I agree with Les.
The internet is a valuable source of information and knowledge as long as you understand that what you get is a bell curve from one extreme end to the other, with the truth somewhere in the middle.
We are not offering motorcycle religion that must be taken on faith, because we say so. The great thing about real knowledge and understanding is that everything in the real world can be put to the test, and if the answers you supplied are correct the thing will work, and if not it wont. If someone has a reason to do things one way and not the other way, they can explain the reasons and people can decide for themselves.
There is also a range of what is acceptable engineering and technician implementation, ranging from how NASA would fix your machine, to how a trained dealership mechanic will fix your machine for $100/hr, to the average do it yourself owner, all the way to "Im stuck on the side of the road and I need the bike to run 50 miles to get home" without putting it on a trailer.
Ive learned a lot since I got my bike 6 years ago and have been on this website for 3 or 4 years now. The first thing you learn when you get out of engineering school is you have to lose the ego. Its not about me or you, its all about the project. There are many ways to get something built or fixed (engineers always have a plan B) and if the approach works it is correct. There is no best way, just solutions that work, and ones that dont. Some solutions are more expensive, some are high maintenance, some are very elegant and other are cumbersome. But in the end, the machine works like its suppose to, or it doesnt.
Last edited by KCW; 11-18-2018 at 03:56 PM.