I'll put your comments on the agenda for the next committee meeeting January 21st.
You're right, Jeff has put a tremendous amount of work into the forum, both setting it up and content.
The subject is often discussed at committee including the last AGM - see minutes in Sock 114, June 2016.
New owners, which are few, seem to use the forum and I'm sure it helps them.
But you're right, amongst the longer term members, there is little contribution.
But thanks to Jeff, we've recently covered oil pressure switches, including info from Mick Broom and replacement indicator boxes.
Both of these subjects, were also included in the Sock magazine, because we're aware that the majority of members don't look at the forum.
Jeff's also covered Astralite strengthening, updated forks and so on.
Question is how can we make members use the forum?
At the AGM, Jeff, who is a member of several other bike clubs, said that forums are old hat and that in future, social medai will replace them and that some clubs have closed their forums in favour of Facebook pages.
I've never used Facebook, so am a bit of a dinosaur in that respect.
Would you Rob, or any other member like to comment?
The social events do keep the Hesketh bikes in the public eye and are very useful to members. Our overseas rallies in 2012 and 2014 were very well attended by nearly all of our European mainland members. That really helps them when trying to keep their bikes on the road, when they've met UK members and talked about the bikes.