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Far from a Virago

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Schu
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed May 27, 2015 7:13 pm
Location: Marine City MI
What Virago you Own: 1995 XV1100 (sold)
1976 DT175
1975 DT400
1975 DT250 (2)
1975 DT175
1975 DT125
1975 DT100
1975 GT80
1974 DT360
1974 Z50
1972 JT60 (2)
1971 JT60
1971 CT175
1970 CT175
2017 SCR950

Far from a Virago

Post by Schu » Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:18 am

Ok, so I no longer own a Virago, but I still stop by now and then. Gotta make sure Joe is still giving guidance and support! My project at the moment is a 1971 Yamaha CT1C which is a midsize 175 Enduro. I got it from the original owner, and It is very complete. So all I am doing on this one is a complete tear down and thorough cleaning. I have a list of parts for my local Yamaha shop to order. Mainly oil seals, crank seals, and brake shoes. One thing I will say about my few years with a Virago. I never did anything more than change oil and replace worn tires. It was a wonderful ride, albeit a very unique machine.
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Location: S.E. Michigan, USA
What Virago you Own: 1996 Virago Special XV1100SH

Re: Far from a Virago

Post by ViragoJoe » Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:46 pm

Schu wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:18 am
Ok, so I no longer own a Virago, but I still stop by now and then. Gotta make sure Joe is still giving guidance and support! My project at the moment is a 1971 Yamaha CT1C which is a midsize 175 Enduro. I got it from the original owner, and It is very complete. So all I am doing on this one is a complete tear down and thorough cleaning. I have a list of parts for my local Yamaha shop to order. Mainly oil seals, crank seals, and brake shoes. One thing I will say about my few years with a Virago. I never did anything more than change oil and replace worn tires. It was a wonderful ride, albeit a very unique machine.
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Welcome back Bill,

Glad to hear you are looking over my shoulder and keeping me honest.

Maybe one day when it is a tad warmer we can get Dave, Ed, you and I together for a Brew and Burger like we did at Otter Lake a few years back.
ViragoJoe 🇺🇸
1996 XV1100SH Virago Special
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faffi
Posts: 327
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:55 am
Location: Norge
What Virago you Own: 1982 XV750 with XV1100 engine, Seca rear wheel, XT600Z shock, Seca 650 fuel tank

Re: Far from a Virago

Post by faffi » Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:08 am

Schu wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:18 am
Ok, so I no longer own a Virago, but I still stop by now and then. Gotta make sure Joe is still giving guidance and support! My project at the moment is a 1971 Yamaha CT1C which is a midsize 175 Enduro. I got it from the original owner, and It is very complete. So all I am doing on this one is a complete tear down and thorough cleaning. I have a list of parts for my local Yamaha shop to order. Mainly oil seals, crank seals, and brake shoes. One thing I will say about my few years with a Virago. I never did anything more than change oil and replace worn tires. It was a wonderful ride, albeit a very unique machine.
20190818_110154.jpg
Looking at your list of former bikes, I see you are a true Yamaha person! How is the 175 coming along?
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a motorcycle.

Schu
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed May 27, 2015 7:13 pm
Location: Marine City MI
What Virago you Own: 1995 XV1100 (sold)
1976 DT175
1975 DT400
1975 DT250 (2)
1975 DT175
1975 DT125
1975 DT100
1975 GT80
1974 DT360
1974 Z50
1972 JT60 (2)
1971 JT60
1971 CT175
1970 CT175
2017 SCR950

Re: Far from a Virago

Post by Schu » Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:40 pm

The 175 is done and I’ve been enjoying it. The link below shows my first start up after completing my work. The other link shows the first ride in the yard. I had premix in the tank as well as the oil injection system, so it was getting plenty of lube as you can see by the blue smoke. Tomorrow I add yet another enduro to the herd. It’s a 1978 Yamaha DT175. I love the 175s and have one from 70, 71, 75, 76, and tomorrow will be adding a 78. And yes….I have a motorcycle problem.

https://youtu.be/BuC_Wo3vTcI

https://youtu.be/PYxPZPaLkWo

Schu
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed May 27, 2015 7:13 pm
Location: Marine City MI
What Virago you Own: 1995 XV1100 (sold)
1976 DT175
1975 DT400
1975 DT250 (2)
1975 DT175
1975 DT125
1975 DT100
1975 GT80
1974 DT360
1974 Z50
1972 JT60 (2)
1971 JT60
1971 CT175
1970 CT175
2017 SCR950

Re: Far from a Virago

Post by Schu » Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:47 pm

Hey faffi, those are not my former bikes…….those are my current collection. I recently dragged most of them out of the barn for a group photo.
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faffi
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Location: Norge
What Virago you Own: 1982 XV750 with XV1100 engine, Seca rear wheel, XT600Z shock, Seca 650 fuel tank

Re: Far from a Virago

Post by faffi » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:00 pm

Awesome, thank you for sharing and making the trouble to show them all 8-)

Have you seen Meekoo's channel? He has it worse than you, even :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5xfsa ... 35Q/videos
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a motorcycle.

Schu
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed May 27, 2015 7:13 pm
Location: Marine City MI
What Virago you Own: 1995 XV1100 (sold)
1976 DT175
1975 DT400
1975 DT250 (2)
1975 DT175
1975 DT125
1975 DT100
1975 GT80
1974 DT360
1974 Z50
1972 JT60 (2)
1971 JT60
1971 CT175
1970 CT175
2017 SCR950

Re: Far from a Virago

Post by Schu » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:10 pm

Oh his bikes are a whole nuther category from mine. I love the scenic rides he posts on YouTube. Probably viewed them all.

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faffi
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Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:55 am
Location: Norge
What Virago you Own: 1982 XV750 with XV1100 engine, Seca rear wheel, XT600Z shock, Seca 650 fuel tank

Re: Far from a Virago

Post by faffi » Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:40 pm

Me too. Guess we have just proved we have too much time at our disposal. Or that we do not have our priorities right :lol:
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a motorcycle.

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