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by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1991 XV1100 Voltage Regulator / Rectifier (Canada)
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: 1991 XV1100 Voltage Regulator / Rectifier (Canada)

Mike (Zen),

You can also do this to help the Regulator / Rectifier keep its Cool by applying Heat Sinks

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R-R with HEAT SINK SIDE VIEW 20171116_093057.jpg
R-R with HEAT SINK TOP VIEW 20171116_092741.jpg
by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?

I'm never happy for anyone's misfortune, but this one is kinda funny. As old as these bikes are, they are quite torquey :) Add a cold tire and slick concrete into the mix, and lack of experience... there you have it. I do wonder where the oil came from. I do wonder where the oil came from. Yarek, T...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: 1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?
Replies: 2
Views: 19

1988 XV1100 Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?

I just happened to come across this video on YouTube.

I'm speechless :!: I just hope he stays off the ladder that I saw hanging in the garage.

Your thoughts, feelings, and/or comments?

IDIOT CRASHES HIS 1988 Yamaha Virago XV1100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whDiUfU-b7I
by ViragoJoe
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: 1996 XV1100 fuel pumping out of the air cleaner vent hose (New York)
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: 1996 XV1100 fuel pumping out of the air cleaner vent hose (New York)

Pushing the switch on the turn signals results in one click on the relay, then nothing. No left or right signals. No four way either. I've looked at the wiring and cannot find the correct color code - brown - feeding the relay. Have gotten all kinds of comments on replacing the signal relay by spli...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2002 XV250 Cracked intake, but runs well (U.S.) Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: 2002 XV250 Cracked intake, but runs well (U.S.) Topic is solved

BillyBob, I now don't think it is idleing too fast. I downloaded an owner's manual ,and was surprised that it is sussposed to idle around 1,400- 1,500 rpm. I definitly won't mess with the carb if it runs well after changing the intake. I just thought if the intake was leaking ,I may run too rich aft...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: 1996 XV1100 fuel pumping out of the air cleaner vent hose (New York)
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: 1996 XV1100 fuel pumping out of the air cleaner vent hose (New York)

Rich,
Still chasing that electrical bug causing the turn signals to stop working.
So, what is going on here?
by ViragoJoe
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: 1996 XV1100 fuel pumping out of the air cleaner vent hose (New York)
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: 1996 XV1100 fuel pumping out of the air cleaner vent hose (New York)

Hi Joe, Thanks for the response. Bike was on the sidestand but more importantly I had already taken your advice and installed a manual shutoff valve which remains closed during the idle time. I'll check the oil level but don't expect to have a diluted with gas situation. Probably time to drop and r...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: 1996 XV1100 fuel pumping out of the air cleaner vent hose (New York)
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: 1996 XV1100 fuel pumping out of the air cleaner vent hose (New York)

Tapped the carbs with a screwdriver handle and must have knocked the floats loose. Started up immediately and ran for ten miles with no issues. Will continue to run carb cleaner in the fuel through it to make sure the floats don't get stuckagain, and try not to leave it for months without riding! H...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2002 XV250 Cracked intake, but runs well (U.S.) Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: 2002 XV250 Cracked intake, but runs well (U.S.) Topic is solved

So, what did the leak test of the starting fluid provide you? Is it leaking? Did RPM's at idle change with the spray test? How about a link to this chaps (TattsForlife) video. If you are going to referencing someone, we need to see what you saw. Other wise it is meaningless and has no added value t...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 xv500 side covers and more (Location?)
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: 1983 xv500 side covers and more (Location?)

Hi everyone, new to the forum, first post. I just bought at 1983 xv500. It needs a few things including: both side covers left front turn signal (or reasonable 'aftermarket' replacement option for both) Also, I'll probably post this in another section but it has issues with the vacuum petcock since...