Hi everyone, I usually post something about my 950, but I realize I'm leaving someone very important out. Here is my girls 93' Yamaha Virago 535. She just got into riding last season. We picked this up for $1,100 bucks. When purchased, it already had 2 new tires and brakes all around, new one way starter clutch, flywheel, stator, and oil change. About a week ago just got done doing a 4K service to it, valve adjustment etc... And new clutch frictions and steels. She's got 26K miles on her but still runs terrific!
My 1972 XS-2 project, not been used or started in over 10 years. I got it running yesterday but it wont rev up, it spits back through the carbs and backfires through the exhaust. Any ideas ???
While we're all stabbing in the dark (lol) float levels and fuel starvation? Lots of info here http://www.xs650.com/forum/sho wthread.php?t=390
Fixed it. It now runs like a sewing machine. Not bad for a bike that has stood idle for over 10 years. Quality Yamaha engineering. The problem was the condensers not earthing to the frame properly, I took them off cleaned everything up, put them back and the engine was running before the kick start lever got to the end of its travel. Have now balanced the carb and she runs sweeeeeeeet. Thanks for all your comments guys. Now to cut the frame to bits !!!!!
Fantastic and thanks for posting what the solution was :-) (I wouldn't have been able to sleep). "Now to cut the frame to bits !!!!!" - Don' t you dare....:-( Aaaah, do what you like then. :-)