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    I think some treads should be moved over to "The Bar" and only members should be able to access "the bar".

    "the bar" is just that, say what you want, people are 1/2 drunk, the poster may say things that he/she may not on the general forum.

    From my reading treads here, the big thing is not the "other" sites members, by it's Mods. I feel that this forum has become a place for the "other" forums members/visitors who do not like what the Mods do over on that "other" forum. With that said, this forums members have posted treads/posts telling/staying why they have come here, what happened to them there, etc., I do not think these members posts should be removed from this forum. I think members here want to share the fact that this forum, is not like that "other" forum and why.

    To me, both forums have great members, great info, and members of both forums have and do get a long. When members of one forum go to the other forum, they see the difference. It is that difference (the "other" forums Mods), that members here want to tell the members over there about. In doing so they may look like disgruntled people but what they are doing is telling their story, some are just trying to help members of the "other" forum and tell them that there is a forum, where you do not have to put up with Mods like that.

    As for Daddydave, he is still a member here, and he can posts whatever he wants. (Congratulations hondafan, you get the bragging rights to being the only subscriber with a “dislike” on their welcome / introduction post) As for why he came here, what was he trying to do here, why he asked members to please keep things positive, why he asked members of that "other" forum to join here, why did he promote this forum, etc. In my opinion, You should ask him.

    IMO, Just like some of our members here, he found a Forum he liked and wanted to help more people find what he had found. That did make him look like one of the disgruntled people from that "other" forum tho. So (IMO) after trying to make a go of it here, for whatever reasons, he returned to that "other" forum, he decided that the "other" forum was better for him.

    I feel (like Hondafan), no ill will towards him or anyone else for that matter.

    Forums and there members change, in time we all do, we should keep the doors open.

    In my opinion we should have a "members only" area. Let visitors see the the Forum, and members if they want to, go into "the bar".

    my 2 cents, mj

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondafan View Post
    Maybe I know. I just noticed he gave me a dislike on my introduction post. I was never invited over to here, just came on my own. Daddydave asked me to please keep things positive. The first thing I saw was the sticky “How did you find this site” and fresh from the other site figured this is where it is permissible to complain about the other site which I did. Not long afterword I realized that I had just become what I had complained about them to be and am sorry I did that. No excuse, my mistake. He also asked that if I had any ideas to make the site better feel free to make suggestions and below is the one I made word for word.

    “One observation, when I first looked at this forum last year I read through the sticky thread ”How did you find this site”. After reading the negative comments contained within about the other forum I looked at the other which had more traffic and at first blush could see nothing wrong there so I joined that one. I figured why do I want to join a forum full of disgruntled people with low traffic. You might do well to promote this site better to potential subscribers in a positive way would be to close the thread so it doesn’t keep coming up and dragging the negative comments for people passing through to read with it. New subscribers from the other site will see the sticky first like I did again when I subscribed and feel compelled to chime in with even more negative comments which doesn’t promote this site well and turn people contemplating subscribing off.”

    Apparently the suggestion did not go over well!! I sincerely think he wanted to make a new home here and make the forum more attractive to perspective subscribers, nothing more. I harbor no ill will towards him or anyone else for that matter. But I do think I still get bragging rights to being the only subscriber with a “dislike” on their welcome / introduction post.
    Actually, hondafan, it's quite simple to 'dislike' a post by accident. Bet you a beer that's what happened.

    I'd like to thank you for your honest self-appraisal. I'd certainly prefer it if this forum were simply a place to exchange ideas, knowledge, and cameraderie. While a certain amount of letting off steam is understandable, I feel that the degree of vitriol aimed at some parties on the alternate forum is tiresome, and even counter-productive.

    I'm a member here to learn, relax, and enjoy. Down with drama!
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    I will not go into details but after talking with someone, I think Woodswoman gets a beer. Sorry hondafan, I take back my Congratulations.

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    The brackets that the other guy is "selling" are top notch. He's not making a dime off them based on the quality and shipping costs. I believe he's asking $135.00 shipped. They are solid, thick steel plates - You can install any type of bags you want. They are study as heck. The updated design includes a hole in the center, I believe it was to reduce weight. I have them and I'm grateful for the inexpensive solution. Here is a photo of the first design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soldaze View Post
    The brackets that the other guy is "selling" are top notch. He's not making a dime off them based on the quality and shipping costs. I believe he's asking $135.00 shipped. They are solid, thick steel plates - You can install any type of bags you want. They are study as heck. The updated design includes a hole in the center, I believe it was to reduce weight. I have them and I'm grateful for the inexpensive solution. Here is a photo of the first design.
    I have the updated ones and they do work well, but they are very heavy, if that's an issue. I had to get longer bolts to get them mounted. The other thing is that they must be removed when changing the rear tire. With the bags I have, they make it a little difficult to air the tire up, unless I'm sitting on the ground behind the bike. They also make oiling the chain more difficult because the bags block access to the chain except from the rear of the bike. This is easy to get around, I put the bike on the center stand and then put the bike in gear with the engine running, then spray the chain from the rear. This actually works better than spinning the wheel by hand, but then I have to use the rear brake to stop the wheel to get the bike out of gear, I have the DCT.

    In retrospect, I would prefer to have bags with quick disconnects to be able to remove them from the bike. When on the road, I found myself empting the bags and bringing the contents into my motel room every night. This isn't a big deal, but it makes for more trips to and from my room.

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    I'm sure they work well. They sure allow a wide variety of bags to be used on the CTX.
    I made similar brackets from aluminum. I mounted GIVI brackets to them so my bags could be easily and quickly removed.
    At 135 bucks they do a good job.
    As far as no money being made from the sale of them I call BS. If there is 50 dollars in labor and material in their manufacturing, I'd be surprised.
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    I have John’s brackets, he was very nice to deal with....and found them to be a perfect fit, they are heavy, and you can drill them yourself using a carbide bit. I used one bit for side just to keep things sharp. Go slow but it works with a corded drill. When attaching, make sure you use big fender washers inside and outside of the bag, to relieve stress on the attachment point. There were a few nicks underneath the powder coat so I use the carbon fiber wrap on them. Stock bolts on bike worked fine. I found perfect fit zippered liner bags on AMZN so I have easy pack/unpack the bag, just grab and go.


    The liner bag
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    So much drama for a niche bike that almost no one buys and even fewer go on the internet to post about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen e View Post
    I have John’s brackets, he was very nice to deal with....and found them to be a perfect fit, they are heavy, and you can drill them yourself using a carbide bit. I used one bit for side just to keep things sharp. Go slow but it works with a corded drill. There were a few nicks underneath the powder coat so I use the carbon fiber wrap on them. Stock bolts on bike worked fine. I found perfect fit zippered liner bags on AMZN so I have easy pack/unpack the bag, just grab and go.

    The liner bag
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I also have the rear luggage rack and that is why I needed longer bolts.

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    Yep drama, kinda like a back up on the highway, you get to the end of it, look around, only to find mostly due to rubber necking, and now your doing it.

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