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PostAuthor: bauhaus1100 » Thu May 08, 2008 10:23 pm

I just traded my old faithfull 1986 xv1100 in for the xv1700 silverado, I love it.
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Re: midnight silverado

PostAuthor: oldschool169 » Thu May 08, 2008 10:31 pm

never herd of it

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PostAuthor: Mopar » Thu May 08, 2008 10:35 pm

Very nice bike. Good luck with her.

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Re: midnight silverado

PostAuthor: oldschool169 » Thu May 08, 2008 10:40 pm

nice ride

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PostAuthor: grazingazer » Fri May 09, 2008 7:00 am

you'll find that there's a lot more maintenance with a pushrod engine bauhaus
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Re: midnight silverado

PostAuthor: bauhaus1100 » Sun May 11, 2008 9:19 pm

What do do you mean more maintenence with a pushrod? The V twin is similar to the Virago engine, no?
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PostAuthor: grazingazer » Mon May 12, 2008 7:59 am

the tubes running up the sides of the silverado engine contain push rods...under the pushrods are lifters...under the lifters are your camshafts...above the pushrods are your rocker arms which open your valves...the virago engine has overhead cams hence a lighter valve train...the camshafts lift the rocker arms directly...no pushrods or valve lifters...the engines are similar but not the same
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Re: midnight silverado

PostAuthor: bauhaus1100 » Mon May 12, 2008 8:08 am

Thanks for the info grazingazer, very interesting. How does that mean that there is more maintenance involved and what should I do to be proactive and preventative?
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PostAuthor: grazingazer » Mon May 12, 2008 9:11 am

basically: there are more parts to wear out that will need replacement on the factory maintenance schedule...oil changes become more important because the lifter pushrod arrangement is more succeptible to contamination by dirt particles in the system...as well as viscosity breakdown damaging the hydraulic valve lifter system...the same woes faced by harley davidson owners
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PostAuthor: Brighton Russell » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:18 pm

im quessing those tubes are cosmetic, and its still overhead camshaft.

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PostAuthor: grazingazer » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:25 pm

i'm afraid thats a bad guess if you're talking about this one:
MSRP* $14,090 (Black Cherry) Available from September 2008

Engine
Type 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled 48° V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder

Bore x Stroke 97mm x 113mm

Compression Ratio 8.36:1

Carburetion Fuel injection

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Transmission 5-speed, wide-ratio; multiplate wet clutch

Final Drive Belt


Chassis
Frame Steel; hidden shock

Suspension/Front 43mm fork; 5.5-in travel

Suspension/Rear Single shock; 4.3-in travel

Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm

Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc, 320mm

Tires/Front 130/90-16

Tires/Rear 150/80-16

Wheels 9-spoke cast


Dimensions
Length 98.4 in

Width 38.6 in

Height 59.1 in

Seat Height 27.9 in

Ground Clearance 5.7 in

Wheelbase 66.5 in

Fuel Capacity 4.74 gal

Fuel Economy** 36 mpg

Wet Weight 774 lb
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Re: midnight silverado

PostAuthor: gregthomas » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:38 pm

Wet weight 774 lb - could you & I together Graz pick it up if it fell over ?

What happened to light & simple ?

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PostAuthor: grazingazer » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:41 pm

ya gotta take baby steps with your back agin' it m8...that's what they tell me
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Re: midnight silverado

PostAuthor: kman » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:15 am

I know this is a old post but congrats on gettin a road star, i traded my 1100 virago for it and never turned back way better bike in my book and the maintance is very little graz dosent know what he's talking about on this one,lol 87,000 mile and mine runs strong and long never let me down. if my first gen 750 virago get the same miles i'd be shocked,lol
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Re: midnight silverado

PostAuthor: mekboy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:52 am

Seriously mate, I'd think a whole bucketful before committing threadomancy just to say grazin is wrong. We may disagree on things like style but I have rarely, if ever had reason to disagree with him on matters of practicality.

Technology advancements to the side, OHC is still simpler than pushrod. I work at the cutting edge of engineering, and I tell you KISS still applies.

Graz has probably fixed more bike problems than you or I have had hot dinners. Before you say the roadstar is a better bike, let me ask who did the maintence on it? Any joe with a decent spanner set and a manual can maintain an old XV *and* they can pick it up all on thier lonesome and get it going again if they drop it in the backwoods of west bumf**k.

I challenge anyone to do that with a new-era rolling electronics/billet barge. So define "better bike" for me would you please?
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Re: midnight silverado (SOLVED)

PostAuthor: kman » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:22 am

dude take a pill or something its my opinion and i'm sticking with it,lol i do all my own work and customizing and fabrication on the roadstar and virago, and guess what i have tipped it over once or twice and yes i've picked it up with no problems theres a right way and a wrong way to pick up a bike real rider know how to do this just incase it ever happens, and i'm not saying graz dosent know his stuff i've read many posts here where he's helped many people and hes even replyed to me on posts with help, and as for saying its a better bike well it is in my own opionion take it or leave it at that opionions are like a$$holes everyone has one,lol
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PostAuthor: grazingazer » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:30 am

yeah and for the cheap shot i guess you must be mine huh?
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