The how too articles for the 1500 are now too large and need sub categories adding


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The how too articles for the 1500 are now too large and need sub categories adding

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Hi - peeps do you used the 1500 - how too articles page??- Its certainly grown since I joined Goldwing Docs which can only be a good thing for all wing riders out there or newbie owners who have just brought their first wing.

The how-to articles are a god send I myself have used many of them and indeed have written some of the how too articles along with Scot (wing admin) and many others too.

However, the list is getting bigger and bigger and is taking too long to go through to get to the how to article you want do you agree?? -Yes?? . I had to take five pictures and scroll down the page also just to get to the bottom of the page there.

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I think it's time that this page has a good sorting out! This could easily be achieved by adding sub category's - etc - like engine - Upgrade mods - General maintenance- Body work - These are just examples of sub category's, however, I think you would agree with me when I say when you are working on your wing hit a snag you don't want to have too trawl though a page full of how to articles to get to the one you want it's to hit and miss and you have to go through the whole list which takes time and effort thereby losing valuable working time on your wing.
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Goldwing Docs -Is the first stop for any Goldwing rider -Come on-Scot!!- (Wing admin) Sort the page out do us all proud add the sub categories that is defiantly needed to sort out the sprawl the 1500 how too articles page has now become.

Too - All wing riders out there who use the Goldwing 1500 how to articles web page if you agree please leave your comments by replying back - Just maybe Scot (wing admin) will see this post and act on the comments left and also act on them too.

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Message - Too - Scot (wing admin).

This post is in no way intended to cause offence to Goldwing Docs or the people who are employed there - it's a general observation of the page mentioned and a suggestion on how it could be possibly improved!! to help all Goldwing riders out there get the information they need faster and make the page more user friendly also.


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Re: The how too articles for the 1500 are now too large and need sub categories adding

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This has actually been sorted in the new version of the site that continues to get worked on. Life interferes...but I do expect it to get released soon. I hope!
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Yes and there are some duplicates and others with extraneous posts within the threads and some common threads across several models. We all know how busy WingAdmin is so we all thank you for volunteering to clean these all up.

Seriously, I can't even imagine how much time, effort and money it takes to keep this site in operation. It is truly an invaluable resource to the worldwide Goldwing community. I am more than willing to accept a minor inconvenience of looking thru several threads just to have the opportunity of having those threads.

Thank you WingAdmin for all you do.
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Fair play to you Scot and thank you for your speedy reply also there - Scot - I think wing owners everywhere will also be glad to hear that too Scot - Over the past ten years the 1500 how to articles page has grown and grown from its humble beginnings when you wrote the first how to articles to which inspired others to add their knowledge and experience and write their own articles since then the page has ballooned Scot. So very welcome news there indeed :D :D :D :D .
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wingdings wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:20 pm Hi - peeps do you used the 1500 - how too articles page??- Its certainly grown since I joined Goldwing Docs which can only be a good thing for all wing riders out there or newbie owners who have just brought their first wing.

The how-to articles are a god send I myself have used many of them and indeed have written some of the how too articles along with Scot (wing admin) and many others too.

However, the list is getting bigger and bigger and is taking too long to go through to get to the how to article you want do you agree?? -Yes?? . I had to take five pictures and scroll down the page also just to get to the bottom of the page there.
In the interim, you can use your browser's FIND or Find in Page function (Ctrl+F) while you are on the DIY page (/How-To-Articles-GL1500.asp) to find what you are looking for like, LED, Brakes, Seat, Lights, Drive Shaft, Switches etc. It always works for me.
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Yes! Since I bought my 1500 last fall I have used the "how to" page frequently getting the "Couch" rolling smooth. After spending extra time on a search for a specific how-to that I had seen while browsing I started bookmarking the relevant ones to work the bike required.
Sections would really help I'm sure.
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Andy Cote wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:03 pm Yes and there are some duplicates and others with extraneous posts within the threads and some common threads across several models. We all know how busy WingAdmin is so we all thank you for volunteering to clean these all up.

Seriously, I can't even imagine how much time, effort and money it takes to keep this site in operation. It is truly an invaluable resource to the worldwide Goldwing community. I am more than willing to accept a minor inconvenience of looking thru several threads just to have the opportunity of having those threads.

Thank you WingAdmin for all you do.
What Andy said (again). Thanks for your tireless work Scott.
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wingdings wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:20 pm Message - Too - Scot (wing admin).

This post is in no way intended to cause offence to Goldwing Docs or the people who are employed there - it's a general observation of the page mentioned and a suggestion on how it could be possibly improved!! to help all Goldwing riders out there get the information they need faster and make the page more user friendly also.
Certainly thanks to Scott for all his efforts in keeping this fine site on-line...

Some of of the GW Docs members may not realize, but this site is a one-man operation, Scott alone moderates all the posts and keeps this site running, at his own expense, too. The advertising you see here defrays most of the cost, but often falls short.

Thanks again Scott.
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Another helpful thought for the "how to" articles is think of where you want to go, then find a How-to article that goes even further than where you need to be.

For example, I have a front speaker which has broken its mounting points in the dash, It's laying inside the speaker cavity in the dash. This will be some ABS repair to get the speaker properly mounted again. But how to get to it? Couldn't find a how-to for disassembling the dash for speaker replacement, but "How to replace your dash lights with LED" shows how the dash comes apart. I'll get to the step where the dash cover is off, I've gone far enough, don't need to remove the instrument cluster and put LED in as the subsequent steps show.

Another example would be using the How-to for rear wheel removal/replacement to change your rear brake pads. The rear brakes have to come apart before the wheel is removed, just go "so far" in the how-to until you get to the rear brakes, you don't need to remove the wheel.
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DenverWinger wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:54 pm Another helpful thought for the "how to" articles is think of where you want to go, then find a How-to article that goes even further than where you need to be.

For example, I have a front speaker which has broken its mounting points in the dash, It's laying inside the speaker cavity in the dash. This will be some ABS repair to get the speaker properly mounted again. But how to get to it? Couldn't find a how-to for disassembling the dash for speaker replacement, but "How to replace your dash lights with LED" shows how the dash comes apart. I'll get to the step where the dash cover is off, I've gone far enough, don't need to remove the instrument cluster and put LED in as the subsequent steps show.

Another example would be using the How-to for rear wheel removal/replacement to change your rear brake pads. The rear brakes have to come apart before the wheel is removed, just go "so far" in the how-to until you get to the rear brakes, you don't need to remove the wheel.
That's definitely something I've thought needed to get done, and it's on my list - to take some of the complex how-tos and break them down into simple steps that can be their own articles, just like you mention.
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Andy Cote wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:03 pm Yes and there are some duplicates and others with extraneous posts within the threads and some common threads across several models. We all know how busy WingAdmin is so we all thank you for volunteering to clean these all up.

Seriously, I can't even imagine how much time, effort and money it takes to keep this site in operation. It is truly an invaluable resource to the worldwide Goldwing community. I am more than willing to accept a minor inconvenience of looking thru several threads just to have the opportunity of having those threads.

Thank you WingAdmin for all you do.
Well said Andy! 👍


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