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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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Yamaha Virago 250 vs. Honda CB-160

     I have lightened my Virago 250 a little, it weighs about the same as the bike I drove when I was 16 – a Honda CB-160.  The Virago is a long stroke engine, and its pistons are almost 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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