Tag Archives: Virago 250 mods

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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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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Misc.

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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How to make your Virago 250 look a little different from the rest – and at low cost

  You can buy aftermarket air filter covers,          but just modifying the stock air filter pods yourself is an easy way to help make your Yamaha Virago 250 look a little different from the rest.  You can … Continue reading

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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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December 25, 2011 Happy Holidays !

For all you Yamaha Virago 250 fans out there, did you ever notice that the old Yamaha logo would make a good holiday ornament?  ———— My most popular posting (the one that is read the most) is “Other small v-twins … Continue reading

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Make your own Virago 250 dipstick

If you have trouble reading the oil sightglass on your Virago 250, it is easy to make your own oil dipstick. Cut a piece of thin plastic about 8 inches long and about 3/8 inch wide. I cut mine from … 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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