1982 Yamaha XV920J Virago
An excellent bike for daily driving
Starter motor gave out completely.
Crankcase seal started leaking.
I bought this bike last spring, after having not ridden in 20 years. I love it, the power is good, comfort is great, and having a 920 instead of something too small is nice.
I love the looks, and the comments. It is especially nice because it seems like I keep running into other bike people that have either had one previously, or still do.
While I have had the "standard" Virago problems, such as the starter motor, or the kickstand sensor, I was actually able to find another '82 920 that hadn't been ridden in 6 years, that the guy was selling for $400. I bought it, and that is my spare parts machine.
That's the other thing I like, overall, the bike is pretty easy to work on in the garage, and I haven't found a repair yet that I can't handle.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th June, 2007