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#1:  Dirt-track TR1. [XV750E] Author: lassesand Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:50 pm

Enjoy and be inspired;

http://sideburnmag.blogspot.com/2008/08/more-tr1-stuff.html

Merry X-mas Beers

#2:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:03 pm

1st pic says XV 750 on the tank, a detuned TRI?

#3:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:06 pm

what they are all chain drive 750s?????

#4:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:13 pm

has to be proof that you can covert to chain easy.

The article even calls them Virago's not TR1.

#5:   Author: 1986 XV700 Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:20 pm

The magazine article says it was a Virago Powered 750.

#6:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:28 pm

Course I guess thye could be putting 750 parts on a 920 chain drive........

#7:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:35 pm

http://viragotech.com/chaindrive750.jpg

#8:   Author: turbodog Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:12 pm

There is a detailed discussion elsewhere on this forum about the XV750R (chain drive 750) street bike, which was a Japan-only product. There was discussion that it was this bike which was imported to the US and modified for flat-tracking. In short, yes, a 750 top end on XV920/TR1 engine cases. Not a conversion of 750 shaft drive engine cases to chain drive.

#9:   Author: grazingazer Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:00 pm

pretty sure that was a xv750se not a xv750r but

#10:   Author: turbodog Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:52 pm

Actually, we're both wrong. The chain-drive 750 is a XV750E. The SE is what UK called the 750 virago.

#11:  Re: Dirt-track TR1. [XV750 Virago] Author: gregthomas Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:57 pm

Those are better pics than were in the Cycle mag article which has been posted elsewhere.
Still don't know how many 750E's were imported to the US to make them legal for AMA racing - or why the team pulled out at the end of that season.

Greg T

#12:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:50 pm

Never seen that post before or heard of a chain drive 750, all news to me. Go figure.

#13:   Author: mcarter-17 Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:50 pm

According to the Badgerraceing folks(flat track promotor and Yamaha dealership owner).All the folks he new put 750 cyclinders on TR1bottem ends. Now they are limited to 600CCs(at least here in Wisconsin) But theres no chain on the XV pictured. the bike in the turn is not the XV, and how old is this article anyways,20 plus. I like the carb set up and that breather on the front cam cover.VroomVroom

#14:  Re: Dirt-track TR1. [XV750 Virago] Author: Jake Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:55 pm

Interestingly enough, reading the comments in the article, ViragoTechForum is mentioned. In one comment Anonymous called us "idiots", and in another calls us "supreme beings". I wonder which one I am confused

#15:   Author: Jake Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:00 pm

mcarter-17 wrote (View Post): But theres no chain on the XV pictured.
I see chains on two of the three V twins

#16:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:05 pm

Yea the one in the turn is not it, but the two bottom ones are. I notice that first of trying to get a better peak at the muffler setup. Looks big.

Yep no chain, must of busted it.

Shifter is on the wrong side too but that was a Europe thing. Didn't know they did it in Japan.

Though probably good for dirt track.

#17:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:07 pm

Or could be race bikes are to easy to start up n ride off, so no chain for safety.

#18:  Re: Dirt-track TR1. [XV750 Virago] Author: Larry920R Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:28 pm

What a trip! I read this post yesterday, and found this on ebay today! I guess this is almost proof of the elusive 1981 XV750E.

It's for the Brochure, not the real bike.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/YAMAHA-1981-XV750E-5KO-Japanese-brochure_W0QQitemZ220526572236QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Manuals_Literature?hash=item33586872cc

#19:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:49 pm

Google power

http://viragotech.com/xv750e_brochure1.jpg
http://viragotech.com/xv750e_brochure2.jpg
http://viragotech.com/xv750e_brochure3.jp
http://viragotech.com/xv750e_brochure4.jpg

#20:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:57 pm

2 more pages

Google power

http://viragotech.com/xv750e_brochure5.jpg
http://viragotech.com/xv750e_brochure6.jpg

#21:   Author: Jake Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:17 pm

Yep that proves that you're a supreme being as mentioned in http://sideburnmag.blogspot.com/2008/08/more-tr1-stuff.html

#22:   Author: Aussiexv1100 Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:12 pm

Can somebody translate the japanese writing in Matthews previous post? I think it would make interesting reading. It could give us an incite into the thinking of the creators of these XVs
Aussie

#23:  Re: Dirt-track TR1. [XV750E] Author: mekboy Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:13 pm

I didn't see anyone calling on that blog an idiot. Just someone else calling us idiots, so I don't know why the blogger is upset. Also those anonymous posts could be from several different people and who knows who they are.


I can't imagine why we would have a bad reputation around the net??? confused

#24:   Author: lerry724 Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:22 pm

its probaby someone who has to take their bike to a shop and pay hundreds of dollars to get their bike fixed instead of having the vast amount of knowledge that is offered on this forum,that allows us Vgo owners to do most all of our own repairs cheaper and easier,imo,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks to all of the great people on this forum that help everyone no matter how big or small the fix is,i salute you Beers

#25:  Re: Dirt-track TR1. [XV750E] Author: Matthew Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:36 pm

mekboy wrote (View Post): I didn't see anyone calling on that blog an idiot. Just someone else calling us idiots, so I don't know why the blogger is upset. Also those anonymous posts could be from several different people and who knows who they are.


I can't imagine why we would have a bad reputation around the net??? confused


I would be the idiot in question.

Though they may blanket you all as one too for following me ;)


I wonder who the blog admin is though, says he comes here n signs his post with G.

#26:   Author: Jake Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:49 pm

Naw, You are the Supreme Being, we are the idiots !

#27:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:38 am

From: "Sideburn" <****@sideburnmagazine.com>
To: "Matthew J Smith" <****@ViragoTech.com>

Thanks for the clarification, Matthew
Virago/TR1, we don't care. We just want to show some bikes we like.
We're not a forum, but we do like having people post comments. Except when
they are arseholes.
Anyway, you should keep coming back because we have a Virago in the next
issue of the magazine. And I'm not kidding. You won't believe it.
G


Matthew J Smith wrote:
> http://sideburnmag.blogspot.com/2008/08/more-tr1-stuff.html
>
> I do believe anonymous poster #2 was calling anonymous #1 and us at
> ViragoTech the idiots.
>
> Because just recently I made a big stink in the forum and email list as
> I said a TR1 is really just a Virago.
>
> Which die hard TR1 guys hate and you might also.
>
> So there was allot of chatter in the TR1 world lately about what I said.
>
> Which could explain what went down as it all came up after a post was
> made in the VT forum about this blog post. And I sent the link around to
> all the email list, so those upset with me would of been seeing the blog
> too.
>
> Added a banner to the mag into the forum rotation.
>
>
>
>

#28:  Re: Dirt-track TR1. [XV750E] Author: greenagain Post Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:27 pm

COOL!!


All of it Beers

#29:  Re: Dirt-track TR1. [XV750E] Author: keybuster Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:46 am

In the early 80's yamaha tried their hand at flat track with 750 top ends on the 920rh bottom end. They were never sucessful with effort and after they moved on they sold off about 50 of these engines though the classified ads in cycle news. I dont know if other people made their own flattrackers.

bob

#30:  Re: Dirt-track TR1. [XV750E] Author: gregthomas Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:54 pm

So it would seem Yamaha qualified the 750 chain drive motor for AMA racing by either importing 750 kits for the 920 cases - or importing 750E motors only.
Given the crank weight differences between 920 and 750 I'd guess that importing complete 750E motors only would have been more satisfactory.
The only way to tell which way they went is to find one of these motors and see what numbers are on the cases - anyone know someone with one?

Greg T

#31:   Author: Banater Post Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:04 am

I talked to an engine builder who worked on the the 750 flattrack motors years ago. He said they were getting over 100 horse power out of the motors, but had problems with the engine cases handling that kind of power. He said you could actually see the cases flexing on the dyno! This was one of the reasons the project was abandoned.
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