April 2007 2
I just picked up a v65 Magna. This has been a dream bike of mine for years. When this bike was released in 1983 it was the fastest production motorcycle ever made. The 1983 model year bikes had oil starvation issues to the heads but this was quickly solved in 1984. This bike is incredibly powerful putting out around 105 horse power.
I picked up a couple CB650’s last fall. One of them was torn down to do a restoration/rebuild and the other was stripped down for parts. Over the course of a week I completely rebuilt one of them. The top end of the motor is rebuilt, the frame was painted, and every part was cleaned and reassembled. The new exhaust came in this winter and now that it is warm I’ll be finishing up the project. This is the third cb650 I’ve owned. They are great bikes.