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July 31st, 2010, 12:11 AM   #41
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Re: Is the site healthy?

At about the time of the change over, my 02 blew a stator for a second time & given that I was also coming round to the idea that it was too big a bike for me to handle at this stage, I laid it up in the garage & bought a husky wr250 smoker.

This bike is a pleasure for me to ride but I dont love it. I don't feel part of a club & if I have a problem, there are so many forums (but none specific - thumper talk seems best) that I'm not confident of the replys.

During this period; (as others mentioned above) I've watched but not joined in. No one likes change & I didn't like the new site either but now I'm used to it its fine. Everything has to change / evolve or it stagnates & dies & this is no exception & I for one think the guys who run it are doing a great job.

I have noticed low postings but doesn't that always happen summer as we're all out on our bikes.
I have noticed lots of "new" & LDC posts and like many other forums, the posts are sometimes non bike related gibberish (please keep to facebook). But I supposed that's to be expected when there's nothing wrong with their bikes. Better to keep members on the site then alienate them.

PS Keep "the lighter side" going - not many posts here recently!!

However, I can only pay 1,500.00 ($2,000.00) for a bike so I'm old school - but note....in 3 years time I'll be buying 09 ldc's fo that price & they'll be knackered & I'll need schwin / Dale / Taffy and you all to tell me how to fix up a banger.

Recently with the help of a site member who responded to a post of mine /(sold me some wheels tyres - fenders - spaces - chain everything) I've SM'd my FE02 & Taffy / sparks supplied the extras. This was all done for about 1/2 what it would have cost in time & money if I'd done it alone the e-bay route plus I could pm or call & say..."where does that go??".

I'm so pleased with the new lease of life on my FE (was thinking of parting it at one point) that I'm going to post back the bits I did'nt use - I could put them on e-bay & make a few quid but I reckon I was helped & so I'll help back. Thats what clubs are all about.

A while back Daleo missunderstood one of my posts when I referred to my "subscription" to the UHE. Every year on the anniversory of my joining I pledge about $20.00. I reckon thats my subscription to a club that saves me 'sss in advice & parts.

Keep up the good works.

Get the classified up & running again.

Remember todays brand new is tomorrow's fixer upper.
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July 31st, 2010, 02:41 AM   #42
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Re: Is the site healthy?

Originally Posted by arkley123
...bought a husky wr250 smoker.

This bike is a pleasure for me to ride but I dont love it. I don't feel part of a club & if I have a problem, there are so many forums (but none specific - thumper talk seems best) that I'm not confident of the replys.
Didn't you find Cafe Husky? I doubt there's any question you could ask about a Husky of any vintage where you wouldn't get a reliable answer there and they welcome anyone with an interest in Huskys.

Originally Posted by davo
Did UHE loose a bit of healthiness when all the new LDC people turned up?
... LDC riders with not much Husaberg knowledge. (growing band of noise makers and Drive Bye's)
Originally Posted by steve
I recall that it was discussed here previously that an apprenticeship on a Gen 1 or Gen 2 should be compulsory to be allowed to acquire a Gen 3.
Originally Posted by arkley123
I have noticed lots of "new" & LDC posts and like many other forums, the posts are sometimes non bike related gibberish (please keep to facebook). But I supposed that's to be expected when there's nothing wrong with their bikes.
Are these the views of the majority of members on this forum? If so, what's the solution - would you be happy with the suggestion Parsko mentioned to "Separate the models into generations" so that people could easily ignore the generations they're not interested in, or would you rather that anyone who's a newcomer to Husabergs and hasn't owned anything prior to LDC models should just leave the forum altogether because they have nothing useful or interesting to contribute?

Originally Posted by arkley123
Better to keep members on the site then alienate them.
That's true if you want to keep the site active in the long term and make sure it doesn't die, but then again if some of the activity is about things which the majority of members just find irrelevant and irritating...
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July 31st, 2010, 04:29 AM   #43
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Re: Is the site healthy?

MY view is still right. still hasn't changed. click on a coloured dot when naming your new thread:

yellow = > 2001
orange = 2001-2003
green = 2004-2008
turquoise can be the current generation.
and so on and so forth.

no need for catagories - just an indicator. this is the only time you should wish you're a septic tank and then you'd get your ideas gratified and ratified etc

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July 31st, 2010, 10:23 AM   #44
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Newby here. Laptop-6months. BMW R1100S -6 months. Husaberg- 6 days. Learning about computer and R1100S details- 4 months. Then found ADV riders. Wanted DS bike. Decided on Berg. Joined here and Thumper Talk. Enough already. This is the first sight that I totally agree with, both in content and emotion. Just the fact that the question was asked and answered is the statement that you wanted. I, of course, will go on to pick the experts brains to make my Berg the envy of all my GS friends. I hope!!!
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Re: Is the site healthy?

Originally Posted by Taffy
you'd get your ideas gratified and ratified etc
To be completely honest taff, this isn't true. I'd fail to implement your suggestions, just like everyone elses, regardless of your status as a non-seppo. It has less to do with your origination than my lack of time to implement the suggestions.
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July 31st, 2010, 03:19 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Has Been
Just the fact that the question was asked and answered is the statement that you wanted.
There have been several different questions asked on this thread so I'm not sure which one you're talking about - did you mean the original one that started the thread, about the site being healthy?
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Re: Is the site healthy?

Doesn't this thread indicate a healthy site? One where we generally talk bikes, and help each other? The best forum on the net AFAIK, and I'm a member and stalker of a few others due to my eclectic tastes in machinery and other stuff.

Why is it so?
I guess that to own and operate a pre 04 model required a degree of commitment, and an ability to work through issues that once addressed allowed the breed to demonstrate its strengths. Shed time was compulsory. The new bikes, transitioning from 04 to the LDCs of today offer the reliability and generally bug free performance that we wished for in years gone by, and now some bemoan that it attracts those who just want to ride.

The UHE site/community can only ever be a function of its members, and we all have choices. I'll be back tomorrow.

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Re: Is the site healthy?

Originally Posted by steve
The UHE site/community can only ever be a function of its members, and we all have choices. I'll be back tomorrow.
Well put sir ! It may sound stupid but I am looking forward to seeing the guts of my motor, and that will be very shortly if I don't get a better cam chain tensioner I know that I havent always posted relevent or useful or even coherent messages but I have taken a lot of info and advice from this site and try to put back where I can. If I am a LDC owning, noise making, drive by offender so be it, there is still plenty to learn about the new bikes and there is still plenty of shed time to be had. (in my case anyway, remember kiddies "demo" means pre-thrashed) Can't we all just get along ?
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Real newby here. Reference Parsko comments about Jason having (or not ) all the info/maintenance/troubleshooting/detailed work info about Generation one. I just bought an old 1997 FE501E.and I would give my eye teeth for that. I would even purchase the book. I assume it would be in the neighborhood of 2000 posts. I spent about 50 hours researching the 1999-2005 BMW R1100S. and the 1990-2001 501Husaberg should be the same. (I dont know!). In answer to the basic question, I agree the site should be broken into basic engine designs. The first section should be already written and will only be added to by poor folks like myself. The second, likewise but with much to be added. The third, just starting, and IMHO would encouridgethe LDC folks to join in.
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Re: Is the site healthy?

excuse my befuddled brain but the suggestion of splitting the bikes into different generations has been bandied about a few times and i though we'd tried it not that long ago and it didnt work so it went back to the way its always been.

or am i just getting my topics mixed up?
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