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HermanK84VR

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About HermanK84VR

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  • City
    Dieppe

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  • Home Country
    Canada

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  • Bike Year and Model
    1984 Venture Royale and 1984 Virago 500

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  • Name
    Herman Kamphorst

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  • Cellular Phone
    506-872-1655

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  • Other clubs and organizations affiliations
    Fundy Stamp Collectors Club

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    NB

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  1. Hi Mike As Well as all the previous good advice check for any corrosion/rust where the starter is bolted up to the engine. besides having 12v on the solenoid you also need to have a good ground at the starter. it could be as simple as backing off the starter mounting bolts and re-tightening to clean up the ground connection. Hermank84VR
  2. Hey Rich Been there done that and living with the pain, My Chiropractor has been good to keep me aligned and is one of the best in my area, he has been trained in lots of different treatments including Infrared massage and some old methods that will cause you pain but works including the Thumper you mentioned it is basically a medical grade Air Chisel bout is very effective to get the knots out. I have 3 compressed discs in my mid back and I too have gone in to the ER thinking I was having a Heart attack; within this area of the compressed discs the rib bone attached will pop in and out
  3. Awesome Tim I will be starting the rebuild of my 84 this fall and can't wait to hear it purr this spring. have you had any more smoke from the engine covers? If No like i said it is common that grease and oil residue will burn off a freshly rebuilt motor even with just a gasket set change. Nice job overall and fun time following along with the restore. HermanK84VR
  4. Congrats Tim on a job well done!! sounds awesome Don't fret the smoke it could also just be residue burning off from the engine cleaning products and re-assembly, that will all burn off after a couple of startups. Herman84VR
  5. Hi Maddy Those numbers are not bad; because the bake sat for so long the low value cylinders are likely the cylinders that were at the bottom of the cylinders whereas the higher numbers were at TDC. It is Premature to say that you need to do a ring job. Here is what I do when i first startup a long time sitting engine insure it is not seized which we know yours is not. Change oil and filter. I use a decent quality dino oil for the first few startups and oil changes because it will not be in the engine for long and is being used as a media to clean out the internal case of the engine
  6. I suppose that's true, unless they cut me off then it is a 1 finger Salute LOL
  7. Hi Don Sorry to hear about your Health Issues, all meds are not created equal and affect everyone in different ways. Stress plays havoc on our bodies and minds as well you could be stressed and not even realize it when I was going thru my separation 8 years ago i had gone thru dizzy episodes as you described sometimes bad enough while driving I had to pull over on the side of the road and breath deeply until it subsided the dizziness went away once that chapter of my life closed. This spring I had been Diagnosed with HBP when they caught it I had a 103 deg fever with a sinus infection
  8. The Seafoam motor treatment that you normally would pour in your fuel tank can also be used in the Crankcase I believe it is 1.5 oz per quart of oil it recommends putting the seafoam in prior to an oil change and drive it for another 200 mi then change the oil. here is a link to Seafoam website https://seafoamsales.com/how-to-add-sea-foam-motor-treatment-to-gas-and-diesel-crankcase-oil/ hermank84VR
  9. I had a similar issue with my 500 Virago I had a hard time finding 2nd gear and downshifting, I decided to try Seafoam in the crankcase I poured it in in late spring never drove the bike with the seafoam in the Crankcase, I just left the bike run at a hi Idle for about a Half Hour at a time did this about 3 times, then changed the oil and filter and used Royal Purple 20w50 for Air cooled MC my Bike now shifts normally without much effort on the shifter. It is worth a try, if that does not cure it then you may half a bent shift fork. HermanK84VR
  10. Hi Guys I purchased the Princess auto unit a few months ago it came with Air /Hydraulic pump works great no issues lifting the Venture. It also came with a drive in wheel lock and is fairly secure. the only complaint is it does not come with any tie-down points, easily added with eye bolts. the removable tray under the rear wheel is great but still requires the bike to be up on the center stand which is a challenge when the front wheel is locked up in the wheel stop but doable with some help. HermanK84VR
  11. I have had buddies unlock cylinders by pouring ATF or diesel into the cylinders and letting them soak for at least a week. Suction out the cylinders and try turning it over with no Plugs installed. Like Puc said it is hit and miss all depends on how long the rustys have been playing in the cylinders. Ideally if you can get it freed up enough to pull the pistons a fresh honing can clean up the cylinders. Rings may be bad you may have a taper in the cylinders or a heavy ridge all unknown until it is disassembled. with regards to water in the Carbs with the Boxes installed were t
  12. Hey Patch No Worries The Virago is just an inbetween bike the Motor was completely rebuilt about 6 years ago but they only ran it the first year due to Carb and Ignition issues. I have about 130PSi in the front and rear cylinders so I am confident the head gaskets are good as well as valves etc. I just wanted to Chime in to voice my experience in doing the Single carb swap the bike works great in the twists and hills without any hiccups. I was out on a ride last week running up and down hills in 5th gear @ 70 km/hr no hesitation or stuttering. Of course this will never compare t
  13. Hi Steven G Well to start the Right hand Muffler had a gapping hole worn into it; the PO laid the Bike down and bent the muffler inward and the Rear axle wore a hole thru it. secondly the Mix chamber between the 2 mufflers was completely rotted out to the point where the rear cylinder dropped into it was open, the left muffler was starting to perforate from rusting from the inside out. Like I said they were shot. I purchased open Slip-on mufflers and added baffles to bring the noise level down but still had less back pressure than the stock mufflers this in turn caused issues with
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