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by jsyzdek
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: group rides? anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 6

group rides? anyone?

I wonder if there are other folks around the SF Bay area who would be up for a group ride. When I ride my sports bike, I always ride solo because: 1) most people can't keep up with me 2) I don't want the distraction of other people while I'm dragging my knees That said, I typically ride the Virago w...
by jsyzdek
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Yamaha Viragos For Sale
Topic: 1995 XV1100 for sale in Northern California
Replies: 0
Views: 7

1995 XV1100 for sale in Northern California

It is NOT me selling mine: I won't let it go for years to come, but I randomly came across a listing near me: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/d/san-rafael-95-yamaha-1100/7304272759.html It looks like it's well kept: the only turn off for me are the after-market pipes, but otherwise it looks rea...
by jsyzdek
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1991 XV1100 Handle Bar end weights (COMPLETED)
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: 1991 XV1100 Handle Bar end weights (COMPLETED)

Regarding helmet cameras: in most jurisdictions it's illegal to mount anything on the helmet that protrudes more than 6mm (1/4" in US), unless it came original with the helmet. For example, if you have switches to operate the bluetooth intercom on the helmet: they are fine because they are factory m...
by jsyzdek
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1991 XV1100 Handle bar too far forward (Netherlands)
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: 1991 XV1100 Handle bar too far forward (Netherlands)

Every vehicle I owned, rented, or borrowed (in this case I had the explicit permission of the owner) got tested for its top speed. Yes, I pulled 112mph (based on GPS, not the speedo) on the XV1100. No windscreen, no tucking down. It is loud, I felt like my neck is going to snap backwards, but I did ...
by jsyzdek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1991 XV1100 Handle bar too far forward (Netherlands)
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: 1991 XV1100 Handle bar too far forward (Netherlands)

It's probably a good idea to go with as short of an extension as necessary: this may save you the hassle of replacing cables. If you wanna go for a ride to Zurich and cruise around the Alps, it will be about the same distance as I drive to visit my brother-in-law :-) Virago does pull 112mph (180kph)...
by jsyzdek
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Virago Custom Parts by Rich
Topic: Heel shifter ["NO LONGER AVAILABLE"]
Replies: 121
Views: 74057

Re: Heel shifter ["NO LONGER AVAILABLE"]

I would love to get my hands on the drawings for the heel shifter. My uncle is a machinist and can probably make me one at work after hours for my 1100. He can probably make one for my father, as well for his 535.
by jsyzdek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1991 XV1100 Handle bar too far forward (Netherlands)
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: 1991 XV1100 Handle bar too far forward (Netherlands)

That's about where my backrest is although it's hard to tell for sure without mounting the bike.
It may be easier to strap something to the front of the bag, or space the two bags a bit by putting something between the passenger backrest and the front bag.

What's your height? I'm 176cm (5' 9").
by jsyzdek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: "SMALL PRINT" - WE ALL SEEM NOT TO READ IT!
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: "SMALL PRINT" - WE ALL SEEM NOT TO READ IT!

Guys: let's all chip in $5-10, shall we? Joe has been helping us all tremendously. Ain't that worth a Lincoln or a Hamilton? We seem to have fallen into the "free" economy, where everything is "free". C'mon! I would be annoyed if I not only devoted my time to help people, but also had to pay for the...
by jsyzdek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1996 XV1100 Yuasa Battery Life Span - Update
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: 1996 XV1100 Yuasa Battery Life Span - Update

right on!

Self-discharge and hard sulfatation are the primary killers of these bricks.
by jsyzdek
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: "SMALL PRINT" - WE ALL SEEM NOT TO READ IT!
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: "SMALL PRINT" - WE ALL SEEM NOT TO READ IT!

yes: it would help to know what kind of tab is there to pick up. I just made my 2nd donation, but unsure what the goal is.