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Making Virago Floorboards

This modification allows you to adapt a set of Honda Goldwing floorboards on both the drivers and passengers positions to make Virago Floorboards. The floorboards can be purchased through a dealer from Chrome Specialties, out of Texas.
In order to retro fit the boards you'll need to hire a machinist to make a couple adapters. The running boards will need some slight modifications to facilitate the installation.


Finished product looks like this

Virago Floor Boards 

 

 

  1. Before tearing your bike apart have a machine shop make two adapters. You can use stainless or an alloy steel. (chrome plating optional)
  2. On a rainy day, remove the original front foot pegs (posts) and modify them as shown here(Front Post Modification).
  3. Now that you have all the parts and adapters ready and you've modified the front pegs, you can start with the assembly process.

 

Assemble the Rear Floorboards(Rear Post Assembly).

  1. Goldwing running board
  2. Rear mounting post.(Rear Post Modification)
  3. Bolt (supplied with floor board)
  4. Lock washer (supplied with floor board)
  5. Nut (supplied with floorboard)
  6. Original spacer
  7. Original ball bearing
  8. Original spring
  9. Original pin
  10. Original washer
  11. Original cotter pin

Assemble the Brake Side Installation

  1. Original (chrome) bar mounting bracket
  2. New mounting bracket.(Brake Side Mounting Bracket)
  3. Original mounting bolts.
  4. Mounting bolt (supplied with floorboard)
  5. Running board (see Brake Side Running Board Modification)
  6. Front Post Modification (you may not want to modify your post and use the stud that's already on it)
  7. Lock washer (supplied with floor board)
  8. Nut (supplied with floorboard)
  9. Stainless steel lock washer.
  10. 3/8x16x1" Stainless steel allen bolt.

Assemble the Shifter Side Installation.

  1. Original (chrome) bar mounting bracket.
  2. Shifter Side Mounting Bracket.
  3. Original mounting bolts.
  4. Mounting bolt (supplied with floorboard)
  5. Running board (see Brake Side Running Board Modification)
  6. Front Post Modification (you may not want to modify your post and use the stud that's already on it)
  7. Lock washer (supplied with floorboard)
  8. Nut (supplied with floorboard)
  9. Stainless steel lock washer.
  10. 3/8x16x1" Stainless steel allen bolt.

 

‘Making Virago FloorBoards’ Submitted by Mike Risk


 Reference Photos

Shifter Side Mounting Bracket

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Brake Side Mounting Bracket

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Rear Mounting Post-Front Post Modification-Rear Post

-Brake Side Installation

-Brake Side Running Board Modification

-Shifter Side Installation

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Note: This Tech Article was created from the VOC site data.(Virago Owners Club)