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What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

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faffi
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What Virago you Own: 1982 XV750 with XV1100 engine, Seca rear wheel, XT600Z shock, Seca 650 fuel tank

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

Post by faffi » Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:28 am

Let us know how things go. The 1100 wheel should bolt right on, but will require a brake change.
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ViragoRob
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What Virago you Own: 1992 XV535

Re: What alternative wheels can fit [INFO.]

Post by ViragoRob » Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:11 pm

Hey all!

This is my first post! I just bought my first Virago, a 1992 XV535! Now personally I'm really into the look of cruiser bikes which have front wheels the same size as the rears with chonky tires on them. Think HD Sportster Forty Eight, Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, the Yamaha XVS 1100 (later models), etc...

Now this thread has a wealth of information on mostly the rear wheels with some info on front wheels as well, but I didn't find a concrete line about the XVS 1100 front wheel being compatible / fitting on a Virago 535 front end... I have this thought on my mind ever since I have the bike, it would be really nice if someone could clear it up! I don't know much, if anything, about fitting different wheels on a motorcycle but common sense would tell me that a larger bike such as the XVS 1100 would probably have wider forks to accomodate a wider wheel and tire and if I have to take a guess I'd say it probably doesn't fit. But anyone here who can tell me for sure?

If not, any other (smaller diameter) spoked front wheel that you guys know of that would fit the 535?

Thanks so much!

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