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Wanted xv1100 engine

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johnxb351
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What Virago you Own: 1993 XV1100

Wanted xv1100 engine

Post by johnxb351 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:08 am

Wanted xv1100 engine

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ViragoJoe
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What Virago you Own: 1996 Virago Special XV1100SH
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Re: Wanted xv1100 engine

Post by ViragoJoe » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:51 am

johnxb351 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:08 am
Wanted xv1100 engine
John,
There are First and Second Generation Virago's. Years are very important when talking Virago.

Specifying a year you would like, would be helpful.

Engine internals for XV1100's have changed from year to year.
For examples:
* Starters: 2 brush vs 4 brush.
* Starter Idler Gear Assembly change upgrade.
* Hitachi carburetors to Mikuni.
* Regulator/Rectifier Upgrade.

If the year doesn't matter to you, then you are good to go. Just say'n

Also, check Ebay, there are several out there.
ViragoJoe
1996 XV1100SH Virago Special
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MAK
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What Virago you Own: 1997 XV1100

Re: Wanted xv1100 engine

Post by MAK » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:16 pm

I have a question about model years. I damaged the bottom of my engine so I will be looking for a new engine block/case. My xv1100 is year 1997 and I see one available for a 1998. Would this be compatible?

Thanks in advance for any input.

I imagine I will be posting much more in the future now that i found this site. I was having starting troubles at times before I damaged the engine case.
MAK
Long time Yamaha rider with a big gap in between riding...
1st Bike - Yamaha XJ650G Maxim 1 1980
Current Bike - Yamaha XV1100 Virago 1997


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What Virago you Own: 1996 Virago Special XV1100SH
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Re: Wanted xv1100 engine

Post by ViragoJoe » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:03 am

MAK wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:16 pm
I have a question about model years. I damaged the bottom of my engine so I will be looking for a new engine block/case. My xv1100 is year 1997 and I see one available for a 1998. Would this be compatible?

Thanks in advance for any input.

I imagine I will be posting much more in the future now that i found this site. I was having starting troubles at times before I damaged the engine case.
Mak,
I don't think there will be any issues from 1997 to a 1998 Virago Engine. Most of the upgrade changes made to the Virago 1100 engines were made in previous years. 1999 was the last year for the big Virago's. So, 1997, 1998, and 1999 engines should pretty much be identical. The only change that I am aware of was an upgrade of the Regulator/Rectifier with cooling fins after 1996. And you have this upgrade.
Regulator-Rectifier 1997-1999 750-1100.jpg
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