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by ViragoJoe
Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1998 Virago XV1100 single carb conversion problem (Virginia)
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: 1998 Virago XV1100 single carb conversion problem (Virginia)

This is a bit of a mystery... 1998 Yamaha Virago Special with KJS custom intake manifold and single Mikuni HS40 carburetor Problem: engine races when in neutral or when clutch is depressed in between shifting gears AND plugs foul almost every ride 1. Rebuilt carburetor 4 times, applied moly spray t...
by ViragoJoe
Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: travel tool box
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: travel tool box

From what I have read on the Dunlop 404's is that they are a good traction tire and hug the road surfaces wet/dry. Provide a smoother ride overall. However, for aggressive riding like you do they are somewhat inferior for that type of riding. Not to forget to mention their softer rubber compounds ca...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500k fuel petcock (Kansas) (CLOSED)
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: 1983 XV500k fuel petcock (Kansas) (CLOSED)

katdust wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:16 pm
so there is a chance blocking off all the vacuum likes won't let the engine rune properly?
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katdust,

I'm not sure, so check on this. But, I believe your XV500 has a vacuum operated fuel pump. So it will need a vacuum hook up to pump fuel.
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1985 Xv 1000 fuel pump issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: 1985 Xv 1000 fuel pump issue?

So bike runs magnificent all summer, however part way through the season I notice a change in the fuel pump sound. Every time ignition is turned on fuel pump runs the complete long cycle, not it’s regular 2 blips after initial start. Still didn’t cause me any concern as it ran great, until I ran lo...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: travel tool box
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: travel tool box

Yarek,

What brand of tires were you running on that day?

Dunlop 404's by chance?
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500k fuel petcock (Kansas) (CLOSED)
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: 1983 XV500k fuel petcock (joplin mo)

right now I just have a on off petcock and a little fuel tank to test the engine because I got it for 200$ and I don't know what works and doest work. so I blocked off all the vacum lines like you said it the previous coment and im just trying to make sure I did it right. it's my first time working...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500k fuel petcock (Kansas) (CLOSED)
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: 1983 XV500k fuel petcock (joplin mo)

would this work as a setup without the vacum petcock? ============ katdust, we dunno. what have you done, care to elaborate? What do you have installed if you don't have a vacuum petcock installed? Also, please update your profile with Joplin, Mo.USA and your bike information 1983 XV500. Thanks, th...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 Virago XV500 ignition coil (joplin mo)
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: 1983 Virago XV500 ignition coil (joplin mo)

is there any aftermarket ignition coils I can put on my 500 or do they have to be the stock yamaha ones. I have a 1983 vx500 ============ katdust, Ignition Coil Assembly 4X7-82310-70-00 There are a few used sets on Ebay: 1981 - 1983 YAMAHA XV 500 750 920 J VIRAGO IGNITION COILS https://www.ebay.com...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: travel tool box
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: travel tool box

From my personal experience, the only thing I ever really needed was a JIS screwdriver and zip-ties. I wonder if I'm just extremely lucky, or is my low failure rate a product of good maintenance... ============ Well sir, It is a little of both extremely lucky and good maintenance. However, as for m...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: travel tool box
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: travel tool box

Yarek, ON THE ROAD, 2-MUST HAVES https://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=373 Also, place a pdf file of the Repair Manual on your phone. Doesn't hurt to have a picture of your drivers license, registration, and Insurance. just say'n. Small first aid kit. You can get a cut when on the side of th...