Grand Experiment: Your assistance requested.
So I got a wild bug up my tailpipe today, and decided I should at least try. I could use the help of members here, as you'll all be pretty much the best sources for info.
Goal: To create a page with relevant information for modifying your Versys.
Goal: To provide a reference and source to various modification options available for the Versys.
Goal: To provide family/friends an easy to understand source for gift ideas.
Concept: My thought is to create a 2-part web page/sticky containing topics including "Farkle FAQ" and "Gift Guide".
Concept: "Farkle FAQ" - This section would hold basic information relevant to matching farkles to your bike and what sizes/shapes/compatibilities are required.
Example: "Farkle FAQ" How much power do I have available to add in lights/effects/etc.? A: (Need to find out.)
Example: "Farkle FAQ" What is the diamater of the exaust pipes? A: (Need to find out.)
Example: "Farkle FAQ" What size tires do I need to use the stock rims? A: (Need to find out.
Concept: "Gift Guide" - This section would provide different modification options in different price points, a brief description, and a link to a US seller that actually stocks it (hence no eBay or Craigslist ads). International options to follow (hopefully) later. Lets face it, how many of our S/O's, family, and friends have asked what to get you for the holidays just to give you a funny look when you said "Hugger" or "Slip-On"?
Example: "Gift Guide" $25-$50 - Mirror Vibration Dampener - These keep the mirrors from shaking so much so you can see what's behind you - Found Here (URL)
Example: "Gift Guide" $100-$200 - Hugger - These keep water from flinging up my back and into the engine compartment, also help protect the chain. - Found Here(URL), Here(URL), Here(URL), or Here(URL).
Example: "Gift Guide" $$200-$500 - Slip-On Exaust - An aftermarket exaust system increases performance and sound as well as adds a nice visual and audible touch - Found Here(URL), Here(URL), Here(URL), or Here(URL).
What I have: I have more web space than I know what to do with, and a desire to provide a simple place for so much of the information that is buried throughout the forums.
What I need: I need Questions and Answers that commonly come up here that aren't brand/model specific, like mirror thread size, power output, dimentions, etc.
I also need submissions to create the gift guide. A basic description, a price range rounded to $25 (If it's $183.46, round it up to $200), and product links to vendors or manufacturers (vendors preferred). Please nothing from eBay or Craigslist. The idea is you can send people to this page/link and they can find something for you from either the list or at least point them in the right direction with minimal effort. If you want to do a Google shopping search as the link, that works fine too.
I'll be asking for input on different categories in other threads so I can start compiling (tires vs. environment as an example) so don't be shy popping into those.
So, that's my plan, I could use some help. I figure if we have 100 people doing a little bit on their free time, we can come up with a helluva guide.
Last edited by alex182; 10-06-2010 at 12:07 AM.