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Metalduc shot me a text Sunday to see if I wanted to do a little "rice cruising", he on his '80 Yamaha Maxim 650 "Max" and I on "The Molten Magna" 82 Honda Magna 750. I figure all's that would happen was a chunk of PCH and maybe a zip up one canyon road. After all, these are twentysomething year old bikes. Well at a light Josiah said "wanna go into the canyons?". Next thing you know we friggin' RIPPED those canyons open! Everybody else has to come out with your DML-inappropriate bike next time. V-Rob? Ducman with your hog? Whatta ya say?

-Dan

P.S. Note Suzi in the way back of the first photo!
 

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Here's a couple more. We had a good ol' time.

-Dan
 

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I'm bedazzled by all those reflectors. [laugh]

Nice to hear you guys had a good time.
 

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Well, if my monster only ran like my 26 year old Japanese bike (no leaky gas tank) ::) and if Razzo's only ran... Seriously though, these things may not be Monsters but they are certainly beasts. I'm pretty sure Razzo never thought the Molten Magna could run the canyons like that.

I don't want to say these are slow bikes because I don't feel like they are, but it is kinda like the saying "fast bike slow or slow bike fast." It was a great time. I think we do need to get an alternative ride together. Maybe do the main canyon roads the take PCH up the coast until it ends. Who knows maybe Jason would come with the guzzi and it would probably be a good ride for Carl too.

Just some numbers for the sake of numbers:

Manufacturer - Make - Model - Year: Honda VF 750 S 1982

Engine Type: 748 cc, 4 Stroke - Liquid Cooled - V-Four
Engine Bore and Stroke: 70 mm x 48.6 mm
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Claimed Horsepower: 82 hp (61.1 kW) @ 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 70 Nm (51.6 ft. lbs) @ 7500 rpm

Transmission type: 6 speed
Final Drive: Shaft

Dry Weight (without fluids): 242 kg (533.5 pounds)

Model Yamaha XJ 650 1980
Engine Type: 653 cc, 4 Stroke - Air Cooled - Inline Four
Engine Bore and Stroke: 63 mm x 52.4 mm
Valves 2 valves/cylinder
Claimed Horsepower: 71 hp (52.9 kW) @ 9400 rpm
Maximum Torque: 57 Nm (42 ft. lbs) @ 7200 rpm

Transmission type: 5 speed
Final Drive: Shaft

Dry Weight (without fluids): 231 kg (509.3 pounds)

lucazuma said:
...now all you need is maching helmets... ;D
Ahem, I believe yours matches mine perfectly.... ;)
 

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cool, now i don't have to feel so bad about that '07 R1 i just ordered! [thumbsup]




j/k... but have you seen what they did to that thing? wow.
 

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lucazuma said:
...now all you need is maching helmets... ;D
So Luca have your wrists gotten any more limp from tooling around on the Testa di Bananna? If so you can ride in your FAAABULOUS convertible.

gm2 you'll have cheese and rice all rolled into one with that '07 R1.

-Dan

P.S. Uh....can I ride it?
 

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Razzo Bolognese said:
So Luca have your wrists gotten any more limp from tooling around on the Testa di Bananna? If so you can ride in your FAAABULOUS convertible.
...easy t pick on the ones with "issues"...

recap:

986s back home and doing GREAT (for now)
998 just got rim fixed now awaiting for paint
M800 ...i am praying
 

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lucazuma said:
M800 ...i am praying
Maybe you should reconsider to whom you are praying. The porcelain god doesn't seem be getting things done for ya with the M800 [laugh]
 
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cool, now i don't have to feel so bad about that '07 R1 i just ordered! [thumbsup]




j/k... but have you seen what they did to that thing? wow.
If you want to see it ('07 R1) come up to Alice's this weekend. They are unveiling it in person up there, just like last year.
 

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pt33 said:
they redesign those things every couple of years to keep sales up.
mah interweb was being slow, i finally found it on yamaha. I was right, they did redesign "it" last year...but the "it" was the r6. The "all new" r1 is just the trickle up redesign from the r6 and the swapping of the shorty side pipe on the r6 for the undertail on the r1.
 
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