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re: Moped/Scooter, very unusual vehicle with a 75mm cannon

Postby codyology » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:09 pm

I picked up a Yamaha Virago in jan. and been working on it from time to time. All i have left is the starter and putting a backtire on it and it's ready to go.
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Ralph C Barger wrote:I did a little research on the Viagra and that was what they said about it. A lot of starter problems !!!

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re: Moped/Scooter, very unusual vehicle with a 75mm cannon

Postby Ralph C Barger » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:17 am

Wow!!! Just googled Yamaha Virago. That is one serious looking motor-
cycle. What year and what displacement? You can ride with Bryan on his
Kym motorcycle or creep along with the rest of us moped/scooter guys.
Cant wait to see the Virago.
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re: Moped/Scooter, very unusual vehicle with a 75mm cannon

Postby mountainmoped » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:45 pm

The Virago is a nice bike--just rebuild the starter every 4 months.
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re: Moped/Scooter, very unusual vehicle with a 75mm cannon

Postby Ralph C Barger » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:52 pm

I did a little research on the Viagra and that was what they said about
it. A lot of starter problems and the best way to handle it was to rebuild at
the start of the riding season every year. Which is what Cody is doing now.
Looks like an interesting bike tho. Guess I am going to have to get a Honda Davidson trike with the auto tranny if i am going to ride with you guys!!!
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Postby codyology » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:59 pm

[quote="Ralph C Barger"]I did a little research on the Viagra and that was what they said about it.A lot of starter problems quote]

that's a interesting research you have there ralph. lol

Sorry Ralph but I had to Quote that. It was just too funny to live down. But we done a ton of research on the Virgo before I got it, And the starter problem is a factory problem that can be fixed with a shim kit. We put it in and it started up like a dream. It was a real easy install. But when we pulled it apart the problem was easy to see and starter was only catching on the last little bit of the gears. The Yamaha raptor 660 had the same problem so we know what the problem was right off.

Here's a picture of it 1982 virago 750 sounds real good with the dragger pipes on it.
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1982 Yamaha Virago 750
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Postby Ralph C Barger » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:41 pm

Dont be sorry, Cody, I thought it was one of my better gag lines. Glad you
appreciated it. That is one Boss Bike. Really like the loooks of it. And a 750 too. You can run the Xways with that one. Going to make it even more
difficult for us poor moped riders to keep up with you. Clean looking bike for its years. Someone treated it well.
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Postby codyology » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:39 am

It really came down to seat comfort, I sit on alot of bikes (from the virago all the way up to the harley's). But this one fit my leg height the best. It didnt help I got it for a hell of a good deal. Got all the parts to fix it included in the deal, except a rear tire and air filter. It was in really good condition when I got it but I personally think it needs a new paint job. Someone done a "OK" one before on it. Which you can't tell in the picture's, but I just have to convice my brother-in-law to give up one of his House Of Kolor paints he has in his garage. But im going to ride it for a while before I do that.

I wouldn't run off and leave y'all, the 150's probable get along pretty good at least we could stay around the speed limit. On the next ellijay Ride.
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Postby Ralph C Barger » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:53 am

All in all, you made a good deal, Cody. Both Bryan and I have a lot of issues to work out on the trikes but I have my Tank 150 that cruises
comfortably at 50-55, and in March the 250 will go to Soddy, TN and I
am accepting a TGB Delivery 150 that has 5900 miles on it but is suposed to be in very good shape. Bryan says that the TGB is an exellent
scoot and that the milage is not to be worried about. The GY6 engine on
this model is rated at 10.1 hp so it should handle the hills pretty good. We
are supposed to meet sometoime in March and if I like his scoot we will
trade.I am going to sell my TGB delivery 50 come spring. a great unit but
I need the 150 for these hills and roads that we ride.
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Postby Ralph C Barger » Mon May 17, 2010 10:18 pm

I am told that TGB makes the Vespa for Piaggio/Vespa. I know that there is a connection business wise between the two companies and TGB makes
the engines and CVTs for them. Not sure who makes the weaponry, perhaps Smith & Wesson.
Cody, you have dropped out of sight again. Hows the Yamama Viagra
running? Did the trade and really like the TGB Delivery 150. Is in really good shape, cruises at 50-55, its sweet spot, and can hit just over 60 by the GPS. The Delivery is the pick up truck of the scooter world.
Bryan is thinking about a possible Blue Ridge Parkway run this summer.
If he does I hope to get in on it.
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re: Moped/Scooter, very unusual vehicle with a 75mm cannon

Postby codyology » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:12 am

naw. I haven't dropped out yet. Hospital has been working me alot of hours. been working on getting a newer truck. but the virago is going good been sitting waiting on a new back tire.
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Postby Ralph C Barger » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:42 am

Hi, Cody. Good to know that you are still among us. It is also good to know that you are busy with your career. It is fortunate that you chose to go into the medical field. You will always have a job!!!
The summer project here is to get the trike running correctly, probably put in a go cart rear end. That is what Bryan thinks. And playing with the
idea of putting 'training wheels' n the TGB. Old legs are not what they used to be and the trike idea intrigues me. Bryan and Daniel are working
on some concept ideas that might be fun to do.
You take care and we will get a ride or two in this summer.
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re: Moped/Scooter, very unusual vehicle with a 75mm cannon

Postby codyology » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:54 am

I'm still around, still been working alot of hours still. still working out the virago starter problem lol but getting close. i fixed it then that caused another problem. it went from not engaging to not disengaging.
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Postby Ralph C Barger » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:31 pm

Sounds like my kind of luck. We are waiting on Daniel to come up with
a side car design for the TGB. Want to attach a side care frame with a car top carrier, this making it my pickumup scooter.I ride it to the gym in
Jasper as often as possible. Cruises at 55, hits 60, I should have bought
the TGB 150 to begin with. Really like it.
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