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Old 03-04-2013, 02:00 PM   #181
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I don't really have a name for my bike, but I kind of feel like it has a personality. I know that a lot of riders refer to their bikes as women (example: "Yup, she's a beauty." or "This baby right here". I would imagine that my bike would be a guy, kind of like a good friend who is always up for going on an adventure. I can't really imagine going on a trip for days on end driving with a woman, we would just get lost and start arguing

how a conversation would go if my bike could talk:

"Hey Fz6, wanna go ride through the canyons all day and try to get my knee down"
"Hell yeah, dude. Let's go!"

"Hey Fz6, do you mind if I put this dumb broad on the back of you in the hopes of getting some ass?"
"Sure thing man. you should try revving the engine every so often, i hear girls like that stuf . Oh me, don't even worry about adjusting my suspension or anything, just go have fun."
"sweet, thanks."

"Hey Fz6, I have a midterm to do, can I just change your oil and chain later?"
"yeah I'm good. Just get around to it sometime this month."

If my bike were a woman, I would probably have to change the oil evey 3000 miles, and then she would get on her period and drain a quart of it every so often .
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #182
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My '77 Husqvarna WR250 - Old Satan. Because it temps me to do BAD things that will not end well for me.

'92 Ex500 - Michelle. After an old girlfriend. Because I never knew if she would break my heart or break my arm, but she sure was pretty to look at and fun to ride!

'86 Honda XL250 - Thumper. Of course.

'08 KLR - Tiller. Because if I'm not careful it makes the yard look like I've been through it with a roto-tiller.

'89 Chevy C1500 - Old Faithful. It doesn't break. Ever.

'91 Geo Metro - Dick Turpin. Because it's always holding people up on the highway.

Last but not least, my '01 Polaris trailblazer - usually just call it START, DAMMIT. The only part of this AMERICAN atv that I've ever had problems with is the JAPANESE engine.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #183
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My girlfriend started this whole bike naming thing... she names a lot of inanimate objects. Anyway,
2010 Triumph Tiger 1050 is "Pearl" (the faster black color... so go ahead and make the Pirates of the Caribbean link).
The 2006 Uly was "Sally"
My daughter's Buell XB9s is "Sissy"
and, my 2009 Buell 1125CR was "Jezebel"
What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #184
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #185
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all vehicles have been named! They are as much a part of the family as any other soul!

red VFR 750 - Ace

Yamaha R1 Raven - holy shitballs

BMW 650 twin - Dorothy (because of her beautiful ruby red slippers and adventures to OZ!)

GMC suv - came pre-named Jimmy. i hated that bastard more than any thing i have ever owned...engine blew a piston climbing a mountain pass leaving my GF and i stranded.

Nissan Maxima - once again, prenamed Max

aaaand My fave, 2005 Jeep Cherokee limited - it usually ends up resembling a dog beach by the end of our adventuring with it. fur, rocks, wood, beer bottles, and paddles, bikes and babes make this vehicle feel at home.

great thread!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:52 AM   #186
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Whoa, forgot about this thread. Since I last posted a Husky TR650 has joined the stable. It is appropriately named Ginger, since it is a redhead.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:01 PM   #187
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I call my GS "The Fridge" because it's white.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #188
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A thumpy Buell Cyclone named Turbulence, or Turbo for short
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #189
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Blue 09 Triumph Tiger 1050ABS, call her Diana.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #190
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Sophia. She's a slow gray 2011 tu250x. Seems to like water. Something about a flood in her early days.

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Old 09-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #191
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I feel so ashamed, I just ride the Bitch!!!! I did not say that
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:52 PM   #192
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guaranteed to relive all built up anxieties...
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #193
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I've got a bike named black betty, because she isn't pretty but rides smooth I have a buddy whose bike's previous owner broke both his legs against a guardrail riding it, we call his bike voodoo. I have another buddy who's bike leaks oil, we call it the titanic
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #194
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This one I call Tina... As in Patina

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:52 AM   #195
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That's a funny lookin' brake pedal on that rig ...

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