☆This time I personally need your help....☆
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.

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by jsyzdek
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Show us a picture (or many) of your Virago
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Show us a picture (or many) of your Virago

This is from a camping trip last year. I will try digging out some more later. Going camping early morning tomorrow...
by jsyzdek
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: What is the coldest weather you will ride in?
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: What is the coldest weather you will ride in?

I come from Poland and back during communist rule if you didn't join the communist party, you weren't allowed to buy a new car. Used cars? they were often more expensive than new. So for most people, especially those without the red ID or money, a motorcycle was the only means of transportation. Lon...
by jsyzdek
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands & Models
Topic: Bikes you have owned
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: Bikes you have owned

Wow!

Where I live, each time you buy a vehicle you pay 10% of the claimed value to the DMV, on top of that other fees. I hold on to my vehicles for as long as it makes sense (until they are totaled and bought by the insurance company).
by jsyzdek
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 XV750 Cruising RPMs (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: 1996 XV750 Cruising RPMs

I can speak from the perspective of the 1100: on level ground it accelerates in 5th gear quite well and still pulls as it hits the redline. At that point my GPS reads 112mph. It feels like the engine would be happy to pull it faster, but the rev limiter won't let it. At 9000' altitude, on a hot day ...
by jsyzdek
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: ViragoHelp.com Site News
Topic: Wow 8 years
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Wow 8 years

As much as I dislike ads, if that's a way to help you out, and in turn help us all, by all means: let's bring the ads in.
by jsyzdek
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: ViragoHelp.com Site News
Topic: Wow 8 years
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Wow 8 years

Rob,

Thank you for all you do. I'm really sorry for what you're going through. I sure hope everyone steps up. If just half of the 2500 members chip in just a little, we should be able to pull it off.
by jsyzdek
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1993 XV750 Front suspension gunk (Zealand - Denmark)
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: 1993 XV750 Front suspension gunk (Zealand - Denmark)

I think the length of stock shocks is 11.75". Progressive makes 11.5 and 12.0 and I went with 12.0, heavy duty spring. Love'em. I mostly ride with a passenger and/or with a decent amount of luggage, but even when I'm solo, packed light, it still isn't too stiff. You can get this stuff from Amazon, R...
by jsyzdek
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1989 XV1100 Gearbox/whine/clunk? (San Clemente CA)
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: 1989 XV1100 Gearbox/whine/clunk? (San Clemente CA)

Was that from the gearbox, or the final drive? (the rear wheel hub)
by jsyzdek
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1985 XV1000 What have I gotten myself into... (Albuquerque New Mexico) [INTRO.]
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: 1985 XV1000 What have I gotten myself into... (Albuquerque New Mexico) [INTRO.]

faffi wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:37 pm
Will have to ride like a maniac to get it down to less than 50 mpg

Haha. Some folks do think I ride like a maniac :) I take that as a compliment :D
I say: I may be crazy, but I ain't stupid :)
by jsyzdek
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1985 XV1000 What have I gotten myself into... (Albuquerque New Mexico) [INTRO.]
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: 1985 XV1000 What have I gotten myself into... (Albuquerque New Mexico) [INTRO.]

huh, I wonder what the difference is. I do try going easy sometimes and it just doesn't seem to make a whole lot of a difference. So I opt for spirited riding for it brings me a lot more joy and after all, it is a cheap thrill. I wonder if there are some modifications done to the bike that I don't k...