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PostAuthor: capaw72 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:18 pm

Hi!

The 85 xv700 starter can be replaced with a 86 or 87 year old free launcher?
If so, what needs to be changed?

Thank you in advance for your help

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Re: 85 xv700 starter

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:06 pm

Howdy. Welcome to VTF.

86 or 87 year olds are allowed senior-discounts some places, but don't know if they get a free launch(-er). :naughty: JK

the problem is that 1985 was a transition year for Virago ['84/'85] from Generation-I [mono-shock] to Gen-II [dual rear shocks] and Yamaha was addressing the starter issues Gen-I have, so
in order for a Gen-II '86-on to replace your Gen-I '85 starter, you will need to have the Gen-II system not originally on your '85.
Gen-II added a sprag type clutch bendix and solenoid. [vs "internal clutch" and relay]

does your engine left-side look like this? [see pic of Gen-II missing 'dog-bone' cover] if so, the answer is, yes it will.
1985 Gen-I ---> http://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/yam/ ... ter-clutch
1986 Gen-II ---> http://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/yam/ ... ter-clutch
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Re: 85 xv700 starter

PostAuthor: capaw72 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:00 am

Hi,

I have Gen 1. Then, unfortunately, the old solution remains.
Thanks

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