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A POLE Question .

Post  gus on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 8:00 pm

Should our Bandit Forum turn into a Suzuki Forum to aid survival .
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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  paul on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 8:03 pm

Primarily Bandit , but Suzuki inclusive ( not sure how you could set it up like that though ).....................And then there are members who have changed brand .............Hmmm ...........must be a way  Question

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  barry_mcki on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 10:06 pm

It's been 11 years since the last oil burner left the factory and their owners still have significant input to the forum, so I reckon that interest in the 1250 has a lot more mileage in it yet pardon the pun.  

Keep it listed as Bandits/GSX1250s but welcome anyone who can contribute to the richness of riding.

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  truck on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 7:33 am

I like the exclusiveness of this forum, but I can see the need to expand as previous comments suggest.
Though most comments seem to be for 1250s, I know my questions about my old 1200 have always been answered in the past.
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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  reddog on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 8:30 am

I'm pretty easy. I think all forums are finding it difficult to compete with social media and peoples need for everything "now"
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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 8:24 pm

I think it should still be a predominate Bandit site.
There's plenty of forums throughout the world, that can cater for individual bikes, or breeds.
  I've got no qualms of having different sections,  dedicated to other bikes, that others have,  or have owned, no matter what the breed.....with in reason.
 (HD belongs somewhere else in my opinion)  Hard core owner's seem to be a breed of their own, in my experience. I'll say that again. ..hard core!!!  "The best bike in the world syndrome", even though they've never ridden anything else.

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 2:48 pm

I just farked it up by ticking both boxes cheers

If we need to I'll create separate sections but the attraction here is people who have an interest in or an association with Bandits/GSX or anything else that has or may have that DNA.
I'm a member of lots of forums and FB pages relating to things I don't own but have an interest in.

For what its worth every application here and on FB is screened for Bandit or bike related info prior to approval.

If we need to open the forum up as "Australian Sports Tourers" or something we'll do that but we're a long way from there at the moment.

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  BanditDave on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4:02 pm

I voted Bandit Only because it would be a shame to lose some of the "historic" content like Gus' fuel pump fix for example.

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  paul on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 6:06 pm

2wheelsagain wrote:I just farked it up by ticking both boxes cheers



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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 6:07 pm

BanditDave wrote:I voted Bandit Only because it would be a shame to lose some of the "historic" content like Gus' fuel pump fix for example.
Current posted content will always stay.

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  Chook on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 7:33 pm

2wheelsagain wrote:

If we need to open the forum up as "Australian Sports Tourers" or something we'll do that but we're a long way from there at the moment.

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  gus on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9:18 pm

The worrying thing is ,in two days ,only 10 votes .
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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  barry_mcki on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9:27 pm

Just re social media for a second, it was questioned on another forum I'm on whether FB should take over as the medium.  Personally I find FB good for on the spot discussions, but virtually useless for archival info and corralling the topic to keep it focused.

I like the current open format, people with other bikes don't overwhelm the discussion, and there are plenty of off-subject topics that everyone can contribute to, I even heard you can put cameras on non-Bandit bikes and still take good videos of the Alpine Road  Smile

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  reddog on Sat 23 Sep 2017, 12:22 am

If we wanted this to become a historical site for all things similar to a bandit would we not include the GS, Katana, GSX and even early oil burner gsxr variants?
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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  Chook on Sat 23 Sep 2017, 7:16 am

reddog wrote:If we wanted this to become a historical site for all things similar to a bandit would we not include the GS, Katana, GSX and even early oil burner gsxr variants?
Yep, totally agree with that expansion
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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  madmax on Sat 23 Sep 2017, 4:03 pm

Happy for it to stay as a primarily Bandit Forum, but also happy for ex-Banditeers to stick around. Their past knowledge is still valuable

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  gus on Sat 23 Sep 2017, 8:28 pm

Click on Statistics on bottom of page and see what you make of it .
It could be that its been winter but there seems to be a "less not more ".
I'm not pushing for  either way ,its a interesting topic  though . 
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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  gus on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8:08 pm

15 votes in a week .Proves ,yes we are becoming extinct , unfortunately .
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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  GDUB on Thu 28 Sep 2017, 8:13 am

BanditDave wrote:I voted Bandit Only because it would be a shame to lose some of the "historic" content like Gus' fuel pump fix for example.


That's exactly the thing that lead me here.  I bought my 1250 last December and found this around March when I had the fuel issue.  I probably visit here once a week and have had several worthwhile experiences in buying and selling parts with forum members.

I like it how it is.  Opening it up will only dilute its "Bandit-ness"

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 28 Sep 2017, 8:38 am

GDUB wrote:
BanditDave wrote:I voted Bandit Only because it would be a shame to lose some of the "historic" content like Gus' fuel pump fix for example.


That's exactly the thing that lead me here.  I bought my 1250 last December and found this around March when I had the fuel issue.  I probably visit here once a week and have had several worthwhile experiences in buying and selling parts with forum members.

I like it how it is.  Opening it up will only dilute its "Bandit-ness"
So lets start posting Bandit stuff.

I have no desire to target any other bike on this forum but have a great desire to keep the Bandit and ex Bandit riders coming back.
Dilution will only happen if there's less Bandit content. Otherwise I'm happy to call it evolution.

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Re: A POLE Question .

Post  reddog on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10:08 pm

But I'm lazy and in the middle of renovations Smile

P.S. I hope to get the Bandit out for a ride this weekend
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