I'm alive and so so, fresh out the hospital, again. About to do backend updates. A big Thanks to everyone who helped me. Times are still rough so instead of me the site will need small hand this year. Got about 2 months for hosting fees to arrive. 2 options, donations or putting ugly ads back to registered members(which I abhorred). Lets see what happens. I'm starting 2 months off because I know I wont be able to foot the bill this time. In a month if it looks bleak I'll readd advertising sitewide as it's only remedy. Thanks to the past and current supporters.
Rob

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by ViragoJoe
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV700
Topic: 1987 XV700 Need a little help (Silverhill, Alabama)
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: 1987 XV700 Need a little help (Silverhill, Alabama)

Without having to take the front end apart, how can I find the dimensions of the head tube? I’m building a girder for it. ============ Update your profile to include Location (City State) and Bike Information (year and model). I was able to find this information from an old posting you made some ti...
by ViragoJoe
Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV920
Topic: 1983 XV920MK misfire ignition problem (WestVirginia) (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: 1983 XV920MK misfire ignition problem (WestVirginia) (SOLVED)

I am getting 10.7 volts at the red/white wire and the black wire on the TCI plug with the ignition on. Is this normal voltage at this plug? Jack, You failed to mention how old your battery is. I had one for 13 seasons. She measured 12.6, but didn't have the strength to muster up the needed Amps. Th...
by ViragoJoe
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1998 Virago XV1100 single carb conversion problem (Virginia)
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: 1998 Virago XV1100 single carb conversion problem (Virginia)

MrFalloffalot,

Would you supply a direct link to that carburetor. so, that it will take the guess work out for those interested and who's intake manifold was used with it?

thanks.
by ViragoJoe
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1987 XV535 completely dead? (Arlington Tx) (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: 1987 XV535 completely dead? (Arlington Tx) (SOLVED)

1987 Virago 535 spends more time on a trickle charger in the garage than on the road, but yesterday I started it up just to cycle fresh gas through the carbs. It started okay and ran fine for about 10 minutes. Since there’s no petcock, I disconnected power to the fuel pump to let it burn off remain...
by ViragoJoe
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1981 XV750 Bike Doesn't Run, Anyone in SC? near (North Side of Columbia)
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: 1981 XV750 Bike Doesn't Run, Anyone in SC? near (North Side of Columbia)

Lurker, South Carolina is a big state in square miles mate. You may want to tell other South Carolinians where you are located exactly. They may not want to travel to Parris Island for obvious reasons! Semper Fi Also, update your profile with your location information along with your bike informatio...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1984/85 VX1000 Starter Clutch (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: 1984/85 VX1000 Starter Clutch (SOLVED)

Ah I see now thanks Mine is the 19 tooth. Order a caltric one. Waiting for it and the gasket. May get those idler gears while I'm in there. Sounds like a big improvement ============ CR, Trust me, it is a big improvement. They started using the new idler gear assembly in 1994 model year. Also, upda...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1984/85 VX1000 Starter Clutch (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: 1984/85 VX1000 Starter Clutch (SOLVED)

That interesting about those idler gears. I may replace those because the one that engages the flywheel is a bit worn on one side. The clutch I am referring to is #1 in the drawing. Mine spins either direction. Is there a preferred replacement for it? ============ CR Go to this topic again. This ti...
by ViragoJoe
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1984/85 VX1000 Starter Clutch (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: 1984/85 VX1000 Starter Clutch (SOLVED)

Is there an aftermarket starter clutch that people prefer? ============ CR, The old parts have been superseded into an assembly now consisting of two parts sold as one. See this Topic: New to me 87 xv1100 typical starter issues (California) https://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=2153&p=...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: 1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)

I ment I have to squeeze the brake lever "hard". The light comes ON pretty late at the moment. ============ Yamgo, The front brake light switch isn't adjustable like the rear switch. If it takes excessive pressure to activate it. Chances are the contacts within the switch are worn. I suggest replac...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Blinker issues and Fuse? (Ottawa Ontario)
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: 1983 XV500 Blinker issues and Fuse? (Ottawa Ontario)

Hey, Sorry for late reply. I travel for work and sometimes gone a bit. That is pretty cool. I may just update it to a new one and leave it be then. They are only about 20 CAD on amazon. Thanks for all the info. I love reading about that stuff. Still haven't had time to test the lights and voltage d...