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“Life with a Virago”

Written on: 26/06/2013 by rp549 (3 reviews written)

I bought my Yammy 535 Virago as a cheapo and getting a bike again on the road. It has been a bit of a yo yo. Firstly a new exhaust, by the time it was fitted, about £400, a new regulator, (make the first thing you do take it off, clean the mating surface on a sheet of glass and some grinding paste, respray mount black, preferably matt and use some heatsink compound to mount and tight, then paint all around the joint). Replace the carb diaphragms, and be aware of their problems. If the… Read Full Review

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“virago 535”

Written on: 05/08/2011

I bought a low mileage 535 about a year ago it had low mileage but was in quite a sorry state. It had been left in the garage for over a year, it had alternator problems. The owner was charged nearly £400.00 to fix the alternator from a Yamaha dealer. When I got it the front mud guard was rotted through, the collecter box on the exhaust also rotted and front brake calliper had seized. I am a bit of a DIY mechanic so I set about repairing all of the above. I readjusted the valves which are not… Read Full Review

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“ The Yamaha Virago 535 DX is my first bike back after...”

Written on: 17/09/2009

The Yamaha Virago 535 DX is my first bike back after 30 years without one a joy to ride reliable starts first time and the bike looks great out. i have not spent one penny on this bike after 12 months with it… Read Full Review

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“Although I don't have many other bikes to compare this...”

Written on: 20/08/2009

Although I don't have many other bikes to compare this with, it being the first bike I bought after passing my test, I've got to say I LOVE THIS BIKE! When I first sat on it, for the test drive, it felt like coming home.
Firstly, on looks alone it is one of the best around with its elegant lines and acres of chrome. Secondly, comfort and ease of ride, low seat coupled with low c.o.g and soft suspension make this a very nimble but relaxed ride with plenty of grunt in all gears so you're not… Read Full Review

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“long time rider. find one you love and keep it. Yamaha...”

Written on: 11/08/2009

long time rider. find one you love and keep it. Yamaha Virago is not big bike but loves country rides out superb quality but looked down on by so called big boys at very least show you what bikeing is about only down side i have found is regulater rectifier is not as good a quality as should be and beware always inspect exhaust well before purchase as will cost fortune to replace… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/06/2013

Hi, the regulator is OK BUT, take it off, clean the fixing thoroughly, replace the transistor heatsink paste, and repaint the heatsink black, preferably matt. Every one of this type of solid state controller i have seen suffers from corrosion read poor thermal conductivity between unit and heatsink. Exhaust, replace with SS system, it will go black but will not corrode! About £500 to fit one. The starter clutch is a nightmare.

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“I've always liked these 535s. I think they look more...”

Written on: 29/04/2009 by Shish (12 reviews written)

I've always liked these 535s. I think they look more lithe and elegant than most really wide Harley replicas. I'm more into sports bikes, street bikes and 'crossers. So when my Dad decided he wanted to return to motorcycling after 35 years, we picked up one of these.

To my surprise, I frequently look at my CBR in the garage, then get on this for a cruise around. And believe me, I love my immaculate little '88 Honda NC23.

The 535 seems to be a much more developed bike than either of it's… Read Full Review

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“the yamaha 535 dx was a great bike to own for a long...”

Written on: 31/05/2008 by ghostbiker (13 reviews written)

the yamaha 535 dx was a great bike to own for a long time.
and the stomp is great too.but the fuel tank and reserve switch''
was no good to me.but a damn fine bike… Read Full Review

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“I got the Yamaha Virago 535 DX because I hired one on...”

Written on: 15/05/2007 by paulh1717 (3 reviews written)

I got the Yamaha Virago 535 DX because I hired one on holiday and it was a hoot bombing around in the sun. Back in England the bike I got had been used during the winter by its former owner and the results were not good I must say, so I changed several of the cycle parts and restored it mostly. It really is an easy bike to get on with and the engine is willing enough for a midi cruiser the handling is nimble enough for its type. After the 535 I got the Yamaha XV1100 Virago and found the… Read Full Review

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“The 535 is a custom style cruiser. Personally I think...”

Written on: 04/09/2005 by brian4712 (6 reviews written)

The 535 is a custom style cruiser. Personally I think it's a great looking bike even the old ones still look good. The new dragstars look bloated to me (OK maybe it's just I can't afford one) maintenance is simple, even valve adjustment is a doddle. The low seat height and low centre of gravity make the 535 handle better than you would think. Light weight helps the performance - these are quick bikes, top speed is around 105mph but you wont want to do it. The dynamics of this style of unfaired… Read Full Review

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“My Yamaha Virago 535 DX is a mid sized custom cruiser,...”

Written on: 23/04/2005 by Robot (1 review written)

My Yamaha Virago 535 DX is a mid sized custom cruiser, is one of the last of this model. 1st registered Sept 2002. Black with lots of chrome. When out and about it always draws lots of attention. I've met lots of people who just want to have a look and chat about the bike. The combination of black paint and chrome makes it very stricking.

I use it to get to work when it's dry. In fact I'll always ride it on dry days in preference to my car. I've fitted 4 inch billet chrome risers and a… Read Full Review

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