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Magna for sale on: July 02, 2018, 12:48:30 PM
3/14/2020  Update - fresh inspection
discounting to $1850 cash in hand
Still for sale - I rode it last month, but this bike deserves to be ridden more, and here comes Spring!
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Magna enthusiast special -  Clean title, Custom fitted hydraulic lift and 2 portable manual lifts, Owner’s manual and other reference material.
**No delivery, you pick it all up near DFW airport. I’m moving up to a 2014 Valkyrie.

‘95 runs stronger than new – 56,000 miles, 2-tone Custom Deluxe paint Black with Mint green
PERFORMANCE UPGRADES
o   Cobra high performance exhaust and corresponding Dynojet carb kit and carb overhaul and brake flush at 53,350
o   Pingle high flow fuel petcock and replaced auto-petcock diaphragm
o   K&N Air filter
o   New Barnett Kevlar performance clutch at 42,300  miles
o   Progressive fork springs, forks overhauled, polished and replaced seals at 50,150  miles
o   Larger Shinko 777 tires (170/80-15,  120/90-17) 
o   replaced front (17 tooth) and rear sprockets and cleaned rear brakes

STYLE & COMFORT UPGRADES
o   Custom (VF750CD) paint, Unique horseshoe kickstand
o   4” fork extension (adjusts easily to stock position), longer brakeline and speedometer cable
o   Polished wheels
o   Leatherlyke saddle bags are Lockable, watertight, quick disconnect, 2 years old
o   Cycle-istic brakestay, 3” handlebar risers and passenger peg extenders
o   Cycle-istic Luggage rack and V4 trim
o   Quick disconnect Memphis Shades windscreen
o   Engine guards, Highway pegs with 9 position extenders
o   Custom Mustang seat and AIR HAWK2  SEAT COVER

SAFETY UPGRADES
o   Wolo Big Bad Max Model 619 air horn works along with stock horn
o   High Intensity Headlight
o   flashing tail light socket/bulb
« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 08:04:25 PM by buster »
’95 Honda Magna VF750CD

Bikes I wish I hadn't sold:
'66 Benelli (Montgomery Wards) 125 cc Riverside
’74 Yamaha Enduro DT360
’74 Honda CB450
’76 Kawasaki KH500
’77 Yamaha RD400   
’80 Kawasaki KX250
’71 Honda CB750K1
’82 Yamaha Virago XV750



Haven't heard from you in a while, how are you doing?

Do you already have your Valkyrie? 
Terry

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



Hey Terry,
4 months from being fully recovered from my 2nd hip replacement and doing great.  Planning to pick up the 2014 on Saturday 7/14, narrowed it down to 2 at this point.  Looking forward to riding with ya'll again.
Marty
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 02:40:43 PM by buster »
’95 Honda Magna VF750CD

Bikes I wish I hadn't sold:
'66 Benelli (Montgomery Wards) 125 cc Riverside
’74 Yamaha Enduro DT360
’74 Honda CB450
’76 Kawasaki KH500
’77 Yamaha RD400   
’80 Kawasaki KX250
’71 Honda CB750K1
’82 Yamaha Virago XV750



Great to hear and look forward seeing you again!
Terry

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



Hey Terry,
4 months from being fully recovered from my 2nd hip replacement and doing great.  Planning to pick up the 2014 on Saturday 7/14, narrowed it down to 2 at this point.  Looking forward to riding with ya'll again.
Marty
Good to hear from you Marty!
I graduated to a 2015 Kawasaki Concours 1400. Man I love it as my daily commuter now. I still have the Magna, and it still runs good.
Mike
Mike
1999 VF750C, bought new and untitled 2001.
227,401 miles, by the grace of God!!!
This is truly a magnificent machine!
2015 Kaw Concours, bought new & untitled 2017



Re: Magna for sale Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 02:10:18 AM
How many miles on the Magna Mike?
Terry

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: Magna for sale Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 06:32:16 PM
How many miles on the Magna Mike?
227,401 She gets the occasional ride to work and the shorter rides around town now.
Mike
Mike
1999 VF750C, bought new and untitled 2001.
227,401 miles, by the grace of God!!!
This is truly a magnificent machine!
2015 Kaw Concours, bought new & untitled 2017



Re: Magna for sale Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 08:05:50 PM
Discounted again, needs a good home.
’95 Honda Magna VF750CD

Bikes I wish I hadn't sold:
'66 Benelli (Montgomery Wards) 125 cc Riverside
’74 Yamaha Enduro DT360
’74 Honda CB450
’76 Kawasaki KH500
’77 Yamaha RD400   
’80 Kawasaki KX250
’71 Honda CB750K1
’82 Yamaha Virago XV750



Re: Magna for sale Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 02:36:10 AM
What other places have you listed the bike Marty?
Terry

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: Magna for sale Reply #9 on: March 15, 2020, 05:53:52 PM
Hey, Terry,

NextDoor app for NW DFW area, and V4musclebike.com.   Originally had it on Facebook, CycleTrader.com and Craig's list for a while but got a flood of emails from foreigners trying to see me certifications.  I did have about 3 serious buyers ready to pick it up the next day, and then apparently either their mother or better half cancelled the idea.  Thought about putting it out on a busy street corner somewhere with a sign, but afraid someone would abscond with it. 

Perhaps I'll try Craig's list again in a few weeks if I feel more energetic about it.  I also tried some new site that buys bikes and promises a quote in 15 minutes.  I spent 20 minutes loading pictures, etc., and never got a quote, although I expected it to be low, so only a waste of time. 
’95 Honda Magna VF750CD

Bikes I wish I hadn't sold:
'66 Benelli (Montgomery Wards) 125 cc Riverside
’74 Yamaha Enduro DT360
’74 Honda CB450
’76 Kawasaki KH500
’77 Yamaha RD400   
’80 Kawasaki KX250
’71 Honda CB750K1
’82 Yamaha Virago XV750



Re: Magna for sale Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 10:50:49 PM
You have the gamut covered well.

I would have liked to see what their offer would have been also, guess that is just a way to get people to input the bike info so the site owners might possibly snag some deals.

The market has shrunk in half as far as new bike sales, many supply distributors have closed, only a few left, this just in the last 5 years or so.

Keep after it Marty. 
Terry

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: Magna for sale Reply #11 on: March 17, 2020, 11:17:45 PM
You have the gamut covered well.

I would have liked to see what their offer would have been also, guess that is just a way to get people to input the bike info so the site owners might possibly snag some deals.

The market has shrunk in half as far as new bike sales, many supply distributors have closed, only a few left, this just in the last 5 years or so.

Keep after it Marty.
That is interesting stuff Terry...
Is Motorcycling a dying thing??
I see a day in the future where all the cars are mesh communication, self driving "for safety sake" and that means non-self driving bikes are not allowed...
It is interesting how the Motorcycle market was so hot going into the 2008 recession and it seems the market never really rebounded, it did recover to a point, but based on your statements it never really got back on track..
i wonder how much distracted driving has been a factor in people deciding not to ride!
Anyways.. Sorry for the hijack of the thread..
"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan



Re: Magna for sale Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 02:26:41 AM
Harry,

Talking with manufacturers like "Shad Top Cases" who keep track of this, bikes sales were around one million a year and dropped to five hundred thousand a year. They may have rebounded a bit....let me look for a chart as I have not verified any info.

https://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-sales-statistics/

I could probably name eight distributors we use to do business with that have closed, we wrote checks to them in the neighborhood of 50-100,000 dollars a month to many. When they closed that part of our business went away also, we can't get the same deals with the others, they are married to to someone else and treat us literally like a stepchild.

Now if you look at bike renewal registrations (tags), I don't know how that compares. Much of the youth has many more options that take up their time or interest and have not been introduced to motorcycles. Business is way way down, dealers have dropped like flies, it is nuts.

Without new people coming in we are somewhat of a dying breed, hence the smaller bikes being offered trying to get the younger people back into bikes. When we learned to ride, a large bike was a 350cc street bike and was huge. We started on 70-125 CC bikes or mini bikes and up, until recently if you bought the 650 Honda VLX (one of the smallest streetable bikes), that was considered a girls bike for around town. Small CC bikes were not plentiful. 

 
Terry

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: Magna for sale Reply #13 on: March 21, 2020, 10:17:03 AM
I'd love to see the data charted back to the early 60's, with highlights for when major sellers hit the market, like the CB750.  I wonder what drove the surge from 2000 - 2008.  If you take those years out of the graph, there remains an upward trend (2010 - 2015 is higher than the 1990's) - OK, call me an optimist.
’95 Honda Magna VF750CD

Bikes I wish I hadn't sold:
'66 Benelli (Montgomery Wards) 125 cc Riverside
’74 Yamaha Enduro DT360
’74 Honda CB450
’76 Kawasaki KH500
’77 Yamaha RD400   
’80 Kawasaki KX250
’71 Honda CB750K1
’82 Yamaha Virago XV750



Re: Magna for sale Reply #14 on: March 21, 2020, 02:20:44 PM
I'd love to see the data charted back to the early 60's, with highlights for when major sellers hit the market, like the CB750.  I wonder what drove the surge from 2000 - 2008.  If you take those years out of the graph, there remains an upward trend (2010 - 2015 is higher than the 1990's) - OK, call me an optimist.
I wonder if it had something to do with all those 60"s born kids who grew up watching evil Kenevil all starting to get into their midlife crisis.. All the 40 somethings who's kids were growing up, and a little more money in the house, and wanting to have a little adventure that you can take a few hours at a time..
Just a thought.
"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan