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Old 03-23-2013, 01:38 AM   #31
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What about threads like the 250 touring thread?

At the very least, you would need a General thread. Problem there is that some of the folks who could provide valuable input would be tied up in their particular brand subforum.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:39 AM   #32
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Easiest would be 2 subforums, 1 for Japanese bikes and 1 for Euro/USA/everything else.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:54 AM   #33
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I believe that three sub-forums under Thumpers would work well.

One option is to split by origin, Asian, European and a general Thumpers forum where threads are not bike specific.
Another option is to split by size, small (up to 250cc), medium (up to 500) and then the big boys.
Two strokes deserve their own, exactly as it stands right now.

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Old 03-23-2013, 03:41 AM   #34
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Whatever you do, please give the 2 strokes their own thread so that people will quit calling them thumpers.

Right on.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:58 AM   #35
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Personally, I don't like the idea of splitting by brand or exotic/ mainstream. Sure, there are lots of brand specific questions, but is brand specific tech really the reason we come to ADV rider? Personally, I go to KTM talk or Thumpertalk for that. IMO, following the same basic format of those pages will diminish the uniquness of ADVrider...which seems to be it's focus on how all brands compare and can be applied to various adventures.

A repeating theme I have noticed on Thumpers is that there are several schools of thought on what constitutes an "Adventure", and they usually steer the bike criteria and the discussion. For example, is it a 90/10 Thumper, 50/50, or 80/20 (off road/ road)? My suggestion would be to split the forum into those three categories. That way, we still get to contrast the various brands against one another, and any bike may show up in any forum. But, the sub-forum will automatically communicates our intended use for the bike and steer the feedback/ conversation.

Good luck.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:14 AM   #36
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you could have Teutonics (BMW and KTM) V The rest of the world.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:16 AM   #37
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The only question is what names deserve their own subforums. BMW, KTM, Husky, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha?
I hope that a split into two would work, Euro / Japanese.

I can also see the logic of putting KTM and BMW thumpers with their multi-bretheren, but I doubt that the current users of those forums would agree.

My least favorite option would be every brand in a different bucket.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:57 AM   #38
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how about THE RING OF FIRE THREAD and the lederhosen thread
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:01 AM   #39
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leave it alone!... there are other, more specific forums to search more specific things, the cool thing here is seeing what all the crazy stuff all the different people are doing.... yamaha forks on BMW's, for example.... this ain't gonna work as a specific place.....alotta the wrenches here are challenged by changing their oil, 'fer chrissakes....changing this is not following the course of nature, grasshopper.....
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:29 AM   #40
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leave it alone!... ...changing this is not following the course of nature, grasshopper.....
The only person who likes change is a baby in a wet diaper.
So I understand the "leave it alone!!" comments.

But it's already done with twin-cylinder bikes and only a random drunk should get confused where to go to.
We have "Beasts" for "all other multi cylinder bikes"
There's GSpot for BMW twins, and OC for KTM twins.

Now we'll just do same with single cylinder bikes.
"Thumpers" for all other singles and generic thumper stuff.
"GSpot / Singles" for BMW thumpers, and "OC / Singles" for KTM thumpers.

Works fine for twins, should work for thumpers too.

I'm suggesting just the structure, not the specific naming of two new sub-forums.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:41 AM   #41
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The only person who likes change is a baby in a wet diaper.
So I understand the "leave it alone!!" comments.

But it's already done with twin-cylinder bikes and only a random drunk should get confused where to go to.
We have "Beasts" for "all other multi cylinder bikes"
There's GSpot for BMW twins, and OC for KTM twins.

Now we'll just do same with single cylinder bikes.
"Thumpers" for all other singles and generic thumper stuff.
"GSpot / Singles" for BMW thumpers, and "OC / Singles" for KTM thumpers.

Works fine for twins, should work for thumpers too.

I'm suggesting just the structure, not the specific naming of two new sub-forums.

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Stop making it seem so simple!

That said, I'm not sure the BMW singles need their own sub forum. they basically have one: F/G650, and then a couple limited run models (450/650x bikes). KTM definitely could use a sub forum with all their singles and the popularity of them.

How about a dirt only subforum (I.e. non dual sport)?

EDIT: given how cumbersome the giant threads have become, how about a sub forum for any thread with over 25k posts?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:42 AM   #42
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........and only a random drunk should get confused where to go to.
who you callin' a drunk?.....
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:42 AM   #43
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I like the variety when i click on Thumpers, and there is a search bar.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:45 AM   #44
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I would hate to see it split by brand or which ocean they crossed. Granted the manufacturers have already made that split with entirely different schools of thought on what a dual sport should be. But people like me that have switched to Euro also have decades of experience on Japanese. Not to mention how many of us own both.

If you split off tire questions it would probably cut the post count by a solid 10%. Therefore I would lean towards a split along the lines of bikes and stuff, parts or gear or something. I don't know how to name it. But I really would not want to see bikes broken out into separate groups.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:48 AM   #45
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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...
one million posts? These guy have to stop blabbering bout nuttin!
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