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March 31, 2011, 11:32:59 PMReply #15 on

Offline JetdocX

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When is "Beaker going to formally make it into this thread? :twisted:
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April 20, 2011, 08:04:10 AMReply #16 on

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I call my 955i Tiger 'Ossi', as the sticker on the side panel looks like it's reading 'Ossi', '9' with big head looks little bit of 'O'. Ossi is male name in finnish. It sounds little funny to call it that way.

May 10, 2011, 04:41:06 AMReply #17 on

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Mine actually sounds like a steam engine when pulling away from a stop.
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August 25, 2011, 05:45:33 PMReply #18 on

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I remember when the '99 models came out. They were sometimes referred to as "Electrics", as in diesel/electric locomotives compared to steam locomotives. Maybe the fact that they also had electronic fuel injection had something to do with it.

We seem to have settled on Girly, but I wanted to inject that little memory in there, before it goes away.

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November 23, 2011, 09:55:01 PMReply #19 on

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Sorry, new to the Triumph fold and I see the term a lot, (which i'm assuming is a model)  but what the hell is a "Steamer"?  My kids will tell me it's a fresh pile of dung?

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November 23, 2011, 10:01:29 PMReply #20 on

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Its the nickname on the first gen Hinckley Tigers, that went from 1993 to 1998. There is a tread around on the forum explaining the nicknames in the various models.
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November 23, 2011, 11:29:44 PMReply #21 on

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January 20, 2012, 07:48:22 PMReply #22 on

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You can save the "Beaker" for the 800XC, if you like, but the standard distinction on the 800 site for this is 800 Roadie, which makes a lot more sense



But then when did sense enter into forum life  :wink:
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April 12, 2012, 10:58:51 AMReply #23 on

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There have been nicknames lovingly applied to previous models of the Tiger: Steamers, Girlies, Roadies, Beakers....
That forum hasn't yet christened the Explorer, and over on the Tiger Explorer forum,  http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php?action=forum#c1 so far I've seen TE, T12, X12, E12, Tiger 1200, Tiger Ex, Tiger Explorer, and simply Explorer along with some personal sobriquets like Dora.

Any creative ideas out there for a nickname that captures the soul of the new machine? (apologies to Tracy Kidder)
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April 12, 2012, 11:50:39 AMReply #24 on

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It's already pretty much ''Dora'' in other posts on here :D
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April 13, 2012, 08:31:58 AMReply #25 on

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I'll be interested to see what moniker they give the spooked wheel version :?
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April 13, 2012, 09:32:58 AMReply #26 on

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Seems to me to be a fine name for an individual bike, but I'm not sure it fits as a more-generic term for a class of bikes. Not that I have any better ideas myself, but I'd be surprised if that goes into general usage.
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It's already pretty much ''Dora'' in other posts on here :D
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April 14, 2012, 02:29:46 PMReply #27 on

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Quote from: "TrEx"
Seems to me to be a fine name for an individual bike, but I'm not sure it fits as a more-generic term for a class of bikes. Not that I have any better ideas myself, but I'd be surprised if that goes into general usage.
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It's already pretty much ''Dora'' in other posts on here :D


They might just steal your tag, which wouldn't be half bad actually.

I was offered a tatty  Rocket III recently and for a fleeting moment considered a custom paint job with the name of T Rex or T Wrecks-
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It used to be a brand of lard....... :lol:

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being that i'm a new tiger owner and having read this thread i'm never going to look at my bike the same again.  Eyelases and breasts, wow???...