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post #1 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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How Much Time and Money Has This Forum Saved You?

Good Day All,

My Dealer told me that it would be close to $300.00 CDN to replace a fork seal. He figured that I might as well change the bushings as well.

After using the "Search" function and reading a few posts, I spent 10 Minutes and cleaned bug guts off my Fork Oil Seal with a Swiss Army Tooth-Pick.

Saved 3 hours shop time and parts.


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post #2 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 11:53 AM
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Excellent. Now why not toss a few of those saved dollars at the site!
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post #3 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 11:54 AM
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I've saved money on this site. That's why I started feeling like a cheapskate and sent $ to howboucha to become a $tromtrooper& help cover site costs. I just saved over $30 monday on my dynojet pc3, thanks to mightyshep's link. Custom burned for my leovince exhaust too!

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post #4 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 12:27 PM
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A lot...too much to count. I've sent Howboucha several donations, each time after the users of this site have given advice or uploaded photos/instructions for an install or similar. I'd rather give some of my hard-earned $$ to than the local stealership.

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post #5 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 12:39 PM
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Yep, me too. $20/year is a bargain for the knowledge and mind-expansion I've gained from this site. Renewed my subscription last night!

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post #6 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 01:08 PM
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I dont know if it has saved me any money but it certainly hasnt saved me any time. On the contrary, I lose at least an hour a day to this site...

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post #7 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 01:13 PM
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Is that a joke?

This forum has cost me money. I was perfectly happy with my stock 05 wee then I found this place and realized I wasn't happy at all and wouldn't be happy until I added lots of farkles. Ignorance is true bliss

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post #8 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 02:03 PM
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I was considering a BMW when I happened upon a blue DL1000 on a remote gravel road while hiking last spring.

I googled "VStorm" and happened upon this site and all the positive owner/operator experiences documented herein.

Just think, I coulda' had'a BMW instead.

That's a possible savings of up to $18,364.89.

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post #9 of 20 Old 05-14-2008, 02:06 PM
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I would save more money if I didn't come here and learn about so many farkles

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This site is invaluable. The knowledge and experience shared here would take three life times to gather on ones own.

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