Tag Archives: Virago 250 mods

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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LED turn signals for Yamaha Virago 250 Part II

My LED turn signals arrived, so I just installed them on my 2002 Yamaha Virago 250.  I looked through every single LED turn signal on ebay – I liked six of them – and ended up buying the cheapest one. I really like them … 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 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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