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This was a tough decision to decide on. I generally stay behind the scenes keeping this site chugging along. Joe, is the one that gives out the amazing wealth of knowledge he has. I've put an amazing amount of time into the bringing together this website and not to mention have footed the bills a few times. I've kept us hacker free for a damn long time. I never ask much of you guy/gals. Only if we get in crunch time and the site needs a little help. Ive never asked for the ridiculous thousands I have seen another site ask for.. ridiculous is the perfect word. I even removed ads for those that log in, severely cutting revenue. Sites been about helping people, not making money. I feel bad actually doing this.. but I need help. I have gastroparesis brought on from diabetes(20+ years). I've been struggling with this nightmare for over 3 years. Finally diagnosed beginning this year. Look it up. Look up worst cases... that's me. Ive lost 60 lbs since January. 28 days ago the company I've worked for for many years found their dirty lil way to fire me. I was approved for up to 3 days off a week for fmla.. that really pissed them off. So illegally fired, savings drained from medical bills, bad diabetic now with no insurance. I'm in deep shit. That is politely saying it unfortunately. If any of you guys cant help please at least keep me in your thoughts. If this was wrong, me asking for help, my apologies. I'm declining in health fast, and unemployment hasn't came through yet and that in itself is a nightmare. Anyone who can, please donate to the website. This time it goes to help me. Thank you everyone. Again, my apologies for asking. I honestly don't know what to do or where to turn.
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UPDATE: THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN A FEW OF YOU DONATING. THANK YOU SO MUCH, I'M LITERALLY IN TEARS AS I TYPE THIS. EVERY PENNY COUNTS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THE HEROES RIGHT NOW.

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by ViragoJoe
Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV920
Topic: 1983 XV920MK misfire ignition problem (WestVirginia)
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: 1983 XV920MK misfire ignition problem (WestVirginia)

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: 299

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)
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: 1987 XV535 completely dead? (Arlington Tx)

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: 119

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: 144

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: 144

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: 144

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: 140

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: 291

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...
by ViragoJoe
Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1991 Virago XV1100 cuts out on idle when warm (London, UK?)
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: 1991 Virago XV1100 cuts out on idle when warm (London, UK?)

Had the idle turned up by a garage. Ram fine for a day. Next day once she is warmed up if I let her idle within 10 seconds she stalls. I note the revs get low before she cuts out. Seems the ‘idle speed’ was adjusted but maybe it has reverted back to being lower than desired. How do I adjust this? =...