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Old 03-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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It's time to split Thumpers...

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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Old 03-22-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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Japanese (asian) and Euro split?
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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Japanese (asian) and Euro split?
....and Generic/General for general inquiries/comparisons, etc.



No need to make it overly complicated. But what do I know-I can't even keep the alligators or the damned kids outta my yard!

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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Japanese (asian) and Euro split?
That was my 1st thought, only I was thinking 'high performance' and 'not.'
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:59 PM   #5
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Rip it apart....
The big five and an exotics or others?
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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Rip it apart....
The big five and an exotics or others?
Five?

Oh that's right, I always forget Hodaka...
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #7
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Five?

Oh that's right, I always forget Hodaka...
The Combat Wombat deserves its own forum, indeed.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:12 PM   #9
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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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Old 03-22-2013, 04:12 PM   #10
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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.

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Old 03-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #11
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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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.

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This sounds like a good idea.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #13
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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.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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Sounds logical to me

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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
I think this is a fine idea.
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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.

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