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by Schu
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 1995 XV1100 suspension upgrades?
Replies: 13
Views: 8444

Re: 1995 XV1100 suspension upgrades?

Great thread!
Great info!
by Schu
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: 1995 XV1100 Calif. Emissions Backfiring at low rev (CLOSED)

Well done! Glad you solved your carb problem, but I would've like to have known more about that forward swing on your side stand. I had the exact same bike as yours (even the color) and twice my bike rolled forward and toppled off the side stand. I ground some material off the portion where the stan...
by Schu
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Show us your ride!! [INTRO]
Replies: 32
Views: 15757

Re: Show us your ride!! [INTRO]

1971 CT175 I took in another wayward Enduro to my Yamaha Rescue Shelter. It's a 1971 CT175. Most of my Enduros are mid 70s with very few of the earlier badge bikes. So I couldn't let this one get away. Got it for $450. The seller was probably about 35 years old. Said it was his dad's bike and his da...
by Schu
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Virago Chat Room
Topic: Bad A$$ 750
Replies: 0
Views: 5301

Bad A$$ 750

Thought you folks would enjoy a look at this bike if you haven't already seen it.
Sooo many custom bikes have been made from Vgo's.

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ ... moto-show/
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: 2940

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: 2079

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: 2079

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 95 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: 32
Views: 15757

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.
Click Image to Enlarge:
by Schu
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Hot Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

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: 1795

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...