What's your bike's name?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by VozProto, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. MotorCade

    MotorCade Rugby whore

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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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  2. Phunkshun

    Phunkshun ...Uh....yeah....right???

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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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  3. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    My red Honda Rebel 250 - The Wee Beastie
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  4. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    My SV 650 = The SV.

    My PC 800 = The PC.

    :1drink
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  5. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    Only 16 year old girls name their vehicles.

    I refer to my SV as "the SV"
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  6. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Never really "named" my bikes, but they have been called names.......................:wink:
    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" :norton
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  7. Bogfarth

    Bogfarth Fridge Magnet Safety Tester

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    :oscarI'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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  8. MikeJansen

    MikeJansen Lost

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    I named my bike Beeker after this guy:

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    04 DL650

    Mike
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  9. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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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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  10. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

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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. :wink:
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  11. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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    My girlfriend refers to her KL250SF as "Thumper". Therefore she's started calling my Vstrom 1000 Bambi. 'Cos Bambi is Thumper's friend.

    Bambi and Thumper:
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  12. Jacl-Kampuchea

    Jacl-Kampuchea Booze Merchant

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    My AX-1 is known as "You Bitch" or "Good Bitch" depending on the day.

    The KTM EXC was named by my wife "Moto Skuit, skuit" - "crazy bike" in English.

    The DR is "Durr"

    Unusual for me to use those names with other people.
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  13. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    I named My 09 Kawasaki Versys Elwood after This guy
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    And my 06 KLR650 Kermit..
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    After this guy of course, because its not easy being green or a KLR
    :lol3
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  14. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    No names here.
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  15. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    "Your Mother".

    As in, "I rode the shit out of Your Mother today".
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  16. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    Airheads sorta lend themselves to it:

    The Kaiser.

    Pearl.

    Jesse.
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  17. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    who makes the screen you have on the 250
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  18. Powershouse

    Powershouse Flower Sniffer

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    The only bike I've ever named...
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  19. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    This isn't all of them- some of them didn't stick around long enough or have enough personality to get named.

    '82 Virago 920: El Diablo (technically La Diabla is probably more correct? The bike was evil and female.)
    '93 Seca II: Reba
    '85 FJ1100: Maverick (Kept writing checks I couldn't cash)
    '00 KLR650: BGDPB (Big Green Dual Purpose Bike)
    '01 Aprilia Falco: Bettie (Page)
    '04 FJR1300: Bongo (From Matt Groening's Life in Hell comic strip, after a [former] girlfriend near sideswiped me and took off one mirror.)
    '83 Maxim 550: Zippy
    '06 DRZ400SM: Bart (Simpson- "IDidn'tDoItNobodySawMeDoItYouCan'tProveAnything")
    '12 Tiger800XC: The new hotness hasn't told me it's name yet.

    There's an '89 VTR250 that may be Crockett; I've never really ridden it.

    Wife's bikes:
    '98 Seca II: Pinky. (It was black... ?)
    '97 VFR750: Mae West (She thought it was top heavy)
    '06 Speed Four: Birdie

    Her (white) '06 Toyota Yaris is "The Egg"; the '97 Camry with 240k miles that preceded it was the POSie.
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  20. TheRoss

    TheRoss Been here awhile

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    My daily driver is named: The GS

    My fun fast bike is called: The K

    Sorry. My dog and my three turtles have names. The machines, as much as I love them, do not.
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