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Magna FAQ - Part 2
OP: July 11, 2014, 07:16:25 PM
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Front Fork Seals

 a. Rear doesn't have any. (grinning)

 b. If you see an oily substance (haha, lucky you!), replace them and here's how. (I need the Link)

 c. Measured from the top of the fork down to the oil. Progressive has less oil due to their springs taking up a larger volume of space.

  Stock oil level 122mm

  W/Progressive springs  140mm

 
 d. If need help, ask and or look for an upcoming wrench session, than attend and you will get more advice and less help from everyone!

Really, just come!



Headlight Mod Part Numbers

  VTX

  Headlight unit - 33120-mch-671 x 1
  Rubber cover - 33180-mr7-003 x 1
  Headlight case - 61301-mch-670 x 1
  Headlight rim - 61302-mch-670 x 1
  Headlight stay  - 61312-MEA-670 x 1
  Special screw (5mm) - 90104-kz3-b00 x 2
  Screw (5x9.5) - 90380-ge2-760 x 3
  Screw tap (4X12) 93903-24380 x 2
  Magna VTX Bracket - Contact Silveradocowboy on this forum.


Idle Settings

1994-2003

49 state  - 1000 +/- 100      

Cali model - 1100 +/- 100



Indicator lights Replacement – Neutral, High Beam, Turnsignal

The speedo and tach require you to remove housings before getting at the bulbs.  The three indicator lights on the triple tree only require small fingers or needle nose pliers.  Just pull the black rubber thing straight down and it will release.  The bulb can then be popped out of the rubber housing.  When putting it back, be sure you get it all the way in... you should feel a slight snap or pop when it is seated completely.

The bulbs are a "Blade" style bulb rated at 12V3W.






Jet's Cross Reference

Side Note - I don't know how accurate this is.

Width------Keihin # -- DynoJet # -- Mikuni #
0,0350---- 92,5--------- 92----------- 86,3
0,0360---- 95----------- 94----------- 88,1
0,0370---- 97,5--------- 96----------- 90,0
0,0380---- 100---------- 98----------- 91,9
0,0390---- 102,5------- 100---------- 93,8
0,0400---- 105--------- 102---------- 95,6
0,0410---- 107,5------- 104---------- 97,5
0,0420---- 110--------- 106---------- 99,4
0,0430---- 112,5------- 108--------- 101,3
0,0440---- 115--------- 110--------- 103,1
0,0450---- 117,5------- 112--------- 105,0
0,0460---- 120--------- 114--------- 106,9
0,0470---- 122,5------- 116--------- 108,8
0,0480---- 125--------- 118--------- 110,6
0,0490---- 127,5------- 120--------- 112,5
0,0500---- 130--------- 122--------- 114,4
0,0510---- 132,5------- 124--------- 116,3
0,0520---- 135--------- 126--------- 118,1
0,0530---- 137,5------- 128--------- 120,0
0,0540---- 140--------- 130--------- 121,9
0,0550---- 142,5------- 132--------- 123,8
0,0560---- 145--------- 134--------- 125,6
0,0570---- 147,5------- 136--------- 127,5
0,0580---- 150--------- 138--------- 129,4
0,0590---- 152,5------- 140--------- 131,3
0,0600---- 155--------- 142--------- 133,1
0,0610---- 157,5------- 144--------- 135,0
0,0620---- 160--------- 146--------- 136,9
0,0630---- 162,5------- 148--------- 138,8
0,0640---- 165--------- 150--------- 140,6
0,0650---- 167,5------- 152--------- 142,5
0,0660---- 170--------- 154--------- 144,4
0,0670---- 172,5------- 156--------- 146,3
0,0680---- 175--------- 158--------- 148,1
0,0690---- 177,5------- 160--------- 150,0
0,0700---- 180--------- 162--------- 151,9
0,0710---- 182,5------- 164--------- 153,8
0,0720---- 185--------- 166--------- 155,6
0,0730---- 187,5------- 168--------- 157,5
0,0740---- 190--------- 170--------- 159,4
0,0750---- 192,5------- 172--------- 161,3
0,0760---- 195--------- 174--------- 163,1
0,0770---- 197,5------- 176--------- 165,0
0,0780---- 200--------- 178--------- 166,9
0,0790---- 202,5------- 180--------- 168,8
0,0800---- 205--------- 182--------- 170,6
0,0810---- 207,5------- 184--------- 172,5
0,0820---- 210--------- 186--------- 174,4
0,0830---- 212,5------- 188--------- 176,3
0,0840---- 215--------- 190--------- 178,1
0,0850---- 217,5------- 192--------- 180,0
0,0860---- 220--------- 194--------- 181,9
0,0870---- 222,5------- 196--------- 183,7
0,0880---- 225--------- 198--------- 185,6
0,0890---- 227,5------- 200--------- 187,5


LED's

With LEDs you will need an electronic flasher or load equalizer for proper blinks per minute.

http://www.customdynamics.com/motorcycle_led_bulbs.htm

http://superbrightleds.com/tail-brake-turn.html

http://www.lightlens.com/coloredbulbs.htm?gclid=COmL9qWqkIsCFRglUAodQRf0Sg

http://www.customled.com/PRODUCTS/products.htm

This item fixed the flash issue and it will work on our 3 wire system, direct plug in, no wire cutting.

ELFR-1 Electronic Flasher Relay

http://www.customled.com/PRODUCTS/FLASHER_RELAY/flasher_relay.htm#elfr1




Magna Owners of Texas – MOOT

Main Page of MOOT.

http://www.magnaownersoftexas.com/main.htm




Manuals - Service

Magna 3rd Generation - http://modernmusclecars.net/evilone/Magna-Service-Manual.pdf

Large file - dial-up users beware. I will burn you a CD if you send me an email.




MOOT Emergency Support

Password Require - MOOT Members Only (When you need this, it's too late, join now)

http://www.magnaownersoftexas.org/gate.htm





Oils and Filters

a. Motorcycle Oil - http://vfrworld.com/tex_vfr/tech/oil.htm

b. Consumer Reports oil testing http://smokeriders.com/surprising_truth.htm

c. Motorcycle Oil Filters - http://www.tobycreek.org/oil_filters/index.shtml

d. Mopar site but good info on oil filters - http://www.knizefamily.net/minimopar/oilfilters/index.html

e. Generic testing on air filters - http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest3.htm

f. Oil Filter Cross Reference - http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html





Pipes

  First 3 would be the most popular choices

 a. Vance & Hines- Nicely finished, good chrome, pleasant throaty sound

 b. Cobra- nice pipes, welds a little less finished the V&H, sound not as throaty as V&H, decent chrome, not as durable as V & H.

 c. Modify your stock pipes- http://www.magnaownersoftexas.com/tips.htm#A1.3

 d. Hard Chrome

 e. SuperTrapps- decent chrome, diffusion discs allow tuneability

 f. Jardine drag pipes- decent chrome, LOUD





Principles of Counter Steering/ Cornering

a. Counter Steering - a motorcycle technique http://www.motorvike.com/MotoChat_Counter_Steering.htm

b. Understand Counter Steering - http://www.msgroup.org/Tip.aspx?Num=048

c. Steer Clear of Trouble - http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/streetsurvival/steering_skills/index.html
 




Progressive Spring  

Spacer pipe cut from 1" PVC thick wall pipe
 
a. Stock Spacer Length 5.12 inches
      
b. Aggressive progressive spacer length 5.35 inches (I did mine at 5.50" and love it)
          
Foot Note - longer the spacer the more preload on your springs - stiffer the front end - less dive

 How to - http://www.magnaownersoftexas.org/tips.htm - A1.13




Risers

 a. Cycle-istic- Magna specific, strong supporters of Magnas, good looking risers, polished Bullitt finish.

 b. Aeromach- Magna specific, nice chrome finish, work well

 c. Shadow 750- inexpensive alternate




Saddlebags

 a. Leatherlyke- Magna specific, lockable, good water seal, easy on/off, looks good (not as good looking as real leather bags).

 b. Real leather- Looks,(doesn't get any better than leather), somewhat poor water seals, normally not lockable, look for quick disconnect closure, can be more difficult on/off bike, probably need bag support brackets.

 c. Leatherneck Jims http://www.leatherneckjim.com/?200




Seats

Most like/buy;

1. Mustang -  Most comfortable and looks, a must for 2 up

2. Corbin - Sportier looks and somewhat comfort (though less than the Mustang)

3. Saddleman – Looks and comfort (no comments from the forum)                                                                                  
                        Explorer, Explorer Special, Double Bucket Touring
                        
                        http://www.saddlemen.com/metric/metric.html






Spark Plug Chart

Match your plugs up to the chart to tell if you are running Lean, Hot, or just right.

http://www.dansmc.com/Spark_Plugs/Spark_Plugs_catalog.html

http://www.verrill.com/moto/sellingguide/sparkplugs/plugcolorchart.htm



Tips & Tricks

Good useful site with help answers and “How To Mods”

This is a Must Visit site.

http://www.magnaownersoftexas.org/tips.htm




Tires

1. Dunlop- Stock tire. attributes, holds the road well (sticky), mileage Rear -6000 Front- 12-14,000

2. Metzlers- less sticky (in stock size as it is narrower) but with longer mileage, should work for most people, mileage; Rear-8000 Front- ?




Torque Specs.

Torque Specs - (click the page for enlarged image, and keep clicking)

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Windshields

 a. Memphis- most popular all around good shield for the money, acrylic

 b. National Cycle- Better optics, tougher protective coating, Lexan-polycarbonate

 c. Slip Streamer - Various models available from handle bar only mount to larger cruiser styles
 
 d. Other Brands?




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Re: Magna FAQ - Part 2
#1: July 03, 2015, 09:36:49 AM
What is the difference between a vf750c and a vf750 cd? Does the "CD" stand for custom deluxe? And what is the difference between the two? In looking for parts it rarely makes a difference, but I have seen it happen.
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Re: Magna FAQ - Part 2
#2: July 03, 2015, 04:24:53 PM
The only difference is the paint. The cd has a two tone paint scheme. Everything else is the same.
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