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by TommyTurbo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Only firing on front cylinder XV535 - Closed
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Only firing on front cylinder XV535 - Closed

Yeah the MOT test is similar then. (Ministry Of Transport)

Usually you get a free re test but it all depends on where you get it tested.
by TommyTurbo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Only firing on front cylinder XV535 - Closed
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Only firing on front cylinder XV535 - Closed

Hi the mot is a government check of road worthiness .we need 1every year on vehicles older than 3years unless classed as classic or vintage then they become exempt. So, what exactly do they do and did you pass? Is it a pass or fail road worthiness test for the bike only? Would running on one cylind...
by TommyTurbo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1993 VX535 Supporting the bike for maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: 1993 VX535 Supporting the bike for maintenance

Thanks guys. Sound like I may end up having something fabricated! I’ll give it some time, I’m in no rush.
by TommyTurbo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1993 VX535 Supporting the bike for maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 152

1993 VX535 Supporting the bike for maintenance

Hi again, I’m looking for some bike specific info regarding lifting/supporting the bike for maintenance. I want to remove the wheels for re furbishment and get some other jobs done whilst the wheels are off. What is the best way to do this? Are paddock stand type supports available for the Virago? T...
by TommyTurbo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: 1993 XV535 Brake Hose
Replies: 1
Views: 107

1993 XV535 Brake Hose

Hi,

I’m looking at fitting an aftermarket set of handlebars to my VX535 that will require a longer brake hose.

Does anyone know what type/size of the fittings I will need on each end of the hose so I can get one made up ready?

Thanks
by TommyTurbo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.
Replies: 33
Views: 1508

Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.

Thought I’d drop an update in, I had the bike in a local garage to have the carbs stripped and cleaned. It’s 100% better than it was. I’ve only had a really short ride home as it was raining but there’s barely any popping on over run now. Hopefully I can finally get some miles under my belt soon!
by TommyTurbo
Fri May 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.
Replies: 33
Views: 1508

Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.

Hey Joe, just been on the bike to try and get the Seafoam pumping round. The video sound must let it down as the popping is pretty loud, I’d definitely call it a backfire. On idle front cylinder ‘feels’ a lot smoother than the back one when I have my hand over the tail pipes. Rear cylinder isn’t qui...
by TommyTurbo
Thu May 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.
Replies: 33
Views: 1508

Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.

The video sound probably could be better, it’s nowhere near gunshot loud but there is some popping and banging going on. I’m happy to live on with it though and get some miles covered with that second opinion though :mrgreen:
by TommyTurbo
Thu May 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.
Replies: 33
Views: 1508

Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.

She’s alive once again. Kicked in straight away with a charged battery so that’s positive. The backfire continues. I thought I’d try and get a video on my phone to explain it and get an opinion, if this is simply a characteristic of the Virago like has been previously mentioned then I’ll leave it be...
by TommyTurbo
Wed May 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.
Replies: 33
Views: 1508

Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.

Thanks Joe I’ll give that a watch. I’m using my dads charger which is older than me. It’s set to ‘Motorcycle’ and ‘12v’. There is no low amperage setting So I hope it’ll be OK. I did use distilled water however. I’ll see where It’s at tomorrow morning but the cells looked a bit crispy so it won’t ha...