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Old 03-22-2021, 10:20 AM   #16
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this may be of interest ... maybe some electrical parts would work?

Free! 3rd gen Honda Magna (94-03) frame & motor

price is right, anyway ...
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Old 03-22-2021, 11:15 AM   #17
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if you haven't already i'd take it on a LOOOONG highway ride. i've had a few bikes that do fine putting around town but with highway stints, and parts staying at operating temperature for longer, little issues pop up. 2 hours at 60+mph would be my goal.
I did ride it from Prunedale to Milpitas. Not quite two hours but it felt long.

I donít believe my gas tank has a vent hole. I havenít had an issue with it for some time, but again, somebody removed the ďautomatic fuel shut offĒ thing and so fuel stuff is all over the place.

These Ď87ís and Ď88ís Magnas are weird and not like any of the Magnas before or after these years.
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Old 03-22-2021, 11:28 AM   #18
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I'd also try a full looooong day trip not only to shake down the bike, but to shake down your ass.
Then think about 3-4 of those in a row.
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Old 03-22-2021, 12:16 PM   #19
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+1 shake your ass

also pre-emptive pain killers before riding a long way!
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Old 03-22-2021, 12:24 PM   #20
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Well if you try it let me know. I can also cover you here in Louisiana. I have tons of tools and you could work on your bike in the garage. Depending on how late in the year it is I could probably even have a place for you to crash while working on it.

Also depending on what time of year it is we can get some very hard rain down here in the south like can't even see the end of my hood bad so be prepared for that.
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I'd also try a full looooong day trip not only to shake down the bike, but to shake down your ass.
Then think about 3-4 of those in a row.
Well those of you who know me from the Stockton SM track days know I have a booty that doesnít quit. I had as before Cardi B got all popular. Anyway...

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Well if you try it let me know. I can also cover you here in Louisiana. I have tons of tools and you could work on your bike in the garage. Depending on how late in the year it is I could probably even have a place for you to crash while working on it.

Also depending on what time of year it is we can get some very hard rain down here in the south like can't even see the end of my hood bad so be prepared for that.
Thanks for the offer! Thanks to all. Yeah, I figure in this case, money resolves all. I figure if it doesnít make it, I can always rent a U haul and drive back but man that would suck. Part of me kinda doesnít want to go anymore or just lay $15k down on a new bike
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Thanks for the offer! Thanks to all. Yeah, I figure in this case, money resolves all. I figure if it doesnít make it, I can always rent a U haul and drive back but man that would suck. Part of me kinda doesnít want to go anymore or just lay $15k down on a new bike :laughing
that's why the credit card is important. ride rat bike as far as it will go. buy bike when it dies, continue trip!
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Old 03-22-2021, 06:24 PM   #23
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So, I think I got this poor gas mileage thing figured. Simple answer is always best, but I have to fix it before it’s proven.

I bought a K&N air filter for this bike, but in the SuperMagna forum, it’s said that one must use this “inner foam rectangle” to keep from going too lean. I think it’s richening up my mixture too much. It’s smells rich, and my clothes smell like it.

Today I only got 100 miles on the tank before having to switch to reserve. I think the culprit is this thing is running rich.

I’m gonna pull the foam rectangle out and see if the smell goes away.

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Old 03-22-2021, 09:24 PM   #24
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34 ye old evap canister is not working any longer. Remove it and plug the vacuum line supplying vacuum at the source of the vacuum.
Tie all the gas tank vent lines together and route them down to the swingarm pivot.
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+1 to a new battery. If the battery is already new-ish, you probably have a current leak. You should never need a tender when riding a bike a few times a week.
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+1 to a new battery. If the battery is already new-ish, you probably have a current leak. You should never need a tender when riding a bike a few times a week.
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:07 PM   #27
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34 ye old evap canister is not working any longer. Remove it and plug the vacuum line supplying vacuum at the source of the vacuum.
Tie all the gas tank vent lines together and route them down to the swingarm pivot.
Thank you so much for this recommendation.
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Old 03-23-2021, 06:47 PM   #28
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34 ye old evap canister is not working any longer. Remove it and plug the vacuum line supplying vacuum at the source of the vacuum.
Tie all the gas tank vent lines together and route them down to the swingarm pivot.
What should I do with all the lines coming from the carbs?
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What should I do with all the lines coming from the carbs?
There is a vent line to the top of the carbs and those should be left open to the air. I typically route the lines down below the carburetors about six or eight inches but since this is a v4 just route them off to the side

There is also overflow lines that when the carb floods fuel should pour out and those lines go down toward the swingarm pivot.

Look very closely and make sure none of the lines are coming from any vacuum ports. The vacuum ports are typically either on the side of the carburetors going into the intake manifolds. or the vacuum ports are in the intake manifolds themselves. All of those ports should be capped. With possible one exception. If there is a vacuum line going to your fuel supply valve, then you need to keep that vacuum line intact.

The way you can tell if you have a vacuum operated fuel supply valve is by looking at the front of the fuel supply valve. If it has a prime position then you have a vacuum operated fuel supply valve and you need the vacuum line connected to the back of it.
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Old 03-23-2021, 08:57 PM   #30
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I say go, but only so you'll appreciate the comforts and longer fuel range of your next bike. Stopping that often is going to suck.
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