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by geezyrider
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1992 XV535 Won't Start (U.K.)
Replies: 18
Views: 2893

Re: 1992 XV535 Won't Start (U.K.)

I have a Q about the front cyl compression at 25. That could just be bad clearance causing the valve to not close all the way could it not? Also my 1994 xv535 runs like crap misfiring when the reserve sw is in the reserve position. So I never let the mileage past 120 miles before refueling. Also do ...
by geezyrider
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1994 YAMAHA XV535 INADEQUATE TOP END SPEED (Georgia U.S.A.)
Replies: 22
Views: 5146

Re: 1994 YAMAHA XV535 INADEQUATE TOP END SPEED (Georgia U.S.A.)

I purchased a Kawasaki 500 Spectre that had no top end speed. Drove me crazy checking everything okay including compression. Finally turned it over to a mechanic, turned out that the cam chain was off by a few links.
by geezyrider
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Back in the fold
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Re: Back in the fold

Yes Joe, it has been taken off Craigs List. But you never know what this old fool may try at any given day or time.
by geezyrider
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: Back in the fold
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Back in the fold

Tried out a 2007 AN400 Burgman Scooter. Not to my liking. The only plus about it was the huge storage space under the seat. Handling in the twisties was scary. I'll stay with two wheelers that have the larger, better handling wheels/tires.
by geezyrider
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Ignition System
Topic: NGK SPARK PLUGS with CDI SYSTEMS [INFO]
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: NGK SPARK PLUGS with CDI SYSTEMS [INFO]

Joe, what about the high resistance spark plug wires, wont they cancel the effect of that low resistor plug?
by geezyrider
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1993 Virago XV535 cuts out + other issues (U.K.) (Work-In-Progress)
Replies: 34
Views: 7147

Re: 1993 Virago XV535 cuts out + other issues

Is the reserve switch on the right handlebar in the reserve position? When I switched to reserve the last time my motor started misfiring and running badly. So now I never let it get low enough to have to use reserve. Mainly because that valve is in a snollygoster position to work on.
by geezyrider
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1993 Virago XV535 cuts out + other issues (U.K.) (Work-In-Progress)
Replies: 34
Views: 7147

Re: 1993 Virago XV535 cuts out + other issues

you stated that one time or other it had to cool down 10 minutes before it would restart. That definitely makes me think of an electrical problem. I will take a look at my 1994 xv535 wiring diagram and get back to you.
by geezyrider
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1993 Virago XV535 cuts out + other issues (U.K.) (Work-In-Progress)
Replies: 34
Views: 7147

Re: 1993 Virago XV535 cuts out + other issues

I wish that I had an answer for you. But the only thing that I know for sure is that when open pipes are installed the bike WILL run like hell even to the point of occasional backfiring unless larger jets are installed. Re: oily plug, could possibly be caused by bad piston rings and or not firing pr...
by geezyrider
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV250
Topic: 1996 XV250 Low Voltage on Headlight (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: 1996 XV250 Low Voltage on Headlight (SOLVED)

2wheels, what part of the Pacific NW Y'all from? I am from Birch Bay, WA
by geezyrider
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: FUEL STABILIZER COMPARISON TEST
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: FUEL STABILIZER COMPARISON TEST

Joe, I have been using Stabil for several decades on everything that uses Gasoline, And every motor that I have used it on has never failed to start right up next Spring. The reason that Stabil gets a bad name is because the users fail to follow the instructions on the bottle properly. I occasionall...