little quiet nowadays... but there are still some great people here.
This is a discussion on Whats Hapened ? within the General Mean Streak forums, part of the Kawasaki Mean Streak category; I've been away from the forum for a while .... and ..... well ..... its awful quiet around here now and there seems like a ...
I've been away from the forum for a while .... and ..... well ..... its awful quiet around here now and there seems like a lot of missing faces !
Is there a new forum on the block or has everyone sold their beloved Meanie and gone over to a crotch rocket ?
little quiet nowadays... but there are still some great people here.
New management annoyed some of the old folks. *shrug*
2004 Kawasaki ZR-7S
complete with extra "stuff"
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I'm new around here and its def quiet!! any of you fellas know where to get a 2 into 1 besides the road burner? I've called vance and Hines and cobra directly and neither came back with anything for me and muzzy is gone :/ can anyone help a brotha out?????
Yea I been MIA for a while, for me its simply because I have MANY hobbies for each season, sometimes others take first place in my focus. I definitely noticed the crickets chirping around here since ive been "back". hopefully it picks back up . this is such a cool , fun , layed back community on here with a seemingly endless wealth of information.
2002 Mean Streak 1500, vance n hines straight shots de baffled, genmar risers, Hotbox, Mapam forward controls
, 200/55 Avon cobra rear, 130/70 Avon storm front, sickle mirrors, ToyTech license plate mount, Progressive 444 shocks, spike intake, PC3, chrome spike grips, chrome bullet rear signals, chrome passanger pegs, chrome master cyl & brake res cover & switch housings, + other minor chrome parts. MassMax V-stream windshield.
I believe many went over to Facebook. Also, the Meanie has been out of production for 9 years now. Not sure how many were made, but I'm sure Kawasaki didn't sell enough to make a 1700 cc version. The classic 1700 only lasted a couple years, and even the Nomad has been dropped.
Folks that are buying the Mean Streak today are doing so based on price so the after market is gone, and even used parts that sold fast are lingering now. I remember when Mapam Forward Controls would sell very fast, yet there is a set right now in the for sale section.
I think it's just as much the bike as anything else. Harley's pretty much captured the market share metric market is fighting over the crumbs. Too bad. Not sure what the Japanese makers could do to try to compete.
Definitely a differant forum then even a year ago, too bad there are some great people that seem to have dropped off, it's up to the rest to help anyone new that has found the meanstreak. It's a completely relevant bike, I've ridden a bunch of cruisers and it is one of my all time favorite ones. It's a cruiser that can haul a$$ and stop really well. Hope everyone made it through the winter, and for those with a year round riding season...
2015 Yamaha super tenere 1200 red
2002 Red, Meanstreak 1500..... 20k ish miles
Metzler roadtec z6 120/70/17 - 170/60/17
Power commander 3
Samson warlord long cannons, cut down 6/8"
BadAce, symbiotic intake w/KN filter
MC Enterprises sissy bar
Avon air heated grips
BadAce cam tensioner extenders and reed block off plates
Swingwings foot pegs
All Balls, fork seals and head bearings
Low and mean radiator shroud
Times change. As an outsider, to me it doesn't really seem MS forum activity has dropped off as much as the other old timers believe it has. It's just the names on the post. I'm sure everyone is talking about Speedracer and maybe what 2 people? To some of the old timers here, that was Meanstreak forum activity. I'd almost say there are more newer post from newer people in the MS area than there has been in the last year.
What are we missing? A bunch of trolling and complaining? Great for post counts, bad for the forum. Take that away, Meanstreak forum was dead 2 years ago, it's much healthier at the moment. Basically you had Speedracer and his followers and a handful of people that expected something more than Speedracer's claims. That was the great Meanstreak forum legacy the old timers cling so tenaciously to...yay.
I'm sorry Vic, but your last post denoting but try to stir up ****. Why did you feel the need to post that? Go look through the post up photos of your mean streak thread and see how often new posts showed up. That will give you an indication of level of activity over time.
Skill is what keeps you on two wheels.
Situational awareness combined with skill is what keeps you out of harm's way.
ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.
I'm still here guys, it's spring! Time to ride again. Hope we all have a safe riding season!
kury grips,throttle boss,cobra pipes,chrome radiator cover,kury helmet locks,kewl risers,kury dually pegs,ghost brackets w/kawi bags,chrome side covers and chrome foot pegs,leather tank bib,swing arm cover,l&r lower frame covers,chrome inner cover.Mustang seat w/backrest,tripple whammy,Kury cruise control
I don't know how you can sit there and type that to me, yet you say nothing to Obo at all? My post was basically responding to him.
On forums, people come, people go. Sometimes for a day, sometimes for a decade. Some of you make a person think this is the only forum you've ever participated in. And maybe it is? In that case I can tell you as someone whose come and gone from many, and have seen many come and go, it happens. It really has nothing to do with people, owners, rules. Things change.
I've been around here for a long time, and still am though I don't visit as often as I used to. There are 2 or 3 people on here that just like to stir **** and that is why some don't post like they used to, me included. Most of us are still around, but won't post unless we have something helpful to add. (sorry I just had to get that off of my chest) I'll go back into hibernation now.
Madperson (AKA Teddy Bear)
2008 Mean Streak SE Memphis Shades Shield, MM angled risers, Leatherlyke Bags, Arlen Ness Rad 3 mirrors (black), Mapam forwards (black) with swing wing pegs, ISO flame grips with throttle boss, Hard Krome exhaust w/tips, Mustang Seat, PCIII, Spike Intake, luggage rack. 2 configurations when I'm done one as a solo, the other as a tourer.