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Offline FromMaine

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Feb. 2017 Bike of the Month
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:08:19 PM »
It shouldn't really surprise me, but it does sometimes just how many really nice big Magna's there are still out there as opposed to Sabres and Interceptors.

So, I'm going to double up this month and choose another nice V65 Magna.

Congratulations Malm, your 1983 V65 Magna is February 2017's Bike of the Month.

A link to the post in the Gallery section.

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Re: Feb. 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 04:20:22 PM »
I have to admit, I'll always have a soft spot for a PSB magna dressed with RWL tires. That's the way they are supposed to look.

Nice work Malm!
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Re: Feb. 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 05:06:33 PM »
Ron Warren
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Re: Feb. 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 05:08:29 PM »
Nice looking bike congrats, I've often wanted a fairing like yours for mine.
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Re: Feb. 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 05:23:06 PM »
Nice!!  Have always liked the PSB color.
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Offline Malm

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Re: Feb. 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 07:47:47 PM »
Thank you fellas...

She has been a blast... My brother and I have been riding since 1971 and we still do....

Story about "Maggie":
When I bought her, I got her from a fella who was selling her because he was 'just too old to enjoy her' as he put it. He had owned a Magna since 1983, and this one was his 3rd (I have his first as a parts bike). He wanted her to go to someone who would love her...
I walked around one side and said, "yea, it's sold, unless a wheel falls off it's mine...." Test drove it, all was wonderful... Came back, swapped money for the title, did the paper work, came back out to load her up, and she was dripping a little gas... He said "I don't drive her much, and the gasket probably has dried out..." he peeled off $300, handed it back to me and said, "here, get that fixed"  :thumb
He was very glad she was going to a good home... I still email him every year or two just to let him know, still got her, still love her, still ride her :)

Oniondumper, They don't make the windshield anymore, it is a Memphis Shades Tombstone.
It actually came from a fellow member here, he bought it but went with another one, and I bought it from him because he bought the last new one on the planet :) I actually went right behind him to buy the last one in stock, and they refunded my money as they were out....

motorhead1977, everyone knows Siren Blue is the fastest ;)
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Re: Feb. 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 03:59:20 AM »
Congrats, beautiful machine   :beer:
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Re: Feb. 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 10:35:17 PM »
Very nice, love that windshield.
Mike in Clayton, IN
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