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Is XV1000 left side crankcase cover made of unobtanium?

PostAuthor: grdnlvr » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 pm

I have an 85 XV1000 project that I am attempting to resurrect. Problem is, the left side crankcase cover is missing and I haven't found one after 2 weeks of internet search :search2: . Why are they so few and far between? I don't care if it is scratched and dented, it just has to be serviceable. :usa:

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Re: Is XV1000 left side crankcase cover made of unobtanium?

PostAuthor: faffi » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:24 am

You can widen your search by including Europe and Australia and also by including the TR1. In Europe, we had the XV1000SE Midnight Special instead of the XV1000 Virago, but you should also try searching for "XV 1000" - "XV 1000 SE" - "TR-1" - "TR-1" and "TR.1" as in Europe it is common to keep letters and numbers separated by a blank space.
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Re: Is XV1000 left side crankcase cover made of unobtanium?

PostAuthor: Jake » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:18 am

The XV1000 was only made for two years, ‘84 and ‘85. Many people are looking for the left side and components to convert some 750s and 920s to the 2nd Gen starter system, so when one becomes available, it is snatched up quickly.

You would probably be better off to convert to an ‘86 or newer system.
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Re: Is XV1000 left side crankcase cover made of unobtanium?

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:57 am

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1986-Yamaha-Vir ... :rk:1:pf:0

There are a number of these out there. To use them on your 1000, you will need to fabricate spacers for the PU Coils and Stator. Otherwise you will not get spark.....
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Is XV1000 left side crankcase cover made of unobtainium?

PostAuthor: grdnlvr » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:02 am

Will an XV750/XV920 left side engine/stator cover fit on an XV1000? Mine is in poor condition and I am not having any luck finding a replacement. Thx.
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Re: Is XV1000 left side crankcase cover made of unobtainium?

PostAuthor: Jake » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:32 am

Not if you want to retain the XV1000 starter system.
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Re: Is XV1000 left side crankcase cover made of unobtanium?

PostAuthor: gleam » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:02 pm

I have both side covers for sale if you're still looking. I also have all the 'gen II starter upgrade kit' parts for sale as well from a 750 if you end up wanting to go that route instead.

The XV1000 aren't original cosmetically though. The guy had someone change it to say V-Twin instead of Virago. I tried to think about why someone would do this, but then I could feel the will to live draining from my body so I was forced to stop.
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Re: Is XV1000 left side crankcase cover made of unobtanium?

PostAuthor: grdnlvr » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:44 pm

gleam wrote:I have both side covers for sale if you're still looking. I also have all the 'gen II starter upgrade kit' parts for sale as well from a 750 if you end up wanting to go that route instead.

The XV1000 aren't original cosmetically though. The guy had someone change it to say V-Twin instead of Virago. I tried to think about why someone would do this, but then I could feel the will to live draining from my body so I was forced to stop.


Good. Do you have any photos of them? I'm interested.

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PostAuthor: gleam » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:00 pm

I should have actually checked before replying, I apologize. PM sent.
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