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by ViragoJoe
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1985 Yamaha virago xv1000 runs great for a few minutes Then dies (Vermont) (Pending Update Information)
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: 1985 Yamaha virago xv1000 runs great for a few minutes Then dies (Vermont)

Thank you for the idea. I will install a switch on the orange wire and once it start to act up I’ll switch it off. If this fixes it I’ll replace the box. Thanks for pointing me in the next direction. I was unsure of where to go Nfost, Your detailed description made the difference and jogged our mem...
by ViragoJoe
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV535
Topic: 1990 XV535 Carb drain plugs (Scotland) (Suggested Fix) (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: 1990 XV535 Carb drain plugs (Scotland) (Suggested Fix) (SOLVED)

boatsam wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:13 am
Job done. Managed to do use a small screw as a pilot, no need to remove carbs. Many thanks again :)
Sam,
Glad that worked for you.

Thank you for letting us know.
by ViragoJoe
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1985 Yamaha virago xv1000 runs great for a few minutes Then dies (Vermont) (Pending Update Information)
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: 1985 Yamaha virago xv1000 runs great for a few minutes Then dies (Vermont)

Hey all. I have a 1985 Yamaha virago Xv1000. I’ve had the big bike for a few months. I put close to 300 miles on it with no issue. But now after I ride it for a little while it will start to big bog down. It seems to only be running on one cylinder. My tach will also cut out and read zero. I’ve thr...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: 1983 XV 750 (INTRO)
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: 1983 XV 750 (INTRO) Oregon

Nice work! I’m starting to put together an ‘83 750 project bike I was gifted. They’d already started a single carb conversion so and the manifolds already in place. Just waiting on an intake boot in the mail, and I’ll be able to see if she fires up. It’s my first bike as well. Any words to the wise...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Hi everyone, 1986 Virago XV 750 T & 1985 XV1000 (Victoria BC Canada)
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Hi everyone, 1986 Virago XV 750 T & 1985 XV1000 (Victoria BC Canada)

Hi, new to the forum... but not really new to the bike.. The first bike I had was a Yamaha 125, but after a couple of years I wanted something bigger for the highways. I bought a 1986 Virago XV 750 T in late 1999, it was in really good shape, the previous owner bought it new and was a bike mechanic...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1000
Topic: 1984 XV1000 New to the forum, two questions, Gas Cap Venting & Speedometer
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: 1984 XV1000 New to the forum, two questions, Gas Cap Venting & Speedometer

Hi all, It sounds like I have a similar issue to Skrip. My Virago will run for about 10 miles or so and then I will pretty abruptly lose power while on the road. At first I will notice hesitation when I give it throttle, and very soon after that it will die. Motorcycle is still on - lights, horn wo...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV500
Topic: 1983 XV500 Exhaust (Chicago, IL.)
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: 1983 XV500 Exhaust (Chicago, IL.)

Hi All. New Guy. New to the XV models. I picked up an XV500. Runs really well but would like to update a few things including replacing the stock exhaust system with something like straight pipes on the right side. What are my options in aftermarket exhaust systems? I just haven't been able to find...
by ViragoJoe
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago Tips
Topic: OEM windshield size
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: OEM windshield size

DaveNS wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:45 pm
Does anyone know the height and width of Yamaha windshield for virago ?
What year and flavor Virago is the windshield to fit?
by ViragoJoe
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2001 XV250 engine Swap (Not Recommended)
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 2001 XV250 engine Swap (Not Recommended)

My son Has had his 2001 XV250 for 4 years now he started learning to ride and work on it at 14. He has made it his. Now he would like to see about putting a bigger engine in his 250 frame We are wondering what if any engines that are bigger fit in the 250? Well XvDad, We are wondering what if any e...
by ViragoJoe
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Park Your Bike Here
Topic: Hello, have 2000 xv1600 and a 2001 xv250
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Hello, have 2000 xv1600 and a 2001 xv250

XvDad wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:44 pm
I ride a 2000 xv1600
My son Has been riding a 2001 xv250
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