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by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1996 XV535 Dies after half a mile (Salem OR) (Work-In-Progress)
Replies: 47
Views: 6593

Re: 1996 XV535 Dies after half a mile (Salem OR) (Work-In-Progress)

EFFFFFF! What are the negative side effects associated with NOT running one? Seeing that the 535 have an inline fuel filter also? The Stand pipes are what the Petcock Reserve fuel system uses to meter the fuel to signal you when to switch the throttle switch cluster from "ON" to "RES" to start usin...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1996 XV535 Dies after half a mile (Salem OR) (Work-In-Progress)
Replies: 47
Views: 6593

Re: 1996 XV535 Dies after half a mile (Work-In-Progress) (Salem OR)

Now another problem. It looks as though one of the fuel filters (fuel towers) broke off in my tank. I was able to remove it, but I do not see JUST that piece available for purchase. 2 questions: 1. can you help me find it? 2. If it is not for sale, any "neat" ways to make one work? petcock filter.p...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Re: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)

Ok, all sorted. I reinstalled the diaphragms by smearing a little silicone sealant in the groove just to hold it in place long enough to put the covers on. Trouble is, it was still running rough at the low end. So I dismantled the carb slider again and consulted the diagrams online... Turns out tha...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1987 XV1000 Need help with weird sound from engine (Norge, Norway)
Replies: 8
Views: 49

Re: 1987 XV1000 Need help with weird sound from engine (Norge, Norway)

Thank you. I have listened with a mechanics stethoscope around the engine, but I can not tell where the sound is coming from. I hear it best when putting the stetcoscope on the exhaust pipes just outside the cylinders, but I guess thats because of the pipes being hollow and amplifiing the sound. An...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1987 XV1000 Need help with weird sound from engine (Norge, Norway)
Replies: 8
Views: 49

Re: 1987 XV1000 Need help with weird sound from engine (Norge, Norway)

Here is a longer clip of the bike running: https://youtu.be/48hDc0louH8 Rune, Still sounds like a Connecting Rod Knock to me. Other members on the sight may chime in with their $0.02 cents on what they think it is. To me, it is a Connecting Rod Knock. Do you have a mechanics stethoscope where you c...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Re: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)

tomandsophie wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:09 am
Damn, that's a shame. Ah well, looks like the carbs are coming off this afternoon then...

Good luck!

Keep us posted on your progress.
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Re: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)

Thanks for the advice. I have watched that video before, and the bit that he does that I can't do with the carbs on the bike is to put a finger in the top to hold the slide in position while putting the cover on. Do you know if you can reach them through the air filter housing? Or do I need to take...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1987 XV1000 Need help with weird sound from engine (Norge, Norway)
Replies: 8
Views: 49

Re: 1987 XV1000 Need help with weird sound from engine (Norge, Norway)

Thanks for replying, the bike is a 1987 model with roughly 48K miles. Rune, In the USA there were only two model years for the XV1000 and that was 1984 and 85. However, different areas of the world have different market line ups for various Virago's. Hence your 1987 XV1000 model. This video support...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Re: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)

Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned also that the bike ran absolutely fine in the low rev range before I replaced the diaphragms, so I am a bit hesitant to fiddle with any other settings just yet. I wonder if I could get these symptoms if the diaphragm isn't correctly seated in the groove...
by ViragoJoe
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Re: 1999 XV535 Replaced carb diaphragms, now runs rough low revs (Sweden) (SOLVED)

Hi all, I recently bought a 1999 virago 535 and it wouldn't pull more than 110kph. So I bought some aftermarket diaphragms and installed them. Took it for a test ride and now it pulls like a train at high revs and whizzes past 110kph and upwards no problem. It's like a completely different bike. Ho...