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by ViragoJoe
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 19XX? XV535 what year was it put together (Kent, England)
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: 19XX? XV535 what year was it put together (Kent, England)

hi just to make things clearer i originally thought it was a 91 because uk j plates started in 91 however i now no it was first registered in march 92 , the 2yl is the first part of the frame number not a reference to number of cylinders and 2yl models were produced in 1988 according to wiki and mo...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 1992 Yamaha xv250 blowing smoke (Australia)
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: 1992 Yamaha xv250 blowing smoke (Australia)

Unordung, I stand corrected on the XV250 exhaust being separate pipes. They look connected. The only reference I'm aware is for the 1999 XV250. That year and model was available in the U.S. Virago Market. The pipes look to be connected via a plenum chamber shown in below schematic. My XV1100 pipes a...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 19XX? XV535 what year was it put together (Kent, England)
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: 19XX? XV535 what year was it put together (Kent, England)

hi currently working through the misses 535 , i have worked out its a 1998 because its a 2yl , it was registered in 92 on a j plate , it has a fully working 2nd tank so has it been adapted / modified or does it just mean the frame was made in 88 and the rest fitted later . anyone have any ideas ===...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1998 XV535 Throttle close cable on twist grip
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: 1998 XV535 Throttle close cable on twist grip

Hey Joe, TO me it jujst seems the whole in the twist grip is just too large.. But I do have a kink at the moment like you mentioned and I am going to attempt with applyiong some heat, but lets see.. I have one idea in my mind for a mod and what was used on my old 1930 Douglas motorbike. I'll keep y...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Exhaust (Chicago, IL.)
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: 1983 XV500 Exhaust (Chicago, IL.)

I went ahead and ordered the MAC 2+2 exhaust from ebay. It seems like it should fit best I can tell and it says its for the XV500. Though I am waiting to take the old exhaust off until the new one arrives and I confirm it in person. This week is cleaning and polishing. I can report back in a few we...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1984 XV1000 Hard to no shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear (Toledo Ohio)
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: 1984 XV1000 Hard to no shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear (Toledo Ohio)

MrMold666 wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:07 am
Thank you. I will try these things and post on what the outcome is........also, the oil and filter were changed at the beginning of the season.
Well, we know it isn't due to dirty engine oil. That's one down.
by ViragoJoe
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 XV750 Starter Motor Earth/Ground Strap (U.K.)
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: 1996 XV750 Starter Motor Earth/Ground Strap (U.K.)

I have watched YouTube videos of adding an additional earth/ground feed from the starter motor to the battery Negative terminal which supposedly assists and improves the starter. Well finally having found all the pieces needed to carry out the job, I bit the bullet and went ahead. Whilst it is not ...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1984 XV1000 Hard to no shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear (Toledo Ohio)
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: 1984 XV1000 Hard to no shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear (Toledo Ohio)

My linkage also seems a bit sloppy. In the image, along with the lever moving up and down, it also rocks a bit left to right because the pivot isn't tight. should this be more firm or is this normal? .........Also, the rubber boots that cover the ball joints are shot. Can these be replaced from som...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1984 XV1000 Hard to no shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear (Toledo Ohio)
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: 1984 XV1000 Hard to or no shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear (Toledo Ohio)

After getting my carbs finally set (I think), It's been running great now. Rode it to work in the morning and then when I rode home, it didn't want to shift. I got it into 3rd a few times and then for the last leg of my 20 minute commute, I could only get it to shift into 2nd. Down shifting was not...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV920
Topic: 1983 Virago XV920 Hitachi Carb Version #2 Float Height Woes (Florida)
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: 1983 Virago XV920 Hitachi Carb Version #2 Float Height Woes (Florida)

I'm located in Florida Joe. After reading over that article I did a little bit of trial and error and at roughly about 15.5 mm from the gasket surface to the top (bottom) of the floats got me about where I think I need to be. Ali, Glad to hear that you have somewhat determined a starting point to w...