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On my 1995 250 virago the oil drain is a phillips head screw located on the left side of the bike behind, and slightly above the kick stand. It's almost directly below where the shifter connects to the transmission. Not sure if it's the same for a 2002, but I suspect it likely is.

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Feb 17, 2015


I had an XV250 and I used a large drill bit and drilled holes 5 - 6 holes it the back of the mufflers around the pipe and it gave it a great sound.

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jan 05, 2012


The problems with a plunger style choke happen when the rubber on the bottom becomes deformed and does not seal or the spring does not push the plunger down hard enough, or the cap breaks so the plunger is not pushed down hard enough. If you put your finger over the hole and the bike runs properly your bike is running on choke. You have to block the hole deep inside the carb to shut off the choke. I assume the original problem was that the bike would not idle .If this is the case, take the carb apart remove the slow jet and clean the jet and the carb body out so fuel will flow at idle. This should fix your no idle problem.

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010


try checking the high speed jet---it may be adjusted improperly

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on May 16, 2010


Good chance your carbs need cleaned.

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on May 09, 2010


From what you are describing it sounds to me like your drive chain needs adjusting & lubricating regarding the clutch how longs it been since your last oil change & service if its over due the oil may have become sticky & your clutch plates are not releaseing drain the oil remove the old filter fit a new one & add fresh oil this should go a long way to remedying your problem

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010


Battery - fuse box - Switch - Headlight. That's supposed to be the sequence mate ;-)

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Nov 01, 2009


YOU MUST REMOVE THE CARB FROM THE BIKE. YOU THEN TAKE THE BOWL OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE CARB TO ACCESS THE JETS. REMOVE THE JETS AND INSPECT. CLEAN IF NEEDED AND REINSTALL IN REVERSE ORDER.

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Oct 21, 2009


motorcycle headlights stay on at all times the bike is on, kind of like running lights on a car. on some model bikes, when you first turn on the key the headlight doesn't turn on so that there is less draw from the battery so your starter can use the current your light doesn't. but once the bike is started or the start button is pushed, the headlight will remain on until you turn the key off.

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jun 15, 2009


your carb. is flooding the cylinder when its not running.it will cause ring damage.turn your gas pitcock off when not in use.get carb cleaned &adjusted.

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Apr 23, 2009


Sounds like a slightly bent shift fork. The slider gear isn't quite engaging into 2nd. If the bend gets worse then you won't get into first and the pedal will get real stiff in those gears. The repair is best done in the shop.

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2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Mar 28, 2009


Look at the right side of your engine at the bottom, you will see a small round glass where you can see the oil level. The bike has to be level for you to get an accurate reading. The filler plug is on the same side of the engine on the top of the crankcase cover.

2002 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Mar 28, 2009


seems like a bad earth, check battery connectors, and any earth straps between engine and frame and also the connectors from each of the indicator wiring into the harness.

Yamaha Xv 250... | Answered on Feb 18, 2017

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