I don't give a crp about a little extra icing with some Whipped Cream and a Cherry on top but how about keeping it within the realm of reality?
Here's the reality pistonguy , not your thread, not your whipped cream, not your cherry. Want to help people fine by all means put all the whipped cream and cherries you want on "your" threads. In the mean time if you don't like what this poster says then either eat your cherry elsewhere or share the cherry here in a polite manner. I'm thinking one day you just didn't wake up and know what you know but rather "someone" had to teach you, you learned from personal experiences and when you get as old as the poster here you might find your memory fading a bit too, happens to a lot of people including me.
There are those on this forum who remember the forum scooter wars of years past and many people left, were hurt, or just quit the forums all together. The main reason for it all was people being rude, ugly and thinking that some were just beneath the ones who had knowledge and didn't want to get along. I myself was one who didn't get along but old dogs can learn new tricks, I did and I'll not tolerate any nonsense that leads back to the days of the forum wars. It's simple disagree all you want do it politely and enjoy the whipped cream and cherries or hit the road.
I really don't understand why this happened on this thread? pistonguy your only purpose on this thread was to insult and demean the poster here and you asked the question of why he posted? It's obvious you didn't mean to add anything but insults so be warned while I think you really know your stuff one thing you didn't seem to learn as a child was kindness and manners and for sure politeness for a decorated veteran such as the gentleman who posted this thread. You seem to want to make a point that this man has nothing of value to say yet you can't live by your own words, what you said here had no value either and the people who raised me taught me that if you don't have nothing nice to say then don't say nothing at all.
You want to say that all what this kind man says is all BS so time to learn forum rules and politeness and it's a simple rule, BS even if it is BS isn't against the rules but rudeness and being like you are doing is and it's not only towards this gentleman but to others. One comment you made to another was if he didn't even know where a sparkplug was he needed to be riding a bicycle.
Let me ask you something? Was you just born one day and automatically knew everything you know now at birth? All the people you hang with that have learned so much did they know it at birth? In fact some of the old timers you know did some really stupid crap in their younger days compared to todays' standards all in the quest for knowledge.
Why do people of no knowledge come to forums? Yep that's right to "LEARN". So let me make it clear you better LEARN politeness or you'll be being rude to other people elsewhere and believe me word spreads around quick of people who know what they're doing and people who are pricks and the first are welcome while the latter are not.
Consider this thread locked and I apologize to the OP for this happening.
Good morning all. It's been awhile since I posted and long story short I've been busy with raising two grandkids plus have had health issues quite a bit. Recently got over a bad spell of pneumonia plus this coming March I am have shoulder replacement surgery on the left arm with the right one down the road in the future waiting on me. But I'm glad to see all here are doing fine.
I'm also the bearer of bad news something I've suspected since last spring and I confirmed it today. Our co-founder Doug known to some as Rebel passed away last year due to complications from cancer. He helped for years on the old Scootdawg forum and helped me set up this forum for all to move to when it finally went down. This saddens me greatly and I did have the pleasure a couple of years back to meet him on a trip to California.
I wish I had found out this sooner but contacting someone who knew anything about him was difficult. Please remember him and his family and pray for their loss. Here is a photo we took together while I was visiting. Doug is on the left.