1. Read back a dozen pages or so before posting to make sure you aren't repeating a recent topic, especially one which 7 other people have posted about in the last week or two.
2. If you're posting about something seasonal, read last year's posts during that season. Your answer may be there. And it's OK to bump a thread from a year ago if you have new questions or information.
3. Go to the Index page and have a look at what other forums are available here. Maybe your question would be more appropriately asked in another forum, or maybe your answer is in another forum. http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...52-Bike-Forums
4. Use the Search feature. It actually works quite well, as long as you use Advanced Search and take a moment to look at your options.