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REGIONAL FORUMS => OHIO, U.S. => Topic started by: wfrpalm on October 14, 2010, 10:56:02 AM

Title: where is everyone
Post by: wfrpalm on October 14, 2010, 10:56:02 AM
Just thought I'd post something since there hasn't been any activity for awhile. :bigok: I have a 2007 Bandit 1250S that I bought new and I think it is one of the best bikes I've ever owned. :thumb:
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 14, 2010, 07:38:50 PM
glad you like the bike.  I'd like to ride it!

Perhaps we'd get a little more action if we combined some of the forums?
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: CWO4GUNNER on October 16, 2010, 04:09:21 AM
I still drive by the old Banit Alley ghost town once in a while just to see if any of the avatars have had the dust disturbed on them. Since my avatar is the same on all my BBS sites I consider myself alive and well but at-large LOL. I think the whole moto-boomer love affair is starting to finally subside as we die off, get crippled or too soft to keep up the speed-racer-easy-rider mantra. I wonder why I keep my bikes as I haven't ridden them seriously in a year. I have been riding street and dirt bikes since I was 13 and now that my joints are staring to get temperamental at age 53 and my last bike injury 3 years ago still leaves me with a fat ankle I ponder the balance between the thrill of victoriously riding with the wind in my hair or the agony of a looming crash and burn defeat finally make the decision for me. Do I keep my late model bikes that I now ride about as often as I mail holiday greening cards, letting them devalue to the point of a few hundred bucks just to say to myself "you still own them so you must be cool" or do I face facts that "the thrill is finally gone" and get some value out of them before its too late? that is the question.

I found this music video that kind of sums up how I feel after logging well over 80,000 miles on street motorcycles and 40,000 miles on dirt without a major crash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDp4kyHqbcQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDp4kyHqbcQ)
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 16, 2010, 09:55:29 AM
Over the past several years, this place has lost a lot of the camraderie it once had.  In addition to all the questions about maintenance and modifications, there used to be a lot of joking between members, ride summaries, and jokes posted.  Now it seems a lot of the posts are someone selling thier Bandit, and the occasional B1250 owner looking to join the conversation.

I don't blame anyone for these changes, but BA has become a dull place to hang out.  My best guess is that many of the long-term Bandit owners have moved on to another bike, and the Bandit brand just doens't get as much press as it once did.  The B1200S was generally reviewed in all the major mags each year, despite the bike never being all that popular in the US (like in England!).  But the 1250 version was reviewed once when it first came out, and rarely since then.

I kept my B1200S when I bought my FJR this summer.  Even though things are quiet here, I prefer the "personality" of this board over that of the FJR Forum.  Those guys discourage conversation by criticizing anyone who asks a question that has been asked before.  The tone of the conversation is "hey jerk, why haven't you read the FAQa like you agreed to do when you signed up?"  Heck, half the conversation at this type of board is going to be people raising an issue that has been raised before.  There are only so many different questions that can be raised about a specific bike, or any other physical object.  And sometimes the opinions about that topic will have changed.  Every year, I'm sure football BBS ask whether player X still has what it takes to lead his team to the playoffs and beyond...what's the harm in generating conversation?  The fact that the search function on every BBS I have been on totally sucks makes it hard to check previous dialog before asking the quesiton.  So I don't bother.  Besides, the fairing on the FJR is inscrutable, so it's hard to do minor maintenance for yourself when you can't figure what hidden screw is still holding that piece of fragile plastic on.

So I miss the old comraderie here, and I have not felt any comraderie at FJR Forum, so I end up not posting stuff at either board.

Sorry to sort of turn this into a rant about another BBS, but I guess seeing the difference in tone between one and the other makes me miss the Bandit Alley of five years ago even more.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 16, 2010, 10:15:54 AM
I love riding my Bandit as well as my Moto Guzzi.....The Guzzi (Luap's) board has just one forum and that really gets the ball rolling for all kinds of yack.  Agree that Bandits haven't been in the forefront of new design; however, with limited budgets and recession, riders aren't buying new bikes.  Considering the cafe racer and street fighter craze, I'd think we can get some renewed action with guys keeping those Bandits running and mod'd.

I think we'd get more conversation going it 1) we consolidated to a single forum, 2) archive the technical info & FAQs for reference, 3) arrange a few more rides and meet-ups even if done in conjunction with other rallies or bike brands or motorcycle boards, 4) get Pete & Fast Larry out of mothballs and shake thing up.

Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: CWO4GUNNER on October 16, 2010, 11:38:49 AM
Alright rant posters :thumb:. I don't really see that much difference between this BBS and the once mega-members-only bike forums where most members joined, I mean their postings are way down as well and size wise affected just as much by the obvious overshadowing issue of a nation in serious decline. I mean who would think that the space shuttle program would be abandoned and now NASA team mission count-downs would be televised live at the Russian space agency who we now rely on, all with our leaders approval and best wishes. Yup bike forums are not the only place we are losing the thrill. Now Im beginning to truly understand why they called it the "great depression" and were not even their yet still teetering on the slippery slop.

As far as bike disappointments the Kaw Connie was suppose to be my next bike 3 years ago, a bike that will go down in history as the most popular bike with record manufacturer defects and recalls in history. You gotta hand it to Kaw they really ran an outstanding pre-production campaign, just like this last election so many still believe in spite of the failings. While the few salty, experienced, and wise can clearly see the iceberg dead ahead sounding the alarm, this time the majority of the ship's crew pretends to party on, going through the motions, and pulling down the shades.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: wfrpalm on October 16, 2010, 12:10:03 PM
I see both of you guys have 1200's. I have a 1100 Katana that has a earlier version of that motor in it. It is also a nice bike but my Bandit has a more relaxed riding position.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 16, 2010, 12:59:37 PM
why I am posting in OH forum when I live in OK?
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: pmackie on October 16, 2010, 10:31:28 PM
All Right...real, live, Bandit Banter  :beers:

Like Sven, I also tried out another forum...for the new Triumph, but similar to his experience, it's not the same as this forum has traditionally been. I've still got my B6, and I even rode it once this year, but it was suppossed to be sold...so I'm not doing anything with it really.

But, there is still lots of opportunity for ride reports, general technical data exchange, etc...but without a new Bandit, it IS hard for me to bring much relevant to the forum.

On another note...I just picked up a new "desktop replacement" lugable...A Toshiba P500, c/w I7-740QM processor, 2x500 gig hard drives, GeForce GT 330M, 4 Gig DD3, 18.4" screen.

Pretty slick for a laptop, almost silly except I use it as my primary computer at work. This will be my first Windows 7 system...so a new learning curve for MS Office.

Anybody else got something new?
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 16, 2010, 11:16:49 PM
new?

My B12 has 70K miles on it.\\

Going to ride it to Seaba Station tomorrow.

http://www.seabastation.com/gpage4.html


Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 17, 2010, 12:23:10 AM
On another note...I just picked up a new "desktop replacement" lugable...A Toshiba P500, c/w I7-740QM processor, 2x500 gig hard drives, GeForce GT 330M, 4 Gig DD3, 18.4" screen.  Pretty slick for a laptop, almost silly except I use it as my primary computer at work. This will be my first Windows 7 system...so a new learning curve for MS Office.

Been using Office with the "ribbon" interface for two versions now.  Have yet to warm up to it...I actually like test menus, I guess.  I was one of the few who liked Win Vista, so Win 7 has not been a problem for me.  I laugh at your use of "luggable"...my home PC is an HP with a 17+" screen, and it's heavy, but it never goes anywhere.  Back in the mid-to-late 1980s, we shared deskstop computers in the office, and if you wanted to take one home to work on the weekend, you could check out a Zenith "luggable"...not a notebook or even a laptop, but a heavy thing not much smaller than the system box on a regular PC.  Can't even find a pic online!

So there...we've started a conversation, although nowhere near what this BBS is supposed to cover!
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 17, 2010, 12:24:32 AM
Going to ride it to Seaba Station tomorrow.

Seaba is a new one on me.  I am going to the Wolf Howl Preserve in Holly Springs MS for "wolf week".
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 17, 2010, 11:07:49 AM
Sven.....we should hook up with GT Bandit (Craig) and plan an Ark ride. 
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 17, 2010, 11:15:10 AM
Sven.....we should hook up with GT Bandit (Craig) and plan an Ark ride.

Yeah, and it's not like we will ever see winter or rain ever ever again, so we have time.  (It has not rained at my house in two months.  Not one drop.)
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 17, 2010, 11:49:25 AM
it might be a little late this year, perhaps next spring?

The last one was back on 05 or 06 at Bull Shoals.  That was quite a crowd.  One guy rode in from Maryland. 
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: gyrogearcrunch on October 17, 2010, 10:04:38 PM
Right on about getting old, Gunny. Just had a lens replacement done, eye beginning to clear up, so I rolled the 1255 out onto the driveway to go riding, turned my back, and it promptly fell over! Damn! Lucky a neighbor went by and gave me a hand raising it back on the 'tars'. Nothing broke but the left front turn signal housing and clutch lever. Left engine cover nicely scraped also. Who makes crash bars that fit the 1255?

Any idea where I ought to look to get these parts online? I hate my local 'stealer'. He ripped me off something fierce on a carb cleaning job. Knew I should have done it myself. I know there's an IPB online (Ron Ayers?) that's good for parts numbers, but does he sell and is he reasonable for OEM parts?

At least the old 1200 now runs well after being upgraded with a set of stage one jets and an air box mod. MPG is off, though. It used to give me up to 45 mpg. Now it's down to 38. I think the carbs are in need of more tuning.

Now for the IMPORTANT QUESTION: Where is everybody? :banghead:

No need to go all political trying to figure it out, tho - We were warned by the PTB's years ago that we'd better become more co-operative or the BIG BOYS would march off stage left after stealing everything in sight, including our savings, retirement funds, homes and country. They seem to be succeeding.

Notice how many more homeless Vets there are now? You'd think the VA would re-open a closed base in each state to at least give them a place to sleep and eat. The TBI cases (Traumatic Brain Injured) could use a lot of help too. Local VA hospitals are trying, but not succeeding. They are sticking to the old saw that requires the Vet to prove what injured him/her, but they aren't even trying to do diagnostics on those who make a claim for treatment.

Yup, America is going out of business.  :rant2:



I still drive by the old Banit Alley ghost town once in a while just to see if any of the avatars have had the dust disturbed on them. Since my avatar is the same on all my BBS sites I consider myself alive and well but at-large LOL. I think the whole moto-boomer love affair is starting to finally subside as we die off, get crippled or too soft to keep up the speed-racer-easy-rider mantra. I wonder why I keep my bikes as I haven't ridden them seriously in a year. I have been riding street and dirt bikes since I was 13 and now that my joints are staring to get temperamental at age 53 and my last bike injury 3 years ago still leaves me with a fat ankle I ponder the balance between the thrill of victoriously riding with the wind in my hair or the agony of a looming crash and burn defeat finally make the decision for me. Do I keep my late model bikes that I now ride about as often as I mail holiday greening cards, letting them devalue to the point of a few hundred bucks just to say to myself "you still own them so you must be cool" or do I face facts that "the thrill is finally gone" and get some value out of them before its too late? that is the question.

I found this music video that kind of sums up how I feel after logging well over 80,000 miles on street motorcycles and 40,000 miles on dirt without a major crash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDp4kyHqbcQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDp4kyHqbcQ)
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 18, 2010, 01:09:39 AM
I just get a new lens as well.  It's called Crystal Lens.  It's hinged for focussing.

Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: wfrpalm on October 18, 2010, 08:49:28 AM
You could try BikeBandit for parts. I've always had good luck with them and their name is fitting for our bikes.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: pmackie on October 18, 2010, 02:04:17 PM
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check out a Zenith "luggable"...not a notebook or even a laptop, but a heavy thing not much smaller than the system box

Hey Sven...you and I must be from the same vintage...back in the early 80's we also had a Zenith unit at work we could take home. It was about the size of a system unit, but looked like a  large sewing machine, but weighed more. IIRC it had a little 6" CRT screen built in, with a couple of 5-1/4" flopply drives, and a whopping 128k (not meg or gig, just k) of memory.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 18, 2010, 07:09:25 PM
You could try BikeBandit for parts. I've always had good luck with them and their name is fitting for our bikes.

ahhhh parts?

 :?:
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: CWO4GUNNER on October 19, 2010, 03:52:46 AM
Yeah.. I cant tell you how many times Iv looked at those engine guards and put off buying them. Being raised as dirt bike rider finding myself on many a precipice and leaned early to always-always push and park a bike like it wanted to fall over all the time. So Iv crashed um (dirt bikes) but never had one fall over YET.

The only new news is that I have revived a 35 year old hobby of fish keeping and have restored 8 old aquariums totaling 1000 gallons. No computer news as I haven't built my own since 2004, still using my store bought AMD 4400 Dual. The only thing is I need to down size and get rid of my old stored collection of Macintosh 128K, 512K, and Lisa computers. After not touching them for 6 years surprisingly still worked. I keep waiting for that last big hoorah bubble in the economy when everyone closes their eyes tightly and start spending into debt one last time so I can sell everything off before the country slides down the rabbit hole.  Im thinking Alaska lol
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: stormi on October 19, 2010, 01:59:15 PM
So I miss the old comraderie here, and I have not felt any comraderie at FJR Forum, so I end up not posting stuff at either board.

Sorry to sort of turn this into a rant about another BBS, but I guess seeing the difference in tone between one and the other makes me miss the Bandit Alley of five years ago even more.

Ouch,.. so since I've taken it over, essentially?

I'm as guilty, if not more as anyone else of not contributing lately.  I keep the behind the scenes stuff running, but I just can't seem to keep up with the on stage stuff.   It doesn't help that I have large projects on the go at home (we just built a 24 x 30 ft garage, and we're in the cleanup and organization stage now, but I also know that I should be around more.
 
What should we do about the ghost town echo?  We might as well keep the alley going, we own it for the next 10 years.  :stickpoke:
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: stormi on October 19, 2010, 04:37:09 PM
On another note...I just picked up a new "desktop replacement" lugable...A Toshiba P500, c/w I7-740QM processor, 2x500 gig hard drives, GeForce GT 330M, 4 Gig DD3, 18.4" screen.

Pretty slick for a laptop, almost silly except I use it as my primary computer at work. This will be my first Windows 7 system...so a new learning curve for MS Office.

Anybody else got something new?

New as of last winter for me
Asus G51J-A1:  i7-720QM, 4GB DDR3, 15.6" 1920 x1080 full HD LED screen, 2x320GB drives, and Win7 Premium.  I get almost a full hour out of the battery.  Really, LED screen with a Quad core?  :)
The learning curve for Win7 isn't too bad.  MS hasn't really done anything innovative since Win95.

And of course the VFR that even Paul didn't see when we went through Cranbrook this summer.  (Sorry we didn't stop back in for coffee on the way back, I was exhausted after riding back from Ainsworth in the dark on an unfamiliar road.  I was not going to be good company. )
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: pmackie on October 19, 2010, 05:05:36 PM
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Ouch,.. so since I've taken it over, essentially?

I don't think so Stormi...IIRC the site was pretty active even a couple of years ago.

I think part of the problem is that the guys with the SACS engined Bandits have pretty much done their mods, the issues are well known, and those of us that did our updates have moved on to some other new bikes, and their related forum sites.

In addition, it seems that the new Bandit 1250/650 Water Cooled are either:
a) just so darn good, that no one needs to modify them/fix them
b) or they attract the guys that don't tweak them, and don't visit the forums.

Like many others, I have been only "visiting" the site recently, and not contributing much. I didn't ride the new Triumph ST as much as I hoped this year either, only 7000 kms, on a couple of trips. I had a plan to do at least 12,000 kms on at least 4 or 5 trips.

Ah well, I at least rode the little B6 220 kms this year, so it got a lttle use.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: wfrpalm on October 19, 2010, 05:51:20 PM
I love my 1250. I don't want to tweak or do anything but ride it. I think 1200's and 1250's are great bikes and Suzuki had it figured out as they usally do. :beers:
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 19, 2010, 08:13:23 PM
Hey Sven...you and I must be from the same vintage...back in the early 80's we also had a Zenith unit at work we could take home.

 :beers: Too funny!  Our had a turquiose screen with dark text.  We were always ordering more and more floppies so you could keep 18 generations of every document in case something went wrong.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 19, 2010, 08:21:03 PM
Ouch,.. so since I've taken it over, essentially?

You are following the wrong rabbit trail!  Nobody appreciates your work over the past few years than I.  But the older I get, the more I am appreciating the reality that nothing stays the same.

What should we do about the ghost town echo?  We might as well keep the alley going, we own it for the next 10 years.  :stickpoke:

Huzzah!  That's the jolly old spirit! (I didn't say *how old* I am, did I?)  Maybe you could run a contest.  Can you put up the first $25K and the rest of us will chip in payday after next?  (If I ever see my money...these retirement home expenses are steep!)
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 19, 2010, 08:41:16 PM
it might be a little late this year, perhaps next spring?

The "fun end" of Tennessee is a full day away from the Bluff City.  I'd vote for something in the Ozarks.  But we have time to debate that all winter long.  This Ohio board is really on a roll!
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 19, 2010, 10:51:18 PM
So I miss the old comraderie here, and I have not felt any comraderie at FJR Forum, so I end up not posting stuff at either board.

Sorry to sort of turn this into a rant about another BBS, but I guess seeing the difference in tone between one and the other makes me miss the Bandit Alley of five years ago even more.

Ouch,.. so since I've taken it over, essentially?

I'm as guilty, if not more as anyone else of not contributing lately.  I keep the behind the scenes stuff running, but I just can't seem to keep up with the on stage stuff.   It doesn't help that I have large projects on the go at home (we just built a 24 x 30 ft garage, and we're in the cleanup and organization stage now, but I also know that I should be around more.
 
What should we do about the ghost town echo?  We might as well keep the alley going, we own it for the next 10 years.  :stickpoke:

Strormi-  you might note that we're all on the Ohio forum, I don't think there's but only 1 OH person posting.

I think we'd have more conversation and traffic if we consolidated all new business in a single forum.  Archive all the old stuff by category and get the conversation in a General Discussion.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Unique on October 20, 2010, 12:02:45 AM
am not from Ohio..I don't ride 1200/1250  :lol:  five years ago i didnít even know any thing about bandit alley, so donít know what the camaraderie was like then, but wish i knew about bandit alley back then as it would have saved me epic amount of rework to my little b4, which is still on going.

When i came  cross bandit ally, i didnít know much about forums, since then I've been on many forums, other bikes forums cars vans etc, etc  And have come to believe bandit alley is the best set-out forum around, easier to use/post to then most and friendly.

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You are following the wrong rabbit trail!  Nobody appreciates your work over the past few years than I.  But the older I get, the more I am appreciating the reality that nothing stays the same

fantastic job stormi and everyone @ Admin, & Sven i know what you mean as we get older you realize that nothing does stay the same and if i don't finish b4 soon i be drawing my pension :stickpoke:

we all great bunch of individual from around the world

Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: CWO4GUNNER on October 20, 2010, 04:03:22 AM
I vaguely remember comradeship in the forums hay-day, more like a free for all  wrestling match between me and a upstart mechanic named Zenman, who was someones protege on this forum. Oh what was his name ....Big-hat, coffee-cup, I cant remember..All I know is that it was a a spectator sport for most members that peaked the membership. Do I ever mention that I wrote the forum theme song for Banit Alley?
....Ah I cant remember how it go's anymore, I remember it had a bouncing penguin sing along though.  The good old days  :duh:
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Red01 on October 20, 2010, 12:14:31 PM
WOW! I'm impressed that so many posts were made to this topic given the category it was initiated in.   :clap:
As has been previously said, I think a large part of the slow traffic has been due to the fact that many of us old-timers have moved on to other bikes and either don't stop by anymore, or don't stop by as often.  I know that's MY reason.  I've signed up over at the Concours Owners Group (COG), but like the FJR forum, it's not quite as friendly, however when they do jump on someone for not using the search feature, there's always at least one member that'll provide links to the older threads.

Gunner - I think Kawi must have made some steps in the right direction with the 2010 C14.  I haven't had a single recall notice and the bike has been just as fantastic as my B12 - maybe even more so,, since it is quicker, gets better much gas mileage, has luggage and no chain maintenance.  :wink:  I kept waiting for Suzuki to offer up a real sport tourer like the other three big Japanese companies, but that hasn't happened and doesn't even seem to be in the forseeable future, what with limited new 2010 and 2011 models.  When I got the chance to pick up a '10 model C14ABS for dealer cost, I jumped on it.

A big :thanks: to all the 250 & 400 owners, they've been pretty much keeping the life going here lately.  And this is still the #1 source for info for those guys as I don't think the other board has much activity for them.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: CWO4GUNNER on October 20, 2010, 02:20:17 PM
Well your smart Red01,  :stickpoke:(aka Coffeecup)  to have followed the improvements and chnages and then make a great deal on a newer model without those early hart-braking problems the bike seemed to be plagued with. At the time I just diden't have time to wait having sold my 05 B1200. My Red 07 B1250 OEM bagged, surpassed all my expectations. Only thing is it is so refined, smooth, and power precise, that it almost seemed boring compared to my old abrupt, rattly, noisy, growler B1200. Sometimes I miss the smell, tuning and abrupt feel of carburetors as they over-throw gas into the engine making it over-shoot throttle inputs just enough to make it feel like a wild beast that requires a skilled beast masters hand.  Ah no more, all throttle inputs are now are by prescription CPU mapping taking out the fun blips in every fuel burst. Electric bikes are next, that should bring a whole new set of controls and guidelines. All of it make we want to give it up gun's, bikes, power boats and go for something new and untamed, maybe Ill take up sailing.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: pmackie on October 20, 2010, 03:11:50 PM
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maybe Ill take up sailing.

Hey Gunner

You always crack me up with your little comments.  :motorsmile: It's one of the reasons I keep coming back, so it' nice to see you posting more. I remember the Zenman days, it was a pretty good spectator sport, as far as forums go...

It looks like what you really need is to take that new 1250 and make some decent trips on it, and then post up the photo's and details. Then maybe you'd get hooked into some more mods, and we would all have more to discuss.

If I can make it down to Arizona, I'll let you know, and we can go for a ride.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: PitterB4 on October 22, 2010, 08:48:16 AM
It's somewhat ironic that this was posted in the OH forum.  The old OH crew with Speedy, Roamr and some other Ohioans was big part of the real "hay day" along with Pete, Manny and a bunch of others not around here any more - not the silliness with Zen and the few other :asshat: we had around for a while.

Remember the EZ Board days, Paul?  When I first joined, your handle was Red01Suzi or something like that...  I thought you were a chick named Suzi.    :ducking:
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Red01 on October 22, 2010, 04:08:50 PM
Remember the EZ Board days, Paul?  When I first joined, your handle was Red01Suzi or something like that...  I thought you were a chick named Suzi.    :ducking:

I do remember the EZ Board days - and Irfan's Bandit Email list.  The old handle was Red01SuziB12S, but that got too long, so I just shortened it to Red01... maybe I need to change it to Blue10 now? As for thinking I was a chick with a handle as obvious as the old one...  :whip2:
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: CWO4GUNNER on October 22, 2010, 04:25:43 PM
It's somewhat ironic that this was posted in the OH forum.  The old OH crew with Speedy, Roamr and some other Ohioans was big part of the real "hay day" along with Pete, Manny and a bunch of others not around here any more - not the silliness with Zen and the few other :asshat: we had around for a while.
Yup couldn't agree with you more, it took some work to root them out. I guess its out of sentiment like yours that keeps me coming back "part of the bunch", don't worry once in a blue-moon "Ill be back". Although I wouldn't mind seeing old Zenmen pop up to say hi for old time sake. I certainly hope he is OK and wish him well and God's speed.

pmackie! Let me know a few days ahead when your coming to Bullhead City and will meet and take the Rt 66 scenic ride between Oatman and Kingman then lunch on the boardwalk in laughlin. I still have the LTZ400 and 450X if you want to do a dawn til dusk ride to the silver mines and waterfalls.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 23, 2010, 01:38:34 PM
As for thinking I was a chick with a handle...

Um, a chick with a "handle"?  Don't they call those "transvestites"?
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 24, 2010, 07:31:40 PM
ya' know.  It would be nice to do another Ozark ride.  

I was invited to the RAT Raid at The Hub (south of Harrison Ark) on 28 Apr- 1 May 11.

Now it would be wrong to impose on the Triumph riders.  But I am jus' sayin', I was invited and if anyone else on a Bandit just happened to show up...well if there are rooms available, why not?

BTW- the local OKC Triumph dealer also sells Suzukis, so it's kinda a mutual deal.

Anyone interested in springtime ride in N Ark?  

One thing about The Hub.  The owner is rider.  And besides the bonfire, he always keeps huge beer chests with a donation box and will fill orders to the liquor store.  You know those counties are dry and the nearest package store in Missouri?

Hey I am jus' sayin'....
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: PitterB4 on October 27, 2010, 04:20:23 PM
As for thinking I was a chick with a handle...

Um, a chick with a "handle"?  Don't they call those "transvestites"?

Now that's some funny $hit right there! :lol:
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 27, 2010, 07:57:16 PM
have got reservations at The Hub.  Last weekend in April.  Marble Fall, Ark.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: Sven on October 27, 2010, 08:19:39 PM
have got reservations at The Hub.  Last weekend in April.  Marble Fall, Ark.

Cool.  God knows what foolishness will demand my attention 8 months from now, but let's keep planning around this.  See http://www.hubinfo.com (http://www.hubinfo.com) for details on that.
Title: Re: where is everyone
Post by: LowRyter on October 27, 2010, 08:40:18 PM
Sven, call them now, reserve a room.  They take your name & make reservation and don't even ask for your credit card.   No deposit required.  Probably closer to Memphis than OKC.

http://www.hubinfo.com/