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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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No love for the Z125?

This forum is pretty dead. Is there no love for the Z125 any more? The Grom forum seems more active. I have both and I feel the Z is a better bike in a lot of ways but the Grom still seems to be more popular. I hope this isn't an indicator that the mini fad is over. At least Kawasaki is listing a 2020 z125 for sale so they must be selling in enough numbers to justify their existence.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 03:37 PM
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I think the mini bikes appeal to younger riders who tend to flock to Facebook. I agree that this forum is a bit dead, but most are these days.


I've personally felt the 'fad' has been over for quite a while. It seems like everyone who wanted one already got one.... but that doesn't make them any less fun.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 04:35 PM
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Facebook groups have all but murdered forums.
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I thought facebook was on the way to the coroner as well?

What's the best Z125 community on Snapchat?

Joking aside trying to get reliable information from facebook feels like trying to find a life partner on Craigslist. It's gonna be entertaining, but you aren't going to get what you were originally looking for.

I will always be a forum guy when it comes to vehicle discussion. Better organization of information, longer lasting archives, and generally better, more dedicated members.

Active =/= quality

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My implication here is that FB is of low quality, not your more active Grom community.

I think that's simply explained in the numbers of each bike sold. From now until eternity, there will always be more Groms than Z125s in the world, and therefore more humans talking about their Groms.

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This forum isn't crazy active but it is active, there is at least a post a day so not sure what the complaint is. Also there are some really great members here that have provided great help on questions asked that I don't see an issue with "less" traffic.

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This forum isn't crazy active but it is active, there is at least a post a day so not sure what the complaint is. Also there are some really great members here that have provided great help on questions asked that I don't see an issue with "less" traffic.
Totally agree. Let's not confuse forum activity with forum quality. I'm an active member on 3 forums and this is my favorite one. Seems that the questions and answers are interesting and intelligent.
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While I do feel like it has slowed down a bit, I would believe the nature of the forum has caused that effect. As people ask questions and get answers the next person with that question finds the thread and gets his/her questions answered with never asking or making a post. Also, when I first got my bike I spent hours reading all the old threads and finding the mods and suggestions that interested me. I now have a bike I'm happy with and no intentions of doing anything further so that has led me to come to the page less. I still do try to visit and check out the active topics to see any new discussions. Overall I'm still a fan of my Z and love riding it to work everyday. So far 38* is the coldest I've ridden and if I had to go further than a mile I wouldn't do it again. Next week it looks like we have a 27* morning in store and I'm thinking I'm gonna have to get the car started.

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-25-2019, 01:31 PM
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In a lot of parts it's getting colder (55 here) and means less activity unless you're lucky enough to live in one of the sunshine states. I've got plans for my Z this winter so I'll be back around more then.
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No love for the Z125?

I just ride mine. Besides the tail tidy, I havenít done another mod and I wonít do any more. I commute it to work pretty much rain or shine. Only the coming cold will put a stop to that but Iíll go as long as I can. I read the forum out of interest in a super fun bike.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 06:43 PM
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Going into the off season here. I just did the saddest thing there is. I took off my new PMT race tires (which were awesome) on the wheels and stuck them in the basement in plastic bags so freezing temps don't wreck them in the winter.

So now my bike sits in the garage in hoverbike mode, prepped for storage for 6 months. Sucks living in Wisconsin. My bike build has been done for a while, and not a lot to talk about aside from fun at the kart track.

Plenty of knee dragging love for the Z125.

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