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by ViragoJoe
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1985 XV750 spark weak yellow, but wont fire (Preston, U.K.)
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: 1985 XV750 spark weak yellow, but wont fire (Preston, U.K.)

loaferob wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:11 am
Virago Joe , Hi sorry , its been a while , got family issues , brother died ! , organizing a lot of stuff , should be back working on bike in a couple of weeks , got the new plugs .
cheers Paul
Paul,

Our condolences my friend.

Sorry, to hear of your loss.

Joe
by ViragoJoe
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped & MORE (Ottawa Ontario)
Replies: 11
Views: 411

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

G, My friend, If it isn't one of these Guide Pins to guide the Cylinder Head on to the Engine, then I have no idea what that Pin is: Click Images to Enlarge Them: Top View: Guide Pins Cylinder Head XV500 Top View.jpg Side View: Guide Pins Cylinder Head XV500 Side View.jpg Well sir, based upon lookin...
by ViragoJoe
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped & MORE (Ottawa Ontario)
Replies: 11
Views: 411

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

Thanks Joe Both bikes are 83' and both 500XV so I was a little surprised at these two parts. maybe I need to take a look again, maybe same year slightly different motors. they sure look identical and parts are the same measurements, I wore out my calipers checking. More curiosity because the donor ...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Spark Plug Port stripped & MORE (Ottawa Ontario)
Replies: 11
Views: 411

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

G, Reason model years on Virago's are so important. Yamaha makes design corrections from one model year to the next within the XV model being worked on.. What year is the donor bike you are taking the parts from? Usually, best thing is to use the exact same year donor bike as the bike your are tryin...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV920
Topic: 1982 XV920 - tank change with gravity petcock (Belgium)) (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 1982 XV920 - tank change with gravity petcock (Belgium)) (SOLVED)

Hi Virago Joe, Thanks for the solution and the fast response..! Bart, With the Gravity Petcock. Make sure you turn the fuel off after every ride. The gravity downward pressure of the fuel pressing against the carburetor float needle and seats can force fuel passed those shut off valves. Contaminati...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV920
Topic: 1982 XV920 - tank change with gravity petcock (Belgium)) (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 1982 XV920 - tank change with gravity petcock (Belgium) (SOLVED)

Hi there fellow Bikers, just found this forum and am very happy I did, I am currently rebuilding a XV 920, I did a tank change and instead of having a vacuum petcock it has a gravity one, the question now is what to do with the vacuum line that ran to the original petcock? Do I block it off or leav...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Ignition System
Topic: CONFUSED about CDI vs TCI and What's On Your Virago? [INFO.]
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: CONFUSED about CDI vs TCI and What's On Your Virago? [INFO.]

IMPORTANT TO KNOW!!

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TCI IS NOT CDI.png
by ViragoJoe
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1985 XV750 spark weak yellow, but wont fire (Preston, U.K.)
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: 1985 XV750 spark weak yellow, but wont fire (Preston, U.K.)

loaferob wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:42 pm
Virago Joe , cheers , i will get new plugs , 7s and check out the vid , cheers Paul
Make that B"P"7ES not BR7ES. Got to have the "P" in the I.D. BPR7ES is okay. Just has a Resister in it.
by ViragoJoe
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV750
Topic: 1985 XV750 spark weak yellow, but wont fire (Preston, U.K.)
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: 1985 XV750 spark weak yellow, but wont fire (Preston, U.K.)

Virago Joe , Thanks again for your help , the plugs in the bike are NGK R br8es ! i have drained the carbs,and got the tci out, its a 42x-20 J4T00872 , 1x 4pin and a 6 pin socket , i have claned the terminals . the 6 pin plug has 4 wires, orange, grey black and red/white , 4 pin plug , blue red gre...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Coil Test Question: are they different Primary vs secondary winding? (Information Provided)
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Coil Test Question: are they different Primary vs secondary winding?

im getting 4.2 on primarys but secondarys says 12.5 on one and 13.4 or around there on other one? some article for some super accel coil or something the guy took original readings and they are diffetent and acts like one coil is for one cylinder only? he says cylinder 1 is 12.32 and other is 13. a...