96 Yamaha XV 535 Virago discussion forum: RE: Idles but doesn\\´t accelerate
RE: Idles but doesn\\´t accelerate
JB said 2012-09-21 17:05:04
Recently bought a 96 Virago 535 with the exact same problem. The carbs had already been cleaned and you could tell work had been done to the bike. We started at the fuel tank(belly tank under the seat) when we emptied it the fuel was orange, which was caused by rust. Called Yamaha and was told a new tank would cost 1k! Not gonna happen here! We went to our local auto parts store. We bought some acid and soaked the tank (read and make sure you get the right acid). Cleaned it out well, dried the tank WELL(harder than you think), then we bought some stuff to line the tank. We put a second coat in the tank to make sure we had it protected from future rust. Filled her up with a high octane fuel, added some seafoam, and she runs great! All for under $50! We have taken her out on the road and she runs perfect! This may not be your problem, but if your carbs have been worked on already try checking the fuel in that belly tank. If it is orange....your baby is starving! Good luck and we hope this helps others!!!
We invite you to introduce yourself by a few sentences if you are new to
this discussion group. Enter your e-mail to join the forum and get notifcations of new messages. Or post your question,
answer or comment as a guest. We have just improved this discussion forum and expect the number of users to increase.
More 1996 Yamaha XV 535 Virago information
Our discussion groups are intended for short messages. We also welcome more extensive motorcycle reviews.
Bikez also recommends that you check out the technical
data and the riders' rating for the 96 Yamaha XV 535 Virago.
You can also rate it yourself. Use our efficient motorcycle
classifieds to sell or
this bike. Your motorbike gets a high quality presentation. Ads are free.