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Old 05-26-2003, 04:53 PM   #21
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Well I think the guy said he was deciding between a Magna and a Triumph.



I've got nothing against the SV but it seems like no matter what the issue, the SV650!!!! seems to be the answer to every request.



I'm enthusiastic about my motorcycles too but I don't try to convince everyone to make the same choices as me.
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Old 05-26-2003, 05:02 PM   #22
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Default Re: Triumph Legend or Honda Magna?

That has to be the most classic comparison of all time!



Although since Pam had no implants, than implants, than implants taken out for smaller implants. How would you compare the current Pam to a motorcycle.



Maybe an old Harley with a newer S&S motor?
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Old 05-26-2003, 05:19 PM   #23
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Honestly, I haven't seen much of the "new, improved" Pamela. But I'd have to say maybe some old Harley basketcase, very used and abused, big-bore obviously. The engine would have to be artificial, so the S&S could work, however, it would be too much like the original. Maybe throw in the motor from the Honda Shadow 750- alot smaller, but still fake and bland. I hadn't put that much thought to it.

The REAL Pam rocked!!!
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Old 05-26-2003, 05:27 PM   #24
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Default Re: Triumph Legend or Honda Magna?

Yes, well, someone just told me that valve adjustments on his 2000 Magna are nearly impossible. So I stand by my nightmare statement.



The plus side is that the bike is very reliable since the problems have been fixed and not much maintenance is required.



The Magna problems of the past are instructive for anyone buying a Honda. If there is a serious problem with a bike, Honda's track record of recalling and fixing problems is abysmal. Honda never recalled the V4 engine problems. And has current issues unresolved and even unadmitted on some bikes to this day.



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Old 05-26-2003, 05:30 PM   #25
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You're supposed to recommend a Concours or any one of the new supersport 600s as well. What's wrong with you?
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Old 05-26-2003, 06:29 PM   #26
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Twisties - commute ?

That doesn't = cruiser

SO ---

If you are on a budget - there is a 2000 Kawasaki W-650 , Triumph copy for sale on e-bay for $3k w/ only a couple k mi. and good reviews from owners.

Or get a retro 1100 or 1200 Kaw ZRX lawson replica - nice, fast and very upgrageable to a monster bike.

Else get a used Valkerie (sp) for cruiser w/ power.

After you have tried a few of these you might discover the vfr - but own a few other bikes first so you can really appeciate your first vfr.
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Old 05-26-2003, 06:52 PM   #27
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Let's start Motorcycle Nazi World.



The only motorcycles allowed will the the SV650, VFR, Concours and any of the Supersport 600s. No one is allowed to ride anything else because the value for the dollar just isn't there.



Remember, if we're going to have a giant socialist, motorcycle program we've got to get the most bang for the buck. Except of course for the government offcials who will be allowed to ride Harleys and anything Italian.
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Old 05-26-2003, 06:59 PM   #28
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Default Re: Triumph Legend or Honda Magna?

What a suprise to find a question about a bike I actually own. I've no experience with Triumph's except to say personally I have never liked their styling. If you want to ride a retro bike in 2003 go for it. I own a 2000 Magna. The engine has been bulletproof, dealers are everywhere and the thing is a beast if you want it to be or a cruiser around town. I love its flexibility. I have changed the seat only which changed the look of the bike quite a bit. I have considered other bikes but another ride on the Magna and I'm in love all over again. Whatever you get enjoy the ride that's what it's about anyway.
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Old 05-26-2003, 07:36 PM   #29
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I understand your point on 'being Different" but this guy needs reliability not status. A 90degree V-4 reeks of reliablity. Also, since he is "new" again to the sport--it's best if there are choices of dealers instead some dork that has the monopoly of Triumphs in the area. Bmws are "different" enough in my area so I can appreciate your point but I also have the luxury of having multiple bikes. I'd still take the Honda--it's the only reason I've kept it all these years. It's my rain/commuter bike. BMW is for the "good" days.

About Pam Anderson--Blondes are overated....get a redhead and then you'll know.....
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Old 05-26-2003, 08:18 PM   #30
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Yeah, that Daytona's really retro ain't it

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