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by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1986 XV1100 Camshaft #2 compatibility (Minnesota) (SOLVED)
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: 1986 XV1100 Camshaft #2 compatibility (Minnesota) (SOLVED)

The front cam froze up and was a major issue. I finally got it out and the cam needs to be replaced. I am also upgrading the large round metal bearing (Solid Bushing) thing, to actual ball bearings. I have an 85 XV700 and the cams look exactly the same and their part numbers are exceptionally close...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2002 XV250 chain issues on new to me Virago (U.S.) (Solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: 2002 XV250 chain issues on new to me Virago (U.S.) (Solved)

I got my chain, and sprockets on today, and it took care of the tight spot issue. I rode about 10 miles today between rain showers, and it rode fine, and smoothly. I got it up to about 65,or so and could tell it would do a little more, but it was very happy at 55, which is all I need. I am confiden...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1981 xv 750 mono rear wheel swap (England)
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: 1981 xv 750 mono rear wheel swap (England)

Hello All ,can anyone help me with my xv750 1981 mono . I would like to change the rear wheel to three or four solid spoke cast wheel but I’m unsure if there is any that will fit .I understand that I may have some engineering to do but I’m looking to try and keep my original drum brake and drive sh...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: This Is Why Your Motorcycle Has a Redline [INFO.]
Replies: 1
Views: 50

This Is Why Your Motorcycle Has a Redline [INFO.]

Well boys and girls.

This Is Why Your Motorcycle Has a Redline:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhOl9Uh_nyw
by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped (Ottawa Ontario)
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped (Ottawa Ontario)

Hey G, I just recalled seeing this: I also have a buddy down the road who likes beer and has rebuilt more bikes than I can count Well sir, I hope you have stocked up on beer. If Justin Trudeau has opened up the border, I could drive over and help you guys out with your bike repair. About 500 miles (...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped (Ottawa Ontario)
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped (Ottawa Ontario)

Perfect - I was hoping that was your answer. I also have a buddy down the road who likes beer and has rebuilt more bikes than I can count (current one a 75 850 'Moto Guzzi) This is going to be a longer rebuild as I am going to try to powder coat parts and rebuild it to last. hence the money on the ...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped (Ottawa Ontario)
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped (Ottawa Ontario)

Morning all So my latest endeavor has come up with a knucklhead that must have stripped the spark plug, proceed to screw it up trying to tap it and then covered the plug with goop and put it in lol. I am not a mechanic however I like to attempt everything one and screw it up twice before getting it...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Service Manuals & Documentation
Topic: 1983 XV500 Service Manual (U.S.)
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: 1983 XV500 Service Manual (U.S.)

G,

Rob moved them over to the Manuals Download Section.

Thanks you.
by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 2007 XV250 Can’t twist throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: 2007 XV250 Can’t twist throttle

My 2007 250 v twin has been parked for several years due to health reasons. I want to get it running again and know that fluids need changed & it needs a new battery and tires for sure. When I pushed the bike the other day I noticed the throttle doesn’t twist. I wanted to do some of the needed work...
by ViragoJoe
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1996 Virago XV750 Fuel Filter Question (Northeast USA)
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: 1996 Virago XV750 Fuel Filter Question (Northeast USA)

I have a 1996 xv750 with the original petcock setup. I am pretty sure my main fuel filter is clogged as the bike runs erratically (one cylinder/stalls/surges/etc.) after a couple of minutes when running on that setting. When I switch to reserve (or prime), it seems to run fine. Where can I get repl...