Why are people staring at me?
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    Member glas482's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    1989 TW200 Cincinnati, OH
    I need some expert help with this one.

    On this beautiful Southwest Ohio day after my chores I decided to ride over to my folks for a visit. I took a new route that wound through the golden brown fields of corn and soybeans waiting to be harvested. During my chat with mom and dad I mentioned that I have a few big trees down in my pasture that will need cleaning up. Of course my dad had a helpful solution. The trip over was uneventful but on the same route back something had changed. So as I'm headed home I have to go through a couple of small towns and noticed that I was getting some funny looks as I went past the families out on their porches and in their yards. One kid went so far as to point me out to his dad packing the trunk of the their car. Sitting at the intersections was like being in a fish bowl. Even the usually cool and reserved fellow bikers were in on it. I got a double take from the babe on the back of a Goldwing. It's like they have never seen a TW before. I took a look at my bike when I got home and didn't see anything unusual. Maybe some fellow TW owners can find something amiss.

    89 TW200
    08 V Strom DL650
    71 Honda CB350

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    Senior Member ATXthumper's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Austin, TX
    maybe your shirt was on inside out. that happened to me once and everyone stared but nobody told me..
    '01 TW200: Tusk D-Flex Handguards w/ Spoilers, Pro Taper Grips, LEDs in Idiot Lights, Headlight Rockguard, Stearns Seat Pad, Oversized Footpegs and a Loud Ass Horn -SOLD
    '91 TW200: Bone Stock

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    Senior Member Xracer's Avatar
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    Lake Placid,Florida
    They all wanted to know where you got your seat cover. I get stopped and asked all the time.

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    Senior Member disenfranchised's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    I think they're just used to cargo netting being behind the rider.

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    Senior Member dstock@alaska.net's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    None of those, it is the unusual red color of your TW

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    Senior Member betopimienta's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Next time put some clothes on before you ride your motorcycle, then they won't stare at you.

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    Member eaglescall's Avatar
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    Kirkland, WA
    I like the paint job - it looks good!

    Observation and Question: Hmmm, chainsaw with a long bar on it - have to wonder what kind of helmet you wearing and what you might have resembled !? Halloween is just around the corner you know!

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    Senior Member Rainman's Avatar
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    Ephrata, WA
    Its the chrome mirrors. Chrome on a TW is rare, but very nice looking.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    Junior Member aktw200's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    "Hey, look at that dude with a chain saw stuck up his a$$ riding that funny looking motorcycle!"
    2007 TW200, Café Shield, Rear Cyclerack, Ricochet Skid Plate.

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    Senior Member elime's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Was the "barn door" closed?
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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