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Many fuel pumps do this by default and are 'priming' the fuel system for start by increasing the pressure behind the injectors. For most motorcycles with fuel pumps this is standard operating procedure.


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TL;DR It's not possible to prepare a Virago 535 so that both short and tall riders can ride it comfortably. Full answer After investigating a lot into this issue, and even after trying a few other motorcycles, I concluded that it's not possible to prepare the small Virago so that both me and my wife can ride it comfortably. The size and ergonomics of the ...


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The virago carburetors are somewhat tricky to clean properly. I have an 86 Virago 700, which has a "tube jet" instead of just a pilot jet. I had to use the properly sized guitar string to clean these out. Carb clean wasn't enough. Also, there's some bad advice floating out to drill out the pilot jets. It's possible your carbs have these drilled out ...


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There are many MANY reasons why a motorcycle left for such a long time will not start. As mentioned above the most important ones, are: First of all the carburetor will have old gasoline (even water and mud, depending on where it was left for these years) deposits WILL need to be completely disassembled and cleaned AND re-calibrated. Then there will be ...


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I would recommend adjusting the pilot screws in both the front and rear carbs. To do this, get the bike warmed up, then turn a pilot screw in under the bike starts running rough, and turn that same pilot screw out until the bike starts running rough. Set the screw in between those two points. Repeat the process with the other carb. For what it's worth, my ...


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If you are purchasing components for the vehicle you will want to base it upon the VIN Number. Here is a UK VIN number decoder. http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=14302 Best of luck


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'Y' registrations in the UK ran from 1st March to 31st August 2001. It's quite likely that a vehicle registered in that period would have been built in 2000, as vehicles often sit for a while in storage or in the dealership before being sold - especially ones like that at the end of manufacture - they don't sell well as most people would want the replacement ...


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