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It was about 45 degrees out today, but it didn't stop me from taking my stepdad's Honda out for a spin. After he brought it back from riding I took it out.

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I ride with a guy with a 95 Magna. Fun bike but doesn't want to turn for shit. Great engine and it's the main reason I bought my cbr1000 and quit riding my kz900. I'm not gonna be the slowest bike in the group!!
 

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I ride a magna as well 84 v65 magna.
I think that any ride that ends safely is a good ride.
Yea the handling on a cruiser is a little different than a sport bike.
It takes a little to get used to it.
 

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v65rider1 said:
I ride a magna as well 84 v65 magna.
I think that any ride that ends safely is a good ride.
Yea the handling on a cruiser is a little different than a sport bike.
It takes a little to get used to it.
This is a v45 (750). It was suprisingly fast for what I expected, and ultra smooth. Frankly for the roads around here (and the way pops rides), this thing is plenty fast.

I don't know so much about handling, because the temp. was under 45 degrees, and the roads out here have been perpetually wet. Not exactly ideal, but fun none the less. I'll be going for a ride here in a minute.

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you should try to get a ride on a v65. i had a v45 and a v65 and the 65 is completely different. it has low end torque that you'd likely not be used to. it doesn't really turn that well either but it's a fun bike. still wish i had mine.
 

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I wouldn't get ride of my 84 V65 for a new bike.
This bike has fooled alot of people. I haven't found a new
cruiser that I can't out run. I haven't ran against v-rod yet so I don't know about those.
Yea the handling does take a bit to get used to, but once I put the radial tires on it, it handles alot better.
I think that the Vmax is still probably the fastest though.
 

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v65rider1 said:
I wouldn't get ride of my 84 V65 for a new bike.
This bike has fooled alot of people. I haven't found a new
cruiser that I can't out run.
I think that the Vmax is still probably the fastest though.
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So far that 65 is the only cruiser to come close to the V-max
 

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I ride with a guy who has a 95 Magna 750 V4 and surprisingly it almost has same performance as my SV in quarter because its so kinda light and makes 10hp more than my SV. I couldn't ride it fast in twisties but he could. He actually surprised a few people on a sportbike by how well he kept up. He is really used to it (had for over 5 years) and we used to do lots of hard riding on back roads.

It was very comfortbale when I rode it but I just didn't like the control factor after just coming off my SV. The steering seemed to have more play and not as precise. I just didn't feel I had as much control. It would be nice just for a casual cruise I guess but just didn't have the "fun" factor I like on sportier bikes.
 

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I willing to bet his 95 handles much better than my 82! But for a V45, mine still has some Go-Go juice, but about 40 hp less than v65rider1 has.
 

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Here are some of the specs, this was for the 83.
1098cc or 1100 as they are known,
Claimed power: 116bhp
claimed Torque: 70lb-ft
Standing 1/4 11.07 at 123.62
Top speed in 1/2mile 137
0-60 4.3
Remember this is for a 20 year old cruiser with shaft drive and 6 gears the 6th is a overdrive.
 

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there is a led display that shows the gear and temp, and when you shift into 6th gear it shows up as OD.
I can shift into OD overdrive and run around 80 all day with the tach around 3 1/2 to 4 grand it doesn't redline until 10.
I put a KN filter and jetted the carbs so I have a little more power,
but I think that the 116 was optimistic, it is probably more like 110.
 

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That is a big down fall for the Magna too.
There are two gas tanks the top is mostly used to cover the air box and then the secondary is behind one of the side covers, at least you put the gas in the conventional way. It still only holds about 4 gallons.
 

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Hey MadRatt according to the spec sheet for the V45 you should have 3.7 gallon capacity? I wonder if they changed from year to year? I doesn't seem like they would make the tanks smaller.
 

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:confused HMMMM, musta read it wrong!? Not like it gets great mileage anyways, gotta fill up at about 120 miles. Maybe outta pay attention to how much I put in :D .
 

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I get just a little over 120 miles but not much more.
I did find that with different oils that the bike does run cooler and I do get better gas milage. I know it seems kind of stange.
If you want to find out more about the v-4 hondas Magna, Sabre, and older interceptors go to www.sabmag.org there is a ton of information there.
 
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