Question about 2005 Yamaha Xv 250 Virago S
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi, Anonymous I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
7. Fronk Forks---Plunk
9. Head Gasket---HISS
10. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
12. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
13. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
14. Solid Lifters---TICK
16. Connecting Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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Posted on Feb 04, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Does the bike have a sidestand switch that cuts the power if the stand is left down? If it does, disconnect it and temporarily join the ends together and try starting....
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Hi: It is "normal" for most royal star ventures to have a loud chirping sort of gear noise at certain rpms. Mine does it in every gear. It is especially noticable at between 100 and 110 kms/hr. If you increase or decrease the speed it gest better. This noise is because of the straight cut gears. Yamaha does this for strength and reliability but it is annoying. You can read more about it on the Venture owners sites such as The Venturers or VentureRider.org. It is nothing to worry about but I know it is annoying. Mine does it too. The RSV has a few quirks like this. nothing serious but somewhat annoying. THe other common thing is that the speedometer reads about 7% high. Mine does and many do. However, it is a very smooth, and very reliable bike. Hope that helps.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
SOURCE: 1st gear hard to find
Most BMW's I've had dealings with are prone to this. If you start the bike up, then let the clutch lever out, then as you pull in the clutch lever, engage first gear. The transmission gears will be spinning slightly and mesh much easier this way. If you have the clutch pulled in the gears arent spinning. As the tranny heats up the oil thins a bit and allows the gears to move easier, allowing easier shifts.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
SOURCE: engine noise on left side
1. You can
purchase a gear set that eliminates the cam chains and shoes.
Harley-Davidson should, in my opinion, make this a standard fix and not an after
the fact option.
If you can't afford to install the gear system, then you need to disassemble and
inspect the inner and outer shoes every 15,000 miles or risk total engine
failure. The shoe material can also clog the oil pump totally destroying
the engine. There are plenty of motorcycle magazines explaining how to fix
this nagging problem.
2. Overheating: Harley-Davidson engines run hot. The 88 cubic inch engine ran hot and at the high limits and the 96 cubic inch engine runs hotter yet which is not good for the engine. The 110 cubic inch engines run exceedingly hotter and so much so a class-action law suit was filed against Harley-Davidson from riders being burned from the engine heat (mostly from the rear cylinder near the rider's thighs). Heat burns to the skin is not the only problem as heat is an engine killer and the hotter these big air-cooled V-twins run reliability falls drastically. Don't expect engine longevity with a 103 or 110 cubic inch air-cooled V-twin such as the Harley-Davidson design. Clean synthetic engine oil and a large external engine oil cooler is a must have accessory, but it only helps engine cooling not cure these serious excessive heat problems that self-destructs the engine.
Posted on Apr 01, 2012
Testimonial: "Thanks for taking the time to post this. I think you're right with the gear/chain system replacement. I'll let you know how I make out."
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