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« on: 10.11. 2016 07:59 »
In Australia we nickname triumph motorcycles as trumpy's.
Does the rest of the world do this??
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« Reply #1 on: 10.11. 2016 08:41 »
I've heard them referred to as Trumpets here.
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« Reply #2 on: 10.11. 2016 19:06 »
No in England we just call them Triumphs.   *good3*
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« Reply #3 on: 11.11. 2016 12:18 »
We called 'em trumpets ( when they ran )  and heaps of sh1t when they didn't. Aj's ,matchboxe's and fanny b's spring to memory.
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« Reply #4 on: 12.11. 2016 00:32 »
I was actually wondering if our yank mates were trading in their beezers for trumpys after the election??
I think I will.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #5 on: 12.11. 2016 01:34 »
 To be quite honest, many people dont even call a BSA a BSA or a Norton a Norton.

 Many refer to them as "some Old British bike", or they say something like "He does not drive a Harley".

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #6 on: 12.11. 2016 09:00 »
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"He does not drive a Harley".

ah yes the Sunday supplement Bikers, no offence intended to those who enjoy HD for the right reasons, I wouldn't pass on one but you know who I mean
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« Reply #7 on: 12.11. 2016 12:24 »
Absolutely Bill,

 About 7 or so years ago it became a status symbol to own a Harley around here.

 Suddenly you had all these 40-55 year olds who have never owned a bike buying full loaded dresser bikes. The local technical collage made a fortune on classes for getting a bike license.

 It's not uncommon to see advertisements for an 8 year old bike with 1400 miles on it. Main problem is they have sat in the garage slowly rusting because they have not been started in the last 7 years.

 Fuel like jelly, battery dead and corroded, cables seized, tires flat and rust in the barrels.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #8 on: 14.11. 2016 08:51 »
Yes, your HD does seem to be a machine that encourages a degree of divisiveness in some quarters. It's just two wheels with an engine somewhere in between at the end of the day.

And as and aside my XLH1200 became known (perhaps not very originally) as Hardley after a particularly torrid first year of ownership. Mostly down to ... lack of use by the previous owner. 
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #9 on: 16.11. 2016 02:28 »
As far as nick names go I remember Triumphs were trumpets, BSA's beezers and Nortons were noggins.

I also have a Hardly Ferguson ( a '98 copsicle,) but you would never be able to pick me out of a line up as a Hardly Dude as I don't wear the fancy dress accoutrement that some Hardly riders deem necessary

Agree with cyclobutch......to me it's another form of two wheeled transportation that I happen to enjoy

Long may the nicknames continue

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #10 on: 16.11. 2016 18:34 »
 "Suddenly you had all these 40-55 year olds who have never owned a bike buying full loaded dresser bikes."
My kids call them FOGOH's. = Fat Old Guys On Harleys.
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #11 on: 16.11. 2016 18:48 »
Trihards, Notruns, Ah Just Stopped, Royal Oilfields to name a few.
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« Reply #12 on: 17.11. 2016 02:12 »
It's actually been an interesting thread, this.
but to confess, I was trying for a pun on the new USA president.
ok ok, promise it won't happen again! 

wondering if our yank mates were trading in their beezers for TRUMPys after the election??''

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« Reply #13 on: 17.11. 2016 23:48 »
It's actually been an interesting thread, this.
but to confess, I was trying for a pun on the new USA president.
ok ok, promise it won't happen again! 

wondering if our yank mates were trading in their beezers for TRUMPys after the election??''

 Not to turn this political, but I have never seen people so divided as after this election.
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