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Well, there is the "Wrench Heads" forum, as well as the "How To" forum.

Personally, I'm shocked that there isn't a "bars" forum.



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True, but Wrench Heads states "A place to discuss your creations/inventions or just a cool mod" and How To states "This is where members should be posting their How To threads" which to me means something along the lines of "this is how I modded my rear fender and removed the license plate to put it here" kinda thing.

Those two does not imply regularly scheduled Mx and other repair activities that we have to perform on our bikes.

Make sense?

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True, but Wrench Heads states "A place to discuss your creations/inventions or just a cool mod" and How To states "This is where members should be posting their How To threads" which to me means something along the lines of "this is how I modded my rear fender and removed the license plate to put it here" kinda thing.

Those two does not imply regularly scheduled Mx and other repair activities that we have to perform on our bikes.

Make sense?

Frank
Yeah, I dig what you're saying. A lot of those threads are kinda inter- mingled with all the other threads, but you're right - it would be nice to see them all together.

That begs the question though. If all the MX threads go in there, all the mesh jacket & helmet threads go in the "gear" section, all the Rotella threads go in the "oil" section, and all the tired threads are in the "tires" section. . . There won't be much discussed besides Seafoam and why Harley sucks! LOL

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IMO this is what the bike specific forums are for. If you're going to ask a maintenance question you should ask how to do it for your specific bike.

For example, if I need to know what the oil capacity of my 96 1500 classic is, I'm going to post a thread in the "1500" section to make sure I get the right advice for my specific bike. Mods are more universal so having one mod section for all bikes makes sense.

Also, a manual is usually better for regular maintenance anyway.

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IMO this is what the bike specific forums are for. If you're going to ask a maintenance question you should ask how to do it for your specific bike.

For example, if I need to know what the oil capacity of my 96 1500 classic is, I'm going to post a thread in the "1500" section to make sure I get the right advice for my specific bike. Mods are more universal so having one mod section for all bikes makes sense.

Also, a manual is usually better for regular maintenance anyway.

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Well, a manual is definitely better. But, you do know this is a Web forum, right? People that like to do their own MX like to talk about that stuff. It makes sense.

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Maybe an amendment to the description of the 'wrench heads' forum to welcome people who have questions about maintenance?

Otherwise, I agree with Eddie. You would probably best be served in the model specific forums. Alot of the 1500 guys only hang out in the 1500 forums, the 900 guys stick to the 900 forums, etc. You're best served asking maintenance questions in there.

And +1 to what Lloyd said, alot of maintenance work I could do to my bike I could have someone else do for just a bit more. I LIKE doing my maintenance, it's kind of fun and it never hurts to have an excellent understanding of your machine, and to get underneath it every now and then, so I like discussing tips and tricks for doing it next time, etc.
 

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Well, a manual is definitely better. But, you do know this is a Web forum, right? People that like to do their own MX like to talk about that stuff. It makes sense.

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Yes I realize that this is an online community. I also realize (from being on more forums than I can count) that a forum is most succesful when we ask the questions that are actually helpful to others. I've seen plenty of forums where one user will start ten threads to ask how much oil to put in his bike, then what his tire pressure should be, what gear oil to use etc.

A forum is not as useful for simple questions like "what should my tire pressure be" asking these types of questions just causes someone else to consult their manual and do your reading for you. A better question to ask on a forum is "what is your opinion on riding at at higher or lower psi than the manufacturer reccomendation?"

That's all I was saying. I love forums, and I love community. I'm just saying we should make more room for discussions that actually promote that community and knowledge sharing.

oye... sorry for the rant. happy riding
 

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A forum is not as useful for simple questions like "what should my tire pressure be" asking these types of questions just causes someone else to consult their manual and do your reading for you. A better question to ask on a forum is "what is your opinion on riding at at higher or lower psi than the manufacturer reccomendation?"
Eh, all a matter of opinin! I don't value the opinion of a bunch of Internet users for any of those. But some people do. For other things, I do value the opinions of others. I DO value the opinion of other users when it comes to restaurants, strip clubs, and liquor store prices. So, it's not always one size fits all!

I don't even enjoy doing my own MX, but i support those that do, and I think their own forum is a good idea! We ALL have to grab a wrench from time to time, and it's good to have the resources there!



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In life, I've learned that there are times when doing mx was best. I've been surprised with things I have been able to do and disappointed when my mistakes were costly and was in over my head.

It is nice to know that there is info available in a matter of seconds that will help IF I decide to attempt doing something on my own.
 

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I'm all for having a separate section for maintenance and projects. You can study the manual all day but it assumes you know something about working on the bike. If it says remove/install part A, maybe there's a tip for doing that without breaking something, or maybe you should put threadlock on a certain bolt, etc. There are always tips and tricks you won't find written up in a service manual.

Another forum I visit occasionally has an entire section called "Garage" that has maintenance and repairs written up by folks who have done the work. It is divided into sub-categories making it easy to find, for example, an article about changing the timing belt. I have found this section incredibly helpful and informative. Here is the link if you want to have a look:

http://www.miata.net/garage/
 

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Hey, Remember you are on the KAWASAKI forum ..... Tough bikes, no maintenance required !! :D
 

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I agree a separate area for maintenance sound like a good idea because you always have someone asking questions from how to clean the bike to changing oil .
 

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I'm all for having a separate section for maintenance and projects. You can study the manual all day but it assumes you know something about working on the bike. If it says remove/install part A, maybe there's a tip for doing that without breaking something, or maybe you should put threadlock on a certain bolt, etc. There are always tips and tricks you won't find written up in a service manual.

Another forum I visit occasionally has an entire section called "Garage" that has maintenance and repairs written up by folks who have done the work. It is divided into sub-categories making it easy to find, for example, an article about changing the timing belt. I have found this section incredibly helpful and informative. Here is the link if you want to have a look:

http://www.miata.net/garage/

We have a "How to" section that's designed for exactly that, posting instructionals on how to do certain things! It's not used much though.

We've also got wrench heads for mods and various maintenance subcategories, though things may change in the future.

I think the issue with the How-To section is that nobody is using it. Nobody is really posting any how-to's!
 
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