Starter clutch and idler gear fixing video 

Description Starter clutch and idler gear fixing video
Author Matthew Date Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:25 pm Type Personal EXP
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Starter clutch and idler gear fixing video

Author: mrbios

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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:04 pm Post subject: Re: hellllp please

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Sorry for this unrelated post but I made a video of my friends 1992 yamaha virago xv1100 starter clutch and idler gear problem and I just singend up but the site is loading really really slowly or not at all.

Maybe this post can be moved to the tech section:

http://www.wecandobetter.com/dnload/Yamaha_Virago_1100_Starter_Project_MPEG1.mpg

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mikej43 Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:12 am    Post subject

Only about 15 seconds of the clip are in the 1mpg file, is ther more on the process ?
mrbios Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject

mikej43,

I'm not sure what your question is? Did you download the entire video?
carl Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:31 am    Post subject Re: [ KB ] Starter clutch and idler gear fixing video

Informative video, thanks

I noticed at the end there is a shot of the underside of the crankcase.
My questions is what is the stuff that looks like plumbers putty running down the crankcase split.??
Is it there to stop leaks, and if so does it work??

Carl
mrbios Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:15 am    Post subject Re: [ KB ] Starter clutch and idler gear fixing video

carl wrote (View Post): Informative video, thanks

I noticed at the end there is a shot of the underside of the crankcase.
My questions is what is the stuff that looks like plumbers putty running down the crankcase split.??
Is it there to stop leaks, and if so does it work??

Carl


The grey stuff is standard automotive store loctite epoxy.

There was oil leaking from there. I'm not quite sure why but I have some theories: 1. it appears that the the motor might have been removed at one time and split. I replaced the clutch a few weeks ago and I noticed that two giant ~ 32mm bolts had the tab bend down by some backyard hacker.

2. Virago's have very soft coil springs. A few weeks ago I rebuilt the front forks. There were marks on the belly of the motor from bottoming out from the previous owner (PO). After applying the loctite epoxy it reduced the center leak a lot. A year or so later I saw fresh marks and my friend said he bottomed out going off a side walk over a curb. That scraped off some epoxy and the leak started again.

It is important to really clean the bottom well then use brake cleaner, then sand and dry and apply epoxy. It's worth doing.

Paul
dfrank Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject Re: [ KB ] Starter clutch and idler gear fixing video

Matt,
sure appreciate your efforts, been riding Viragos for about five years, you videos answer a lot of questions and point out the things I have been missing, Currently putting a 98 engine in a '90 1100, most helpful. thanks

Dave, Galion, Ohio
Matthew Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:20 am    Post subject

Its mrbios's video, I just posted it.
mrbios Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject Re: [ KB ] Starter clutch and idler gear fixing video

dfrank wrote (View Post): Matt,
sure appreciate your efforts, been riding Viragos for about five years, you videos answer a lot of questions and point out the things I have been missing, Currently putting a 98 engine in a '90 1100, most helpful. thanks

Dave, Galion, Ohio


I'm glad the video was / is helpful. I learned a lot while doing it. I also did a big rennovation on my bmw and on the virago this fall. I rebuilt the virago forks - polished the pits in the tubes and treated both the main and reserve gas tanks with Kreem. Some time either I or Joe Monzo will try to get a summary of the work on to the virago forum. The Kreem really works if you do the prep and use muriatic acid to etch the metal and disolve rust. Joe's virago - the one in the video has around 45K miles on it now!

Matt, thanks for getting the link out to owners that are trying to keep their bikes going strong or just going, lol.

Take care virago owners!

PaulC
aka mrbios
Matthew Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 2:36 am    Post subject

anyone got a copy of this movie still?
Jake Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject Re: [ KB ] Starter clutch and idler gear fixing video

I have it Matt.

I have in original Quicktime format at 223MB ( 219MB zipped ) or avi at 104MB ( 102MB zipped )

Something went wrong with the conversion to avi and I can't use Windows Media Player for viewing, but VLC works fine.
Matthew Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject

upload 1 that works well into this thread.

Or maybe it was just me but the original link in the top didn't work for me?
mrbios Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject Video - Download a free copy from my website.

Matthew wrote (View Post): anyone got a copy of this movie still?


1. Go to to my website:
Click HERE

2. Depending on your browser - right click on "Yamaha_Virago_1100_Starter_Project_MPEG1.mpg" [630MB] and choose "Save As" to save your own copy. The file is quite large and wil require a cable or DSL high speed modem.

If you really wanted a DVD I could burn one and mail it to you for $5 to cover postage & effort. The format of the movie on my website is MPEG1 (a lower quality version of DVD which uses MPEG2 format). I chose MPEG1 for reduced size and it plays on most PC's and MAC's unlike MPEG2 which requires a separate codec to be installed.

Do the same thing for still photos and links:
"Yamaha_Virago_1100_1993_PHOTOS.zip" [328MB]

If you have trouble send me an email - my address is in my profile on this site.

Three years after making this video my friend's virago is still running great - no problems with the Kreamed gas tank or starter clutch, starts perfect ever time. I will make a video update at some point.

Paul Cofrancesco
aka MrBios

Photos are currently uploading and will finish in about 1 hour.

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