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Old 05-27-2003, 05:38 AM   #41
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Default Re: Triumph Legend or Honda Magna?

Why is a 90-degree V-4 more reliable than an inline three?
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Old 05-27-2003, 05:43 AM   #42
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Dude. Popeye ain't 6-1 300 lbs.



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Old 05-27-2003, 06:00 AM   #43
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The reason they are such a ***** to work on is because they are a V4 double over head cam design. To adjust the valves, you must practically disassemble the entire bike just to gain access. Same thing goes for changing spark plugs. The saving grace is honda reliability, you shouldn't have to mess with it much.



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Old 05-27-2003, 06:14 AM   #44
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It is impossible if you don't know what you are doing. You are right about Honda having very bad problems with recalls, as a matter of fact they discontinued transmission parts for the V-65 Magnas of yore, and they were notorious for blowing second gear, so if you have one of those with a bad tranny you are out of luck. The last time I contacted Honda's costumer service dept. they told me to look around the local salvage yards!!!
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Old 05-27-2003, 06:51 AM   #45
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Long live Wimpy!
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:00 AM   #46
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Okay, Popeye forearms and Bluto body.
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:44 AM   #47
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I owned a Legend and became addicted to the sound and powerband of the triple (I now ride a Daytona). Great bike, unless you're tall(ish) and plan on a lot of long rides. It used to get a bit cramping for me knees. As has been mentioned before, the T-Bird Sport has a better motor and better suspension, for more money.
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:56 AM   #48
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I frequent a Magna forum, have done so for two years now, and none of the many forum members have ever complained about valve adjustments.



Taking the word of one person is hardly sufficient grounds for any such generalization.

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Old 05-27-2003, 08:00 AM   #49
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To access the front sparkplugs, you undo one bolt and swivel the radiator forward.



The rear plugs are completely accessible, nothing needs to be removed.



Where do you people get your misinformation?
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:18 AM   #50
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Well, I learned that you have to pull the entire engine, which means nearly disassembling the entire bike, in order to replace the rear headpipes. I learned this by actually working on a bike.



You can actually learn more by working on bikes than by reading about them. Did you know that?
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