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by jsyzdek
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Road trip report (Oakland, CA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3166

Re: 1995 XV1100 Road trip report (Oakland, CA)

Yeah. Winding roads are where I belong :) https://youtu.be/LNerABMAKmI?t=153

I love your signature BTW. That ride was "together" and yeah, I can't go too fast with my lovely passenger :roll:
by jsyzdek
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1990 XV750 LED bulb issue (bristol UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: 1990 XV750 LED bulb issue (bristol UK)

In the front: yes. The front turn signals double as parking (position) lights.

In the rear: those should be single-filament bulbs because they are only working as turn signals. The parking light function isn't shared with the brake light bulbs.
by jsyzdek
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Road trip report (Oakland, CA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3166

Re: 1995 XV1100 Road trip report (Oakland, CA)

Probably the last long ride this year...

Every day is a winding road...
by jsyzdek
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1989 XV1100 Been a while since I Parked here (Australia)
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: 1989 XV1100 Been a while since I Parked here (Australia)

looking awesome!

I dream of a road trip through/around Australia on two wheels.
by jsyzdek
Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1992 Virago XV1100DC Gouges in Engine Cover (Los Gatos, CA)
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: 1992 Virago XV1100DC Gouges in Engine Cover (Los Gatos, CA)

I'd probably try JB Weld to fill out any dips or missing material. If you have any pictures, please post them.
by jsyzdek
Mon Oct 31, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1990 XV750 LED bulb issue (bristol UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: 1990 XV750 LED bulb issue (bristol UK)

I wonder if you have a similar issue as the one reported here: https://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2366 could be a grounding issue. Some LEDs are bipolar, some will only work one way. And some will do weird stuff sometimes. But it could be that something's wrong with the turn signal(s...
by jsyzdek
Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Blinker issues and Fuse? (Ottawa Ontario)
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: 1983 XV500 Blinker issues and Fuse? (Ottawa Ontario)

speaking out of my @$$, based purely on a hunch: could be a loose connection, could be a grounding issue. Or both. Idea: get a voltmeter and connect it "permanently" to the battery (so that you don't have to hold the probes as you work). Start the right blinker, see what the voltage does. Start the ...
by jsyzdek
Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1990 XV750 LED bulb issue (bristol UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: 1990 XV750 LED bulb issue (bristol UK)

If you have a spare 12V battery, or a power supply, it'd be worth trying to power the LED up and see if it acts out. An adjustable power supply is a good tool because you can also observe in real time if the current draw oscillates or stays steady. It would be worth checking is the old (halogen) bul...
by jsyzdek
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1990 XV750 LED bulb issue (bristol UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: 1990 XV750 LED bulb issue (bristol UK)

I have almost all bulbs on my Virago swapped to LEDs (except rear turn signals and the low fuel indicator light: it's a part of the reserve circuit...) and I don't have any issues like this, so let me ask a couple of clarifying questions: 1) when the engine is not running: is the LED working fine? 2...