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Old 09-21-2012, 09:05 AM   #46
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Ducati 1098 - "Sophia", like a beautiful but temperamental Italian mistress.

Kawasaki ZZR1200 - "The Batcycle"

Husqvarna TE610 - "El Coyote"

Kawasaki KLX250S - "The Green Hornet"

Triumph Tiger 800XC - um, just "The Tiger"
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #47
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I had an FXRP at work that I called "Christine" because no one could ride it but me. Three guys tried and 3 guys went to the hospital.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #48
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"my DRZ"

"my KTM"

some of yinz guys are just plain weird.

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #49
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Eloh Nvnohi Soquili, which is Cherokee for “Earth Road Horse” because I couldn’t find a word for pony in the Cherokee language data base page. Mostly she is called “Eloh” for short or any number of other lesser words of Germanic origin when I find that the gas tank must once again be removed to do some trivial task








My former bike was The Flying Pumkin- or "Punkin" for short



Although when I bought her my friend called her "The Rolling Maytag" cause she rattled like an unbalanced dishwasher with the bad tires and shocks on the ride home.



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Old 09-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #50
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Eloh Nvnohi Soquili, which is Cherokee for “Earth Road Horse” because I couldn’t find a word for pony in the Cherokee language data base page. Mostly she is called “Eloh” for short or any number of other lesser words of Germanic origin when I find that the gas tank must once again be removed to do some trivial task




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How do you like that Kenda on the front?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #51
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My TDM is Theadora Da Moto or Thea for short...

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:19 AM   #52
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This one kinda named herself:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30421.0
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:31 AM   #53
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:11 PM   #54
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My TDM is Theadora Da Moto or Thea for short...
Wow, TDMs coming out of the woodwork here!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #55
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How do you like that Kenda on the front?
Over all its pretty good- Hard to find a decent DS tire for deTedium. Its only rated to 90MPH on pavement and about 85 it has a little weave to it. I told my wife I guess I wasn't going to be going over 85 any more and she sais "you mean you were before?"

Its got 4K miles on it and looks good- not anywhere near 1/2 worn yet.

Over all it does what one would expect: not quite as tight on the corners as a true steet tire, not as good offroad as a paddle/knobbie but certainly doiable for dirt, gravel, rock and moderate sand.

Mud and deep sand not so much.





After the pony took a dirt nap I read up and think lowering the tire pressure probably would help- I am a big dude and tend towards hooliganism on the street so I keep em pretty tight on the pavement. I need one of those aux air pumps so I can adjust for mud.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #56
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This is Sophia. The name sounded italian and like a redhead.


This is Klaudia, since she's a k-bike


My 1150GS is called T.W. for the Tuetonic Warthog. There's just no way it looks pretty.
I ride Klaudia's twin sister! And damn what a ride she is!

Klaudia and Sophia have made me rethink the naming thing. At least for a beast as sexy as the K!

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #57
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DR650 = D.R.U.G.

955 Sprint ST = Stella

R1200 = Ogg

F650 Dakar = DAK

GL1000 = FrankenWing

XR1200X = REX (now a 1450)
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:32 PM   #58
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #59
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I do often refer to my R12 GSA as Bikeopotamus, for obvious reasons...

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