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Old 7 Jun 2007
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Does your bike have a name ?

I know a few people who name their bikes but I never bother.

My mates bike is called Sea biscuit and I know someone who calls her Dommie "Dorethy"

Do your trusty steeds have pet names ??
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Doris, Boris, Tricky & Landy

Doris is my XT, Boris is the hubbys XT, Tricky is my Yamaha Tricker and Landy is the 110.
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The Tenere is called The Tenere
The Harley is called The Harley
The Suzuki is called The Suzuki
The other Suzuki is called The Other Suzuki
The other Yamaha is called Aunty Agnes ( only joking. It's called The Other Yamaha)
It's a really neat system
I never get them confused
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varies from "you lovely thing" when its running sweet, to "you **********" when its being tempramental
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Dorothy the Dommie

She is indeed

Follow the yellow brick road.

Dorothy's a good girl.
'Damn it Dozza!' when she's being bad... and other things that don't really become her. But mostly, it turns out to be my bad, and she was behaving all along. Doh!
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All my bikes are called Lola .
[named after the Marlene Dietrich film character - "what Lola wants - Lola gets !]
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Unhappy Yam bitch

Mine has been known as a bitch for quite some time now, because of this:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...starting-26306


and this:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...blem-not-27049

enough said about that!

When I want to get away from the bitch I ride the wife's F650GS!!

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its named....

Mudslut

Sometimes its "filthy whore" when it's having a mechanical issue.
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Baby 2-...

I think my bike has moved into the "Baby 2" title. My guitars have moved respectively to baby 3, baby 4 etc. I dont name things I own but when you are always talking to them, you have to call them something!
Baby1 is reserved for my girlfriend because i like and need my balls!
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Bike Names

My R80RT is known as Heidi and the R1200GS is Brunhilde. Gotta give them German names.
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My girlfriend calls it my other babyzinho. I call it my bike.
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On my RTW on a 1989 BMW R100gs the bike had several names:
  1. At the start: "Helga", German and functional
  2. Then: "Wife" (as in BMW=BeMyWife, told to me by a Ethiopian policeman)
  3. Then "Ex-wife" (when bits started falling off)
  4. Then: "Goaty" (as in the "old goat": we developed a rider/ridee relationship: I promised not to fall off and it promised not to break down any more.)
  5. And finally: "The Fat Lady". When she finally broke. My trip was over. She sang...
I have other bikes now:
  • "Doris": a Suzuki DRZ400s
  • "Deirdre": a Suzuki DRZ400e
  • "Frankie/Moosie/Tannie", as in Franenstein/it looks like a moose/it is an ancient "remodelled" Honda Transalp
  • "Spare Bike": an old klr250
  • "Trevoretta" (Trevor, because it's a British name and etta on the end because it has to be female): a newish Triumph Thunderbird Sport road bike
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Pretty much all my vehicles have names; will otherwise they would only be machines, right? Mostly the name fits in some way.
Main rider F650GS = Daisy (the front mudguard looks very ducky)
F650 Funduro = Bronny (short for Bronhilda)
K100LT = Hilda (short for Kremhilda, Bronhilda cousin in the Rhein fables)
TS185 = Eliot (as in T.S Eliot.... oh well)
Other TS185 = George (as in George Elliot.... oh well again)
2 x A50 Suzukis = Mini and Flitzer (German for Streaker)
RG50 = Bargie (as in Argie (RG) Bargie)
VF750 Honda = Rhonda the Honda
RV90 Suzuki = Harvey the RV
CB500 Honda Classic racebike = The Fat Girl
T500 Suzuki = Mr CC
FT500 Honda = Hefty
T125 Suzuki Stinger = Buzz

With the cars,
Honda Accords are Zeke and Rosa (would take too long to explain)
1971 Rover P6B = RH (in honour of my grandfather who owned a Rover 90 forever and was always known as RH)
1953 Wolseley 6/80 = Bertie ( as in Burllington Bertie who rose at 10.30 as it doesn't like to start on cold mornings)

And I won't even get started on the vehicles I used to own!!!

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Lucy, Spok and the Yam!!!

My '79 Police R80/7 was named 'Lucky' by its previous owner. I never thought it was a good idea to call any vehicle Lucky but then, it was never particularly lucky to re-name something either ! ( I'm thinking Marie Celeste!!)
So...( Creative logic required here!) Since a proper Beamer can only be a R or a K, I decided to drop the K from the R ( If you follow!) and call her LUCY!
This was made all the easier because my favorite granny was called Lucy.

My Vulcan commuter is called...yep!....Spok.


My Yamaha Fazer 600 is called......... The Yam.

So there we have it...My happy family..Lucy, Spok and the Yam.

Happy biking.

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My red KLR is called Rosa because I have kissed a girl called Rosa on the trip and had another girl called Rosa ask to marry me (who I didn´t kiss)

My Rosa is far more reliable and sticks to a tight budget even if a little less affectionate.
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