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post #1 of 7 Old 01-07-2013, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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I am sure there is a solid reason, I just can't think of what it is. The limitations on searching is killing me right now.

All I want to do is find more information on the Elka shocks. But 4 letter words are to short. "Elka" just gets me no response...or if I put "Elka Shock", it doesn't search Elka, just shock.

Why is it limited to 4 letters. "rear suspension", "rear shock", "rear lift"....all 4 letters words...can't search them.

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Use the Google search box in the center under the button bar instead of the search button inside the bar.

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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Oh thank God! Thanks GW!!!

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-08-2013, 03:54 PM
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Google does work better for the short words. I have removed the 5 character limit and set it to 4.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-08-2013, 04:40 PM
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I am sure there is a solid reason, I just can't think of what it is. The limitations on searching is killing me right now.

All I want to do is find more information on the Elka shocks. But 4 letter words are to short. "Elka" just gets me no response...or if I put "Elka Shock", it doesn't search Elka, just shock.

Why is it limited to 4 letters. "rear suspension", "rear shock", "rear lift"....all 4 letters words...can't search them.
I concur - the site search function is as "useless as tits on a bull", to quote my old boss

so for real searches I use google (and sometimes I also tell it to go to only our web site)
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-08-2013, 05:31 PM
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The problem is the index gets huge when the search terms get shorter. When Brendan owned the site, the index overwhelmed the servers with fewer letters allowed. Google and Yahoo allow a site parameter and are all about throwing resources at searches.

I only use the built in function if I need more parameter limits, like a subforum or poster name.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A is just getting started.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
See http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at http://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
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If you are on a forum where the Google search feature isn't enabled, try Google with a format like this:

DL650 Elka site:stromtrooper.com

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