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I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it, and has been running great.
Went out to go for a ride, started it up and the oil light came on and
stayed on. After checking a few things, notice the oil level was down just
a little bit added some oil, and the oil light went off. Came back awhile
later, fired it up oil light came on again. Had to run some errands, back
fired it up, and the oil light stayed off.......any ideas.....

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*they shall mount up with wings of eagles." (Isaiah 40:31*

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You may already know this, but in maintenance you never assume anything. I was taught long ago that when you assume anything you make and  ass/ out of "U" and /me. So I will ask, was the bike on the stand, or sitting upright? The light is not operated by "oil pressure" like many assume, but by contacts that need to touch the oil. At least that is how my 1985 Virago 700 works. I'm not saying you assumed anything, My reference was that I was not going to "assume" that you knew. No offense meant what so ever. Let us know what you find.                                     ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jim Chuck [hidden email] [ViragoTech]
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  Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:38 PM
  Subject: [ViragoTech] 86 Virago 700


   

  I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it, and has been running great. Went out to go for a ride, started it up and the oil light came on and stayed on. After checking a few things, notice the oil level was down just a little bit added some oil, and the oil light went off. Came back awhile later, fired it up oil light came on again. Had to run some errands, back fired it up, and the oil light stayed off.......any ideas.....

  --

  "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,
  they shall mount up with wings of eagles." (Isaiah 40:31

  Jim

 
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Just keep an eye on your oil level. Check it with the engine cold and on
the center stand.. Keep it in the top half of the sight glass and you
will be OK. The light is an oil level light, not an oil pressure light.
It is common for it to come on during hard acceleration or when you have
the engine running and the bike on the side stand.

Bill


On 8/31/2016 4:38 PM, Jim Chuck [hidden email] [ViragoTech] wrote:

> I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it, and has been running
> great. Went out to go for a ride, started it up and the oil light came
> on and stayed on. After checking a few things, notice the oil level
> was down just a little bit added some oil, and the oil light went off.
> Came back awhile later, fired it up oil light came on again. Had to
> run some errands, back fired it up, and the oil light stayed
> off.......any ideas.....
>
> --
> *"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,*
> *they shall mount up with wings of eagles." (Isaiah 40:31*
> **
> *Jim*
>

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I need to source the best replacement Starter Solenoid and Ignition Switch
for my 82 XV750.  Any suggestions?  I find several on Amazon and Ebay.  At
$10 - 30 per pop Im not so concerned on price as much as quality.

TIA

Marcus

On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 9:14 PM, Bill Stigall [hidden email]
[ViragoTech] <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> Just keep an eye on your oil level. Check it with the engine cold and on
> the center stand.. Keep it in the top half of the sight glass and you will
> be OK. The light is an oil level light, not an oil pressure light. It is
> common for it to come on during hard acceleration or when you have the
> engine running and the bike on the side stand.
>
> Bill
>
> On 8/31/2016 4:38 PM, Jim Chuck [hidden email] [ViragoTech] wrote:
>
>
> I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it, and has been running
> great. Went out to go for a ride, started it up and the oil light came on
> and stayed on. After checking a few things, notice the oil level was down
> just a little bit added some oil, and the oil light went off. Came back
> awhile later, fired it up oil light came on again. Had to run some errands,
> back fired it up, and the oil light stayed off.......any ideas.....
>
> --
> *"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,*
> *they shall mount up with wings of eagles." (Isaiah 40:31*
>
> *Jim*
>
>
>
>



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I had a 1985 Virago 700 for years.  Apparently sometimes it would
develop an "air lock" (or something like that) in the oil system as the
engine was warming up, even when the oil level was correct. About 5-10
minutes after starting the engine, the oil light might come on for a
minute or two, then go off, then maybe on & off again until the engine
warmed up.  I found that stopping the bike & removing the cap to the oil
fill port & replacing it again would generally fix the problem for the
rest of the ride.  I now have a 1996 Virago 1100 which occasionally has
the same symptoms. Same fix.  Try it & see if that alleviates your
problem.
Angie

------ Original Message ------
From: "Bill Stigall [hidden email] [ViragoTech]"
<[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]; "Jim Chuck" <[hidden email]>
Sent: 8/31/2016 7:14:56 PM
Subject: Re: [ViragoTech] 86 Virago 700

>
>
>Just keep an eye on your oil level. Check it with the engine cold and
>on the center stand.. Keep it in the top half of the sight glass and
>you will be OK. The light is an oil level light, not an oil pressure
>light. It is common for it to come on during hard acceleration or when
>you have the engine running and the bike on the side stand.
>
>Bill
>
>
>On 8/31/2016 4:38 PM, Jim Chuck [hidden email] [ViragoTech] wrote:
>>
>>I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it, and has been running
>>great. Went out to go for a ride, started it up and the oil light came
>>on and stayed on. After checking a few things, notice the oil level
>>was down just a little bit added some oil, and the oil light went off.
>>Came back awhile later, fired it up oil light came on again. Had to
>>run some errands, back fired it up, and the oil light stayed
>>off.......any ideas.....
>>
>>--
>>"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,
>>they shall mount up with wings of eagles." (Isaiah 40:31
>>
>>Jim
>
>
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https://www.amazon.com/Caltric-Starter-Solenoid-Yamaha-1982-1983/dp/B0073UMBS4
These people stand behind their product.
Bill

    On Thursday, September 1, 2016 11:10 AM, "Marcus Shanahan [hidden email] [ViragoTech]" <[hidden email]> wrote:
 

     I need to source the best replacement Starter Solenoid and Ignition Switch for my 82 XV750.  Any suggestions?  I find several on Amazon and Ebay.  At $10 - 30 per pop Im not so concerned on price as much as quality.
TIA
Marcus
On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 9:14 PM, Bill Stigall [hidden email] [ViragoTech] <[hidden email]> wrote:

      Just keep an eye on your oil level. Check it with the engine cold and on the center stand.. Keep it in the top half of the sight glass and you will be OK. The light is an oil level light, not an oil pressure light. It is common for it to come on during hard acceleration or when you have the engine running and the bike on the side stand. Bill
 
 On 8/31/2016 4:38 PM, Jim Chuck [hidden email] [ViragoTech] wrote:
 
    I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it, and has been running great. Went out to go for a ride, started it up and the oil light  came on and stayed on. After checking a few things, notice the oil level was down just a little bit added some oil, and the oil light went off. Came back awhile later, fired it up oil light came on again. Had to run some errands, back fired it up, and the oil light stayed off.......any ideas.....
 
 --
  "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings of eagles." (Isaiah 40:31   Jim    
 
   



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R2 Management Group
Phone: 678.524.7289
Fax: 678.669.2215
www.r2managementgroup.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusshanahan

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That sounds like a Crankcase Vent is "restricted or  plugged" --- Really no
different than the Vent on the  Gas Tank being  Plugged and preventing Fuel
flow ---
 
Corona Geezer  
 
 
In a message dated 9/1/2016 7:10:29 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
[hidden email] writes:

 
 
 
I had a 1985 Virago 700 for years.  Apparently sometimes it would  develop
an "air lock" (or something like that) in the oil system as the  engine was
warming up, even when the oil level was correct. About 5-10 minutes  after
starting the engine, the oil light might come on for a minute or two,  then
go off, then maybe on & off again until the engine warmed  up.  I found that
stopping the bike & removing the cap to the oil  fill port & replacing it
again would generally fix the problem for the  rest of the ride.  I now have a
1996 Virago 1100 which occasionally has  the same symptoms. Same fix.  Try
it & see if that alleviates your  problem.
Angie
 
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From: "Bill Stigall [hidden email] [ViragoTech]"
<_ViragoTech@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:[hidden email]) >
To: _ViragoTech@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:[hidden email]) ; "Jim
 Chuck" <_jwchuck49@gmail.com_ (mailto:[hidden email]) >
Sent: 8/31/2016 7:14:56 PM
Subject: Re: [ViragoTech] 86 Virago 700
 
 
 
 
 
Just keep an eye on your oil level. Check it with the  engine cold and on
the center stand.. Keep it in the top half of the sight  glass and you will
be OK. The light is an oil level light, not an oil  pressure light. It is
common for it to come on during hard acceleration or  when you have the engine
running and the bike on the side stand.
Bill

On 8/31/2016 4:38 PM, Jim Chuck _jwchuck49@gmail.com_
(mailto:[hidden email])  [ViragoTech]  wrote:



I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it,  and has been running
great. Went out to go for a ride, started it up and  the oil light came on and
stayed on. After checking a few things, notice  the oil level was down just a
little bit added some oil, and the oil  light went off. Came back awhile
later, fired it up oil light came on  again. Had to run some errands, back
fired it up, and the oil light stayed  off.......any ideas.....

--

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew  their strength,
they shall mount up with wings of eagles."  (Isaiah 40:31
 
Jim














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That sounds like a Crankcase Vent is "restricted or  plugged" --- Really no
different than the Vent on the  Gas Tank being  Plugged and preventing Fuel
flow ---
 
Corona Geezer  

 
 
In a message dated 9/1/2016 7:10:29 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
[hidden email] writes:

 
 
 
I had a 1985 Virago 700 for years.  Apparently sometimes it would  develop
an "air lock" (or something like that) in the oil system as the  engine was
warming up, even when the oil level was correct. About 5-10 minutes  after
starting the engine, the oil light might come on for a minute or two,  then
go off, then maybe on & off again until the engine warmed  up.  I found that
stopping the bike & removing the cap to the oil  fill port & replacing it
again would generally fix the problem for the  rest of the ride.  I now have a
1996 Virago 1100 which occasionally has  the same symptoms. Same fix.  Try
it & see if that alleviates your  problem.
Angie
 
------ Original Message ------
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To: _ViragoTech@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:[hidden email]) ; "Jim
 Chuck" <_jwchuck49@gmail.com_ (mailto:[hidden email]) >
Sent: 8/31/2016 7:14:56 PM
Subject: Re: [ViragoTech] 86 Virago 700
 
 
 
 
 
Just keep an eye on your oil level. Check it with the  engine cold and on
the center stand.. Keep it in the top half of the sight  glass and you will
be OK. The light is an oil level light, not an oil  pressure light. It is
common for it to come on during hard acceleration or  when you have the engine
running and the bike on the side stand.
Bill

On 8/31/2016 4:38 PM, Jim Chuck _jwchuck49@gmail.com_
(mailto:[hidden email])  [ViragoTech]  wrote:



I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it,  and has been running
great. Went out to go for a ride, started it up and  the oil light came on and
stayed on. After checking a few things, notice  the oil level was down just a
little bit added some oil, and the oil  light went off. Came back awhile
later, fired it up oil light came on  again. Had to run some errands, back
fired it up, and the oil light stayed  off.......any ideas.....

--

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew  their strength,
they shall mount up with wings of eagles."  (Isaiah 40:31
 
Jim














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My 86 xv1100 will also do that once in a while even tho the oil level is correct. Glad to know the light is oil level and not oil pressure. Only does it when heading out from home. there is a fairly steep hill leaving my neighborhood and maybe the incline is pulling oil away from the sensor?


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That sounds like a Crankcase Vent is "restricted or plugged" --- Really no different than the Vent on the  Gas Tank being Plugged and preventing Fuel flow ---

Corona Geezer

In a message dated 9/1/2016 7:10:29 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, [hidden email] writes:


I had a 1985 Virago 700 for years.  Apparently sometimes it would develop an "air lock" (or something like that) in the oil system as the engine was warming up, even when the oil level was correct. About 5-10 minutes after starting the engine, the oil light might come on for a minute or two, then go off, then maybe on & off again until the engine warmed up.  I found that stopping the bike & removing the cap to the oil fill port & replacing it again would generally fix the problem for the rest of the ride.  I now have a 1996 Virago 1100 which occasionally has the same symptoms. Same fix.  Try it & see if that alleviates your problem.
Angie

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Just keep an eye on your oil level. Check it with the engine cold and on the center stand.. Keep it in the top half of the sight glass and you will be OK. The light is an oil level light, not an oil pressure light. It is common for it to come on during hard acceleration or when you have the engine running and the bike on the side stand.

Bill

On 8/31/2016 4:38 PM, Jim Chuck [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]> [ViragoTech] wrote:

I have a 86 Virago 700 and have been riding it, and has been running great. Went out to go for a ride, started it up and the oil light came on and stayed on. After checking a few things, notice the oil level was down just a little bit added some oil, and the oil light went off. Came back awhile later, fired it up oil light came on again. Had to run some errands, back fired it up, and the oil light stayed off.......any ideas.....

--
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings of eagles." (Isaiah 40:31

Jim



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