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by jsyzdek
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?

I hear ya. One day, with wife in the back seat, I pulled off a wheelie, launching at a green light. Not that I wanted to wheelie, or expected that it's a possibility. Yeah, the 1100s are fun to ride and you gotta give them some respect. When I was shopping for a cruiser, I was looking at the power/w...
by jsyzdek
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?

GDad wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:30 am
All the gear - All the time
Yeah. The road rash I got from bicycle incidents as a kid at <25mph was enough for me. And several cuts in my head. I still "proudly" wear a few scars on my face from those days. ATGATT it is now.
by jsyzdek
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?

I'm never happy for anyone's misfortune, but this one is kinda funny. As old as these bikes are, they are quite torquey :) Add a cold tire and slick concrete into the mix, and lack of experience... there you have it.

I do wonder where the oil came from.
by jsyzdek
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: This Is Why Your Motorcycle Has a Redline [INFO.]
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: This Is Why Your Motorcycle Has a Redline [INFO.]

Ah, growing up I used to drive this big'ol diesel truck with a 16000cc engine (almost 1000 cu.in) with a red line of a whooping 1550 rpm... Speaking of the RevZilla channel, and specifically their "Daily rider" series: I wonder if they would ever put a Virago through their test (maybe sans the off-r...
by jsyzdek
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2002 XV250 chain issues on new to me Virago (U.S.) (Solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: 2002 XV250 chain issues on new to me Virago (U.S.) (Solved)

Yeah, for trying the bike out it's fine, but don't expect much mileage out of it ;)
by jsyzdek
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2002 XV250 chain issues on new to me Virago (U.S.) (Solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: 2002 XV250 chain issues on new to me Virago (U.S.) (Solved)

I have no experience with a chain-driven Virago, but I have other chain-driven bikes. What you're seeing is a worn-out chain, that may have been mistreated, or just wasn't maintained. New chain and sprockets will fix it once and for good. A word of caution: don't try to cheap out. I once did: got my...
by jsyzdek
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: MANDATORY Speed Limiters are Coming In 2022! (E.U. / U.K.) & MORE? [INFO.]
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: MANDATORY Speed Limiters are Coming In 2022! (E.U. / U.K.) & MORE? [INFO.]

Dammit. They already have that in Singapore. Also: all commercial trucks in Europe have that too. And have had for about 30 years. I learned to live with it, although it's easier to stay under the 55mph (90kph) speed limit when driving a severely under-powered semi truck, vs. a fun motorcycle. Every...
by jsyzdek
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Size Identification w/o VIN (Georgia) (CLOSED) Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Engine Size Identification w/o VIN (Georgia) (CLOSED) Topic is solved

judging from the looks, the green one is probably a 535. My father has one and I remember that it only has speedometer, not both speedo and tachometer like my 1100.

Granted, someone could've changed things around, but if it's stock then I'd research that feature to confirm the model.