Tag Archives: Virago 250

Virago 250’s from around the world – Part 2 – modified bikes

 Bike of the week:                           ———————————————– Here are pictures of custom Yamaha Virago 250’s from around the world. There are choppers, bobbers, and customized xv250’s.         … Continue reading

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Virago 250’s from around the world – Part 1 – modified bikes

 Here are pictures of custom Yamaha Virago 250’s from around the world. There are choppers, bobbers, and customized xv250’s.   Custom Virago 250 of the week:  ———————————————–                      —————— Today’s completely random thoughts – When you see brake lights ahead, … 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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Virago 250 – Do not buy chrome parts – just polish the parts that are already on the bike

        Polishing the Virago 250 – get more chrome without buying chrome parts    For polish, I use “mag and aluminum polish”. If it needs more than just polish, I start with fine steel wool, then polish. If it needs even … 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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The 2012 V-Star 250 has low handlebars!

The 2012 V-Star 250 has low handlebars ! Hopefully that is good news for a lot of people. But some people really like the high handlebars of the “older” model.         ——– Click on each picture to make larger. … Continue reading

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The Big E, corndogs, fried Oreos, llamas, Holsteins, and driving in the mud

Yesterday my family went to “The Big E”, which is the largest fair in the Northeast. It is really big – it is on 175 acres in West Springfield, Massachusetts. “The Big E” has something that will interest everyone. They … Continue reading

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