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by ViragoJoe
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1983 XV 750 (INTRO)
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: 1983 XV 750 (INTRO) Oregon

Nice work! I’m starting to put together an ‘83 750 project bike I was gifted. They’d already started a single carb conversion so and the manifolds already in place. Just waiting on an intake boot in the mail, and I’ll be able to see if she fires up. It’s my first bike as well. Any words to the wise...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Hi everyone, 1986 Virago XV 750 T & 1985 XV1000 (Victoria BC Canada)
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Hi everyone, 1986 Virago XV 750 T & 1985 XV1000 (Victoria BC Canada)

Hi, new to the forum... but not really new to the bike.. The first bike I had was a Yamaha 125, but after a couple of years I wanted something bigger for the highways. I bought a 1986 Virago XV 750 T in late 1999, it was in really good shape, the previous owner bought it new and was a bike mechanic...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1984 XV1000 New to the forum, two questions, Gas Cap Venting & Speedometer
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: 1984 XV1000 New to the forum, two questions, Gas Cap Venting & Speedometer

Hi all, It sounds like I have a similar issue to Skrip. My Virago will run for about 10 miles or so and then I will pretty abruptly lose power while on the road. At first I will notice hesitation when I give it throttle, and very soon after that it will die. Motorcycle is still on - lights, horn wo...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Exhaust
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: 1983 XV500 Exhaust

Hi All. New Guy. New to the XV models. I picked up an XV500. Runs really well but would like to update a few things including replacing the stock exhaust system with something like straight pipes on the right side. What are my options in aftermarket exhaust systems? I just haven't been able to find...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago Tips
Topic: OEM windshield size
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: OEM windshield size

DaveNS wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:45 pm
Does anyone know the height and width of Yamaha windshield for virago ?
What year and flavor Virago is the windshield to fit?
by ViragoJoe
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2001 XV250 engine Swap (Not Recommended)
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: 2001 XV250 engine Swap (Not Recommended)

My son Has had his 2001 XV250 for 4 years now he started learning to ride and work on it at 14. He has made it his. Now he would like to see about putting a bigger engine in his 250 frame We are wondering what if any engines that are bigger fit in the 250? Well XvDad, We are wondering what if any e...
by ViragoJoe
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Hello, have 2000 xv1600 and a 2001 xv250
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Hello, have 2000 xv1600 and a 2001 xv250

XvDad wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:44 pm
I ride a 2000 xv1600
My son Has been riding a 2001 xv250
Welcome to Virago Help.
by ViragoJoe
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 19XX? XV535 Carb drain plugs (U.K.) (Suggested Fix) (CLOSED)
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: 19XX? XV535 Carb drain plugs (U.K.) (Suggested Fix) (CLOSED)

Sam,
It may be possible to drill into it and place a small diameter piece of brass tubing into it providing the means to be able to check float height then. Unfortunately, carburetors may need to be removed to do this.
by ViragoJoe
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 19XX? XV535 Carb drain plugs (U.K.) (Suggested Fix) (CLOSED)
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: 19XX? XV535 Carb drain plugs (U.K.) (Suggested Fix) (CLOSED)

Hi, I'm trying to check fuel level, however one of the plastic drain plugs is broken. Can they be replaced, do they come off ? I cant see them anywhere in schematics etc. Any help appreciated. IMG_0121.jpg What year XV535? I took a random look at a 1996 XV535 parts schematic. #42 . . Plug, Drain 2L...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 trip meter reset knob - broken (Oakland CA) (ON HOLD, PENDING UPDATE)
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: 1995 XV1100 trip meter reset knob - broken (Oakland CA)

jsyzdek wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:09 pm
Thx Joe! this should work.

I'm in the middle of plum season now: got about 250lbs of plums on the tree that need some sugar and heat to last me till next June. When the plum wave is over I'll get into this. I'll report back on how it worked.
Yarek,

Did the fix work?