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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Baldy, Mar 22, 2013.
Electric bikes belong in an Electric bike forum, not thumpers nor two strokes as they're neither.
I've been thinking of this necessity myself for quite some time.
As you have suggested, the forum has become too much of an obstacle course.
Lately I have come to dread the prospect of having to wade into it!
As for a Grande Plan, I'm sure you will think of a great one.
However, I would like to suggest the following:
KTM singles DEFINITELY need a single forum for at least two reasons:
1. Because there are so many different models of KTM singles to serve as subdivisions within that forum.
2. Because KTM's are a work in progress straight from the factory. KTM Corporation uses it's customers as test pilots to find the real-world flaws in their bikes so they can improve them later. In the mean time WE must constantly find ways around these inadequacies, and we need to consult each other to do a good job of it. Greater efficiency would really help!
A separate forum for KTM singles would be greatly appreciated!
KTM singles DEFINITELY need a single forum
put all exotic euro singles in one forum, Gas Gas, Husky, Beta, blah blah blah.
Thank the ADV Gods!
Up to 250, then 450, then up to 650.
DR Big should have it's own place in a thread titled "Thumper Overkill"
Sub Forum off of Orange Crush would be great!
Welter weights (<300. Pounds or cc's, your choice.)
TaTonka (>575. Pounds or cc's, your choice)
Neither here nor there.
Mega central. For those threads that reach true Mega status
Lightweights, race or minimalist, have a home. Big bores have a home. And for those who blur the lines, there's a place for that too. I think the best discussions would be in Neither Here Nor There, but those looking for hard core race or minimalist touring have a separate space, and the 90% road runners have a place. And the mega's get pulled out and rub shoulders. 2 smokes get their own area.
I like this Idea... Perhaps break up the remaining thumpers by CC Over 400, and 400 and under... Makes comparisons threads between models easier. IE WR250r vs DRZ400.
I would not add too many categories, too many can also add confusion. I often like seeing comparisons across a range of models... KTM in particular, is a breed apart from the mainstream Japanese brands.... What do you do with husqvarna and husaberg? Merge with KTM?
I just hope it doesn't become like ThumperTalk.
When I go over there, I only look at the section for the thumper I currently own, so I don't get much info on other bikes (which I like). Actually, right now, I have an "exotic" (Beta), so I see cool pics of Sherco's and TM's and stuff like that. When I had a Husaberg, I got bored on TT.
i like the idea of keeping an open thumpers forum then sub it out by brand for the more technical stuff.
then maybe even subs under brand for the more popular like klr650/dr650.
Calling it Orange Squeeze?
Is there a target date for this split to happen? Looking forward to seeing how it all plays out.
Road runners / No road / Whatever
Big muthas / Squirts / 'Tweens
Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?
OK, in the meantime, I started a thread down in Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph asking the reasons for the angst that I percieve some seem to have against megathreads. I asked there to keep this thread on topic, and because I was hoping for an answer, not a storm. Well, either nobody outside of Thumpers has an opinion, or the thread just passed unnoticed.
So, if you want to express yourself on the perils or virtues of megathreads, here's the link:
Baldy I wish you the best of luck sorting this out. I got a headache just reading it.
This has the potential of a megathread
As a new member I am still learning the groove of this site but have a slight idea just on this thread alone. Some good ideas and views here, and a lot of different points that could all point in the same direction, the melting pot.
Baldy as a moderator/owner can I suggest you govern the site and let the people (you being one of them) lead the trends. (I love the free world) So I am suggesting to not change the threads or segregate them at all, melting pots are the best thing for everybody, democracies can leave 49% in the cold. My rambles here mean, as suggested already govern the size of the threads to a number of pages. In this thread alone ever 4th page or so a new idea or direction comes along, so were do the mega threads lead? This way tech talk can be found and a bit of banter can be found filling the gaps, everyone wins. And no future back scares!!!
More threads mean more titles, might mean easier to find specific discussions, well maybe.
Thumpers as discussed are too diverse to categorize in every individual place, because they are so diverse.
Taking my age into account I always believed a thumper was a 500cc then up to 600cc then 650cc and so on, But never a 250. And now I would accept a 400cc. And you used them to go as fast as you can without hitting a tree on an off-road trail, and those views wont agree with everyone either. So as much as size matters it wont work to its best to separate them.
A split in ethnic origins is no good either, my mates have both jap and euro. I bet both owners are interested in the others bike.
As a past owner of several two stroke scramble and enduro bikes from 125cc to 500cc they are a different animal for some of the same jobs, you could even brake down two strokes if you wanted to go so far
Maybe an open class forum for Weekend Warriors??? Tree dodgers like myself that is
In Australia we have recreational registration which would account for more thumpers than full road registration, then there is the countless unregistered.
From what I read it all works well and plenty of contributions, its a great site, just feel shorter threads would work best. Says the man with 9 paragraphs
So what if this thread had ended before you posted your response? Where would your opinion be then?
If it had ended (ie it was full) and people still had more to discuss a new thread would be sparked up on the same topic and so on untill the interest died out. More like chapters than one sentence, maybe a bit easier to remember and reference?? Hows that sound?
Sounds like more searching than now.