What does your screen name and avatar mean?

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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by Dat Yooper » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:18 am

I haven't picked a Avitar yet.
It's a very small square to find a visible pix to use.
Dat Yooper is an abbreviation from a "Sign Off" on my Off Road Site; Dat Displaced Yooper, Capt

My Nick Name is actually Capt which I have had since Kindergarden,
I have an unusual Finnish name that looks like "Capt Kangaroo"......
When I first tried to use Capt, but it would not go thru, so the sign off was 2nd choice.

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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by planeflyer21 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:56 am

Long ago I was looking to sign-up for a forum and must have set there at the computer for an hour, trying bunches of variations on a previously used screen name, and other screen names...all getting the response "That screen name is already taken."

In frustration I thought "I fly airplanes, surely there are others...let me try planeflyer21." Bingo! Haven't flown in over a decade but the username sticks.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by VWK75S » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:43 pm

The condensed version:

Back in the 80s, the motorcycle market exploded and various new/old brands started popping up. VW contemplated getting into the motorcycle business.

Engineering came up with a concept design powered by a modern boxer. Production estimated budgetary cost (not including R&D) and the marketing tried to sell the idea to the executives. No go, too expensive but did manage to spark their interest.

They agreed to provide funding to private label a concept bike for trade shows and limited test rides. They worked out a deal with BMW to arrange a sale to VW for 10 K75Ss.

Not being satisfied with just relabeling the BWM as VWs, engineering insisted on a performance upgrade. They where given a very limited budget but were able to take the stock 72hp K75S and boost it to 83hp.

The 10 bikes went to various trade shows and events, but the plug was eventually pulled on the project.

The bike is rare but not valuable.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:14 pm

Yorkshire Mister Men
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The avatar pic has since changed to be my actual rig.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by dogboy443 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:24 pm

Dogboy reflects my many years of volunteering in Greyhound rescue. And my avatar is...me.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by jaybird » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:24 pm

VWK75S wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:43 pm
The condensed version:

Back in the 80s, the motorcycle market exploded and various new/old brands started popping up. VW contemplated getting into the motorcycle business.

Engineering came up with a concept design powered by a modern boxer. Production estimated budgetary cost (not including R&D) and the marketing tried to sell the idea to the executives. No go, too expensive but did manage to spark their interest.

They agreed to provide funding to private label a concept bike for trade shows and limited test rides. They worked out a deal with BMW to arrange a sale to VW for 10 K75Ss.

Not being satisfied with just relabeling the BWM as VWs, engineering insisted on a performance upgrade. They where given a very limited budget but were able to take the stock 72hp K75S and boost it to 83hp.

The 10 bikes went to various trade shows and events, but the plug was eventually pulled on the project.

The bike is rare but not valuable.
VWK75S-1.JPGVWK75S-2.JPG
John :roll:
And I've been thinking all along that you must have somehow grafted a VW engine into a K75s chassis!
Interesting story, how did you come to own that beast?

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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by Lofty » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:58 pm

My user name is the nickname given to me when I was on active duty and stationed in the U.K. Folks hear the name and think it relates to my height. I explain that it came about due to my [then] strong resemblance to a character on a British television show.

The avatar is the current stylized graphic for the branch of service in which I served.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:13 pm

No big mystery for mine. I kept these things in the air. A LOT.
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Though I've also laid hands upon the A-6 Intruder, F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, AND the P-3 Orion, the Tomcat will always have a special place in my heart.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:25 pm

Born and raised in Wisconsin, though the moniker was bestowed upon me by an SFX artist I was working with twenty five, or so, years ago in product development. My avatar is a speedo/tach combo I had in my GU.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by chaos2 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:15 pm

VWK75S wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:43 pm
The condensed version:

Back in the 80s, the motorcycle market exploded and various new/old brands started popping up. VW contemplated getting into the motorcycle business....... They worked out a deal with BMW to arrange a sale to VW for 10 K75Ss.


John :roll:
Never heard of that, though it sounds similar to what the did with they Routan. Wonder how they got the extra hp, that engine does not seem to lend itself to the usual hot rod tricks.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by SidecarDan » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:02 pm

My avatar is just a fun picture I had taken of me in early January on the Mayan Riviera 5 or 6 years ago.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by VWK75S » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:16 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:13 pm
Though I've also laid hands upon the A-6 Intruder, F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, AND the P-3 Orion, the Tomcat will always have a special place in my heart.
Spent most of my time on F-16s (A/B) and F-4s but helped with A-10s, OV-2, F-5, and an A7 that make an emergency landing.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by Speedbump » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:36 am

I was in a group of 4X4 guys and I was the only one with a little 2WD Datsun PU. So I was the "Speedbump" of the group. The Avatar is the bike at the golf coarse. :D

This is what I kept in the air,
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by Lofty » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:37 am

The AC-130 Spectre. Nice.
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Re: What does your screen name and avatar mean?

Post by keetmanaa » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:10 am

Keetman = one who raises keets.
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