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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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New Member Propriety

It would be nice if new members were strongly encouraged by the site as they are signing up and when composing their first post to start with an introduction and to fill in a location on their profile. It just seems like good manners/form and seems to be lacking more and more as of late. When one starts out with "I have a question" as their first post it just bugs me (a little, not earth-shattering), as many others here feel so as well. Also, while no one wants their privacy compromised, stating what city and/or state one lives in wouldn't end up doing that. Some folks have given their age or birth year and yet were worried about filling in their location???
Anyway, just venting a little and for the record I was just want to reiterate "strongly encourage" via the sign up software process, that's all. It probably shouldn't be a prerequisite to sign up.
What say you all (long time and not so long time members)?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 09:22 PM
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Very true. It helps to have a little info. Bike owned, mileage, location, model year, etc. it helps in diagnosing problems as well. For instance CA bikes have an extra fuel vapor release valve that other states don't. Could be important for FI problems. When I experienced FI issues, I was told to get a CA throttle body.
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Hi,

My name is Bob.....and I am a scooterholic.

I have been using since I was...20 years old. I started small....you know...not very much. But i was hooked right away....that was over 20 years ago.

I was able to give it up for many years, but the yearning and hunger was always there...and one day, I went into a store...you know, just to look around. I wasn't expecting to buy. But I did. It was an impulse buy...but I bought all I could. I have been using virtually daily (in good weather), ever since. That was in 2001.

Since then, I have gone on several long benders. One was for some two months, and when it was over, I had travelled more than 15,000 miles. I had no idea it was possible to use so much in such a short period of time!

My use has become very expensive too. In 2013, I started using twice as much every time I used (500cc instead of 250cc). At times, my use causes me financial pain. Sometimes, I seek out others to use with, but mostly I use alone. Sometimes, I use so much that I don't come home for several days and when I do, my wife is annoyed. Sometimes when I use, I end up in a tent in the woods and smell like burned wood and smoke.

I can't seem to stop using. Some days, it's all I think about. I spend all day planning to use....and then I use. Sometimes, I don't use, but I spend all evening alone with it in the garage, thinking and thinking, planning to use in the future...and then I come inside and my wife is annoyed.

I'm thinking of using right now. I know I will be using tomorrow. I use on the way to work. I use on the way home from work. I use when I am just sitting in traffic. Sometimes, I break the law when I use. Sometimes, people honk their horns at me and tell me to stop using the way I do. Sometimes, I honk back.

I know I'm a user. Sometimes, I think I should stop, but I don't. I just keep using. My wife says that if I want to buy more to use, I will have to give up what I am using already. That doesn't seem fair - my garage holds plenty!

My use is expensive. I have spent a lot using lately, probably some $1000 on various items to help me use just in the last month alone! But that is unusual. However, I'm getting ready for a ten day binge where I will use every day. I will be using with my brother during that time. He uses a different brand than I do, and he doesn't use as much, but together, we will be using quite a bit.

I'm not ashamed of my use, even though people sometimes make fun of me for using. They just think I should use something else, even if they don't use themselves. Not sure what sense that makes.

I know I should stop using....but I just can't. I have used in three countries. I have used in most every state in the U.S and every Canadian province and most of its territories. I keep a map of where I have used and this summer, I will fill in a lot more of it. Eventually, I know I will use in every state and then the map of my use will be complete. But I will keep using anyway. Because I am a user and I cannot stop using.

My name is Bob, and I'm a scooterholic.
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Well, if you look in Auburn Washington for any Dave J's there are dozens of us. Is my last name Jenkins? Johnson? Johnston? Jennings? Jetson? Jensen? Jenson? James? ????

Heck, for all you know, Dave was my dogs name and my real name is Fredric S Knopic VII.

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Hi,

My name is Bob.....and I am a scooterholic.
Hhhiiii Bob...

Age old story. I actually became a pusher; I run a group just to get my fix and bring new ones into the habit.

Someone repeat the serenity prayer. Lol

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Well, if you look in Auburn Washington for any Dave J's there are dozens of us. Is my last name Jenkins? Johnson? Johnston? Jennings? Jetson? Jensen? Jenson? James? ????

Heck, for all you know, Dave was my dogs name and my real name is Fredric S Knopic VII.

And do I live in the city or the sticks?
So then, you need not be worried about your privacy being compromised, correct? Liamjs' point is well taken. It can help to know.
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Someone repeat the serenity prayer. Lol
With all the usual apologies


"God grant me the Serenity, brains, (and cojones ), to accept this forum's help for the Burgman parts
I cannot change by myself.
Courage to attempt to change the parts I can (without seeking help)
Wisdom to know the difference"
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I just joined today. Was a good girl and filled all information in. Sorry I did start with a question?

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Hi,

My name is Bob.....and I am a scooterholic.
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Hhhiiii Bob...

Age old story. I actually became a pusher; I run a group just to get my fix and bring new ones into the habit.

Someone repeat the serenity prayer. Lol
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With all the usual apologies


"God grant me the Serenity, brains, (and cojones ), to accept this forum's help for the Burgman parts I cannot change by myself.
Courage to attempt to change the parts I can (without seeking help)
Wisdom to know the difference"
1. We admitted most scooters are relatively powerless.
2. Came to believe that a bike with a Power button next to the turn signal switch could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn with a little extra countersteer due to the bike's low center of gravity, and take care in using OD (as we understood OD).
4. Made a fearless and searching T-CLOCK of our scooters.
(etc.)

Not all who wander lack GPS.
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I have my scoot details in my profile but it doesn't show in my posts !!





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