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by ViragoJoe
Thu May 06, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1983 XV750 Midnight Classic (Alberta, Canada)
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: 1983 XV750 Midnight Classic (Alberta, Canada)

Hey guys. I'm working on an 83 Midnight Classic 750. I'm going to try to customize and cafe it out a bit. I'm not very mechanical though, so I'm thankful for this website and forum. Here are my first couple of questions: if I am to replace the seat with a brat or cafe style, what size should I look...
by ViragoJoe
Wed May 05, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 Yamaha Virago XV500 carb rebuild kit (U.S.)
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: 1983 Yamaha Virago XV500 carb rebuild kit (U.S.)

I'm looking for a carb rebuild kit or carburetors for my 83 xv500 See your previous post for carburetor information: 1983 XV500 Carburetor https://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1734 The Carburetors for XV500's were: Two 23mm Mikuni Constant Velocity Downdraft carburetors Then look on t...
by ViragoJoe
Wed May 05, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Carburetor (U.S.)
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: 1983 XV500 Carburetor (U.S.)

I'm having trouble finding info about the 83 Yamaha virago xv500 since I updated my Google app. I haven't tried too hard yet but I was wondering if any of y'all new exactly which carburetor I need to replace the current one. Also, an owner's manual that is cheap would help. Sorry I'm not giving y'a...
by ViragoJoe
Wed May 05, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Service Manuals & Documentation
Topic: 1983 XV500 Service Manual (U.S.)
Replies: 1
Views: 21

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

So you don't have a manual for the virago XV 500? One of the posts said that there's not a lot of info on this bike. I don't have info but would like some help. Is this just for other types of Yamaha bikes for the most part?.. ballard, You read that correctly. There isn't much information on 1983 X...
by ViragoJoe
Wed May 05, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1985 Virago 1000 carburetors leaking (Iowa)
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: 1985 Virago 1000 carburetors leaking (Iowa)

Mark, For float level specs click on this link below and then scroll to the very bottom: A Quick Reference to Virago Specifications https://www.viragohelp.com/virago-specifications/ Additional information regarding float settings: float adjustment [CLOSED] https://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php...
by ViragoJoe
Mon May 03, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1985 xv700NC, 699cc (New Zealand) [Intro.]
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: 1985 xv700NC, 699cc (New Zealand) [Intro.]

It is way to easy for someone over here to put a vehicle in someone else name so I dont want my vin number displayed publicly for my own peace of mind if the bike was to ever come up for sale I have all the paperwork to prove this is legitimate. Didn't mean to strike a nerve here. However, it can r...
by ViragoJoe
Sun May 02, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1985 xv700NC, 699cc (New Zealand) [Intro.]
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: 1985 xv700NC, 699cc (New Zealand) [Intro.]

I recently had a warrent of fitness done and passed it is also registered im very glad to have it legal to ride on the road the number ive blacked out is the vin number so its not public, theres a site by the name of carjam.com im able to order a full report on the bike ill get back to you when ive...
by ViragoJoe
Sun May 02, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 1989 virago XV250W vacuum lines (?) (North Carolina)
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: 1989 virago XV250W vacuum lines (?) (North Carolina)

I recently bought an 89 250, the intake boot was cracked. I replaced it, but the nipple has a brass barb and I don't know of where to connect the hose. The bike idles very high and has no throttle snap back.. I bought it this way and I have a manual but I can't find where it's supposed to be routed...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Wanted: Used dirt bikes (Oakland, California) (SOLVED: 2004 125cc Obtained)
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Wanted: Used dirt bikes (Oakland, California) (SOLVED: 2004 125cc Obtained

Jarek, Bill Schu has restored 15 dirt bikes here in Michigan. He is super knowledgeable when it comes to dirt bikes. Go to this link below. Then scroll to the top and work your way down and you will see some of the dirt bikes that Bill has restored. In any of the posts made by Bill will have his scr...
by ViragoJoe
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1991 XV750 low compression pressure on both cylinders (California) (Work in Progress/Completed)
Replies: 32
Views: 2339

Re: 1991 XV750 low compression pressure on both cylinders (California) (Work in Progress/Completed)

Update on the running: It runs but seems the take-off from stationary(1st gear) is kind of lack of power, you have to rev motor up to near 3000 rpm to feel the power to get started. once it's running, shift up to 2nd or 3rd seems OK, power feels right. Another issue is: when idling after warms up, ...