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Old 09-20-2012, 04:15 PM   #16
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Only the Ducati Streetfighter is named, and is "Sleipnir".

In Norse mythology, Sleipnir is Odin's 8-legged war horse, and is an appropriate name, considering its performance.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #17
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I call my '11 FJR "The Filthy Whore" , 'cause I rider her hard and she makes me go too fast. Lover her anyway.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:20 PM   #18
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I do name my bikes but in reality I usually refer to them by either their color or model designation.

I call my K1100LT "The Alien" because of all of the lights I've got on it.

I call my K1100RS "Kato" because of the action figure I have mounted on it:

I call my K75 the "K75F" because it's a Frankenbrick built from the ground up with parts from lord knows how different years and models of K bikes.

I call my other K1100RS the "$300 bike" because I scored it on CL for $500 and sold the bags for $200 so that was my net cost.

I call my K1 "The K1."
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #19
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My buell uly I've named "la moto" and my moto martin is called "martin"!!
Do I have a fan club yet?
I don't drink to get drunk, I get drunk because I drink (las palmas)
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #20
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No names... yet.

I've had my blue FJR for about two months now, and already have 5,000 miles on her. But she doesn't have a name, yet, though. However, choosing a name is something I seriously ponder when I'm riding.

Right now I'm trying to decide between "Blue Angel" and "Blue Bomber." Not sure I like either name. Yet. We'll see if one name grows on me, or if something else occurs to me.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #21
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Two 1994 Elefants at the moment.

Lucky Explorer, rough around the edges but set up for off road - Surus
Burgundy and black, immaculately preserved and well maintained commuter - Ruby

Surus was Hannibal's (Not the A-team, ya cretins) war elephant, the only survivor of the crossing of the Alps to sack Rome.

Ruby is an elephant that paints. She's got class and culture. ha ha.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #22
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My 650 V-strom goes by the name Athena, as my strom is a bit like the Greek god.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:02 PM   #23
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My red Honda Rebel 250 - The Wee Beastie
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V-Strom 650 Adventure "Maxwell"
DR-Z400s "Little Donkey2"
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #24
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My SV 650 = The SV.

My PC 800 = The PC.

X the DY.

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Old 09-20-2012, 09:51 PM   #25
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Only 16 year old girls name their vehicles.

I refer to my SV as "the SV"
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:40 PM   #26
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Never really "named" my bikes, but they have been called names.......................
I do refer to my 07 Ural Patrol as my "pet troll", a term of endearment, it has become my all time favorite bike.

My wifes cars are always named "it".
You know,

Fix "it"
Wash "it"
Get the groceries out of "it"
Check the oil in "it"

I hate "it"
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:07 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by windmill View Post

My wifes cars are always named "it".
You know,

Fix "it"
Wash "it"
Get the groceries out of "it"
Check the oil in "it"

I hate "it"

I'm gonna steal that one!

A few times I've referred to my bike as a "short-skirted harlot." V-Star Customs have shorter fenders than Classics, thus the moniker.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #28
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I named my bike Beeker after this guy:

04 DL650

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:37 AM   #29
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OMG, and I thought that I was the only one that neurotic.

The /5 is named "Edril". 1970's Hobbit/Middle Earthe or somesuch. I disremember what.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:12 AM   #30
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I think naming inanimate objects is stupid, and yet I still wind up doing it.

My bike is "The Mighty KLR" because it seems to be indestructible.

My '79 Austin Mini 850 is "Cecil", named after the tortoise in the Bugs Bunny Cartoons. 37hp but faster than you'd suspect.

'65 F100 pickup is simply "Big Red", because it's both big and red.

Haven't really named my BMW race car yet, but it needs some kind of feminine slut name because she likes to be beat on mercilessly and asks for more.
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