Specifications XV535 1981-1994 Yamaha Virago

Specifications XV535

1981-1994

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 —- 1150 to 1250 rpm
Cylinder compression pressure (at sea level)
Standard —- 10.75 Bars (156 psi)
Maximum —- 11.78 Bars (171 psi)
Minimum —- 9.78 Bars (142 psi)
Maximum difference between cylinders —- 0.96 Bars (14 psi)
Carburetor synchronization
Vacuum at idle speed —- 230 mm Hg (9.06 inch Hg)
Maximum vacuum difference between cylinders —- 10 mm Hg (0.39 inch Hg)
Cylinder numbering (from rear to front of bike) —- 1-2

Miscellaneous
Brake pedal position —- 38 mm (1.5 inch) above the top of the footpeg
Shift pedal position —- 50 to 60 mm (2.0 to 2.4 inches) above the top of the footpeg
Freeplay adjustments
Throttle grip —- 2 to 5 mm (0.08 to 0.20 inch)
Clutch lever —- 2 to 3 mm (0.08 to 0.12 inch)
Front brake lever —- 2 to 5 mm (0.08 to 0.20 inch)
Rear brake pedal —- 20 to 30 mm (0.8 to 1.2 inches)
Battery electrolyte specific gravity —- 1.280 at 20-degrees C (68-degrees F)

*Tire pressures (cold)*
Front Tire
1987 and 1988 US, all UK models —- 1.93 Bars (28 psi)
1989 and later US models —- 1.99 Bars (29 psi)

Rear Tire
Up to 90 kg (198 lbs)
1987 and 1988 US, all UK models —- 2.2 Bars (32 psi)
1989 and later US models —- 2.27 Bars (33 psi)
Above 90 kg (198 lbs) or high speed riding —- 2.48 bars (36 psi)

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

Torque specifications
Oil drain plug —- 43 Nm (31 ft-lbs)
Oil filter cover bolts —- 10 Nm (7.2 ft-lbs)
Spark plugs —- 12.5 Nm (9 ft-lbs)
Steering head bearing ring nuts
Initial torque —- 38 Nm (27 ft-lbs)
Final torque —- 10 Nm (7.2 ft-lbs)
Steering stem bolt —- 54 Nm (39 ft-lbs)
Valve adjuster locknuts —- 14 Nm (10 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
Fuel type
US —- Unleaded
UK —- Regular
Fuel capacity
1987 and 1988 models
Total —- 8.6 liters (2.3 US gal, 1.9 Imp gal)
Reserve —- 2.0 liters (0.5 US gal, 0.4 Imp gal)
1989 and later models
Total —- 13.5 liters (3.6 US gal, 3.0 Imp gal)
Reserve —- 2.5 liters (0.7 US gal, 0.5 Imp gal

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 —- 2.8 liters (3.0 US qt, 5.0 Imperial pt)
Oil change only —- 2.6 liters (2.7 US qt, 4.6 Imperial pt)
Brake fluid —- DOT4
Final gear
Type —- SAE 80 API GL-4 hypoid gear oil
Capacity —- 0.19 liters (0.2 US qt, 0.34 Imp pt

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

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