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Old 03-19-2015, 11:00 PM
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Advrider is crazy like that. So is avsforum. So many people. Some super smart, and some super smart-ass.
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I'm with Todd. Help thy self FIRST! Then ask ?s
 

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Old 03-21-2015, 12:45 PM
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I use my android phone and the search function does not work with it, so I've been asking alot of questions. What's the purpose of this forum if not to help each other out. I KNOW I've asked questions that experienced Vmax owners probably thought were dumb...but they answered anyway. Sean Morley even called and talked to me on the phone to try to help me figure out my problem. This is the best forum I've ever joined. So thanks for answering my stoopid noob questions, guys! Lol
 

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I don't have an issue with anyone asking what seem to many us to be basic questions.
That's one of the Great things about this forum, most users will just answer the question and try to help instead of posting snide remarks.

Most forums are no where near as friendly to noobs as this one.
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I don't have an issue with anyone asking what seem to many us to be basic questions.
That's one of the Great things about this forum, most user will just answer the question and try to help instead of posting snipe remarks.

Most forums are no where near as friendly to noobs as this one.
Exactly. If you don't want to answer someone's question that has "been asked a thousand times", then don't open the thread and you won't have anything to whine about. Period.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:11 PM
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exactly. If you don't want to answer someone's question that has "been asked a thousand times", then don't open the thread and you won't have anything to whine about. Period.
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Just out of curiosity, I know this site is very small and limited amount of people.

There is some comradery amongst us as well as a super small percentage of new members everyone.

I guess my question, since I see the same questions over and over and over again..... does anybody use the search function?

I am going to pick on the rotella post, there are seven pages that have Rotella mentioned in it. They may not all be 100% about Rotella, but just glancing at a few, they offer the same information.

I see HELP!!! Carb issues.... and the response is shotgun or peashooter.... 16 pages involving carbs if you do a serach....

I know its easy to just ask a question and try and get an answer, but I just want to be brutally honest.... its a MAJOR turn off for new members.

On the other vmax sites, I ve talked with people and the main reason they left, or didnt join was because its the same thing over and over again.... I know the bikes been around for 22 years with virtually no changes (yes I know the changes, I am saying no major changes) so there isn't going to be much new talk.

But just curious how others feel about seeing the same post repeated all the time?

I know on some of the other forums I am on, people wont answer it and just tell you to search it out on the forum, or send you a link to the thread that pertains to your question.

Does anybody use the search function? Wtf-that's condescending.
I typed rotella in the search engine trying to find out whether diesel or not and in 168 post on 7 pages i find the written word rotella 7 times. I had never heard of it and posted trying to find the difference in all the makes of it and which make was most preferred. I only hope it helped someone else too.
 

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Old 03-24-2015, 11:04 AM
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Does anybody use the search function? Wtf-that's condescending.
I typed rotella in the search engine trying to find out whether diesel or not and in 168 post on 7 pages i find the written word rotella 7 times. I had never heard of it and posted trying to find the difference in all the makes of it and which make was most preferred. I only hope it helped someone else too.
I am posting your private message to me so people know what I am saying referring back to and can maybe make sense of what I a saying. Plus I didn't really understand your message to me to be honest. As I didn't want to read into and think it was being negative to me.

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I not only enjoy quick answers to problems but i try to make problems for others as easy as possible to solve. I sent parts to members as far as the UK and australia and i've bought parts from members on this site.
I am a senior member and have a lot of knowledge of motorcycles and have raced professionally for 35+ years. Mostly suzuki gsxr's, dragsters and super stock.
I bought my first vmax 3 months ago and have worked on it every day since- poured a lot of $ in it and now that i have it up and running i enjoy it and love the same feeling other members are getting too.
I spend a ton of time on the SEARCH doing research on this site and i have answered questions and asked questions too with highly informative answers. I only hoped to help someone else on this site and ease their troubles as they have mine.
So the other day i type in ROTELLA in the search engine (but not in caps i'm trying to make a point here) and the first page comes up and not one ROTELLA on that page. I have never heard of it and never seen it anywhere.
Click to page #2 and bingo i see it one with 4 answers and they are mostly about where to buy it cheapest. I've never even heard of "TRACTOR SUPPLY STORE". On to page 3 and no ROTELLA there. Page 4 nope.
Page 5 hey theres one but it is mostly about shinko tires. I find a couple more with the heading ROTELLA and read on. They say it is used in diesels and is synthetic.
The next one says ROTELLA has changed!! Search on-page 6 nothing-page 7 nothing.
So i decide after reading all that i have found with the search and advanced search that i will POST a questionnaire to see other members experience and findings.
I intentionally type in ROTELLA 3 times to get comparative answers and hope that it becomes a quick reference for other members.
I get some great answers to my problem from informative members of whether to buy 5w40,SAE 30,10W-30, SAE 40, 15W-40,15w-40,15w-40 diesel or 15W-40 synthetic.
My first time leaving my home town on the passenger seat with my father driving we come to a city called Stanton Texas.
I read a billboard that says "WELCOME TO STANTON_ HOME OF 3000 FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND A FEW OLD SOREHEADS".
I now know what it means.

Anyways maybe how you searched is why you didn't anything brought up? I have no clue. I just typed in Rotella and the first page brought up an informative post. Now granted it didn't cover just Rotella, but a broad range of things that were insightful.

http://vmaxforum.net/showthread.php?...hlight=rotella



My whole point of my original post isn't about who's right or who's wrong with anything. I am was just curious because of a conversation between Vmax owners and myself at one point shifted towards the forum here and how their perspective was it was nothing new and exciting, but all the same questions over and over again.

This is a very small well run forum. Its clean, fun and informative. It isn't cutting edge by any means, but neither is the gen 1 vmax which is what this forum is mostly based off of.

What it is, is a great place for Gen 1 owners to find information and meet new people, whether they use the search function or not just kidding!!!

I myself become impatient and want answers now sometimes and Google provides super fast information in places I would have never have thought to look. So I ll be honest, I don't even go to specific forums and use their search buttons, I just use google and it will take me where ever I end up and usually with useful information.

Thats not to say I don't post questions on forums, I do. But in the last few years it becomes less and less as I find the answers I need without having to post a question usually.

The internet is a wonderful tool and a huge pain in the ass all at the same time.

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Old 03-24-2015, 12:43 PM
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It seems to me you are the only one who has a problem with it.
Take the time to read what others have to say and you can learn from them.
DON"T pick on people.

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Old 03-24-2015, 02:54 PM
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This forum is based on a bike released in 1985 and hasn't changed very much since (excluding the gen2). In the past 30 years, there isn't much left that hasn't been said before. If questions weren't repeated here, I don't think there would be much of a forum left.

This is the first forum I've ever been too. Learned a lot here about the vmax and forums in general. Definitely the most friendly one I've been to.

I will admit that I don't participate in the tire or oil threads very much these days
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