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In a word- yes. In two words- hell, yes! Do it. 67 90.54%
No. It ain't broke, don't fix it... 7 9.46%
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:52 PM   #1
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DR650SE information index- what say ye?

UPDATE: Rather than try to dissect and mine the DR650 mega-thread, I've started a few threads, each devoted to a different category. Sort of a file cabinet. Everyone is encouraged to add useful content to these threads.

DR650SE INFORMATION THREAD LIST
Topic #1- CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTATION
Topic #2- SEATS
Topic #3- CRASH PROTECTION
Topic #4- SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
Topic #5- BRAKES
Topic #6- TIRES, TUBES & WHEELS
Topic #7- BODYWORK/WINDSCREENS
Topic #8- FUEL
Topic #9- ELECTRICAL/LIGHTING
Topic #10-CARBURETOR/INTAKE
Topic #11-EXHAUST
Topic #12-ENGINE/CHAINS & SPROCKETS
Topic #13-PROBLEMS/FAILURES
Topic #14-LUGGAGE & RACKS/ACCESSORIES
Topic #15-LINKS, WRITE-UPS, & PICTORIALS




[Or, we could call it "'The DR650 Thread' Thread"...]

At over 31,500+ replies, "The DR650 Thread" is a little daunting, particularly for new DR owners, or those thinking of getting one.

On one hand, most of The DR650 Thread "regulars" are a helpful bunch, and nobody really seems to mind answering the same questions again and again.

On the other hand, there's a lot of information in there- how to posts-complete with pics, upgrades, ideas, etc. Sometimes, easily finding what you need in there can be a little frustrating.

I have some ideas for putting together an information index, primarily culled from posts in The DR650 Thread, but certainly not limited to that one source. I don't mind putting in some time to organize it [provided a few (dozen?) members will also step up and help mine the data], but before I even look down that road, I'd like to hear from the DR650 crowd...

Do we even need this?

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Old 02-10-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
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Yes we do, as it will be of benefit to all of the DR community.

I would love to offer assistance if I knew what to do, but Im extremely basic when it comes to computers and would cause more grief than good.

This task would be best handled by those that are confident and competent with a computer.

I totaly support the idea and hope you can find someone to assist you with this task.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:16 AM   #3
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great idea. good luck
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:30 AM   #4
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:05 AM   #5
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There is an alternative in my sig. Quite a lot of new folks signing up lately and activity is rising nicely. Of course it's no threat to ADVrider whether this actually happens or not. But a lot of folks (including me) see the potential in the new site and like the idea of a DR650-only forum.
What's not to like? It's a free choice, and we're there for all DR650 riders who choose to be part of the new family.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:17 AM   #6
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I think if this is something we can do without involving the moderators it is a good idea, I have absolutley no reason to suck up to the mod's and anybody that knows me can attest to the fact that ass kissing is not one of my well developed skills, but I truly believe that they do a good job and in most cases go above and beyond the call of duty. They seem to put up with a lot of shit that they don't deserve. Why do we need picture threads for dr's, dr windshields, dr's off road, dr sumo's, etc. etc.. Lets try to get everything in one indexed thread where things can be found easier without burdening the site or it's administrators, were are all big boys.

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:59 AM   #7
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I enjoy the site the was it is and can't complain. Though the index might be a good idea. Mostly would depend on how it was done and the effort needed to do it. The mods here do a good job, are volunteers and quite likely don't need the extra work and headaches.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:59 AM   #8
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krusty,
you need to pm gadget boy and have him add this thread to his main thread and maybe change the title. you also need to edit your first post in the thread so the list is there.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366046
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:59 PM   #9
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thanks eakins! I would hate to see krustys work go to waste, curious as to why there is not more response to them? is everybody just too hung up on the DR thread?
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:13 PM   #10
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thanks eakins! I would hate to see krustys work go to waste, curious as to why there is not more response to them? is everybody just too hung up on the DR thread?
i think since the individual posts come in and out of the first page and it's not listed in gadget boy's list alot of dr owners miss it.

krusty needs to finalize the work on this master thread and then it can be posted in the dr thread often and remind people to add to it.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:36 AM   #11
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:35 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by eakins
i think since the individual posts come in and out of the first page and it's not listed in gadget boy's list alot of dr owners miss it.

krusty needs to finalize the work on this master thread and then it can be posted in the dr thread often and remind people to add to it.

There's still a ways to go before all the catagories can be called "finalized". Some are close, like "seats", but others need more "meat" on their bones, IMO. I may have been quiet here the past few days, but I haven't forgotten this project by any means. Please be patient with me. FWIW, I've done about 98% of this endeavour on an iphone, and my eyes ain't what they used to be...

I do like the idea of listing the catagories on the first page of this thread, and I'll tend to that directly...
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:17 AM   #13
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Great job Krusty ... thanks for making ALL this info more accessible!
We OWE ya!

I'll look over some of the threads to see if I can add anything, but so far looks like its all been covered very well. The beauty of these individual threads on an Index is they don't contain too much info ... and hopefully stay on topic to that specific area. If they get TOO LONG ... then they won't be useful to anyone ... especially Noobs.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:18 AM   #14
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Krusty, have you taken a moment to see what the thumpers forum index looks like when you bump a dozen of your threads to the front page? I think the idea of so many "index topics" is fucking retarded, but at least do us all a favor and don't bump them all at the same time. How about you have one leader thread that you can bump however often you want and use it to drive people to the individual subthreads?

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Old 11-28-2010, 10:23 AM   #15
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Krusty, have you taken a moment to what the thumpers forum index looks like when you bump a dozen of your threads to the front page? I think the idea of so many "index topics" is fucking retarded, but at least do us all a favor and don't bump them all at the same time.

how about you do us all a favor and blow off!
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