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What make of travel bike do you ride ??

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Old 27 Aug 2010
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Cool, where can you buy that ...? Are there color choices, i.e. jungle- or mountain mud...?
Here abouts the greenish sort is best avoided. Dairy farming by-product, the effect on paint is the least of your troubles

but why was the Basic white? It looks dirty fastest and doesn't particularly stand out in the sort of enviroments it was designed for (or maybe it does against lush greenery?). White was cheapest in the 80's?

. Can't decide on a colour for the brick. It's matt black now and is getting an aluminium chair. Can't decide between flourescent orange for the mudguards for a bit of anti-camoflage or overall KTM orange for the fun of it. How does one start a poll on this sort of thing?

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Why?

I voted twice by selecting two models: Once for Honda and once for Ural because I use both to travel depending on where and with whom I'm going....
I can go with that. No problem. But you missed my point ... see below.

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The only people who can vote possibly more than once would be guests (if I've understood previous comments correctly) and I can't imagine why people would want to vote again if they've already done it once. After all it's not a competition.
Not a competition? Really?
Thing is, you or me or anyone can vote AS MANY TIMES AS THEY LIKE, by simply logging OUT of HUBB. Then come back as a "Guest" and vote. You can do it endlessly. Why do you think there are so many VOTES and SO FEW posts by different members? Someone thinks its a competition, obviously, but it ain't me. I voted ONCE ... and I didn't include the 4 other bikes in my garage or the 50 I've owned previous.
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I don't see this as a contest.

There is no use cheating as long as we can count the votes manually. But of course then we can see what brand the cheaters prefer
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but why was the Basic white? It looks dirty fastest and doesn't particularly stand out in the sort of enviroments it was designed for (or maybe it does against lush greenery?). White was cheapest in the 80's?
Andy
The Basic was white because the first G/S was white and "back to Basic" should lead your thoughts back to the good old days. It also has a subframe and cockpit from the old era.

I don't agree on the dirt-bit, dark colors are the worst.
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Gotta love that... I especially love the Spray on mud (you can buy that btw lol)
Could be useful on the numberplate for those that ride on tracks of dubious legality!
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Not a competition? Really?

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Why do you think there are so many VOTES and SO FEW posts by different members?
Let's see...

Because some people vote, but don't necessarily need to add anything in a post?
Technically once you've voted you've answered TT's question, unless you voted "Other"...

I voted once and didn't post anything on the thread for a couple of days and then only to lark about....

I think you suspect a subtefuge where none exists...
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Subterfuge? Who knows? Here's the breakdown as of now, you decide Chef:

139 Voters

180 Votes recorded

23 different members posted on the thread in total.

Given the super slow traffic on HUBB, I'd wager several here are doing multiple votes.
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I don't see this as a contest.

There is no use cheating as long as we can count the votes manually. But of course then we can see what brand the cheaters prefer
Thanks for implicating yourself.
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I know of a few "naughties" who have multiple voted just for a laugh. !!

Ain't the end of the world is it now !
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Subterfuge? Who knows? Here's the breakdown as of now, you decide Chef:

139 Voters

180 Votes recorded

23 different members posted on the thread in total.

Given the super slow traffic on HUBB, I'd wager several here are doing multiple votes.
23 members posted, but about 115 voted: so not every one decides to post on the thread...

OK, here's another breakdown:
For the HUBB as a whole as of the time of this post:

"Currently Active Users: 237 (23 Users and/or Members and 214 guests"

- Almost 10 times the number of guests as there are members.
- Not all voters may feel the need post a comment.
- Some may vote for two or more brands, such as myself.


So, as you suggested, I've decided:
It's all legit' and representative - voters just like to say which brand they have and most have better things to do than post more about it!!

I really don't think there is a problem here....

And what makes you think I work in a restaurant...?
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Ain't the end of the world is it now !

Yes it is!!!! Yes it ****ing is!!!!
AAAARRGGHH!!

(must stop posting whilst necking coffee)
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I'd wager several here are doing multiple votes.

with your figures to prove it then you should win that wager, and you can see the names of who voted on each type anyway

for the record, I multi voted 'cos like many people I have two touring bikes :-)
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I voted "other" because I have more than one bike .
Norton,Suzuki ,Yamaha,Yamaha sidecar outfit .
Most of them in various states of disassembly .
Only the V Strom is immune and has remained 100% reliable and in need of no modification .

So if multiple voting is allowed ,I wish to indulge ,if only to boost the Suzuki vote .
[but I won't cheat by logging on as someone else !]
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Yes it is!!!! Yes it ****ing is!!!!
AAAARRGGHH!!

(must stop posting whilst necking coffee)
HAHA you would think so sometimes wouldn't you !

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23 members posted, but about 115 voted: so not every one decides to post on the thread...

OK, here's another breakdown:
For the HUBB as a whole as of the time of this post:

"Currently Active Users: 237 (23 Users and/or Members and 214 guests"

- Almost 10 times the number of guests as there are members.
- Not all voters may feel the need post a comment.
- Some may vote for two or more brands, such as myself.

....
I must admit, I voted without logging in So I'm one of the 214 guests...

But here is my trusty old bike:


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