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June 29, 2019
At UrbanBiker we had talked about undertaking a LAMS bike project and suddenly there she was popping up on trademe - the soon to be named Dor-rua (Dora II). The name hailing from Director Delia’s first bike known fondly as Dora the Explorer Espanola (XV250 Virago circa 1989).
What we’ve acquired is a learner and enthusiast’s classic! 2014 Yamaha XV250 V Star done not many km, absolutely stock standard spec and in almost mint condition (found the tank dent after purchase – isn’t that always the way)! Yamaha have changed the name from Virago to V Star over the 25 years span between models but, correct me if I’m wrong, I think that’s about the only change?
It was a spur of the moment purchase but we have (loose) plan in mind:
Creative juices are a flowing on the Bobber front. We recently travelled to Melbourne and visited long-time XV Bobber specialists Bad Boy Bobbers. These guys ‘cut their teeth’ building XV250s and have a heap of parts they have developed and tricks they had uncovered over the years.
But more immediately we would like to hear from anyone who has been caught in the excitement of getting their licence and then thought – what's the next step now I am legally able to ride? What do I need to get underway? What do I want to ride?
We would love feedback from the biking community and will let this guide us through what should be a lot of fun.
The blog is open for comments and we would love to hear from you?
Take care out there
2014 Yamaha V Star
4-stroke SOHC, V-twin, carburated, air cooled
Cheng Shin 3.00-18 47P
Cheng Shin 130/90-15M 66P
July 02, 2019
Looks great! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this bike.
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