Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Fredrickson, Washington
Virago owner in Washington state
Here's a hello to everyone. I'm a retired guy living in Fredrickson Washington. I spend most of my time watching some of my grandkids (the little ones) and love it.
As my screen name "750 Chris" would suggest, I am, admittedly most of the time a Kawasaki 750 Vulcan rider. But, I am also the original owner of a 2005 Star 250 Virago. Wonderful little bike and fun as hell to scoot around on. The only time I've been stopped by a cop while on a bike was on this thing (doing 70 in a 60 zone).
I must also admit that 99.9% of my riding since '06 has been on the larger 750. The Virago has been well kept, never mistreated and is in virtually perfect condition with a smidgeon over 3K miles.
I like the 05 Virago better than its current incarnation as the 250 V-Star. I just think its a better bike. And better looking.
I did join a Virago forum once years ago but found that to be useless. I spend my forum time now in three different Kawasaki sites and dabble in a fourth. But I've not really tried to look for a Star site but today I stumbled across this one and thought "why not?". This is the same, common format to this site as most of the others so I know how to navigate well here.
I do have a question about the 250 Virago that has always disturbed me but I'll jump down to the V-Star section to ask.