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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: faffi » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:58 pm

My 1100 is geared slightly taller than stock due to an 18in rear wheel, and is still geared very low. It will accelerate from 40 kph in 5th gear up an 8% hill with ease. First gear is very low, and at least my engine is not too keen on revving, so I even for dirt track I would think the gearing is plenty low in stock form - the engine is a tractor.
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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: aart » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:52 pm

Thnx guys,

At this moment my project is on a pause, the flu caught me.

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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: aart » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:28 am

Getting parts [emoji41]Image

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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: nanno » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:08 am

So that's what Artemisweg looks like. Just had to send one of my parts back, but they are REALLY, REALLY friendly. :GJ:
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=43227 - Nanno's accumulated findings (and blatant show-off) - infos on my TR1's, my performance and reliability mods and a bit of show-casing of the stainless steel exhausts I build

http://greasygreg.blogspot.co.at (My blog - Greasygreg.blogspot.co.at)
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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: faffi » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:09 am

You're going to put a Porsche into it? :bg:
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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: aart » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:50 am

faffi wrote:You're going to put a Porsche into it? :bg:
Neh, went on a 50cc scooter to cms

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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: aart » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:44 am

Hopefully next week, i have some time to work on my project.

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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: faffi » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:31 am

Are the bikes all yours?
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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: aart » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:41 am

faffi wrote:Are the bikes all yours?
Gladly not,

Most of the bikes are "winter sleepovers" from customers of the yamaha dealership i work for.

I only own 3 bikes:

- project Virago
- Honda VF1000F2
- Kawasaki KZ1100 D1 Spectre


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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: faffi » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:41 pm

The F2 was when Honda got the V4 1000 right :cl: Was the Spectre imported to your shores? I thought it was a USA thing?
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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: aart » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:49 am

faffi wrote:The F2 was when Honda got the V4 1000 right :cl: Was the Spectre imported to your shores? I thought it was a USA thing?
The speedo of the spectre is mph, so it has to be an imported bike, the title is from '86, but i think it has to be older.

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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: aart » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:27 pm

Good news [emoji38]

Got my yamaha bronze tech certification yesterday.
Now studying for silver. [emoji6]

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Re: Virago chain conversion

PostAuthor: faffi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:41 pm

:GJ:
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