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by ViragoJoe
Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:04 pm
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: What is it? (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: What is it? (UK)

waspanman,
Without seeing the face of it, it be can just about anything:

Battery Monitor - voltage
Amp Gauge
etc.
by ViragoJoe
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]
Replies: 27
Views: 2213

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

And what about swingarm clearance? Left side (driveshaft) has maybe 5 or 6mm now.. ============ jkraft, Sorry, I didn't think about this earlier and depended on my memory that is becoming shorter these days: This excerpt here was copied from the " Virago Wheel and Tires " article linked below. quot...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:24 pm
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]
Replies: 27
Views: 2213

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

jkraft,

The light just went on. You are correct!

In 1984 is when Yamaha started the second generation of Virago's and went to the 15" rear wheel:

Yamaha XV700

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_XV700
by ViragoJoe
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]
Replies: 27
Views: 2213

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

Yes I realize they are both 16". But the only wire wheels I've seen are 15" ============ jkraft, I edited my previous post above at 3:55 pm saying: quote: Now I'm finding conflicting information on line depending on sources the browser brings to the surface for these bikes. I don't want to steer yo...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]
Replies: 27
Views: 2213

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

I thought the ebay links you sent were for 16" XV700 wheels, my bad. I have an 82 XV750 with the swirl wheels and want to put spoked wheels on it. I guess I'll get the 15" XV535 wheels and change the rim. Thanks again. ============ jkraft, XV700's are 16" Spoke rear wheels. So are your '82 XV750's ...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]
Replies: 27
Views: 2213

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

Thanks, I really appreciate the help. If you look closely at the first one, it has a 15" tire. ============ jkraft, Which bike are you addressing this question? If you are talking about the XV535. Yup, that is what I am telling you. XV535's come with 15" Rear wheel and tire. The tire is also a diff...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:41 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: 86 1100 another front not firing (North Carolina)
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: 86 1100 another front not firing (North Carolina)

plutful0, Any time a motorcycle is modified from its original design, is when problems begin. Especially, when carburetion or Exhaust were modified. Good information from Dr. Piston on your carburetors: Virago Hitachi Carburetors https://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/app.php/virago-hitachi-carburetors?sid=7...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:10 am
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]
Replies: 27
Views: 2213

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

I see them listed on ebay for the xv535, will that fit the xv750? ============ XV535's have 15" rear spoke wheel Where the '82 750 and '84 XV700 have 16" rear wheel. '84 XV700 offered both Spoke and Alloy 16" rear wheels. 2 choices below. XV700 spoke wheel 42X-25311-00-98: https://www.ebay.com/itm/...
by ViragoJoe
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:51 am
Forum: Yamaha Virago XV1100
Topic: The reserve tank Switch Positions (Cairns Australia) (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: The reserve tank Switch Position (Cairns Australia) (SOLVED)

My reserve switch is not labelled with an on/off marking so I have no idea whether it is on or not. I am beginning to think that it might just be a simple toggle switch and that it doesn't matter if it is to the left or to the right. Does anyone have a switch which is labelled on and off? =========...
by ViragoJoe
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: Wheels & Brakes
Topic: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]
Replies: 27
Views: 2213

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

Putting wire spoked wheels is on my wish list of things I'd like to do to my 82 XV750. The powersportsdiscount.com website shows a 85 XV700 with a spoked rear wheel. Has anyone seen one of these available? ============ Try ebay. I just took a quick dive into ebay. The rear wheel you are after is th...