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Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 63,954
Posted By magnus
My V65 Magna is scary smooth. Try putting it up...

My V65 Magna is scary smooth. Try putting it up on the center stand and balance a glass of water on the gas tank with the engine running.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-18-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
The Bonneville is running great but still not...

The Bonneville is running great but still not sold. I could keep it but then I'd have precious little extra cash for long rides. I need to unload it to pay for the final parts to get the Magna back...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 63,954
Posted By magnus
I dunno if you have any interest in forward...

I dunno if you have any interest in forward controls for your V65 Magna or not but I found these (http://www.tcbroschoppers.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=24_11&products_id=18) and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 63,954
Posted By magnus
I'm now riding my own Magna that was mechanically...

I'm now riding my own Magna that was mechanically in pretty good shape but I had to rewire half the damn bike (mostly stuff behind the right side cover) and new fuel lines & some other things.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8,117
Views: 3,178,087
Posted By magnus
My "new" scoot, a 1985 Honda V65 Magna. Photo...

My "new" scoot, a 1985 Honda V65 Magna. Photo taken when I bought it in December. Now it runs under its own power just fine, and is ridden daily :)
...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-12-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
Thanks. The engine is actually out of an 86 which...

Thanks. The engine is actually out of an 86 which fixed a lot of the problems with the cams & oiling. I have the original 85 engine from it as well that is not currently running. Will be a nice...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-12-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
Thanks. I did get the Clymer. There are some...

Thanks. I did get the Clymer. There are some places where it is either wrong or omits stuff, so one must go in with eyes wide open. I did a marathon wrenching weekend to get it ready & more...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-11-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
I was crunching some numbers and doing longer...

I was crunching some numbers and doing longer test rides with the Triumph. For me & my large frame, it would cost me a lot of $$ to make it more comfortable for going 150+ miles per day (which isn't...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,559
Posted By magnus
I can feed my family with $5. For some of us...

I can feed my family with $5.

For some of us it comes more easily than for others. Don't be so dismissive of others.
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,697
Posted By magnus
Oh man... does it run? Let me tell you, this...

Oh man... does it run? Let me tell you, this purple bike scoots like a graped ape! :rofl:evil
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,697
Posted By magnus
Guess what followed me home yesterday. ...

Guess what followed me home yesterday. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4251650897_a075dd8609_o.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4251653211_8706951a38_o.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,559
Posted By magnus
I used the one pictured in the original post at...

I used the one pictured in the original post at 24F temperatures this morning, 80MPH on the super slab. I didn't feel as if I needed a wind breaker layer on it! The toughest part is getting it to sit...
Forum: Vendors 01-06-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 30,594
Posted By magnus
Just to be clear, 2XL doesn't really fall into...

Just to be clear, 2XL doesn't really fall into the "Big & Tall" segment. It approaches the bottom end of "big" but doesn't address "tall" at all.

For example, for a shirt I would require a 2XL...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,559
Posted By magnus
yeah great ideas! this one was hacked out in...

yeah great ideas!

this one was hacked out in a hurry to fill an immediate need... might need to make a Mk II with more material, better color selection, etc.

And this held up well today at...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,559
Posted By magnus
Thumb frugal neck gaiter

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/4250340168_02a836dff0_o.jpg

This morning when I rode into work, the outside temperature was 26 degrees. It's seriously uncomfortable at that temperature to have...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 81,706
Posted By magnus
Not for riding gear, but for street clothes, I...

Not for riding gear, but for street clothes, I use King Size Direct (http://www.kingsizedirect.com). I'm 6'2", 325lbs, but only a 30" inseam. I'm disproportionately tall in the torso. Even my hat...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 30,594
Posted By magnus
Big & Tall sizes

I might end up with some of your gloves, but I do have to speak out & identify myself as one of the underserved bikers out there who struggle to find armor & accessories in big & tall sizes. Most...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,697
Posted By magnus
The bike in question has already been just about...

The bike in question has already been just about completely restored & is in good running shape, recent professional carb rebuild, etc.

It's coming with a spare engine for me to tear down & learn...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,697
Posted By magnus
There is a really excellent chance that I'm going...

There is a really excellent chance that I'm going to own a 1985 Magna V65 next week. I'm wondering if someone can talk intelligently about luggage options that work well on this bike.
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By magnus
Bullock's? Bollocks! Sorry to resurrect an old...

Bullock's? Bollocks! Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but the best BBQ in the Triangle is Allen & Son on Hwy 86 near Hillsborough. And they have the best hushpuppies on the whole entire planet....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,162
Posted By magnus
Misleading thread. The quoted letter from Garmin...

Misleading thread. The quoted letter from Garmin appears to be making an attempt to make this right for you.

No, the maps don't transfer.

And yet they want to know what maps you have. Such is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,828
Posted By magnus
He said "reliable" and...

He said "reliable" and "inexpensive".
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,570
Posted By magnus
*bump* Update?

*bump*

Update?
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
I looked at a bunch of Harleys, new & used. Sat...

I looked at a bunch of Harleys, new & used. Sat on a bunch. For the price of a 8-10 year old Harley I can get the equivalent in a jap cruiser brand new with a warranty. I'll probably end up with a...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-04-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
My travel ambitions for the weekend got squashed...

My travel ambitions for the weekend got squashed on Thursday. During my morning ride to work, merging onto the freeway at 60+ MPH, I suddenly lost spark and the engine died with nary a sputter. The...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-29-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
ohhh I wonder if my wife's sewing machine can...

ohhh I wonder if my wife's sewing machine can handle that without busting the needle. Might have to try that. Great ideas abound! :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 06-29-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
Tried doing some cruising w/ my crap on the back...

Tried doing some cruising w/ my crap on the back over the weekend, using the bungee cords I already have. After 50 miles everything need to be readjusted. Not good! Def. need to go with something...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-24-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
Ahhh good stuff. I have a spool of 550 paracord...

Ahhh good stuff. I have a spool of 550 paracord and a book on knots already.
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,564
Posted By magnus
I saw him casting a fair bit of blame at the...

I saw him casting a fair bit of blame at the cager. Followed up by denial and blame-shifting when others pointed out to him how this was entirely 100% his fault. He is not exhibiting the attitude of...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,564
Posted By magnus
You would be wrong. This seems to be a pattern of...

You would be wrong. This seems to be a pattern of poor judgment. Excellent candidate for public transit because you really shouldn't be driving any sort of vehicle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9,331
Views: 1,872,271
Posted By magnus
"What kind of Harley is that?" (I ride a Triumph)...

"What kind of Harley is that?" (I ride a Triumph)
"What's the top speed?" (how the hell would I know? Fastest traffic I ride in is about 80MPH)
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,564
Posted By magnus
(and apparently drinking) Can't...

(and apparently drinking)



Can't believe you're blaming the cager here.

:asshat
Forum: Trip Planning 06-22-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
Gold mine! Thanks! (I threw in a little nugget of...

Gold mine! Thanks! (I threw in a little nugget of my own as well)
Forum: Trip Planning 06-22-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 135,457
Posted By magnus
Cheap / light campstove

http://www.minibulldesign.com/

Alcohol burning stoves made from old cans. The guy who designs & makes these, Tinny, has a Youtube channel chock full of great ultralight cooking tips like this:
...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
TheOtherBart thanks man for the care package I...

TheOtherBart thanks man for the care package I got today! That dry bag is going to come in very handy, I'm sure. Now I've got something to stuff my backpack, blanket, & pillow in if it looks like...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-17-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
The bike in its current configuration, with rack....

The bike in its current configuration, with rack.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/3633796947_c8efc861fd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/devilgorgor/3633796947/)
photo by devilgorgor
...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-15-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
I'm guessing you ordered the chrome model? I got...

I'm guessing you ordered the chrome model? I got one of the black ones. They did tell me that these are usually back ordered because of exceptionally high demand.



Ahhh nice thanks!!
Forum: Trip Planning 06-12-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
I don't know if you navigated away from my blog...

I don't know if you navigated away from my blog or what but I don't put my NSFW photos in the blog.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
Good ideas in there. And I got your PM. Thanks so...

Good ideas in there. And I got your PM. Thanks so much! Totally was not expecting that. :beer
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,645
Posted By magnus
Yeah I mentioned those holidays because I can...

Yeah I mentioned those holidays because I can burn 5 vacation days, add in weekends & paid holiday and I have a 10 day trip with only 5 vacation days burned.
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