And if you don't own the make/model of motorcycle that matches the forum, why do you belong to it?
I'm on several different bike forums and have been since 2006. The one you are thinking of is Honda CTX700 Forum that I, you & and a small number of other of our forum belong to as well. It has less than 1000 members (a small fraction of our number here) and can go weeks in between new messages being posted. Very quiet indeed, but just as friendly and civil as is tends to be here (once politics is left out of it). 😎I signed up for another CTX forum, but forget the name and can't find the link. I read other forums without joining for bikes or brands such as the V Strom, BMW, Indian and Triumph. I like the bikes, and, like here, there are good people with lots of knowledge and I hope some little tidbits will be absorbed by osmosis.
Do you work on / with locomotive engines for work or as a hobby? My uncle was a train fanatic. He built 8 scale model steam engines and has about 1/4 mile of track at his place up north. His was involved in the refurbishing of the steam engine used in The National Dream, from the 1970s (He took me to the Toronto Roundhouse to see some of the work; at the same time the CN Tower was being built right beside it using various slip forms..today the Roundhouse is home to Steam Whistle brewery).Joined for the camaraderie and knowledge offered. I don't have life long riding experience like many of you. I can probably tell you more about the workings of a locomotive than I can a motorcycle. Mechanically I will not shy away from anything on a bike. I will however interrogate all of you to ensure my chances of success. This forum has been invaluable to me thus far.
I am member of the following forums:
Honda Push-rod OHV Singles
Honda CTX700 usa
Honda NC700X, CTX700, CTX700N, CTX1300, NM4, & DN-01 Fans/Owners
Honda 6 Volt
Honda CT 90 Owners
Vintage Honda Motorcycle Owners of America
CSC TT250 Owners Group
CSC RX3, RX4 & RX6 Owners USA
CSC Motorcycle Owners Group
Vintage Honda Motorcycle Owners of America
Yamaha Two Strokes 1955-1979 (It's my dream to own a street legal two stroke someday. In the meantime I'm learning all I can about them. So far Yamaha two strokes attract me the most.)
I do heavy repairs on locomotives for Union Pacific in West Colton, California. Never had a chance to work in steam engines. Would be nice though. Tonight I’m working on installing a new power assembly on a tier 4 EMD SD70AH.Do you work on / with locomotive engines for work or as a hobby? My uncle was a train fanatic. He built 8 scale model steam engines and has about 1/4 mile of track at his place up north. His was involved in the refurbishing of the steam engine used in The National Dream, from the 1970s (He took me to the Toronto Roundhouse to see some of the work; at the same time the CN Tower was being built right beside it using various slip forms..today the Roundhouse is home to Steam Whistle brewery).
Jealous. I wish I had your skills. Very cool. You could hide a CTX in that compartment!
Nice stable you got there David. Do you use the 650 for longer adventure rides and the klx for shorter ones?I joined this one because I own an nc700x which is a brother to the ctx 700 (basically same bike). I am a member of the nc700-forum, adventure forum (I ride a lot, over 200,000 miles since beginning of 2007), volusia forum because I own a suzuki c50, Kawasaki forum due to I own a Kawasaki klx250sf, bmw forum due to I used to own a BMW G650gs, gz250 forum due to I used to own a gz250 (first bike I bought in 2007 when I got back into riding after a 25+ year hiatus).
I bought the Suzuki new in Oct 2007 with 1 mile on the odo...now has 102,000+ miles (ridden from Indiana to KeyWest in 2 days). Bought the NC700x new in July 2013, now has 54,000+ miles...Did my butt burner 1000 mile ride in 17 hours on it-my go to bike to ride from Indiana to the Smokies once a year. Bought the 2009 KLX250sf new in Mar 2011, it only has 4000+ miles-I keep this one in storage in Florida (outside of Williston) when I go there 3 times a year...I ride it on the back roads of central/gulf coast of Florida-farthest north I have been is Cross city, farthest south is Homossasa, ride to Cedar Key at least 1 time each time I am in Florida-farthest east has been to Palatka. I would ride it more but a 2x4 oak board would be more comfortable than that seat (and I have an airhawk pad on it)....I had a bmw g650gs I bought new in 2009, it had 33,000+ miles on it when I traded it for the 2013 NC700x. I started back riding after a 25 year hiatus in spring of 2007 with a 2006 Suzuki gz250 (I bought in Mar 2007) , which I put 11,000 miles on by Oct 2007 (when I bought the C50). Before covid, I commuted to work (now working from home) in the spring, summer, fall and somedays in the winter on the bikes and my commute is 80 miles round trip...Nice stable you got there David. Do you use the 650 for longer adventure rides and the klx for shorter ones?