Category Archives: Motorcycles

Virago 250 exhaust – low cost 2-to-2 conversion

I just converted my Virago 250 exhaust from  2-to-1   to   2-to-2. [for details. please see the  “Exhaust”  page] Advertisements

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The best new bike for you might be parked outside already

The last part of my route home from work is I-95 North (from exit 15 to exit 33). Around Bridgeport (exit 26/27) the highway goes to 4 lanes – even 5 lanes in spots.  I think I learned how to … Continue reading

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17/38 sprockets made my Virago 250 faster – higher gearing is not always slower

I just changed (from 17/40) to 17/38 sprockets and drove it to work today with 17/38 for the first time. As expected, it ”moves up” the speed range for each gear.  If you used to go 35 to 50 mph … Continue reading

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Out of gas – but now I know how far I can go on reserve

Today I let my Virago 250 run out of gas on purpose. I carried some spare fuel so I could do this. If you were on I-95N in Norwalk, CT, (in bumper to bumper traffic) about 5:00 PM today – … Continue reading

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Virago 250 speeds-in-gears charts 17/38 and 17/40

  See end of post for  paper tachometer overlay  you can print out and put on your Virago 250 speedometer. I was driving to work this morning and I just happened to notice that my exhaust note was an “E” pitch at an indicated … Continue reading

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First ride of the year

09 March 2013 – First ride of the year • Today I went for my first ride in a few months. I live in the northeastern US – we got 38 inches of snow a few weeks ago – so … Continue reading

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TOP TEN TIPS FOR 2013 (for Virago 250 motorcycles)

TOP TEN TIPS FOR 2013  (for Virago 250 motorcycles) (important stuff I learned in 2012 – not just  “paint your master link white”  tips – some of these could save your life.) 1)  The magic reflective vest – about $7 … Continue reading

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