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PostAuthor: wambr » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:17 pm

hi guys again! can someone tell me how much the engine of our virago 750 weighs? offer me an engine at an interesting price, I want to find out what delivery will cost
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: nanno » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:23 am

wambr wrote:hi guys again! can someone tell me how much the engine of our virago 750 weighs? offer me an engine at an interesting price, I want to find out what delivery will cost
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I have a complete one sitting on the workshop floor. I'll put it on a bathroom-scale over the weekend.

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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Polkahero » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:03 pm

I would say around 175 pounds.
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:17 pm

So heavy that I have only picked one up once!
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:14 pm

Oh Boy..guess'n game.

Hellgate wrote:So heavy that I have only picked one up once!


Yep..things always get heavier the older ya get. Haven't figured that one out yet. Guess ya just can't trip-up mother nature and/or physics :bg:


Till nanno gets back from weigh'n one, I throw my guess out there:

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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:59 pm

When I picked it up from the engine builder he loaded it into my car. Then I had get it out of the car. I placed it onto a skateboard to move it into place.

I'm guessing 135 for a "long block."
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: faffi » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:17 pm

IIRC; according to Cycle magazine (or was it Cycle World?) a complete engine is 95 kg, or about 210 lb, same as for the CB900F. They said it was compact, but not light. It is fairly easy to lift because the cylinders make it easy to get a good hold. It is easiest to carry of you sort of hug it, with a jug in each elbow with hands/arms around.
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Polkahero » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:03 pm

faffi wrote:IIRC; according to Cycle magazine (or was it Cycle World?) a complete engine is 95 kg, or about 210 lb, same as for the CB900F. They said it was compact, but not light. It is fairly easy to lift because the cylinders make it easy to get a good hold. It is easiest to carry of you sort of hug it, with a jug in each elbow with hands/arms around.


Are you a power lifter or just a sadist? I shipped one of these overseas once, I'm still saying around 175 pounds. I've got one pulled but my postal scale isn't going to handle this much weight. Who has the final answer?
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:03 am

Polkahero wrote: Who has the final answer?

:pop:

Polkahero wrote:Are you a power lifter or just a sadist?


LOL...Maybe just "low" to the ground.


faffi wrote:about 210 lb


1985 V-Max (engine) is 230#. Help a buddy rebuild his that he blew up drag racing. Only way to get our hands on one was having it shipped.
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: nanno » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:13 am

I'll have to accept defeat as it was too cold for our bathroom scales (digital one) to work in the cold workshop. :crap:
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Polkahero » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:30 am

Well, guess I have to dig out the old bathroom scale and make an attempt manhandling the beast myself.
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:51 am

Oh the drama! [emoji15]
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: faffi » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:22 pm

Are you a power lifter or just a sadist?



I used to be a powerlifter, but now I am just a sadist :bg:


I checked the article, and the original XV750 Virago engine was listed at 189 lb dry, or 86 kg. They said that while it was smaller than an inline four, it was not appreciably lighter. The CB750 was listed at 195 lb in the same article. German magazine MOTORRAD said the CB900F engine, which is an enlarged CB750, was 95 kg. I have not put any engine on a scale. The KZ1300 engine, BTW, is said to weigh in at 120 kg dry.
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Polkahero » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:05 pm

I have the final answer. Took my bathroom scale to the garage today and weighed an XV1100 engine. 196 pounds which seems accurate because I shipped an XV700 engine once and I believe that was around 175 pounds (lighter flywheel and crankshaft).
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:16 am

Polkahero wrote: 196 pounds which seems accurate


Wow..would have never thunk it weigh'n that much... Mighta been fairly entertaining watch ya wrestle that around....Did the scales survive? :bg:
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: wambr » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:57 am

thanks guys! the engine is bought, waiting for it to be brought in. according to customs bills, its weight was 97 kg. of course I think that this is the weight of the engine most likely along with the packaging
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: faffi » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:44 am

I carried the XV1100 engine 20 feet plus walking up a few steps into the shed, and about 90 kg sounds about right. I also had a KZ650 four (probably 15-20 lb lighter) kept in a pillow outdoor container. Lifting the four out of that box was harder than lifting the XV engine for no other reason than bing bigger and more difficult to get a proper grip on. Also, standing bent over the wall of the box when lifting was not ideal, but still not too hard.
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Re: virago 750 engine weigh

PostAuthor: Polkahero » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Flyingdog wrote:
Polkahero wrote: 196 pounds which seems accurate


Wow..would have never thunk it weigh'n that much... Mighta been fairly entertaining watch ya wrestle that around....Did the scales survive? :bg:


It was actually pretty easy. Already had the engine on a dolly so I just lifted one end of the dolly and moved the engine right over the scale with the dolly around it. I use my John Deere loader to move these things around from building to building.
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