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by jsyzdek
Sun May 02, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Wanted: Used dirt bikes (Oakland, California) (SOLVED: 2004 125cc Obtained)
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Wanted: Used dirt bikes (Oakland, California) (SOLVED: 2004 125cc Obtained

It might be, although road trips on the Virago, with my wife serving as my backrest, are pretty sweet, too. The bike is home. I'll proceed with acquiring the shop manual and will start replacing fluids and inspecting vital elements. It rides fine, but it will need a new rear tire, for sure. We'll se...
by jsyzdek
Sat May 01, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Wanted: Used dirt bikes (Oakland, California) (SOLVED: 2004 125cc Obtained)
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Wanted: Used dirt bikes (Oakland, California) (SOLVED: 2004 125cc Obtained

Thx Schu. I went to check out both bikes today. First was the 250, and it's really tall. Once on, it felt OK, but I did have to stretch a bit to mount it. The thing is that it was being sold by a re-seller and I just wasn't that confident in its overall condition, although nothing really screamed "r...
by jsyzdek
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Wanted: Used dirt bikes (Oakland, California) (SOLVED: 2004 125cc Obtained)
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Wanted: Used dirt bikes (Oakland, California) (SOLVED: 2004 125cc Obtained)

I have two motorcycles now (sports bike and the Virago) and I'm looking into dirt bikes to do some off-roading. I want to get into it by spending as little as necessary. I know that you always get what you pay for, but I'm trying to save by going with a relatively small displacement bike, not by goi...
by jsyzdek
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1996 XV1100 Former Drifter rider, now looking at a Virago (Sweden)
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: 1996 XV1100 Former Drifter rider, now looking at a Virago (Sweden)

out of curiosity: how much are they asking for the bike?

I got mine (XV1100 1995, 26k miles = 42k km) for $1400, so probably 1200 EUR in 2019. And it was in great shape overall. Some scuffs and scrapes, for sure, but mechanically it's been great.
by jsyzdek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1996 XV1100 Former Drifter rider, now looking at a Virago (Sweden)
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: 19?? XV1100 Former Drifter rider, now looking at a Virago (Sweden)

I bought my Virago in 2019 with 26000 miles on it, a 1995 vintage. Changed the tires (front was old, rear was newer but squared badly), replaced the fluids (engine oil, gear oil, brake fluid) and called it good. 20 months later and 4000 miles later, I have absolutely no complaints. I did upgrade the...
by jsyzdek
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: group rides? anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 152

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: 164

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: 22
Views: 750

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...