1994 Yamaha XV1100 Virago
Problem free motorcycle with a lot of polishing time invested for good looks (winter job)
I had a flat tire twice by a puncture of a spike, no other problems at all, the concept is problem free; Yamaha should cure this tire problem (ha-ha/laughs)!
It runs like a sowing machine, is always reliable and very comfortable.
On long runs your right hand will tingle. I do not know a solution for that, can anyone advise me?
It's an everlasting problem free joy. Only the choice and condition of the right tires is important, I prefer Metzler ME 880. On worn tires it rides like a unwilling mule.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th June, 2009
16th Dec 2010, 04:51
For tingle in your hand (right), try one of these cheap cruise controls; easy to fit, and on motorways they are a godsend.
Regards, the Griffinater. Yam Virago 1100, Wales.
25th Jun 2013, 13:20
It occurred to me that installing a cruise control might relieve the right hand tingling.
12th May 2016, 07:44
I found I had problems with my wrists with the riding position, so I swapped out the original handlebars for 8 inch mini apes and problem solved :)
20th Apr 2017, 13:06
Another thing that might help are foam covers for the grips or new softer grips.
30th Jul 2017, 19:39
I have also heard that you can change the weights on the end of the grips to reduce vibration and ease the hand tingling thing.