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Has anyone tried Vitalizing their 500?

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Has anyone tried Vitalizing their 500?

PostAuthor: PatKD » Mon May 14, 2018 7:58 am

Hey guys,

I was wondering if any XV 500 owners have used Joe Minton's recipe (Vitalizing the Virago, linked in the tech articles) on their machine? I'm considering the progressive fork springs, the fork brace and the midsets for sure, and maybe the rear spring, but before going into these expenses, I wanted to check if anyone had feedback about these light mods and if their impact is noticeable on the 500. Also, another noob question : could someone point me towards a clear fix for the box-of-rocks starter?

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Re: Has anyone tried Vitalizing their 500?

PostAuthor: Andrew500 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:35 pm

I cant help you with Vitalizing the bike, as I've kept mine as original as possible. I wouldnt suggest pouring too much money into this old bike, given its age you will probably be spending enough cash (and even more time) keeping it running decently.

What problem are you having with the starter?
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Re: Has anyone tried Vitalizing their 500?

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Thu May 17, 2018 7:25 pm

The 500 has starter problems?

Joe's article is for the 750, however the same mods will work on any motorcycle.

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