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    What’s your bike’s nickname?

    In recent discussions I discovered that the GSXF is referred to as the teapot. It occurred to me that my knowledge of bike nicknames is a little dated, so it might be a good idea to compile a list. Here are the ones I know about. Feel free to add to it

    Suzuki GSX750F: teapot
    Any old R Series beemer: airhead
    K100RS: flying brick
    Honda Gold Wing: lead wing
    Yamaha XS1100: the tractor
    Suzuki GT750: water bottle
    Kawasaki Mach III: death trap / widow maker
    Honda 900 Bol’dor: roller door

    What are some others?

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    Z1000 - the Zed
    Z800 - the Zee

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    Can Am Spyder - spidey (senses tingling...)

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    Yamaha TDM: tedium
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    Daytona 675 - ‘tona (who would’ve thought)
    Super Duke 990 - ‘The 990’ or ‘SD9’ on KTM pages

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    Harley Davidson.......?

    Suzuki GT750 Teapot/Kettle/ Water Buffalo
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    Kawasaki Mach IV was nicknamed the Widow Maker
    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...of-kawasaki-h2
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    Apparently one I have (SP1) was known as a Duck eater. Ms Chew named it Drax as it is red and black and looks dangerous.

    I have heard Harley's called Highly Dangerous and Hardly Dangerous.
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    And occasionally, “Start you Cunt!”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer View Post
    Kawasaki Mach IV was nicknamed the Widow Maker
    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...of-kawasaki-h2
    Mach III was known as ‘The Widowmaker.’ It was produced 4 years before the Mach IV
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    Quote Originally Posted by chew View Post
    Apparently one I have (SP1) was known as a Duck eater. Ms Chew named it Drax as it is red and black and looks dangerous.

    I have heard Harley's called Highly Dangerous and Hardly Dangerous.
    Triumphs, Nortons, BSA & Ducati = Oil Leak
    BSA also stands for Bloody Sore Arse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer View Post
    Kawasaki Mach IV was nicknamed the Widow Maker
    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...of-kawasaki-h2
    I rode one of those things once. One of the scariest fucking experiences of my life. Before Yamaha invented the power valve strokers were known for their peaky powerband and the Mach 4 was the very worst example of it. And to make matters worse the fuckwit that owned this particular bike put chambers on it. Up until about 5k revs it’s a fucking slug but when it hit the powerband HOLEEE SHIIIITT!! The front wheels pointing at the sky and I’m flapping off the handlebars. Redline is 7k I think so all the power is produced in about 1000 to 1500 rpm. Couple that with a lightweight frame that used to flex and shithouse brakes it’s no wonder so many blokes were killed on them

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    I survived the Mach IV with chambers, clip ons, porting etc.
    They were a magnificent motorcycle.
    The brakes were State of the Art of the time. A quick conversion gave you twin rotors at the front.
    A set of Konis on the rear, 3 20 cent pieces under the fork caps made them pretty bloody good for my weight.
    Frame flex was a trait of a number of bikes of the same era and was not limited to Japanese bikes.
    Comparison wise at the time they were an exceptional bike.
    I bought my Mach IV and Z1 over a CB750/4. If you want to talk fucking awful bikes in comparison start with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    I survived the Mach IV with chambers, clip ons, porting etc.
    They were a magnificent motorcycle.
    The brakes were State of the Art of the time. A quick conversion gave you twin rotors at the front.
    A set of Konis on the rear, 3 20 cent pieces under the fork caps made them pretty bloody good for my weight.
    Frame flex was a trait of a number of bikes of the same era and was not limited to Japanese bikes.
    Comparison wise at the time they were an exceptional bike.
    I bought my Mach IV and Z1 over a CB750/4. If you want to talk fucking awful bikes in comparison start with those.
    Yeah they were certainly an exceptional machine. Back when the coolest thing you could turn up to your local cafe on was a Norton Commando or Bonny, imagine how mind blowing it was to turn up on a screaming, wheel stand pulling stroker with a power to weight ratio that was off the charts.
    I went for a water bottle instead- the only serious attempt at a 2 stroke tourer ever built. It was a big heavy fucking slug of a thing compared to the kwaka but still surprisingly quick

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    Mach III was known as ‘The Widowmaker.’ It was produced 4 years before the Mach IV
    Bleedin' hell, can't even glean facts off Google anymore!! At least I got the manufacturer right haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    Any old R Series beemer: airhead
    Where I come from BMW R Series are called "Moto Guzzi with saggy tits"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath View Post
    Where I come from BMW R Series are called "Moto Guzzi with saggy tits"

    Or brewer,s droop. That’s the other one
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    DA BULL, after a 1960’s big wave surfer, Greg Noll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltie View Post
    DA BULL, after a 1960’s big wave surfer, Greg Noll.
    Fuck me - we have Aunty Jack on the forum. Are you from Wollongong?

    Yeah Greg Noll did all the big wave riding in Big Wednesday

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    I remember watching a bloke in Bunbury regularly leaving the Picton Tavern on the rear wheel of his Kwaka 750.
    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits
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