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DangerDave

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I have a brand new timing chain for the hondnaai sitting on the work bench at home(been there for nearly 6 months now).
JHB based sadly, but am happy for a tech afternoon here, happy to work through checking and setting valve clearances on a 250 4t. Will check what days might work
 

Dean_E232

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i mostly talk kak , so decided rather not to anymore as it seemed to upset a few people .

other than talking kak , i dont really have anything positive or technical to contribute , so took a sideline . can talk kak on fb and other social media.

Guess if anyone needs to ask me something there is whatsapp or the phone
 

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My 2 cents...

Social media is the biggest threat to traditional Internet forums. It decentralizes content and gives people instant ability to explore and discuss anything they desire with a massive community. At the same time it is also becoming more dangerous and negative in terms of fake news and information, hate speech, trolling etc...

USERS are what make forums good or bad. Post quality and quantity... also, as soon as there is a clique mentality you are sure to scare newbies away and this ultimately kills off any collective content generation.

The content on this forum has gotten progressively weaker over time. Sure there is still some valuable and entertaining stuff, but not enough. Most of the guys on here know each other very well and tend to socialise outside of the forum. Most topics are narrow and only allow for selective engagement. Sometimes its just kak praat and giving your mates a hard time.

It will be sad to see this forum die because there are some real characters and good people here with an undying passion for dirtbikes.
 
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Mark800XC

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Easy access to social media is a thing. But FB is terrible for a forum. They are getting better but anything posted in lost within a few days and is not really searchable. It is getting better but its still not where it should be for technical type discussions. Its a great selling or chatting platform but thats about it.
 

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Getting new members is obviously key, punt 101 on the localised FB groups, have email registrations until the security stuff can be fixed.
 

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This is the second time a thread has popped up like this, I gave my opinion the first time, a few people disagreed...
Since then, it made me realize the type of people who frequent here. So I changed my expectations, not for worse or good, just changed them.

Every now I Google something bike related, and Moto101 comes up in the search results, some times amoungst other forums and some times the only forum.
Most of the time the threads are pretty old, like 3/4/5 years old. With lots of good info in there.
I don't see those types of threads anymore, or at least as frequently.

I enjoy learning things, so I struggle to stay interested in some thing that provides little informative value.
For banter, and finding out who's riding where etc. I check M101.
For informative threads, I check another US based bike forum.

A side note, some thing like Tmans thread where he renewed his KTM, giving insight into what he did with it and his progression was a really cool thread to read through.
For me at least.
 

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Armpump used to post informative shit, most other threads are just taking the piss.
 

Tman21

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Im a kak prater and maker, but at the moment Im looking for insight regarding setup/tuning of suspension which there is none of here. Ive started frequenting forums I have put on the side line for more than a year.

My riding/racing is fuckt for the year so no point in trying. After the winter Ill initiate an MX day as that is also something I miss. I will organise with Jiff
 

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Why not organize a moerse get together, we can use Buffalo Off-road track. You can talk kak, braai, drink., don't need to bring anything (except $$).
 

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Why not organize a moerse get together, we can use Buffalo Off-road track. You can talk kak, braai, drink., don't need to bring anything (except $$).
Boertjie, we are still waiting for various member celebration braai's...................................................
 

ozosborne

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My 2 cents...

Social media is the biggest threat to traditional Internet forums. It decentralizes content and gives people instant ability to explore and discuss anything they desire with a massive community. At the same time it is also becoming more dangerous and negative in terms of fake news and information, hate speech, trolling etc...

USERS are what make forums good or bad. Post quality and quantity... also, as soon as there is a clique mentality you are sure to scare newbies away and this ultimately kills off any collective content generation.

The content on this forum has gotten progressively weaker over time. Sure there is still some valuable and entertaining stuff, but not enough. Most of the guys on here know each other very well and tend to socialise outside of the forum. Most topics are narrow and only allow for selective engagement. Sometimes its just kak praat and giving your mates a hard time.

It will be sad to see this forum die because there are some real characters and good people here with an undying passion for dirtbikes.
Yep. The likes of facebook caused a lot of forums to go a bit quiet.

I dont mind the kak praat. I meet plenty guys that say they lurk here but dont post and in some cases dont even register. Not sure what one can see if not registered?
 

Mark800XC

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Yep. The likes of facebook caused a lot of forums to go a bit quiet.

I dont mind the kak praat. I meet plenty guys that say they lurk here but dont post and in some cases dont even register. Not sure what one can see if not registered?
They can see everything. I used to alternate guest access to full or nothing monthly. I have left it open for some time.
 

ozosborne

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They can see everything. I used to alternate guest access to full or nothing monthly. I have left it open for some time.
And? What's the difference in activity? Does it entice people to at least register if they cannot see?
 

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Forums have died off in general i dont think its a 101 thing,

I honestly wouldnt change anything, the social rides and tech meetings would be cool to get going again, If we got rid of all the Kak praat on teh forum this place would be very boring :)
 
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