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New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: JamesRS2007 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:14 pm

Hello all,

Well I am back because I purchased another Virago. :bg: Every time I've had a Virago, I've sold it after a while and almost immediately regretted it. Usually the reason for selling it was because of the vibration I would feel at freeway speeds out here in the Desert. (which are usually around 80+ :cl: ) However after trying a Magna for a while, and then moving up to a Yamaha Royal Star touring bike, I realized that I am just a Virago guy and went out and found another one to play with. I don't plan on doing as much freeway riding in the near future, so I should be okay this time. Here is a pic of my new toy :r:

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Re: New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: stockyb36 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:49 pm

That’s a nice looking bike man! Love those pipes. Any big plans with it or are you keeping her stock? I too had a Magna once in 2012. 1982 750. Unfortunately it was very neglected before me and just wasn’t worth the time and money. That’s when I got the virago and I’ll never go back.
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Re: New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: JamesRS2007 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:09 pm

stockyb36 wrote:That’s a nice looking bike man! Love those pipes. Any big plans with it or are you keeping her stock? I too had a Magna once in 2012. 1982 750. Unfortunately it was very neglected before me and just wasn’t worth the time and money. That’s when I got the virago and I’ll never go back.
Congrats on the new bike!
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Thanks Bruce,

Ya, my Magna was a fun bike, but it just doesn't move me like the Virago's do. Something about their style and sound that I just connect with. As for my Virago, I plan on keeping it pretty stock. I think the bikes are just pieces of art in their natural form, so I will probably just make subtle little changes. I have a luggage rack, and am thinking about a spitfire windshield and some saddle bags. That is about all i have thought about so far.

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Re: New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: JMobile » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:15 pm

I'm interested to see what else you add to it. I'm hoping we can get a video or how it runs and the sound of the exhaust.
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Re: New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: JamesRS2007 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:06 am

Hi JMobile,

Well, sorry to disappoint ya but i pulled the Cobra pipes off and put them up on Ebay. They were kinda loud to me, and didn't have that nice smooth sound like the Vance and Hines pipes do. They had a rasp sound to them that I didn't like so I put the stock exhaust back on since I got them with the bike.

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Re: New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: JMobile » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:36 am

JamesRS2007 wrote:Hi JMobile,

Well, sorry to disappoint ya but i pulled the Cobra pipes off and put them up on Ebay. They were kinda loud to me, and didn't have that nice smooth sound like the Vance and Hines pipes do. They had a rasp sound to them that I didn't like so I put the stock exhaust back on since I got them with the bike.

James


Are you getting Vance and Hines? How much did the Cobras sale for?
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Re: New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: JamesRS2007 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:23 pm

i am looking for some Vance and Hines, but the Cobras are up for sale on Ebay right now. I have the starting bid at $100, so I will see how it goes.

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Re: New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: gregkw1 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:14 pm

When I first saw the 1100 in 1986 I said that's the bike I want well I found it again and stock restored to showroom condition are gorgeous
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Re: New to me 97 Virago 1100

PostAuthor: JamesRS2007 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:07 pm

I could not agree with you more. :fonzy:
I still think these are some of the best looking bikes on the road.
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