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Old 02-23-2013, 04:47 PM   #166
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My Thruxton goes by Genevieve. She's a right proper British bike so figured I'd give her a French name.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:53 PM   #167
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I have been toying with calling my 05 Sprint "Silver" which is it's color. Alas, the "Hi Ho" carp annoys me to no end. So. My thought is to call it "Silver" with a kind of sub-title, "The Special (most exciting?) Shade of Gray". Or something along that line. It is often a delicate and time consuming process to find a great and proper name for a bike.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #168
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08 X-Country. Sabine. After Sabine Schmitz, the fast girl from Top Gear.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #169
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The Goldwing is "the Goldwing"
The Nighthawk, "the Nighthawk"

The other two came prenamed,

300EXC is "Butterscotch", cause of the early KTM color
The CX500 Project is "Willis" cause that's what's painted on one of the sidecovers.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:28 PM   #170
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In the room? Well, that's secure!
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:50 PM   #171
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"The bike" , maybe on a good day "The DL"

It's such a good bike I don't have to synthesise emotional attachments to cover up the downsides of owning it.

(Leave that to the Euro crowd)

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #172
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Don't have to name mine - they're color coded.

There is a red one that's not pictured and its an XR80 so it has been known as the "Little Red One"
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:15 AM   #173
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The BMW 1200GS --- Lilli
The XR650L ----- Das Mule

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #174
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1200 GS - Gertrud Schatz, aka Tuddi...
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #175
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Big bike, Valkyrie Interstate "Hondapottamus"
Little Bike, DRZ400 SM "Trouble"
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #176
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i use to have a goldwing that i called the bike-a-bago.
to ignore the facts does not change the facts
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #177
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Formally - my motorcycle

Informally - my bike

Occasionally - the effing heap of shit

I have not had occasion to use the last for many years now. I discovered unreliability is more a reflection on the owner's lack of attention to routine maintenance, than inherent in most machines.
there are old motorcyclists and bold motorcyclists
but you seldom meet an old, bold motorcyclist
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #178
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Have tools, will travel!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #179
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My '68 Honda CB350: "Old Faithful"
My '86 Suzuki Savage: "The Virgin Whore"
My 2011 Triumph Bonneville T100: This one has recently suggested "Hope."
...success['s]...false resemblance to merit deceives men. --Victor Hugo
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:33 AM   #180
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Thunderbolt. That's what my dad called her and I kept it.
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