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by The_Proletariat
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands & Models
Topic: Wheel/Tire information [CLOSED]
Replies: 0
Views: 6339

Wheel/Tire information [CLOSED]

My 2 year old front Kenda tire has been leaking air. The leak is getting worse so I sprayed the tire with soapy water. I fixed one rim leak but in the process caused another rim leak, far worse. When I mounted this tire I used PB Blaster as lube and cleaned the bead area of corrosion. I specifically...
by The_Proletariat
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: Bearing information [CLOSED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2876

Re: Bearing information

If my steering stem head bolt is tightened to approx the correct torque I have a slow speed wobble while braking with the front only. I have loosened this bolt to get rid of the wobble and now I have a clunk over rough roads. I do not feel roughness in this bearing, and the forks resistance to turni...
by The_Proletariat
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: Bearing information [CLOSED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2876

Bearing information [CLOSED]

How does one diagnose a bad wheel bearing? Also, how does one diagnose bad steering stem bearings?

Not for a Virago but the principals should be the same.
by The_Proletariat
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Virago DIY Projects
Topic: GPS mount
Replies: 6
Views: 4223

Re: GPS mount

Could we get a link to the clamp?

The one posted is just to egay.
by The_Proletariat
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: float adjustment [CLOSED]
Replies: 10
Views: 19553

Re: float adjustment

Why do you suspect a float level issue? This should not change unless you have replaced or messed with the float needles in some way.
by The_Proletariat
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Virago DIY Projects
Topic: Wheel inserts for 920 shaft drive
Replies: 7
Views: 4360

Re: Wheel inserts for 920 shaft drive

This may change the wheel balance.
by The_Proletariat
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Virago DIY Projects
Topic: DIY U-SHAPED TUBE MANOMETER - HOW TO MAKE
Replies: 4
Views: 4231

Re: DIY U-SHAPED TUBE MANOMETER - HOW TO MAKE

Some form of vacuum restricter should be used, placed as close to the carbs as possible.

This will dampen movement of the measuring fluid.
by The_Proletariat
Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Virago Custom Parts by Rich
Topic: Heel shifter ["NO LONGER AVAILABLE"]
Replies: 120
Views: 64208

Re: Heel shifter

ViragoJoe wrote:
The one that Rich showed you should work better on your Kawi.

Joe
Joe,

I agree.
by The_Proletariat
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Virago Custom Parts by Rich
Topic: Heel shifter ["NO LONGER AVAILABLE"]
Replies: 120
Views: 64208

Re: Heel shifter

choppin wrote:
The_Proletariat wrote:Looks like it uses the shift lever pinch bolt hole. What size bolt do you use?
A new longer 6mm bolt comes with the deal.
Thank you for the information.
by The_Proletariat
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Virago Custom Parts by Rich
Topic: Heel shifter ["NO LONGER AVAILABLE"]
Replies: 120
Views: 64208

Re: Heel shifter

Looks like it uses the shift lever pinch bolt hole. What size bolt do you use?