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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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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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Reflective vests, Supertrapp, and the left side of the church

     I got home late last night from a wedding – so I am pretty groggy. I still wanted to drive the bike to work today but 3 stations said rain in northwest CT. I am lucky to have my commute … 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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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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Better Performance for the Yamaha Virago 250

  Here is my opinion for better performance on the Virago 250: Do sprocket change to 17/38, 17/40, or 17/42, etc..  If you drill or remove your baffles, have carb rejetted.  If you need a tire don’t go bigger than … 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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