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 kito » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:33 am

The forums would have you believe everything KTM will fail, jap stuff goes on for ever and CCM wiring is about to go puff into a cloud of dust. I have had 2 CCM and so far (not saying it won't) the electrics have been ok the ktm bits have been great and I have done work on both the jap engines .
Like was said earlier . Anything with moving parts going out in bad weather can and will go wrong at some point.

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

Post by Mad Cow » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:36 am

I was once told by a PR professional that if you have a good experience, the average person will tell three people about it.

But if you have a bad experience you tell an average of ten people about it.

This of course was in the early days of the internet, so I guess these days that should read the average person tells ten million people via the web :laugh:

Whatever the truth, it is a fact of human nature that we tend to want to sound off about bad things but rarely good.

As a result a google search on anything will inevitably end up finding those who moan about bikes and stuff and give the impression it's bad not realising there are thousands of happy owners out there not bothering to tell anyone!

Of course as this is on a motorcycle forum it might not even be true :whistle:
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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by Oop North John » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:39 am

I don't believe anything that's been said in this thread :woohoo:

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

Post by Mad Cow » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:41 am

kito wrote:The forums would have you believe everything KTM will fail, jap stuff goes on for ever and CCM wiring is about to go puff into a cloud of dust. I have had 2 CCM and so far (not saying it won't) the electrics have been ok the ktm bits have been great and I have done work on both the jap engines .
Like was said earlier . Anything with moving parts going out in bad weather can and will go wrong at some point.
My 2 KTMs have lived up to their reputation with plenty of annoying component failures but I still think they're great bikes

My Honda (CB500X) lives up to it's reputation too, as it's never missed a beat in two years of daily use.

And my CCM (A 604E) had shocking wiring! But again it was a great bike

So maybe there's some truth in those rumours :laugh:
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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by Dirk » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:29 am

SteveW wrote:I sometimes think I'd be too scared to buy any make of motorcycle if I took everything I read on forums literally.
Definitely fuel for paranoia.
It can be difficult to weed out the YouTube and Google experts from the genuinely knowledgeable folk.
Luckily, I take everything with a pinch of salt and make my own choices and cock-ups!
I often think there are specific groups of "experts".....
I've got one of these, so it must be the best, until I buy something else. (That's probably me)
You've bought a new bike? You prick, old ones are better.
Ooooh, you don't want one of those....this happens....
Before anyone gets upset, my tongue is in my cheek (thumbs)
I don't believe you

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

Post by Africa John » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:31 pm

Dirk wrote: I don't believe you
Where are your facts? :evil:

And this thread is useless without pictures !!

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Thanks for lightening my lunch break with this thread Steve (thumbs)

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

Post by coyotedave » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:57 pm

johnnyboxer wrote:New bikes are for posers

Real men ride old, gnarley bikes :whistle:
Old bikes were once NEW bikes.

Old men rode without helmets

We sat on the back of old bikes without helmets.

New is the next old.


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

Post by zimtim » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:41 pm

johnnyboxer wrote:New bikes are for posers

Real men ride old, gnarley bikes :whistle:
Gnarly old men, ride real bikes :evil: :evil: (thumbs)
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Re: Do you believe what you read on motorcycle forums?

Post by Andi_Archer » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:52 pm

Im sorry without Peer review testing any data produced in this post is irrelavent, so I`ll be round shortly to test ride all your bikes and provide suitable feedback :whistle: (thumbs)

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

Post by gspod » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:10 pm

Before anyone gets upset, my tongue is in my cheek (thumbs)[/quote]

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:

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