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Low Cost Front Fork mods – Yamaha Virago 250 – the stock forks may be better than you think

  Here are some low cost front fork mods and maintenance  that I did to my 2002 Yamaha Virago 250: 1)  I changed fork oil and put in a heavier oil – it comes with 10w – but increasing it … Continue reading

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Do not gap, do not clean (or even remove) Iridium and Platinum tipped spark plugs – the only “maintenance” is replacement

Not gapping plugs is hard to get used to, but you should not gap Iridium and Platinum tipped spark plugs.  The Iridium or Platinum is only a coating, and is easily damaged. Iridium and Platinum tipped spark plugs Do not … Continue reading

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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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Maintenance and mods done to my 2002 Virago 250

Added three LED rear brake light/running lights (Signal Dynamics, tmiledtechnology, and the 3.9 x 2.1 inch light described in my August 15 blog).  Most bikes have insufficient rear lighting so I believe that you should increase the brightness of your … Continue reading

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