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Old 03-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #196
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2 strokes should have their own section.
KTMs can go over to Orange Crush. Those that want a KTM get a KTM and those that don't, don't.
BMWs may or may not need to be moved for similar reasons.
Everything else stays. I'd cross shop a DRZ, a KLR, and a TR - no reason to split them up.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #197
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How about dividing the forum up by what we're looking for?

Showroom: What bike should I buy, bike comparisons, and bike reviews.

MegaClubHouse: All the 'owner's club' type model specific threads- model specific megathreads, 'pics of your ___', threads.

Riding and Renchin; All the stuff that makes this subforum great: riding, bike setup, repair (even the seemingly model-specific stuff). Since it can't be perfect, dump the tire and oil threads here too.
That's not a bad idea for a split if it has to happen. Gets my vote.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #198
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It's time to split the It's time to split Thumpers thread.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #199
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Making the division at 600 eliminates this confusion without creating any to replace it (that I can think of). There are still orphans (WR250R example cited above), but less confusion.
Yeah, I'd go along with that also - great suggestion.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #200
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It's time to split the It's time to split Thumpers thread.
This has merit -- perhaps it deserves its own thread?
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:19 PM   #201
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How about dividing the forum up by what we're looking for?

Showroom: What bike should I buy, bike comparisons, and bike reviews.

MegaClubHouse: All the 'owner's club' type model specific threads- model specific megathreads, 'pics of your ___', threads.

Riding and Renchin; All the stuff that makes this subforum great: riding, bike setup, repair (even the seemingly model-specific stuff). Since it can't be perfect, dump the tire and oil threads here too.
That's exactly what I was thinking - gets my vote too.

The main forum would be "what bike should I buy and comparisons", since that is where newb's tend to post. The other two could be subforums.

No need to duplicate thumpertalk or ktmtalk here.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #202
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Unfortunately I didn't have the time to read through this whole thread (which, btw, has grown quite quickly...), so I'm not sure if this has been discussed already:

If and when the split happens, what will happen to all the bookmarks and links that currently point to .php?f=15? I know a lot of work has been put into creating and maintaining various index threads and other valuable sources of knowledge within this site, so it would be a great shame if all those links were broken due to the forum split.

Although I must admit that I'm not really up to date on the technicalities of something like this, it's probably still something to consider.

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #203
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I wish it was just by Make then Model thread. With the different models/CC's spread across three to four forums it makes it difficult to find your bike let alone keep up. Just my .02.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #204
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I like the core brands, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha in one forum and the rest in another forum.


's my $0.02 anyway.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #205
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:04 PM   #206
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I definitely want diverse threads to continue to exist. Within Thumpers is a thread Called "Minimalist Touring, 250cc or less." The best part of that thread is the variety of bikes, brands, ideas and so forth. Sometimes within that Thread, bike specific discussions will arise, and perhaps those hi jacks (albeit unintentional) should be more self monitored or at least a poster should point out to move that discussion to a bike specific Thread. We all should know that Bike specific threads are for that type of discussion, but to in anyway molest the broad scope threads like Minimalist Touring 250cc or less would be a mistake.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:12 AM   #207
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Keep things as they are.

Keep the format as it is now: I love the surprise of reading about a bike I've never heard about; I love the comparos, the rants, the misguided advice, everything.

Just the keep 100 active threads in the current smorgasbord style.

Archive all the rest. Do it by manufacturer, by bike, by capacity, by nationality, I don't care. I'm unlikely to ever visit there.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:49 AM   #208
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Funny how the discussion to split the forum became a forum in itself...well it's heading that way.???
Perhaps a split between trail biking and pure off-road could work, that way the hardcore off-roadies that in any case speak their own language that no-one really understands can bore each other to death and the gentlemen and woman that speak understandably whilst touring on the dirt can converse about the finer aspects of the human experiences....lol!
I see it this way, thumpers either do hard-core dirt where death and mayhem are expected or they take the time to explore and soak in nature on the back of two wheels with calculated caution (mostly cos they have kids or other dependents).... the point is they usually have different views and reasons why they actually ride thumpers. A XT600 rider couldn't care less about the air "hang time" that is possible on the back of a 449 Husqy. I'm sure a Husaberg FE501 owner fails to see the need to carry or acquire extended fuel supplies and soft luggage....????
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:08 AM   #209
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Keep the format as it is now: I love the surprise of reading about a bike I've never heard about; I love the comparos, the rants, the misguided advice, everything.

Just the keep 100 active threads in the current smorgasbord style.

Archive all the rest. Do it by manufacturer, by bike, by capacity, by nationality, I don't care. I'm unlikely to ever visit there.
Ye, I'll second this proposal. Archive the old stuff.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:30 AM   #210
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500 has the problem that most of the euro thumpers are available in 450 and ~510 cc displacement (meaning that the same model, +/- 60ccs, occurs in both forums). Further, quite a few models are named inaccurately to displacement at this size level- KTM 500 (actually 510), KTM 505 (actually 477), Husky 511 (actually 477), etc.

East vs. West would also be a clear division, although it makes no attempt to keep like bikes together if they are from different regions...

... except on Tuesday. Fizbin!
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