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  • View author's info Posted on Mar 03, 2006 at 09:17 PM


    I'll be in the garage Saturday. Swing by and we'll do an oil change.
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  • View author's info Posted on Mar 03, 2006 at 12:08 AM


    Good Riding -- Happy Trails -- etc.etc.
  • View author's info Posted on Mar 02, 2006 at 02:59 AM


    Anyone here who has Virago know-how, please feel free to post!
    I want to do as much of my own wrenching as I can and will be doing the basics.

    This is a 1987 535cc
    Small I know. Hopefully it will still climb hills.

    DD
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 06, 2006 at 08:25 PM


    saxon write:
    I told ya ......... got the spanners ready and waitin'

    You're right!
    Fingers crossed I will be on my bike this week!

    Think they'd even let you pack spanners for the flight?
    lol. You cheer me up Saxon! Grazi baby!
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 05, 2006 at 05:05 PM


    O Happy Day!
    Looks like the Virago might be here tomorrow.
    Crossing my fingers and toes!

    Varoom baby!
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 01, 2006 at 11:25 AM


    Jalle53 write:
    I know this post is older and by now you may have found out the Virago line has a problem with starters they burn out because they need to be shimmed Im not sure if that is your problem , but on the 750 v-twin the 920 and the 1100 they all have that problem . You can tell its a Virago just by hearing the starter engage . Good luck with it and Ride safe .

    HI, I had a virago 1000, they only made that model for 2 years, the 535 is not quite the same motor, the bigger ones did have a prob with starter to gear clearances. make up a set of jumper cables and connect directly to starter, that will tell you if starter is good or is it in wiring...other culprits are often the kill, ignition and centerstand /sidestand safety lockouts....hope this helps. Viragos handle great due to monocque chassis design..engine is an integral part of frame,...goood luck! there is a 250 version still available, bigger ones got phased out as the stars came along
  • View author's info Posted on Dec 30, 2005 at 07:17 AM


    DoubleDelight write:
    Hi-on a fly by=
    Norty: I loved what you said! I love to bake and love to watch and participate in all things mechanical and electrical on bikes and cars, etc.
    I have a problem with the virago. It isn't starting. Changed out the battery, still not starting. I am going to check the fuses first. Simple fix. I know exactly what you said about'force'. Never. : )
    I have already found someone to do the pin striping. Awesome work, low, low prices.
    bbl later to read more.
    DD

    I know this post is older and by now you may have found out the Virago line has a problem with starters they burn out because they need to be shimmed Im not sure if that is your problem , but on the 750 v-twin the 920 and the 1100 they all have that problem . You can tell its a Virago just by hearing the starter engage . Good luck with it and Ride safe .
  • View author's info Posted on Dec 15, 2005 at 01:54 PM


    DoubleDelight write:

    Norty,
    Doc is coming out to CA at christmas and will be helping me to get familiar with my Virago, still have to get it delivered! i haven't been home lately and hope to see it in my driveway on Monday...

    Hmmm so what do I get when I make the Virago purr like a kitten???
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