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I hate to start a membership with a gripe but I joined this site in order to get some technical info about my bike. Unfortunately, the site has this "get acquainted" posting requirement before we can seek technical help. What nonsense.

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I hate to start a membership with a gripe but I joined this site in order to get some technical info about my bike. Unfortunately, the site has this "get acquainted" posting requirement before we can seek technical help. What nonsense.

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I was going to approve all three posts, but then I read the first one. A new member trying to join and the first thing they do is complain? What nonsense.
 

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I was going to approve all three posts, but then I read the first one. A new member trying to join and the first thing they do is complain? What nonsense.
+1 on that!

It takes all of two minutes to realize the factory service manuals are available for download here - and one doesn't need to be approved to access them.

15 minutes later, there's a full service manual at one's disposal - eminent coolness for free!

Forums are communities of folks with a common interest. Unfortunately, some people think of them as free help desks where one may suck a tech weenie dry without so much as a thank you.

I was on another board where the owner of a bike shop went on line and brazenly asked for troubleshooting advice FOR FREE so that he could turn around and CHARGE his customer for expertise he did not possess. I told him I had the answer and the cost associated with my intellectual property...

He didn't like that very much.

Kudos for filtering out the riffraff!
 

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Unfortunately there are so many spammers, hackers, and so many bots (machines disguised as people) this is one of many strategies to control them. I really don't know what these invaders do once they gain access, most just sit on the account. Someday when there is a cyberattack from the former Soviet Union we will find out why all those Russians established phony accounts on car and motorcycle discussion forums. Until then it is anybody's guess.
 

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There's a lot of great info from some experienced people on this site. They had a problem with spammers and stuff so the 3 threads is a bit of a pain, but trust me, you'll be thankful.
If you have a question, ask away in the intro thread.
 

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I hate to start a membership with a gripe but I joined this site in order to get some technical info about my bike. Unfortunately, the site has this "get acquainted" posting requirement before we can seek technical help. What nonsense.

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this is kinda like showin' up to a BBQ that you ain't even invited too and complainin' about the ribs. just chill out bud. play by the rules and you'll be just fine.
 

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I hate to start a membership with a gripe but I joined this site in order to get some technical info about my bike. Unfortunately, the site has this "get acquainted" posting requirement before we can seek technical help. What nonsense.

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Tony! Shake it off ;) Rules are rules... for the betterment of the site I might add.

Welcome to the site. There really is a lot of great information available and no shortage of those willing to help.
 

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it doesnt take that long or alot of effort to get to 3 posts...i posted 3 in one day..if i recall correctly as its been awhile since my 1st post but i believe my 1st was just a little bio of me/my riding exp. and bike.
the 2nd one was more info on my bike. 3rd was a question about wiring up my rear lights to run/turn/brake..you dont have to wait til you post 3 times to ask a question,post it in the 1st one..or now,itd be your 2nd one..then 3rd tell us about your bike. nothing hard about it..its a great way for the mods to weed out spam,which im sure alot of people are tired of seeing when they go to some sites. i know i am.
 
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