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A friend called her BMW R80 'Blackie' 'cos it was a bit of a dog !

Another friend has a Brough that she calls 'Florence' as in Florence of Arabia !!
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Funny you should ask this for I have thought the same and does anyone think of their bike in the Masculine instead of Feminine?

Mine have been named 'BULLY' in sequencial order, ie, 'Bully' 'Bully II' and now on 'Bully III'. An ex girlfriend said I rode like a bully when in towns and cities, jostling for space etc. Probably not the best nor PC but it certainly suits my riding style.

I suppose it also comes down to whether you see you and the bike on any given adventure or the adventure on any given bike, for me it's the bike that allows me to do the adventure of choice, hence the name and the familiarisation with my 'Steed'!
So it's got nothing to do with Dai then Riding like a bully - yep, when you decided to ride a doughnut in a car park full of gravel, the other bikers weren't so happy
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So it's got nothing to do with Dai then Riding like a bully - yep, when you decided to ride a doughnut in a car park full of gravel, the other bikers weren't so happy

Me..........? Being as irresponsible as that, Nah mate! You've got the wrong guy! LOL. Got a new bike this year.......... Bigger Donuts! All I can say is everyone else chose a bad parking spot.
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Hmmm, ...bike?
Now there's a spooky coincidence! – except I add 'the' (definitive article).

Seems like the perfect name to me, e.g: .. 'Fancy going out for a ride on “the bike” this afternoon?' .. .. 'I've just checked and “the bike's” insurance renewal is due next week' .. ' Does “the bike” need an oil change?'

the bike” is THE perfect name imho - and just fits into a conversation ..


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Now there's a spooky coincidence! – except I add 'the' (definitive article).

Seems like the perfect name to me, e.g: .. 'Fancy going out for a ride on “the bike” this afternoon?' .. .. 'I've just checked and “the bike's” insurance renewal is due next week' .. Does “the bike” need an oil change?

the bike” is THE perfect name imho - and just fits into a conversation ..
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Only downside of that is if you have more than one bike you have to start adding extra adjectives to distinguish one from another ... "Shall we go out on the bike"? .. "Which one"? "The red one" ... "The big red one or the little red one"?... "The big red two stroke Kawasaki". Starts to sound like a toddlers TV programme - "Now children, sing along with the big red Honda - the wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round "

Still can't bring myself to say "Shall we fire up Pegasus or would you prefer Agamemnon, it's a bit more comfortable on a long run". Maybe numbers on the tank would be a way out - "Have you seen the keys to number three"? Easy to do with a marker pen.
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I call my KLR650 "katir" in Turkish, which means "mule". In fact I used to call my old XT the same and this one is "Mule the 2nd". BTW I also like listening to Gov't Mule while riding.

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All my bikes have had names, even my Bantam was called Billy. No idea why!My current steed, a 650 Transalp, is called Rhonda. She likes nothing better than being taken for a long ride after being tweaked and well lubricated.......
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Only two of my bikes have had names. The 650 V-Strom was Dolly after Dolly Parten, both being rather top heavy. My current bike an 09 BMW F650gs is Adiona after the Roman Goddess of Safe Return.
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Of my two bikes, only the KLR has a name: Shamoo, based on the way Tauregs say the French word for "camel." Traveling with a camel, no matter how weary you are when you arrive in camp you first take care of the camel's needs and provide for it's feeding, security and health. In the morning before getting underway there is always a long, drawn out period of packing the camel, then adjusting the lashing and load distribution. And throughout the day, if the camel decides it has needs for which you have failed to provide, it refuses to go anywhere until it feels adequately cared for.

I can't remember why this reminded me of my KLR.

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Hmmm...

Right now it's "The Bike", but it really needs a name. Something feminine, something sturdy. Kalinda, maybe, or Nadine. I'll have to think about it. It isn't something to be just decided though, it has to evolve into it.
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The Geezer

R80 GS Kalahari/Basic just has to be ”the Geezer”. Previous owner preferred ”Rommel”, can’t imagine why, but I see ”Geezer”. Maybe it’s something to do with the sound of relaxed flatulence coming from the exhaust.
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Lightbulb "Geezer"

Hey! that could be "Geez" for short.

Like, "My man ..

.. u wanna go to Leeds Geez?"
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".. u wanna do Giza Geez?"



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R80 GS Kalahari/Basic just has to be ”the Geezer”. Previous owner preferred ”Rommel”, can’t imagine why, but I see ”Geezer”. Maybe it’s something to do with the sound of relaxed flatulence coming from the exhaust.
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The names...

I call my bikes Apache Love and Sioux.
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Wait for it...



The "Transalp" or the "bike"
otherwise
The "Ural" or the "sidecar"...

Don't act like you're not impressed....
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