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PostAuthor: Punkskitz » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:32 am

Hello all first time posting i just acquired a xv700 i havent messed around with motorcycles in a while but i used to restore xr750 and xr1000 harley davidsons so i have some experience, it was aquired with no key and after trying to hotwire it i noticed the wire harness had all kinds of old legacy wiring in it so me being the idiot i am pulled the entire old harness off in hopes of reworking it and bobbing/ tuning it into a cafe racer.

can anyone point me in the right direction as far as aftermarket parts and which manuals to follow which ones to not im going to rewire all the old connectors in but try to avoid some of the saftey features so a barebones approach id say.
thanks for your time and i hope this forum is still active!

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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:05 am

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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:14 am

Howdy!

Welcome to VTF.

here's another one (for we me who are electronically challenged) >>> viewtopic.php?f=140&t=29436

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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: Punkskitz » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am

Thanks all i take it this is a very active forum, thats great ill be posting here whenever i hit a roadblock so probably often my first task is printing off a 383 page haynes manual :|

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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:23 am

There's a number of threads regrading wiring. Use Google outside of the forum to search. Just include Virago Tech Forum with your key words and you'll find lots of information.

I'd love to see photos of your XR projects. Epic bikes with so much history.
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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: Punkskitz » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:20 pm

Hellgate wrote:There's a number of threads regrading wiring. Use Google outside of the forum to search. Just include Virago Tech Forum with your key words and you'll find lots of information.

I'd love to see photos of your XR projects. Epic bikes with so much history.


I worked at a shop that restored them the owners name was john steel from chagrin falls ohio He Had everything you could think of and bought up even more https://www.hi-speedmotorcycles.com/ is the website that shows alot of the history and different bikes he has for sale expensive$$$$$!

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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:17 pm

Punkskitz wrote:Thanks all i take it this is a very active forum, thats great ill be posting here whenever i hit a roadblock so probably often my first task is printing off a 383 page haynes manual :|



after your 5th post the site will allow you to D/L the various pdf versions of service/tech manuals that can be found on-site.
--- once stored on your PC you can print relevant section PRN, then when it gets greasy/dirty, just discard and print new fresh for next project.
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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:20 pm

Wow! Thanks for sharing! Image

You may enjoy Greg Hegeman's work. He's a great guy who really took to customizing Viragos. He has a strong HD background too.

http://www.hagemanmc.com/

Not sure the scope of your project, but a Motogadget is nice solution for a simplified wiring harness.
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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: Punkskitz » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:00 am

Hellgate wrote:Wow! Thanks for sharing! Image

You may enjoy Greg Hegeman's work. He's a great guy who really took to customizing Viragos. He has a strong HD background too.

http://www.hagemanmc.com/

No problem it was a great experience working there I just wish I still had some of the posters he had made of the strippers posing with the xr750's haha

Not sure the scope of your project, but a Motogadget is nice solution for a simplified wiring harness.

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Re: XV700 project making new wiring harness

PostAuthor: jhsiv115 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:25 pm

This worked for my VX700. It is "bare bones". Only enough to fire off the bike an run. Just make sure to ground the fuse box (not pictured)
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