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I think people will post where they feel most comfortable.
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So when people leave it might be a reason.
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Exactly!
So when people leave it might be a reason.
Speaking as a member, not a mod: People arrive at and leave places and websites/forums for all sorts of reasons. I went to visordown.com and left again pretty sharpish after reading what I perceived as pointless bs. Others stay there, because they believe what they write is of interest to others. Each to their own.

I visit and am a member of about 10 bike and travel related web-forums, also including ADV. On ADV I have about a 100 posts, here 700-odd. There I read a bit and write a bit, here I read and write a bit more. I'm interested in bike travel, so HU suits me most.

I own 5 bikes, made by 4 different manufacturers. I agree with the comments above about single brand forums. I'm not a member of the Triumph, Honda, Suzuki or Kawasaki forum, although I go there for technical advice (not often as they never break down, unlike other brands ).

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Exactly!
So when people leave it might be a reason.
If I recall correctly GS Workshop was a very strident critic of anything that wasn't a handbuilt HPN BMW and belittled anyone who couldn't afford his bikes .
Margus is still around and is a well known VStrom critic.
Mollydog [ the BMW critic ] hasn't posted in a while.
All of them have posted very good ride reports .

Many people who have forthright views are apt to disappear in a huff when the conversation does not go their way .
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I haven't known a HUBB moderator to change a member's avatar,personal details and postings in order to ridicule him .
This does happen on advrider .
Count your blessings .
I can't imagine a HUBB moderator doing such a thing - but if one was found to do so, there'd be hell to pay, and he'd be gone instantly. Totally unacceptable. The truth is always the only way to go.
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If I recall correctly GS Workshop was a very strident critic of anything that wasn't a handbuilt HPN BMW and belittled anyone who couldn't afford his bikes .
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I thought I recalled the name. He was the guy who'd say the R80GS was the ultimate bike then go on to say you needed to rebuild the engine and transmission, replace the forks, shocks, frame and tank then put the original BMW badge back. There is a single marque club guy if ever I met one. He made me laugh though

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Hehe, well that might be how you remember it. If you wish you can re-read it here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...d-tourer-38880

I don’t like to discuss other people but if you check his other posts he mostly answers technical questions with lot of knowledge.
Personally I think that’s the main purpose on this forum (not the bar); someone asks a question and hopefully he gets a helpful reply. If I have a problem with my gearbox I would like to get an answer, I don’t need people to tell me that XYZ is a better bike or that the 1200GS had problems with the ring-antenna.

For me this is not about bike A is better then bike B. I have bikes of three different brands myself, made in three different countries and I don’t believe there is a bike which fits all. I think that a bike should be tweaked to fit the owner, not the other way around.
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"I haven't known a HUBB moderator to change a member's avatar,personal details and postings in order to ridicule him .
This does happen on advrider .
Count your blessings ."



Recently on UKGSer, one user logged in under his ID on his mates computer and forgot to logout when he finished. When his mate realised he changed his Avatar, his personal details, password, "Outted him" and generally caused mayhem.
The resulting posts in relation to this were some of the funniest things I have read online. And everyone took the joke really well.
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For me this is not about bike A is better then bike B. I have bikes of three different brands myself, made in three different countries and I don’t believe there is a bike which fits all. I think that a bike should be tweaked to fit the owner, not the other way around.

I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say or the point of this thread...BUT the K75 is still the best bike ever made

All kidding aside...the HUBB and ADV Rider are great resources for different reasons. There is no need to be monogamous
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Hehe, well that might be how you remember it. If you wish you can re-read it here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...d-tourer-38880
That's just one thread , others included :

"HPN cater more for the connoisseur rider with reasonably deep pockets and a sense of adventure unlike the sense of suicide that a lot of RTW travelers have to make use of inferior equipment often in an inferior condition."

"For some of you fools that seem to be reading this forum ".

I agree 100% that the guy knows his stuff and is willing to share his knowledge ,but not everyone shares his passion for the HPN .

If you dish it out you should be prepared to take as well , and in good heart .
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That's just one thread , others included :


If you dish it out you should be prepared to take as well , and in good heart .
True, but why keep dishing it out?

We all know how it goes:

New rider ( That's a Noob to the ADV rider guys): What bike shall I get for my weekend rides and maybe a RTW when I win the lottery? I want a (insert name of brand) because I saw one on the telly but am suffering from buyers guilt.

Poster A: You must buy a new (insert brand) with (insert brand) tin boxes and an (insert brand)......it's the only thing that will ever make you happy in life, forget all that art, films, music, , lovers, family and children ****, you must imeadiately buy a (insert brand).

Poster B: ******ks, if you do that your ring antenna will jam on your drive splines, you'll need a fifteen hour operation to dis-insert the farkle whatsit and there is a chance the planets atmosphere will catch alight and kill us all. BTW my wife is way better than a (insert name of brand) although I do have a bigger.............................big red and yellow spot on it................than you.

Poster A: Don't spread silly rumours, (insert name of brand) have proven that that was a one off incident and promissed free sex for a year for anyone who buys one and they can cure red and yellow spots with the (insert name of brand) special snake oil. All hail (insert name of brand)....

IMHO, pointless.

I've had Hondas, Yamahas, BMW's, Triumphs, Ural and MZ. IMHO and in my personal experience I'd reccomend two of those without hesitation, two with certain caveats and two not at all unless the deal was right. To me it's the details of "My 1999, 650 3x1 black Ural was a POS because...." that's useful to people, which, to possibly even get back on topic, is why HUBB can be better than ADVrider. That said, fifteen opinions can be better than three

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... To me it's the details of "My 1999, 650 3x1 black Ural was a POS because...." ....
My 1989 black and yellow BMW R100gs was a POS because of what's written in this thread:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...mw-r100gs-7766





Where do I get the snake oil? My spots are getting worse.

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PS. What's a ring antenna? Is that an aerial that comes out of a person's bottom?

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I will have to admit that I am member of the 3 site, Hubb,ADV and UKGSER, 3 very good site with different venue and needs, I love the pictures on ADV , I love the accuracy of information on the HUBB and the UK is great for me since I own a 1150GS ADV. The problem is not with the site but more with people bored to death and jalous or even with too much ego , I like real and detail info and the bashing of any kind is never usefull to me , the fact is when you have that many members it is normal to see "bad apple", I love to joke but when you ask a question and you get useless or pure negatives replies those people make difficult to get a real answer. I personnaly contacted few member directly for different trips and got very good info .I also had the opportunity to meet few travellers member of this site and that too was a great experience.Members comments are what make the site so usefull , so restrain yourself and use courtesy .

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Both are good, for sure. ADV has very good pictures, you can just watch them for hours. But I think ADV is more USA focused and Hubb more international. Maybe I am wrong, but for long distance travellers who like to cross borders, Hubb is the best choice. But if you ride USA (a really big country to ride), ADV could be really useful to meet people and find good stuff. But when I ride America, I always choose the BMW Moa forum and meeting BMW Moa members as me. BMW Motorcycle Owners of America

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I think HUBB is more informative than ADV...
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A suggestion ... reference foto section

Photos ...

Grant if you are out there ...

The dark background of ADV is far more suitable for showing photographs ... thats what there are loads there and few here.

I think what would be useful is a country specific reference foto section on HUBB where people can put useful fotos of people, road conditions and general nice scenery. If someone wants to know what to expect in Tajikistan, you go to the Tajikistan foto section and lo and behold you have all manner of fotos of Tajikistan ... the roads, the people, the key sights etc. It would be very useful for people doing research and trip planning.

Having the pics in ride reports is great when following the story, but its hard to look for all the trips that may or may not have gone through Tajikistan to get some pictures of road conditions. So I reckon a reference forum is needed. Fotos should already be stored online elsewhere and linked, so that it uses no storage space from HU resources, which is already the case for 90+% of pics anyway ... and of course the background of this proposed foto reference section must be very dark grey!

This is something ADV doesn't have and isn't likely to have is it is more a site for ride reports than actually getting the key travel information. As they say on the ride report rules there, it is the ride report section that is the "crown jewels of ADVrider". Whereas HUBB is not so much about ride reports, its more a reference source of genuine travel information, and that's why a reference photo section is suitable here.

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