Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by Redmurty » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:58 pm

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I think you'll find 'pulling your leg' is a much more reliable form of jocular intention. You'll be in A&E constantly with that tongue in cheek :laugh:[/quote]

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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by geoham » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:18 pm

AlanHolt wrote:It depends on the forum. Adventure bike forums are probably the worst for having such a wide range of opinions because everyone has a different idea of what they consider to be 'adventure'. On here, we have people who have never left the UK, people who rarely ride on tarmac, people who only ride on tarmac, people who only consider an adventure to be in a foreign country. Old people, young people, people who want comfort and stay in hotels, people who want off-road ability and rough it in a bivvi. The range of opinions is vast and therefore less likely to be appropriate to your question.
Compare that to say a ZX10R or fireblade forum, where almost all members are aged between 25 and 45, all are only interested in speed and handling. People only post about performance or maintenance issues, and the discussion is limited, but everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.
I have to agree with Alan.

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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by Treadtrader » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:41 pm

There are a few on here that, politely, are a little misguided. :laugh:

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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by zimtim » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:49 pm

Treadtrader wrote:There are a few on here that, politely, are a little misguided. :laugh:

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Mods included ??? :whistle: (thumbs) :P
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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by Treadtrader » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:36 pm

zimtim wrote:
Treadtrader wrote:There are a few on here that, politely, are a little misguided. :laugh:

At least most bods try to be genuinely helpful, right or wrong. (thumbs)
Mods included ??? :whistle: (thumbs) :P
Nah, we're always right. :whistle:
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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by garyboy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:58 pm

we are all `adventure bike` riders, of some sort, and although all different, with different values, ages, experiences and opinions, we all have in common that .. we all ride bikes.

we are all bikers.



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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by boatman » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:02 pm

AlanHolt wrote:It depends on the forum. Adventure bike forums are probably the worst for having such a wide range of opinions because everyone has a different idea of what they consider to be 'adventure'. On here, we have people who have never left the UK, people who rarely ride on tarmac, people who only ride on tarmac, people who only consider an adventure to be in a foreign country. Old people, young people, people who want comfort and stay in hotels, people who want off-road ability and rough it in a bivvi. The range of opinions is vast and therefore less likely to be appropriate to your question.
Compare that to say a ZX10R or fireblade forum, where almost all members are aged between 25 and 45, all are only interested in speed and handling. People only post about performance or maintenance issues, and the discussion is limited, but everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.

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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by Milo Tighfield » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:40 pm

I haven't been to Euroland yet because I need a 100l fuel tank fitting to the bike and a back up fuel tank fitted elsewhere! because you can't buy petrol on your card and all the petrol stations are automated yes that's right every single one! I need to find the biggest panniers ever because I have to take so much stuff with me, like Adult painkillers Medicine for stomach upsets, Antiseptic Lotion, Antihistamines, Anti-diarrhoea medicine, Rehydration solution for diarrhoea, water purification tablets, Insect repellent and bite lotion, Insect sting spray,Plug-in mosquito killer units, Burn ointment and many many more items all because there are no shops or chemists in the likes of France and when you find them they are never open. It's a miracle anyone manages touring in Europe. Do I believe what I read!! hell yeah :woohoo: :whistle:

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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by SteveW » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:17 am

boatman wrote:
AlanHolt wrote:It depends on the forum. Adventure bike forums are probably the worst for having such a wide range of opinions because everyone has a different idea of what they consider to be 'adventure'. On here, we have people who have never left the UK, people who rarely ride on tarmac, people who only ride on tarmac, people who only consider an adventure to be in a foreign country. Old people, young people, people who want comfort and stay in hotels, people who want off-road ability and rough it in a bivvi. The range of opinions is vast and therefore less likely to be appropriate to your question.
Compare that to say a ZX10R or fireblade forum, where almost all members are aged between 25 and 45, all are only interested in speed and handling. People only post about performance or maintenance issues, and the discussion is limited, but everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.

NAILED IT !!!!! (thumbs)
Alan for President :) :) :)
I agree with Alan, except the bit where he says...."Adventure bike forums are the probably the worst for having such a wide range of opinions......."
That should be....the BEST for having such a wide range of opinions......

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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

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