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Original XV 750 SE

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Re: Original XV 750 SE

PostAuthor: denali » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:14 am

You will most definitely get lots of head turns my friend. That bike looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.
Absolutely perfect job! Well done!! Thanks for the pics......... :thanks:

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Re: Original XV 750 SE

PostAuthor: gregkw1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:20 pm

Wow stunning bike. You did one beautiful job. It looks better than my bike. Greg.
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Re: Original XV 750 SE

PostAuthor: Mattias Gustafsson » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:27 pm

Hello my dear friends!

It's time to bring the bike to rest for the winter. This summer has been fantastic. A dry, warm summer and 7500km on the tachometer. The bike has been a success on local bike meet's. And I'm smiling along with it. The paint have stood the test and the bike is in good condition still. This winter I will concentrate on the front fork, start engine, a small touch up on the motor paint job and the exhaust. Winter service as usual. I love this bike and I'm looking forward to test drive the Yamaha Bolt as it hit's the Swedish market. -But I don't know if I ever could sell my beauty.

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-Yes, we did push the bike back up the stairs.

Back in business :bg:
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Re: Original XV 750 SE

PostAuthor: Streetmedik » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:37 pm

As cool as the Bolt looks....it just ain't a Virago!
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Re: Original XV 750 SE

PostAuthor: drainplug » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:29 pm

I picked up a '83 Midnight last winter that was in pretty original condition. I thought about "restoring" it but that's a lot more work than I want.
Like you, I am having a hard time watching some really good bikes made into "bobbers". I know they look cool, I just hate seeing what was a more than capable bike ruined just for looks.
I have done some modifications to mine but small and tasteful.
It is good to see somebody appreciate "Old tech" and share a very nice resto.
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Re: Original XV 750 SE

PostAuthor: Mattias Gustafsson » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:58 pm

Another season is over...
Another 800km on the bike. :)

Late this summer i bought a set of original jets for my Hitatchi carbs.
I have had problems synchronizing my carbs. The rear cylinder seems to jump ahead of the front cylinder as soon as I turn the throttle. The new jetting solved my problems. The engine is now running as smooth as silk. During the history of my bike someone have tried to get more power by rejecting the carbs. The result of their effort wasn't good at all compared to the original setting.
New tires, back and front. Metzelers for sure!

This winter: I will search for better camshafts (original, of course) The paint is fantastic still. Just need a small touch up under the engine.

...oh, some polishing, of course :)

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Re: Original XV 750 SE

PostAuthor: LongRoadHome » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:18 pm

A vintage Virago beauty! You did good!

Should be easy to keep it that way. I couldn't restrain myself to only 800 KM (500 miles). :bg:
Very familiar look, with similarities to the Special II 400 I had a couple decades ago. And some obvious differences, mainly wheels and engine!
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Re: Original XV 750 SE

PostAuthor: CycloneFish » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:00 am

:GJ: I have the same XV750 SE, 81' EU model, still working on restoration, slowly but steady, had many hiccups while taking apart due to old rusted nuts & bolts, But I am getting there.
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