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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 11-03-2010, 07:08 AM   #31
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OK, I think I have a plan, here...


I've started a little project, and I need some help from the DR650 collective. The goal is to improve accessibility to information about our favorite motorcycle with a listing in the The Bike Specific Index Thread, which is a sticky on top of the Thumpers page.

I've come up with several different topics that I feel cover most of the important aspects of the DR650SE. For each category, I'm going to start a thread, and ask you to share what you've found to work best.

The first three threads are up. CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTATION, SEATS, and
CRASH PROTECTION
. More will follow.

Thanks...
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:44 PM   #32
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SUZUKI DR650SE INFORMATION INDEX

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 & DRIVELINE
Topic #13-PROBLEMS/FAILURES
Topic #14-LUGGAGE & RACKS/ACCESSORIES
Topic #15-LINKS, WRITE-UPS, & PICTORIALS

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Old 11-12-2010, 06:34 PM   #33
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:11 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Krusty ...
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...



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.



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...
am I missing something why is the index thread not stickied?
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:06 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Krusty ...
All categories are now up :

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

DR650 owners, please take a little time and add your input to these threads. Thanks...
thanks for the effort Krusty!
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:59 PM   #36
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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, 01:59 PM   #37
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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, 02:13 PM   #38
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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, 06:36 AM   #39
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:35 AM   #40
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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, 11:17 AM   #41
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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 11-27-2010, 05:12 PM   #42
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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.
If/when a thread becomes repetitive, I'll ask a mod to close it. If some new, great item or technique comes along, it would be added, of course.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:18 AM   #43
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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, 11:23 AM   #44
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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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Old 11-28-2010, 11:28 AM   #45
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how about you do us all a favor and blow off!
Oh sorry for not wanting half of the threads on the Thumpers forum index to be generic numbered DR650 info topics when I check in to see what's going on in the morning.

I'm with you, since this is such a great idea let me start one for the KLR650, XT600, and TW200 at 10-20 threads a piece. And let me bump them all in one day! That will make this forum so interesting and useful for everyone.



Edit: Apologies for the venom...cranky morning. Still think it's a bad idea.

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