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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2014, 05:15:26 pm »
Oh boy.

One group is more sensitive then the other... But I don't know which. :rotflmao:
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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2014, 05:26:02 pm »
Each cancel the other out.
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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2014, 09:32:53 pm »
I'll give you my unfiltered opinion of each forum.

I only recently found this Concours forum, and tend to prefer it over the COG forum. I'll paint the COG forum with an extremely broad brush and say that there seems to be a lot members that are grumpy old men that enjoy complaining about how this country is going down the tubes. These same guys hate to spend over $10 per day on food and lodging when taking road trips. You will never pry their trusty C10's from their cold, dead hands, because they believe that C14 owners are a bunch of rich posers, and that 1986 technology works just fine, thank you.  ;)

Seriously, both forums have provided me with a lot of useful information, and some of the members here (like BDF) also contribute tons of great info to both sites.

One thing that has irritated me about the COG is the pressure to join, which is fine, since it is the club forum. I'm not interested in the social activities (I don't have enough time to ride as much as I want, let alone attend club functions). But that is just me. If they kick me off their forum, I'll just hang out here!

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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2014, 03:37:34 am »
We pretty much take all kinds.
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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2014, 04:56:29 am »
I'll give you my unfiltered opinion of each forum.

I only recently found this Concours forum, and tend to prefer it over the COG forum. I'll paint the COG forum with an extremely broad brush and say that there seems to be a lot members that are grumpy old men that enjoy complaining about how this country is going down the tubes. These same guys hate to spend over $10 per day on food and lodging when taking road trips. You will never pry their trusty C10's from their cold, dead hands, because they believe that C14 owners are a bunch of rich posers, and that 1986 technology works just fine, thank you.  ;)

Seriously, both forums have provided me with a lot of useful information, and some of the members here (like BDF) also contribute tons of great info to both sites.

One thing that has irritated me about the COG is the pressure to join, which is fine, since it is the club forum. I'm not interested in the social activities (I don't have enough time to ride as much as I want, let alone attend club functions). But that is just me. If they kick me off their forum, I'll just hang out here!

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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2014, 04:56:46 am »
We pretty much take all kinds.
Even me.
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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2014, 06:25:21 am »
some of the members here (like BDF) also contribute tons of great info to both sites.
Well, he contributes tons of something.   ;D
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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2014, 07:46:34 am »
It seems that you haven't paid a visit to the Arena?

I'm guessing that is where there are political discussions? I try to avoid those like the plague!

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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2014, 08:37:49 am »
Wrong forum.

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Well, he contributes tons of something.   ;D
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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2014, 09:51:42 am »
It seems that you haven't paid a visit to the Arena?


The arena here is tame......trust me.
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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 11:11:43 am »
I frequent both, it helps keep my post count down...  :) :chugbeer:

They do have a different "feel" to them IMO, but I think it's more about the bike than the forum/club itself...

The COG forum seems to have more C10 folks, this forum seems to have more C14 folks...

example:
Look at the post counts on here for the C14 and C10 sections, 90k posts in C14 section vs only 20k posts in the C10 section...
Over on COG, it's 45k posts in the C14 section vs 55k posts in the C10 section.


Not that there's anything wrong with the C10's (ok maybe there is...  ;) j/k ;D )... :grouphug: :chugbeer:

But the personalities and posts of C10 owners are quite different than personalities and posts of C14 owners, again just my opinion.

The C14 folks as a whole IMO are most likely a little younger and definitely not as "frugal" of a crowd compared to the C10 folks, not all but many I think C14 owners are recently transitioning from full on sport bikes to sport touring bikes and the C14 is a nice fit/transition, at least it was for me.

C14 owners already ponied up and bought a $10k+ bike and don't sweat putting even more $ into farkles for it. The C10 folks most likely bought their bike for a couple grand (maybe long time owners got theirs back in the day when newer/new for approx $5k'sh), their mind set (again just my opinion) is that they try to stretch every dollar spent on their bike a lot more than the average C14 owner.

This IMO translates into more boring docile threads/topics in the C10 sections, (ie longest lasting slab tire, best mpg, what can you fix with a zip-tie vs replacing it etc).

Vs the C14 sections seem to be a little more geared towards performance and newest/latest farkle etc...  :-\

I like all most all bikes and have nothing against C10's or C10 owners, I can ride, hang, drink, etc with all of them. My point though is that there does seem to be different personalities between the C14 and C10 owners, and therefor as a whole this makes the forums "feel" a little different due to the mass population on each.

Of the 2 forums I prefer this one, it's a lot more fun and lively, and you can post things on here that you definitely can't post over on the COG forum.

Not that there's anything wrong with it but many times over on the COG forum has been voiced by the runners/mods of it that if it's not appropriate for my grandkid to walk behind me and see what I'm looking at or reading then it doesn't belong on here.
I say screw that, tell your grandkids to go in the other room or get on their own favorite grandkid forum... ;D :chugbeer:


Sorry for the long-winded post...

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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2014, 12:21:28 pm »
ZG, I think you hit the nail on the head! You were able to articulate my feelings about the two forums perfectly.

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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2014, 12:26:57 pm »
Holy :censored: Jay, that is a whole lot of opinion followed up by a whole lot of :censored: kissin from you.  ;D

And no pictures? You're killin me.  :rotflmao:

I like both forums and spend way to much time on both. Sometimes it bothers me I have to go two different places for the same type of info, but then I stop over thinking it and move on.

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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2014, 12:54:25 pm »
Well, you could try three places.  The UK forum is pretty good and I think totally devoted to the GTR1400.
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Re: ZGGTR vs COG Forum
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2014, 01:00:34 pm »
Holy :censored: Jay, that is a whole lot of opinion followed up by a whole lot of :censored: kissin from you.  ;D

And no pictures? You're killin me.  :rotflmao:




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