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WTB withdrawn thanks for looking



I am removing anything offensive. My apologize I did not mean any harm. Thanks.



I asked in IMHO somewhat funny somewhat bitchy way to stay on topic when I felt every response was "why". I was not asking why I should buy I was stating I'd "WTB" or want to buy. I got annoyed by so many "Why" posts that IMHO are off topic and do not contribute to this WTB thread.



I'm thinking this forum is not for me. You guys are too serious and (another edit) what is with flaming my WTB thread. Most forums threads get closed post get deleted for hijacking someones thread, not for asking to stay on topic.



The atmosphere is too serious, I feel like someone died and their body is stinking up the room.



MODS: This thread has run it's course. If my statements crossed the line BAN ME. If not please close this thread, I'm not sure I belong here....
 

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hi, welcome to the forum. you want a frame or plastic? enjoy your bike, why worry about resale?
 

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Toy-Tank, I see that you tried to 'pull-back' on your request. I will try to respect your goal, but feel compelled to say; "money does not buy you happiness". The purchase that you made (TW) can leave you with a whole range of memories. A few of the good ones will last a lifetime... Spending any time with the 'concern' you described suggests you risk having you last breath be 'damn, am I rich' rather than 'damn it was fun'.



I know I am being presumptuous. I know you've gotta do what you gotta do. Just don't make it all about the money...



This is just me, and I do realize it is your choice. Good luck. Gerry
 

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Thanks for you concern.



Please follow what I think is common forum etiquette. What I am asking is if you don't have a beater body or some other relevant response (edited please post in general discusstion, not here)



Don't turn my WTB thread into some depressing psychoanalysis of what I and my life must be like based on one post.



Sorry if it seems unreasonable to want a beater body and a shiny body but it is not your concern. You likely want many things I could care less about.



I have decided to take another route, thus the withdrawn edit. That is common practice on every forum I have been on.



Thank you again for the warm welcomes. I'm sure I'll be asking for help in the future.
 

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Trolling for trolls?
 

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Trolling? I thought I was pretty civil. Maybe I'm having a bad day. Sometimes it is hard to tell if oneself is being a douche.



Anyway just wanted to stay on topic. Thanks.
 

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I have been here a 'longtime'. Perhaps I take some liberties and indeed I can be preachy.



Toy Tank, sorry for the 'encroachment'. I got IT! Gerry



Think some middle ground has been reached. Let's move on. Thanks.................
 

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Hey toy if you do still have interest I have a decent set of black front and rear fenders for $60.00. I hope you hang around. Nothin to get upset about really I think most on here mean well.
 

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OK, you say you want us to follow what you think is common forum etiquette. I would like to address a few things about forum etiquette.



1) Is it common forum etiquette for the new guy to verbally and profanely assault an established and respected member of forum when that member offers some unsolicited advice? In what forum is that right? In what world is that right?



2) Does not common forum etiquette include reading the rules of the forum before posting? It's not like this forum has a lot of rules. One of them is, "No swearing." Abbreviations, intentional mis-spellings and acronyms of swear words are still swear words. A public forum on line is like a public forum in a meeting hall. Would you spout off like that in a public meeting? Well, maybe you would. Think of it this way. Pretend you're at someone's dinner table with their mom present. Use the appropriate language.



3) Finally, it is poor etiquette to repeatedly edit your first post. Many forums won't even allow you edit a post after a certain time frame for this very reason. Members subscribed to the thread will not see your edits, they will only see the new posts towards the end of the thread. I only saw your re-edited edit due to dumb luck because I clicked on the wrong link.



What else... Let's see, calling us "children" is name-calling. Consider the irony.



I suppose I could go on and pick apart your off-topic re-edited edit on the WTB thread but you've embarrassed yourself enough. You say goodbye, I say good riddance.



This is an outstanding forum with outstanding members. More evidence of that is Mrgizmo apologizing when clearly he did not need to do so. We have a lot of fun here, share a lot tech, share some stories and some great rides. I find it just plain odd that someone who was so serious about about a couple off topic posts would then refer to our members as "too serious."



I should perhaps apologize for entering the fray, but when things said are so far out there that they don't even make sense, I have this innate urge to point them out.
 

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First off, I would like to say that I was concerned about every scratch that I got on my plastics when I bought my brand new bike. I washed it after every ride and took offense to every branch that reached out and scratched my "baby". I also considered buying some "beater" plastics as well. It took me a while to finally "let go" and it feels a lot better now that I have. If I end up ruining my plastics I will buy some more if I feel the need. So I definitely understand your wtb! It is hard to deal with a dual-sport sometimes. Having a dirtbike that you can throw around and a street-bike that you want to always look pristine.



On another note, please don't take offense to others not "understanding" your wants. Not everyone can understand wanting to keep your bike looking brand new. There is no need to get upset when there is a miscommunication between members. It happens all the time and just wait for your first encounter with qwerty!




No name calling or bitching here! Everybody love Everybody!
 

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Hey toy if you do still have interest I have a decent set of black front and rear fenders for $60.00. I hope you hang around. Nothin to get upset about really I think most on here mean well.


Thanks cmikimoto I already turned the shiny white ones into a basher body. Dumped it climbing a gravel pile, then slid to the bottom.



You are the only person who treated a "classified" as such and not a discussion or introduction thread and I can not tell you how happy that makes me. Fair well.



I have been here a 'longtime'. Perhaps I take some liberties and indeed I can be preachy.



Toy Tank, sorry for the 'encroachment'. I got IT! Gerry



Think some middle ground has been reached. Let's move on. Thanks.................


Thanks for the sentiment Mrgizmow I owe you an apology. I definitely could have made my request more polite.



I also should not have used a profane acronym. I sometimes type "stream of thought". Again I apologize.





OK, you say you want us to follow what you think is common forum etiquette. I would like to address a few things about forum etiquette.



1) Is it common forum etiquette for the new guy to verbally and profanely assault an established and respected member of forum when that member offers some unsolicited advice? In what forum is that right? In what world is that right?



2) Does not common forum etiquette include reading the rules of the forum before posting? It's not like this forum has a lot of rules. One of them is, "No swearing." Abbreviations, intentional mis-spellings and acronyms of swear words are still swear words. A public forum on line is like a public forum in a meeting hall. Would you spout off like that in a public meeting? Well, maybe you would. Think of it this way. Pretend you're at someone's dinner table with their mom present. Use the appropriate language.



3) Finally, it is poor etiquette to repeatedly edit your first post. Many forums won't even allow you edit a post after a certain time frame for this very reason. Members subscribed to the thread will not see your edits, they will only see the new posts towards the end of the thread. I only saw your re-edited edit due to dumb luck because I clicked on the wrong link.



What else... Let's see, calling us "children" is name-calling. Consider the irony.



I suppose I could go on and pick apart your off-topic re-edited edit on the WTB thread but you've embarrassed yourself enough. You say goodbye, I say good riddance.



This is an outstanding forum with outstanding members. More evidence of that is Mrgizmo apologizing when clearly he did not need to do so. We have a lot of fun here, share a lot tech, share some stories and some great rides. I find it just plain odd that someone who was so serious about about a couple off topic posts would then refer to our members as "too serious."



I should perhaps apologize for entering the fray, but when things said are so far out there that they don't even make sense, I have this innate urge to point them out.


Edited, I'll answer your questions.



1)I did not mean to insult. I should have asked nicer not to turn this into a discussion thread I meant not just to one respected member.



2)Yes. I typed a few profane words in the search box guess what comes up. Like I've said previously I did not mean to be profane. I typed a bad acronym instead of "don't post"



3)Yes my first post was a classified WTB. If I no longer want to buy it is common etiquette to edit first post and title.



4)Edited



Good to make new friends!
 

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I added some more not so nice comment with a slap type comments I am editing. I'm sorry. This is enough. I am wrong.
 

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Tank, so I'm beginning to understand you dropped your bike and likely had a bad day or two because of it? Regardless, this really is a great forum with a great bunch of guys and if you wanted to be a part of it, I'm sure you'd be welcomed.
 

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As sometimes we have problems with our bikes, we can have problems with each other. What I personally find comforting is, if you are willing to try, problems can be solved. Likely I will always be sort of a preachy guy.



ToyTank, welcome aboard......
. Gerry
 
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