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Old 04-11-2002, 04:00 PM   #1
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Windscreen FAQ

As you may know, i volunteered to prepare a windscreen FAQ for our forum. Certainly not because of any expertise, rather because i have some available time. I am now at a stage where i need some feedback.

Everything is open for comment but specifically there are some screen where i'm unable to find information and some where some additional member comments would be helpful. Its fairly obvious where information is needed so i won't list them here.

Please review and comment on Windscreen FAQ.

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Old 04-11-2002, 06:10 PM   #2
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Let's stick this badboy up top...

Nice work, Jeem.
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Old 04-11-2002, 07:49 PM   #3
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The Varioscreen can be bought online from Germany for $158.

Here's the link.

http://www.boxer-design.de/en/Varioscreeen1150.htm

It shows a price of $130. When I enquired, they told me my order was ready for $158 (presumably the difference is the shipping cost.) Pretty aggressive, since I hadn't actually ordered anything. Still haven't.
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Old 04-11-2002, 07:55 PM   #4
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Sorry, terribly rude of me to forget to acknowledge the hard work you put into this. JimO, this is a great resource and will help many people who need :1zhelp . I hope people contribute and help it grow.
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Old 04-11-2002, 08:02 PM   #5
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Way to go JimO. I think you found yourself a permanent position writing FAQs on all the standard topics. Very nice piece of work. Think you might be able to include a few pics of the screens you are discussing? It might help some of the new guys that haven't become as obsessed as some of us.
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Old 04-11-2002, 08:24 PM   #6
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Nice work JimO! Lots of work I am sure. Really looks good!

Should be very useful to folks asking about screens.
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Old 04-11-2002, 09:39 PM   #7
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Very impressive w/ excellent content!! - Thanx Jim.O. (Not suggesting extra work here, but this format could work for bags, bars, lighting too) glad you are on the forum.
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Old 04-11-2002, 11:22 PM   #8
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Nice job

Real nice job, how many hours if I might ask?
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Old 04-12-2002, 03:14 PM   #9
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Nice work JimO - we're ready for an encore!

Although personally after 10K miles, I don't have a problem with the stock screen or seat, irregardless, you put together a great format that that can be used as a template for future FAQs.

In addtion to product reviews, the format will work great for Wrench Retard faqs, - I was thinkin about that Valve adjustment FAQ - The pics are there and some good comments on that thread ....

A FAQ on throttle adjustment would be good, ABS breek bleeding (fluid change), Clutch fluid change etc....

It's great to see the site grow... (No I'm not volunteering for now).
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Um, Dave, pics are on the right hand side of the FAQ page.


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Old 04-12-2002, 10:07 PM   #11
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The Varioscreen can be bought online from Germany for $158.

Here's the link.

http://www.boxer-design.de/en/Varioscreeen1150.htm

It shows a price of $130. When I enquired, they told me my order was ready for $158 (presumably the difference is the shipping cost.) Pretty aggressive, since I hadn't actually ordered anything. Still haven't.
Thanks, Sid. I'm not sure how to handle this. I was thinking that keeping costs at MSRP was the best approach as it avoids some potential issues re: keeping the pages up-to-date with current best prices. In some cases i had to convert dollars to get a MSRP in U.S. dollars however the MRA website does not have prices on their site. My preference is to use a high or average cost but I'll submit to the forum on this. Perhaps i should remove the reference to BMW of Santa Cruz County as it might mislead people into thinking this is the only place to get the screen in the U.S.
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Old 04-12-2002, 10:24 PM   #12
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...(Not suggesting extra work here, but this format could work for bags, bars, lighting too) glad you are on the forum.
The primary reason i took this on is because i'm currently off work on strike. Being a fellow Ontarian you've probably figured out that i work for the provincial government. This makes me an easy target so be kind. :):. I'd be willing to take on some other subjects, being off from work only impacts turnaround time. Bags or bars would be easier as they are a little less technical but i'd be game for taking a stab on lights too with some help from the membership. Anyone have thoughts on the next section of our FAQ or does it matter at this point?

We also need to figure out how to integrate this with our (actually, Baldy's) forum. The other problem i have is that i have a 25 MB monthly download limit for web pages and 5 MB for content with my service provider which i suspect may not be enough but willing to go with this until its a problem. Anyone have thoughts on any of this? Listed somewhere under "Hall of Wisdom?"

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Real nice job, how many hours if I might ask?
murf, not really sure. Five or six one evening but there were a couple of shorter sessions. While i don't do web site development, like many on the forum, my career is IT so hours in front of the computer isn't really a chore. Add to this the topic and time flies.
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Nice work JimO - we're ready for an encore!

Although personally after 10K miles, I don't have a problem with the stock screen or seat, irregardless, you put together a great format that that can be used as a template for future FAQs.

In addtion to product reviews, the format will work great for Wrench Retard faqs, - I was thinkin about that Valve adjustment FAQ - The pics are there and some good comments on that thread ....

A FAQ on throttle adjustment would be good, ABS breek bleeding (fluid change), Clutch fluid change etc....

It's great to see the site grow... (No I'm not volunteering for now).
epfister, some great ideas.

On a possibly related note, I think we do need to be careful not to duplicate work that might be elsewhere on the web. There are a few great sites. I saw a brake bleeding FAQ recently with four or five different ways of doing it however it may not have gone into sufficient detail. I think it might have been MicaPeak.

As a first step, perhaps we can collect some links and add these to our FAQ and then decide which topics are missing or weak and develop these ourselves. We may also want to save some of the work at other sites in case those site disappear.

I'd be willing to take the collected links and put them into our FAQ but i'm sorry to say that your topics would too technical for me to develop.

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Old 04-12-2002, 10:54 PM   #15
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Hey Razor...maybe they are in ILLYNOISE but they didn't show up in IDYHOO! All I get is a little white rectangle with a red square, green circle and blue triangle in it.

I know...I know... it's all my fault...but WTF did I do?

Dave, unfortunately I don't know why this is happening but I would like to try to duplicate this. If you don't mind, which browser are you using? Could you send a screen capture (Alt+Prnt Scrn)? My e-mail address is jim-oneill@sympatico.ca

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