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post #1 of 12 Old Nov 25th, 2015, 4:56 pm Thread Starter
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not much conversation in this forum

wow the posts are years old.. where is everyone?

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post #2 of 12 Old Nov 25th, 2015, 5:36 pm
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Out riding in my guess.

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post #3 of 12 Old Nov 25th, 2015, 7:06 pm
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People comment on things they are interested in. Others simply troll along never signing in and just read what others have posted. Even though many of the threads are years old, the information is still relevant to new members or passers by. Many of us have these useful threads bookmarked so we can regurgitate them without searching and guide people to a thread that has all the information they need to solve whatever issue they are currently having without having to type it all out again. Keeping that in mind, there are many very talented and knowledgeable people that frequent this forum looking for posts of those in need of assistance. They are often mostly silent until a need is posted.

Even so, it has been a little less lively lately, probably because of the holiday but the recent discussions block has 10 threads that have been commented on at least once today so someone is out there

If there is something biking related or even sports related you want to talk about, go ahead and find a forum that it fits in and let it rip. If someone else finds the topic interesting, I am sure you will get some hits.

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Maybe things will get busier when the winter hits and people are tired of staring at their motorcycles sitting in the garage instead of being out on the road. The other forum I am on (different model of bike) gets more lively in winter. You could always stir the pot with a post about oil brand/viscosity/synth vs. dino OR 91+ octane vs. 87 octane non-ethanol...
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Maybe things will get busier when the winter hits and people are tired of staring at their motorcycles sitting in the garage instead of being out on the road. The other forum I am on (different model of bike) gets more lively in winter. You could always stir the pot with a post about oil brand/viscosity/synth vs. dino OR 91+ octane vs. 87 octane non-ethanol...
Tire pressure is one of my favorite topics

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Tire pressure is one of my favorite topics
How about; is nitrogen really better than air in my tires. Or maybe, if I fill my tires with helium it will make my bike lighter thereby reducing friction between the tire and road and improve my fuel mileage!
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But with helium in the tires, they will lose traction more easily. You old guys should know that.
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Doesn't helium make them sound different when they exhale (get a flat)?

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How about; is nitrogen really better than air in my tires. Or maybe, if I fill my tires with helium it will make my bike lighter thereby reducing friction between the tire and road and improve my fuel mileage!
Yes, we all want less friction aka traction on a motorcycle...
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How about; is nitrogen really better than air in my tires. Or maybe, if I fill my tires with helium it will make my bike lighter thereby reducing friction between the tire and road and improve my fuel mileage!
The only real difference would be that the nitrogen molecule is ever so slightly larger than the Oxygen molecule and it will slow the permeation of gasses through the rubber compound of the tire. It is a small measurable difference over time but IMO it doesn't outweigh the cost of it. Spend that money on a small compressor and just check your tires before every ride as you should and it will be money better spent.

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You could always stir the pot with a post about oil brand/viscosity/synth vs. dino OR 91+ octane vs. 87 octane non-ethanol...
Did someone say oil thread?

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post #12 of 12 Old Dec 6th, 2015, 9:20 am Thread Starter
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LOL... well it seems some folks are at least reading threads in this area.. someone just needs to stir the pot occasionally I guess.
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