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Is this the most boring motorcycle forum ever???

Britmick
07-28-2016, 04:06 PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!

CarGuy
07-29-2016, 07:52 AM
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!

This used to be an extremely active forum. Doesn't seem so much anymore. Even so, some interesting topics still pop up and members are still willing to help with problems.

4stringbiker
07-29-2016, 10:04 AM
Boring? Eh, maybe.

If you want interesting, start a thread on oil. Or spark plugs. Or tire weights.

There's always the "The Donkey Dance" thread in the Off Topic section.

I've been a part of this forum since 2007 (under the screenname ozyran440) and I've seen this forum change hands, come under attack from "hackers," I've seen forum friendships formed (and destroyed).

A major part of what contributed to the forum dwindling down was the proliferation of social media on smartphones. When those became commonplace, forum activity began to drop off.

In the meantime, I need to go find out if I should use dino oil in my coolant system, and find out how to flush my fuel system with transmission fluid.

(KIDDING on the last sentence, but believe me, I've seen some pretty kooky things go on here.)

thejunkman
07-29-2016, 11:00 AM
I would say this is pretty typical for a "brand specific" forum. With a name like "Kawasaki Motorcycle.org" Your not going to get the die hard Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, KTM, Ducati, BMW, ect, ect, in there. So just by nature you are excluding a large chunk of our motorcycling friends. This is true for about any other brand specific forum. Want diversity and a more lively discussion, visit ADVrider, Thumpertalk, and similar forums. More people=more lively activity, but at the cost of more possible trolling as well.

I enjoy it here being it is more focused on one brand when talking tech, as it cuts down on some of the noise of comments that may be unrelated to the question or topic at hand. I am no Kawasaki fanboi, but it is one brand that I happen to own the most bikes of, however I am fairly agnostic when it comes to brand of bike. I choose my bikes for the job (type of riding) at hand and choose which model fits the task at hand the best.

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Britmick
07-29-2016, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the open replies guys, you give me hope that things can only get better on here!!!


Now, does anyone have any preferences to engine oil in their Kawa's????

fritzi93
07-30-2016, 07:40 AM
Now, does anyone have any preferences to engine oil in their Kawa's????

Trying to start something, are you?

Yes.

Any oil of suitable viscosity that does NOT have "friction modifiers" in it to cause a wet clutch to slip and perhaps even cause gear pitting. Those pickier than me will say that you'll be more certain to avoid making a mistake in that regard by using motorcycle rated oil only (JASO, etc.). Note that motor oil marketed as motorcycle specific is always more expensive and not always automatically better for your bike.

Regular oil or synthetic? Synthetic is less likely to leave deposits and sludge in your sump; it's also more resistant to shear...but it's a lot more expensive. One thing to note is that it's usually recommended that you use regular oil during the initial break in period.

So...use regular oil and change it more often, or use synthetic. Take your pick.

There, if that doesn't set the cat among the pigeons, you're going to be disappointed. :razz:

thejunkman
07-30-2016, 10:47 AM
Trying to start something, are you?

Yes.

Any oil of suitable viscosity that does NOT have "friction modifiers" in it to cause a wet clutch to slip and perhaps even cause gear pitting. Those pickier than me will say that you'll be more certain to avoid making a mistake in that regard by using motorcycle rated oil only (JASO, etc.). Note that motor oil marketed as motorcycle specific is always more expensive and not always automatically better for your bike.

Regular oil or synthetic? Synthetic is less likely to leave deposits and sludge in your sump; it's also more resistant to shear...but it's a lot more expensive. One thing to note is that it's usually recommended that you use regular oil during the initial break in period.

So...use regular oil and change it more often, or use synthetic. Take your pick.

There, if that doesn't set the cat among the pigeons, you're going to be disappointed.


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ BOOORRRIIINGG :troll: :)

Everyone knows...
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and ATF for gearboxes. Argument settled.

Vulcan900
08-02-2016, 07:27 AM
This was at one time a very busy place. Facebook has pretty much replaced all forums.

Bluemeanie
08-02-2016, 09:03 AM
This was at one time a very busy place. Facebook has pretty much replaced all forums.

However not for those of us that don't use facebook.

Hot Cruiser
08-02-2016, 02:03 PM
However not for those of us that don't use facebook.


+1. No Facebook for this rider, either!

thejunkman
08-02-2016, 09:16 PM
This was at one time a very busy place. Facebook has pretty much replaced all forums.

Hardly. There is no community on Facebook. Now Youtube has stolen some users away from forums with the social video aspect.

I am only on Facebook for my fan page, as some people do use it so I have it for interaction with those that do use it.

This is a public page so need for an account to view.
https://www.facebook.com/thejunkmansadventures/

Hilts
08-03-2016, 11:43 AM
I've been around here since 2004 when I bought my 800 Vulcan. Even though I am on Facebook and ride my Harley a heck of a lot more than the Vulcan, I still check in here nearly every day. BTW, I use synthetic oil in my Vulcan.