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by faffi
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 49
Views: 204

Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Difficult to see on the phone, but could it be part of a shift fork?
by faffi
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Ignition System
Topic: 1981 XV750 Ignition timing angles (Old Australia)
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: 1981 XV750 Ignition timing angles (Old Australia)

Found it online, but likely from the factory service manual.
by faffi
Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 49
Views: 204

Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Quite often, heat from a blow torch can help getting rusted bolts to move. Also, while counter-intuitive, tightening the bolt or nut first i fraction of a turn is quite often a better way to break them free than just trying to unscrew.
by faffi
Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Hello Guys!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Hello Guys!!!

Nice bike, looks like it has been excellently maintained. Paint scheme reminds me of early Honda 1100 Shadows. Have you tried different handlebars and/or leg positions? The cruiser seating position place a lot of load on the lower back, and it also tend to lock you into just one position - freedom t...
by faffi
Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 49
Views: 204

Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

efus,
I think he wrote that the hole was a dead end since it was intended to be there.

Good plan on taking the opportunity to make your bike ship shape 8-)
by faffi
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 49
Views: 204

Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Yes, a teardown sounds like the correct approach. Best of luck, and please keep us posted with your findings as this is really intriguing.
by faffi
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: 1981 XV920 Swapped kill switch/Starting controls - Bike has no key on power
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: 1981 XV920 Swapped kill switch/Starting controls - Bike has no key on power

Electrons are (also) not my force, but perhaps this can help you searching for possible trouble areas?

http://viragotech.com/newtech/Wiring%20Diagrams.htm
by faffi
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1985 xv750 lost spark, Vancouver Island Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: 1985 xv750 lost spark, Vancouver Island Canada

Then I would suspect the pickup as the primary suspect, but it could also be the TCI unit. Or the wiring between those and the rest of the system.
by faffi
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Ignition System
Topic: 1981 XV750 Ignition timing angles (Old Australia)
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: 1981 XV750 Ignition timing angles (Old Australia)

Welcome to the forum!

This is for the 1982 920, but it use the same igniter as the 1981 and 1982 750
XV920 Timing.png