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by Michelle
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Virago DIY Projects
Topic: 1988 XV400 Changing the seat
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: 1988 XV400 Changing the seat

Well... Yes.. But..., I've been thinking of changing a few things. Putting on a late model fuel tank to allow for duel fuel (distances in Australia are insane) and also changing the seat to the late model 535 seat. Just wondering if anyone has done this.... thought about it.... attempted it. I think...
by Michelle
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Virago DIY Projects
Topic: 1988 XV400 Changing the seat
Replies: 3
Views: 63

1988 XV400 Changing the seat

Hey everyone. I'm wondering if I can change the standard seat upon my Virago 400 (same as the 535) so it looks more like the split seat upon the Virago 250. My fuel tank is under my seat so it would still have to allow me access. I've put some pics below to show what I mean. The red bike is mine wit...
by Michelle
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Australian Virago Riders
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Australian Virago Riders

Huge rally happening next year in 2020. I'm a member of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club (Mandurah Chapter) and we are hosting the national rally next year. It will be huge. The Ulysses Club is for riders in Australia aged over 50, but I'm sure all would be welcome to the national rally here in Western A...
by Michelle
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Australian Virago Riders
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Australian Virago Riders

G'day from Western Australia. Many forums like this one are USA based, and when an add is posted (if someone has something for sale, or a ride is being organised) it's always in Michigan or Iowa or something, and us poor Aussies get left out (insert sad face here) :cry: . So I figured that if this f...
by Michelle
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: 1993 XV1100 need more AMPS for led light bar
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: 1993 XV1100 need more AMPS for led light bar

G'day mate :D Could you post a picture of your light bar? My understanding is that LED lights should be brighter with lower amps than regular lights, though I think ViragoJoe is a bit of an expert on this subject. So watch this space and I'm sure you'll get the best advice on the internet right here...
by Michelle
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Wanted Section
Topic: 1988 XV 400 Exhaust Slip-Ons.
Replies: 0
Views: 37

1988 XV 400 Exhaust Slip-Ons.

WANTED.

An unmarked set of slip-on exhaust mufflers for my 1988 Virago XV 400.

They have:

JMCA
00245098

Stamped upon them.
by Michelle
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Why is a Virago hard to start when cold? [CLOSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Why is a Virago hard to start when cold? [CLOSED]

Basically, my question is why is a Virago hard to start from cold on a cold wintery sort of a day? I go out and try to start her up. I use full choke. Sometimes she will just flood as I can smell the petrol and so I'll leave her be for around 20 minutes, then try again. Most often she will fire up (...
by Michelle
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.
Replies: 33
Views: 1831

Re: 1993 XV535 UK Backfiring.

Hey Tommy (waves from Western Australia) I'm also on my first bike. It's an 88 XV400 but very like your bike. I also had a backfiring issue that would normally manifest after around 30 minutes of riding, then she would backfire and even die when I came to a stop. My issue then was her old carbs were...
by Michelle
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: Tail lights, Blinkers 1986 XV700
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Tail lights, Blinkers 1986 XV700

Hi Eric (waves madly) Welcome to an awesome forum. More info needed though. Are your rear indicators not working at all?
by Michelle
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Ghost shifting 1994 XV535
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: Ghost shifting 1994 XV535

I have 1988 XV400 and mine does not "ghost" shift.