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More motorcycle madness

So far the name 'Eva' is looking good. It has been pointed out that in German 'motorcycle' is a feminine noun and thus the bike is female. Any more suggestions?

This weekend I finally got the timing dialed in almost perfectly and took the bike (her?) out for a ride. Much better starting performance, usually starting on the first kick (unless ibexris is watching.) Now that the timing is done I noticed that the valves are making a good bit of noise so I need to go adjust those. It's a good thing that I enjoy doing all this work.

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qfemale
Aug. 5th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
>>It has been pointed out that in German 'motorcycle' is a feminine noun and thus the bike is female.

Das Motorrad is neither male nor female, it's an it.
You could go as far and translate it into Swissgerman, which would be Der Töff, that would be male then.
matthew
Aug. 5th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
Like mimsy says below, it's BMW that's feminine when referring to a motorcycle. BMW cars are all boys ;)
mimsy
Aug. 5th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
I think it was "BMW" that Chris said was female when it was referring to a motorcycle (and male when referring to a car), not the word for motorcycle..."motorcycle" and "car" are normally neuter if I remember what he said correctly.
matthew
Aug. 5th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed, I think that you are right.
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