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by TommyTurbo
Wed May 13, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: XV1100 Rusty fuel tank. (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 396

XV1100 Rusty fuel tank. (SOLVED)

I’ve just bought an 1100 that’s been sitting for many years. The fuel tank has rust inside. I’m struggling to find whether there is just one tank on the 1100 or 2 like the 535 I currently have. Seems like a silly question but I don’t have the bike currently to check and can’t find any info in the ma...
by TommyTurbo
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1993 XV535 Help with Carbs (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 7648

1993 XV535 Help with Carbs (UK)

Hi, Just looking for some help with my Carbs. I’ve just found that I only have 1 carb heater plugged in on my 1993 XV535. It looks like the previous owner snapped the lug off the connector and just removed the whole plug harness. Would it cause running issues if one is connected and one isn’t? I’m i...
by TommyTurbo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Only firing on front cylinder XV535 - Closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

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: 2617

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: 1412

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: 1412

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: 988

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: 11650

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: 11650

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: 11650

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: