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The Garage / Re: SabreWing Project - Suggestions Welcome
« Last post by MagnaMan on January 10, 2018, 12:55:18 PM »
Welcome aboard.

Kerri used to be our resident Magnawing expert but his was constructed out of a V45 and a vetter fairing. We lost touch with him after he moved out of the state.

Check out for a lot of first gen Sabre and Magna knowledge. Someone there will probably be able to answer your Sabre-specific question. Search for the answer first though... Years ago that forum could become a very negative environment to people that they considered to be newbs or if they felt you hadn't searched extensively enough before asking a question. The environment may have changed but I haven't been back because I don't own a first or second generation bike.
I have the following items for sale. I was keeping them in hopes that I would one day own another 88 Super, but that seems unlikely. Anyhow, here is what I have:

NEW aftermarket RR, specific to the Super, cost $100, sell for $50 shipping included, lower 48, no international sales, please don't ask.

A REAL 1988 Owner's manual in excellent condition. This is NOT an 87 manual, it has the extra pages, etc. $50 delivered.

A REAL 1988 Shop Manual, in VERY GOOD condition, again, NOT an 87, the real deal. $50 delivered.

Toolbox and tool kit. The tool kit is MORE than complete OEM, but is 100% complete with some extra tools. I'd like to sell them both together, but I suppose I can separate if needed. $120 delivered for both.

Mirrors, left and right. VERY GOOD condition. $40 delivered for the pair.

KG sliding backrest with extra-LONG legs, works for passenger OR rider, comes with the SUPER hard to find adjustable mounting brackets. These I have drilled out slightly to match the existing bolt pattern for the Super's OEM backrest mount. So you will need the OEM backrest brackets already installed to use this. If you have never ridden on a long road trip WITH a backrest you are in for a treat. I took a 2500 mile trip using this setup and it was awesome and comfortable. The KG brackets are "unobtanium" and I have been offered $100 for these alone. I'd sell this setup for $200 delivered.

I can post up pictures of everything if needed, or can PM them to you.

If someone wants to make an offer for all, feel free, or if you want just a couple of items let's talk.

The Garage / Re: SabreWing Project - Suggestions Welcome
« Last post by SabreWing on January 09, 2018, 02:58:17 PM »
I have the specific Vetter brackets for the V45, mounting the fairing will be simple and easy. No custom mounts are needed, nothing to fabricate.

My only question is: Is the rake/trail angle on the Sabre V65 the SAME as the V45?

EG, I KNOW my fairing and brackets will work on the V45, that's what they came off of . . . .

What I DON'T know is if they will also work on the V65.

Yes, somebody did a  similar project on the V4 forum, but they DID NOT have the correct Vetter fairing  bracket (I DO) thus had to fabricate mounts, etc, etc.

I'd be ok with the Sabre V45, in any case. Can anyone suggest a particular YEAR of the first Gen to use for this? I want to use a REAL V45 not a v42, so 86 is out. What year would YOU use? Why?


The Garage / Re: SabreWing Project - Suggestions Welcome
« Last post by Jerry G Turner on January 09, 2018, 10:39:50 AM »
Go to the v4 musclebike forumn and search vetter fairing someone has pictures of how they installed one and the mounts they made to install it. Good luck with you project and please keep us posted on your progress.
The Garage / Re: SabreWing Project - Suggestions Welcome
« Last post by TLRam1 on January 09, 2018, 12:27:43 AM »
Welcome, not much help here either. I like the ideas flowing though.
The Garage / Re: SabreWing Project - Suggestions Welcome
« Last post by hootmon on January 08, 2018, 10:29:23 PM »
Welcome from Tampa Bay...
Great stuff..
Please update and post pictures along the way..
I'm a 3rd Gen guy, so probably not much help!!
The Garage / SabreWing Project - Suggestions Welcome
« Last post by SabreWing on January 08, 2018, 06:31:01 PM »
I am in the planning phase of a project I have in mind. I'd like to make a nice full dress touring bike out of a Sabre. I picked up a very nice Vetter Windjammer 5 fairing with brackets, along with a tourpack and lowers, backrest, etc. The PO indicated that all of this was pulled off of an early first Gen Honda V45 Magna, perhaps an 82 or 83. The mounting brackets for the fairing are unusual among Vetter stuff, as there are TWO, rather than ONE. I'm pretty sure I can use these brackets on either a Magna OR a Sabre.

I had originally thought to use a Magna for this project ("MagnaWing") but I kept coming back to the terrible fuel capacity and range of the Magna, thinking to add an aux tank, etc, but then it occurred to me, Sabres have bigger tanks already, and pro-link suspension.

Has anyone done this already?

Some questions I have:

Is the trail and rake angle on the V65 Sabre the same as it is on the V45? I'm trying to figure out if I can use a V65 instead of a V45. I'm fine with the V45, but have never had a V65 and must admit the idea gives me at least a partial chub.

I know it's POSSIBLE to find a Sabre with the factory fairing and bags, but I like the Vetter setup better, and it will be better for the kind of touring I intend to do.

Anyhow, thought I would drop by, say "HI" and see if anyone has done this, or something like it? Link me to the thread, if so?

Marketplace / DID 520 chain
« Last post by Ck96 on January 05, 2018, 08:27:15 PM »
I have a new DID 520 x 120 link chain. The box has been opened, comes with the chain and master link. $50 + shipping. This chain WILL NOT fit a stock 3rd gen manga.

Bought it for my Magna late at night and I guess my mind wasn't with me after getting off work, only realized I order the wrong chain when I tried to install it.  :lol:

MOOT Forum Registration / Re: "Re-newed" Member - Austin, TX
« Last post by MagnaMan 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.
The Garage / Re: K100
« Last post by TLRam1 on December 03, 2017, 12:01:01 AM »
K100 was brought up before about 5 years ago....On the thread I did the experimental water test someone told us about his results with K100 with none of us picking up on it, our bad or he not being persistent enough about the product. 

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