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Cruising RPM's

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geezyrider
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Location: Birch Bay,WA
What Virago you Own: XV535 1994 Virago

Cruising RPM's

Post by geezyrider » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:03 am

XV535, Between 65-75 MPH my revs are about 5k-6k, seems a little high to me. The motor tends to vibrate more at the higher speeds but not uncomfortable. My old Kawasaki 454LTD's with vertical twin's would wind up to the rev limit without any bad vibes.
Just wondering how far I can push the REVS on this bike and not be hard on the motor?
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And the Sun be on Your shoulder.
Don't You ever quit that Cruising.
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What Virago you Own: 1996 Virago Special XV1100SH
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Re: Cruising RPM's

Post by ViragoJoe » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:31 am

geezyrider wrote:XV535, Between 65-75 MPH my revs are about 5k-6k, seems a little high to me. The motor tends to vibrate more at the higher speeds but not uncomfortable. My old Kawasaki 454LTD's with vertical twin's would wind up to the rev limit without any bad vibes.
Just wondering how far I can push the REVS on this bike and not be hard on the motor?
Hal,
Below link provides the specs for a 1996 535. Looks like at 7,500 RPM (Maximum Power) your engine is generating 44HP.

https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model ... 535_97.htm

As for vibration, you are mixing V-Twin with a Parallel twin. To different animals. Plus your Virago 535 engine is part of the bikes frame structure. I would say a V-twin may produce a little more vibration than an inline parallel twin that you had prior. Virago's do run a little higher in rev's than other bikes when going down the road. At 70 MPH on my 1100 I'm always looking for 6th gear to bring the revs down. However, there isn't a 6th gear. So, I just live with the added vibration or I can just cruise at a slower speed with less vibration. If I want the comfort ride of a Luxury car. I would take a luxury car for a cruise. Somehow, for me, I prefer the vibrations that my Virago provides.
I don't expect a luxury car ride from her. Like feeling the bumps in the road and leaning into the curves with some engine vibration along the way.

But that's me.
ViragoJoe
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Schu
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What Virago you Own: 1995 XV1100 (sold)
1976 DT175
1975 DT400
1975 DT250 (2)
1975 DT175
1975 DT125
1975 DT100
1975 GT80
1974 DT360
1974 Z50
1972 JT60 (2)
1971 JT60
1971 CT175
1970 CT175
2017 SCR950

Re: Cruising RPM's

Post by Schu » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:36 pm

Here's an old thread from another forum on the exact same concern with an XV535.

http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36489

Schu
Posts: 59
Joined: Wed May 27, 2015 7:13 pm
Location: Marine City MI
What Virago you Own: 1995 XV1100 (sold)
1976 DT175
1975 DT400
1975 DT250 (2)
1975 DT175
1975 DT125
1975 DT100
1975 GT80
1974 DT360
1974 Z50
1972 JT60 (2)
1971 JT60
1971 CT175
1970 CT175
2017 SCR950

Re: Cruising RPM's

Post by Schu » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:40 pm

Oops. Sorry. That thread was on an XV750, but it still has pertinent info.

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