Take the long way home

"Re-newed" Member - Austin, TX(Read 1286 times)
"Re-newed" Member - Austin, TX on: November 15, 2017, 12:02:49 AM
Hi all- I just returned to TX after a 15-year hiatus and am glad to see this forum's up. Long ago in a galaxy far away, I was tangentially part of the original gang of what I gather has evolved into the now tremendous Magna Owners of Texas (fka SMOT), a group that had branched from the SABMAG's (aka 'maggots)... Any of those guys still here? Mike Guillory? Hillard? Who else?

Of course it's been forever. Back in mid-2002 I rode away from my beloved Lone Star State in the greatest '83 750cc oil-modded Sabre there was, and then spent wayyy too long up nawth. The process of winterization, storage, only being able to ride a certain percentage of the year, etc. got to be a drag for me as a garageless, NYC renter. I didn't think it would happen, but I did in fact stop riding for quite a while.

So the first order of business is: I need a bike! And soon. Although I'd been spoiled by the features of the early 80's dream machine, I don't think I'm quite mechanically-inclined enough for the upkeep of an antique. I'm in kind of a Viffer mood these days. I also saw an amazing, low-mileage Yamahammer F6 on the way home today... I checked the "for sale" area of this forum but most of the posts are older, plus I need something <1000cc's. If anyone is selling something reliable or knows of such a bike needing a taker, by all means let me know. And I hope no one minds my showing up to a ride if what I have isn't necessarily a Magna. Peace and it's great to be back home!
Naomi in Austin
Naomi (needs a bike!)
'83 v-30 Magna
'84 700cc Magna
'00 600cc Suzuki Bandit
'83 v-45 Sabre
"It is what you don't expect... that most needs looking for." -Neal Stephenson

Re: "Re-newed" Member - Austin, TX Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 07:22:03 AM
Welcome back from an Outlier
Hoot from Florida..

"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan

Re: "Re-newed" Member - Austin, TX Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 09:50:26 AM
Welcome back. Hope you find something that will work for you.
Arlington, Texas
I'm not young enough to know everything

Re: "Re-newed" Member - Austin, TX Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 11:23:02 PM
Welcome back Naomi and about any bike you want is out there.

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan

Re: "Re-newed" Member - Austin, TX Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 07:20:59 PM
I know a MOOT member who may be selling a third generation Magna in January. I'm sure he'll post it here when the time is right.
Moot #358
'99 Magna (Halloween theme paint job)
Racetech Cartridge Emulators in front forks, Progressive 444s on the rear. Best mods I've ever made to this bike.