1984 and later Yamaha Virago XV series specifications

1984 and later Yamaha Virago XV series specifications

Engine
Spark plugs   —-   Type NGK BP7ES or ND W22EP-U
Gap   —-   0.7 to 0.8 mm (0.028 to 0.032 inch)
Valve clearances (COLD engine)
Intake   —-   0.07 to 0.12 mm (0.003 to 0.005 inch)
Exhaust   —-   0.12 to 0.17 mm (0.005 to 0.007 inch)
Engine idle speed   —-   950 to 1050 rpm
Cylinder compression pressure (at sea level)
Standard   —-   10.75 Bars (156 psi)
Maximum   —-   11.78 Bars (171 psi)
Minimum   —-   8.8 Bars (128 psi)
Maximum difference between cylinders   —-   0.96 Bars (14 psi)
Carburetor synchronization
Vacuum at idle speed   —-   180 +/-10 mm Hg (7.09 +/- 0.4 inch Hg)
Maximum vacuum difference between cylinders   —-   10 mm Hg (0.4 inch Hg)
Engine idle speed   —-   950 to 1050 rpm
Cylinder numbering (from rear to front of bike)   —-   1-2

Miscellaneous
Brake pedal position   —-   20 mm (0.8 inch) above bottom of footpeg
Shift pedal position   —-   Not specified
Freeplay adjustments
Throttle grip   —-   Not specified
Clutch lever   —-   2 to 3 mm (0.08 to 0.12 inch)
Front brake lever   —-   5 to 8 mm (0.20 to 0.30 inch)
Rear brake pedal   —-   20 to 30 mm (0.8 to 1.2 inch)
Battery electrolyte specific gravity   —-   1.280 at 20-degrees C (68-degrees F)

Tire pressures (cold)

Minimum tire tread depth*   —-   1 mm (0.04 inch)

Front

Up to 90 kg (198 lbs) load 1.79 Bars (26 psi)
90 kg to maximum load 1.93 Bars (28 psi)
High speed riding 2.20 Bars (32 psi)
Rear
Up to 90 kg (198 lbs) 1.93 Bars (28 psi)
90 to 160 kg (198 to 353 lbs) 2.48 bars (36 psi)
160 kg (353 lbs) to maximum load 2.76 Bars (40 psi)
High speed riding 2.48 Bars (36 psi)

Torque specifications
Oil drain plug   —-   43 Nm (31 ft-lbs)
Oil filter cover bolts   —-   10 Nm (7.2 ft-lbs)
Spark plugs   —-   20 Nm (14 ft-lbs)
Steering head bearing ring nuts
Initial torque   —-   50 Nm (36 ft-lbs)
Final torque   —-   3 Nm (2.2 ft-lbs)
Steering stem nut   —-   110 Nm (80 ft-lbs)
Valve adjuster locknuts   —-   27 Nm (19 ft-lbs)
Rocker cover bolts   —-   10 Nm (7.2 ft-lbs)
Final drive filler and drain plugs   —-   23 Nm (17 ft-lbs)

 

Recommended lubricants and fluids
Engine/transmission oil   —-   Type API grade SE or SF
Viscosity
Consistently below 15 degrees C (60 degrees F) SAE 10W30
Consistently above 5 degrees C (40 degrees F) SAE 20W40
Capacity
With filter change 3.1 liters (3.3 US qt, 5.46 Imperial pt)
Oil change only 3.0 liters (3.2 US qt, 5.28 Imperial pt)
Brake fluid   —-   DOT 4

Final gear   —-   Type SAE 80 API GL-4 hypoid gear oil
Capacity   —-   0.20 liters (6.76 US fl oz, 7.04 Imp fl oz
Wheel bearings   —-   Medium weight, lithium-based multi-purpose grease
Swingarm pivot bearings   —-   Medium weight, lithium-based multi-purpose grease
Cables and lever pivots   —-   Chain and cable lubricant or 10W30 motor oil
Sidestand/centerstand pivots   —-   Chain and cable lubricant or 10W30 motor oil
Brake pedal/shift lever pivots   —-   Chain and cable lubricant or 10W30 motor oil
Throttle grip   —-   Multi-purpose grease or dry film lubricant
*In the UK, tread depth must be at least 1 mm over 3/4 of the tread breadth all the way around the tire, with no bald patches.

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