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So I've just bought my 5th Goldwing (see my avatar). Loved every one. Still wish I could have the '78 back. First love an' all that. But not one of them was problem free. At some point in its life each needed some attention. Since I found this forum I've learned that there are lots of things I can do myself if I can get a push in the right direction from you.
We've added an index, which is far superior to just using the search engine. And the moderators, or whomever is responsible for trying to improve the site, are deserving of our unending gratitude. How many other forums are you a part of that has close to 25,000 members? Word of mouth means a lot. People are obviously finding the site useful. That in itself is a very high form of praise.
But here's my gripe. It's us little guys (I'm speaking figuratively here. I know there aren't very many of us who would meet the standard for LITTLE) that aren't always holding up our end of things on the site. We come here for help with our Goldwing problems. What's this noise? Is fluid leaking from a weeping hole not good, like isn't that what a WEEPING hole is for? Why isn't the most important feature on my bike working; cruise control? And always my favorite, "What does it mean when the THREE YELLOW WIRES are burning?" And on and on and.....
Far too often we get help with our problem but don't report back how it was resolved. Who cares you ask? The next guy with the same problem. He looks in the index and finds the topic but the thread is incomplete. "It could be this..." or "It could be that...." but that's too often where it ends. No post from the initial poster to let us know how it worked out or if you just took the flamethrower to it and are now using it as an ashtray. There are some of us who do report back and I know I appreciate reading the whole story, and I know there are others like me, from how it started to how you ended up back on the road doing what we love most; riding.
So, please, if you come to the site with a problem and get it resolved, go back to your original post and let us know how it worked out. Now, about those three yellow wires, are you a rich man or a poorboy?
 

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I agree 110% with your comments about reporting back after the issue has been resolved. When there has been many different suggestions to resolve an issue, it's good to know which one worked.

While we are on the subject, it also helps if folks give specifics when asking for help.

Don't just say things like "my bike won't start" without listing the year, model and a brief description of the problem. Also include any diagnosis you have already done to identify the problem.

Without specifics, it's pretty hard to provide a realistic diagnosis.
 

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Thank you very much Lawrence.

Do you know how many threads I have read trying to find good technical ones "that have a 'it is fixed' type post at the end"???

I have gotten to the point, that if a thread DOES NOT have a resolution, it will NOT be indexed.

So, now that the ring has been tossed out there. Pulleeze folks, post what fixed your bike. Okay???

It is rude to take and take and take, then not come back and thank someone for their help, and also to NOT ever post what fixed it.


RANT OVER "a mod is not allowed to do this"
( I did not do this, it was my keyboard )
 

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I agree Lawrence. Congratulations to the one's that follow up with a report of their fix. I too have followed some post that had several suggested solutions, and no reply on the fix.
As DBohrer suggested, a year and model is usually needed. This is can easily be done in the signature blockof members as Lawrence has done. Likewise, every post that I make you know what my Goldwing's are.
This is a great, informative, forum and improvements are constantly being made.
Thanks members:clapper:, and Ride Safe.
 

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Good post Lawrence, I agree 100%
 

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good post maybe should be must read in new member forum, how bout it mods:D:action::waving:
 

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I agree 100%. Resolution of a problem is the final step in creating a comprehensive thread that will help others with the same, or similar, problem down the road.

Lord knows I would have been lost from the "git-go" with my GW issues were it not for all of you. The least that can be done is closing a thread with news that the issue or problem has been resolved and what was done to accomplish that.
 

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It is too easy to take an assumptive position on thread-tails...

"... Well, try this....."

No response back to the thread leads to believing that it must've worked.
 

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Assume: to take for granted or without proof; suppose; postulate; posit. Perhaps we can take that a problem has been solved if there is no response. However, many threads contain multiple possible solutions, ie: dirty fuel filter, bad fuel pump, rust in gas tank, clogged jets, etc. Knowing which of the suggested fixes worked by closing a thread with a successful resolution, and noting what the fix was, makes for a more comprehensive, informative, and helpful forum. IMHO.

Now if it was Seafoam, which will cure cancer and make you invincible, then no further information is needed!

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Xtracho wrote:
Now if it was Seafoam, which will cure cancer and make you invincible, then no further information is needed!

:cheeky1:
Now I've never once mentioned that Sea Foam would cure cancer. Did I miss something important? :cool: :cooldevil:
 

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What's the proper mixture of SeaFoam and ??? to cure cancer? Someone want to volunteer to experiment and then get back to us to close the thread?:alco:
 

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wpgfire wrote:
What's the proper mixture of SeaFoam and ??? to cure cancer? Someone want to volunteer to experiment and then get back to us to close the thread?:alco:
Tequila Searise:

2 oz of Gold Tequila
4 oz of Freshly Sqeezed Orange Juice
3/4 oz SeaFoam

Sure to cure any problem....
 

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AZgl1500 wrote:
Xtracho wrote:
Now if it was Seafoam, which will cure cancer and make you invincible, then no further information is needed!

:cheeky1:
Now I've never once mentioned that Sea Foam would cure cancer. Did I miss something important? :cool: :cooldevil:
You can tell by your avatar that you've been hitting the old red n white pretty hard!

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Xtracho wrote:
AZgl1500 wrote:
Xtracho wrote:
Now if it was Seafoam, which will cure cancer and make you invincible, then no further information is needed!
:cheeky1:
Now I've never once mentioned that Sea Foam would cure cancer. Did I miss something important? :cool: :cooldevil:
You can tell by your avatar that you've been hitting the old red n white pretty hard!

:D
Hmmm, am I looking a bit frazzled out on the edges?? :dude:
 

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AZgl1500 wrote:
Xtracho wrote:
AZgl1500 wrote:
Xtracho wrote:
Now if it was Seafoam, which will cure cancer and make you invincible, then no further information is needed!
:cheeky1:
Now I've never once mentioned that Sea Foam would cure cancer. Did I miss something important? :cool: :cooldevil:
You can tell by your avatar that you've been hitting the old red n white pretty hard!

:D
Hmmm, am I looking a bit frazzled out on the edges?? :dude:
Nothing a good old fashioned whisker up-do won't cure!

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