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Author Topic: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.  (Read 3446 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #10 on: Nov 22, 2016, 11:06:48 »
Did up a basket in Bikebandit, they have everything but one bolt I should be able to find someplace. its on the fiche but not the parts list, doesn't look special so I should be able to get it. less than 50 for the missing stuff so not too bad.
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #11 on: Nov 22, 2016, 11:29:05 »
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #12 on: Nov 22, 2016, 11:35:16 »
I have to clarify something. I think the owner said buddy told him there are no head gaskets on this bike, which is wrong, so I am going to lift the head off a bit and see if there is the head and cam chain opening gaskets, no point torquing the head down and doing a compression check if dude didn't put the gaskets in.
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #13 on: Nov 22, 2016, 12:45:49 »
That "mechanic" sounds like a winner.
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #14 on: Nov 23, 2016, 10:46:07 »
So I talked to Jimmy the owner and his buddy told him Viragos don't use head gaskets, since the FSM and parts fiche says the do, a top end gasket kit is ordered and I will be pulling the head. I think I am going to pull all the rockers and cam and everything out and double check and measure them to be sure that everything is ok. Man some peoples children shouldn't be allowed to play with tools!  I could have put it all together, did a compression check and found out the hard way when air pissed out between the jug and head.
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #15 on: Nov 23, 2016, 15:11:15 »
Common sense isn't...
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #16 on: Nov 23, 2016, 15:30:10 »
Ha so true Bozz. The guy is a sled mechanic and does 2 strokes all day long I guess. A lot of 2 strokes don't use a head gasket so that's likely where he is coming from but still. look it up in the fucking book.  He was definately winging it without a manual. Sad thing is the bike was with the dude 3 years and he was supposed to be doing a favor. The wife is sure she got a gasket kit to back when the job was started and it would have had the head and cam chain opening gaskets in it.
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #17 on: Nov 24, 2016, 20:52:55 »
Popped the head off. Looks OK I side the old head gasket was there along with the oring for around the cam chain opening but both were the old original and suspect.  New ones coming.  2 mins with a scotch Brits and piston shows no damage.  Bore is perfect. Mirror shine no signs of damage or wear. Valves seat proper so I feel better now.  The only weird thing was dude before me put a red something that was like saran wrap on the head, my guess is a sealant used on 2 strokes.  I cleaned it all off a d won't be using it.
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #18 on: Nov 24, 2016, 21:14:30 »
Shifters bent  ;D
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #19 on: Nov 24, 2016, 21:15:57 »
Yes, I saw that today as I pulled the crank bolt cover.
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