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Old 19th December 2012
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Where does the line get drawn, and who decides when to enforce it?
As far as I know, the moderators can move a thread at will. They can also censor, alter, lock, and delete them at will too. So, if something in here bothers you, your a moderator, do as you will.
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Having created and run a very large and sucessful Vintage Mercedes Site for 7 years as an admin until the Obama Economy bankrupted my sponsor..I understand completely what IronMick is saying...and have dealth with it before...and he's right....its not easy to close the floodgates once you open them.

Or as Barney Fife was so found of saying...we gotta nip this in the bud..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=de_P2aUZJyA

Besides we already HAVE a forum for other motorcycle discussions on this site...under General -> Other Motorcycle Discussion -Non-Sportster an non-Buell discussion area

http://xlforum.net/forums/f...play.php?f=284

No offense meant against the person this thread was directed at....the Point IronMick was making is if someone posts one this week by next month you have three and eventually half the threads are about non-Ironhead stuff....

Kind of like having cockroaches..you start out with a couple...and eventually they breed to the millions and they are evicting you from your own house.
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The forum has grown since I first joined. More personalities, more opinions. I know this is the ironhead section, but I tire of "evo" bashing. Yes, I know somebody will mistakenly comment about a repair or whatever not noticing it's an ironhead, but sometimes the rebuttles get a little sharp. As far as other motorcycles, I love K Models and wouldn't like them to be excluded from ironhead posts. One well respected member is building another type of Harley, a vintage type. I like to see his progress. I respect the need to keep ironhead topics the top priority here, but I don't want it to turn into snobbery.
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I don't mind the CL and ebay links as long as they are iron related. Hell, maybe somebody here will snap something up because of it. And, if some potential buyer is thinking one of these is correctly restored, pointing out what should be obvious to most may help a member (or lurker) avoid buying a mess. Yeah, and I don't care for the evo bashing, unless it's in good fun. More similarities than differences as I see it.
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Here are some things that bug me:

-Reposted cut and paste CL and eBay ads. "Check out this bike..."
-Non Ironhead bikes in the Ironhead forum (Monte03's new Honda Rebel...)
-Members expecting instant help and to get tons of response. This is not paid tech support.
-Threads that die with no resolution posted when members have provided the answers and the bike is now running or sold.
-Parts ID posts to later be sold on eBay
-What is this worth posts to later be sold on eBay
-OT posts like: winter boredom, concerts, jokes, religion, politics
-Posts for redundant or easily searchable topics.
-blah blah blah
Yep, I don't read the other forums or sections because I come here to read about IronHeads.

PBR forgot about posts from twats that don't know what they are talking about and are just parroting misinformation their drunk uncle shared around the still camp fire. Or promoting some valve job in a can carp like SeaFoam, Lucas or any synthetic jiz, Octane Booster, E3plugs (or hot, cold, or staggered plugs), drag pipes, rear cylinders that run hot, carbs that are too big for an unported stock stroke small bore motor, crap "Electronic" ignitions that don't eliminate the real problem, vapor lock and ironhead valves that get tight when hot. An for Christ's sake, if the fuel in your carb is boiling, your junk is overheated! A carb spacer is not gonna fix that.....
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All good points here. Plenty of other space on this forum for other makes/models, even a car and gun section too.
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Mick said
This is a very important technical forum. The main event here is helping new guys get their old IronHead on the road and sharing knowledge and history of IronHeads. This is what we do here.

This forum is not just for us and for now. We must keep in mind the world of 10, 20, ..., whatever years from now. The top experts who are here now will most likely not be here then. We are preserving their knowledge and the history so that guys many years from now, future generations, will have access to it.


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Ironheads. Period.
There is a wealth of knowledge here, and I only wish that I had known about and tapped into it before I bought mine.
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Well, if we're going to get picky then a chopped hardtailed bobber and so on with an Ironhead engine should still be posted in their relevant sections. Technically they're not Sportsters and this is the Ironhead Sporter section.
Just my two cents.
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