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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Is this '86 Honda Magna 700 a good deal?

86 Honda Magna 700

I'm wanting to jump into the motorcycle world this summer. Right now is the time to buy and I've done a little scanning. I like the looks of the Kawasaki Vulcan 750s but this Magna is the cheapest decent looking bike I've found so far. Is his asking price too high, spot on, or is this a good deal that I should jump on? This will be my first motorcycle so it doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles or be in showroom condition. Just something to learn on and start another addiction. . .

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It looks very good in the pic, and the mileage is low for that old of a machine. These are a fast machine, and have allot more get up and go than the Vulcan your thinking about also being a V-4 engine.
The toughest part about the older bikes is finding parts if they are discontinued, and that can be the worst part of owning an older machine, but it can still be done.

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shit..if you don't buy it ?????..I WILL !!!..LMFAOOO..i own that same bike..cept mine is a '85..18k miles on it..superrrrrrrr cruiser..i love the hell outta mine !..traded my v65 magna for this vf700c magna..would not sell it for nothing..simply the best damn bike i've ever ridden!!!..as stu said...they are a v-4..very very fast !..lol. if this is your first motor cycle ever ?????????..you may wanna start out on something smaller ?..i don't know how large you are..height..weight ?..but..if i were you ?..i'd start out in the 250cc to 500cc range ?. but..hey..it's your call !.

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here's mine..i added some saddle bags to it..custom made by me !..lol.
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stu..me and you are old..well..kinda..lmfao...i love the hell outta my magna..i'm sooooooo glad i got rid of the v65..that bike was gonna kill me !..lmfao.

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@ tipp..1100 is a steal for that classic bike...if you do get it ?..you won't be let down !..other than finding parts for it ?..( yes..there is alottttttt of used parts on ebay for these ! )..it's really a great bike !..yu'll be happier than a new born baby in a topless bar !..lmfao.

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only thing that catches my eye in that photo ?..is i don't see any tank or side cover decals ?????..this tells me..it's been laid down..and reworked.

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It's too bad its in Mansfield WV I believe, because if it was Mansfield PA where I live,,,,I would be taking a look at it tomorrow...lmao! Your right that is a good price for that, and I noticed the decals also, but who knows. Yeah, I am getting a little bit older,,,eyesight not the same, reflexes a little slower,,,oh well,,,such is life. I had those fire breathing superbikes in my youth that did those crazy 170+ speeds, but not anymore, but that bike would be just about right for me.lol!

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It's too bad its in Mansfield WV I believe, because if it was Mansfield PA where I live,,,,I would be taking a look at it tomorrow...lmao! Your right that is a good price for that, and I noticed the decals also, but who knows. Yeah, I am getting a little bit older,,,eyesight not the same, reflexes a little slower,,,oh well,,,such is life. I had those fire breathing superbikes in my youth that did those crazy 170+ speeds, but not anymore, but that bike would be just about right for me.lol!
thats a great price..if i did not already own one ??..lol..i'd go buy that one !..lmfao...i think you would love it stu !..it's a wonderful bike !!..i know mine is !.

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Who knows I just might go and look for one of those classic bikes to ride this year...A fella here in town made me a helluva nice offer for my DR a couple of weeks ago as he just finished paying off his truck. He offered me $4300 for it, and it books for 3K, but I've got almost 2K in upgrades into it,,,it's tempting.lol.
I'd rather keep the DR, and just buy one like that outright for that kind of price, and slowly fix it back up to new again....I'll be ready to sell that boat here in just a few weeks for some extra cash too,,,if the kid will let me,,lol!
I'm done with the sportbikes though,,my old GPZ 1100, or Ninja 1100 they were called is nothing that I want anymore...I had 4 into 1 pipes on it, and modded carbs and intakes, and that damn thing was scary fast for its time...Something like that Magna with around 80hp would be just about right to make it entertaining, but not stupid fast,,lmao!

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