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PostPosted: March 27th, 2017, 4:00 am 
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Some time back Garry posted that the traffic here was getting a little slow. I've noticed with each visit that the forum is more like a Transalp bike and / or parts sales yard. Such a pitty, nevertheless I shall continue to visit as I have learned so much about bikes here.

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PostPosted: March 27th, 2017, 12:56 pm 
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Some time back Garry posted that the traffic here was getting a little slow. I've noticed with each visit that the forum is more like a Transalp bike and / or parts sales yard. Such a pitty, nevertheless I shall continue to visit as I have learned so much about bikes here.


And...I thought it was just me...well, it's pretty much just you and me lately.

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PostPosted: March 28th, 2017, 2:57 am 
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Is it because the northern hemisphere is about to shoot to the summer and all the dudes up there are waxing their bikes and preparing for the endless dirt-roads rather than hangin out on the computer?

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PostPosted: March 28th, 2017, 4:01 am 
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Jackflash wrote:
Some time back Garry posted that the traffic here was getting a little slow. I've noticed with each visit that the forum is more like a Transalp bike and / or parts sales yard. Such a pitty, nevertheless I shall continue to visit as I have learned so much about bikes here.


Most mc fora I visit are low on traffic as well, with the exception of adventure rider. Perhaps other media, facebook, twitter etc. are replacing fora? Or maybe, as mentioned, people are preparing for summer. Or maybe all is said by now...

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PostPosted: March 28th, 2017, 9:20 am 
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I think it is just our choice of bikes. I don't think I've ever been on here and seen someone else weather member or guest, but I'm also on GL1800riders.com and I noticed that there was me and 98 others on the board at the same time.

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/5-gl1800-tech-board/315106-clutch-basket-removal.html

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PostPosted: March 28th, 2017, 11:59 am 
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still here........and ADV Africa Twin forum

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PostPosted: March 30th, 2017, 5:30 am 
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Still here :D
I start and new job in the same firm second half of last year still finding my feet as there is much to learn lots to do and thrown in at the deep end
but stll here
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PostPosted: April 1st, 2017, 4:39 am 
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The same few familiar names. Nice to see you still drop in.

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Most mc fora I visit are low on traffic as well, with the exception of adventure rider. Perhaps other media, facebook, twitter etc. are replacing fora? Or maybe, as mentioned, people are preparing for summer. Or maybe all is said by now...

I think you're onto it wimj. Of the sites you mention, I only visit farcebook, but all 3 fora that I visit with any regularity have farcebook pages or closed groups.

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PostPosted: April 10th, 2017, 7:38 am 
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I had been a lurker for several years, looking for a Transalp, and only now consider myself a full member since I did purchase a cherry 1990 unit last summer. I do check the forum from time to time but see few new postings. Oh well. I will just ride it and enjoy.


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PostPosted: April 10th, 2017, 12:46 pm 
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This is also because we ride a rare bike that never breaks down (well hardly)

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PostPosted: May 23rd, 2017, 10:37 am 
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This thread struck a chord...I think it is like this on alot of forums...things moving to FB but in reality the Motorcycle market is really been getting smaller every year. (At least in the U.S.)


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PostPosted: May 30th, 2017, 4:08 pm 
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Let's keep it going ... I picked up my second Transalp after a 25 year break just recently. I've owned a few bikes in my day and I am loving having a TA again. This is the kind of cult you want to be part of!


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PostPosted: November 7th, 2017, 12:34 pm 
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a little late posting . I haven't been on for a while hope you are all well I recognise a few names I enjoyed chatting with in the past its good to see you guys are still posting I did used to post a bit but because its so quite. I forgot to come back hear after a posting brake on other forums I was more active on . my old Transalp 600 I bough in 2012 is still going strong its got 82000 kms on it now and I love it all the more . I will make the effort to be more active on hear now . I am taking a brake from other forums I am on not even sure why . maybe its the onset of winter I am winding down my riding going to wash up the bikes and put some acf50 on them to prevent rust and before long battrery's will be coming into the house away from the frost .


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 8:13 am 
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Hi everyone! :)
I also have some thoughts on this topic


I administer several Russian motorcycle forums and I can say for sure that this is connected with social networks. To my forums are still working at full capacity - I do not create the possibility for communication, for example, in the FB.
Yes, communication in the social network tape is convenient for a specific moment, but if you need some information (advice, scheme, manual), you can not find it. It is necessary to ask, to look ... it is inconvenient and it takes time.
The forums are easier - went to a special section and got the information you need.
A page in the FB should only inform the user about new materials on the forum. The user saw a new one - went to the forum and read.

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PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 6:33 am 
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Snake wrote:
Hi everyone! :)
I also have some thoughts on this topic


I administer several Russian motorcycle forums and I can say for sure that this is connected with social networks. To my forums are still working at full capacity - I do not create the possibility for communication, for example, in the FB.
Yes, communication in the social network tape is convenient for a specific moment, but if you need some information (advice, scheme, manual), you can not find it. It is necessary to ask, to look ... it is inconvenient and it takes time.
The forums are easier - went to a special section and got the information you need.
A page in the FB should only inform the user about new materials on the forum. The user saw a new one - went to the forum and read.

Thanks Snake. That is the reason I keep coming back here.

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PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 11:06 am 
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Probably soon on the forums will remain only such dinosaurs as us. Unfortunately. :(

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Probably soon on the forums will remain only such dinosaurs as us. Unfortunately. :(


Hey, Hey...dinosaurs???? I prefer nicely aged...as in premium bourbon....

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PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 6:24 pm 
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I like the phrase from the movie "Harley Davidson and Marlborough Man" - "The older the bull, the stronger its horn" :)

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I like the phrase from the movie "Harley Davidson and Marlborough Man" - "The older the bull, the stronger its horn" :)


Dream on my friend.

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 7:16 am 
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Probably soon on the forums will remain only such dinosaurs as us. Unfortunately. :(
there wont even be anybody riding motorcycle's in the future apparently the current generation are mainly snowflakes and are not interested in bikes they don't even want a car just the latest cell phone getting their chest waxed and eating pizza and playing video games and watching porn they don't even want to have sex with actual women they cant be bothered too much effort required :dizzy: when us lot die off that's it :lol:


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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 8:20 am 
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Well, I think it's not so bad. But dependence on social networks is a consequence of buying gadgets. Exactly.
After all, the essence of any social network-wrote a post, collected likes, comments and you walk contented. But the knowledge in their head did not increase. And then they look for the simplest instructions on repair and ask stupid questions on usual old forums.

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there wont even be anybody riding motorcycle's in the future apparently the current generation are mainly snowflakes and are not interested in bikes they don't even want a car just the latest cell phone getting their chest waxed and eating pizza and playing video games and watching porn they don't even want to have sex with actual women they cant be bothered too much effort required :dizzy: when us lot die off that's it :lol:


That's all part of natural selection. Like not wearing a helmet.

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one of my friends described the suitors of his 17-year-old daughter as "bearded tattooed Snow White" :D

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one of my friends described the suitors of his 17-year-old daughter as "bearded tattooed Snow White" :D


I understand. I have grandkids this age. Not an adventurous bone in their bodies..can't carry on a conversation, won't look me in the eye when talking...at the dinner table they're holding their cell phones under the table...I ask them how much longer they will be gazing at their "texticles"....

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by the way, we are conducting classical conversations of old farts Image "the youth is no longer the same ..." etc Image

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Snake wrote:
by the way, we are conducting classical conversations of old farts Image "the youth is no longer the same ..." etc Image


Ok, dark haired, dark bearded young looking fellow...how old of a fart are you? I'm 63.

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Ok, dark haired, dark bearded young looking fellow...how old of a fart are you? I'm 63.

Not so dark-haired (and dark-bearded) :) Gray hair has already made a lot of way.
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But you're right, I'm exactly 20 years younger - 43

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by the way, we are conducting classical conversations of old farts Image "the youth is no longer the same ..." etc Image

just do not be offended
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At 55 I sit roughly in the middle at 55.

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Snake wrote:
by the way, we are conducting classical conversations of old farts Image "the youth is no longer the same ..." etc Image

just do not be offended
it was a joke
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Didn't even consider this offensive....you must have mistaken me for a "snowflake"! :thud:

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