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by jsyzdek
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The Frame
Topic: Flyscreens [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 4796

Re: Flyscreens [SOLVED]

Did your bike come with it, or did you buy it somewhere? If it's working so well for you, I'm really eager to find the same thing.
by jsyzdek
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The Frame
Topic: Flyscreens [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 4796

Re: Flyscreens [SOLVED]

I just did nearly 500 miles this week and I investigated the source of noise. I can't really move the windscreen lower (and I wish I could) but I tried to see if blocking the air coming up from around the fork would help and it really did. When I moved my feet up, there was a place where the wind no...
by jsyzdek
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Trip Odometer reset knob - broken (Oakland CA)
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: 1995 XV1100 Trip Odometer reset knob - broken (Oakland CA)

It does look better, but it seems that it's mounted onto something else, and that something else has a grip on the metal pin that drives the "clock". In my case the broken part was that inner piece that grabs on the pin. I couldn't stick calipers in there but it looks like 2.5, maybe 3.0mm I wanted ...
by jsyzdek
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Trip Odometer reset knob - broken (Oakland CA)
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: 1995 XV1100 Trip Odometer reset knob - broken (Oakland CA)


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Not the prettiest, but it was pretty quick and easy, and if it looses grip again, I can easily fix that with another caulking tube tip.
by jsyzdek
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: How many miles on your Virago?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

How many miles on your Virago?

I was wondering how many miles y'all have on your Viragos (whether driven by you or previous owners) and what issues (and at what age/mileage) you had to deal with along the way. Whether it's scheduled or belated maintenance (valve lashes, brake lines, brake pads/shoes), or things just failing prema...
by jsyzdek
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 Trip Odometer reset knob - broken (Oakland CA)
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

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

I finally got to this. I took the speedo off of its mount and used that opportunity to lube the cable... The plastic knob was completely broken and it was too short to do anything with glue. I couldn't find thin tubing to push onto the metal screw... As I was looking around the house I found a tip f...
by jsyzdek
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: DOES FUEL STABILIZER HAVE A SHELF LIFE? [INFO.]
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: DOES FUEL STABILIZER HAVE A SHELF LIFE? [INFO.]

well, it carries the JASO MA and MA2 ratings: you're good there!
by jsyzdek
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: 1995 XV1100 quality heated grips and AUX headlights? (Oakland CA)
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: 1995 XV1100 quality heated grips and AUX headlights? (Oakland CA)

OK, a quick update for those interested: I bought a different LED H4 bulb: https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Motorcycle-Headlights-Adjustable-Fighter/dp/B07WNN6P9W?th=1 I run two of these in my SV650S and they are about as bright as I was ever able to get and they have lasted me over a year at this p...
by jsyzdek
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: DOES FUEL STABILIZER HAVE A SHELF LIFE? [INFO.]
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: DOES FUEL STABILIZER HAVE A SHELF LIFE? [INFO.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zHlxeu_yuM

Not trying to disprove your point. Just a fun thing to watch :)