First, welcome to the site, and/or welcome to mopeds!
This is a great resource for you to learn everything there is to know about your bike, as well as network with other enthusiasts and riders. You will probably find that this community is much more vibrant than what you would expect; there is a plethora of interesting and hilarious people, super tech-motivated tuners, smart-ass youngsters, old-timers, casual riders, super devoted do-it-yourselfers, rallies and media, artwork, videos, races, etc. Chances are you found a lot more than you were looking for. Dive in, have fun.
About this site:
The site has two main parts. This is the wiki section, and there are also forums. Both can be a great place for finding information.
In the spirit of helping the flow of this site and the forums, we would really like to encourage you to try to get a feel for the search functions in both the forums and the wiki. 99% of your questions can be answered by a simple search. We encourage this because there are many new tuners and enthusiasts coming to this site everyday, and they tend to ask repetitive questions that have been covered many times. We would like to keep the forums fresh with newer/less covered/more interesting topics to this large community. While we are here to help, answering the same questions over and over can become tiresome to the forum users. You must realize that A LOT of people visit this site daily (or live here, in some cases), so some cooperation from the users is crucial to keeping things flowing in the right direction.
Here are some ideas and links that you might find helpful.
- Searching the site -- there is a Google search bar at the bottom of every page on this site. If you aren't having much luck with either the wiki search or the search built in to the forums, try the google search.
- If you're having trouble using the special formatting on the forum, the forum formatting help page should be useful to you.
- Wiki searching ... yes, it can be frustrating at times. The category structure linked on the Main Page is there to help you find what you're looking for, but you can also read the MopedWiki searching help page.
- About the wiki ... well, there's a bunch of info here, but basically, the wiki is a resource that users like you have created. If you see an article that you don't understand, or that could be explained better, or that needs work, write your comments on the discussion page (the "talk" tab) on the page. Don't see the article you want? Add your idea to the requested articles page. We want your input, because the more minds we have working on this, the better it will become.
Also, read this if you happen to be from New Jersey.