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Offline V45man1988

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Billy - a question
« on: April 27, 2015, 09:44:16 PM »
Hi Billy. I understand you are primarily a carburetor man, but do you know of a place where I can get a good starter clutch for my 1988 VF45 750 Magna? And if so, what could I expect in the way of price for this?


Thank you, Ed.
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Offline Billy C

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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 10:42:16 PM »
  I tend to point folks to Brett aka v6562. Do a member search. Most anyone who is not brand new would be trustworthy, just I've shook hands with Brett and he knows Magnas well, started dealing with them heavily recently.
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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 01:53:24 AM »
  I tend to point folks to Brett aka v6562. Do a member search. Most anyone who is not brand new would be trustworthy, just I've shook hands with Brett and he knows Magnas well, started dealing with them heavily recently.
Thanks for that, I have already PM'd him.
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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 02:24:50 PM »
Billy, your PM's broke again?   :beer:  :rolling:
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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 05:11:09 PM »
Billy, your PM's broke again?   :beer:  :rolling:

I see it. Long form excuse. We have had some sonic tank probs lately slowing us down. Our #1 machine popped a p/s fuse last week. Specialty fuse so I ordered them. They got shipped to the next town up the road, reshipped and made it here this morning. I pop it in (inside the unit of course) and it runs about 5 minutes and pops again.  :wal:  We drug down the backup unit and your rack is in it cleaning now. Final assy tomorrow.
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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 03:05:01 AM »
the second generation was only built for two years ....and the parts are rare and had to find ,....and usualy expencive
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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 07:01:46 AM »
No worries Billy, but I'll be out of pocket on May 10th thru the 17th, internet will be spotty down there in North Carolina!  Did you happen to notice if it had stock jets in it or not?  Bikes got a Kerker 4 into 1 on it, just wondered if the PO had adjusted for it or not.  Sorry to hear about your machinery problems, hope you get it sorted out!!!   :beer:
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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 12:21:05 PM »
  Hmm, no paperwork. How am I supposed to keep it straight? I'll jet for the kerker. They are on the table cleaned, polished waiting for me to put all the pieces back together. They'll be done tonight.
  Remember the thread about new cars when you were talking a new Camaro iirc? I pushed for a muscle car build. Now I am seeing why you said hell no! Damned Fairlane is making me broke. AOD tranny I bought used and supposed to be good, ain't. $1400-ish for a stg 1 replacement. 2 lifters tapping. $200 for new set and hoping no damage was done to the camshaft. All new brake system is adding up fast. Rear axle is ok but likely won't be long before I need an upgrade.
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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 12:37:53 PM »
Yea, you're almost always further ahead buying one that's already done.  I also learned that lesson the hard way!   :beer:
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Re: Billy - a question
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 01:03:44 PM »
Yea, you're almost always further ahead buying one that's already done.  I also learned that lesson the hard way!   :beer:

I have learned that too, the hard way. It could be worse. I could be one of those poor bastards back in 2008 that bought a half mil house that was suddenly worth $300k. I'm still upside down/underwater on this project but it's not worth crying about. Maybe a little.  :'(  Ok, I'm over it now.
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