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by jmindes
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)

It's not so mysterious as you think. When I bought the bike the sidestand was only hanging on by the wires for the sidestand switch. The photo mislead you and what you were looking at was really just the sidestand thrown forward to get out of the way. I figured out the bolt diameter and thread spaci...
by jmindes
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)

Just to close the loop on the original question and the solution. I ended up taking the carb out again and cleaning it thoroughly again. Last time I didn’t remove and clean the pilot jets. This time I did. There were two in each carb. After re-assembly the bike is running well. Still a tiny bit of b...
by jmindes
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Choke Lever Replacement [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Re: 1995 XV1100 Choke Lever Replacement [SOLVED]

Thanks but that doesn’t solve my question. If I get a new left control, non OEM, where do I put the choke lever?
by jmindes
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Choke Lever Replacement [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

1995 XV1100 Choke Lever Replacement [SOLVED]

I want to replace the left handlebar controls (and right side too) on my 1995 with a universal set. Problem is the manual choke lever connects to the OEM control. Any suggestions on what to do about the choke lever since the less expensive control sets do not have a choke. The one on my bike is simi...
by jmindes
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Valve stem not aligned with rocker arm [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: 1995 XV1100 Valve stem not aligned with rocker arm [SOLVED]

I was able to get the right gap after all. Problem was that I was not at TDC. Watching the timing video on YouTube helped me understand the mechanics. Thanks for the link and suggestions.
by jmindes
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Valve stem not aligned with rocker arm [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: 1995 XV1100 Valve stem not aligned with rocker arm [SOLVED]

valve pic.JPG Thanks for the input. I am following the manual for valve adjustment. The problem is that no matter how far I back out the adjustment screw I can't get a feeler gauge of any thickness in between the valve stem and the rocker arm. This is because the rocker arm is angled up from back t...
by jmindes
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Valve stem not aligned with rocker arm [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

1995 XV1100 Valve stem not aligned with rocker arm [SOLVED]

Trying to do a valve adjustment on the intake valve of the front cylinder. I am finding that the rocker arm and the valve stem are not aligned. The rocker arm is slightly in front of the valve stem such that even if you take the adjusting screw all the way out there is no room to get even the smalle...
by jmindes
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)

There was some moisture on he ground when I took the photo. That is not the side stand, just a shadow of the center stand. 1. “Starving for Gas”. I think that is the crux of the problem. When I cleaned the carbs I screwed the pilot jets all the way down and didn’t back them out at all. I’m going to ...
by jmindes
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 Virago XV1100 carburetors - Jets (CLOSED)
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: 1995 Virago XV1100 carburetors - Jets

I had the same problem. When I unscrew the jet the needle turns with it. Here's how I solved it. I used a heat gun to warm up the plastic tube that holds the jet. Then I squeezed the tube about 1/4" below the jet with my pliers to hold the needle in place. It didn't work without warming up the plast...
by jmindes
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)

Bike is a 1995 XV1100 with California emission. I bought it at an auction with a dead battery so it didn't start. I cleaned the rust from the fuel tank, sealed it, cleared out the fuel lines, replaced the fuel pump, put in new spark plugs, new battery, cleaned out the carbs and replaced the float ne...