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post #1 of 15 Old 01-04-2018, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Guests, What are they reading?

How many of us ever go to "Who's On-line"?

I'll suggest that this forum can sometimes seem quite Quiet!

But it can be quite 'Enlightening' to go to "Who's On-line" and view what our non-logged in "Guests" are reading!

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-05-2018, 10:14 AM
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When I first got my KLR and found this forum, as a guest I browsed all over this forum. I found a lot of helpful information, and frankly if I’d searched around enough I probably could have found answers to any question I had, but the first question I couldn’t easily find an answer to is when I created an account so I could ask.
I then made an account. Not to only ask my question, but to get rid most of the ads. Ads I find are very irritating.
I then paid a year subscription because I feel nothing is free and it was the respectful thing to do.
I wonder why so many don’t pay a subscription, at least at the beginning when using information the site and its contributors have presented to help them.
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post #3 of 15 Old 01-05-2018, 05:16 PM
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I think PD is right, sometimes these halls seem a little empty.

I look at who's on line at times only to realize that it is lonely here. And then there's today. Cold, rainy, bike is tucked away, motivation seems to be lacking, so in here looks pretty good.

(edit) Adding on because I though about this overnight.


Membership? Should I say that "main stream" social media, requires you to log in to see most content, while the forums let you cruise thru most content and gain access to a lot of technical info. But yet most of the world (and a few posers) stick to FB for the one stop shopping of KLR info, burger menus, music reviews, Honda Civic exhaust, HAM radio stuff, coffee mug collections, and an occasional cat video. And at the end of the day, you couldn't go back and find that little shred of info you were looking for without taking 3.67 hours of cruising the above stuff.

But here, we all share the love of one of our passions that let's us ride. We, in some way, know each other and gain respect for each other by the plain simple (OK, not so simple at times) suggestions we get from each other.

And we can also feel free to bash away at a newbie for asking about tires or what oil to burn away in a Gen II.

But we can also pay our dues and move on with knowing that it's happened before, and will again.


Too deep?
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And a great big thank you to the moderators for keeping this place so clean.
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1st post here guys. I skipped the intro section (already!), because I was intrigued by the "What are guests reading?" question.

I'm about to become a KLR owner, and I do spend a lot of time on forums for my other vehicles, car and motorcycle.

It IS too easy to just surf along and not bother paying a membership, and reap the benefits from the knowledge base of X vehicle owners. I think its better to have a stated price vs. "make a donation", and for the KLR forum, I will definitely be coughing up the $15 US.

Tons of useful info here, and once I finalize my purchase, I will formally introduce myself. Thanks guys and gals.
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It's nice though that guests can check the forums out here while researching about KLR's and such. Some forums require you to register and log in before you can see the posts (Alberta Dual Sport is a good example of that). I just kind of bop all over and check threads that catch my interest... Lol

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1st post here guys. I skipped the intro section (already!), because I was intrigued by the "What are guests reading?" question.

I'm about to become a KLR owner, and I do spend a lot of time on forums for my other vehicles, car and motorcycle.

It IS too easy to just surf along and not bother paying a membership, and reap the benefits from the knowledge base of X vehicle owners. I think its better to have a stated price vs. "make a donation", and for the KLR forum, I will definitely be coughing up the $15 US.

Tons of useful info here, and once I finalize my purchase, I will formally introduce myself. Thanks guys and gals.
Oooh! Shopping for a bike.

So that brings up the question of "what are you looking at?". Please inform us.

And while looking at other forums, I've found some neat stuff I'd like to have but then the cost of such items pop up and I wonder if it's all worth it.
I have researched a lot of mods here and am now starting to plan on the oil pressure improvement. (Thanks pdwestmen!)
I have found that many posts have great ideas, but few have follow up, or even final/finished product reviews. My ammo can pannier thread started out and then got dumped when the Pelican cases showed up. Maybe I should sell those things sitting at the side of the house?

The rain has set in here finally in northern California, and I'm spending some time researching lathe & machining tips on a couple of forums and YouTube. A little over two years ago I stumbled upon an awesome deal for a 10X24 metal lathe. I joined a couple of machinists forums, made a couple of posts, and then felt the "total noob" thing come over me after reading what some of these guys do in their garages. This lathe might be worse than the KLR. Lathes are cheap like a KLR, but the tooling can bury you faster than Touratec wish list.

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I've been one of those "guests" after misplacing my password, and being too lazy to ask for another. It is very nice to be able to browse without committing, and probably good for the community as a whole. I'm a member of some forums that reject dues, having advertising pay for the site. Is there any way to pay for a membership here besides Paypal (under "options" there's only that one)? I despise them.

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Many of us will purposely 'guest' for a little while or all day if we don't feel the need to comment.

Considering the total membership numbers, even 650.net is quite quiet on conversation, currently.

I make it a point to link to this forum quite a bit while on facebook. We had 7 guests reading "Oil Analysis" thread when I started this comment.

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Many of us will purposely 'guest' for a little while or all day if we don't feel the need to comment.

Considering the total membership numbers, even 650.net is quite quiet on conversation, currently.

I make it a point to link to this forum quite a bit while on facebook. We had 7 guests reading "Oil Analysis" thread when I started this comment.

Looks like .net is forbidden to me, can't even "guest".

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