Please check out this posting:
Virago 250 – Do not buy chrome parts – just polish the parts that are already on the bike. Here is the link: http://wp.me/p1LWaM-6w
I updated it today.
I am not finished polishing the right side, but I decided to work on the left side anyway. What I am doing:
· I have started polishing the left engine cover. I only hand-polish, so it will take about eight hours – a lot less if I do the paint sanding step with the engine hot.
· The “delete left side plastic cover and expose regulator mod.” I removed the left side plastic cover, and polished and waterproofed the voltage regulator. I will be leaving the cover off permanently – I like the looks of the voltage regulator, even though the cooling fins orientation does not match the engine. On some Virago 250’s, the voltage regulator runs too hot – I do not think that mine has that problem but being in the open air should help a little to keep it cooler.
· I do not recommend this mod: partially expose front sprocket by removing lower part of front sprocket cover. This mod reduces safety so I do not recommend it. (If you do it anyway, make sure your chain is in excellent condition and you always wear boots when you ride.) What I like about this mod is that you can polish the front sprocket and you can keep that area clean. On the bikes that I have owned, that area always has lots of dirt and grease.
I think this is all the changes for 2013 – if I find any more I will add to this post …
1) New handlebar design consists of a flat bar with chromed risers. Yamaha claims that this new handlebar improves the riding position, rider comfort, and styling.
2) 60/55-watt, Xenon headlight
3) 2013 color is Deep Blue
2013 Yamaha V-Star 250 US MSRP Price: $4,290 USD
(for the 2012 model, the color was Raven (black) and the US MSRP was $4,190 USD )
Today’s random thought –
Always expect the unexpected.
The object that is about to hit you, you probably do not see it yet.