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.
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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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- Location: S.E. Michigan, USA
- What Virago you Own: 1996 Virago Special XV1100SH
Fired up my Virago yesterday on my 12 year old battery. I did take her battery down to its knees pretty quick. Popped my float charger on the battery for about an hour. Sprayed Starting Fluid in the Spark Plug holes. Choke on full. Pressed the starter button momentarily and she ROARED to life within the first turn over. That's the secret. A definite DO! After a long winters nap use Starting Fluid. That way she can really gulp in gas vapor and not need the Battery and Starter to do all the work trying to get her to breathe in strongly. The first pops from the Starting Fluid does the trick and makes it so much easier for her to breathe in. One would think, since I do this with all my gas powered lawn equipment, so I don't wear myself out yanking a starter rope til exhaustion. Why wouldn't I have thought to do this with my virago also. Go figure.
Last bumped by ViragoJoe on Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:03 pm.
1996 XV1100SH Virago Special
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