It is currently Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:51 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 387 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 20  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: May 5, 2004
Country: USA
State/Province: AZ
City: Apache Junction
This question was asked on another motorcycle forum I visit, you do not have to answer this if you do not want to, on the other forum there has been a very positive responce, several posts are quite funny, so I'll start this out

Powerroy - I got this when I was designing and building D.C. powerplants for the telephone companies -48VDC 50,000+AMPS, ya know LOTS of power :mrgreen:

_________________
B&R Motorcycle repair
80 CB750F now made into a CB1100R replica


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:36 pm 
Offline
Forum Administrator

Joined: Jul 25, 2003
Motorcycle: 98 Valkyrie
Rebel: 250
Country: USA
State/Province: GA
City: Vidalia
Uhm, Roy----

Do you really want to know this? I've got a whole lifetime invested in mine.......

_________________

Duke
"Skills must be Learned"
------ Herb Christian


"Ask your doctor if medical advice from a television commercial is right for _you_."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: May 5, 2004
Country: USA
State/Province: AZ
City: Apache Junction
Duke wrote:
Uhm, Roy----

Do you really want to know this? I've got a whole lifetime invested in mine.......


Sure how about the "readers digest" version :D

_________________
B&R Motorcycle repair
80 CB750F now made into a CB1100R replica


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:17 pm 
Offline
Forum Administrator

Joined: Jul 25, 2003
Motorcycle: 98 Valkyrie
Rebel: 250
Country: USA
State/Province: GA
City: Vidalia
It'll take some time to find;

I think I saved it to disk the last time someone on another forum asked.....

_________________

Duke
"Skills must be Learned"
------ Herb Christian


"Ask your doctor if medical advice from a television commercial is right for _you_."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Jul 25, 2003
Country: USA
State/Province: TN
City: H2o Town
Mine started out at a tractor board. Since I am an advid John Deere fan and I own 4 0f them, I thought the name "Smilingreen" would be appropriate for that board, and the name kinda stuck with other boards.......... :mrgreen:

_________________
"Smokin" Dave
95 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:06 am 
Offline

Joined: May 15, 2004
For me as a kid playing the Asteroids game in the local department store, I'd always (no reason why just liked it) sign off as ZED whenever I got a high score (very seldom). Eventually it caught on and some friends started calling me Zed. Then Pulp Fiction came out... sigh. Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead.

I'm also a bit of a trekkie and one of the minor characters that always made me laugh were the ferengis on deep space nine, specifically the chief dude (nagus or something or other)... named Zekk... so Zed became Zekk... signing in to forums or yahoo/hotmail accounts etc became difficult as I guess I'm not the first guy in the world who wanted Zekk as a nick... so I changed it to Zekkye (because Zekky, Zekkey, Zekkie, etc were also already taken by some other mook).

So... Wade = me... Zekkye = online me.

Man, that was really worth knowing wasn't it?

Cheers,
Wade

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Nov 6, 2004
Country: USA
State/Province: IN
City: Northwest
I prefer the K.I.S.S. method. First name, year of birth.

_________________
05 Honda Rebel
05 Suzuki S50 (Intruder)
04 SpitFire Cub-24


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: May 13, 2004
Country: USA
State/Province: OH
City: Washington Ch
Scott58 wrote:
I prefer the K.I.S.S. method. First name, year of birth.

Ditto.

_________________
Larry
Ohio
1982 450 Nighthawk
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.



http://www.freewebs.com/larry71/index.htm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: May 6, 2004
Motorcycle: 2005 Yamaha Vstar 650
Rebel: None
Country: USA
State/Province: TX
City: Fort Worth
Mine has to do with my job.

I have 4,000 flight hours as a Loadmaster in the Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

_________________
Romans 12:18
www.patriotguard.org


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sep 6, 2003
Country: USA
State/Province: NY
City: Mt Vernon
Mine's a shortened variation of my last name (Fotopoulos to Fliptopoulos to fliptop)--a nickname given to me when I was a security guard during grad school because I was apparently insane.

_________________
fliptop, 2003 pearl blue Rebel


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mar 15, 2004
Country: USA
State/Province: MI
City: Frankenmuth
well mine was a german name marty wenzel=martz in school we had nick-names and since there were other marty's it made it easer to seperate us out --so there you go cliff note style

_________________
85, 250 REBEL
Build it,Ride it,Try not to Destroy it and if you do THIS forum can put it back together again


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Nov 28, 2003
"gear jammer" is originally a trucker's term.

On the chop, I prefer to shift thru the gears, from slightly brisk to BTTW & then settle into a nice even cruising speed. Like the feel of the shifter engaging & hearing the pipes change note thru the range.

This is another reason that the relative "sprint" ability of the Rebel appeals to me. Was having lunch at a little shop, some riders pulled in (couple larger Jap bikes, couple H-D's) Watched them thru the window as they checked out the modified Reb, could see the smiles & could imagine them saying "Oh, how 'cute'" or "Pretty neat for a little Rebel" or whatever. Upon leaving, gave them a courtesy "How's it goin' ? Good day for a ride" & then got on the Reb, fired her up as they pleasantly watched, slowly approached the road & then pulled out on the straightaway & sorry, but JUST HAD to run her thru the gears. The Rebel did herself proud, sprinted in good stride & didn't miss a gear! Was thinking to myself "YES! Good girl"...hehehe....

_________________
"Choppin' In The Free World"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Sep 6, 2003
..... seems like I recently clarified this someplace else on this forum but, regardless, back in 65' I bought a new Corvette Stingray. The 4 or 5 other guys I ran around with also had Stingrays & one an XKE Jag. Being bachelars & all having fairly good jobs we were sorta known as the rat pack of Springfield; we were in the fastlane for sure! A song came out about then by Archie Campbell of Grand Ol' Oprey fame entitled: ROJO. The very first time it played on the juke box my buddies picked up on it and all simultaneously pointed to me. Unfortunately, this was at the city's most popular pub ..... that was it, everybody in the place started calling me Rojo & giggling. When I go back to my hometown 40 years later many folks still call me that. In fact, I doubt if some even know my real name.

....... you will have to listen to the song to understand 'the sentence' that they picked up on but here is a hint ........ "Rojo, the [blankity blankity] in town!" 8) Rojo was a nasty red rooster.

Rojo

PS: I can't help but wonder if Uneasy Rider got his handle because of hemorhoids on an ironbutt run? :P :P :P ....... let's hear about it U-rider!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Jul 25, 2003
Rebel: 450
Country: USA
State/Province: AL
City: Magnolia Springs
rojo wrote:

PS: I can't help but wonder if Uneasy Rider got his handle because of hemorhoids on an ironbutt run? :P :P :P ....... let's hear about it U-rider!


BUSTED--cussed rojo you sure can be a blabber mouth,now everyone knows.

Howard

_________________
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, proclaiming WOW--What A Ride!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Sep 12, 2004
Country: USA
State/Province: IN
City: Greenwood
Wow! Everyone else's is so much more interesting. Mine is Megan, because that's my name....How unoriginal, eh? LOL!

I used to use some names I liked and I still end up making some up if "megan" is unavailable on forums, but basically I'm uncreative. If I couldn't get "megan" here, I probably would have just used "rebel450gal" or something like that.

I've never had a nick name in my life, although I dated a guy once who said he would have nick named me "Daisy" which freaked me out. All I could think of was "Dukes of Hazard" and I am most certainly not like that Daisy at all (darn). I can't even think of a cool nick name for my bike....hmmmm...maybe "My Solitude"?

BTW: I LOVE the nick "Uneasy Rider"! :)

~M

_________________
"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space." - Anon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Jul 22, 2004
Country: USA
State/Province: CT
City: Middletown
Joe Kewl was a a coined at work when the guys first heard I was getting a bike... "Hey Joe, that's cool".... hence Joe Kewl, biker.

Respectfully,

Joe

_________________
'05 Rebel - It's not just my trasportation... It's my therapy! (Changed Therapists...see below)

'05 VLX Dlx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:00 am 
Offline

Joined: Jul 27, 2003
Country: USA
State/Province: MD
City: Eastern Shore
My grandfather was "Big George". He lived with us when I was a kid so I was always "Little George". Many Moons ago my metabolism changed and I stopped being "Little". Now I just use George :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:05 pm 
Offline
Forum Administrator

Joined: Jul 25, 2003
Motorcycle: 98 Valkyrie
Rebel: 250
Country: USA
State/Province: GA
City: Vidalia
Okay,

I found a hyper-condensed explanation:

Bushido, as everyone today now knows (years ago, folks weren't as "up" on foriegn culural history) represents a particular code of moralitly and honor.

It is extremely strict, and it's followers are held to their beliefs at all times, and in all situations. To live without honor and dignity is worse than dying.

I got saddled with it more years ago than I can now recall. Mostly I suppose because of the adherence I put into the beliefs ingrained in me throughout my life.

It never really stuck beyond a few friends and my brothers right up until the day we pulled into our favorite watering hole right after doing a drive-in showing of the movie Highlander (Long story). As the night wore on, toruble simmered up (which was why this was our favorite watering hole, at the time! :wink: ),

One of my brothers (who, for reasons that I really shouldn't go into here) is known throught the family as Thumper. He and another fella were squaring off for a bit of rough-housing when the other fella asked him "And who do you think you are?"

My brother responded, in his best impersonation of the character from the movie we had just seen, with "I am Thumper of Skulls, of the House Bushido. Who are you?"

It was a hoot with the patrons (who had seen the movie, anyway), and as the eldest brother, I was from that point on Duke Bushido.......


Know you know.


Yep. Seems that this is a whole lot shorter if I don't bother trying to explain the 'Duke' part of it. Suffice it to say that even when I am _not_ Duke Bushido, I have always been Duke Oliver.....

_________________

Duke
"Skills must be Learned"
------ Herb Christian


"Ask your doctor if medical advice from a television commercial is right for _you_."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Nov 1, 2003
Country: USA
State/Province: SC
City: Greenwood
I got Lady Di, by being the only female in the crating department at work.
Our lumber came in 16ft lengths, and the guys never thought that a woman would last beyond a day or two. By the end of the month, I was handling 2 2X6's, 16' at a time. This earned the respect and the title of Lady Di. Unfortunatly, when I changed jobs, someone from my old job knew someone at the new job, so the name stuck.
Diane


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What does your nick-name stand for?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Jul 20, 2004
Country: USA
State/Province: CA
City: Folsom
Tis really fun to read all these. Duke, that is truly a riot...funny how families do that to one another. My sister loved the Yogi Bear show so now as a grown woman she sports the name Yogi...to her close friends and family. Her Brit husband was mortified when he first her my son call her Aunt Yogi!!! He needs to loosen up!
Mine is a play on the term dementia, which has been classically taken when i go to sign up so i decided to take a play on the word. Since i am a she...i used DemenSHEa. Now, somehow it go connected to demons...which it was neither associated with or intended. I am no demon...just a demenshea, a bit twisted but hardly evil. :twisted: :twisted: LOL
cheers,
d

_________________
Image
An 86 250 Rebel memory
2003 1100 V Star
ISRA#20634
Donna's Truisms
Laughing at yourself will always serve to amuse.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 387 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 20  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: