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by jsyzdek
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1987 xv1100 won’t idle ( California)
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: 1987 xv1100 won’t idle ( California)

I live up in Rocklin right now, real close to Sacramento I know the area. I'm hoping to do a day trip to Tahoe before it gets too cold. Lemme know if you'd be up for a ride up Hwy 88 :) Next year I'm hoping to visit my friend in Greenville, CA. Lots of nice, twisty roads up there, and places to cam...
by jsyzdek
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: XV700 front fork, how do I cure too much sag
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: XV700 front fork, how do I cure too much sag

There is no obvious way to service the rear shocks. I have spring compressors but they are large: for car struts. Even if I changed the springs, that would still leave the 25y+ oil in the shocks... so I got the 412s, with a lot beefier springs. The handling might not be improved significantly, but t...
by jsyzdek
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: XV700 front fork, how do I cure too much sag
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: XV700 front fork, how do I cure too much sag

I like to do my research upfront, too, rather than buying stuff that doesn't work, and then throwing it away and spending more money on other stuff... The springs from the firm "Progressive" (which are also advertised as progressive springs, but they are really dual-rate, with the first ~10cm being ...
by jsyzdek
Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: XV700 front fork, how do I cure too much sag
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: XV700 front fork, how do I cure too much sag

Hi There are a few threads on suspension. The general consensus is that the original springs are way too soft for most people, unless you're blessed with silky-smooth roads where you ride, and beefier springs from Progressive is the go-to replacement. Most folks are happy with them, but yours truly ...
by jsyzdek
Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Show us a picture (or many) of your Virago
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Show us a picture (or many) of your Virago

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Better pics of my old lady
by jsyzdek
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Handle bars
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Handle bars

From the pictures it looks like they may be stock, or close to stock, except they may have been rotated upwards at the clamps. I'd first try rotating them a little lower and see if that helps.
by jsyzdek
Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Handle bars
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Handle bars

I have stock handlebars and they work great. All cables fit fine, never had any issues. I probably would like them just a tad closer to me, maybe by an inch, so that I can completely recline in my seat and still have some bend in my elbows, but it's pretty good the way it is. I've ridden 12h in one ...
by jsyzdek
Thu Jul 14, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1981 virago 750 jet size locations (Denver, Colorado)
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: 1981 virago 750 jet size locations (Denver, Colorado)

there is a topic here about fuel leaking from the main thank, through the carbs and into the cylinder. Then it makes its way past the ring seals and into the oil. Even when you have your oil level just fine, you may find the oil lever too high when the fuel is allowed to creep through. Upon the advi...
by jsyzdek
Wed Jul 13, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1987 xv1100 won’t idle ( California)
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: 1987 xv1100 won’t idle ( California)

no problem. By the way: where in California are you located?
by jsyzdek
Wed Jul 13, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1987 xv1100 won’t idle ( California)
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: 1987 xv1100 won’t idle ( California)

most spark plugs come with a decently set gap already. If you have calipers, you can stack a few pieces of paper until you get the desired thickness, or measure the thickness of a credit card and see if it's about right, and then use that. As long as you get the gap close, it doesn't matter how you ...