Tag Archives: Motorcycle safety

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

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If a bolt is loose, you could lose it (especially chrome ones)

If you have a Virago 250, you might recognize the large allen bolt in the picture as the bolt that attaches the rear fender to the frame.  This bolt is almost black, so I polished mine – it was stubborn so I have spent … Continue reading

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LED turn signals for Yamaha Virago 250 Part II

My LED turn signals arrived, so I just installed them on my 2002 Yamaha Virago 250.  I looked through every single LED turn signal on ebay – I liked six of them – and ended up buying the cheapest one. I really like them … Continue reading

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Close call Virago 250 vs. Mercedes and flying in the slow lane at 50 mph

       I have a 47 mile commute (one way), over half of it is two lane roads with hills and curves.  Now that schools are open, I am on the road about 3 hours a day now.  Anyway, today … Continue reading

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Reflective vests, Supertrapp, and the left side of the church

     I got home late last night from a wedding – so I am pretty groggy. I still wanted to drive the bike to work today but 3 stations said rain in northwest CT. I am lucky to have my commute … Continue reading

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