Thread: Yamaha XV920
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:11 AM   #37
Yarddog
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Going back to the original question on this thread...I bought a 1982 XV920 Virago off the showroom floor on April 22, 1982...when new, it was creamy smooth, however, I noticed that every 400-500 miles, I had to adjust the valves...it got buzzy on me...and I noticed that the valve clearances weren't increasing, they were decreasing! All I could figure is that the valve seats were sinking into the heads... What a hassle when I took the thing on a 3000 mile trip to Washington state and back...sold it after owning it a year and a half...

Nice bike other than that...easy to do the valves, only hassle was taking the tank off, and that wasn't too bad...but why should anybody have to do that so often?
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