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by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

I'm working on both sides, because, at this point, considering that I'm opening one side I want to check also the other to be sure that all is ok. The former owner used blue threadlocker, don't ask me why, he was probably mentally ill. Eventually, heating up a lot, I managed to open the penultimate...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Hello Joe, thanks again a lot, I have seen the videos and I'm checking on the manual. Still, now my biggest problem is that all the screws are blocked there, hard as rocks, regardless of two days of wd 40. The Clutch side is the right one that keeps still the support for the clutch cable, I tried e...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: CDI from 86 Venture Royal work on a 95 Virago 1100? (Michigan)
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: CDI from 86 Venture Royal work on a 95 Virago 1100? (Michigan)

I would say NO! Virago's Only had TCI's Ign. (Igniter) Boxes. You will have to stay in the realm of the Virago family and model year, they are not interchangeable from Virago to Virago either. CONFUSED about CDI vs TCI and What's On Your Virago? [INFO.] https://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Hello Joe, So, the year should be 2001. in the afternoon I will open the clutch and I should be able to see if is the Starter Clutch. As soon it's open I will upload some photos/videos. In the meanwhile, thanks a lot to both of you, your help is really precious. ============ Efus, Not the Clutch si...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

efus,

What year is your XV250?

Sounds to me, like your Starter Clutch Assembly is seized and doesn't disengage from the starter causing the bike to stall when starter button is released after starting. Starter Clutch would need to be replaced.
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

efus wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:16 am
I tried just now, and yes, the wheel roll (the floor of the garage is very slippery, so it was able to turn without advancing)
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efus,
So, the wheel turns, however, won't advance the bike for the floor is too slippy to allow forward movement, CORRECT?
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

efus,

Did the bike move forward as you turned the crankshaft while in 1st gear?
by ViragoJoe
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

efus, Important factor here that everyone forgets. What year is your Virago? From year to year Yamaha makes changes. Externally, they look the same, however, under their skins are differences. Before we get off into the weeds by covering too many things at one time like Valves, pistons, and other th...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Hello Joe, I confirm that I can run with the gear in and the clutch pulled, and instantly stop as soon I leave it. The pistons are free, if I move the engine by turning the camshaft with the wrench the pistons move and there is compression, same for the wheel connected with the starter motor. I'm h...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)
Replies: 32
Views: 113

Re: XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

efus,

See this video on an XV535 with seized Starter Clutch:

Starter Stuck Engaged - How to Replace the Starter Clutch on a Motorcycle - Yamaha Virago xv535

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-qMPvhQXb8

Except, do not use red Lock-tight! You won't be able to take it apart if it fails again.