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post #21 of 79 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 12:03 PM
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Nope - It's just "The Triumph". I only have one Triumph so that what it's called.
This reminds me of when I stopped at a mescal plantation in southern Oaxaca to visit with the owner. The roasted mescal leaves are crushed by a huge stone wheel that is turned by their horse. We asked the owner what his horse's name was and he replied "Caballo".
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I decided to be highly original and have named my T120 a "Triumph".
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I decided to be highly original and have named my T120 a "Triumph".
....and all along I thought I was all authentic calling my Bonneville the "Triumph"
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My GF likes alliteration so she started calling the Triumph Trixie but I liked Trudie better so that's what she's called now, compromise is good. 🙂
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My daughters insisted that I give my T120 a name when I bought it a couple of years ago. They've always named their cars and couldn't conceive of just calling it "the Triumph" or "the bike" (which I still do). So it is now called Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse. You know, the broken down nag that he rode that in his eyes was a valiant war steed. No, mines not broken down, but it has been all the steed I've needed since buying it.
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Mine is "bike". But it's not as impersonal as it sounds, I call my wife "wife, son "son" and "daughter" daughter. I guess I'm just a literal guy
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Our VanVan is called “The Burro”. Our Italian Scooter is called “Ciao”. My wife’s Street Twin is called “Stella”. My Scrambler is “Pepe”.
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post #29 of 79 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 08:16 PM
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I had a 2012 Thunderbird which was blue. My daughter called it "Bluey". It was totaled (but I wasn't) and I bought a replacement, "Bluey Two-ey".

Also have a Speed Triple. Following along the same lines, I referred to it as Blackey, which my daughter thinks might be racist.

But really I just call them, "The T-bird" and "The Triple".
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I call mine "viscous cycle"
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