Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
I joined HTT Harley Tech Talk in 2001 when there were <2000 members.
By the time I left the site had exploded to 25,000+ members and
degenerated to a bunch of keyboard commando bikers arguing over
what oil is best. Bannings became the order of the day, flame wars
always erupting, political rants, etc.
The site is very well managed now and they take no crap, and it's
literally the largest HD site on the web.
I was in a split-off faction that formed a new site much like this one
here at KAW central. If it's not positive, we generally don't even
These are the old farts as we call ourselves of HD and would rather
share stories, tech tips, post tons of pics, and many of us even know
each others' kids names n' such. The tri-yearly gathering/ rides
get 40-50 bikes and about 70 people. It's mainly the same core
group that comes and we have become fairly close, and a few lifelong
friendships have been formed.
I'll take the crowd that likes sitting around at a KOA riding all day
and telling fish stories long into the nite.
That's the same warmth and sharing I found here and joined right away
when I bought the batcycle. I like the friendly banter and rib poking here
that goes along with doohickys and uncomfortable seats.
Ride 'em if ya got 'em,
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God