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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2006, 12:28 pm Thread Starter
 
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Re-connecting, surprised

Hi Guys--

I was offline for several months due to a busy personal/work life, but before that I was very active on another board (whose name we shall not mention here, but suffice it to say that it was the board that was the playground of one weird dude who kicked off anyone he didn't like) and then on i-bmw.

After the k-bikes/i-bmw IRL/CART-esque split, I kind of got away from the sites for a while, but I recent came back to both this site and I-BMW. I was surprised to find out how little activity there is over at the resurrected I-BMW. I put up a couple of posts, and the responses were very sparse. Then I looked at the dates of the posts on the first page, and the bottom post is dates months ago, even as far back as last year!

I guess that I-BMW never really recovered after the split, that most people who came over here after I-BMW went down just never went back when it came back on-line?

Just curious.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2006, 1:57 pm
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some of the members post on both I-BMW & here...
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2006, 2:51 pm
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I think most people have realized that we have focused K-Bikes.com on the motorcycle and riding first. We strive to support the motorcycle and the motorcyclist and left all of the good ol' boy and elitist club activities to the other sites.

We have a passion for BMW motorcycles and it shows.


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I think most people have realized that we have focused K-Bikes.com on the motorcycle and riding first. We strive to support the motorcycle and the motorcyclist and left all of the good ol' boy and elitist club activities to the other sites.

We have a passion for BMW motorcycles and it shows.
While I do visit both sites every day and enjoy the people on both.

It was the above attitude and remarks that prompted me to make a decision to donate and support the OTHER site!

I don't miss Shiva and could care less if you cut me off here. It would just go and show who the elitist one's are.

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wow... no wonder the USA can not get along with N. Korea, Iran, or Saddam!
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2006, 8:13 pm
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I don't miss Shiva and could care less if you cut me off here. It would just go and show who the elitist one's are.
Let me guess...........English is your second language,eh ??

Whatever did you read that led you to believe you could be "cut off"?

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Let me guess...........English is your second language,eh ??

Whatever did you read that led you to believe you could be "cut off"?
I'm IRISH

I refuse to speak English! :wtf

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I'm IRISH

I refuse to speak English! :wtf
I have no idea why, but Richie, that was really funny.

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Sorry guys, I didn't mean to spark such a type of personal debate. I was just commenting how weak "he whose name shall not be mentioned's" site was, and how good i-bmw was before the split, and how since the split this board has seemed to thrive where as that site doesn't seem to get the visits. I was wondering what motivates people to put such a commendable effort in to this site where as the other site has a relatively "anemic" level of posting, even though the crowd is largely the same.
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Sorry guys, I didn't mean to spark such a type of personal debate. I was just commenting how weak "he whose name shall not be mentioned's" site was, and how good i-bmw was before the split, and how since the split this board has seemed to thrive where as that site doesn't seem to get the visits. I was wondering what motivates people to put such a commendable effort in to this site where as the other site has a relatively "anemic" level of posting, even though the crowd is largely the same.

Now you've got me TOTALLY confused

Here's how one person ( me ) sees it.

I rarely, if ever, visit Shiva's site. Shiva, in my view, is all about promoting himself.
Nothing wrong with that I guess, I'm just not in the market for Shiva stuff

I-BMW is back up and thriving nicely. They seem to be generating a lot of posts and
talk and stuff. While the crowd over there overlaps the crowd over here, I-BMW runs
a lot looser format...ie: Jomomma and such. Their "shoutbox" thingie also seems to be
a popular feature, at least among the three or so people who use it

K-Bikes ?? We're here to talk bikes, accessories, bikes, pretty much everything except the knock down drag'em out in the parking lot and kick their ass stuff that one typically
finds in the various "jomomma" forums on the net. If that's your cup of tea, then you need to hie thee on over to advrider.com or I-BMW.com. We don't serve that here.
Nothing wrong with that sort of thing, we just choose to not play that particular game.


Good to have you back

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