KTM Talk

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by ThorRex, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Glad it worked out for you :thumb
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  2. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Small post count, big post. Well said.
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  3. dcg141

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    East is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet.
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  4. _Jacket_

    _Jacket_ Adventurer

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    I would like to understand why the Google search is disabled on KTMTalk. I could care less about my post count (case in point on this forum), but I frequent KTMTalk to find good tech info for my RFS. But with a gazzillion posts over 10+ years, the forum search tools are lacking. It's not that I can't find what I need, but more of an efficiency issue. I use Google searching for all the forums I frequent, but I found it to be a huge loss that KTMTalk has somehow rendered that inoperable.

    What's the reasoning?
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  5. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Good question:ear
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  6. walstibsf

    walstibsf ADVENTURE-HOLIC

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    Out of fairness to KTMTALK, I have to add a few comments to set my previous comments into perspective: Yes, KTMTALK is more disciplined, less fluff, more ON topic. I, too have gathered a great deal of info about the LC4 and made a few friends over there, but here, too. 990: not so much from KTMTALK. Just because there is more info and participation at ADV on OC.

    Before, (page 1 of this thread) I was just kidding around with a little truth mixed in. Pat has taken on a tremendous task, and I, among others are eternally grateful for his continued work. It's kinda like going to San Jose or some other big city with your kids for the first time: "why are there all of these medians on all the streets, Daddy?" ...."to help control all of the traffic they have here, son."

    All of that being said, now I hope Patrick will let me back in, as I'm getting a 450.......:rofl

    And, I don't know why google search is disabled either......

    Take care and laters......
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  7. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    <p><a href="http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7104649/what-is-ktm-talk" target="_blank" style="font-size: 14px;font-weight:bold;">What is KTM talk?</a><br />by: <a href="http://www.xtranormal.com/profile/3350975" style="" target="_blank">KTMrider</a></p><iframe id="xtranormal_What is KTM talk?" name="xtranormal_What is KTM talk?" style="width:480px;height:299px;" src="http://www.xtranormal.com/xtraplayr/7104649/what-is-ktm-talk" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" border="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto"></iframe></IFRAME>
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  8. walstibsf

    walstibsf ADVENTURE-HOLIC

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  9. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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  10. walstibsf

    walstibsf ADVENTURE-HOLIC

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  11. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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  12. plcguy

    plcguy Adventurer

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    To answer the original question, Yes! There will be others who believe the site is too difficult, useless, etc. I visit it often and spend some time here as well. For me, KTMTalk has been wonderful for resolving bike setup, issues, etc. I have noticed a higher level of decency among the KTMTalk visitors as well. I must admit, have seen way more bad language and personal attacks on ADVRider than KTMTalk. Would be nice if people would show each other a little respect and leave the bad language and attacks out of their posts...

    My two cents worth
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  13. Baja Dad

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    KTMTALK Blows!!!
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  14. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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  15. Platinumgrit

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    I wouldn't mind that actually. A lot of the forums I used to freqiuent, posts on topics which were really important (someone asking for help or someone else taking a lot of time writing long, detailed, and excellent posts about how-to something-or-other) would get thread-jacked by retards fucking around. You'd have to read through 2 pages of utter dribble in between the decent posts. Several Aussie forums I know of suffered this fate, and all the competent riders I know through 'the community' all quit those sites because the signal-to-noise ratio got out of control.

    I think your post has probably convinced me KTM Talk might be the right site for me to use as a resource for my RFS (06 525 EXC)
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  16. crazybrit

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    probably LOL. The RFS forum at KTMTalk is without doubt the best resource for these bikes. Seriously, what were the alternatives you were considering? Only downside is CAFlash.
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  17. Platinumgrit

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    Ahigher barrier to entry is not a bad thing. It's a great way of ensuring quality. The best sites I'm a member of are paid ones, with a high barrier to entry. The people on thos sites pay money to have a forum they can have high quality discussion. And every response generally is worth the price of entry.

    But this is highly subjective on my part - I want high quality information on topics being discussed, and I want those topics to stay on-topic. I don't really care for 'shooting the shit' on those forums. I shoot the shit with my mates at the pub.

    But there are a lot of people who want forums they can joke around on and have flame wars and behave poorly. And I agree with your point about respect, bad language, and personal attacks.
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  18. Platinumgrit

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    Well, I was in the process of looking, really. I will probably pick up the 525 EXC this weekend, if all goes well. My first stop was going to be here, and then ThumperTalk as google references that site a lot. Every time I search google for stuff on the bike, Thumpertalk comes up. I didn't even know KTM Talk existed, except for posts referencing it on here and Thumper Talk.
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  19. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    oh, i think there are a few others you better be careful of. awesome collection of knowledge, problem is a few who seem to think it's their own personal fiefdom. if you challenge their thoughts, they just bash on you and try to discredit you because "they know better than you" and because of their "status" they usually win. not always, but usually. one in particular tried it with me and got exactly what he deserved. actually,, he deserves a LOT worse but karma is a bitch and i have no doubt it will all come around. :deal

    although some don't like pat (admin) he has ALWAYS been a stand-up guy in my book. earned my loyalty without question. don't always agree with him, but hey, it's his "house." you don't like it, go somewhere else.

    just my $.02,

    laramie :beer
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  20. youngblood

    youngblood Been here awhile

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    Yo GumbyD! See my sig! Your LC4 is still going strong so KTMTalk must have taught you a thing or two!

    Seriously, the folks behind KTMTalk are the guys and gals on whose shoulders we stand. Keep reading...

    The hardcore offroad crowd (MX, enduro) is how KTM got to where they are as a company over the years so they could offer a 950/990/1190 etc.

    Chip Munn himself is the guy who makes the smaller bike thing happen and works closely with KTM USA. How vital are young riders to the health of the sport and motorcycling? Extremely. I have nothing but respect for him, AND the discount that is baked into the membership which pays for itself the first order you make at munnracing.com

    To throw the whole forum under the bus is really juvenile and lacks any evidence of knowledge of the people behind the scenes.

    If someone new to ADVrider hit this thread as their first read, what would they say about this forum? YMMV

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