’t need a helmet, you probably don’t.

  • If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. (Larry McMurtry)

  • If you want to complain about the pace being set by the road captain, you better be prepared to lead the group yourself.

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

  • It didn’t look that far on the map.

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

  • It takes both pistons and cylinders to make a bike run. One is not more important than the other.

  • It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.

  • It’s a world with 20,000 television channels…get as far away from it as you can.

  • It’s not what you ride, it’s your attitude that it counts.

  • Keep the paint up, and the rubber down!

  • Keep thy eye on the tach and thine ears on the engine lest thy whirlybits seek communion with the sun.

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

  • Learn to do counterintuitive things that may someday save your butt.

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

  • Life is too short for traffic. (Dan Bellack)

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

  • Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow!

  • What a Ride! (Hunter S. Thompson)

  • Maintenance is as much art as it is science.

  • Middle age starts when you have been warned to slow down, not by a motorcycle cop, but by your doctor.

  • Midnight bugs taste best.

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

  • NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.

  • Never be afraid to slow down.

  • Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.

  • Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.

  • Never mistake horsepower for staying power.

  • Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly.

  • Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence.

  • No matter what marque you ride, it’s all the same wind.

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

  • Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. (Mac McCleary)

  • Patience is the ability to keep your motor idling.

  • People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.

  • People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

  • Practice wrenching on your own bike.

  • Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph. (Jim Samuels)

  • Remember the time when sex was safe and motorcycles where dangerous.

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

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

  • Ride as if your life depended on it!

  • Ride, eat, sleep…repeat.

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

  • Routine maintenance should never be neglected.

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

  • Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy.

  • Sleep with one arm through the spokes and keep your pants on.

  • Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.

  • Sometimes the best communication happens when you’re on separate bikes.

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

  • that’s all the motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel. (Robert M. Pirsig)

  • The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

  • The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.

  • The perfect man? A poet on a motorcycle. (Lucinda Williams)

  • The twisties, not the superslabs, separate the riders from the squids.

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

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

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

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

  • Warning: objects seen in mirror are disappearing rapidly

  • Well-trained reflexes are better than luck.

  • What do you call a cyclist who doesn’t wear a helmet? An organ donor. (David Perry)

  • Whatever it is, it’s better in the wind.

  • When you look down the road, it seems to never end, but you better believe it does.

  • When you’re riding lead don’t spit.

  • Winter is Nature’s way of telling you to polish.

  • Work to ride and ride to work.

  • You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.

  • You don’t stop riding because you’re getting old, but you get old when you stop riding.

  • 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.

  • You’re the guy that’ll be sneaking out of your bedroom at three o’clock in the morning to look at your bike.

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