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Loud sound while engaging into gear..etc...

I own a 1996 XV535 Virago. Whenever I engaged into 1st gear the engine gives out a loud clanking sound. My foreman say this is normal. Is this so? Can the clutch be adjusted to reduce the sound? If so, how? Please advise....And how do I adjust the ignition timing on the bike? Cause at time, there are misfiring explosive sound deriving from the exhaust pipes. I assumed that were caused by wrong timing. Rite?

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The clunk is normal for this bike ,it is a Virago .You can adjust the clutch but unless it sounds like it is slipping and is shifting fine I would leave it alone.If you think your bike is out of time , on the left side,kickstand side,there is a side cover and in the center of that cover are two plugs one above the other with a slot for a straight screw driver . one is a sight hole to check your time ane the other is to get to the flywheel bolt to line up your timing mark .When you look at the top of the back cylinder head you will see two allen bolts inside the cooling fins.You can take the vacuum hose off and the top of this head and in behind it is your timing gear .Turn the bolt in the center of the lower cover on the crank ane line it up with the T and you should be on top dead center , check the timing gear and the dot on the gear should be lined up with the arrow made into the flange of the inside of that head.If everything lines up you are in time on both cylinders.You can also hook a timing light up and check it.Oh by the way if you try to turn the crank bolt it turns clockwise and it will be easier to turn if you take out your spark plugs.I would check my fuel and see if it might be running rich (too much gas or float level)

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If the idle is too high it can clunk but it usualy make this noise..Does the clutch drag? If not leave it alone.

timming? as a general rule NO. Backfire leaking exahust sucking fresh air in to it or idle mixtures upset...

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