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Old 12 Sep 2013
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The forum needs a DIY.

I have done alot of repairs lately and could have made a nice DIY and alot of other people do repairs and iam shure they could have made som helpful DIY. Any reason why this forum dont have DIY section?
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That is a good idea. Another forum for an RZ350 has just launched a Tech Tips area. This is for posting "How To's" only, no comments allowed. That particular forum has many very good helpful hints etc. scattered throughout but can be hard to find later. Now they are populating the Tech Tip's area with all these tid bits of wisdom. Much appreciated and needed. Could do the same here. They assigned one very knowledgeable person to monitor this so the comments etc can be weeded out. Not sure if this site will do that. It really should be controlled so it doesn't fill up with "Didn't work for me" or "this way is better", etc....

Here is a bit of the opening

"Welcome to Tech-Tips.

What is worthy of being included here? Well, most things technical I would think. Do you know a way of doing a particular task that is easier/faster than the manual suggests? Tell us about it. Do you know of an error in the manual? Point it out so others are aware."
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Yes i agree, DIY is not ment to be a place for long discussion. A manual is ok, but a DIY can be much better. Today i have been replacing the O rings on the rocker shaft, and when iam ready to put the bolts down on the cover the one that goes trough the shaft wont fit.. Just to know that you have to put the bolt in and adjust the shaft before you put cover back can save you alot of trouble. There is always small tips and tricks when repairing, in a big forum like this it will be hard to find.
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I do not think it is a good idea at all
The reason being the great diversity of make and model in the forums
If I want to know abt the K bike I go to I BMW K forums there are thousands of posts on everything from rebuilds to you name it
So if you want to know abt a certain model Yammy, you go to a Yamaha site
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Nothing stopping you setting up an XT600 Wiki, the DR650 guys did it years ago & it works very well, lot of work mind you.

Have a look how they did it,,, DR650 Wiki & Zenseeker.

It would be a great resource if anybody wanted to start it? Neil?

It basically indexes commonly asked questions & links back to the answers found on all forums, or the answer is there on the Wiki page itself.

But setting up a tech thread in a tech forum wont work.

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