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by jsyzdek
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Greetings From DFW (N. Texas)! - 1995 XV1100
Replies: 29
Views: 1375

Re: Greetings From DFW (N. Texas)! - 1995 XV1100

That's cool. I'd love to see more pics of your ride but despite looking high and low I came up empty. I posted a picture of both my current bikes, and the Virago alone. I got the Virago from a motorcycle mechanic who drove it from Chicago to San Francisco as he was moving back to the West Coast. Al...
by jsyzdek
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Greetings From DFW (N. Texas)! - 1995 XV1100
Replies: 29
Views: 1375

Re: Greetings From DFW (N. Texas)! - 1995 XV1100

I hear you on the title stuff. Already making worst case plans for a bonded title. I just want to make sure the engine is not grenaded before jumping through those hoops. Makes sense. I'm glad you've given it some thought and have some contingency plans. It's the worst when you spend all this time ...
by jsyzdek
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Greetings From DFW (N. Texas)! - 1995 XV1100
Replies: 29
Views: 1375

Re: Greetings From DFW (N. Texas)! - 1995 XV1100

Lemme bring up an unrelated, but possible issue: make sure you will be able to register this bike once you're done fixing it. Depending on the state it can be a real PITA to prove to the DMV that you didn't steal the thing. I never had to deal with this myself, but I heard horror stories from friend...
by jsyzdek
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Back in the fold
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Back in the fold

waspanman wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:55 pm
The English poet, John Keats wrote, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever", he could have been writing about a Virago
Where is the "like" button?
by jsyzdek
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Back in the fold
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Back in the fold

I hear you. I have tried a scooter years ago as a teenager and I didn't like it, either. It felt like I'm sitting on a stool, trying to ride. Not my cup of tea.
by jsyzdek
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: 1996 XV750 auxiliary electrical equipment connectivity (U.K.)
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: 1996 XV750 auxiliary electrical equipment connectivity (U.K.)

I've done exactly that: I added a short lead (maybe 8"?) from a positive terminal to a fuse that sits right next to the battery, but is accessible from the right side, and then a 300C-rated cable from there to the front of the bike. Then it goes into an SAE connector where I can plug in a trickle ch...
by jsyzdek
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1989 XV1000 Lithium battery? (U.K.)
Replies: 17
Views: 1142

Re: 1989 XV1000 Lithium battery? (U.K.)

Temps under a car hood are pretty darn high. We won't be seeing Li-ion in there anytime soon, unless they switch to 48V, then you can put a battery in the trunk and run a longer cable. With a higher voltage that won't be a problem. We will see where that goes. They've been talking about going 48V fo...