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#1 Unread post by agraebner » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:00 pm

This is something I have been thinking about since I had to find a place to mount and balance the tires on my Nighthawk. The people on this site appreciate the broad spectrum of both RIDERS and RIDES. The different places I have ridden or motorcycle shops I have been to ( basically anything that has put me in contact with other riders) there is a lot of bias towards their own type. For example Suzuki dealership I had the tires mounted at was all about a busa, nothing else was a REAL bike and the rest of us were not REAL riders. I have encountered a lot of this type of attitude even out riding. It is a real pleasure to see this forum with its open minded people. In my time here I have seen people recommend bikes for people that suited there purpose rather than a bias. I have really come to appreciate the need for every type of bike, because somewhere there is a person that fits it perfectly. I am glad for the diversity brought to this site. The rest of the world would do well by the same reasoning.... This site is BRAIN FOOD!!!
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#2 Unread post by Bella108 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:10 pm

I appreciate that~! Almost any food is good food including Brain food ha~! :mrgreen:

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#3 Unread post by Gummiente » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:40 am

And all the Harley riders on here wave, too. :)
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#4 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:52 am

agraebner wrote:This is something I have been thinking about since I had to find a place to mount and balance the tires on my Nighthawk. The people on this site appreciate the broad spectrum of both RIDERS and RIDES. The different places I have ridden or motorcycle shops I have been to ( basically anything that has put me in contact with other riders) there is a lot of bias towards their own type. For example Suzuki dealership I had the tires mounted at was all about a busa, nothing else was a REAL bike and the rest of us were not REAL riders. I have encountered a lot of this type of attitude even out riding. It is a real pleasure to see this forum with its open minded people. In my time here I have seen people recommend bikes for people that suited there purpose rather than a bias. I have really come to appreciate the need for every type of bike, because somewhere there is a person that fits it perfectly. I am glad for the diversity brought to this site. The rest of the world would do well by the same reasoning.... This site is BRAIN FOOD!!!
I couldn't have said it better myself and it's one of the reasons I started Total Motorcycle in the first place over a decade ago. I wanted to create a site that was friendly, helpful, useful and unbaised so that no matter how you ride, where your ride or what you ride you would be welcomed. :D

Ya, I know, it sounds too ideal for today's world, but hey, WE ALL did it!

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#5 Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:19 am

Hey, someone has to believe that Busa riders are real riders :lol:
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#6 Unread post by mogster » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:18 pm

agraebner wrote: I am glad for the diversity brought to this site. The rest of the world would do well by the same reasoning!
:thumbsup:

I totally agree with the above sentiment.

Other sites that I have visited have more than their fair share of bias + sexism + racism. A little verbal knockabout can be fun, but there is a good sense of neighbourliness & support expressed here too.

I think the Canadian influence is probably very significant. :canada:

Well done everyone! Thank you for making me welcome

(BTW I'll always be a bit biased toward Brit bikes :uk: ) :lol:
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#7 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:52 pm

Just read this post again and I can't tell you how BIG of a smile it bought to my face tonight. :D

You guys and gals are just the best of the best and make the Total Motorcycle Community a real pleasure to come to everyday. :star:

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#8 Unread post by ceemes » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:18 pm

Gummiente wrote:And all the Harley riders on here wave, too. :)
This is very true, and heres the proof......

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...............funny sort of wave tho....... :laughing:
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#9 Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:31 pm

Haha :lol: :thumbsup:
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#10 Unread post by Marvin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:00 pm

agraebner? you have something on your nose, take a rag and wipe it off
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#11 Unread post by agraebner » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:09 pm

on three ill wipe off my nose and you can pull the stick outta your ................ :laughing:
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#12 Unread post by zee » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:03 pm

agraebner wrote:on three ill wipe off my nose and you can pull the stick outta your ................ :laughing:
Okay, where's the "like" button?!! :lol:

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#13 Unread post by agraebner » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:00 pm

ZEE, you get to do the counting.......
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#14 Unread post by zee » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:31 am

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#15 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:33 am

Suspense is killin me. Lol.

This site has been the source of a lot of good info for me, a lot of funny stories (not just about riding at that) and seeing how many folks genuinly care abour riding and the riders. So here's to TMW, Mike, the mods and all of us too! We rock.

And yeah, the Canadian aspect does give this place a certain awsomeness.
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#16 Unread post by zee » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:34 am

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#17 Unread post by zee » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:35 am

:lol:

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#18 Unread post by agraebner » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:52 am

Just got back from the mirror. My nose is clean. Did the stick come out ok marvin??????
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#19 Unread post by zee » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:20 pm

agraebner wrote:Just got back from the mirror. My nose is clean. Did the stick come out ok marvin??????
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#20 Unread post by Marvin » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:58 am

ohh yea! they are soooo wonderful in here (rolling my eyes in my head) even the people that run the forum make fun of, spew insults to scooter riders like they are a parasite, a disease, a threat to their manhood, (what will the hot babes think if they seen me riding a scooter) I own both a sport bike and a scooter, as long as I talk about my sportbike I am treated fair, but just say one word about my scooter and the insults fly! Same thing is happening with the rest of the motorcycle society, even the major motorcycle magazines fail to accept the scooter revolution is here, when anybody talks about the scooter they turn in to 5 year olds holding their hands over their ears and yelling "LA-LA-LA I Can't Hear You" a blind man can read the sales figures for this year and can see scooter sales are way up at the same time motorcycle sales are down.
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