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Good luck with this new venture....
« on: November 06, 2013, 05:08:46 PM »
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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 06:27:46 PM »
Thanks! I'm surprised how many have found this place already. I just registered the domain this afternoon and I'm still setting up the software.

I really hope this place isn't needed, but I've seen too many new owners screw up a community when they purchase a site.

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 06:41:29 PM »
Yeah.  As much as they say they won't change things they all seem to go down the tubes.  I only know of one (pirate4x4.com) that hasn't really gone downhill after being bought by a "for profit forum business".  The only reason that one hasn't is because the owner is still pretty much in charge.

I think forums are going the way of the dodo with all the various social networking sites but they still seems to be the best place for the open exchange of ideas and knowledge.

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 06:57:13 PM »
Newbs!   :)

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 07:25:38 PM »
So, this is where the cool kids hang out?

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 07:48:10 PM »
Kind of like the '06 Crash!

Now where is the dancing Chili?  Did Neal sell him too??   :'(

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 07:49:31 PM »
Hi. New guy here, I'm looking for info on what bike to buy. Great site. I'm sure I will learn a lot from the knowledge you all have to share.
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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 08:01:13 PM »
Hayabusas used to be the go to newbie bike.  Mainly due to plenty of cheap parts on ebay if you drop it at the gas pump and need spares.

Myself, I would probably go for the new ZX14R.  You won't feel the need to upgrade for about a year.  In the meantime you could always toss a turbo on it.

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 08:02:07 PM »
You know I can barely ride, right?
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 08:20:02 PM »
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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 08:28:09 PM »
Long time lurker, first time poster.


Any thoughts on what oil I should use?  Also, I'm debating whether or not I should use a car tire on my bike.  Is this the right place for me?
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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013, 08:32:15 PM »
It is the STO time machine!!

What Bike should I buy?
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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2013, 08:42:54 PM »
Long time lurker, first time poster.


Any thoughts on what oil I should use?  Also, I'm debating whether or not I should use a car tire on my bike.  Is this the right place for me?

Wesson makes a kick butt Canola you should really try.

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2013, 08:51:07 PM »
Wesson makes a kick butt Canola you should really try.


Won't that make my FJR even more overweight? 

Isn't it a Sport bike that tours?

A Touring bike that is sporty?

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2013, 09:03:16 PM »
Make sure you use a food safe oil. Otherwise you may get some irritation of your (or your partner's) sensitive bits.

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2013, 09:14:41 PM »

Any thoughts on what oil I should use?  Also, I'm debating whether or not I should use a car tire on my bike.  Is this the right place for me?

DOOD, car tires rule.
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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2013, 09:17:38 PM »
Make sure you use a food safe oil. Otherwise you may get some irritation of your (or your partner's) sensitive bits.

Again, Canola may be a good choice.

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2013, 09:30:58 PM »
All you guys are getting banned.   8)
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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 09:32:00 PM »
All you guys are getting banned.   8)

Oh crap... he can do it now. I wonder if Connie will show up now.

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 09:33:32 PM »
Thanks for giving us all a place to hang out if ST.N gets gobbled up by the forces of greed.  A.K.A.  unbearable ads.

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 09:38:21 PM »
Thanks for giving us all a place to hang out if ST.N gets gobbled up by the forces of greed.  A.K.A.  unbearable ads.


This place might be better because of this section...

http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?board=46.0

Now if the person who suggested this would start adding some content.

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2013, 10:15:45 AM »
So this is what it looks like on the other side.
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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2013, 04:13:42 PM »
Yeah.  As much as they say they won't change things they all seem to go down the tubes.  I only know of one (pirate4x4.com) that hasn't really gone downhill after being bought by a "for profit forum business".  The only reason that one hasn't is because the owner is still pretty much in charge.

I think forums are going the way of the dodo with all the various social networking sites but they still seems to be the best place for the open exchange of ideas and knowledge.

And threaded discussions you can actually follow. I just don't get into any real discussions on FB because they're rambling messes. Right up there with Reddit, IMO.  :(
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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2013, 04:24:17 PM »
Newbs!   :)

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2013, 06:18:40 PM »
Yeah.  As much as they say they won't change things they all seem to go down the tubes.  I only know of one (pirate4x4.com) that hasn't really gone downhill after being bought by a "for profit forum business".  The only reason that one hasn't is because the owner is still pretty much in charge.

I think forums are going the way of the dodo with all the various social networking sites but they still seems to be the best place for the open exchange of ideas and knowledge.

And threaded discussions you can actually follow. I just don't get into any real discussions on FB because they're rambling messes. Right up there with Reddit, IMO.  :(

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2013, 09:52:37 PM »
This site reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Elain had a bizzaro group of friends!

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« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2013, 02:23:03 PM »
And threaded discussions you can actually follow. I just don't get into any real discussions on FB because they're rambling messes. Right up there with Reddit, IMO.  :(


I just don't get Reddit.It's impossible to find or follow anything on that abortion of a page.  Glad I'm not the only one.

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« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2013, 03:45:48 PM »
This site reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Elain had a bizzaro group of friends!

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« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2013, 11:51:38 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2013, 12:12:05 PM »
The big question is: can I unsubscribe from a thread?

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Re: Good luck with this new venture....
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2013, 06:41:51 PM »
Wesson makes a kick butt Canola you should really try.


Won't that make my FJR even more overweight? 

Isn't it a Sport bike that tours?

A Touring bike that is sporty?

County, where are you?? ???
Jeez, I thought I'd be the first to say a wise crack about the FJR.
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« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2013, 07:14:45 PM »
The board has been broken in...I think we did that on the first day.

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« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2013, 05:39:15 AM »
fecking cyclists.
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« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2013, 08:57:07 AM »
This is kinda exciting. Like having a mistress on the side.
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« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2013, 03:07:31 PM »
It's good to have a back up plan. ;)

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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2013, 05:50:50 PM »
Will there be a goat thread? I hope not.
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« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2013, 10:10:36 PM »
Very Cool! Thanks for the new hang out.

something seems different here, I just cant put my finger on it.

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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2013, 11:27:30 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2013, 06:02:00 AM »
Very Cool! Thanks for the new hang out.

something seems different here, I just cant put my finger on it.

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Now that stuff right there is funny.   :thumbsup:

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« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2013, 06:14:51 AM »
Very Cool! Thanks for the new hang out.

something seems different here, I just cant put my finger on it.

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Now that stuff right there is funny.   :thumbsup:


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« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2013, 07:35:09 AM »
Wut about 'Busy Little Shop'?  ;D Anybody going to invite him back?

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Thanks for setting up the alternate universe FJR1300!   :inlove:

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« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2013, 07:38:44 AM »
Shoot... there's no couch to hide behind yet.  8)

Just click the [more] link.

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« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2013, 08:03:13 AM »
Yeah just read your message in A&R.... Thanks!  :wave: As you can see I've already used one of the new emoticons.... I see what you did there.
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« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2013, 08:10:33 AM »
fecking cyclists.

Hai guyz!  What's going on with cycling?  Izzat what this site's all about?   :wave:
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« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2013, 09:29:45 AM »
Thanks all for setting this up. It is too much like deja vu of the old Michigan Jeepers forum. Sold to a corp interest, absentee admins,  then no linking to another forum (we know they exist already) then no endorsing competitors products, then posts saying anything negative about an advertisers product gets removed, the ads increase, then either you get melded into another forum (the sport-touring section of xyz.com), or when its numbers drop it just goes away entirely and you get re-directed to xyz.com. All the while a half-interested admin tells you all is well, things will get better, we are fixing things, and the band continues to play.

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« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2013, 10:23:11 AM »
Grassroots!!!!

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« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2013, 10:24:06 AM »
Hai guyz!  What's going on with cycling?  Izzat what this site's all about?   :wave:

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« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2013, 12:07:19 PM »
When do we get stickers?
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« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2013, 12:32:39 PM »
Clicking the crack buttons for STo and STn, I'm seeing the same number of "new posts" from both. Way to go STo!
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« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2013, 12:34:02 PM »
I'm sticking with this one, thanks to the new video ads on STN. Thanks for making this place!
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