A Triumph one make forum, originally established years (1995?) ago by guys on the early Speed Triples who lived in the north Midlands / Yorkshire area.
A lot of the original members still active with 10,000 , 15,000 posts (respect )
I joined because the only other forum was Triumph Rat… a bit sterile and humorless.
I likes the banter and the piss taking, it’s what I would expect in a big livley bike forum.
There was a deep division on the forum between those with ‘big’ Trumpets (Speed Trip, Daytona T595s, original Thunderbirds,Rocket 3s Tiger 800s, Explorers and Adventurers (real mens’s bikes as they saw them )
… and D675s , Street Trips, Bonnies , Thruxies etc ( Big girls blouses bikes )
Second problem that anyone south of Milton Keynes was regarded as at best a pouf, at worst a loose lipped degenerate, lying louge lizard ( think Quentin Wilson of the old Top Gear program ) who was always using weasel , slimy words to trick reet honest Yorkshire folk like them.
I made light of it ( being a Londoner and riding a D675 at the time) and gave as good as I got but the joke wore thin very quickly.
I was never attacked but I saw others savaged and when I jumped in to defend them I was accused of stirring…:blink:
The main problem was one guy ( who had a definite attitude problem , more chips on his shoulder than McDonalds and a possible lonely drunken psycho )
who was the ‘tame’ troll … but he was an old member 13,000 posts … and the worst was all his mod mates defended him if you told him he was an arse…
Left it pronto - mods who don’t stamp on obvious trolls make for a shite forum for everyone but the regulars.
ps that’s what makes LB so great - none of that swaggering baby nonsense here! (well almost never :crazy: )