Featured Honda V65 Magna

Discussion in 'Builds & Projects' started by Ron Ashurst, Nov 12, 2020.

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  1. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    So yesterday my dad gave me a call and said"Hey kid, you up for a project?"
    I said sure, what ya got?
    He said an 83 Honda V65 Magna, got it for $300. I want it as a winter bike and it has not been ridden in 4 years.
    So low and behold today the bugger is in my garage and I have started tearing it down to drain the fuel out. Things are going good so far. It only took 45 minutes to get the damned seat off and the garage reaks of varnish. Naturally a fuel line split as I was taking the tank off.

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  2. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    Off course it has an electrical issue and a completely dead battery.

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  3. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    Some 4 year old petrol anyone?

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  4. Thripster

    Thripster Elite Member
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    Stain the fence with it
     
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  5. Hubaxe

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    cool bike
     
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  6. dilligaf

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    Be running tomorrow :p
     
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  7. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    That red hose looks like an incontinence accessory. Might get one......:(
     
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  8. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class

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    Is it just me or does that part of the bike look like a really cool little robot with indicators for arms,exhausts for legs and well you get the idea...

    Anyway nice to see you getting stuck in Ron...
    You doing a full restoration or just get it running and bit of a spruce up....

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  9. Ducatitotriumph

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    It's all all bloody ron's fault the free world is a mess!"!!!!;);)
     
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  10. Bad Billy

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    Jeez! That looks worse than what I got out of the Sprint after 12 years! :eek:
     
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  11. Bad Billy

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    Just you Duck, just you mate! :p

    It's like the cards the psychotherapists show you, I always see Anne Widdecomebe :scream::scream::scream:
     
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  12. Hobnail

    Hobnail Senior Member

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    A labor of love, to be sure. I remember these in 1983. We all called them Harley fakes, but secretly lusted. A very distinct time and style. I can't say it really sends me today anymore. At any rate, if you are want something to keep you busy, it fits the bill. (and bills you will have) Good Luck and looking forward to the winter story.
     
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  13. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Looks like fun Ron. Keep the updates & photos coming mate :)
     
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  14. MadMrB

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  15. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Senior Member

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    Those VF1100C are rare there.
    The last one I saw for sale was around 4500 euros (yes in better condition, but still a +30 years old bike).
     
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  16. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph First Class Member
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    you could’ve put those bars from the honda onto the triumph!!!
     
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  17. Jadorff

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    I like the look of the bike let us know how it rides when you finish
     
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  18. Duckadiledundee

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    They look like some of the forum members at this years GMU...:p
     
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  19. Privateer

    Privateer Stand up member
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    You are doing well. You didn't even mention that one of them was purple! ;)
     
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  20. Hippo-Drones

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    Proper project, awesome stuff. The Magna is a great looking bike
     
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