Author Archives: lstrick115

Texting while driving vs. motorcycles – how to improve your chances

Accidents caused by texting while driving are increasing in the US. When you stop (like for a traffic light), you should leave your bike in gear and watch your mirrors so you can drive away if the driver behind you … Continue reading

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Make your Virago 250 faster – take off the weight

There are four ways to do this: 1) Do not buy accessories unless you really need them. 2) If you do buy accessories, make sure they are lightweight. 3) Take things off the bike. 4) Lose weight yourself. Notes: – Adding weight … Continue reading

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Gas mileage watch –  my 2002 Virago 250 – 17/39 sprockets – Les S. In the month of July 2011, I went 808 miles, using 8.75 gal, for 92.4 mpg. In the month of July 2012, I went 896 miles, using 11.07 … Continue reading

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Voltage regulator TEMPERATURE – Virago 250 – Does yours run too hot?

Voltage regulator TEMPERATURE  – Virago 250 –  Mine stays cool if bike is moving, but gets too hot in stop-and-go traffic or idling. I recently added a temperature gauge to my Virago 250 voltage regulator. The voltage regulator on some … Continue reading

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Virago 250 – Do not buy chrome parts – just polish the parts that are already on the bike – original posting was updated

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 … Continue reading

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A plastic ATV gas tank on a Virago 250 – how bad would it look?

         A plastic ATV gas tank on a Virago 250 – how bad would it look?  (Pretty bad, but the gas tank has a sunroof – which is an unexpected bonus.) Best $6.35 I ever spent and a driving … Continue reading

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Planned changes to my bike – How to make your Virago 250 look a little different from the rest Part II

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