You can get into your settings for ADVrider and specify how many posts youd like per page. I have mine set for ten, so its kind of easy to estimate how big a thread is, based on some screwy decimal system
That might help you image load issues. Set yours for only a few posts per page to make it faster.
that was unrelated to bikes, but fixing these R80's are like an odyssey. Only you usually end up better than Odysseus