Tag Archives: V-Twin

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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Other small V-Twins (other than Virago 250)

   This site is mostly about the Yamaha Virago 250 –   but here are some of the other small V-Twins.  If you have pictures on any others, please send them to me at LStrick115@aol.com.  Has anyone heard of any small (less … Continue reading

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How does a Supertrapp muffler sound on a Virago 250? 8 to 14 discs are optimal for XV250 – UPDATED 9/14/11

I still have not driven it enough, but basically it sounds smoother than my old system.  It sounds smooth and powerful but I think I still like the sound of my first exhaust better.  My first exhaust had more of … Continue reading

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The Minimalist Virago 250 (also Functional + Lightweight + Low cost of ownership)

The basic plan/goals I am trying to follow with my Virago 250: Minimalist Functional (a little like the bikes in Mad Max?) as opposed to stylish – does not have to look perfect Lightweight/weight reduction (don’t add accessories – instead, … Continue reading

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Yamaha Virago 250 vs. Honda CB-160

     I have lightened my Virago 250 a little, it weighs about the same as the bike I drove when I was 16 – a Honda CB-160.  The Virago is a long stroke engine, and its pistons are almost the … Continue reading

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Better Performance for the Yamaha Virago 250

  Here is my opinion for better performance on the Virago 250: Do sprocket change to 17/38, 17/40, or 17/42, etc..  If you drill or remove your baffles, have carb rejetted.  If you need a tire don’t go bigger than … Continue reading

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Virago 250 Street – seating position and safety mods

The blog is about modifications to the Yamaha Virago 250 to give it more of a standard seating position and to improve its safety.  If you are interested, please check the other postings. My basic plan/goals with my Virago 250 … Continue reading

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