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    Lurking isn't as cool as posting

    Ya know something I've noticed? This board has nearly 400 members and the first page of OT still has threads that started the first day the forum was created, almost a year and a half ago.

    Let's get this started! The only way we're gonna share information is by sharing information. If the only thing that the majority of the board does is read, we won't advance at all.

    So stop lurking, and start posting. That'd be awesome. Hell, make it a competition to be the one who posts the most.

    I'm not nearly as prolific a poster as the average on other boards I'm on, but I've only been here a week and this post right here just leapfrogged me into the top 20 all time posters for this forum.

    If ^that's not a story of inspiration, I don't know what is.
    '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
    '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

    '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

    #2
    There are a few of us that post quite a bit....

    Alot of the "brain trust" for information is on the Old Hawklist. A good thing to be on but it will fill up your email pretty quick.

    I got my start on "the list" and I am still a supporter. Although I like the forum too. Some people on the list just can't come to grips with using a forum and are staying there. It is a shame because the list is starting to have some problems with the server...That is another story.

    At least we have JD!
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      Plus your a post whore! :P
      BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
      Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
      "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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        #4
        That's better than a lurk whore. I've noticed that just to lend a frustrating twist to this thread that lurks to posts ratio is still about 7/1.
        '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
        '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

        '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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          #5
          And a math whiz!

          Great to have you here Issac! Hopefully you will bring some of the lurkers out.
          Imagine if they all posted once! Just to spite us?
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Doc
            Imagine if they all posted once! Just to spite us?
            At this point, I'd be down with someone posting for spite. If I had a nickel for every time somebody's posted in the last two days, I'd almost have enough for a vending machine condom.
            '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
            '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

            '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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              #7
              I dunno abotu posting competitions man, this bord has a fairly professional rign to it. You make it a posting competition and... I dunno.

              I've got a internet forum I've ben going to for afew years now and it's purley social... and post whores suck

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Keiran
                I dunno abotu posting competitions man, this bord has a fairly professional rign to it. You make it a posting competition and... I dunno.

                I've got a internet forum I've ben going to for afew years now and it's purley social... and post whores suck
                Well since this board has exactly the opposite, which is about 10 of the 400 members of the board posting an average of half a post each per day, then I'd say there's a need for advancement.

                Regarding your thoughts: Railing against the most ridiculous idea in my post isn't the best way to treat the concept, ya know? Post whoring is bad? I never would have thought of that.

                I'm talking about open discussion, as opposed to a whole bunch of people lurking in the forest like the supporting cast of Deliverance, waiting to lob their insight about how the jokingly posited worst case scenario is a bad idea.

                I'd rather see too many posts (replete with the perils of a couple of token retards), as opposed to zero information sharing while the silent many sit idly by waiting for someone to do all the discovering for them. This isn't a TV show. It's a discussion forum. You don't watch. You do.

                Now lets see some discussion.
                '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
                '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

                '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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                  #9
                  While I agree we do not need posting competitions I also agree and ee the benifits of more people posting.

                  Issac maybe If you gave them more Ideas on what to post about...?
                  BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                  Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                  "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by Doc
                    Issac maybe If you gave them more Ideas on what to post about...?
                    I figured that's what my postwhorishly numerous new threads were for. Otherwise:

                    Let us know about incidents on the street. Maybe you saw a Hawk. Maybe you rode spiritedly. Found a good road to ride? Post it up! Found a great jetting combo? Let us know. Made a new part fit on a Hawk? Everybody wants to know that stuff.
                    '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
                    '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

                    '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by isaac
                      Originally Posted by Doc
                      Issac maybe If you gave them more Ideas on what to post about...?
                      I figured that's what my postwhorishly numerous new threads were for. Otherwise:

                      Let us know about incidents on the street. Maybe you saw a Hawk. Maybe you rode spiritedly. Found a good road to ride? Post it up! Found a great jetting combo? Let us know. Made a new part fit on a Hawk? Everybody wants to know that stuff.
                      Your preaching to the choir.

                      Jeff is coming up next weekend to work on his bike with me, I will post that up.
                      And Motorcycleman is coming over tomorrow to do some Bench racing and Guiness drinking...
                      BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                      Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                      "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                        #12
                        When i used to be activly working on my VW I went to a great site thesamba.com

                        on those forums there are tons of people and you leanr a lot, but you learn a lot because of people activly askign questions and getting answers. The problem is that there is the list for that, and many people still doit. Lists were before my time, I'll leave old farts to playign with that. Forums are so much easier, I bet if thsoe guys came over we'd be golden. but whatever

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                          #13
                          Well the list is having some problems lately and I bet some of those "old farts" are lurking here.

                          I hope they see it is not all that bad and sign up and chime in.
                          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                            #14
                            Yup, bolt on my new rearsets, try and wire the stock temp/tach gauge to the custom-fabbed wire harness, and listen to the exhaust note for the very first time on my very first Hawk.

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                              #15
                              I guess I had better get to work putting your bike back together then huh?
                              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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