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This is an addicting question but in other areas other people have found other ways to do things. Maybe better, worse or just ok. But I went from being a member here to about way to many other forums.



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/

http://australiancx.asn.au/links.htm

http://milvinmoto.com/

http://www.halffastchicago.com/Home.htm

http://www.tonup.com/

http://www.advrider.com/forums/

http://forums.delphiforums.com/MCTrailertowing/

http://www.motocampers.com/

etc......



Spanish Bandit keeps posting pictures from there that I want to see.



So is anyone else a member of http://www.cx-gl.org.uk/index.php



And if so what's up with the Membership.



One page has a paypal thing on it and another doesn't. Is the US free. I just want to read, look at pictures and maybe reply to some questions. Nothing as bad as the 30 million posts on here. Ok so maybe 15,000 from the old site and 2,700 from the new.



Believe it or not in some places I just read.
 

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I´m a member there and have been "for ages".



There are a couple of things, available only for members in the UK / paying members, like Club Shop- and insurance cost discounts.



Other members / "associated members" have access (AFAIK) to all forums, etc, but can´t get parts from the Club Shop, etc.



I was a paying member many years ago, but some things have changed in the UK club since... Some for good, some others not..



Sture
 

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A quick look around the help board of that site indicates that membership is 10 pound a year. This is the first I've heard of this site - which is referred to as a club so maybe something is different here to the other forums. I'd hazard a guess that Reg in Bristol might know something as the picture he uses as an avatar is seen on their page,- but I've been wrong many a time before.


P.S., I've just been back there and it seems that non members at least have access to the forums.
 

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I believe I joined that site, or perhaps another one similar, shortly after the old board here got all messed up. I've totally forgotten to check. I'll have to look later to see which one it was.



I basically stick here, and I don't mean that out of disrespect to the UK folk here who have done this task.



Edit** I now know that I have done a lot of rework on my computer since then, so all my links are gone. I'll have to dig for my information.
 

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So is anyone else a member of http://www.cx-gl.org.uk/index.php



And if so what's up with the Membership.



One page has a paypal thing on it and another doesn't. Is the US free. I just want to read, look at pictures and maybe reply to some questions. Nothing as bad as the 30 million posts on here. Ok so maybe 15,000 from the old site and 2,700 from the new.



Believe it or not in some places I just read.
Don,

I'm a member ... there is no cost if you are from the USA.
 

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Well that's good to know. Now I guess I have to wait and see if they accept me. The email address they say to send the info to bounce back to me so I emailed someone else on the list.
 

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Don,

I'm a member ... there is no cost if you are from the USA.
David is correct.the only ones who pay are the uk residents.i think the irish lads pay as well,but,as far as im aware it was volentary.

Reg,did do a great deal of work for the club,raising it to what it is now.alas for his own reasons,he no longer post there.



there only used to be one uk gl/cx club,a few years ago,it split into two.the title of this thread,and this one..........

http://www.honda-cx-gl-ownersclub.org/

uk resident members pay a fee.peasants like me,living abroad are asked for a small donation.



this is just my opinion......while all clubs/forums probably have their good and bad points.what stands chopper charles way above any other im a member of, is the traffic here.its a learning goldmine. B)the wealth of knowledge shared by qualified members,to get other members bikes back on the road is outstanding
 

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I feel I can speak from experience when I say that

This, the CC forum, is probably the best source of info for anyone

with a CX of any model.

Its big, busy and the add on archives supplied by Shep and others

makes it a huge resource of FREE information.



Its low on 'management' which is often a killer in many clubs

and I heartliy supported Charles' stance on

'no politics porn and religion these are the only rules'

theres a lot to be said for keeping it simple.



If the UK MCC clubs logo looks familar its because I designed it and they currently

use my artwork.

That fine by me. My engine animation is in the public domain as far as I'm concerned



There are now two CX clubs in the UK, the MCC and the Owners club

They both charge a fee for UK residents and as far as I am aware, overseas members

do not get asked to pay anything.

the idea of subs was/is to pay for insurance and overheads and site fees and to support

the rallies, meet ups and shows on this small island.

Overseas members are unlikely to be able to attend these meetings so its not fair to ask them to

contribute to this.



the 'insurance reduction for members' is highly debateable.

I am no longer a member of any paying UK club and my insurance premium has not altered



Neither of the Uk clubs has any 'special info' or wisdom which only paid up members can see

so if you join expecting to be granted access to arcane knowledge you'll be disapointed.



Last time I looked, the Owners club had a few simple rules prior to joining.

The MCC had a ludicrous 17 page 'constitution' which members had to read and agree to

abide by.

I tried to dump and replace this stupid, long winded and pompous missive

with simple common sense when I was manager but I failed.

I'm not a patient person and got tired of shouting "Its only a F***** bike club"

and eventually gave up in disgust





Why are there two CX clubs on this small island?

Ahh theres a tale..........

how long have you got?
 

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i am a member of sheps site and thats it besides this one of course
 

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I am a fully paid up member of http://www.cx-gl.org.uk/index.php

Only for the purpose that i still hold a UK home address and also take advantage of the "Club shop" from time to time.

The club has gone through many changes over the years due to member and management issues, unfortunately with the loss of some excellent members like Reggie




I too also agree with Chopper charles:

"no politics porn and religion these are the only rules"



All The Best............Keith......
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....... unfortunately with the loss of some excellent members like Reggie


there,s an old saying kieth,which im sure you know..............

one persons loss is another persons gain
 

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i am a member of sheps site and thats it besides this one of course
me too lucky,i simply take it for granted anyone who is serious about keeping their bike running themselves,are a fully paid up member of sheps site
 

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When I go there these are the places I get access to



General .....Yes

Stay on the road .....No

Items wanted .....Yes

Lets Meet up .....Yes

I saw a cx/gl .....Yes

I had fn on mine .....yes

I was in the shed .....No

No longer unobtainable .....No

Items for sale .....Yes

Tips and trick .....No

Recommended suppliers ......No





Maybe it's not worth it but I want to see if the grass is any bluer.
 

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Several years ago, maybe 4 or 5, I tried twice to join the UK Club. I did not receive a reply or anything either time. I decided that I didn't want to join a club that would have me anyway,
and that being a Catch 22, I moved on without it. I suspect that it was only a matter of mine or their spam blocker acting as a censor in some fashion.
 

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Several years ago, maybe 4 or 5, I tried twice to join the UK Club. I did not receive a reply or anything either time. I decided that I didn't want to join a club that would have me anyway,
and that being a Catch 22, I moved on without it. I suspect that it was only a matter of mine or their spam blocker acting as a censor in some fashion.


Rich, I just submitted an application to join, lets see what happens, maybe it was just the way you were holding your keyboard!

Gene



PS: Its more fun to belong to the Oz board anyway!
 

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just remember...humour does belong in bike riding/ownership, one reason I like this site over the others is the informative ,relative cx information.

I am a long time member of the oz site and I just cannot post on there anymore...why....it has changed ...bit like the uk site,were they use to be a fun filled exploration of the minds of similar brain powered cx owners with a GREAT sense of humour and mateship thrown in ,now turned into a politically correct snooze fest. In my mind this is the best honda cx site by far,along with sheps webpage with all the informative info...a credit to all.

rant over...beer o'clock me thinks
 

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Like Blindstitch I have just become a member of cx-gl.org.uk to see what it is. Havn't been around there enough to really comment at this point but in my humble opinion knowledge is power, particularly when keeping obsolete machinery on the road.

I also belong to the Oz site and also Shep's, which to my mind seems disturbingly quiet,- I would hate to see this valuable resource disapear. Besides, Shep seems like a great bloke.

To my mind all these sites complement each other rather than compete, that elusive bit of needed info will be available on one if not another of these sites.
 
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