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by jsyzdek
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 trip meter reset knob - broken (Oakland CA) (ON HOLD, PENDING UPDATE)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: 1995 XV1100 trip meter reset knob - broken (Oakland CA) (ON HOLD, PENDING UPDATE)

Haven't tried it. I'm busy with house renovations for the next few weeks. I'll make sure to drop a line here when I get to this. I'm not sure though that it will be a quick fix without taking the odometer apart. The piece is broken deep inside. I'm a bit afraid to use crazy glue, risking that I'll f...
by jsyzdek
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1992 XV1100 Oil Type (U.S.A.)
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: 1992 XV1100 Oil Type (U.S.A.)

Joe: a can of worms it can be indeed. I personally use semi-synthetic motorcycle oil (Castrol) that is 10W-40. When Virago was first developed, there were no oils like we have today, e.g. 0W-20 or 5W-40 etc. They had a lot smaller spread and they had to work with it. Technically they could go back a...
by jsyzdek
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1984 Virago XV1000 (Calgary, Alberta Canada) (INTRO)
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: 1984 Virago XV1000 (Calgary, Alberta Canada)

I have to second that sentiment. I've been in touch with Ken myself, ever since I bought the rear luggage rack from him. I sure hope he'll stop by my place when he drives through California so that we can go for a ride together :)
by jsyzdek
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: really funny and engaging videos
Replies: 0
Views: 131

really funny and engaging videos

I stumbled upon a mention of this on a podcast. Before I knew it I was watching the video about the build of the bike, and then the 30min video about the actual trip. I was smiling all the way through and couldn't stop watching. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LglRPGDrcw https://www.youtube....
by jsyzdek
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 trip meter reset knob - broken (Oakland CA) (ON HOLD, PENDING UPDATE)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: 1995 XV1100 trip meter reset knob - broken (Oakland CA)

Thx Joe! this should work.

I'm in the middle of plum season now: got about 250lbs of plums on the tree that need some sugar and heat to last me till next June. When the plum wave is over I'll get into this. I'll report back on how it worked.
by jsyzdek
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Road trip report (Oakland, CA)
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: 1995 XV1100 road trip report

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by jsyzdek
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Road trip report (Oakland, CA)
Replies: 3
Views: 299

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

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by jsyzdek
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Road trip report (Oakland, CA)
Replies: 3
Views: 299

1995 XV1100 Road trip report (Oakland, CA)

IMG_1150.JPG I recently did a road trip from Oakland to Markleville (both in California). Took Hwy 88 east and Hwy 4 west. 430 miles total, about 240 miles out of those were fun miles (not freeway), with lots of curves and elevation changes. The 8h in the middle were spent in a hammock by a creek.....
by jsyzdek
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 trip meter reset knob - broken (Oakland CA) (ON HOLD, PENDING UPDATE)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

1995 XV1100 trip meter reset knob - broken (Oakland CA) (ON HOLD, PENDING UPDATE)

When I got the bike the reset knob on the odometer (for resetting the trip meter) was kinda broken (it was coming out and it was cracked inside), but it kinda worked. Well, until recently when it broke completely. Any advice on how to fix it, or if it's just mission impossible and the only way to ge...