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For those that name their bikes...
« on: September 19, 2021, 11:22:10 AM »
Does it make it harder to part with them? 

I have never named a possession so am curious.  For me the more $$$ I dump into a bike makes it harder to part with because you never recoup but a fraction of the extra money spent.

I think if I started naming my bikes girls names my wife would get nervous.   :shocked:
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2021, 11:30:41 AM »
Don't know why...but I have always named my bikes...The Yellow Horse...Moby Dick - The Great White Whale...The Root Beer Float...The Racing Rhino...The White Lion...the list goes on an on... :laugh: :grin: :wink:  But it does not make it harder to part with them...at least for me...just another inanimate object in the end... :wink:

Here is the "Root Beer Float", for example -

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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2021, 07:46:19 PM »
I don't think it makes it harder specifically, but for me at least it is a way of thinking that already makes it hard to part.
I pretty much never part with a good thing, as long as it still runs.

At the age of 58, I've owned 6 cars; the current is a 2002 Mini Cooper S (Marian) with 228K on it, and I'll drive her until she dies.
I've had more bikes, but not a lot more, and the same applies.  My main bike was a 1993 Ducati M900 Monster (Patina), that I rode daily for 24 years and 265K miles, until she got wrecked -- otherwise I'd still be riding her, again until she dies.
I have 3 scooters I've owned for between 30 and 35 years, and don't plan to let go of.

So it's not that it is harder to let go of things I've named; more that I name things that I don't intend to let go of.

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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2021, 08:25:04 PM »
So it's not that it is harder to let go of things I've named; more that I name things that I don't intend to let go of.


Now I am starting to understand why some guys refer to their better half as "the wife", and vice versa.   :thewife:
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2021, 04:38:39 PM »
I name them, but it doesn't make us any "closer"

CX100 =  "The X"
LMIII   =  "Tre"
Triumph Tiger = "Douglas" (because I flipped a house on Douglas St. and bought the Tiger)
I don't have a name for the Tenere 700 yet. Any suggestions?



 
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2021, 07:30:03 AM »
QUOTE: I don't have a name for the Tenere 700 yet. Any suggestions?

Tender Tenny... :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2021, 07:43:00 AM »
I name them, but it doesn't make us any "closer"

CX100 =  "The X"
LMIII   =  "Tre"
Triumph Tiger = "Douglas" (because I flipped a house on Douglas St. and bought the Tiger)
I don't have a name for the Tenere 700 yet. Any suggestions?




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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2021, 08:57:00 AM »
Taz is good!
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2021, 09:21:58 AM »
Hay Dave ,

I named my Kawasaki W650 "KATE" .    for :  Kawasaki - looks like Trimuph - some "K" and some "T"

But I'd sell it for what I got in it tomorrow if ya want it.  :laugh:

Or trade it for a RE-dirt bike. :wink:
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2021, 09:26:42 AM »
The Red T3 is "The Red Bike". The Blue V11 is "The Blue Bike". The Ural Sportsman is "Piglet".
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2021, 11:23:37 AM »
Hay Dave ,

I named my Kawasaki W650 "KATE" .    for :  Kawasaki - looks like Trimuph - some "K" and some "T"

But I'd sell it for what I got in it tomorrow if ya want it.  :laugh:

Or trade it for a RE-dirt bike. :wink:

I avoid carburetors these days.  Sold the RE Himalayan recently.   
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2021, 12:57:35 PM »
It's human nature to personify something.  Look at what humans do with pets.  Vehicles evoke that type of response when you spend a lot of time caring and feeding it.  😳  🤦‍♂️  😁
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2021, 01:09:47 PM »
QUOTE:  I avoid carburetors these days.  Sold the RE Himalayan recently.   

What's wrong with the RE Himalayan?!?   :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :shocked: :shocked: :huh: :huh:

I was thinking about getting something like this in the near future...(...or maybe a Kawasaki 300 Versys)
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2021, 01:15:49 PM »
Taz is good!

I like TAZ as well...but "Tender Tenny" also has a nice ring to it!!

:laugh: :grin: :wink: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2021, 03:31:07 PM »
I name them, but it doesn't make us any "closer"

CX100 =  "The X"
LMIII   =  "Tre"
Triumph Tiger = "Douglas" (because I flipped a house on Douglas St. and bought the Tiger)
I don't have a name for the Tenere 700 yet. Any suggestions?




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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2021, 04:28:58 PM »
QUOTE:  I avoid carburetors these days.  Sold the RE Himalayan recently.   

What's wrong with the RE Himalayan?!?   :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :shocked: :shocked: :huh: :huh:

I was thinking about getting something like this in the near future...(...or maybe a Kawasaki 300 Versys)

Nothing wrong with the Himalayan.  I had a multi-week trip to New England with the truck and needed a bike that could go 70 mph but was light enough to ride on the rack behind the truck.  Himalayans are rare right now so almost recouped all the money I spent on it.  Bought a KLX300SM for the trip. 

The day I bought the Himalayan I also test rode the Versys 300.  Two entirely different motorcycles.  If you really like one, you won't like the other. 

Another Himalayan could be in my future. 
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2021, 04:49:32 PM »
For those who name their bikes,  get a girlfriend!!
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2021, 07:19:42 PM »
My V-Strom was 'Sleipnir'.

My Norge was 'Niccolo'.

My Stelvio was 'Caboto'.

My Griso is 'Ascari'.

I'm waiting for the new Indian Roadmaster to tell me what its name is.

The names have had no effect on whether they are kept or sold/retired - but I feel a pang whenever one is gone...
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2021, 08:55:37 PM »
QUOTE:  I'm waiting for the new Indian Roadmaster to tell me what its name is.

My buddy has one...It is called..."THE BLACK ORCA!!"

It recently fell over on its side (crash bars), but took three of us to pick it up....930+ pounds!! 

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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2021, 07:19:25 AM »
Hi all,                                                                                     9-23-21

Sometimes we name a bike for obvious reasons.  My '15 Cali 1400 (red) is a work of art just sitting there.  Also, after a long ride when I turn off the ignition it moans...hence Moaning Lisa.   :wink:

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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2021, 07:36:18 AM »
Hi all,                                                                                     9-23-21

Sometimes we name a bike for obvious reasons.  My '15 Cali 1400 (red) is a work of art just sitting there.  Also, after a long ride when I turn off the ignition it moans...hence Moaning Lisa.   :wink:

Be well, stay well,
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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2021, 08:30:15 AM »
Phil B: In a throw away society, pretty impressive numbers Phil.

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Re: For those that name their bikes...
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2021, 03:21:03 PM »
I've had lots of cats and lots of bikes. Like my cats, no names. Cats are all "cat" and bikes are all "bikes". None of them come when they're called anyway.
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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2021, 05:20:53 PM »
It's funny that I have never named any of my  bikes but all of my 4 wheel vehicles have had names. My current vehicle, a crew cab long wheelbase Ram is FreightTrain . My refrigerator white  Duster was the Great White Money Pit.
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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2021, 03:53:10 AM »
I haven't named the V9 yet but they have all had same second name - Syb - "Start you Bas***d"  :laugh:
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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2021, 04:19:54 AM »
We named this Edís bus


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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2021, 11:44:32 PM »
I find I name by characteristic My Brutale was the brute, very naughty bike, my 1198S the beast. v7e5, little blue. ST4 big red, Haven't settled on the cal-vin yet. the big Guzzi, isn't much of a name. 

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2021, 05:52:30 AM »
I named my Guzzi L'Altra Donna...
My wife feels like she is always competing with her and that I pay her more attention, you know, take her on long rides, wash and lubricate her, buy new clothes (gear) to wear when I'm with her.....
My wife calls it the Bitch in the garage....


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