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post #1 of 54 Old Jul 25th, 2006, 10:43 pm Thread Starter
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the post from cfell down in the Texas Hill Country on the HD / LT thread made me think of this, plus the Hill Country is where my LT earned the name

"Sphincter"

What better place than the Hill Country, passing a group of 5 or 6 HDs at well over 100, hitting a blind left hand turn and making it all look like thats exactly what you intended to do. I cleaned my drawers out later.
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Still work'n on that - had one or two I tried on for size, one I thought would stick.
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name for a bike?!?!.....that qualifies for a Section 8. How bout "Justrideit"


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bike name...?

This week mine is "Fu**in' Expensive."

Broken windshield bracket that you can't buy separately but have to purchase as part of the windshield motor and bracket whole for $580 (missed the TWO that beemer boneyard had by one week) plus three hours labor, a windshield that is de-laminating that three dealerships won't warranty and now has to be replaced, and purchase and install of aux lighting.

First two were necessary, third I deemed necessary for frequent night riding, all of which made my checking account lighter by more than $1,300 and I still have the 12K mile service to look forward to!

All in all, I STILL love the damn thing better than the harley!

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2003 K1200LT is the Brown Buffalo. Anyone who has ever wrestled with an LT on wet or oily pavement knows exactly why.

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When I got my "green" bike and I was telling my friends about it, they asked what color it was. I told them she was green, like a bell pepper. Boom, she is called Belle

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No fancy stories here.

Nancy and I came up with the name for the LT spontaneously. After we checked the meaning we thought it fit.

When we added the K-R and the name leapt out at us.

Dieter: "Warrior of the people"
Wolfgang: "The Path of the Wolf"

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name for a bike?!?!.....that qualifies for a Section 8. How bout "Justrideit"


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Gotta agree - F**K the name, as it is a machine - an inanimate object. Not a woman. Nor a man. It breaks, you fix it.
Get on it and ride it......
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bike name list

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The list is a little old
Just like some of us members here Brian. But we're still rolling down the highway! Good job on finding the list.

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Broken windshield bracket that you can't buy separately but have to purchase as part of the windshield motor and bracket whole for $580 (missed the TWO that beemer boneyard had by one week) plus three hours labor, a windshield that is de-laminating that three dealerships won't warranty and now has to be replaced, and purchase and install of aux lighting.
Three hours labor to replace the windshield mechanism? Many of us can do an HID install in an hour, including removing and replacing the windshield motor assembly. You gotta wonder . . .

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The Beast. From the X-Men, not 666. Though I suppose either one would fit.

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Zorro was the best that stuck around the longest 1977 Kaw Z1 that went over 200,000 miles. Miss her.

The LT has had a couple of names "JOY" was the first and I am going to stick with her just like Zorro except I believe "Joy" can make it to 500,000 miles....The trucker's gave her a CB handle "BB" for the Blue bullet...Hard to keep at the speed limits while travelling from Austin to El Paso .

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Never have been able to name a bike to my satisfaction, so I gave up trying. My kid called my Vstrom teh Green Goblin, because I had it painted in the green/purple color-shifting paint like green goblin in spiderman movie. The vstroms "face" (I know, its an inanimate object) looks sorta like the GG in the movie too. And the original charcoal color sucked, imo. No offense to anthracite owners.

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"Ana Nicole"

A real looker, fun to ride, top-heavy, expensive to acquire and maintain, mostly ridden by older men.

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We are not old. We are well seasoned!!! Rick,I like Your explanation of your bikes name. Very fitting. Hopefully Ana when she is in one of her not so fat stages though.

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Rt is "Gretchen"

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My 03' is called "May West" ..big and buxom.....for those of us old enough to remeber her

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When I looked at my 2002 LTE "head on" I said to my wife:
man this thing is as wide as a Buffalo.
Therefore: "Silver Buffalo"

The "replacement" 2005 hasn't spoken to me yet,
maybe after I've had the tupperware of a couple of times and put a few more miles on her I'll think of something.
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Florian I agree totally; naming a motorcycle seems very wierd to me. I name dogs, cats and even birds but a motorcycle!! I don't think so.
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Steamboat John I agree totally!! I name Dogs, Cats, and even birds but a motorcycle!! no way..
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Puh... leeeze...

We name boats, airplanes... hell we even name space craft... Give it a name, it makes for much conversation and helps endear the machine to the owner.

Workin' on a name for my new '06'... just haven't had the inspiration yet.

She's big and blue and... (wipe tear) beautiful! ;-)

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Three hours labor to replace the windshield mechanism? Many of us can do an HID install in an hour, including removing and replacing the windshield motor assembly. You gotta wonder . . .

Meese,

I have an inoperable brain tumor, some days it takes me three hours to tie my damn shoe...Last month, following the CD-ROM shop manual in an attempt to remove the upper tupperware before I read another post on here that just said to reach under and unhook a retaining clip, it took me 30 minutes to change two headlight bulbs (I can hear you guys who have developed these skills laughing, and it's ok...), the idea of replacing a unit like that myself and potentially tearing the hell out of my "new baby" is unfathomable.

Now whether the three BMW dealerships that all quoted me between 2.5 and 3.0 hours of labor for the job are screwing me...that of course is another issue...

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My 2000 purpleish grey LT is named Emma. Derived from a Friend I had when young, wink-wink. She was a big ole' girl who always made me smile!
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My 2003 is named "The Truck".

During runs around Qatar I normally carry all the water and drinks. One day a new rider asked where I got the water from that I was drinking and another told him from the back of the truck.

The name just stuck.

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My wife consistently calls the LT "Rolf". So that's what stuck. I wanted to call it "Tarwhal", short for tarmac whale, and a play on narwhal, the arctic tusked whale.

The sleek yet corpulent manner of the machine certainly elicits cetacean comparisons.

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Florian I agree totally; naming a motorcycle seems very wierd to me. I name dogs, cats and even birds but a motorcycle!! I don't think so.

Yeah but who'd OWN a CAT OR A DOG?!! It's all relative. I can't imagine owning another cat or dog, but sure like a motorcycle. Sometimes you you just have to call them "Dammit"

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the post from cfell down in the Texas Hill Country on the HD / LT thread made me think of this, plus the Hill Country is where my LT earned the name

"Sphincter"

What better place than the Hill Country, passing a group of 5 or 6 HDs at well over 100, hitting a blind left hand turn and making it all look like thats exactly what you intended to do. I cleaned my drawers out later.

I do know the name of Joes new GT

DUMBO!

It flys!

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My Bikes name

As of right now is "ouch get you hand out my wallet"
Seriously I named her.

"uisge beatha" Gaelice for Whiskey ..meaning water of life.

Kind of ironic since most folks would never think of watering down their whiskey!
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Named your bike after my wife huh? Gonna have to speak to her about that!

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"Misty"...
The color kinda "misty".. the movie, "Play Misty for me" that is somewhat appropriate as she tends to have the potential of going "over the edge", especially if you stop with the bike "leaned".. (gotta love the ABS!!)

The timing of my fortunate banishment from HD still had me just a leeetle teared up... when I first rode the motorcycle....

All these and the "tears she brings to my eyes" when we share a ride... yeah, it's like that.

Some have said, "it's only a machine".. well, perhaps... it doesn't have a human soul...but it can "talk to me"... it can't decide which way to go, but it can take me there...

I don't feel the same about my helmet, gloves, etc... and I curse the seat every time I touch it... but it's all part of the deal.

So, Misty seemed to fit.

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Name a boat, but not a motorcycle?

I had always named my motorcycles. My first Honda Pacific Coast PC800 was christened Jolly Roger, because it was black and silver and looked like something a high-tech pirate would ride. I sold him when I got my first LT, a Canyon-Red '99. I never did name my first LT. Don't know why. It's just as well; I had to sell her when I got divorced to shore up the "Gregory Pius Legal Defense Fund."

Shortly thereafter I'd picked up my second PC800, this time in bright fire-engine red. I called her Picanté.

When I sold Picanté to pick up my current steed--another 1999 Canyon-Red LT, I was so happy to finally be back in the saddle of the best tourer on the planet that I had to think long and hard for an appropriate name. I even delved into the Internet to look for inspiration on the baby-naming sites.

Believe it or not, it payed off. I knew I wanted a German name--what with our bikes being built in Berlin and all--but I didn't want anything cliché, like Brunhilde or Gretchen or the like. This name had to be special.

When I came across Lorelei, and read what the name meant, I knew I had my name:

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The girl's name Lorelei is pronounced LOR-a-lye. It is of German origin. Place name: a rocky cliff on the Rhine river, dangerous to boat passage, has been poetically personified as The Lorelei, whose singing lures men to destruction. The name has an aura of risky allure.
Aura of risky allure. Ladies and gentleman, I submit to you how better to describe the passion we commonly share? For all of us, it is not the aura of risky allure that drew us to our two-wheeled freedom-machines in the first place? How many times have we had to suffer the slings and arrows of "But it's so dangerous!" from those too timid to themselves climb into the saddle? How many times have we laid it down; how many friends and acquaintances do we know who have been injured or killed engaging in the pastime we all enjoy so much that not only do we willingly participate in it, despite the obvious risks and dangers, but we positively cannot wait until we can mount up and hit the road again?

And that is why my 1999 Canyon-Red K1200LT is named Lorelei: because she is the very personification of risky allure.


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In the 80's I had a R100RT with that name. I wanted a German sounding name and it fit really well.

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My 2000 k12lt has the nickname "Shamu"

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My wife and I named our 05' "Couch Rocket", our HD riding buddies know it's an accurate name and I know it really bugs them.
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Lola No real reason it was my favorite Aunts name This is my favorite bike.So it made sence to me

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