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  • #61
    Originally posted by Lucy55 View Post
    For me, it's that and the feeling that the migration to Facebook created the feeling of amplification from some overwhelming personalities who were no longer tempered by diverse input.
    The Ignore function works quite nicely. It is something that I was glad to discover.
    You can always peek if you choose to do so, but then you just rememeber why you chose Ignore in the first place.

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    • #62
      I joined the site many years ago. I was quite active then and I moved away to more bike specific forums. I also felt us no longer a beginner. Now that I have been riding many years and many bikes so I feel I have more to contribute. So I am back

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      • #63
        Originally posted by HappyPuppy View Post
        I joined the site many years ago. I was quite active then and I moved away to more bike specific forums. I also felt us no longer a beginner. Now that I have been riding many years and many bikes so I feel I have more to contribute. So I am back
        Good to see you are vertical and still at it
        Careful what you contribute, some are apparently very easily offended.

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        • #64
          With about 6 active posters or less over the span of a month that ignore list must be getting a real workout
          Last edited by Trials; 10-01-2020, 12:35 PM.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Trials View Post
            Go for it I love hearing about how somebody intentionally crashed to avoid a crash.
            I hit my limit at the FB BBO group.

            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&theater&ifg=1

            Can't wait to read the responses.
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            "If I wanted a windshield and tunes, I'd drive my car."
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            "Motorcycles are not unsafe. However, they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity."
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            • #66
              I don't do face book. maybe face book is the problem

              Nice here today and nobody to ride with, tomorrow calls for rain and people want to ride in the rain,
              guess I'm riding in cold mud and rain tomorrow hope I don't crash too bad.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Trials View Post
                I don't do face book. maybe face book is the problem
                You don't have to do facebook, you can still click the link and read the posts.

                So far, only the BBO crew has responded in a responsible manner. I'm actually upset that the low information members of the FB group are avoiding it. Maybe I need to switch gears and post a LSPL discussion instead?
                Sent from your mom's phone
                "If I wanted a windshield and tunes, I'd drive my car."
                Ride Safe, Chop Safer
                "Unofficial Beginner Bike Chop Shop"
                "Motorcycles are not unsafe. However, they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity."
                Support your FLIBS (Friendly Local Independent Bike Shop)
                sigpic
                3500cc worth of Honda: http://shadow-shack.20m.com

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                • #68
                  Was that suppose to be LPSL ?

                  Whatever you do don't tell them they shouldn't remove the exhaust systems off their brand new motorcycle or they will call you a ******* tree hugger.

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                  • #69
                    I think the facebook group needs to be renamed "Guess what liter+ motorcycle I'm learning on?"

                    The mission is dead. The few voices of reason are the silent minority. I just don't see much in the way of speaking out, far more atta-boys and way2go's from the lowest common denominator that is facebook. It's not even a hint of what this site or our predecessor site used to be about.
                    Sent from your mom's phone
                    "If I wanted a windshield and tunes, I'd drive my car."
                    Ride Safe, Chop Safer
                    "Unofficial Beginner Bike Chop Shop"
                    "Motorcycles are not unsafe. However, they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity."
                    Support your FLIBS (Friendly Local Independent Bike Shop)
                    sigpic
                    3500cc worth of Honda: http://shadow-shack.20m.com

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Shadow Shack View Post
                      I think the facebook group needs to be renamed "Guess what liter+ motorcycle I'm learning on?"
                      What, you disagree that a $20,000, 650 pound bike with a 1200cc+ engine is a bad idea for a beginner? If they don't buy that how can they be one of the cool kids?

                      Dave

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                      • #71
                        160 pounders with a 260cc engine are awesome fun and near indestructible from what I have seen recently.
                        I sold one to a local enduro rider this year and watched it launched into ravines and accelerate into vertical rock faces several dozen times so far and it has survived without any significant damage. tiny twist in the bars and several scars on the exhaust shield not withstanding it's still a very competitive ride. sold it to him at an awesome deal so I have another local to ride with.

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                        • #72
                          How about this?



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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Shadow Shack View Post
                            You should try a non-beginner bike group on for size, the levels of ignorance and "experts" increase exponentially.
                            Seriously, you JUST can't make this stuff up:



                            (yes, that's my smart-assed remark at the bottom of the pic, hence no editing to protect the innocent and guilty alike)

                            It's a facebook URL so it probably won't last long...I'll copy/cut/paste the OP so it will live on after the URL expires in a few hours/days/weeks as facebook linked URLs randomly do.

                            Originally posted by facebook vaporhead
                            Thinking of doing a coolant system delete on my (Shadow) 600. Anyone had any problems after doing this??
                            Only on facebook could someone think this is a good idea. But wait, out of 21 responses (yes, it was a somewhat active topic for a full six hours) only 6 --- SIX, as in just 29% --- were voices of reason. The rest offered up various fact-oids of junk science and other banquets of bullshit supporting it or at the very least promoting it, including one guy who "has proven ALL the naysayers wrong because he's been riding 25,000 in the past TEN years with no cooling system!" That's right, folks...do the math, 48 miles per week is proof enough that Honda's engineers are blithering morons. Aren't you sold on this great idea by now?!? Surely I don't need to post the remaining 17 unseen posts that were cropped off the image, right?

                            Let's go back to those figures....29% voices of reason, 71% chest beating knuckle dragging boneheads. And that, ladies & gentlemen, is exactly why forums are a lost format. To paraphrase the late great Obi-Wan Kenobi: "Forums were not as clumsy or random as social media; rather an elegant format for a more civilized age."

                            Face it, we're luddites.
                            Last edited by Shadow Shack; 10-21-2020, 09:07 PM.
                            Sent from your mom's phone
                            "If I wanted a windshield and tunes, I'd drive my car."
                            Ride Safe, Chop Safer
                            "Unofficial Beginner Bike Chop Shop"
                            "Motorcycles are not unsafe. However, they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity."
                            Support your FLIBS (Friendly Local Independent Bike Shop)
                            sigpic
                            3500cc worth of Honda: http://shadow-shack.20m.com

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                            • #74
                              Shadow you need to post a new thread: Thinking about doing a front wheel delete with one of my motorcycles,
                              has anyone had any problems after doing this, or was it easy to learn how to ride unicycle?

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                              • #75
                                Where is this guy? I want to watch what happens when a rod goes through the side of the block.

                                Dave

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