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The Garage / Re: Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3
« Last post by hootmon on February 08, 2019, 03:09:29 AM »
I've never heard of anyone discussing or attempting what you are asking..
As far as the mono shock, wouldn't that have one end attached to the rigid frame, and the Magna would not have a point for that, So that would have to be welded in, IF the geometry was correct.
The VLX swing arm is set up for a spoke wheel, so I'm not sure what alignment differences there would be (Spacers, etc) to align the wheel with the front sprocket. Also not sure what the maximum tire width is on the rear of the VLX, so would that limit what size rear tire you could run?
I do know that much of the front end is shared between the 2 bikes. There are obvious differences (front fender) because again, the VLX has narrow (and I believe taller) wheel over the Magna front wheel..
Keep us update if you decide to attempt this.
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The Garage / Re: Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3
« Last post by TLRam1 on February 07, 2019, 09:42:54 PM »
Good luck with it, I have no info.
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The Garage / Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3
« Last post by ironnike on February 07, 2019, 02:49:37 PM »
Did anyone ever attempted to change the swingarm of Magna gen 3 for a VLX swingarm?
Is that possible and what involves?
Is there a swingarm from different bike that will be a direct bolt on for the Magna 750?
The reason I'm asking is because I like the classic look of the swingarm pictured over the original one. Another reason is the fact that will allow for a mono shock suspension on the rear.
Is it too mad to think at such mod?
Thanks in advance for your input.
I'm searching the web(including this forum and the v4m) for long time to find an answer.


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The Garage / Re: New Scorpion Helmet Ordered
« Last post by Lurkin on February 04, 2019, 12:48:56 PM »
Nice.  I am a fan of Scorpion's helmets, good price/perf ratio.  But I always get a bit leary when parts start coming off as to what the crash ratings are with the pieces on and off.
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The Garage / Re: New Scorpion Helmet Ordered
« Last post by TLRam1 on February 01, 2019, 02:16:46 AM »
Those are some neat helmets, I like how they look and the options offered.
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The Garage / Re: New Scorpion Helmet Ordered
« Last post by hootmon on January 29, 2019, 10:07:27 PM »
This is what the wifey's helmet looks like..
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The Garage / New Scorpion Helmet Ordered
« Last post by hootmon on January 29, 2019, 10:02:34 PM »
I was in major need of a new helmet.. I was in a rush (I broke the one I was using)..
I wound up with a Scorpion EXO 110 in flat black which is along the lines of the helmets my wife and I have been using for some years now..  We have been very happy with these 1/2 helmets.. They have an internal visor, a cold weather insert to cover your ears, and ventilate well.. I got a demo model for $49 bucks in my size so SCORE!!
However, In my (during lunch hour) rush of shopping at 2 stores, I came across another helmet that caught my eye..
It is a Scorpion (Great Customer Service).. It's called a Scorpion Covert helmet.
It comes in a couple of basic colors and they have a couple of sort of custom looking schemes.. I took my wife to see one and The one that fit her was one of the custom ones.. Normally this helmet goes for $229. It was on sale for $149 and My wife was like, "I don't want a helmet others have been trying on".. I said, YES you can go buy it on line, but it's going to be $229! Look the Liner comes out and we can wash it.. She relented.. We told the salesmen, well we like it, but people have been wearing it and my wife is a little hesitant.. It's the only one that fits her.. Can you do any better on the price? So he knocked it down to $139.. So we bought it.. We washed the inserts and bam.. Good to go.
This helmet comes with both a smoke and clear drop down internal eye shield (only one can be used at a time).
The REALLY cool feature of this helmet is : It is a full face, and a 3/4 and a 1/2 helmet all built into one helmet..
When full assembled it is a full face, There is a front mask that pops right out and it becomes a 3/4, then you remove the lower section and it becomes a 1/2 helmet..
It is a bit of a pain to remove the lower portion.. We went to remove it and the latch broke.. It would be just fine without the latch, BUT.. I called Scorpion to ask them to send us a new latch..
They refused.. They said you can't get just the latch... We will send you a complete lower section for free...
Within a week, we received the new part...
I've been waiting for my wife to wear it a few times and she really likes the helmet (I figured if she didn't like it, I would just take hers).. We rode on a pretty cold ride this week-end and she liked the full face protection. 
As many of you know, I now have a red Victory.. I found a pretty cool Black version with a red stars and stripes pattern.. Unfortunately, it can only be purchased out the Netherlands.. So, I have purchased it.. I had to pay full price, but did get free shipping.. So my new helmet is on it's way and will be here sometime in February..




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The Garage / Re: Lower Magna750 2002
« Last post by hootmon on January 20, 2019, 11:30:41 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply.  Picked it up yesterday at the Honda shop.  The mechanic had changed the tension on the shocks to the lowest setting.  Might be able to put my feet flat on the ground now.

IF you are that close, an after market seat or having an inch shaved out of your existing seat could be enough to make the difference.. Also wearing a nice pair of boots usually gets you just a bit more reach as well..
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The Garage / Re: Lower Magna750 2002
« Last post by rossrider on January 20, 2019, 10:11:07 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply.  Picked it up yesterday at the Honda shop.  The mechanic had changed the tension on the shocks to the lowest setting.  Might be able to put my feet flat on the ground now. 
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The Garage / Re: Lower Magna750 2002
« Last post by hootmon on January 19, 2019, 12:52:42 PM »
Always best to get a lower seat 1st.
Lowering the bike itself changes the geometry of the bike and reduces lean angles..
IF the lowering parts are NLA, they probably come up on ebay from time to time, but you can just buy shorter shocks for the rear and let the forks slide up in the triple trees about an inch so they stick up at the top.
You can also go with a shorter tire on the front (this will throw off your speedo)
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