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I have a chance to buy a 1982 magna v45 , I haven't seen it but my nephew has and he said it has potential , has anyone here restored one ? I was hoping to make a winter project out of it , it is at the Kansas Nabraska line 5 hours away from me

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I was looking at a '83 Magna V65 & decided on a "84 Shadow 750 ( Canadian model not the US 700) they are both strong as a chunk of lead. check Ebay to see what the parts supply is like, that and liking the style of the Shadow better made my decision. My winter project will be cleaning & replacing the fluids. I put close to 10,000 miles on the shadow this summer.

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I have a lot of memories from the V45 back in the mid 80's. Can I ride it when your done?
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The v-45's are great bikes. I brought one back to life a couple of years ago.Strong running bikes. Parts are available readily, and there are some good forums out there. Fun quick bikes, not long touring nessisarily.
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Sure. If you come by and help me restore it

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My first bike was a 1983 V45 Sabre. Hondaline sport faring etc. When they brought out the st1100 wished I had waited. Those V45's were very strong motors
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The V45s are nice bikes. I bought an 83 brand new. I have had 3 45s, one 30 (still have that one it's mywife's bike)and one 65. You have to be careful with the early V45/65s. There were cam problems on many of them because of a poor upper cylinder head lubrication design. V65s are prone to second gear problems that not too many of the 45s suffer from.



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Both the Sabers and the Magnas are great bikes and very reasonably priced. I've had 6 of them. I would love to get my hands on another V65 Sabre.

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Like any project bike it has to be cheap.No matter the condition it needs to be cheap. Because there are a ton of cheap bikes out there and i dont imagine they are a very rare bike's.
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I rebuilt one from the ground up years ago and it is still running. I had to repair the threads on all of the cylinder bolt holes, HELI Coil.I put new rings and timing chains in it. I broke the output gear casing on it when I put it back on, got one from a cycle salvage in Wellston. ST. Louis has some cycle salvage yards. MossWing

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