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XV500 vs XV535 Differences in Virago XV models (Serbia)

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XV500 vs XV535 Differences in Virago XV models (Serbia)

Post by Miri » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:33 am

Hello to everyone, i am new on this forum, and my eglish in not very good, and i hope you will understand what i am writing.
So, i want to by a Virago, and when i collect enough money, want to convert it to cafe racer.
Now i am look for Yamaha xv 500, and can someone tell me difference between 500 and 535 model.
Is there any big differences in engines or its just bigger cylinder?
And is it possible to convert 500 to 535 or even to 750?

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Re: XV500 vs XV535 Differences in Virago XV models (Serbia)

Post by ViragoJoe » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:52 am

Miri wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:33 am
Hello to everyone, i am new on this forum, and my English in not very good, and i hope you will understand what i am writing.
So, i want to buy a Virago, and when i collect enough money, want to convert it to cafe racer.
Now i am look for Yamaha xv 500, and can someone tell me difference between 500 and 535 model.
Is there any big differences in engines or its just bigger cylinder?
And is it possible to convert 500 to 535 or even to 750?
Miri,

Where in the world are you located?

For the US market the XV500 was only available for 1983 one year. These Virago's XV500 AND XV535 are two totally different flavors style wise. 1st generation vs 2nd generation.

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1983 XV500.png
XV500 Specifications: for U.S. Market (1983 one year only)
https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model ... virago.htm

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1987 XV535.png

XV535 Specifications: for U.S. Market was 1987 to 1990, then again 1994 to 2000
Early years of XV535's the upper fuel tank was a dummy and carried no fuel. Later model years they did.
Main fuel storage was under the seat for both dummy and non-dummy fuel tanks.
https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model ... 535_97.htm


Also read this article below. it will explain the Fuel Tank sizes for the given years.

1994 XV535 Petrol Valve [SOLVED]

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Re: XV500 vs XV535 Differences in Virago XV models (Serbia)

Post by solid_snake » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:59 am

Miri wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:33 am
Hello to everyone, i am new on this forum, and my English in not very good, and i hope you will understand what i am writing.
So, i want to by a Virago, and when i collect enough money, want to convert it to cafe racer.
Now i am look for Yamaha xv 500, and can someone tell me difference between 500 and 535 model.
Is there any big differences in engines or its just bigger cylinder?
And is it possible to convert 500 to 535 or even to 750?
Hey mate,
If your xv500 looks more "SPORTY" like the 83 model that ViragoJoe says then you got that special model.BUT If the xv500 you see looks like a xv535 then that's what you have: In some European countries(e.g. Austria) they made these bikes to have reduced power due to country regulation at the time. If you dont care about power then you dont have a problem. It isn't worth it to take a xv500 to make it to xv535 and the frame in xv750, xv1000 and xv1100 is different so you cant make a conversion.

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Re: XV500 vs XV535 Differences in Virago XV models (Serbia)

Post by ViragoJoe » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:41 pm

In addition to what solid_snake said.

The cylinders for the XV500 and XV535 are 70 degrees apart.

The XV750, XV1000 and XV1100 cylinders are all 75 degrees apart.

The mounting points are totally different.
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Post by Miri » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:45 am

thanks a lot for the explanation, well I would like to buy XV750, but my budget is limited, so I found that XV500.
Power is not that important to me, I just want to ride and enjoy in riding :D But first, I would convert it to cafe racer :D
I am from Serbia, and this is xv500, I found. It's from 1987.
And I am concerned about spare parts, it is an old motorcycle, does anyone make parts for it today, pistons, piston rings, etc?
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Re: XV500 vs XV535 Differences in Virago XV models (Serbia)

Post by ViragoJoe » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:36 am

Miri wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:45 am
thanks a lot for the explanation, well I would like to buy XV750, but my budget is limited, so I found that XV500.
Power is not that important to me, I just want to ride and enjoy in riding :D But first, I would convert it to cafe racer :D
I am from Serbia, and this is xv500, I found. It's from 1987.
And I am varied about spare parts, it is an old motorcycle, does anyone make parts for it today, pistons, piston rings, etc?
Miri,

Very nice looking bike!

You have a rare bike. Especially, here in the U.S.. I'm not sure how the availability of parts are around the rest of the world. But, here may be an issue for it was only offered one year. Depending on how many were produced for the rest of the world, you may have a better chance finding them. Not sure, if the pistons and rings are still available through Yamaha.
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