What's your name?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Dieselboy, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Sometime ago, there was a thread about bikes and what we name them. I can't remember now if it was even in GSpot or elsewhere. I find I'm back on the topic with a new to me bike. As I lurk around the site, I keep thinking of my ride as I read about your rides and I had an epiphany today: I don't know the name of my bike. It's been bothering me but I didn't realize it until now.

    I bought it. Rode it only briefly and parked it due to work. So my association was not long enough to get to the intimate level of exchanging names. :wink:


    What's your name?

    I really want to get to know you better....
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  2. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    I call one "the GS" and the other "the Slash 6." Sometimes, it's "the old bike" and "the new bike."
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  3. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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    Hi, my name is "Big Red".
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  4. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    What's my name? Puddin' Tain.

    Ask me again and I'll tell you the same.
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    off to the <s>Perfect Dumping Ground</s> Perfect line and other BS.
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  6. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  7. Prettyboy

    Prettyboy BFLB

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    Il mio nome e nessuno
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  8. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    Nobody but nobody will catch the reference.
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  9. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Everything I own is called Lizzy. We called my long lost comrade from Vietnam 'the Bo Weaver'. His Norton was Lizzy...
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  10. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    My name is nobody.:lol3
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  11. Woodduck

    Woodduck Adventurer

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  12. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    Only Mario Girotti -- aka Terrence Hill -- is truly Nobody.

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    However, if John Eales works hard and really applies himself, he just might be a Nobody himself some day. Let that inspire you, too, that every one of us has the potential to be a Nobody. :freaky
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  13. dazeedmonds

    dazeedmonds Been here awhile

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    Well the introductions usually go " Hi my name is Daze, and this is my bike" So I guess "My Bike" is my bike's name.
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  14. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    What's the point of naming something that does not come to you when you call it?
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  15. Rakthi

    Rakthi mopetista

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    Good point, sometimes I wonder why we named the cats ...

    Bike, cars ... the bike = the bike, the cars are: the small one, the big one. No need for cutesy names. If they don't work, they're called "piece of shit" or something of that nature.
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  16. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    They call me Tater Salad.....
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  17. GoUglyEarly

    GoUglyEarly Boots Still Clean

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    What's Taters, precious?
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  18. UFObuster

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    ..bought a 1200gs adventure last year.
    fell over several times getting used to the extreme seat height.

    So, the bike's name is Blondie....she goes down easier than
    a Frisian whore...

    :rofl
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  19. birds

    birds Been here awhile

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    My first bike was a 1999 Honda Xr400. My 2nd and concurrent bike was a 1985 Honda vf700s.

    So calling them "The old one", "The new one", "The honda" didn't work at all. Calling them "the XR" and "the VF" or "the sabre" didn't work for people who had no idea what these bikes were. Calling them "The dirt bike" or "the street bike", well, I blurred those lines quite often.

    So I named them normal girl names that aren't as common in my generation. Now that you've read that, I'm not even going to list them.

    My cats, however, are Pumpkin and Ignats. They do come when they're called. Also, pumpkin sings a sad meow when we're in the kitchen and I call her. They are crowding me as we speak.
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  20. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I tend to call them "The Aprilia" and "The Suzuki" these days.

    I named the Aprila Dorsoduro "Furio", but never call it that because nobody knows what the hell I'm talking about. My wife has not named the Suzuki yet, and since its her's that is her call.
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