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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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I'll start by apologizing for coming up with an assignment that someone else has to execute. Iv'e had my custom for a couple of months now and have been an avid participant in this forum. My observations are that many have the same questions and some of the answers are fairly conclusive. With that in mind someone more astute than me could compile a FAQ sticky that would answer most of the recurrent questions and answers. I got the idea from the AVSforum DIY screen making site. An example would be the fuel gage issue. It seems conclusive that: The gage is inaccurate by indicating less fuel than actual, the warning light is separate and not as inaccurate and indicates approximately 1 gallon left, the accuracy of the gage can be improved by adding a 20 cent resistor (indicate the thread), it is possible to break the gage by.......and it costs ..... to replace, etc. Another is the speedometer is inaccurate up to 10% slow. After market add ons can correct (.....), a larger diameter rear tire will partially correct or an aftermarket front sprocket (Scootworks ...) or both can correct. Oils, filters reliable sources for aftermarket items are all good info and can be available without searching through hours of threads. Of course nothing that isn't reasonably conclusive should not be represented.

The idea would be to have a wealth of factual info that is concise and located in one place for the majority of questions. Almost like a must read before posting a question. I recognize that a few may question the "facts" but in reality it seems pretty clean.

Thanks for reading and hopefully one of the more talented readers will pick up the gauntlet.
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Hello,

I'll start by apologizing for coming up with an assignment that someone else has to execute. Iv'e had my custom for a couple of months now and have been an avid participant in this forum. My observations are that many have the same questions and some of the answers are fairly conclusive. With that in mind someone more astute than me could compile a FAQ sticky that would answer most of the recurrent questions and answers. I got the idea from the AVSforum DIY screen making site. An example would be the fuel gage issue. It seems conclusive that: The gage is inaccurate by indicating less fuel than actual, the warning light is separate and not as inaccurate and indicates approximately 1 gallon left, the accuracy of the gage can be improved by adding a 20 cent resistor (indicate the thread), it is possible to break the gage by.......and it costs ..... to replace, etc. Another is the speedometer is inaccurate up to 10% slow. After market add ons can correct (.....), a larger diameter rear tire will partially correct or an aftermarket front sprocket (Scootworks ...) or both can correct. Oils, filters reliable sources for aftermarket items are all good info and can be available without searching through hours of threads. Of course nothing that isn't reasonably conclusive should not be represented.

The idea would be to have a wealth of factual info that is concise and located in one place for the majority of questions. Almost like a must read before posting a question. I recognize that a few may question the "facts" but in reality it seems pretty clean.

Thanks for reading and hopefully one of the more talented readers will pick up the gauntlet.
This one already has a ton on it. http://www.gadgetjq.com/gadgetsfixitpage.htm


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I am aware of the gadget site but while it has a lot of generic stuff which is useful, it does not address the 900 and it's specific characteristics and idiosyncracies. After going through hundreds of posts on this site, it became apparent that many of the questions were model specific. I'm actually a little surprised that some of the more technically knowledgeable folks have not come forward.
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I'm still trying to figure out why the 900 section of the forum seems to have a lot more people viewing it at any given time than any other section. Surely this can't be the proportunate ownership of 900's compared to the other models of Vulcans!!!

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I'm only speculating but I think that there may be more first time owners or folks who haven't had a bike in many years and that may account for some basic lack of knowledge. Also this is a relatively new design and it has it's own personality which prompts a lot of inquiries. The forum also feeds on itself with a lot of responses generating a variety of opinions which themselves generate a lot of responses. All in all, it's probably not a bad thing. I just thought that maybe enough has settled down to summarize a bit.
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I'm still trying to figure out why the 900 section of the forum seems to have a lot more people viewing it at any given time than any other section. Surely this can't be the proportunate ownership of 900's compared to the other models of Vulcans!!!
I'd have to say that there are probably a higher percentage of 900 riders out there now. Partially due to like Sailor Bill said. First time buyers and returning riders(like me) from yrs. of absence. For some time the bigger bikes were sitting at the dealers and the smaller ones hard to stock due to the price, good gas mileage and light handling of the 900. It didn't hurt either that it looks much bigger than it is. The majority of people ask me if it's a 1500. So I would say there is a huge Vulcan 900 segment out there and with the economy the way it is that bike is one of the best bang for the buck MC out there.


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I'm still trying to figure out why the 900 section of the forum seems to have a lot more people viewing it at any given time than any other section. Surely this can't be the proportunate ownership of 900's compared to the other models of Vulcans!!!
That large number of views has suprised me also, not only in relation to the other models, but also in relationship to posting active.

I notice that if I don't logout after checking the "remember me" box when I log in, that my last visit date does not update when I reaccess the forum.

Is it possible that the number of viewers is counting people that actually are not currently connected?

Another forum that I visit for one of my other bikes, will have 30 to 40 viewers active, but at least 5 times the posting activity as this Vulcan 900 section with 100 to 140 viewers.

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