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12/10/11
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1995 Yamaha Virago 250 motorcycle photo

SADDLEBAGS MOUNTED WITH 'H' STYLE HOMEMADE SPRUCE YOLK EASILY LIFTED OFF PILLION SEAT, BAGS SNAPPED DOWN TO HELMET LOCK AND RIGHT CLEAT EYE IN FRONT AND REFLECTOR AT BACK. VERY HIGH MOUNT LOOKS CLEANER ON SMALL CYCLE, BUT THE REVERSED MATCHING LEATHER HAT CAUSES TOO MUCH DISTRACTION. OTHER CYCLISTS PASS OUT LAUGHING. WINDSHIELD IS HIGHER TOO FOR WINTER PROTECTION. 3 YEAR UPDATE, 14,700 MILES STILL LOVE THIS MACHINE, MPG LEVELED OUT AT 85 YEAR ROUND. IF I COULD REDO THE DRILLED-OUT EXHAUST, PUT 6 1/4 INCH HOLES IN UPPER AND 4 HOLES DRILLED INTO BOTTOM MUFFLER. ALSO, ENGINE OIL SHOULD BE AT LEAST 212 TO BURN OFF MOISTURE IN SUMP, SO OIL TEMP IS OK, IF NOT OVER 230F. STILL TRYING TO WEAR OUT THE ORIGINAL SPROCKETS AND CHAIN.