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Hello from North Yorkshire, UK

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:03 pm
by jonno51
Hello all,

Joined today after buying an 1100, which will be delivered next week. Had an 1100 about 20 years ago, but since then I've mainly had sportsbikes or tourers apart from a year when I had a VN800 Drifter as a second bike.

The bike I've bought has done 60k miles but is in good condition. I'll be doing all the usual checks before I take it out (fluids, pads, battery charge etc) although with the weather here "taking it out" could mean March next year.
I do a lot of my own work on my bikes so I'm looking forward to a simple bike with no fuel injection, no liquid cooling and no fairings.
Based on my recollections of the last XV, I'll definitely be changing the fork oil and putting progressive springs in, as well as installing some Ricor Intiminators (cartridge emulators). As luck would have it I have a pair of 38mm ones from another bike that I can use.

No similar site exists in the UK for Virago owners, which is why I am here.I look forward to along and happy association

Re: Hello from North Yorkshire, UK

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:39 pm
by ViragoJoe
Hello Jonno,
Welcome to Virago Help. Glad you're here. Hopefully, we can help you in some way, as well as, you helping us.

Post some pictures, we'd like to see your bike and you on it if you like.

Joe