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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2007, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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I'm pretty new here but I find it dufficult to determine what subjects may be of interest or where I might be of some assistance and thought it might help if posters identified the year of thier bike in the subject line.

I know a little about the 1500s but nothing about the other models.

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I'm curious as to why you didn't put it in your sig.




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I did when I was looking for advice but not for a general question that may be applicable to any year.

Hey it was just a thought - flame suit is on!!

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It's in my profile Rudy. But this doesn't help when scanning the forum based on subject lines.

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GOOD Point. Maybe the "New Topic Form" can be modded to include year/model info.

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Well as long as we're talking. I was just thinking, really just a few minutes ago;about a new section for the site, hope that's not out of line. But it seems that when doing a search you get so many hits it takes a lot of reading to find "your" answer. Two thoughts:


One start a new section that is for searches only and the subject line is the topic. And the detail line is the years/models. The section would only include general fixes, stuff we all have issues with from time to time..like the recent post about a bad #1 cylinder at idle but not at speed and EXAVID's response which was excellent or Gallant's response with pic's about timing belts.

Admin. what do you thinK? I know someone would have to copy and paste each response worthy of being in the special section and what gets in? But it might save a lot of retype of answers and speed finding answers to common problems. It would be the best of the best kind of thing. It could be a great resource library.

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That would be an administrator's nightmare to maintain. It sounds simple in scope, but to keep it up, and to research the back posts. An impossibly long task.

I know the searches bring up a lot of stuff, but it is about the only realistic way to do it. I've used other forum software that is friendlier in their search routines, but they are EXPENSIVE.

This WOW software does a very good job, I like the "look" of it, and the maintenance charges long term can't be beat.

About 6 or 8 weeks ago, we had a thread on adding more forum sections for specialty items. It got voted down by the membership so heavily that the idea never got off the "ground" so to speak.

Most of us like the free flowing rhythm of the way this board works. Other boards will chew you out for bring up the same topic more than once. Here it is not only condoned, but welcomed as a breath of fresh air...... and a chance to exercise our linguistic exercises in banter

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Well, that's OK with me too..I have started cutting and pasting things into my WP'er so I'll have it for easy asses and printing. Another way to do it is to save each link as a separate bookmark, and a separate folder in your bookmarks and rename the links to want makes sense to you. Of course if the site has trouble you could lose the link. Just a thought for us more anal wrenchers.

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1976 GL1000 Sulfur Yellow sold
1976 GL1000 RED rebuilt SOLD
1979 GL1000 parting out PM if you\'re looking for something
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1978 sold
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1982 sold
1982 sold
1983 A sold
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1999 1500 SE SOLD
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I think the reason why the forum os so successful is because the year and model of bike is NOT in the subject line ,That way most members will read the thread to see what the problem is and how it was solved ,And everybody learns a little more and we all help each other out no matter what the model wing is as a lot of us have had older models at some time or other ,

If the model and year was to go in the subject line then we might as well have different forums for different models and that would destroy the friendly banter etc between owners of different models ,

logically it is a good suggestion ,but in reality I think the forum works well the way it is ,But hey ,we are always open to suggestions .cheers Ciaran



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That's a good point Wexman. My problem - and maybe it's just my problem - is that I've tried a couple of searches for specific problems and without the model (year is not as important) in the subject line you have to go through a whack of hits to find pertinent information regarding the problem.

I do agree that reading up on others problems is a good education on other models - and there's often crossover on technical issues (a carb is a carb - etc.).

Anyway - maybe this topic has been whipped enough.

Kudos to this site and the fantastic attitude displayed by all members and posters!!

I also own an 89 Supra - the Supra forums beat on guys who ask the same questions that could have been 'searched'. This is not the condition I've witnessed here in the 3 weeks or so that I've been hanging around.

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