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Offline ITSec

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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2020, 03:21:39 PM »
The Norge is Niccolo (Machiavelli) - he counsels me in the wise use of power.

The Stelvio is Caboto - Giovanni, that is.

The Griso is (Alberto) Ascari...
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2020, 07:05:41 PM »
G5: "La Poderosa", just like Che'.

the Honda: "Rocinante", just like Don
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2020, 07:21:21 PM »
The Cal Vin is was Belizzia Negra by the PO But I changed it to Calvin
The Tiger is Douglas

I was thinking there was a Calvin and Hobbes (Tiger) combo there somehow!   :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2020, 07:38:24 PM »
Well it's kind of funny, naming objects seems a compulsive action. I do it too.

'67 V700 is just the V700

Mid 80's Soviet KMZ sidecar rig is of course the Dnepr

Knight framed KTM 500 flattracker is the Race Bike

The GRiSO is just the GRiSO  :evil: although the wife calls it the Kitchen, ref to major undone home improvement  :thewife:

There are others too, most generic as you can see.

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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2020, 07:42:07 PM »
Gray Goose, of course.


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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2020, 08:07:43 PM »
I named my v7 ii Virna Lisi. Been quite a love affair.
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2020, 08:24:54 PM »
My olde 350 matchless was called "Little Esmel".  I was also called Oily Esmel, old clatterbang and start ya bastard.

None of the following Hondas were given names, went perfectly well but not much soul.

My 750 Breva has a sort of hunchback tank, hence the name "Guzzimodo".
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2020, 08:29:45 PM »
the red bike



the Cali



the green bike



the duc



descriptive 
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2020, 08:55:44 PM »
Hello all,                                                                                                                      3-23-20

I've read every one of your posts, and kudos on your creative names for your bikes.  I passed them on to my family and friends. We all gave a chuckle or a nod.  There were those that were humorous and those...a little deeper.  I am humbled  :bow:.  Some of you lead with your hearts and others with your heads.  Either way...great names and background stories.  Keep'm comin.

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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2020, 10:17:24 PM »
Here is my baby's :   Pearl and Lucky



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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2020, 10:37:18 PM »
I call my Eldorado "Hoover" because it sucks up all my spare money :laugh:
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2020, 10:54:39 PM »
The first time a friend saw my Norge his response was "She is a big ass girl". Guess I should name it Gina after Gina Lollobrigida. :drool:
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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2020, 11:00:38 PM »
The only bike I have ever named, I rode round the country, then sold her to Britman. Gentleman, I give you Sophia. Dark Italian, with big jugs, a big round backside and she loved to be ridden all day. Ciao Bella


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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2020, 10:20:13 AM »
I have a 1978 V50, I painted "A CUP" on the side covers because she has small jugs.
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2020, 10:41:28 AM »
drbone641  ,   there are specialist out there that help guys like you !   :laugh:
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2020, 11:05:14 AM »
drbone641  ,   there are specialist out there that help guys like you !   :laugh:
He was on the other bike  :thumb:
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2020, 11:05:14 AM »
I've named cars and tractors, but never named a bike.  Odd that I hadn't thought about it before reading this thread.  I still have to think about it.

  So far it has just been the Guzzi, the Triumph, the XR200R, the IT, the boondocker, the 305, the Ducati, and (before I let a friend have it), the Cub, plus a few others that have come and gone along the way without even generic names.
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2020, 02:25:39 PM »
My old '84 red & white SPNT is "Shadowfax" (still so named by the present owner) My '74  Eldo Police is "Strider". both names from LOTR. My red & creme '98 EV was-is? "Lovely Rita, the redhead" My 2 newest steeds, an '03 V11 Sport Naked (Maroon tank) and a '17 V7III Special in blue are unnamed as yet. But the "song" from the Mistral mufflers on the Sport keep telling me "Thunder" or maybe "Thor". Back in my (very) younger days when I raced MX my K501 Maico was "that**&%$$beast"....and the 360 Yamaha I started out racing on was "pain" (for what it did to my body...and rebuilding the transmissions on so many Yamaha enduro/MXers when I had my bike shop).
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2020, 03:30:27 PM »
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2020, 05:25:28 PM »
My Stelvio's name is El Ganso Negro; the black goose. my 71 Ambassador is Old Red and my 750 Breva is El Gallo Rojo or the Red Rooster. :bike-037:

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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2020, 11:44:41 AM »
The V7II is “Topo Gigo” , named after the character  on the Ed Sullivan show . “Come on Eddie , lets go play on back roads” .
The BMW R1200r is Gertl , Not so strong for pretty , But pretty good for strong !

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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2020, 11:20:30 PM »
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2020, 08:04:03 AM »
Here’s a question. What determines if a bike gets a males or females name?
My 1400 tourer got Mother Goose due to the big rear end and of course, Goose for guzzi.

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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2020, 08:34:37 AM »
I generally don't name motorcycles, and have enjoyed that the manufacturer took care of that for me with most of my Moto Guzzi's.  The one exception to this was my 1979 Yamaha xs1100. I named it "Visitation"  so that I could ride whenever I wanted, andwhen someone called my office my wife or secretary could legitimately say I was out on "visitation."
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« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2020, 10:13:26 AM »
I have never named any of my bikes but all my 4 wheelers have or had names. My refrigerator white hot rod Duster was The Great White Money Pit. My current vehicle a Crew Cab, 8' bed, Ram Dually is The Freight Train. Especially feels like one when trying to park it in some of the current cramped parking lots.
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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2020, 08:43:54 AM »
Here’s a question. What determines if a bike gets a males or females name?
My 1400 tourer got Mother Goose due to the big rear end and of course, Goose for guzzi.

For me it’s the personality of the bike. Or vehicle. I’m going to be sexist here (sorry ladies) and say that my male named vehicles are more boring, less drama, do the job and get it done. The vehicles with female names are more fun, less sensible, and more fun to ride!

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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2020, 09:43:09 AM »
So , Suzuki named this one right .   Its  got one 94mm piston and a 94mm stroke but they did put a good counter balance system in.    At lower 2krpm every beat shows up in a nice way , below 1.5krpm things are not nice  .    Its called  the SAVAGE .  :grin:

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« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2020, 10:32:18 AM »




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Re: YOUR BIKE'S NAME
« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2020, 01:15:51 PM »
72 Eldo is Guido
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