85 virago xv1000 rear cylinder not running

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85 virago xv1000 rear cylinder not running

Jay BB
85 xv1000 front cylinder runs good, gets warm and has spark(obviously) . rear cylinder has spark but stays cold and if I pull the plug wire off it doesn't change pitch or sound any different.
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Re: 85 virago xv1000 rear cylinder not running

Darth_Mal_lives
Sounds like fuel
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Re: 85 virago xv1000 rear cylinder not running

Bills86e
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You should check to see if that carb fuel line flows freely. If it does, the carb fuel bowl has a screw you can
loosen, it may be full of water or contaminates, so place a rag under it. Put a little catch can on top of rag,
so as to investigate the drippings. You may need to disassemble the carb to clean the jets ect. You tube
has videos you can watch to see how the removal process goes.

Now remove * plug and check the compression, this will tell you the cylinder condition. Hope you have it.
If ya don't have a gauge you put your finger over the hole and crank it slowly. A lean cylinder may have burnt a hole in the piston.


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Re: 85 virago xv1000 rear cylinder not running

Bills86e
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Check to see if the cyl has good compression.
The carb has a fuel bowl screw at bottom of carb as to let water in carb out.
You tube has videos if ya need to remove & go tru the carb CLEANING process.
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Re: 85 virago xv1000 rear cylinder not running

ViragoJoe
If you have spark this article may help you understand what goes on inside your carburetors:

https://www.viragohelp.com/virago-hitachi-carburetors/
ViragoJoe
1996 Virago 1100 Special