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by Schu
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Why is a Virago hard to start when cold? [CLOSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Why is a Virago hard to start when cold?

Chelle my 95 XV1100 Vgo was the same way on cold days. It would start on one cylinder and idle for a minute or two before the second cylinder would kick in. It always started, but it always acted that way on a cold day. That's one thing I do not miss. My new Yamaha V-twin is fuel injected and instan...
by Schu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: My stable
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: My stable

That looks like a great project bike, and parts are easy to find. I have that exact bike waiting its turn on the operating table. Although yours is nicer. Do yourself a favor and register/join Yamaha-Enduros.com for the most helpful forum members you'll ever meet, outside of Viragohelp or coarse.
by Schu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: My stable
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: My stable

Rob, You are starting to remind me of my Pal Bill Schu here in Michigan. He currently has 14 bikes after selling his 97 XV1100. See his collection here: https://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=956 I always tell him that he is a motorcycle dealer rather than a Collector/Restorer. Hey Joe, ...
by Schu
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Show us your ride!! [INTRO]
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Show us your ride!!

I hope Chelle doesn't mind if I post someone else's ride........ I don't know anything about it. Found the photo online, but look what this guy did with a Virago 1100. He obviously likes mid 70s Yamahas more than I do. That has to be one rip roaring monster to ride.
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by Schu
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Hot Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Hot Exhaust

Ha ha.
You are absolutely right. I forgot all about that frameless setup. Those Vgo's are so weird.
That's why you're the boss of this place Joe!
by Schu
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Hot Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Hot Exhaust

Hey Chelle, treat yourself to one of these little scissor lifts. You sound like you're a do it yourself, clean it, fix it, maintain it, kind of person. If so, you would love it. They are a little unnerving the first time you put your bike up on it by yourself, but it's a breeze once you figure it ou...
by Schu
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Show us your ride!! [INTRO]
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Show us your ride!!

2017 SCR950 I sold my Virago to buy this brand new retro style bike from Yamaha. As you can see, they somewhat styled it after the bikes I've been collecting. It turns out that very few people liked the look and sales were dismal. I got this bike at a great price because dealers were worried about b...
by Schu
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Show us your ride!! [INTRO]
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Show us your ride!!

1970 CT175 This bike gets ridden hard and put away wet. I bought it simply because my best friend had one when we were 15 years old and he could always beat me on my Kawasaki 175. Mine was big and sluggish with rotary valve induction. His was light and responsive with reed valve induction. I added a...
by Schu
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Show us your ride!! [INTRO]
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Show us your ride!!

1971 & 72 JT60s I am currently refurbishing these two mini enduros and have obtained third one that has a lot of better quality parts than these two currently have. I'm about 60% complete right now and have parts scattered everywhere. The little white one was someone's attempt at making a bike from ...
by Schu
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Show us your ride!! [INTRO]
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Show us your ride!!

1974 Honda Z50 Notice something here? It's a Honda. My boss obtained this bike for free and asked if I could get it running for his grandkids to ride. Upon further investigation, it needed a lot of work to be worthy of safely putting your grandkids on it. And when grandma found out about grandpas pl...