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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 cheap Virago 250 “2-to-1” exhaust mod Part II – you need one used Supertrapp muffler – reduces exhaust system weight from 6.2kg (13.6 pounds) to 4.3 kg (9.5 pounds)

Here is the 20 year old Supertrapp muffler I just put on my Virago 250. One thing I learned is that Supertrapp mufflers are great for someone who does not want to fool with carburetors and changing jets.  They have … 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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Fix the Virago 250 gearing ! Changing sprockets (gearing) on Yamaha Virago 250 to 17/38, 17/40, 17/42, etc.

The stock sprockets on the Virago 250 are 16 teeth (Front) and 45 teeth (Rear). Yamaha sells this model worldwide; the gearing is probably fine for some areas, but for travel on “high” speed paved roads, in my opinion the … Continue reading

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Virago 250 rear tire sizes

Approximate diameter, width, and weight – will vary by manufacturer (these are mostly Dunlop) 120/90-15 … 23.32” diam… 4.69” width..approx 11.5 to 12.8 lbs..stock diam x 97.4% (hard to find) 130/80-15 … 23.2” diam… 5.08” width..approx 11.7 to 13.0 lbs ..stock … 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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