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I was riding with a couple of friends saturday and at our first stop someone came up and asked about my bike. My friends commented that they don't get that very often. It seems pretty regular to me. Anyway, I was wondering how often people stop and talk to you about your bike.

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most people wanna know "what color is the paint? its not a common color" thats becasue it was only used 1 year for the 100th annversary
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Especially when it's clean! I went for a ride yesterday, and every time I STOPPED, someone would do a walk around. I stopped to pee at a store, came out and was having a cigarette in the shade, and 4 separate times in 10 minutes, people came out, did a walk around and then stood there looking at it.
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I voted "Who Cares" but I actually get a kick of people who ask about
my ride....All untrained eyes, prob' non-riders.
Questions like, "New Bike. Huh?" or "Nice Harley". I laugh as I tell them,
" It's 19 years old and still runs Great !"
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most people wanna know "what color is the paint? its not a common color" thats becasue it was only used 1 year for the 100th annversary
We have custom air brushing and paint on ours, plus a lot of chrome.



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Custom paint first draws folks in, then general sound and overall appearance once they get past the shark art!!!

It always draws interested onlookers.
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Purple is an eye catching color, the chrome draws em in for a look see.
she always gets compliments from the Ladies and the kids.
it has even stopped old guys cold in thier tracks.
I love my sporty.
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Purple is an eye catching color, the chrome draws em in for a look see.
she always gets compliments from the Ladies and the kids.
it has even stopped old guys cold in thier tracks.
I love my sporty.
Mine is purple too. I get ribbed about it at work (girls bike, girl color and all that jazz...mostly from non-riders) but I get a pile of folks asking about it or complimenting me when I am out.
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Love when a little ol lady at walmart stops for a peek!! I get comments from all kinds of folks, some times even at the stop light. The thing I like the most is when they ask "Who did-----" and I say "I did" or when they ask my wife the same questions about her scoot and she answers with a smile "my husband". The best are little kid on the street corner with a smile on his face and his fingers in his ears!! Love these machines!!
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I usually hear something on every distance ride I take.
I ride daily and I usually get some feedback every other time or so.

I also want to vote #5 cause I really dont care, but it is nice to see people still appreciate good ol American Iron.
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