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1995 Yamaha Virago XV 1100 cuts out while riding

Once I ride it for 20 minutes then it dies and won't start for an hour then run a while and then dies again...

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  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2015

    It's a 1995 Yamaha virargo 1100....I have plenty of fuel and no spark to the plugs....coils read good on OHM meter per spec in the book.

  • DocZachary
    DocZachary Jun 03, 2017

    There are a few things that can cause this. a bad vent on the fuel tank, an internally collapsed line, a stuck float valve, clogged screen, a bad petcock (A vacuum actuated petcock with a bad diaphragm too) can all stop the flow of gasoline to your carburetor.
    Semper Fi,
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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
9. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
10. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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  • If a hole in the piston then install new piston and rings. Next, clean the carbon off the head and install a new head gasket.
  • If cylinder wall is scared the piston has seized up. Pull the cylinder off and take it to the dealer. Have them bore the cylinder and return it along with a new oversize piston and rings.
  • While at the parts counter, get a new stock spark plug and a supply of Yamalube Two Stroke Motor Oil. You need to add 4 ounces per gallon when filling up. This will be a 32/1 gas to oil ratio. NEVER ride the bike without at least the needed 32/1 mix.
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Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: engine dies after 20 minutes of running.

try some Berrymans B12 fuel additive in the tank. if your bike has been in storage it could be gummed up a bit. put in a little more than stated dose, no more than double, run it let it get hot and then let it stand overnight. it worked for me on my v star

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 Arctic Cat ATV dies after about 15 minutes of riding

It Sounds like your Stator is going bad.
I would have it checked/Diagnosed by a Local Shop.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 15.5 horse craftsman riding mower. Runs fine

carb is probaly dirty

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine dies when hot

Your carbeurator needs to be rebuilt.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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