It's time to split Thumpers...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Baldy, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    Ye men and women of 1 cylinder:

    You either have too few cylinders or too many posts, because 1 million posts is too many for one forum...

    I know... The regulars hate splits like this because they have become used to the way it is and the ones who got frustrated because they can't find what they're looking for in giant threads aren't here to weigh in. But it's still time, I'm afraid to say.

    The only question is what names deserve their own subforums. BMW, KTM, Husky, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha?
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  2. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    Japanese (asian) and Euro split?
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  3. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    Rip it apart....
    The big five and an exotics or others?
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  4. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    Five?

    Oh that's right, I always forget Hodaka...
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  5. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    Rather than splits by brand, how about:

    Split into Asian Thumpers / Euro Thumpers?

    Maybe split by displacement? Above/below 500cc?

    Just tossing thoughts out there. Of course, I'm half-drunk, so I'll probably look at this tomorrow and call myself a dumbass...
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  6. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    The Combat Wombat deserves its own forum, indeed.
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  7. Boismj03

    Boismj03 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like there is enough interest for one for each major manufacturer!
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  8. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    I think Oriental and Round eye split is the only way I could think of.

    A cc limit would split bikes that share the same parts and many other things (the EXC range for example), and I don't think just one manufacturer is that massively popular that they could warrant there own forum.

    And a split between enduro and trail would be to hard to define for some, and then you would have the single cylinder adventurers on WR's EXC's CRF's etc being as confused as hell where to go.:lol3
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  9. bryantjt

    bryantjt Long timer

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    Mainstream aka Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki etc.

    Exotic aka KTM, Husaberg, Beta, GasGas etc.

    Other aka SYM, KYMCO, China bikes etc.
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  10. FlyingFinn

    FlyingFinn Long timer

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    How about create a Single Cylinder sub-forums under the BMW and KTM sections and move those bikes there. All others stay in the old Thumpers.

    Example, under the BMW section you'd have the Boxers, Parallel Twins and Singles. Under KTM you'd have the LC8 Orange Crush and Singles.

    Pretty often already now newbies accidentally post say BMW 650 single questions in BMW area as opposed to in the Thumpers.

    I'd say moving out all KTM and BMW singles out of the Thumpers would create lot of room.

    Edit. I just did a quick count. On page 1 of Thumpers right now there are 8 BMW threads, 8 KTM threads and 24 other thumper threads.
    Based on this very limited sampling, moving BMW and KTM under their respective brand sections, that do excist already, would clear about 1/3 of the traffic out of Thumpers.

    Mikko
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  11. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    It's only a million.
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  12. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    Lets put the XR650r's in one forum, and throw the rest of the junk into their own section =)

    :norton

    Really though the whole Euro / Asian thing could work well.
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  13. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    This sounds like a good idea. :thumb
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  14. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    Lots of good suggestions. It looks like the BMW forum is pushing 1M on its own but the KTM forum could take the overflow. I kinda like the idea of individual forums for makes, it would make things simpler to find things in the long run. Some think it gets confusing here, I figured it out and am sure no matter the decision I will figure that out too...
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  15. Krono

    Krono Speed Junkie

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    Brands sub-forum, and models sub-sub :deal

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  16. SafteyCushion

    SafteyCushion "Ask better, learn more"

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    How about archiving the "old" threads and let folks start new ones as wanted?
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  17. ThumperStorm

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    +1:thumbup
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  18. Butters

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    If you do create sub forums, I hope you keep a "general" thumper forum as well. That way people that are cross shopping can get opinions from owners of all brands. Also, if people have more general thumper related questions (suspension, comparing displacement options, etc), they have a place to go.
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  19. strongbad

    strongbad Been here awhile

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    Don't really understand the current problem. Run that by me again?
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  20. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Or we could just call ya a dumbass today :lol3

    I think the Asian Thumpers / Euro Thumpers would be the easy way to go...............but I'm dumbass..............and I'm gunna have a drink :1drink
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