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Yes 162 83.51%
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Old 07-10-2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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How about a new forum titled "AIRHEADS" ??

Ok here is a pole for the Mod God's

Only 1 way too see where this will go hey
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:26 AM   #2
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Well thus far we have about a 2 to 1 ratio in favor of the airheads... (is that like voting for blondes?)

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Old 07-10-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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Airhead forum?

Absolutely! Every time we have an Airhead thread, people pipe in with, "Man, I love my Airhead" or "I wish I still had my Airhead." There's a lot of interest here. Sure there's lots of Airhead resources on-line, but none with the ADVrider attitude, Because of the vast model range and the interchangabilty of Airhead components, I'm always finding a new tweak or source for Airhead bikes. Throw in the incredible experience of the asylum inmates from around the world and you've got the makings of a very unique forum.

I'd be happy to volunteer my time to moderate the forum.

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Old 07-10-2004, 02:03 PM   #4
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Lord Rider voted yes. It's official!
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Old 07-10-2004, 03:22 PM   #5
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Go airheads, go
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Old 07-10-2004, 07:41 PM   #6
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:58 PM   #7
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my stuff on the R100 goes out for finishes soon (I keep saying that)

I have the following
1969 R60/2 US - was beautiful - recently crashed . . . dammit
1976 R75/6
1980 R100T

each in varying states of decay in my garage

I would be willing to help moderate - a desk job means I get to advrider just about everyday.

Something about those bikes made me go a little crazy over the last couple of years trying to get one of each generation of the twins.

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Old 07-11-2004, 03:28 PM   #8
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I sold my '87 R80 today...

It went to a happy home nearby, so it will be geting lots of love and lots of miles.

Best thing I did for it was to put in Carillo rods and lightweight wristpins. The R80 engine is already smoother than the R100, but the Carillo rods, with their offset webs and perfect mass distribution, let that happy motor sing and sing. I preferred it to the Olhead GS for a while, while still riding both on alternate days... but the GS won in the end.
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Old 07-12-2004, 09:12 AM   #9
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Old 07-12-2004, 09:39 AM   #10
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They aren't here in great numbers, so the question is, if we build it, will they come?

I don't think so. Advrider is a bit progressive for most Airheads. They hang out in musty corners of the internet where the blinding speed of a 56k modem can still make people dizzy.

Then again, it's hard to see how a self-respecting site that calls itself Adventure Rider can not have a dedicated airhead forum since that's been the ride of choice for so many hard-core Adventure Riders over the years.

Still, in a modern era, why should we have a forum dedicated to an aging group of bikes when they can comfortably participate in the forums we already have?
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Old 07-12-2004, 10:30 AM   #11
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Doesn't this just boil down to whether or not someone is interested in moderating it and qualified to do so? If it puts more work on people who aren't interested, don't do it. If someone wants to do it, why not? The number of posts to deal with should be very small in comparison to the oilhead forum.
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Old 07-12-2004, 10:46 AM   #12
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So is that a yes or no?
That would be a qualified no. A no that could be changed to a yes if compelling arguments were made by Airhead forum proponents who, so far, seem rather tepid in their support. The kind of answer I wouldn't expect you to understand.
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Old 07-12-2004, 10:50 AM   #13
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Doesn't this just boil down to whether or not someone is interested in moderating it and qualified to do so? If it puts more work on people who aren't interested, don't do it. If someone wants to do it, why not? The number of posts to deal with should be very small in comparison to the oilhead forum.
A successful forum needs critical mass, so you want to know if enough people will participate to make it worthwhile.
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:19 AM   #14
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That would be a qualified no. A no that could be changed to a yes if compelling arguments were made by Airhead forum proponents who, so far, seem rather tepid in their support. The kind of answer I wouldn't expect you to understand.
Tepid? OK, let's try again.
You speak of forums that the Airhead could comfortably participate in.

Thumpers? Well no, they are 4 strokes, but that's about it. Orange Crush? Not quite. Roas Warriors always draws good viership when an Airhead thread appears. Big Mean and Nasty is abput as close as it gets. The catch-all forum Seems a shame to relegate the beloved oilheads progenitor to mingle with the likes of Japenese 2 strokes.

Mutineer's Carb Chronicles had a great following and it appeared in Jo Momma. This poll, in Gspot, has drawn over 50 votes. Is it fair to judge a potential forum's appeal from a poll in one forum?

Please remember that a lot of folks come here for entertainment as well as information. An R1200GS is technically intriguing.

An R69S will make you smile.

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Old 07-12-2004, 12:03 PM   #15
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Tepid?
You speak of forums that the Airhead could comfortably participate in.
What about "Blood, Sweat and Gears", "GSpot", "Equipment" and "The Perfect Line?"

A lot of the airheads used for adventure riding are GSes, after all.
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