Valve Adjustment Instructions for the Yamaha XV 535?

Answer The XV 535 was a middle-weight model in Yamaha's Virago line of cruiser motorcycles. Production of the 535 cc V-Twin-engined motorcycle began in 1987 and lasted until 2000, when Yamaha removed the ... Read More »

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I need the Adjustment instructions for the starter plunger on the carbs for a 1985 Yamaha Virago xv700?

Ask Yammy or look up the owners club or a yammy dealer it's common sense really.

What is a valve adjustment?

Like anything else made of metal, an engine's internal components, heads and block expand and contract with changes in temperature. A well-adjusted valve train will compensate for heat expansion an... Read More »

How to Do a Valve Adjustment?

Valve adjustments are made with a cold engine--the purpose is to adjust the valves so that as the engine heats up and the valve adjusters expand, they do not keep the valves open. The valves need t... Read More »

How to Perform a Valve Adjustment?

Each car engine contains intake and exhaust valves. When the engine is running, these need to open a specific amount to allow the car to run smoothly. This clearance varies depending on the model o... Read More »