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Old 09-27-2010, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Looking into a 1982 Honda Magna 750

I found one on craigslist and add says it runs like new but"The low-speed circuit of the carburetors will have to be cleaned at some time".
What does that mean? Is that normal ?
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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Those early Magnas have serious transmission and valve gear issues. Basically the tranny will blow at around 25-30K miles. Never mind having to pull and clean the carbs. They are crap bikes.

Besides, anyone selling a bike that says "It only needs bladeblah" is selling a problem. If it "just needs blahdeblah" and it's so easy, why not do it before selling it?
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thanks very much, I will go in another direction then.
As far as older 80s model cruisers what would be the type to go with?
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Thanks very much, I will go in another direction then.
As far as older 80s model cruisers what would be the type to go with?
Any cruiser should be as good as the next. Except maybe some of the Viragos has durability issues. Any Shadow, Intruder, Vulcan or HD should be fine. The Yamaha V-Stars are good too.

You might want to check for any websites dedicated to specific models before taking the plunge.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:09 PM   #5
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well I have found a few vulcans that are in my price range and seems the 500 fits me better, I am only 5feet8inches tall but a little on the heavy side at 200 pounds. Have you ever ridden the vulcan 500?
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If you go Yamaha I'd say Maxim 700 (85-87), But honestly, the most bullet proof bike of that time was the Honda CB750 Nighthawk. Maybe, a 85-87 NightHawk S (700cc- tariff thing with Reagan and Harley back then).
If you've got near $2k you can score a mid-90s NightHawk easy. Worth every cent.
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