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I have a 1995 Virago XV750(US) that I am deeply in love with, but it has unfortunately been sitting in storage for the past 3+ years. Before I even attempt starting it, I wanted to ask yalls expert advice on what I should do/have done for the bike to have it in the healthiest state possible before cranking.
I have a fairly new battery that I've been keeping alive via a wall charger. The tank is still half full, wondering if the gas has gone sour. I suspect a carb rebuild will be necessary. Also, the original tires are still on, is it crucial to replace those?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
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- Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:08 pm
- Location: Serb in Croatia
- What Virago you Own: XV1100 (1993)
new motor oil
new oil filter
new shaft oil
new spark plugs
and (maybe im wrong) try to start her in second gear on down hill instead of using electric starter to avoid possible damage of starting clutch, after 5 minutes running idle, turn her off and try to start her normaly
btw, your saddle look awsome!
I lucked out and found the king and queen at a motorcycle swapmeet in OC, CA. Had to modify it to fit but I am very pleased with it
Thank you for the to-do list, I will start with those.
And oh yes I suspected I would have to bump start it the first time; all of the streets around me are completely flat though so hopefully I can get enough speed peddling around like a flintstone.
Will keep y'all updated!