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Old 10-09-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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I was given this old Yamaha by my uncle. Needs some work, but I plan on trying to teach myself to do it. ( fork seals, carb sync )

1982 Yamaha Virago 750

Ugly as sin and old, but hope to be back on two wheels soon.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:02 PM   #2
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Virago 750 is a good solid bike. Make it a café or something!
Flat bars, rework the subframe, get rid of the king/queen seat. Oh yeah
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:06 PM   #5
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I plan to eventually make a cafe racer. Got to get it up to daily driver status before I start tearing it apart.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:56 PM   #7
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I plan to eventually make a cafe racer. Got to get it up to daily driver status before I start tearing it apart.
I hear ya. I just got all excited and started posting up ideas!
I like the café/streetracker look
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:23 PM   #8
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The wife is 5 days past due on our baby, so we are inducing Wednesday. Hopefully with some time off I’ll get to work on it.......


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Old 10-09-2017, 03:23 PM   #9
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:29 AM   #11
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the virago 750 is a cool bike. i had one for a while. my 2 cents is this DO NOT WASTE TIME/MONEY ON A SINGLE CARB SETUP. it looks cool, but chasing down vacuum leaks and cleaning the stock dual setup will be much less of a headache.

this was how mine looked after several months of around with it. never could get anything decent mpg-wise out of it. i could empty the tank from montgomery to conroe lol
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