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I stumbled across this article from the "Japan Times." It's dated April 20, 2000, so hardly breaking news, but I find it interesting that the TW at least at that time was the "must have" motorcycle if you were a Japanese youth looking to ride a "Babe Magnet." Have a look at the article - it's interesting reading.



What I find really interesting is how this bike can be a starting "platform" for so many different kinds of mods from backcountry adventure bike to "babe magnet." I think I'm gonna stick with may basic factory setup. (Except perhaps for a Bronco paint job -
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I've only had mine for a short time now and I freely admit that I did not get it to score with chicks.























That said, I'm immensely open to that side effect.
 

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I owned my TW before I met my wife, but I don't think she even saw me on it prior to us getting married. Sooo, no chick magnet here. Me that is:blink: .



I did get some compliments when I owned my Harley. Problem was they were complimenting the Harley and not me.
 

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the only girls that have ever talked to me about my TW were two lesbians outside of autozone. they were actually fairly hot, but i am unfortunately married. i almost had a wreck on the way home thinking about the possibilities.
 

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I don't get a lot of attention from girls while I ride my TW around the streets of So.Cal. Now when I take our Sportster out for a ride it is amazing the comments and looks I get from girls; it's like the sound triggers something. I'm not a guy who flirts (I'm married) but I've had girls pull-up next to me at stop lights and start conversations. I rode it in to work one day and it was like I scored another ten points on the cools scale with the twenty-something girls who work in our office. I don't get the same response when I go places on the TW, however I ride my TW a lot more than I do the H-D.



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[quote name='Kev250R' date='28 October 2010 - 09:35 PM' timestamp='1288330542' post='6566']

I don't get a lot of attention from girls while I ride my TW around the streets of So.Cal. Now when I take our Sportster out for a ride it is amazing the comments and looks I get from girls; it's like the sound triggers something. I'm not a guy who flirts (I'm married) but I've had girls pull-up next to me at stop lights and start conversations. I rode it in to work one day and it was like I scored another ten points on the cools scale with the twenty-something girls who work in our office. I don't get the same response when I go places on the TW, however I ride my TW a lot more than I do the H-D.



Kevin. I live in wilmington.
 

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Hi Kevin,

Nice story.



Craig Vetter spoke in Ohio at the Vintage Days swap meet and highlighted his streamlined two wheel motorcycle.



He said that met won't give him the time of day on it but he has found it to be a "Chick Magnet" because it's about becoming Green

and having a practical ride.



I think the TW is the Rodney Dangerfield of bikes. I have men come up to me all the time wanting to know what it is and where I got it.

They all like it. I've not found a single girl or woman attracted to me or the bike.



No worries. The TW is an experience, it's a life style.



You can keep her stock as I have or heavily modify her as many in Japan have done. Are they wanting a fast, crotch rocket that looks like a striped down enduro? I don't know, can't speak for them. I just like her the way they made her.



I plan to develop an OIL Cooler kit for the TW and put it on the market as a ready to install product. It will take a few months to comlete but I think well worth the efforts.



Other then that I have a few others things I want to do to my bike but in the end will keep much of it bone stock.



I bought it because I liked it the way it was not the way it could be. Even if it doesn't get me a date! Besides, I'm married and my wife loves to ride on back with me. And this last weekend I shared a wonderful time with a beautiful near 17 year old girl, (my lovely daughter Jenna) who rode into Indiana with me on some nice hilly woods lined roads and we found the only brick factory of it's kind still in existence right there in Cayuga, Indiana. We ate pie at the Covered Bridge Restruant and hot chocolate to warm us up, then continue to scout the area on my 2010 TW.



No other bike has given me so much fun.
 

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Hi Kevin,

Nice story.



Craig Vetter spoke in Ohio at the Vintage Days swap meet and highlighted his streamlined two wheel motorcycle.



He said that met won't give him the time of day on it but he has found it to be a "Chick Magnet" because it's about becoming Green

and having a practical ride.



I think the TW is the Rodney Dangerfield of bikes. I have men come up to me all the time wanting to know what it is and where I got it.

They all like it. I've not found a single girl or woman attracted to me or the bike.



No worries. The TW is an experience, it's a life style.



You can keep her stock as I have or heavily modify her as many in Japan have done. Are they wanting a fast, crotch rocket that looks like a striped down enduro? I don't know, can't speak for them. I just like her the way they made her.



I plan to develop an OIL Cooler kit for the TW and put it on the market as a ready to install product. It will take a few months to comlete but I think well worth the efforts.

Okay so i've only had my tw for three weeks now and not a single look from girls.... Maybe cuz i'm a girl???
but lots of comments from the guys out there! Mostly wandering what the hell kind of bike is that?

Other then that I have a few others things I want to do to my bike but in the end will keep much of it bone stock.



I bought it because I liked it the way it was not the way it could be. Even if it doesn't get me a date! Besides, I'm married and my wife loves to ride on back with me. And this last weekend I shared a wonderful time with a beautiful near 17 year old girl, (my lovely daughter Jenna) who rode into Indiana with me on some nice hilly woods lined roads and we found the only brick factory of it's kind still in existence right there in Cayuga, Indiana. We ate pie at the Covered Bridge Restruant and hot chocolate to warm us up, then continue to scout the area on my 2010 TW.



No other bike has given me so much fun.
 

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I've been asked for rides by various girls around campus, but my girlfriend is very territorial




I'd say it could work as a chick magnet...maybe...
 

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My wife keeps chickens in our back yard. Once a week or so, I ride the TW to the bait shop to get crickets and we feed them to the chicks as a treat. When the chickens see me with the crickets they run to me as fast as they can.



Does this count?
 

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[quote name='Truelight' date='27 October 2010 - 08:16 AM' timestamp='1288196162' post='6441']

I stumbled across this article from the "Japan Times." It's dated April 20, 2000, so hardly breaking news, but I find it interesting that the TW at least at that time was the "must have" motorcycle if you were a Japanese youth looking to ride a "Babe Magnet." Have a look at the article - it's interesting reading.



What I find really interesting is how this bike can be a starting "platform" for so many different kinds of mods from backcountry adventure bike to "babe magnet." I think I'm gonna stick with may basic factory setup. (Except perhaps for a Bronco paint job -
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Babe Magnet is total crap. Its like if you had a car as a teen situation. Girls wanted a ride to get away. TW were soo popular cause any bike 250cc and below didn't need to get Japanese Government Inspection for biannual inspections. Scooters are more popular than any other bike since they are cheaper. Oh and it seems there is a stoplight every 50ft and shifting is a hassle then.
 

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Never had a woman give me a second look while riding the TW. The wife refuses to ride with me and always mumbles something under her breath about refusing to grow up and not being to bright. I did have a large biker dude clad in leather riding a Harley smile at me and say something about nice bike. I think he wanted a date. Has anyone ever seen a TW do one hundred miles an hour on one wheel
 

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The TW is a chick magnet..........I bought one!




Now there you have it guys. Proof the TW is a chick magnet!



Way to go mtngirl, I'm still smiling after reading your response!
 

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My girlfriend loves mine! As a matter of fact, she was the one that pointed the little fat-tired beast oit to me. I was trying to decide between a street bike and a dirt bike for my first brand new bike from a dealership and ended up right in the middle with my TW. Everyone needs to buy a brand new bike or car at least once in their life. It's kind of like having your own kid as opposed to adopting one




... no offense meant by the adoption comment.
 
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