Re: 1995 XV1100 stumbling, failing at low RPM and popping
Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Thank you! I'll do that.ViragoJoe wrote: ↑Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:49 pmPrevious owner must have changed the retaining bolts for the carburetors from hex to Allen bolts.
"The mechanic swore to me that he adjusted the valve clearance to the factory standard, but I no longer believe in him. Is it possible for the virago to have these types of stumbles because of poor regulation of valves?"
Yes, tight valves can cause misfires. Loose valves are less of a problem, however, too loose can cause damage between the valve stem and the tappet adjuster. Not to forget to mention the engine will be much noisier.
Check the clearances, it won't take that long to do.
Adjusting Virago Valves
https://www.viragohelp.com/virago-owner ... go-valves/
CRANKSHAFT NUT ACCESS FOR VALVE ADJUSTMENTS ETC. [INFO]
Right now i'm fixing the starting motor (mine was terrible), so after that i'll check de valve clearance. Its kinda my only hope. I have no idea what is the problem, but I have this feel that it's something with the valves.
Thanks for the help!!
I confess that I am getting discouraged a bit of the bike, because here where I live anything for this bike is very expensive, or difficult to find, and this discourages a lot. Not to mention that it is my only means of transportation (I dont have a car or another bike). I think I was unlucky because my virago suffered a little at the hands of the former owner.
About the allen bolts, here where I live (Brazil) it's everywhere, allen bolts are really easy to find, in all specs.