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PostAuthor: Plyerz » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:06 pm

Does anyone know if the square digital dash can be replaced with more traditional gauges ?
Will the analog ones from the other 920 of the same year swap ?

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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:16 pm

The gauges from 81-83 750 or the 83 920 will work on your bike. There will be some wiring that will have to be changed and you will loose your low fuel lite unless you want to rig a lite external of the gauges.

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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: Nyx » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:38 am

I just did this myself on my 82 920. I think mine came off an 83 750. With no prior wiring experience and the directions I found here I managed to make the swap. Plenty of info here to help you out.

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PostAuthor: Plyerz » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:26 am

Doing some rewiring dosen't scare me , providing I know what to hook up to what .
Where ( how ) do I find that information ? I don't care about the fuel gauge .......

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PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:54 am

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http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: Plyerz » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:35 am

The 920's diagram shows nothing specific for wiring to the Tach .
As much as I'd love to get rid of the " DASHBOARD "
Maybe this is too much trouble ?

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PostAuthor: Sispro » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:42 am

I just put a 85 gauge on my from a 1000 mine is a 82 but I did the barebone wiring.
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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:17 am

tach only needs 3 wires.
brown from the harness 12v feed
black from ground
orange from the TCI.
with these 3 wires any tach will work......dan
82 xv 750 skull on grips,levers,3rd brake and side covers.soft bags and tool bag, relay for coils, fresh inferno red, paint code PEL(red)

no time to do it right..always enough time to do it twice.
it is if is isnt :con:
If it went together easy... you forgot something.
when in doubt.... ground it out!

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=36987(84-85 xv700,1000 bare bones)

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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: Nyx » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:13 pm

Plyerz i used these instructions http://viragotech.com/newtech/relay%20cycom%20elimination%20on%201982%20xv920.htm along with the 750 wiring diagram to do my swap.

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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: Plyerz » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:28 pm

I 'm afraid I don't see anything on the diagram thats called a transistor controlled ignition , or any orange wires .....

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PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:51 pm

The TCI (Igniter).......... The Orange wire goes from the TCI to one of the ignition coils, that's the lead that provides the tach with input. The other two wires are battery + and ground -.....

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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:09 pm

the TCI is under your gas tank. it will be a metal box with harness's going to it. the right side harness is the pick up wires. do not touch these. the left side harness goes to the left side carb area and has a connector. this is where you will find a red/white wire, black wire, gray wire, orange wire and a black/white wire. from this connector the orange wire Y's off and goes to the tach and number 1 coil.......dan
82 xv 750 skull on grips,levers,3rd brake and side covers.soft bags and tool bag, relay for coils, fresh inferno red, paint code PEL(red)

no time to do it right..always enough time to do it twice.
it is if is isnt :con:
If it went together easy... you forgot something.
when in doubt.... ground it out!

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=36987(84-85 xv700,1000 bare bones)

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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: Plyerz » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:36 am

So I now have a nice set of analog gauges off a `82 750 Virago . If I just use what I need to run the tach , and lights I want ( turn signal indicators , neutral light , high beam indicator ) any harm in abandoning the rest , and just insulating the ends and tapeing them back into the harness ?

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PostAuthor: Plyerz » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:05 am

Anyone ?

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PostAuthor: madhatter4119 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:13 am

I have done several 82 920's by using the info provided in the link given to you by Nyx...take your time and use the search window ... Are you replacing the square headlight ... when you remove the
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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: Plyerz » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:19 am

I plan on replacing the light first , the gauges later .
So can I just use the wiring I need to run inst lights , neutral light , signal indicators , high beam indicator , and tach .
Even though many will no longer be used , do they actually need to be removed ?

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PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:38 am

removing the cycom and replacing it with a set of 750 gauges is not a plug and play. you could hard wire all the wires needed. or you could get a set of 750 gauge connectors (harness side). splice in you new connectors onto your bikes harness then just plug into the 750 gauge connectors..
you will need..
blue/black for the meter light, headlight and tail lamp.
brown for the tach, brake switches, flasher and neutral light (12v feed)
black ground
light/blue neutral light
yellow for the high beam indicator
orange for the tach
dark/green for turn signal indicator
dark/brown for turn signal indicator
black/red for the oil light
red/white for the oil light
with these wires your 750 gauges will work......dan
82 xv 750 skull on grips,levers,3rd brake and side covers.soft bags and tool bag, relay for coils, fresh inferno red, paint code PEL(red)

no time to do it right..always enough time to do it twice.
it is if is isnt :con:
If it went together easy... you forgot something.
when in doubt.... ground it out!

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=36987(84-85 xv700,1000 bare bones)

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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: Plyerz » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:45 am

So it is ok to just use the wires you mentioned , and " abandon " the rest ? I was just concerned that some of the abandoned wires may be needed to make something else down the line work . Sounds like this is not the case , thanx for your response !

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PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:51 am

yes your 920 has alot more wires. they are for the hazards, self cancel, fuel level and more. sorry i never had a cycom so i really do not know how they are mounted and how they have the wires running to it. my 750 has all the connectors inside the headlight......dan
82 xv 750 skull on grips,levers,3rd brake and side covers.soft bags and tool bag, relay for coils, fresh inferno red, paint code PEL(red)

no time to do it right..always enough time to do it twice.
it is if is isnt :con:
If it went together easy... you forgot something.
when in doubt.... ground it out!

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=36987(84-85 xv700,1000 bare bones)

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Re: 1982 XV gauge swap

PostAuthor: Plyerz » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:20 am

And just when I thought I had the answer ! Guess i'll just unplug all the connectors going to the cycom and see if it will still run . If it does I'll hook up the wires you mentioned to the " new " gauges , and I should be in business .

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