This was a tough decision to decide on. I generally stay behind the scenes keeping this site chugging along. Joe, is the one that gives out the amazing wealth of knowledge he has. I've put an amazing amount of time into the bringing together this website and not to mention have footed the bills a few times. I've kept us hacker free for a damn long time. I never ask much of you guy/gals. Only if we get in crunch time and the site needs a little help. Ive never asked for the ridiculous thousands I have seen another site ask for.. ridiculous is the perfect word. I even removed ads for those that log in, severely cutting revenue. Sites been about helping people, not making money. I feel bad actually doing this.. but I need help. I have gastroparesis brought on from diabetes(20+ years). I've been struggling with this nightmare for over 3 years. Finally diagnosed beginning this year. Look it up. Look up worst cases... that's me. Ive lost 60 lbs since January. 28 days ago the company I've worked for for many years found their dirty lil way to fire me. I was approved for up to 3 days off a week for fmla.. that really pissed them off. So illegally fired, savings drained from medical bills, bad diabetic now with no insurance. I'm in deep shit. That is politely saying it unfortunately. If any of you guys cant help please at least keep me in your thoughts. If this was wrong, me asking for help, my apologies. I'm declining in health fast, and unemployment hasn't came through yet and that in itself is a nightmare. Anyone who can, please donate to the website. This time it goes to help me. Thank you everyone. Again, my apologies for asking. I honestly don't know what to do or where to turn.
Rob *This message can be dismissed by hovering over the upper right corner of it and X should appear. click that.*
UPDATE: THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN A FEW OF YOU DONATING. THANK YOU SO MUCH, I'M LITERALLY IN TEARS AS I TYPE THIS. EVERY PENNY COUNTS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THE HEROES RIGHT NOW.
I have worked hard getting the Dr. Piston and VOC(Virago Owners Club) information back online. I have put in a ungodly amount of hours into bringing this site together and this likely wont change much. The only Virago information on this site that is from other sources will only be the Dr. Piston and VOC archives. Everything else will be made by me or by members of the site.
A great guy who really deserves a pat on the back is Virago Joe. He is the guy who initiated bringing this great site online. On top of that he has been here since day one helping moderate the site as well as spending tons of his time helping Virago Owners fix issues that they are having with their bikes. Without him this site not only wouldn't exist, but likely there would be no one to answer the many questions people have. I work 3rd shift sometimes 60 hours a week so I just do not have the time nor the experience Joe has. So if you get a chance please give Joe the thanks he deserves!!
We do not expect a thing for our time we spend on this site except the satisfaction that we helped another Virago Owner fix his/her bike. However… the hosting and domain registration is something that we could really use help on.