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Server rent is due again, passing the hat for donations.

Post by JohnBG » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:57 am

I get a lot of people asking me how or when they can donate to upkeep the site and I tell them "when the time comes, I'll let you know". Well that time has come... The server hosting fees are due in May.

It costs quite a bit for the server hosting due to the amount of traffic and size of the forums (we don't prune old posts, everything from day one is still here). I used to absorb those costs in the first few years as the server costs were low, but as this site has grown drastically over the past few years the hosting fees have gone up considerably, I haven't been able to do it. But thanks to your generosity, we've always been able to pay the rent and have a few bucks set aside for emergencies, upgrades, and the like. Any excess goes to the webmaster's Baltika fund.

You can easily make a donation online via PayPal by sending a payment to john@sovietsteeds.com. Please include your username or handle in the notes section so I know who sent it and can update you to the "Hero of the Soviet Union "Donor" rank.

If you prefer the old-fashioned way of "snail mailing" a check or money order, make it out to John Grocke, put your username in the memo section, and send it to the below address:

John Grocke
3199 Yarmouth Ave.
Deltona, FL 32738

I've reset the "Donor" rank for 2015 donations, so it's time to re-up if you want to keep your shiny stars.

Thanks for all of your generosity and support in helping make this site what it is and in my arrogant opinion the best source for Urals on the internet.
John Grocke aka "JohnBG"
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Current Rides:
'06 Ural Raven - "Vorona"
'09 Kawasaki KLR650 - "Madea"

History:
'98.5 Ural Tourist - "Valentina" - Gone but not forgotten.
2002 Harley Road King FLHPI
1997 Harley Electra Glide FLHTPI
Honda Nighthawk 650 from the mid-80's
1980 Suzuki RM125T
1970 Honda CL100

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Post by stagewex » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:32 pm

Just sent some $$ for the SS server kitty via PayPal.
Thanks to you and the other moderators and administrators for keeping this site viable and going. Makes a big difference in owning and maintaining one of these rigs.

mike wex/stagewex
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Current Herd all running amok:
2019 Honda CRF450L (Elec Start)
2008 Vespa 150S (Elec & Kick Start)
2007 Ural Patrol (2WD, Elec & Kick Start)
2006 Honda "Big Ruckus" PS250 (Elec Start)
1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only) *NOT running amok, out for Bottom & Top-End Rebuild.
1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)

List what you "have", keep the others in your precious memory bank.

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Post by MikeVA76 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:35 pm

Done, the wealth of information and great people is well worth the investment.

Mike
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Post by siberman1 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:32 pm

Sent snail mail check today.

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Post by Red Dwarf » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:37 pm

PayPal sent.
2012 Retro

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Post by barnone » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:45 pm

Paypal sent. Thanks for putting up with us on SS.

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Post by Cole76 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:50 pm

Paypal Sent. First Ural and could not do it without SS
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Post by gobium » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:54 pm

Done
thank you
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Post by Who's Ur Grandaddy ? » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:16 pm

Sent .... Thanks for the site , couldn't keep my rig running without it
john
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Mr Cob bulletproof skid plate
Powerarc ignition
Raceway titanium carb needles 4th notch from top
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Post by Navy TM » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:16 pm

Done, Thank You
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2011 Ural Patrol (Orange/Silver) (Veronika)
2011 Ural Tourist Red (Valya)
2004 Custom w/S&S 93CI Shovelhead Motor ( I built this one) Given to a friend
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Post by motoleo » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:21 pm

PayPal sent. Thanks John.
motoleo
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Post by Nybigdog82162 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:23 pm

+1 Paypal Sent, another newbie thankful for this wealth of knowledge & support for my new addiction.
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Post by JohnBG » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:37 pm

Thanks guys... Keep 'em coming... :D
John Grocke aka "JohnBG"
Site Administrator - sovietsteeds.com

Current Rides:
'06 Ural Raven - "Vorona"
'09 Kawasaki KLR650 - "Madea"

History:
'98.5 Ural Tourist - "Valentina" - Gone but not forgotten.
2002 Harley Road King FLHPI
1997 Harley Electra Glide FLHTPI
Honda Nighthawk 650 from the mid-80's
1980 Suzuki RM125T
1970 Honda CL100

Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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Post by Squire230 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:44 pm

Payment sent. Thanks as always for running the site for all of us foil heads.
Al

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Post by Wanderrad » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:39 pm

PayPal sent. Thank you for this forum. I don't know how I would keep my monstrosity on the road without this site and the folks who contribute info to it.


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