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Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2012, 07:10 PM
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Posted By JicJac
Zip, you present a lot of food for thought....

Zip, you present a lot of food for thought. However, I will need to review your comments after my precious few scheduled daZe off. The whip and I are headed for New England in the AM. We work from...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Zip, I think I can raise the forks (thereby...

Zip, I think I can raise the forks (thereby lowering the front) an inch or so without interfering access to the valves. My question to you is, How do I lower the rear? I don't want the front to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2012, 11:19 AM
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Posted By JicJac
Zip n' fellow adventurers.. This photo was taken...

Zip n' fellow adventurers.. This photo was taken a few days ago. Since then, I painted the rear fender black.
As you see, the pinwheel striping is gone. I have a couple little dents in the tank that...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Wow, great story axis. An adv for the memory...

Wow, great story axis. An adv for the memory books. 300 miles is no sneeze - under the circumstances. My hats off to John and his bride.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
I realize this. I want to balance aesthetics with...

I realize this. I want to balance aesthetics with good mechanical practice. My years of long-riding are over. I only put about 30 miles a week on my car! I keep the bike garaged and I'm used to "hand...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Correct. No need to fiddle with the drive...

Correct. No need to fiddle with the drive sprocket.

You mentioned 30K miles. Hell, this bike is an 81' with only 32K original miles. Lots of miles left in this puppy.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Sounds like a plan. Exposing the chain is in my...

Sounds like a plan. Exposing the chain is in my Phase2 planning. I like your solution. But I might keep the OEM sprocket/s until I get to know the bike better - then decide on the gears, tooth count,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Wow! Sounds like you really know your...

Wow! Sounds like you really know your designations. And daaaaum, the Seca is hawt! Thanks for the clarification. I've owned several Virago skoots - none over 750cc. So the 920, 980, etc is all new to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
If you are indeed correct about the slide type,...

If you are indeed correct about the slide type, then yes, these are Hitachi carbs. Thanks!
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/JicJac/Virago/DSCF0597.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
I can't argue with that. A little later I'll run...

I can't argue with that. A little later I'll run outside and see if I can find the identifying markings and at least take a better photo of the carbs for your review. Now I'm really curious....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 251
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Posted By JicJac
According to my Hayne's manual , which covers all...

According to my Hayne's manual , which covers all the air cooled V's from '81 to '03 they all had Hatachi's until 1988. From '88 on all got Micuni's. He may very well have changed the carbs, but,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Good ideas Zip! I've started the mods, but it's...

Good ideas Zip! I've started the mods, but it's slow sledding. I have an avalanche of work (self-employed) anchoring me to the computer 12-14 hrs a day 6-7 days a week. Arrgggg. I should have updated...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Are you sure you have Micuni's ? The bike came...

Are you sure you have Micuni's ? The bike came with Hatachi's . I'm looking for a set of Micuni's to try on my XVr. The Micuni's are flat slide , Hatachi's round slide. I'd think the Mic's to be a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Yep. This is one of those bikes. It sat somewhere...

Yep. This is one of those bikes. It sat somewhere in Canada from something like 1984 to 1992 until it got shipped to Holland.

We just painted the swing arm. Nothing changed.[/QUOTE]

The 81...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
Yeah, I told the previous owner the candycane...

Yeah, I told the previous owner the candycane pinwheel color scheme had to go. I think he was offended. Oh well. I'm going with mostly a John Deere Blitz Black color (tank, fenders, etc.,). I'll keep...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,343
Posted By JicJac
http://s1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/JicJac/Vi...

http://s1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/JicJac/Virago/?albumview=slideshow

A couple weeks ago I purchased this 1981 XV290R for $1500 from a retired Yamaha service manager. As you see from the...
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