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John Burns should be euthanized. 31 4.57%
Should shut the hell up except about bikes 82 12.09%
Can go off-topic now and then if agree with him 48 7.08%
Can go off-topic only when it involves motorcycles 113 16.67%
I like off-topic stuff and the heated debates 203 29.94%
More off-topic, I don't really even like bikes 12 1.77%
I just had several ****tails. What was the topic? 87 12.83%
My mom could, and should, kick Burnsie's ass 102 15.04%
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Old 10-02-2002, 09:16 AM   #91
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Default Forget about HST

This is actually the kind of writing I want here at MO:



http://espn.go.com/page2/s/simmons/021001.html



With all the cool sh*t in the world to write about and ridicule and you give us Tom Daschle? Tom *F***ing* Daschle?
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Old 10-02-2002, 09:18 AM   #92
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Hey, whatever happened to Joe Glydon? I know he's still writing for CityBike, but I think he was a great addition to this site.
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Old 10-02-2002, 09:50 AM   #93
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Default Re: Delurk; newbie (squid?) and old reliable bikes

Look at the the archives. There are plenty of camparos of cheaper bikes, standards, etc.



These kinds of bikes tend to have really stable designs--think gs500 and ex500--and there's not much to report on the '03 model if it's just a different color from the 92



PS 'yer no squid. No shame in being new. You're not a squid until you're doing 125 on your R1 in flip flops
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Old 10-02-2002, 10:17 AM   #94
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Default More like European magazines

1) More tests (Bikes, Equipment, Oil, Tires)

2) Compare Bikes (I love shoot outs!)

3) More Babes (something about those beautiful asian umbrella girls)

4) Long term tests (Rip the bike apart at 10k, 20k, 30k)

5) More Tech and how too do this articles (I'm a moron with a monkey wrench, I NEED HELP!)

6) More Pictures and Videos

7) More bikes (not just the latest Japanese Crotch Rocket Suicide Machine)

More adventure stories. One of the funniest things I ever read was when one one MO editor got busted being stupid on a XX Blackbird. You had a vote if you should bail him out or let him rot.

9) More track day and race coverage.

10) Let's see BIO's of the editors. Maybe even guest editors from sister publications such as motorcycles, Sport Rider, Cycle World, etc.

11) How about a MO Survivor contest? MO takes on the editors from Motorcyclist, Sport Rider and Cycle World at a track day. I'll nominate myself as guest rider (I know, fat chance..)

12) Anything else?



I will say this, I'm willing to pay more than 11.97 a year to receive the above mention. $29.97 I feel is not asking too much.
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Old 10-02-2002, 10:31 AM   #95
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Default Re: And the point is...

I think the suggested ideas on a reader's rides section, added babe layouts, the mo.net e-mail (provided you offer a quick, reliable web-based e-mail client) and a forum are all great!



One nit I have to pick, however, is the lack of an intuitive layout with Motorcycle Online. Now I don't mean to be overly critical and I'm a new subscriber who loves MO, but it seems like there is the 'main site' with the news, sundry postings on various topics, etc. Then it seems as if you're transported to another place all together when you're at what I'll call the 'hardware site' which features the beautifully written, photo-adorned tests and comparos.



It just doesn't feel seemless when navigating MO. I like the white background, tab-topped 'hardware site' appearance better than the black and tan trimmed 'main site' and wish the whole MO virtual experience was a bit more intuitive, fluid and consistent.
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Old 10-02-2002, 10:34 AM   #96
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Default Re: And the point is...

In other words, make this:



http://news.motorcycle.com/



...look, feel and "act" more like this:



http://www.motorcycle.com/



Hope I'm making sense.
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Old 10-02-2002, 10:55 AM   #97
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Default Buyers' Guide

In improving your site, please be guided by what this medium can do that paper can't. Motorcyclist and Cycle World each publish a buyers' guide every year. This is great info, and you need to do it, too. Why? Because an on-line buyers' guide could let people search by any useful criterion (price, engine type, etc.), show changes in the bike from year to year, allow people to enlarge the picture, link to the manufacturer's site and reviews, get insurance quotes, check the Bluebook for used prices, and the list goes on and on.
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Old 10-02-2002, 11:07 AM   #98
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Default Re: Amatuer writing

They do ask for articles look to the left it's in CAPS "POST ARTICLE"
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Old 10-02-2002, 11:08 AM   #99
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Default Re: How hard is it to review older bikes???

Yes yes, what happened to Senor-X? Did it get tossed in the scrap heap? Keep that going and find more basket cases to toy with. Hell, I'll come work for you rebuilding and testing those basket cases!
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Old 10-02-2002, 12:05 PM   #100
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Default How about the bikes we loved, and lost

A "Regret" page regarding the one's we let get away. Maybe traded in on a new one (like my fast, smooth, comfortable 1980 GS850L for my new Valk-no regrets on the Valk but miss the old bike) or ones we were forced to sell (like my '72 Kaw 500 H1 to pay for a used van to move back to Michigan from New York City...and the kid who bought it wrapped it around a tree the day before I left, and felt the need to tell me...jerk only got a broken leg out of the deal)...like a lost love, or an opportunity we let go by, those bikes of the past still haunt us. Why oh why didn't we keep them? Think of the wonderful stable of two wheeled loves we would have!
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