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At the end of the year it seems as though all the tv news programs pay homage to those lost in the past year and it got me to thinking about all the folks no longer in the forum. Who were your notables and why?
 

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Haven't seen anything from Harry lately, he was a very special member.
 
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Great idea------
Marthy for his CCT installation guide.
bobby walnuts for his common sense
Harry Balzak for his clever lack of sense
CD599 for his, how would you say it, confrontational rudeness with a bit of wisdom.
Catch22 for his Lord of the Rings techno babble.
Truckinduc for his very neat single sided swingarm and about a dozen other people that made me laugh, made me say WTF or the ones that just enjoyed some friendly banter and exchanging a few ideas.
 

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A few names I came up with are leedrew, dnfdoug, beck, mountaingoat, jen, maryleejane. Some of us took a hiatus with different bikes, but tend to miss the old gang. I was just thinking the other day about how other forums aren’t as friendly or personal.

I looked for my friends list for a reference for this thread and it’s gone.
 

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DNFDOUG, FIZZERPILOT, BECK, HARRY, MARTHY, BOBBY WALNUTS and STEVE101(for continually getting timed out and eventually banned entirely?
 

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You know, I gave Steve101 sooooo many warnings, several temporary bans, and then finally, enough was enough. He had an uncanny way of not just walking close to the edge of the forum rules and limits, but could actually cross the line with his upper body, while his feet and legs were still on the other side of the line. Then he would PM me and plead his case about not being over the line. Actually, he had it.....ALMOST.......perfected, but he missed it by this much......| |
 

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Crosshairs, Troop, Warpdrv and Keef haven’t posted lately either. I was gone for a while when the forum changed, but ultimately came back missing the colleagues.

What I miss the most from the old forum is poster’s locations. That really helped to identify everyone. How many times did Ridetofish remind members to pin the map? I can’t see how that can possibly be an issue. It certainly can’t be privacy, since it never included our street address or our real names. Getting that back would be a real plus.
 

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You know, I gave Steve101 sooooo many warnings, several temporary bans, and then finally, enough was enough. He had an uncanny way of not just walking close to the edge of the forum rules and limits, but could actually cross the line with his upper body, while his feet and legs were still on the other side of the line. Then he would PM me and plead his case about not being over the line. Actually, he had it.....ALMOST.......perfected, but he missed it by this much......| |

Vern, I know...you were more than patient with him and frankly, I’m surprised he lasted as long as he did. Still, when he wasn’t being sexist or disrespectful he was entertaining at times?
 

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Crosshairs, Troop, Warpdrv and Keef haven’t posted lately either. I was gone for a while when the forum changed, but ultimately came back missing the colleagues.

What I miss the most from the old forum is poster’s locations. That really helped to identify everyone. How many times did Ridetofish remind members to pin the map? I can’t see how that can possibly be an issue. It certainly can’t be privacy, since it never included our street address or our real names. Getting that back would be a real plus.
I miss that too, seems a member map and a general location shouldn’t be an issue.
 

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Truckinduc for his very neat single sided swingarm and about a dozen others that made me laugh, made me say WTF...
That was epic. And I can't recall the guy's name, but the one who mounted a 300mm brake rotor on his rear wheel. Because you can't have enough rear brake.
 

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That was epic. And I can't recall the guy's name, but the one who mounted a 300mm brake rotor on his rear wheel. Because you can't have enough rear brake.
RiosDad was the guy but lets not get started on his thickness.
 
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CDolan. He wasn't screwin' around when he grafted the Hypermotard forks to his 847. And I seem to remember him doing the Palomar Observatory run every week. We've had a lot of cool dudes pass through.
 

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I think CDolan has been on every motorcycle forum, ever. ?
 

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I am coming back, ladies.

Will be selling my cb500F super commuter (complete with rebuilt fireblade rear shock and racetech emulators and springs) and my vfr800 streetfighter to only have one bike. Which is gonna be another MT09. Looking at a low k (low mileage in old world measurements)17 model since it has QS, slipper, TC, ABS and a yoshi, so all i would need to do is brakes and suspension.
 

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I am coming back, ladies.

Will be selling my cb500F super commuter (complete with rebuilt fireblade rear shock and racetech emulators and springs) and my vfr800 streetfighter to only have one bike. Which is gonna be another MT09. Looking at a low k (low mileage in old world measurements)17 model since it has QS, slipper, TC, ABS and a yoshi, so all i would need to do is brakes and suspension.
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.......wait, hold up, we need to update our lists now?
 

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I am coming back, ladies.

Will be selling my cb500F super commuter (complete with rebuilt fireblade rear shock and racetech emulators and springs) and my vfr800 streetfighter to only have one bike. Which is gonna be another MT09. Looking at a low k (low mileage in old world measurements)17 model since it has QS, slipper, TC, ABS and a yoshi, so all i would need to do is brakes and suspension.
Don't want to go to an SP with the susp already done?
 

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Don't want to go to an SP with the susp already done?
Was thinking about it.If i was buying new, definitely.
Since i am buying used, it depends on what extra stuff has, really. I know what all the bolt on stuff costs, so it depends on what the best deal is. I don't really like the SP paint scheme, either.
Heaps of blue silver 15/16s around, but the blue forks has always made me think of baby blue gsxr forks from the mid 90's. I don't really want a 16 (changeover year). Ben at extreme said they were a bit glitchy when he has flashed them.
so, that leaves me with 17 and up if I want all the new gear.
Although, if i see a matte grey 14 cheap enough, i could add the slipper and a QS, but then its not a cheap 14 anymore, is it?
buying new bikes is complicated.
 
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