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Old 10-20-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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i was looking at getting a cruiser, and a '01 honda magna caught my eye. are these bikes any good? do they have any historic issues?

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Old 10-20-2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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Good bike if you like cruisers. V4 engine runs strong, especially if you put pipes and jet kit. Foreward controlls so you sit like on a recliner. Terrible brakes, one disc on front and drum on rear. Good bike and you should be able to pick one up cheap
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id love to pick up a v65
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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magnas are great bikes and very quick.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:43 PM   #5
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That engine is indestructible.
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They are great bikes. They are still one of the quicker cruisers out there and can be had cheap. I prefer the sportbike seating position so I can only stand about an hour on it. With the windshield on, my head is being buffeted around a lot and giving me a headache. I can't get it adjusted to stop. But with it off at high interstate speeds, the wind becomes a strain. If I had a backrest for me on it, it would be much better
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I'm looking at an 85 V-65 tommorow myself. I think there is a magna owners of Texas forum for info.
http://www.magnaownersoftexas.com/main.htm

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Old 10-21-2010, 11:00 PM   #8
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Hey reemdog I got a cruiser on mh for sale or trade u might like. Its the big Honda vtx 1800 she gets up and move. The old Magna was a good bike I'm not going to knock it had one back a few years ago. I think it still running Guy I sold it too treats it like a wicked step child.
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That engine is indestructible.
no, not really. my dad blew my v45 magnas motor,lol. I was .
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there great bikes i had one for awhile .. i just dont like the seat position much...
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Picked one up friday, 85 V65. Less than $1/cc. Has a few carb issues to sort out still but is a strong running bike.
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no, not really. my dad blew my v45 magnas motor,lol. I was .
SS or it didnt happen!
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honda magna?

Cool! I used to have 2 Honda Magnas. Loved them but needed to get back on sportbikes.

It would be nice to throw on some saddlebags and tent and pack up for a nice wknd getaway by yourself. I just wouldn't forget your gun if you have one. Enjoy!
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I had one for a few years and eventually sold it here on mh. The engine was an indistructable beast and every time I rode it, I felt like I was sitting on a couch. Super comfy ridin
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Picked one up friday, 85 V65. Less than $1/cc. Has a few carb issues to sort out still but is a strong running bike.
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Sweet ride,

thanks for the input fellas, i test drove a vulcan 900 custom and it was pretty sweet but i dont think im ready for the cursiers yet i like to lean in the bends and that did not want to.

i have to take the mag on the free way and see whats good. most def need a windshield on that DAM

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Old 10-27-2010, 03:08 PM   #16
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Hey reemdog I got a cruiser on mh for sale or trade u might like. Its the big Honda vtx 1800 she gets up and move. The old Magna was a good bike I'm not going to knock it had one back a few years ago. I think it still running Guy I sold it too treats it like a wicked step child.
that might be too much curiser for me, but the price is about right. i need to test ride one of those
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My dad had a v45 magna, it was a quick bike! they are a pain to do carb work on, though. Also, keep an eye on the hydraulic clutch on that bike, my dads went south one day coming from work, that part is easy to rebuild though, kits are available through honda.
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Magna is really good bike, good design and nice looks, best power bike and good for speed also. really nice bike as per my knowledge.
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That engine is indestructible.
no top end oiling issues like other honda v4's?
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