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Motocron Help

Motocron Help (formerly CVVL)

Upgrades

Classic Velocity

Q. What if I start out with 8 vehicles and suddenly I need 14 ?

A. Simple, order a second bundle of 10, and you will immediately have capacity for up to 20 vehicles. 

Q. What if I start out with the Silver plan and decide that I need the Gold plan ?

A. Easy. Contact us at cvvl@classicvelocity.biz or motocron@classicvelocity.biz and we will send you an invoice for the net difference.

Q. How do you handle the timing of upgrades and changes ?

A. We only prorate by the month, so changes will be treated as if they take place at the nearest monthly boundary.

Q. I have some unique needs. How do I find out what plan and pricing is best for me ?

A. Easy. Contact us at cvvl@classicvelocity.biz or motocron@classicvelocity.biz and we will find the best option that meets your needs.

Subscription Plans

Classic Velocity

There are 2 levels associated with Motocron, and they are described below. For current pricing and specials, visit the Classic Velocity store

  1. Silver - Full database access for a set annual price per bundle of 10 vehicles, with email support

  2. Gold - Full Database access for a set annual price per bundle of 10 vehicles, custom event types, enhanced reports, customized setup session, data export, design club access, email and telephone support

  3. Do you have more than 30 vehicles ? Contact us for custom pricing.

Create Events

Classic Velocity

An Event is any activity associated with a vehicle. It could be as simple as a registration renewal, or as complex as an engine rebuild. It could be a simple Sunday drive, or a sanctioned Race. It could be as simple as washing your motorcycle, or a Concours where the vehicle wins a ribbon. It could be placing a rack on your ATV, or it could be installing a roll cage.

Creating an Event starts with choosing a date and time. The application defaults to the current date and time, but you can change it using the calendar and by editing the time. By selecting the date of your choosing, you can go back in time to record events such as the purchase of a vehicle you already own, or a key maintenance event, or an award from 3 years ago. Creating an Event also requires you to select a vehicle, and choose an event type. The vehicle and the desired event type need to exist first, so see those help files or the first time setup post.  

Although optional, it is helpful to record the odometer reading (or hour reading) for any given event. It creates a chronology to complement the date and time, and it helps to determine when the next maintenance event may be due. 

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Optional fields include event location, an image, and an associated resource. Resources need to exist prior to recording an event, so see the first time setup post or the create resources post for more information. Images can help jog the memory, or memorialize an event.

Costs are another optional component of an event. the application uses Parts, Labor, and Other costs to allow some separation of expense categories. If you enter costs, they appear on some reports and in searches. You can answer questions like "How much do I have in parts for this vehicle?" or "What have I spent for tires across all vehicles?". You can completely ignore costs, or just enter them for certain vehicles, or fully record all costs including vehicle purchase and DMV fees. Your choice. If you do use costs, a hot tip is to enter the sale price when you sell a vehicle as a negative. This allows you to have a quick P&L on the cost report.

Event Notes is a mandatory field, and it is the main place to record the details of your event. It can be brief, or fairly lengthy.

Create Event Types

Classic Velocity

The applications comes loaded with dozens of event types which are used to describe and categorize events (log entries). A partial list appears below, and includes an event type called "Other" if you cannot find something that fits. At a Silver subscription level, you have full access to this list.

At the Gold subscription level, you gain the ability to create your own event types to further refine the list.

Reports and searches use event types to allow you to group and filter results.

Event Type List

Acquisition

Air Intake

Awards

Body and Chassis

Braking

Cleaning and Detailing

Competition

Cooling

Disposal

Documentation

Drive Train (Non-Engine)

Electrical

Engine

Entertainment

Event

Exhaust

Financial

Fluids

Fuel

Ignition

Interior

Lighting

Other

Riding and Driving

Sale

Steering

Suspension

Tires

Wheels

Windshield and Windows

Create Resources

Classic Velocity

Resources are entities or individuals that you want to associate with an event. They are optional, so you do not have to establish any, and they can be added later if you change your mind. Examples might be a Paint and Body shop that you use, or a buddy that helps with maintenance, or a riding club to which you belong. The main purpose of these resources is to associate them with events. Reports and Searches can then answer questions like "Show me all the work I have done with Bob's Body Shop".

Create Vehicles

Classic Velocity

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The first step in first time use, and then a repeated step as you acquire other vehicles, is to set them up in the application. The form to create a vehicle is straightforward, but there a few basic things to keep in mind. First, Vehicles can be designated as Active or Inactive, and you can switch back and forth. This allows you to maintain access to full records from all vehicles, past, present, and even future. Second, in order to get the most out of the database, you should do the following ;

  1. Mandatory fields have an asterix to indicate that they must have an entry in order to save the new vehicle.

  2. Choose a vehicle type from among the 13 options or use "Other" if none of them fit.

  3. Use a short but memorable knickname for each vehicle. If you name your vehicles, this is the perfect place to record it. If not, try things like "69 Buick" or "Blue Lancia". This is a required field so that we don't need to list year-make-model-VIN every time we need to identify your vehicles.

  4. The model year is required, and there is a separate field where you can optionally record the build date. For many manufacturers, these two dates can fall into different calendar years.

  5. Upload an image that will be used in some reports to visually identify the vehicle.

  6. Be consistent when you use fields like color, or location. If you misspell Blue as Bule, the application records it as a different color. The good news is that this is all correctible, but the bad news is that you may get unexpected results from reports and searches until you fix it.

  7. You can make the vehicle active or inactive. Some reports will filter for active vehicles. Be aware that all vehicles add to your count, even if inactive. The Motocron main menu always displays your vehicle count.