1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

tonynova
Hello can you please email instructions and the parts list for the 1984 XV1000 starter,
I have a 1983 XV920MK as well and have the rocks in the starter problem like everyone else here

Tony
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

Nico.base
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Hey All,

I also have the starter grinding problem on my XV920 Virago from 1982.
Starts sometimes from the first time. Sometimes after 3 times.

Would also be greatly appreciated for the changes/update on this matter.
I will then change it in the newer updated version asap when it gets more worse.

My e-mail: nico.base@live.com

Thanks guys,

Nico
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

deanvanalan
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I too would like your tech-info on converting the starter problem to the newer design.  I did the weld thing on mine and it cured the engagement problem.  Also put in a new idler gear($$$-ouch) to save the flywheel teeth which are fine.  My e-mail is dino4x4@hotmail.com and i'm in this forum under dinowillies or dean van alan.  I know some people continue with the grinding, but this really does trash the flywheel teeth over time.  Thanks much for theinfo on the new design.  I figure its worth it as machine is mint.
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

Adam Reinart
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could you send me the parts list and procedure to basketball_00012@hotmail.com if you don't mind
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

mike
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Its the center gear and springs the center gear tunrs on a bendix comes out hit the flywheel  . On the edge of the gears and flywheel are worn  .  I had same thing verago 920 are bad for that
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

kcmin123
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Hi,

I also seem to been polishing rocks in my very own 1982 virago xv920 rock tumbler starter....please please could you send me any info on parts and procedure to fix this. it would be greatly appreciated. caseymin@gmail.com     Thanks!!
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

Stickyfingers613
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Could you send me the procedure and parts list for upgrading the starter on my 1982 ymaha virago 920, my email is Stickyfingers613@yahoo.com
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

long
easy way to fix the problem is to fit 1985 starting gear into your bike i did that to my 1983 TR1 no more grinding of the starting gears trying to get it to start up
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

aftermidnight
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Hi,
I also need the parts list to update the starter on my 83 Virago 920
Thanks!
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

aftermidnight
sorry my email is quietlycurious11@yahoo.com
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

xv920jerry
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I have the same problem on my 82 920 would you please send me the parts list also.
wellhamj@yahoo.com.
thanks
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

arp87
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My dad and I recently acquired a 1983 Yamaha virago xv920mk to the best of my knowledgedge that is the model ... I was wondering if I could get that procedure and parts list you mentioned... And any other helpful advice would be greatly appreciated... We have been at it for a while and have came to conclusion that we must be missing something...
Thank you Sir.
Aaron
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

Don_Miguel
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I also have the xv920mk with the fore mentioned starter issues. I would appreciate any info on the associated fixes.  

Rev.Don.Miguel@gmail.com
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

ViragoNoob
In reply to this post by bill.stigall
Hi there, I know this is an old thread but I was having the same problem and was wondering if you would mind sending me the info for installing the newer starting system for these bikes? I would greatly appreciate it , thanks!
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

Ridininthecold
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Hey I have a 83 920 and it runs great I have the kjs carb on it . I also have the engine covers of an 85 1100 I think it was that is a buddy of mines. They are Crome and mine where aluminum. His bike is only good for parts . I also swaped one of the stater gears, but I'm still have the embarrassing starter problem . Could u send me that parts list and procedure please thanks!
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

Ridininthecold
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My email is mtharpe1129@icloud.com
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

ghostwolfjay
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I am having same issues with a 83 Virago 750 starter just clicks im looking for solutions cheaper than a new starter as i just spent all i had just buying the bike,any suggestions are welcome and im wondering if i should consider installing a kickstarter or maybe a starter from a different make?
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

Che-rumano
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Hi there, I guess all the virago owners have this problem.Please can You send me The part list to this email : postelnicunicolae@yahoo.com  , I Have 1983 750 midnight , I already made the conversión to the New  starter generation but I still have the grinding , Is for 1 or 2 seconds but is there , also  I saw  that on the 1997  model xv750 and xv 1100 , Yamaha changed the Gears that are engaging  with the generator  and they removed also the spring, but  they say that those parts fit only to those models.Anyway I would like to get the part list and any típs you ,it might help.Thank you
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

jwrites
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Hi
I too have the same problems w/ my 83 and would like the starter upgrade fix, please.
but now it does not start at all nothing, like the kill switch is on. I used mine once and it would not start for five min. I am afraid to touch it don't know if I got it in the on posit. assuming red is stop. right ?
Jim
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Re: 1983 Virago XV920 having issues starting

Travisray85
Hello new to viragos not motorcycles. I fount this site when I typed in starter fix for virago 920. I need to know the parts/ fix for this to eliminate the bendix/starting gear please my email is advantagelawncare865@yahoo.com please if anyone has the information needed please help me out I have the box of rocks as well thanks for your time. Travis
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