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by jsyzdek
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: oil viscosity (weight) vs. temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: oil viscosity (weight) vs. temperature

I didn't even want to go as far as try to explain oil ratings, as it would take a several minutes-long video, or a long article, and I just don't have the time. But regardless, no oil I have ever worked with, would thicken as it warms up. If there ever is a chance to disprove a belief, an experiment...
by jsyzdek
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: oil viscosity (weight) vs. temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 89

oil viscosity (weight) vs. temperature

OK, so there's this misconception about engine oils that I see, meaning, the idea that their viscosity (some people call it thickness, or weight) increases as it gets hotter. That's simply not true. Here's a discussion forum where there are good charts showing it: https://www.quora.com/How-different...
by jsyzdek
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: Old fuel - why you need to keep the bike moving!
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Old fuel - why you need to keep the bike moving!

Just found this little video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvS_D4_lF5U

I'm just wondering if anyone has had any issues with using E10 fuel in older Viragos?
by jsyzdek
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Wanted Section
Topic: Rear Luggage Rack: XV1100 1995
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Rear Luggage Rack: XV1100 1995

Yeah, I know. I wasn't planning on making the exact copy, nor was I even thinking about welding, since I do not have a welder. I was just thinking about cutting out the two sides and then using metal rods threaded on both ends (or all-thread) to tie it all together. Even drilling in stainless is tou...
by jsyzdek
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Wanted Section
Topic: Rear Luggage Rack: XV1100 1995
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Rear Luggage Rack: XV1100 1995

I thought I'd bring this topic back to the top of the list, in the event someone new to this forum happens to have the said luggage rack?
by jsyzdek
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Does A Virago Have Over Drive? [INFO.]
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Does A Virago Have Over Drive? [INFO.]

I do have a windshield, but if I want to go 112 (or faster), I take my sports bike. And I only got the windshield for my 1000 mile road trip. I ride locally without it since I'm staying on mountain roads where I go at most 50mph, and mostly stay in the 30's. It's nice to feel the breeze and that's t...
by jsyzdek
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Does A Virago Have Over Drive? [INFO.]
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Does A Virago Have Over Drive? [INFO.]

Great article Joe. My question to people who feel the urge to modify the gearing would be: why bother if the bike already pulls 112 mph the way it is? with a stock size tire? I'm a "speed devil" and I'm pretty happy with the way it is geared, I can comfortably cruise at 80mph and still have enough t...
by jsyzdek
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Oil drain plug lost on possible new 1996 Virago 1100 bike purchase (New York)
Replies: 42
Views: 2749

Re: Oil drain plug lost on possible new 1996 Virago 1100 bike purchase (New York)

Welcome in the club Rich! Good luck with the repairs! I'm hoping you'll get to enjoy your "new" ride this summer. Depending on your weight and riding style, you may need to replace the fork springs, unless PO already did that. So I went ahead and bought the bike at a reduced price of $900. It's stil...
by jsyzdek
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Oil drain plug lost on possible new 1996 Virago 1100 bike purchase (New York)
Replies: 42
Views: 2749

Re: Oil drain plug lost on possible new 1996 Virago 1100 bike purchase (New York)

Rich, I'm not so sure that $1200 is that great of a deal. Last year, I bought a 1995 XV1100 for $1400. It had $26k miles on it, was just ridden to California from Illinois, and the only things I had to do, was to replace the tires (rear was squared off, and the front one was just 10y old), replace o...