Hi, there is stock of the part you are looking for at david silver spares just put david silver spares into google then click. On the link for his site, then search by model, enter the details of your bike, you may also search google for motorcycle partfinder, who will look for one for you, maybe a used one is available at less cost, hope this helps. Paul
It's perfectly normal for an engine with a carb to have an air filter that smells like gasoline. The reason being is because of a concept called "fuel stand off" - in a nutshell, the air that is going through your carbs towards the cylinders gets bounced back towards the air filter when the intake valves close. Since carbs aren't that smart, the air coming back towards the filter picks up even more fuel from the float bowl, and then heads in to your air filter box to say hello.
Check the cams also the steering bearing. Both is difficult to check but that were the things I heard. It also has problems with overheating at the rear cylinders.
Keep in mind that is 15 years old, very very heavy and you will recognize it while driving. I'm satisfied with Metzeler tires on it. You won't get any newer tires fitting to the 16" front wheel.
If it runs, it runs great, but very difficult for maintenence.
your crank case oil lubricates all of your internals including your clutch pack! if your crankcase oil is full and you clutch doesn't work still drain you oil and remove the right side crankcase cover that is where your clutch pack resides remove the clutch basket and check the clutch pack plates for ware they may need replacement! Empty your gas tank and start with fresh gas good chance your carburetors are gummed up from stale gas which will make it run rough and usually loose the ability to idle! as for your font brake check to make sure the master cylinder for it is topped up with fluid is so try bleeding it if after bleeding the brakes no improvement is noticed remove the front brake assembly pull the pads off and check to see if there is any movement in the calipers themselves they may have seized from sitting! and there is no honda virago, virago is a yamaha and i think if u have an 82 xv its a yamaha virago