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    Default New to the cult, thought I'd post my '82 Virago 920

    Here's my sled. Just moved to Austin, TX. Always happy to ride or wrench with anyone that would have me.




    - Wiring insanely bare bones, through frame.
    - Harley CV carb with a single carb manifold fabbed by me and my lady's dad.
    - Rattle can paintjob.
    - Mini-Z bars from Miguel at migbaron kustoms.
    - Headlight from a Honda CB750.
    - Key only electronic start where airbox was.
    - Hardtailed w/ 3 in. barrel springs and white west eagle solo seat.

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    That's an awesome bike!! welcome to chop cult! im from south texas but have family in austin, maybe one day ill go up there and hit you up to riiiiidee!

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    very good looking first gen, be prepared to get shit for it being a virago though

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    I like it, Virago or not.Looks the part.

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    how does it run with that carb compared to the 38 hitachis? i have that engine in my race rhino. was gonna run 2 fcr 39 downdrafts. 600 bucks. my friend has a non pumper carb off of an s&s motor.

    bike looks good.

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    Looks great man, what an improvement over stock! Welcome to the madness.

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    Thanks everyone! Took a little bit to get it that way, and like a build, it's never really quite done. Still need to get some things done on it. The bike runs well, I've got no complaints. I'm always gettin' the rear end squirlly. I can't really compare becuase I ditched the dual hitachis as soon as I got the bike. Wanted the carb to sit outside of the bike.

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    looks good---would u mind sharing your parts list for the split intake?? i have a 83 shadow 750. are u still running the elec. fuel pump?

    thanks

    jd

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    Did you mean the carb manifold? The 82 didn't have an electronic fuel pump, I did remember finding something for later bikes that allowed you to bypass the fuel pump. I can try and dig something up if that's the route you wanted to go.

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    yes on the manifold


    i want to ditch the fuel pump on the honda--looks like the single carb setup would allow for that--less is more theory

    thanks

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    Yeah man, it would totally allow for that. Once I get to a personal computer I'll get some pics of the materials, i don't think i have enough for a complete walk through, but i can totally show you some of it. Its a really rough job because i did it with what i had and some help from my father in law.

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    cool--i appreciate it--that is the same approach for me on this bike--done with what's on hand--i'll have to buy a carb, but i think i can get one cheap enuff to offset the pain of future dealings with obsoleted honda parts--the final hurdle is figuring out a way to use an after market hd ignition system to replace the obsoleted cdi boxes


    merry christmas to all

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    Heres the design when we got it all tacked together. We used 1.5 inch steel pipe (straight and soft 90 degree pre-bent (my friend works at a steel company, he smuggles them out for me.) and 1/4" steel plate. Measured and cut accordingly. We used the original carb boot as a stencil for the 1/4 in. plates. Tacked and welded once the components fit just right.

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    After that I heard radiator hose and hose clamps would work just fine to attach the carb, so I went that route. Instead of attaching another plate where the carb will mount, I just used radiator hose and a hose clamp. I often ride from San Antonio to Austin and It's been holding up just fine.

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    Sorry for the large pictures, I figured it would help a bit.

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    thanks---very good work and excellent pics

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    cool virago man.

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    Welcome man! Thanks for the kind words everyone!

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    welcome to chop cult! looking good. what would also look pretty badass is if you were able to find a way to run two carbs, one on either side. looks like its gonna be a fun project though!

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    i got a bendix in the happy mail today--gonna take a shot at puttin' it on the shadow--thanks 4 the idea and input--i'll keep ya's posted

    my off set is a little less and i have less room "between the v's"---so adapt and massage

    are your plugs reading pretty even as far as rich and/or lean???
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