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1984/1985 Engine swap

PostAuthor: eric1126 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:39 pm

Can I replace my 1985 engine with a 1984 . Also can I use a 1984 vx750 on a vx 700 bike or even a vx 1000 engine.
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Re: 1984/1985 Engine swap

PostAuthor: faffi » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:41 am

You should be able to use any 700/750/1000 engine from 1984/85, and fitting any later engine, including the 1100, can be made with no or little mods.
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Re: 1984/1985 Engine swap

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:21 am

eric1126 wrote:Can I replace my 1985 engine with a 1984


Yes.

eric1126 wrote:Also can I use a 1984 vx750 on a vx 700 bike or even a vx 1000 engine.


No.

Why ? A vx750 or a vx700 or vx 1000 bike does not exist.

However....if you wanted to swap out an XV700 for a 1984 XV750, the answer is yes, provided you are willing to travel to Canada ( the closest place you’ll find one ) or are willing to have one shipped to Tennessee.

Again you ask why ? Well the XV750 was not sold in the US market in 1984.

Do everyone a favor and change the model in your profile from “vx700” to ”XV700”
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Re: 1984/1985 Engine swap

PostAuthor: eric1126 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:08 pm

faffi wrote:You should be able to use any 700/750/1000 engine from 1984/85, and fitting any later engine, including the 1100, can be made with no or little mods.

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Re: 1984/1985 Engine swap

PostAuthor: eric1126 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:11 pm

Jake wrote:
eric1126 wrote:Can I replace my 1985 engine with a 1984


Yes.

eric1126 wrote:Also can I use a 1984 vx750 on a vx 700 bike or even a vx 1000 engine.


No.

Why ? A vx750 or a vx700 or vx 1000 bike does not exist.

However....if you wanted to swap out an XV700 for a 1984 XV750, the answer is yes, provided you are willing to travel to Canada ( the closest place you’ll find one ) or are willing to have one shipped to Tennessee.

Again you ask why ? Well the XV750 was not sold in the US market in 1984.

Do everyone a favor and change the model in your profile from “vx700” to ”XV700”

And I do the xv thing just to piss people like you off. Lighten up.

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Re: 1984/1985 Engine swap

PostAuthor: Jake » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:21 pm

eric1126 wrote:And I do the xv thing just to piss people like you off. Lighten up.


Ummmm... no, you don’t, as evidenced in your 1st post

eric1126 wrote:Hi I'm Eric in Tennessee and I am a vx acholic :cl:


BTW...you don’t want to piss me off.
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