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View Poll Results: Would you pay for maintenance videos?
Definitely YES 9 20.00%
Highly likely 6 13.33%
Possible 20 44.44%
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post #1 of 12 Old 11-09-2013, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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V-Strom Maintenance Videos - Any Interest?

My company produces "how-to" videos for motorcycle maintenance and aftermarket accessories. We currently have a video series for Honda Goldwing and are looking to expand our efforts to other motorcycle platforms.

The V-Strom is on the short list of prospects for a complete video series on basic maintenance tasks. The V-Strom is a popular bike that has been around for years with a large base of enthusiasts.

So here is my question: If a professionally-produced set of videos was available in High-Definition that could be streamed to any device on the Internet, what would you be willing to pay for such a series?

Also, feel free to comment on any maintenance subjects that you would like to see in a video series.

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-09-2013, 07:12 AM
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I used to own a 2008 Concours and bought a set of maintenance DVD videos sold through a guy in Texas.

Monkey see Monkey do is great for quickly learning new things and if the video is well made it would be easily worth at least the same cost as the OEM shop manual (~ $ 80).

If the videos could be made to stream to your smart phone or iPad or similar that would be great for working in the garage if you have wifi.

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post #3 of 12 Old 11-09-2013, 10:03 AM
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If the video shows the steps required for tasks such as valve shim bucket replacement, has captioning for those of us that can't hear well, I would be willing to pay for a set.

I am willing to download the videos instead of ordering a DVD if it will keep costs down.

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I was thinking that a valve adjustment video would be helpful.
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-09-2013, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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The plan would be for the videos to be available On Demand, downloadable to any smartphone, iPad, laptop or computer in full HD,
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-09-2013, 11:36 AM
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If they're done in a similar way as the GL videos I'd purchase a set. I could use any assistance I can get.

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post #7 of 12 Old 11-09-2013, 12:29 PM
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I'm all about details. Specific steps, part numbers, torque values, etc. It's hard to get all that into a video, and even if you could it would be horribly time-consuming to use as a reference. Would much prefer a good shop manual as a primary resource. A video might be good as an introduction to certain things.

However - if you can point to an example of what you're talking about, maybe a light would switch on?

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I would add that there are already quite a few videos available for free on Youtube that cover many of the basic maintenance issues. They may not be "professionally" produced, but they get the job done. Speaking purely for myself, I wouldn't pay money for anything that I can already get for free from Youtube. Now, if they were extremely detailed and easy to follow (like some have mentioned), I may be interested if they were priced right.

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post #9 of 12 Old 11-09-2013, 01:41 PM
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I voted not likely because I have been fixing things since I was old enough to pick up a wrench. But I actually think this is a pretty good idea. Especially for those who have little to no experience working on stuff or aren't mechanically inclined. Is there enough market to make it worth the time and money to produce it? That I don't know, but good luck if you decide to do this.
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-09-2013, 02:40 PM
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I voted likely because I enjoy watching "how to" type videos. Many if not most the YouTube vids I've seen are pretty crappy. Either poorly produced including really bad sound and/or simply incomplete or wrong. So yes, I'd be interested. I also vote for valve check/adjustment as one operation I'm not looking forward to performing without seeing it actually done first.
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