Learning things that make me feel stupid

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Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by DragonRider » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:46 pm

I dont pretend to know everything about bikes and wings in particular.
since I have come to this site I have made some suggestions and learned from those with more experiance things that make me feel stupid for even opening my mouth.
I am always willing to learn and hope my suggestions are not offending anyone.

Thank you all, this is a great site...

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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:33 pm

My dad taught me stuff by watching him do it.Sometimes even he would get it wrong,but we both learned something new.We learned to solve problems by understanding how it is suppose to work and then watch and listen and poke at it to understand where and why the thing mucks up.
I'm never offended by ANY idea.It means that someone is analyzing a problem with limited information.That's just great.
I don't know anyone that's an Expert on every single subject,component,structural,mechanical dynamics,hydraulics,electrical and electronic device that's incorporated in these bikes.
Each of us are pretty good at what we know,the rest of it is a learning experience that we rely on other for help.
So, I also will say,,THANKS to everybody for picking up our shortcomings.At least were learning a few things.

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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by thrasherg » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:04 pm

I always thought there were two kinds of people, those who think they know everything and those of us that do!! :D

Think how boring life would become if we knew everything and stopped learning new stuff, I am happy to be stupid as long as I continue to learn new stuff..


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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by HALBUDD » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:42 pm

DragonRider hey there are no stupid questions on this forum and if you have a problem just ask most wingers on this site will try and give you the right answer. Like others stated no body knows all the answers to all the questions but we are all learning something new every day. I read almost all the posts on this site and learn something about all bikes,never know when you might be out ridding and come across some one on a different year bike, might come in handy so you keep asking any question you want to and Ill bet you will learn alot. Hal
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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by Pam » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:10 pm

I am with everyone elso here. I know a bit about most stuff but am by no means an expert on anything. If your stumped just ask and some one with experience in the area will jump in. The only stupid questions are the ones left unasked

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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by TGStorm » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:17 pm

I know I will ask my fair share if not more of Stupid questions,, lol, :lol: , i use to own a Kaw Ninja, did a lot of my own work on it like installing a Dyno jet stage 3 kit, synched the carbs, installed barnett racing clutch, had help putting on Progressive fork springs, put on a Vance & Hines Pipe,, ect..... and all that was over 15 years ago, but with my new (to me) Gold Wing, I feel like I am in a whole new world,, afraid to touch anything without getting advice from the experts. So I am in advance thanking everyone for putting up with my questions that I will be asking in the future :P

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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by macka » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:46 am

The only stupid question is the one you don't ask.

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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by HomeBru » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:30 pm

macka wrote:The only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
There are others: The question you ask and ignore the expert's answer because you don't "like" it. and the question you keep asking hoping for a different answer.

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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by littlebeaver » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:22 pm

Feeling stupid is not a good thing, now if you look stupid like me then you might have something to worry about, but around here, everyone cares, everyone shares, suggesting stuff gives the person asking a question different opinions... Contribution is what it's about and having some fun.. :D

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Re: Learning things that make me feel stupid

Post by 'ol pappy t » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:27 pm

Welcome to the site ! I too am a first time 'winger and as a matter of fact I just came in from my first ride since I finished my ' project ' , I know she'll do 70 !! If it weren't for this site I don't think I would have had my 1st ride tonight, maybe in a couple months from now at least. As for feeling dumb or stupid, one thing I learned early on in life is that I would rather ask a 'stupid' question rather than make a stupid mistake. To me , dumb can be fixed stupid is beyond hope ! Never grab ahold of something you can't let go fast enough, you'll be alright . Again, welcome to a great site AND thanks to all here for all your valuable information and expertice !

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