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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.

And by the way, I don't like thumper talk

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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 02-10-2010, 11:49 AM   #8
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Great idea, hope it works out for you. Maybe one of you guys who isnt busy riding his DR can start catagorizing the the gravy from the spam.
Another forum is out of the question, and yes, Thumper Talk sucks! Baldy rules . If i want to look at advertizing, ill watch tv.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:06 PM   #9
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That would be great .The other day was searching for the electronic fix that requires lock tite on a set of tiny bolts and still haven't found what I was looking for!

I vote PLEASE!
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Pick 20 pages at random and you'll get answers to 95+% of the questions most people ever have.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
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Pick 20 pages at random and you'll get answers to 95+% of the questions most people ever have.
i'd likely get 20 oil posts...
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An indexed, and categorized DR650 specific thread would be AWESOME, however it would take a LOT of work to keep the needed material up at the top. Without MOD powers, wouldn't all of the editing need to be the OP's responsibility?

I do like that we have such a long-lived, and prolific thread, dedicated to DR chatter, parts, mods and all, and wouldn't want to detract from the ongoing weblog.

My $0.02 in a down economy...


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Old 02-10-2010, 07:29 PM   #14
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This topic has been discussed many times and GB lays it out pretty clear here, Any thoughts on making a DR650 forum?.

A thread like this has been started at least once, DR650 Accessories. But as soon as the OP looses interest the thread dies. It's quite a commitment.

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:49 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by DirtyDR650
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.
I'm a member of that forum. I'm in no way proposing this idea as a threat to your site. I'm happy to hear your site is gaining in popularity. Someday, your bike-specific forum might be where folks go to find DR650 info. I think that would be OK.

BUT... right now, there's a heap of answers already there. It could be easier for people to access. If this index idea takes off, I'll put links to it on your site myself . And the wiki, too.

This idea isn't meant to diminish the DR650 Thread, either. I check that thread at least once a day. The DR subforum at TT, I might check once a week. There's kind of of a compelling fascination seeing our thread grow... and grow...

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I think if this is something we can do without involving the moderators it is a good idea...
The only thing I'd ask of the mods is to put the proposed DR650 index in this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366046 with the other bike specific index threads.

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An indexed, and categorized DR650 specific thread would be AWESOME, however it would take a LOT of work to keep the needed material up at the top. Without MOD powers, wouldn't all of the editing need to be the OP's responsibility?

I do like that we have such a long-lived, and prolific thread, dedicated to DR chatter, parts, mods and all, and wouldn't want to detract from the ongoing weblog.

My $0.02 in a down economy...


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The index would be in the Bike Specific Index thread that's stickied at the top of the Thumper page.

Once the existing posts have been indexed, keeping up with the subsequent posts and links would be a piece of cake, relatively speaking...
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