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  1. Yamaha VStar 250 and Virago 250 differences??

    New Member Introductions
    I'm looking to do an overhaul on my 2017 VStar 250 and I'm finding a lot of after market parts for the Virago 250 but not as many for the VStar 250. The bikes look incredibly similar in regards to their engine size, frame, and other things. I'm curious if the parts for the Virago would be...
  2. Charging problems! (Virago XV535)

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    1987 Yamaha virago 535. It would slowly drain the battery when running, and never charge more than 12,6V at high rpm's. 1: Measured the stator AC output with engine running, outputs gave 30V, 30V and 2,5V at 2000rpm. --> replaced the stator. Note: also bought a new regulator...
  3. Hello from Brisbane Australia

    New Member Introductions
    Good day to everyone and hello from down under. Brisbane, Australia to be precise, although I am simply a student here, originally from sunny Singapore. I am a relatively new rider with about a year of proper riding experience. I am currently on my first bike, a '02 Yamaha XV250 Virago. It was a...
  4. Headlight stopped working

    Motorcycle Repair
    1989 Yamaha Virago XV750 My buddy was wiring on an aftermarket headlight bar, and the wire touched the body and now the headlights and spedometer lights are not working The fuse didn't blow There is no headlight relay Yes, the bulb is fine Half of the fuse ploe (or whatever you call where it...
  5. 1981 Yamaha Virago 750cc: Bike won't start (Electrical)

    Motorcycle Repair
    Okay, So I have a 81 Yamaha Virago. When I bought it, the bike was in good working order, had a few cosmetic issues, apparently though while sitting in my garage a gremlin broke in and ruined it, or I am just very unlucky. So basically my bike wont turn over, click, chug or start for that...
  6. Some Help with Choosing a First Bike?

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    Hello fellow motorcycle enthusiasts, I am going to buy a bike for everyday use here in sunny Florida in the next few days. I have about 5K miles of experience ten years ago on a Harley Sportster 883, a friend's bike that I rode when we would go to bike week and Sturgis. I am 6'1" and...
  7. Greetings from upstate SC!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello! I've FINALLY worked my fingers to nubs and have earned enough cash to buy a motorcycle for a steal and still fulfill obligations! As of yesterday, I am a motorcycle owner. Problem is, I'm 6'7 and 280lbs. And the bike is a '95 Virago xv750. This is my first bike, and I love it despite...
  8. 1983 virago 920 project

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Just picked up a 1983 yamaha virago 920. The plans are to make it into a bobber, similar to one I saw in an article, I'm going to replace the front end with an r1 set up, and the remove most of the tail section to make it fairly naked. I'm sure I will have many questions as this is my first...
  9. Title trouble

    Riders and the Law
    Well, I need help. The problem is as follows: A friend offered me a Yamaha Virago 750 that clearly has been sitting for a while. He got it from a friend who took it off her ex boyfriends hands. There are no keys, paperwork, anything except a VIN number and the motorcycle itself. What's next in...
  10. 81 750 virago need help

    New Member Introductions
    so i got this virago but needed alot of work. new solinoid, stater/alternator, relays,filters, spark plugs. so ive got these all replace and i just changed the needle valve assembly. i put the carbs back together and after i started it it turned off after a while and wont start up anymore. It...
  11. Buying a Virago250 good idea?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi, I'm new to the forum, I've been looking around for a bike for a while now. Been saving some money. Where I live (Sri Lanka) its not legal to own or ride a bike over 250cc (I know it s**ks) So most of the 250cc's are very very expensive!, any how. I saw this bike 250cc Virago online for a...
  12. Virago TCI Modules

    Motorcycle Repair
    Would replacing a TCI module on an 80s Yamaha Virago be a difficult job for a newbie? Thanks!
  13. Help! New rider, first bike, mechanical problem!

    Yamaha
    Help! I just got my first bike, it's a '88 Yamaha Virago 250. I've got to deal with learning it, and getting my motorcycle license so this this is a bad time to have to deal with mechanical issues, but I've got one... Symptoms: Motorcycle runs as weak as my scooter.. This seems to happen after...
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