Too Big???

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by tvc15, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    8,188
    Likes Received:
    9
    Yes, those are the same forks. Very good quality, good looking and a great ride. The down side is that the space between the legs is such that you need an extra long axle bolt. There was a thread on these forks started by Barelyawake a year ago. I don't have the thread link, but there's some good information there. I haven't seen a post on that thread in a good while now, so I guess that means it's "dead".
    SB
     
  2. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    8,188
    Likes Received:
    9
    I guess I don't have good 'netiquette'. A person asked a question about mounting the HF light, I knew something about it from my own experience and tried to help. I don't see how I was derailing the thread since it was still on the same subject, using a Harbor Freight dune buggy light as a motorbike headlight. I did want to share some enthusiasm for what I think is a good quality, inexpensive headlight that I'm happy with. I appreciate the tip on using this light which I learned right here from this thread.

    If the moderators want to move it to the lighting section, that would be good, I guess. And if the originator of this thread is upset with my contribution then I'm sorry about that. Thanks for posting in the first place.
    SB
     
  3. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4
    Please don't "minimod" - if you think a post violates our rules, report it. If the OP has an issue with the posts being made in their thread, they may ofc request their removal.

    You may wish to consider that "netiquette" varies somewhat from forum to forum, here we appreciate old threads being revived as they often contain valuable information that would otherwise be overlooked & contributing to any thread with helpful and constructive suggestions is never frowned on.
     
  4. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm not "minimodding", and I consider you accusing me of it disrespectful and undermining my point. The OP is gone and yet another thread gets derailed by a new guy and Silverbear. If you ask me, he's the worst offender on this site for derailing threads. Sorry SB, I respect you, but you make an information mess here.

    You may wish to consider that this whole site is a mess when it comes to new guys finding information. Even people who know how to research have trouble finding a little tidbit they once read. Reviving old threads and going on a tangent makes things harder to find in the long-term, despite what some of you moderators may think. Maybe this is just my opinion, but I've been on the net since the beginning and am a member of dozens of forums.

    IMHO, every single post in this thread having nothing to do with the OP should be deleted or moved. Most forums do that with varying degrees of punishment/reprimands meted out to the offenders.
     
  5. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ale... telling someone where they may or may not post is a task best left to staff due to the oft unpleasant consequences & resultant confrontation. A friendly suggestion is ofc always welcome & again, If the OP has an issue with the posts being made in their thread, they may request their removal.

    While you are entitled to your opinion & I even personally agree with some of your concerns to an extent, I'm afraid it does not correspond with our policies. While you have some valid points regarding the organization (or lack thereof) of the information offered by our members, generally speaking the administration & staff on this forum find the alternatives (mass deletion of all offtopic posts & reprimands for same) a bit too draconian, we prefer a slightly less restrictive & a more friendly & welcoming environment, even if that results in a less organized one.
     
    #45 BarelyAWake, Jan 20, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  6. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    8,188
    Likes Received:
    9
  7. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    1
    Please accept my apology, fellas. I didn't mean to get so bent out of shape, and this place isn't as messy as I let on.

    Don't you guys change a thing!
     
  8. Rocky_Motor

    Rocky_Motor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    0
    I actually really like the way these forums are run. They are very friendly! Other forums that I post something on asking a question and maybe describing what I was thinking of doing.... They typically get angry at me for not knowing. But that's why I was asking.. and other hostilities for doing something wrong or asking the same question twice.

    Buut as to the actual topic!

    That light fits the bike so well! It's perfect I say. I might even mistake the bike for a chopper if it had a bigger engine :p The light really adds to it I say.
     
  9. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    8,188
    Likes Received:
    9
    No problem with me, Aleman. We're good.

    You are correct in noting that it would have been better to have had my information in it's own thread in the lighting section, but I took the easy way and tacked it on to this thread. Sometimes I'm lazy and sometimes I talk too much, getting of on tangents.

    We come to this forum for different reasons; wanting it to suit our individual needs. For some people it is primarily a repository of information and having it be easy to find what we want to know is paramount.

    For some of us old guys it is more a mix of information, looking at cool bikes and building up friendships in a community of like minded motorheads. What a great place this is.
    SB
     
  10. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    1
    Nah Silverbear, you don't do a thing wrong. What you do works here, and you're an experienced man.

    No matter where your posts end up, they are gold, seriously.
     
  11. biknut

    biknut Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    6,365
    Likes Received:
    3
    When I saw the title of this thread I thought I was going to see some big a$& motor stuffed into a bicycle frame lol.
     
  12. wayne z

    wayne z New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,746
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm glad this thread got ressurected. Otherwise I wouldn't know about the nice light or the Suzuki forks.
     

Share This Page