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Old 01-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #121
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I'd still like the split. Other than a vtwin configuration, they have nothing in common....
Since the 1190s are popping up everywhere, I find myself much less involved in the OC... Too busy trying to find the appropriate threads....so I don't visit as often.

My 2 cents ...
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:47 PM   #122
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I'd still like the split. Other than a vtwin configuration, they have nothing in common....
Since the 1190s are popping up everywhere, I find myself much less involved in the OC... Too busy trying to find the appropriate threads....so I don't visit as often.

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Come on now. Nothing in common??
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:03 PM   #123
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One visits less......1000 new guys join because KTM built a world class leading Touring bike. Reminds me of the HD bullshit on their V-twin forums when they first produced the V-Rod
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:08 PM   #124
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Neat and Easy to use doesn't require a split. It just requires posters to post the bike in the title. Read what you want, skip what you want. search the archives if it's not on the first few pages.

How hard is that?
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:10 PM   #125
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Come on now. Nothing in common??
Not really. Only brand is the same. Different engine, suspension, frame etc.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:34 PM   #126
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Not really. Only brand is the same. Different engine, suspension, frame etc.
I disagree. The basic motor is very similar. It still uses most of the same outboard systems that we all want to remove. Both are liquid cooled, etc. Besides some extra electronic farkles the rest of the motor electrics are similar.

You could probably argue that the 950 to 990 was a bigger change.

I agree that they are not the same, but to say they have nothing in common is a bit of a stretch.

For the record I do not think a split is needed. But maybe clean some of the important information out of the few big threads and put the info in a few new specific topic threads. There is so much good and bad info in that 2013 1190 thread that people missed and they are starting extra threads because of it. Then again, there are people who just don't read. Ain't nothing gonna help that.

I have been reading this forum for years without posting and I always found it interesting and well sorted. Now it looks a mess. I see the same info posted in multiple threads and any good discussion about the subject lost between them. Splitting it ain't going to help that.

As it was said earlier, I think it will chill out once the new owners get some miles under their belts. I am anxiously awaiting that time.

Gawd I hope this winter stuff ends soon so we all can get back to riding. Then the Aussies can take over the bitchin'

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Old 01-05-2014, 11:38 PM   #127
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Not really. Only brand is the same. Different engine, suspension, frame etc.
That's what I meant. Technically.
The 1190 is a great bike. It's just a different beast.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:43 PM   #128
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One visits less......1000 new guys join because KTM built a world class leading Touring bike. Reminds me of the HD bullshit on their V-twin forums when they first produced the V-Rod
I welcome the 1000 new guys.... I was hoping that we could keep it clean and neat as well. If experienced riders on the 9x0 leave or don't participate doesn't bother you.... Maybe the spirit of the forum is losing its appeal.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:38 AM   #129
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Maybe the spirit of the forum is losing its appeal.
What is the spirit of the forum?

On the other hand, again, how are the guys in Thumpers and Beasts surviving, with miriads of brands and models to discuss?
Also, by splitting you lose a lot of experience. There will be a ton of people coming to the 1190 from the 9*0, and also a lot of current 9*0 users that are interested in the 1190. There are many differences between the 2 bikes, but there is a lot of knowledge that can apply to both.

I still think the real problem is getting used to it. The Orange Crush forum was probably the only one on this site that until recently dealt with a single model, and its users are just not used to see multi-model info in their forum. But this is no different to any other forum on this site.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:04 AM   #130
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i agree on the split, im tired of searching through the threads to find 990 related threads
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:44 AM   #131
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Please...can we re-visit this? Can you please split OC between 950/990's and the new 1190s? The number of completely inane 1190 threads started in here has skyrocketed rendering the forum an absolute mess.

Please...I'm begging you here.
+1

I was kind of against the split but the mess is growing. Split please.

Some of us, 9X0 owners, also follow 1190 threads but it would be much easier if we can chose between 9X0 and 1190 subforums depending on what we're looking for.
And the fact that the search function doesn't accept three characters (9X0) will make almost impossible to find a thread about these bikes in a few months...
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:29 AM   #132
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:54 AM   #133
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Lets see........BMWs get 3 dedicated forums 2 for their different twins and another for their singles. CORRECTION--I just realized that the 3rd BMW forum is not for singles--didn't know BMW made a 650 twin.

KTMs, on the other hand, get 1, which is limited to "Adventure" twins from 2004-2014 and displacements from 950-1190. KTM singles (640/690) don't get a forum-just lost in Road Warriors or Thumpers. Non Adventure Twins (SM, SMT, etc.) are banished to Road Warriors (That 629 page SM thread is real handy). That doesn't even address the smaller KTM singles which are so widely used as dual sport/Adventure bikes. I'd like to see a forum for these bikes--all sizes combined.

While you're at it how about something which gives the Japanese singles some more visability--Like something for the KLRs, Hondas, Suzuki 400/450/650, etc. In fairness to BMW, I see a whole lot more of these bikes than of BMW "air heads" in the real world and on this site. Not knocking any of these bikes. It just seems like the allocation of forums could be a little more representative of what the inmates are riding.

ADVRider is a great forum. But it is still a BMW forum at heart. Time to let the owners of other popular makes be equal citizens!

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Old 01-06-2014, 10:57 AM   #134
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:47 PM   #135
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Split

Split as I said before.

Looking at going back to a 990 possibly, miss my 950 bad!

So much 1190 stuff now I have to scroll through to find 950/990 threads..............
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