☆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
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: travel tool box
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: travel tool box

yes sir! I am planning to go with some nicer tires in the future, but for now, with my front tire at ~50%, I replaced the rear with a new 404, except this time I went with 150/90 size. Mostly because it has a higher load rating. Once it wears out, I will put on a matching pair of something better. W...
by jsyzdek
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: travel tool box
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: travel tool box

well, I did check the tires the morning of the event. There was still plenty of rubber but the weather was hot (>100F), I had a lot of crosswind along the way, lots of hill climbing and a lot of hard cornering for the entire 500 miles. I wish I checked the rear tire for wear on my gas stops. If I ro...
by jsyzdek
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: travel tool box
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: travel tool box

Thx Joe. I often hear about carrying a compressor and a tire plug kit, but I gotta say: in ~30k miles I have ridden on various motorcycles, I have never got a flat tire. The one time I had an issue with my tire was when after a 500 mile ride in a strong cross wind and in the burning sun, I literally...
by jsyzdek
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: travel tool box
Replies: 7
Views: 326

travel tool box

I wonder what tools and materials (if any) you guys carry when going on long rides, and if you were ever stuck on the side of the road with a particular issue, and you wished you had some tool that you didn't have with you. Different bikes have different weak spots and parts that are more likely to ...
by jsyzdek
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1996 XV750 - Downshifting Issue (New England, USA) (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: 1996 XV750 - Downshifting Issue (New England, USA) (SOLVED)

Seeing this topic pop up I realized that it's been a few thousand miles since I did the WD-40 treatment and as the shifter got progressively stiffer, I just got used to it. I sprayed some of that stuff into the rubber boots and the 400 miles ride today went a lot more smoothly :)
by jsyzdek
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: 1986 XV700 Front cylinder running rough (Single carburetor setup) (Connecticut)
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: 1986 XV700 Front cylinder running rough (Single carburetor setup) (Connecticut)

That's AWESOME. Wrenching on the bike can be quite satisfying, but the primary reason most of us get these is to ride them. I'm glad you're able to do just that.
by jsyzdek
Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Getting back on two wheels…
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Getting back on two wheels…

marines0341 wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:42 am
Howdy y’all! My name is Jerry, and I’m from near Ft. Stewart, GA, USA.
Welcome to the family :)
by jsyzdek
Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Getting back on two wheels…
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Getting back on two wheels…

it's a 96 model, not her, the bike :lol: Made my day!!! My wife is 4'10". Yeah. I think a 50cc moped is about as big as she may be able to ride :) or a minibike :) She does want to learn though, so when I finally find some time, I'll probably think about something for her... When I get around to re...
by jsyzdek
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Does A Virago Have Over Drive? YES! [INFO.]
Replies: 3
Views: 3497

Re: Does A Virago Have Over Drive? [INFO.]

I do have a windshield, but if I want to go 112 (or faster), I take my sports bike. And I only got the windshield for my 1000 mile road trip. I ride locally without it since I'm staying on mountain roads where I go at most 50mph, and mostly stay in the 30's. It's nice to feel the breeze and that's t...
by jsyzdek
Fri Aug 26, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: anyone wants to join me on a ride?
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: anyone wants to join me on a ride?

I do want to do a cross-country trip one day, and one to Alaska, as well. Not this fall though. Other than a few slow cagers and RVs that need to be passed despite the never-ending double yellow, it is a very leisurely ride, full of gorgeous views. You need to do it at least once Joe! https://www.yo...