New sticky proposed

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Wirespokes, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I'd like to start a FAQ sticky that gives answers to the common issues like:

    Carb leaks

    Charging problems

    Transmission issues

    Exhaust nuts

    Head stud torque and valve settings

    Oil filters


    And any other common problems I may have left out. I'm thinking we could link to threads that have already hashed out these issues and save us the trouble of rehashing again and again.

    What say you, admins? Could we get a sticky for this purpose???:wink:
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  2. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Put everything in a Sticky. Seal the files. Don't take any new members, they ask too many questions. Lock the doors, nobody leaves. :freaky
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  3. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Yes, and while you're at it maybe merge the "dark secrets" and "tips and tricks" stickies as they have a lot of overlap and really aren't different enough to justify having both.
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  4. photorider

    photorider Been here awhile

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    I think this is a great idea. I might add carb balancing to that list.
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  5. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Yeah - carb balancing!

    and: Hard starting?

    I think the only way to make something like this work is constant editing to the original post with an easily followed index. That way when someone wants to know about muffler bearings - direct them to the sticky and handle any confusions that might arise after reading through all of that.
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  6. spo123

    spo123 Man About Town

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    Electrical issues......
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  7. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    Make all new posters, that is applicants for a posting permit, read detailed descriptions penned by disston entailing how to balance carbs using the shorting method, ensuring that enricheners are not transposed, and the importance of language.

    From this they should understand how (or if) to proceed. :freaky
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  8. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Yeah, electrical issues - links to wiring diagrams, testing procedures, how to use a multimeter, common resisitance values. That sort of thing.
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  9. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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  10. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Sounds like a good idea, but the problem with a Sticky is that unless you manage it very closely it'll soon grow and become unsearchable/unmanageable.

    But, go for it.

    --Bill
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  11. headtube

    headtube 6 mesas de invierno!

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    Ignition timing? As a nooby I'd like to see step by step procedures that are clear and concise. Even a video or two would be great.
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  12. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I'm all for it. it would sure limit the repeat questions.
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  13. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Infra's GS and G/S threads have loads of information including a carb rebuild walkthrough with loads of pictures. Also, he weighed almost every part of the G/S independently. I don't think you can get a better measurement than that. He goes through a load of maintenance in great detail.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453959&highlight=infracaninophile

    I can't find a link to his r100GS thread. Anybody got that?
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  14. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    There's not enough bandwidth left on the internet to accomplish that. :D
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  15. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    +1. Can it be a closed thread? Where it doesn't get convoluted? I just think a lot of people don't know how to search. Might just be easier to have a sticky where one could just type what it is they are looking for. Link it to google or some thing. Make it like:

    ________Site:advrider.com.
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  16. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Oil. Need I say more?
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  17. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Oh, man! Now you've gone and wrecked it!!! :lol3

    Actually, I think it should be a sticky with links to the requested data or thread.

    Not a thread with all the answers contained within. No way!

    Good idea - have a generic google link for searching Advrider.
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  18. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    This.
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  19. disston

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    I think what is needed has probably been written already. If this idea works it will require a lot of work by somebody to review all the threads about oil and threads that drifted into oil through the years. Then the results will need to be organized and collated so they make sense. There is also the issue of what results the "Sticky" is going to present, will it be an endorsement of "Old School" oil or "New School" oil"? It might be possible to have the Sticky come off as presenting both sides with out drawing a conclusion but I don't think either side is happy with that.

    Starting with just one sticky, Oil, who will run it? Who could or wants to and has the time?

    I think we may be better off with the two oil threads every year. Everybody gets good and heated up and then it goes away for six months.
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  20. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    Ummm, guys, . . . . If you put all that in a 'sticky' there isn't anything left to discuss. Does anyone really have a pefectly running airhead?
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