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Title: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on December 18, 2016, 04:52:11 PM
Welcome to the FJowners.com forum.

This is the place where the Yamaha FJ1100 and FJ1200 motorcycle owners gather. We are not FB, twitter, or any other forum of social media. This forum is created to be a place for friends from all over the world to get together. A place where technical discussions can be had and details can be found. We discuss anything & everything except "NSFW" topics. In order to register for your account you had to check the Terms of Service or rules for the forum. Please abide by those rules to prevent future issues.

My goal beginning in 2017 is to make your FJowners.com membership carry more privileges in the future than just removing the advertisements. There are now four levels of contribution status. They each carry their own specific level of benefit.

Beginning in January of 2017 I will be expanding the FJ Owners tool rental program available to the Bronze, Silver and Gold Contributors.

I have already purchased a deluxe carb synchronizing tool kit. I have a blue spot brake caliper tool available. I have a couple of other tools in the works as well for the future.

While the forum is funded by me and my business, RPM and assistance supporting the forum are greatly appreciated. There are now four tiers of membership levels of the forum beginning January 2017. When you are a specified member of the Bronze, Silver or Gold Contributor levels, you will see a section below the "FJ Owners Vendors Discounts & Sales" for your contribution level. These are annual contributions based on the month the contribution was made.

"$ Contributor" ($10.00)     = Removes the rotating Google banner ads from your view.

"Bronze Contributor" = ($25.00) = Offers you 5% discount on RPM promotional sales, removes the rotating google ads from your view and allows rental of the FJowners tools.

"Silver Contributor" = ($50.00) = Offers you 7.5% discount on RPM promotional sales, removes the rotating google ads from your view and allows rental of the FJowners tools.

"Gold Contributor" = ($100.00)        = Offers you a 10% discount on RPM promotional sales, removes the rotating google ads from your view and allows rental of the FJowners tools.

To contribute to the forum, go to the bottom of any page and use the subscription button. There are two ways you can contribute. The button is set up to renew your subscription annually. This was set up at the request of many members who asked if there was a way they could make an annual contribution without having to remember to do it. If that is not your choice, you can opt out of the annual renewal at the time of the contribution. This is a yearly contribution and will expire after one year without renewal.

Sorry, the contributions cannot be combined at different times to reach the next contribution level.

When the sales are happening at RPM you will be able to see the listed in your respective discount field. The coupon code will also be listed in your respective membership discount field. The discount will only apply to online sales if items available and in stock.

Again, thank for supporting the forum and I hope you enjoy.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: ribbert on December 20, 2016, 07:20:24 AM

"$ Contributor" ($10.00)     = Removes the rotating Google banner ads from your view.

"Bronze Contributor" = ($25.00) = Offers you 5% discount on RPM promotional sales, removes the rotating google ads from your view and allows use of the FJowners rental tools.

"Silver Contributor" = ($50.00) = Offers you 7.5% discount on RPM promotional sales, removes the rotating google ads from your view and allows use of the FJowners rental tools.

"Gold Contributor" = ($100.00)        = Offers you a 10% discount on RPM promotional sales, removes the rotating google ads from your view and allows use of the FJowners rental tools.

Randy - RPM

Randy, is it $'s contributed or $'s received? If Pat and I for example were to both contribute $50, he would be "Silver" and I would be "Bronze"  

Noel


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on December 20, 2016, 08:54:59 AM

Randy, is it $'s contributed or $'s received? If Pat and I for example were to both contribute $50, he would be "Silver" and I would be "Bronze"  

Noel

Not sure if I fully understand...

Are you going by hair color :pardon:

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: Dads_FJ on December 20, 2016, 11:42:56 AM

Randy, is it $'s contributed or $'s received? If Pat and I for example were to both contribute $50, he would be "Silver" and I would be "Bronze"  

Noel

Not sure if I fully understand...

Are you going by hair color :pardon:

Randy - RPM

Perhaps it's the exchange rate.


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: fj1289 on December 20, 2016, 06:16:47 PM

Randy, is it $'s contributed or $'s received? If Pat and I for example were to both contribute $50, he would be "Silver" and I would be "Bronze"  

Noel

Not sure if I fully understand...

Are you going by hair color :pardon:

Randy - RPM

Perhaps it's the exchange rate.

Or taking into account PayPal fees?


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: ribbert on December 21, 2016, 04:28:02 AM

Randy, is it $'s contributed or $'s received? If Pat and I for example were to both contribute $50, he would be "Silver" and I would be "Bronze"  

Noel

Not sure if I fully understand...

Are you going by hair color :pardon:

Randy - RPM

If going by hair colour, that would make Pat "Silver" and me "Flesh toned"  :biggrin:

No, I was referring to the exchange rate. If Pat gives you $50 he gets credit for giving you $50 (Silver) . If I give you $50 I get credit for giving you $36.21(Bronze)
From the donors point of view, $50 is $50 whatever currency you pay in, so, my question was, if I donate $50 (AU) am I silver or bronze?

(For the cynics out there, I didn't choose $50 as a hypothetical amount just to be contentious, It just happens to be the amount I have always donated.)


Noel


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: FJ1100mjk on December 21, 2016, 04:51:01 AM

Not sure if I fully understand...

Randy - RPM


No, I was referring to the exchange rate.
Noel


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Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: aviationfred on December 21, 2016, 11:37:07 AM
I believe that Noel is correct in his hypothetical statement about Pat and himself each paying $50.00 in their own currency.

I am not 100% certain, but I think the figures are based on USD.

At todays currency exchange rate
For Noel to reach the Silver level, he would need to donate $69.00 AUD

Canada it would be $67.00 CAD

Great Britain it would be £40.51

and in Europe it would be €47.93


Fred


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on December 29, 2016, 11:13:17 AM
Sorry for the delay in replying to the question, I have been away from the shop most of this month. The contributions are based on the US dollar. My business and the forum are all operated on the US dollar.

So to answer Noel's question, it is based on the money received. I am a member of many other forum across the world. I pay their currency rate when I pay my annual fees.

Thanks for asking Noel and allowing me to clarify.

If there are anymore questions, please let me know.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: ribbert on December 31, 2016, 07:52:02 AM
The contributions are based on the US dollar. So to answer Noel's question, it is based on the money received. I am a member of many other forum across the world. I pay their currency rate when I pay my annual fees.

Thanks for asking Noel and allowing me to clarify.

If there are anymore questions, please let me know.

Randy - RPM

Fees, subscriptions, memberships, goods and services etc are a different thing, offer and acceptance, they all have a pre determined $ value in the country of origin and currency exchange rates obviously apply. It seems a bit mean spirited though not to give voluntary contributors full credit for the money they have donated, although technically correct.

I imagine contributors from outside the US would be relatively few anyway, can't avail themselves of loan tools and rarely take advantage of sale discounts due to exchange rates and freight.

Non contributors enjoy the same level of access to the forum as contributors, so those sending you money are doing so as a goodwill gesture, not to gain additional privileges on the forum.

Noel


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: ribbert on January 04, 2017, 07:23:33 AM
A week or so back I posted suggesting members making voluntary contributions be given credit for the amount in their own currency, pointing out the difference between goods & services, and donations.
The idea being that a system that encourages more people to give would more than make up for the loss in exchange rate.

Anyway, that aside, I have been made aware that in that post I used the term "mean spirited" to which a number of people took offence.

While the dictionary definition is universal, regionally, it appears to have different connotations.

Randy, I apologise unreservedly if you found this offensive, it was not my intention. It did occur to me at the time that it was probably a poor choice of phrase, I meant to change it and forgot.

To those who chose to remind me, again, what a great guy, father, husband etc Randy is, I never said he wasn't.

He's a big boy, he can probably look after himself.

Noel.


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on January 05, 2017, 10:58:44 AM
Randy, I apologise unreservedly if you found this offensive, it was not my intention. It did occur to me at the time that it was probably a poor choice of phrase, I meant to change it and forgot.

Noel.

Thank you.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on January 12, 2017, 09:07:26 AM
I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the forum since I purchased it. Over the last several weeks, I have gone through and updated everyone's annual contribution status.

There are a couple of members who's PayPal email does not match the email used to create the forum account. I am unable to determine what account to update. I have tried to email everyone but have not heard back from several.

If your account does not reflect your contribution, please email or PM me. I will need the PayPal email used for the contribution and the your forum user name.

I thank you for your support and want to ensure your contributions are properly noted.

Randy - RPM
[email protected]


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on January 28, 2017, 12:25:24 PM
I keeping with the membership having privileges, I have added two new tools to the FJowners tool box to supplement the Shim kit (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=8968.0) already available.

I have added a Carburetor Synchronizing Gauges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16469.msg166300#msg166300) and a late model Engine Collar Bushing Puller (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16468.msg166293;topicseen#msg166293).

You can find all of the information and sign up here: Sign up list for FJ Owners Tool Rentals (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=8969.0)

There is more to come in the future. If you have an idea for a tool you would like me to add to the list, please let me know.

Thank you, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on February 04, 2018, 11:44:56 AM
Not clear to me how we show membership when placing order. Is it automatic when we sign in to RPM site or is there a code. Awaiting  my obvious answer. Lost pride long ago.  :scratch_one-s_head:
Mike


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on February 05, 2018, 10:48:00 AM
Mike,

The discount codes are created when have sales on the RPM site. They are found in your specific contributor section. Your section is currently gold status. Click on "home" at the top of page and scroll down, you will see your section. It is only visible to members of that particular section. (gold can see gold, silver can see silver, etc, etc.)

Robert


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on February 05, 2018, 09:28:05 PM
Thanks Robert


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on February 06, 2018, 10:52:23 AM
Not clear to me how we show membership when placing order. Is it automatic when we sign in to RPM site or is there a code. Awaiting  my obvious answer. Lost pride long ago.  :scratch_one-s_head:
Mike

Mike now that you mention it, maybe it is time for a sale.

Since Valentines day is next week, maybe it would be great to buy something for your true love, your FJ.

Look out for a code in the next couple of days in your specific contributor section.

The sale will run from 2/9-14/18.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Membership has its privileges
Post by: racerrad8 on February 13, 2018, 11:40:40 AM
Mike now that you mention it, maybe it is time for a sale.

Since Valentines day is next week, maybe it would be great to buy something for your true love, your FJ.

Look out for a code in the next couple of days in your specific contributor section.

The sale will run from 2/9-14/18.

Randy - RPM

Last week got away from me, so I have corrected the sale for the one you truly love...

Your Yamaha FJ.

The sales will run today through February 18th.

You will find your coupon code in  your membership section.

Thank you for you support, Randy - RPM