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by faffi
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2005 XV250 float height
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: 2005 XV250 float height

I would suggest you do a wet test with a clear piece of plastic hose to verify the actual float height in the correct position it will sit in on the bike.
by faffi
Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1992 XV535 Evaporation unit (emissions box) (United Kingdom)
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: 1992 XV535 Evaporation unit (emissions box) (United Kingdom)

If properly eliminated, the engine will run just fine, no issues. If the engine is slow to return to idle, these are the most common causes in my experience:

Idle speed a bit high
Carbs out of sync
Too much friction in throttle cable
False air entering the system
by faffi
Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)
Replies: 87
Views: 1838

Re: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)

My pleasure - now go enjoy your Virago 8-)
by faffi
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)
Replies: 87
Views: 1838

Re: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)

Congratulations on a job well done! Not everybody have the stamina you have shown - kudos 8-) The R/R sounds to be working OK, 13.5v is in the lower range of acceptable, but still acceptable. If it was broken, it should have shown up during the ride - if the bike was mine, I would not replace the R/...
by faffi
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)
Replies: 87
Views: 1838

Re: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)

I would wait on replacement until you know the R/R is bad - it is normal for charging voltage to be lower right after a start, until the battery recuperate.
by faffi
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)
Replies: 87
Views: 1838

Re: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)

If it is charging 13.1 or better, it is safe to ride. However, that is rather low, and if your R/R is on its way out, it may fail when it gets hot. Bring the voltmeter with you and check voltage every 10 minutes without shutting down the engine. Riding for 30 minutes should not be making anything wo...
by faffi
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV920
Topic: 1986 XV920 front cylinder not running (Netherlands)
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: 1986 XV920 front cylinder not running (Netherlands)

Are you sure one carb is not overflowing or the float height set much too high?
by faffi
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)
Replies: 87
Views: 1838

Re: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)

I would not touch the carbs until you have ridden it for 30 minutes non-stop - or more. You need everything to settle and reach normal operating temperature. This will also let the float "practice" their job of opening and sealing fuel supply. That the oil was brand new is a bonus - new oil will tol...
by faffi
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)
Replies: 87
Views: 1838

Re: 1996 XV750 First time cleaning carbs (New England USA)

If you let the engine idle for 15-20 minutes (I think I suggested 3 minutes at 2-3000 rpm? but maybe that was in another topic) in high temps (80F or more), you have not done your engine any good. Nor should it be damaged, but the oil will have noticeably reduced it's life and should be changed soon...