Tag Archives: Virago 250 modifications

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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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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Adding a centerstand to a Virago 250 – updated Nov 6, 2012

I added a SWM centerstand that is made for the European model V-Star XVS125 and XVS250. It is not an exact fit, so it was a little difficult to install and it does not work perfectly like a factory centerstand … Continue reading

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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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