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My virago shorts out when i apply the throttle

When i apply heavy throttle the bike seems to short out.

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Adrian Ahrens

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SOURCE: engine seems to be running hot.

There is both a service manual and an owners manual available freebies, but are you sure it is running hot, some engines have a higher operating temperature. Anyway, look it up (and tell me I am wrong :D)

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

Testimonial: "hey Adrian, Thanks mate, it could just be the operating temperature. I will check out the link. Thanks again."



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SOURCE: motorcycle back fires when you let off throttle,

Your fuel mixture is incorrect, take a look at your plugs, if they are white or clean it's too lean, black and sooty too rich, grey to light tan good mixture.

Posted on Apr 05, 2010


Neil McRobbie

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SOURCE: My signal switch seems to

Most Yamaha turn signals are supposed to spring back to center and stay flashing till you press in on the swiitch
Some models also have self cancelling signals that shuf off after the bike travels so many feet.

Possibly your switch is simply gummed up.....key off, spray some WD40 into switch and work it left to right back and forth and press it in and out....if its now moving freely, try the key again and see if its better.

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

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