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'84 Magna V65
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:13:01 PM »
I *might* have a line on a super cheap Magna V65 that's been sitting a while. My wife's uncle is working on a multi-vehicle acquisition from an old timer's garage, and this is one of the pieces. Anyone have interest if I give it the once-over and do the basics on ensuring it still runs? No prices yet, etc., gauging interest before I push him on snagging it.
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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 02:53:27 PM »
The blinkers are sad.

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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 02:59:13 PM »
looks pretty decent, as long as the cams are good I would think someone would be able to give it a home?

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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 05:02:37 PM »
Me Lazer 99s? Those might be recent. I would be interested if it were a Sabre.
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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 07:16:57 AM »
Me Lazer 99s? Those might be recent. I would be interested if it were a Sabre.

Not sure how long it's been sitting, but it was last tagged in '04.

Side note: holy crap, there are years that start with "20.." that are like... fifteen years ago. Ugh. Time is marching on. I was thinking the other day, talking with my uncle and aunt - my first ride on a real motorcycle was... 45 years ago! Sitting on the gas tank of my uncle's motorcycle as he rode around the neighborhood. 45 years ago. O_o

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 09:05:52 AM »
Me Lazer 99s? Those might be recent. I would be interested if it were a Sabre.

Not sure how long it's been sitting, but it was last tagged in '04.

Side note: holy crap, there are years that start with "20.." that are like... fifteen years ago. Ugh. Time is marching on. I was thinking the other day, talking with my uncle and aunt - my first ride on a real motorcycle was... 45 years ago! Sitting on the gas tank of my uncle's motorcycle as he rode around the neighborhood. 45 years ago. O_o

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

HAHA.. I know the feeling! we were talking about this last weekend. I first learned to ride on an old CL100 41 years ago!! seems impossible? I do still have the engine and exhaust from that bike, it will be on display once I get it polished up.

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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 09:40:17 AM »

HAHA.. I know the feeling! we were talking about this last weekend. I first learned to ride on an old CL100 41 years ago!! seems impossible? I do still have the engine and exhaust from that bike, it will be on display once I get it polished up.

That is so cool!
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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 10:03:29 AM »
Me Lazer 99s? Those might be recent. I would be interested if it were a Sabre.

Not sure how long it's been sitting, but it was last tagged in '04.

Side note: holy crap, there are years that start with "20.." that are like... fifteen years ago. Ugh. Time is marching on. I was thinking the other day, talking with my uncle and aunt - my first ride on a real motorcycle was... 45 years ago! Sitting on the gas tank of my uncle's motorcycle as he rode around the neighborhood. 45 years ago. O_o

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

Yeah, I just turned 48 in May.  That means I've been riding for 40 years cuz I got my '69 Honda Z50 for my 8th birthday.  With the possible exception of a couple of my latter teen years after I killed the mini-bike, I've had a motorcycle or more ever since. 


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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 11:51:09 AM »
Me Lazer 99s? Those might be recent. I would be interested if it were a Sabre.

Not sure how long it's been sitting, but it was last tagged in '04.

Side note: holy crap, there are years that start with "20.." that are like... fifteen years ago. Ugh. Time is marching on. I was thinking the other day, talking with my uncle and aunt - my first ride on a real motorcycle was... 45 years ago! Sitting on the gas tank of my uncle's motorcycle as he rode around the neighborhood. 45 years ago. O_o

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

No kidding.   My first 1,000 mile day was in 1980 on the way home from the USGP at Watkins Glen.    I still remember it like it was.....  um, what was I saying?   :D

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Related to the '84 Magna, I still  have my purchased-new '83 Interceptor.    Unfortunately, I let it sit for a few years while I was traveling overseas and the carbs got gunked up.    I've had them out and apart twice and still haven't found the clogged passage that keeps it from idling well.   They are a real pain to get out of the V4 so keep that in mind.

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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 06:10:32 AM »
IIRC, let me double check part numbers, but I may have a set of factory mufflers in excellent shape for it.  I'm not gonna comment on how young some of you are.  lol I got my first bike in '71.

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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2017, 01:42:43 PM »
IIRC, let me double check part numbers, but I may have a set of factory mufflers in excellent shape for it.  I'm not gonna comment on how young some of you are.  lol I got my first bike in '71.

Same here. POS Tiger Cub. That was a dreadful little thing. People in the UK pay up to £3000 for one. They are as mad as a box of frogs.
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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 01:54:05 PM »
I put 65,000 miles on an '83.  Look how I turned out.

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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 02:41:09 PM »
I put 65,000 miles on an '83.  Look how I turned out.

a 1983 Tiger Cub? Weren't they banned by the Geneva Convention in 1982?
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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2017, 02:59:03 PM »
LOL

I think he meant Magna, but your idea makes so much more sense.
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Re: '84 Magna V65
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2017, 09:39:59 PM »
LOL

I think he meant Magna, but your idea makes so much more sense.

It would explain a few things. Quite a few.
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