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I bought a 2009 V Star 250 just over a month ago. This is my first bike and I love it. I'm female and I like the size and weight of this bike. Once I had someone tweak the shifter lever and the clutch (which was way too late), I'm completely happy with the bike. Now that I've got it broken in and I'm feeling comfortable I think it would be really cool to get some different pipes, different grips, different mirrors...etc.
Yeah, there's nothing out there for this bike or at least I can't find anything.
First of all WHY? How do I overcome the fact that I cant find anything specifically for this bike?
Can anyone help me? :confused::(

Thanks,
Jessica
 

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Jessica, I have the 2007 V-star 250, great bike....look on Ebay, there are quite a few things like mirrors, grips, panniers etc, for exhausts try a bike shop...but if you do the exhaust then consider doing the carby jets or it will run lean and burn your valves over time...
 

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Jessica, my son has a 2008 250 and loves it. Has anyone found saddle bags or a tail pack that will work well with this bike. Your right, it's tough finding assessories for this bike.
 

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Ha I just noticed that my dad was the last one to post here.

Anyway, I am about to take some saddlebags and attempt to take off the rear seat, put the bags on, then reattach the seat so that way I don't have to carry the bags with me whenever I get off the bike.

Anyone tried this?
 

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Ha I just noticed that my dad was the last one to post here.

Anyway, I am about to take some saddlebags and attempt to take off the rear seat, put the bags on, then reattach the seat so that way I don't have to carry the bags with me whenever I get off the bike.

Anyone tried this?

I have. you may find that your rear turn signals prevent you from opening the saddlebags once they are attached below the seat. I did this, then went back to the throw over bags resting on the seat because it was the only way I could get them to work.

Good Luck
 

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I just ordered a rack for my 2008 V-Star 250...It's a cobra rack and it's awesome...easy install. Online it looks tiny but it goes from the end of the passenger seat to the end of the tail light.
 

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Various upgrades that worked for me

These I have tried on my 2009 v star 250 and they work as noted:

Mirrors:
Kuryakn Magnum+ wide-angle long-stem mirrors (needs the yamaha
metric adapter kit and lots of blue lock-tite).
I tried some cheaper mirrors, with adapters they all worked,
but even the largest flat mirror I could find left a huge blind spot.

I tried both the short and long-stem, you want the long stem.
They do not stick out further than the handlbars, and are similar
in position to the stock mirrors, so they let you see behind you.
Once adjusted properly *almost* no blind spot.
The wide angle is not a huge difference over flat,
so easy to get used to, I needed no adjustment, things
don't look that much closer, but the blind spot is a lot smaller,
which is what I cared about.
I had to tighten the tiny hex adjusting bolts before the
mirrors would hold their position at freeway speeds.

Engine guards (crash bar):
MC-1000-301 MC Enterprises Cruiser Full Size Engine Guard - Yamaha V-Star 250 Virago (from cruisercustomizing.com).
Cobra one seems no longer available, but this one is super.
Easy install (if you have the right tools: bike stand
and a small jack to hold up your engine, since the front engine
mounts come out).

Windshield:
http://www.ridersneeds.com/productdetail.htm?productId=8545715&ez=v star 250 windshield
559159 SLIPSTREAMER SPITFIRE SPORT SHIELD S-06 FOR YAMAHA
Be sure to get the right one above, there are 100 different
models of this windshield.

Easy install, clamps to the handlebars.
I like the very large height adjustment, but you have to be careful
how you put them on, they can end up too far forward
and will reflect some of the headlight at night.

Bags:
TourMaster Cortech Sport Saddlebags 82-332
TourMaster Cortech 14L Tank Bag 82-345

Tank bag is great, magnets are strong, love it, keep it away
from your credit cards.

The saddlebags I throw-over and attach
to the rear turn signal and passenger footrests.
The attachments are quick-disconnects,
so I don't have to leave them on the bike overnight.

Unfortunately they chafe against the shocks in this position,
so it not a long term solution, looking to fabricate a bracket since I
have found no other alternatives. It doesn't chafe much unless it
is loaded down, then it is pretty bad. So for occaisional lightweight
use without a bracket. I actually leave them on all the time
when I am riding, I just don't load them much.

Clock:
I found I really missed having a clock, bought a glow-in-the
dark kuryakn marlin, except it doesn't actually glow enough
to be seen after dark, ick.

Things I haven't done yet but am working on:

Am switching to this clock because it has a back light:
http://www.bikersden.com/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=121

Rear/trunk bag, I think you need the sissy bar and rack as an
attachment point, Available from dealer, but not cheap.
Once you have that, then a variety of trunks/bags designed
to strap to a sissy bar or rack will likely work.

Tach, I bought one, but haven't installed it yet.

Working on some LED light upgrades, especially
for the rear, I love our huge wide bright turn signals,
and want rear running/brake to match, especially the width
part to help motorists with limited depth perception at night.
While panned by some reviewers, the V star 250's large
wide turn signals are a big plus for me.

Our generator is pretty wimpy so the low power of LEDS
is pretty much the only option for more light.

Horn upgrade, ours won't wake a sleeping kitten at arm's length,
never mind scare off a large SUV (unwittingly) trying to kill you.
Haven't settled on one yet, still reading reviews.
 

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These I have tried on my 2009 v star 250 and they work as noted:

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Things I haven't done yet but am working on:

Am switching to this clock because it has a back light:
http://www.bikersden.com/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=121

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Tach, I bought one, but haven't installed it yet.

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I have one of these clocks installed on my 650 Classic - Handle Bar Clock.

Just measure your handle bars (it comes in 7/8" , 1" and 1 1/4"), let the man know what size and what color face. I believe you can also upgrade for backlighting. I caught it on sale for $28.95 shipped so you can't beat it for the price. It's regularly between $31 and $36. Here's what mine looks like:





As far as a tach, this is the one I will eventually install:

Handle Bar Mounted Tach on Sale Now


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I have a 250 v star it has so much chrome on it it's not funny it also has a modified exhaust system it's done 1400klms since 01
 
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