Originally Posted by G2mk3
were there any frame differences between the 920's in the states? (like suspension geometry) or if a guy wanted to build up a sporty xv920 could he find a cheap virago, get a 920R tank and go from there?
Yes, there are differences. I investigated doing such a conversion last year on my virago. I ended up getting an XV920 instead. Some of the parts are just not interchangeable even though they look like they might be. The front and rear suspensions are both different. Odly, the Virago has far more adjustability than the XV920. The toughest thing to deal with is foot position. None of the hardware is interchangeable and there are no aftermarket parts that I could find. If you want an XV, you would do much better to wait till you find one and buy it.