For a couple years now I have thoroughly enjoyed the cross-brand discussions on Thumpers.
I own Japanese bikes from 2 different manufacturers, and aspire to have the time, space and money for a KTM. I would prefer not to read anything about BMW again in my life, but KTM and other euro enduro owners have tons of relevant info for me.
I think thumper riders generally are more apt to switch brands or own multi-brand than the old fat dudes on the touring behemoths.
I also think thumper riders are a little more likely to be grafting ktm forks onto suzukis, etc.
I do like the idea of splitting the mega-threads into their own sub-forum if it's a bandwidth issue. I nearly always enter the mega-threads via my Subscription page or Google; those threads aren't really usable in a casual reader sort of way.
'76 Xl250 '04 XR250R '09 DR650 '10 TR450
Ride The West
- OBDR, CDR & western TAT - July 2013
with plenty of bike pics.
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WTB: Clarke tank for DR650 for cheap - any color but blue.