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The Virago's have a tendency to clog up the carb. quickly due to sitting for a short amount of time, say a month or 2. Try and run some SEAFOAM in the carb. Remove the fuel line from the tank and force the seafoam into the carb with a turkey baster. Run the carb.s dry as best you can, force the seafoam into the carb. and let it sit for a day or so.Then try and start the bike off the seafoam, it will run and make a lot of smoke. Then hook the tank back up and see if that did the trick. Sometimes it will sometimes not, you may have to pull the carb.'s and clean them by removing the bowls and soaking them in a pan of the seafoam or something similar.

1997 Yamaha XV... | Answered on Jun 08, 2014


I was trying too find out win and were my 535 was made how do I go about that anny ideas
the nombers on the eng r 2gv- 003902 im not shure how too tell so anny help here as I have rebildt it and it runs fine

1997 Yamaha XV... | Answered on May 05, 2014


You may have a fuel problem ,try cleaning out your main jets and try running with no air cleaner .it may need changing ,and a new one fitted

1997 Yamaha XV... | Answered on Mar 16, 2013


you have a fuel delivery problem, check your fuel filter and also your gas cap to make sure the vent hole is not plugged, a good way to check the cap is to simply remove it and try running it that way, but my bet is on the fuel filter.

1997 Yamaha XV... | Answered on Sep 09, 2012


Apparently this is a common problem that I also have. Another website said that there is not a true reserve. This bike is designed to slow down the fuel pump when the reserve switch is on the "on" position and the fuel is low to give you the sense that you are running out of gas. My solution, reset the trip meter each time you get gas and make sure you fill up before reaching 100 miles.

1997 Yamaha XV... | Answered on Jul 30, 2012


Its Ben awhile but if I remember rt. remove the seat turn off the petcock valve and at the neck there is a cover made Of plastic that covers the bolt that goes through the tank mount from side to side. Remove that bolt and the tank will lift up it should have some rubber mounts that require a little tug to get the tank to come off but it's actually very easy don't forget to unhook the fuel lines from the petcock valve before you take it off

1997 Yamaha XV... | Answered on Apr 20, 2012

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