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post #11 of 88 Old 07-04-2019, 01:55 PM
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I understand how you feel. I haven't had my Wee long but really wanted to do the front break swap. I followed a few threads and there was some guy asking what the difference felt like. He was told if he didn't know the swap wasn't for him. Really infuriated me to see someone asking for information shot down like that.

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I joined this site a few months ago because i wanted information on Vstroms. A new member starts a thread wanting information about Vstroms. Next post is some guy telling the new member how good their GS is or the Ktm is gods chariot. I figure i was smart enough to make it here, I can probably make it to a BMW site as well. In a way it makes a person feel inferior because they know what they can afford, but some one who wants to feel good about his purchase is here belittling your dreams. For Gods sake STAY IN YOUR LANE BRO.
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Lots of good info here and good folks, just ignore those who are not.
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The worst site I have ever been on was the ST1300 site. Nothing but trolls, a-wholes, and smart asses.
Which ST1300 site? What is the url?
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I joined this site a few months ago because i wanted information on Vstroms. A new member starts a thread wanting information about Vstroms. Next post is some guy telling the new member how good their GS is or the Ktm is gods chariot. I figure i was smart enough to make it here, I can probably make it to a BMW site as well. In a way it makes a person feel inferior because they know what they can afford, but some one who wants to feel good about his purchase is here belittling your dreams. For Gods sake STAY IN YOUR LANE BRO.
Well why don't you hit the reset button and start over. There are really not many a-.... here and it is rare for members to promote other brands over the beloved stroms, although not unheard off. Normally its the other way around, especially when it gets to heated exchanges about the GS.

That said, being new, why don't you introduce yourself and tell all why you choose the V2. Then once you have a few posts under your belt and read some of the more common threads its time to ask specific questions or report your findings about the V2. The more general your question the more useless the answers you will get, is my guess. Have a specific problem and you can bet a fair amount of money that you will get solid responses.

And there is certainly no reason to feel belittled to have chosen a V2. Its a smart choice, same as mine, and I could certainly afford any darn GS I wanted, but I don't. My bike is dirty and gets ridden, that's all.
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Back to the Vee/Wee...
Our bikes do what WE want. Not necessarily what the bike can do. And most of the gloater brand forums are about what the bikes can do. Like if you own one you can do that. Well, maybe the top 5% can...

We just ride. Here, there and everywhere. At our own level of growing competence. For our own enjoyment. On a machine so balanced, neutral, reliable and multi-purpose that most owners fall in love with it. And want to care for it themselves.

From my observation we gain immense satisfaction simply from that. And want others on the forum to do so also.

I am sincerely sorry you ran into a snub here. It is not reflective of the vast majority on this forum.
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ST1300 site URL? Don't remember. I quit the site after a a year or so of increasingly infrequent visits due to the general nature of posts and that was early last decade.

I jut looked for it and don't see it anymore. It looks like it may have evolved into something else or just folded. I found soem the principles are now on an FJR site. Low member count.
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I switch bikes a lot! So naturally, I switch Forums often as well. Going into a new forum, will usually be met with high count posters who know everything, and are anxious to prove it! And being the new kid will automatically make you the target of their arrogance. Even tho' I've ridden for 49 years, I'm usually treated as a total rookie. It's expected at this point. The older the age group, the worse it is. And yes, the ST1300 group certainly had it's share of f'sticks. Luckily, I only spent a few months on that one. A proctologist would have a heyday with some of those high timers. lol.... It's nice to get info on specific models, but putting up with the attitudes, and snarky comments, is a high price to pay. But the smart,experienced, AND helpful posters, make up for it.
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I joined this site a few months ago because i wanted information on Vstroms. A new member starts a thread wanting information about Vstroms. Next post is some guy telling the new member how good their GS is or the Ktm is gods chariot. I figure i was smart enough to make it here, I can probably make it to a BMW site as well. In a way it makes a person feel inferior because they know what they can afford, but some one who wants to feel good about his purchase is here belittling your dreams. For Gods sake STAY IN YOUR LANE BRO.
While I have no use at all for bullying, and telling someone they should have bought a "better", "bigger", or whatever bike is just that, I would hope the level of that found here won't dissuade you from being a contributing member. Because that is what it is all about.

However, I still have a different take I will offer as this has gone long enough to prove my suspicion. Nothing in the post says Tinseestromer owns a V Strom. Just wanted info. Pure Trolling. Still at one post... I beg forgiveness if I am wrong and Tinseestromer is welcome to heap the truth on me.

"Stay in your lane bro" is a direct copy of the recent insurance commercial.........
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In a way it makes a person feel inferior because they know what they can afford,
Don't even think of feeling inferior. The GS is a good bike but imho somewhat overrated. I am fortunate enough to be able to afford a GS but I own a Strom. 'Nuff said.
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While I have no use at all for bullying, and telling someone they should have bought a "better", "bigger", or whatever bike is just that, I would hope the level of that found here won't dissuade you from being a contributing member. Because that is what it is all about.

However, I still have a different take I will offer as this has gone long enough to prove my suspicion. Nothing in the post says Tinseestromer owns a V Strom. Just wanted info. Pure Trolling. Still at one post... I beg forgiveness if I am wrong and Tinseestromer is welcome to heap the truth on me.

"Stay in your lane bro" is a direct copy of the recent insurance commercial.........
So, by your reasoning, you need to buy the bike before you ask questions about the bike?

Must be a BMW thing.
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