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by ViragoJoe
Fri May 27, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: 1985 XV700 Parts Availability (Livonia, Michigan)
Replies: 5
Views: 15

Re: 1985 XV700 Parts Availability (Livonia, Michigan)

Sterphen,

Between all the rain we're having, I'm in the garage working on some high performance equipment.

A wheel Barrel. Got a flat tire on that piece of high performance equipment! :lol:
by ViragoJoe
Fri May 27, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: 1985 XV700 Parts Availability (Livonia, Michigan)
Replies: 5
Views: 15

Re: 1985 XV700 Parts Availability (Livonia, Michigan)

Stephen,

We are just separated by a few miles that's all.
by ViragoJoe
Fri May 27, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: 1985 XV700 Parts Availability (Livonia, Michigan)
Replies: 5
Views: 15

Re: 1985 XV700 Parts Availability (Livonia, Michigan)

Hello all, New to the forum and grateful you all are here. I'm rebuilding the engine on my 85 XV700 and i can't find parts. Anyone run into this issue? I'm in Southeast Michigan if that helps. Here's what I'm looking for: Piston rings Head gaskets stator cover gaskets Anyone got any ideas? I can't ...
by ViragoJoe
Fri May 27, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: 1985 XV700 Parts Availability (Livonia, Michigan)
Replies: 5
Views: 15

Re: 1985 XV700 Parts Availability (Livonia, Michigan)

PgNaBlanket,

Well howdy neighbor,

I'm just North of 8 Mile from you in .Farmington Hills.
by ViragoJoe
Fri May 27, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1985 XV1000 one pipe spraying unburnt fuel (Edmonton Alberta)
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: 1985 XV1000 one pipe spraying unburnt fuel (Edmonton Alberta)

rsguetre, Well, after I switched the manifolds, I got ready to do the synchronization with my newly built manometer. Went to warm up the bike and it STILL runs on only the rear cylinder, but this time... instead of just cold "exhaust" coming out of #2 pipe, I get a spray of unburnt fuel. ===========...
by ViragoJoe
Fri May 27, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1985 XV1000 one pipe spraying unburnt fuel (Edmonton Alberta)
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: 1985 XV1000 one pipe spraying unburnt fuel (Edmonton Alberta)

rsguetre, Then I built one of those manometers that was suggested on this forum so that I could do a final synch on the carbs. It was then that I noticed that the carb manifolds were reversed and I thought that I might have accidently put them back on the wrong cylinders when reinstalling them (the ...
by ViragoJoe
Fri May 27, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1987 XV535 Pick-up Coil replacement (Kingsport TN) (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: 1987 XV535 Pick-up Coil replacement (Kingsport TN) (SOLVED)

I currently am working on a 1987 XV535 here in the US. I was able to get it started momentarily but it was only firing on the from cylinder. When I let off the gas the bike dies. I have checked the coils, TCI, stator and rectifier. When I check the pick-up coil I get no reading. I am attempting to ...
by ViragoJoe
Thu May 26, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: The Frame
Topic: Flyscreens [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 7283

Re: Flyscreens [SOLVED]

Joe, I bet Miss Behaven is up from her winter nap. I wonder if you may have a moment to take a full-frontal picture of the windscreen and take a couple of measurements of the windscreen? and maybe a close-up on the way it mounts? I'm eager to find something that I can put on my bike this season. I ...
by ViragoJoe
Thu May 26, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1993 XV750 Front suspension gunk (Zealand - Denmark)
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: 1993 XV750 Front suspension gunk (Zealand - Denmark)

Thank for your input. I went ahead and drained the oil as a first step, but I am awefully tempted to do as you say and give the fork a full on service. Doesn't look too difficult and there is even a nicely made video on youtube of the operation. Thanks for the tip on the oil. I didn't notice the gu...
by ViragoJoe
Thu May 26, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1993 XV750 Front suspension gunk (Zealand - Denmark)
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: 1993 XV750 Front suspension gunk (Zealand - Denmark)

I bought the bike a month ago. No idea on last fork work. I have the Haynes manual and I am reading the front suspension bit now. Is it enough to do a "Fork oil change" to start with? ============ Sok, At this juncture, I would go with a complete rebuild of the front forks after 29 years. By the lo...