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STAR 2018 / Re: STAR 2018 Full survey results
« Last post by stevegrab on Today at 05:25:54 PM »
Well after all that - I'd just like to pipe in and say that I agree with Pat regarding the fact that the raffle bike needs to be for the whole club, not just STAR attendees.   


Can you do some kind of online raffle system for the tickets, etc?   Make it a year-long fund-raiser and sell tickets non-stop from the day after STAR, until the next STAR when the bike is awarded.   


If its online, you can advertise the raffle in STAReview everytime it comes out, or even send emails on a monthly basis inviting people to click a link an buy another ticket.   


Also, you could include a Poll with 3 options attached to the raffle, and the more tickets you buy, the more votes you get on what the actual bike should be.   That way the majority of ticket buyers have some say in what the prize ends up being.   If you don't like the bike - you should have bought more tickets and thus submitted more votes.


Since I have an FJR as my primary Sport-Tourer, let me be the first to submit a vote for the Honda 250L Rally as a raffle bike next year.  MRSP only $6,200 with ABS.




A few points
- raffle bike is open to ALL MSTA members, not just those attending STAR
-raffle tickets are sold online, usually starting in January, 6 months or so should be plenty
- tickets used to be mailed to every member, a very large expense that the EC decided was not worth it
- only time tickets are sold to STAR attendees (but not other members) is at the event

I'm really not sure what Pat meant with the statement about making it for all MSTA, and not just STAR. He said
"At this point I can’t imagine getting rid of the bike raffle, but somehow we need to make it an MSTA bike raffle and not just a STAR bike raffle.  We need to engage many more members than just those attending STAR."

As for selling tickets year round, and long before a bike is selected, doesn't sound realistic to me. Maybe some would buy, but will it generate more sales? Then add a complexity of ticket buyers voting on the bike being raffled, sounds like lot of extra work for the existing volunteers.

Not sure why members do or don't buy tickets, maybe we could get some feedback. I forgot to buy them at a discount, then got 5 at registration, but some years I haven't bought any, often when I have little interest in the bike selected.

PS  Sorry we have turned this thread into a discussion of the raffle bike.
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STAR 2018 / Re: STAR 2018 Full survey results
« Last post by naustin on Today at 04:44:41 PM »
Well after all that - I'd just like to pipe in and say that I agree with Pat regarding the fact that the raffle bike needs to be for the whole club, not just STAR attendees.   


Can you do some kind of online raffle system for the tickets, etc?   Make it a year-long fund-raiser and sell tickets non-stop from the day after STAR, until the next STAR when the bike is awarded.   


If its online, you can advertise the raffle in STAReview everytime it comes out, or even send emails on a monthly basis inviting people to click a link an buy another ticket.   


Also, you could include a Poll with 3 options attached to the raffle, and the more tickets you buy, the more votes you get on what the actual bike should be.   That way the majority of ticket buyers have some say in what the prize ends up being.   If you don't like the bike - you should have bought more tickets and thus submitted more votes.


Since I have an FJR as my primary Sport-Tourer, let me be the first to submit a vote for the Honda 250L Rally as a raffle bike next year.  MRSP only $6,200 with ABS.



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STAR 2018 / Re: STAR 2018 Full survey results
« Last post by Ride4MS on Today at 01:41:10 PM »
For those people that did not know, Sherry and Doug brought 4 bikes to La Crosse.  2 ADV and 2 Sport Touring and went home five.


Doug sent me a message a few days ago, he rode Sherry's new Raffle Bike and like it so well, he went bought one for himself.
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General Discussion / Re: 50 MPH Honda Mower
« Last post by Ride4MS on Today at 01:37:50 PM »
Well, at least you knew what I meant, and it was funnier that way.  But, I did correct it.
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General Discussion / Re: 50 MPH Honda Mower
« Last post by stevegrab on Today at 09:06:06 AM »
Time to trade or upgrade the old ones with a new motor.  Mow faster = more time to Ride.


But, then will the Honda mow as good as a John Deere??  I have a John Deere, which put the fun back into mowing.


As John Deere says about their mowers, "It is not how fast you mow, but who well you mow fast."
Shouldn't that be HOW well not WHO well ;)   

Or are you mowing people instead of grass
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Louisiana / Re: Ride Planning Thread Remainder of 2018
« Last post by stevegrab on Today at 09:03:31 AM »
Mail Pouch in August, probably go down Thursday or Friday, not all week still have that job thing.

Also planning to do Fall Color Ride, which can be subject to weather.

Maybe a weekend trip somewhere to burn vacation and ride before winter arrives.
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STAR 2018 / Re: STAR 2018 Full survey results
« Last post by stevegrab on Today at 08:57:09 AM »
I've talked with Pat and I get it now, sorry for any misunderstanding. Raffle bike winners has options, that is entirely between them and the dealer/manufacturer, MSTA is not involved and there is no formal agreement allowing any swapping. How easy it is to do will depend on the dealer, the state where the winner lives and other factors.

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Louisiana / Re: Ride Planning Thread Remainder of 2018
« Last post by NinjaBob on Today at 08:07:51 AM »
If anybody has MSTA ride plans for the rest of the year feels free to post up here. I have had a few members contact me asking if I knew who had plans.


MINE:I am planning to attend the Bull Shoals event, sharing a room with Jim G. Stacie and I are making a week long trip to TN, KY, NC & GA first week of August (No MSTA event) I May go to Hill Country but still pondering the Edelweiss Ducati MotoGp tour of Spain. I probably won't go if Marquez has already wrapped up the title by the time I need to book, which is looking very likely.

Bob,
My daughter is visiting from SF the first week of August. However it entirely possible that you maybe here when she is gone. I would love to have you guys come and stay with me. We’ve got a few roads here. Let me know your dates.
Brick


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Thanks for the offer Brick! We are on a tight schedule however, Stacie not yet retired. Would love to visit another time!
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STAR 2018 / Re: STAR 2018 Full survey results
« Last post by brider on Today at 07:07:00 AM »
I'm with Tom.  A Z900 would have been for me too.  However, all that said and done this year's winner sure looked happy to me. 
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Louisiana / Re: Ride Planning Thread Remainder of 2018
« Last post by Brick on Yesterday at 09:54:46 PM »
If anybody has MSTA ride plans for the rest of the year feels free to post up here. I have had a few members contact me asking if I knew who had plans.


MINE:I am planning to attend the Bull Shoals event, sharing a room with Jim G. Stacie and I are making a week long trip to TN, KY, NC & GA first week of August (No MSTA event) I May go to Hill Country but still pondering the Edelweiss Ducati MotoGp tour of Spain. I probably won't go if Marquez has already wrapped up the title by the time I need to book, which is looking very likely.

Bob,
My daughter is visiting from SF the first week of August. However it entirely possible that you maybe here when she is gone. I would love to have you guys come and stay with me. We’ve got a few roads here. Let me know your dates.
Brick


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