The objective of this forum is to provide an open and friendly community for the exchange of KLR and motorcycle information, lore, and humor. It is a 'for profit' site, for sure, but the revenue comes from our supporting vendors (bless 'em and support 'em!) and advertising, not from the wallets of the participants. You may notice that some members are premium members, but that's an entirely voluntary thing; they get nothing special for it other than the satisfaction of having provided a bit of support to a great forum.
The best analogy I can make is that we all just finished a really cool ride and we're sittin' around the campfire, relaxed with an adult beverage, and enjoying one another's company. The conversation naturally gravitates towards the objects of our affection, which may be KLRs, motorcycles, fishing, knives, bacon recipes and so on.
We pretty much let the conversation run; a lot of good dialog ensues. Like any campfire group we have our wizened old hands, jokers, philosophers, new comers, bacon eaters, extroverts, introverts, exhibitionists, and thread jackers. Most of our members fit into more than one of those categories, and a few are in a category of their own. Come to know them and enjoy them. We're really an eclectic bunch.
Just as anyone would around a campfire, if someone shows up and acts rudely we will ask them to step off a bit. There are honky-tonks where that's the norm and they can go there.
So welcome to the forum and pull up a chair and join us. Throw your log on the fire and kick back. Take yer shoes off and set a spell.