For sale: 1995 Honda Magna

Thanks to a drunk driver, I was in a nasty car crash a couple weeks back and it's going to be months - lots and lots of them - before I can ride again. Horrible time of year to try to sell a bike, but ... I could use the money for upcoming medical bills 'til whatever happens with the lawsuit happens - which could take years. HmArSS2It's a 1995 Magna, yellow, ~17,000 miles. When I got it, it was all decked out in cruiser-typical fashion, and I mechanically returned it to (mostly) stock. Took off the forward controls, all the chrome stuff, etc. It has steel brake line, new pads, a Trailtech Striker digital gauge/computer in place of the stock gauges, and a Honda 919 headlight (much brighter and wider swath of light). Includes tail rack and a tail trunk. I can pull off the tail trunk and put the normal back rest back on if you like. Located in Northern Delaware, $2500, pretty firm but open to reasonable offers, obviously not interested in trades. WqN4gtxPictures are before I swapped out the headlight; the headlight assembly is now black and chrome and larger. No surprises with this bike; the Magna uses the 2nd(?) gen VFR 750 engine with chain cams rather than gear cams, and this one is a rather good example of one. It's not a chromed-out show piece; it's a rider's bike and in very good shape. For those out of the area, I can assist with delivery or meetup, likely in exchange for gas money (if necessary) and/or overnight accommodations (again, if necessary). I have a trailer and tow vehicle. I'm easy to work with.  

Episode 192 – January 2015 Riders’ Roundtable

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This week, James & Chris are joined by Todd from The Wheelnerds and Chris & Steve from The Cafe Racer Motorcycle Podcast. The esteemed panel of experts lay out everything you can expect in 2015 with flawless logic, on-point analysis, and laser tight focus on the most important issues of the coming year. Enjoy!

Episode 189: 200 horsepower is boring

Episode 189 - 200 horsepower is boring Recorded Nov 12, 2014 ThePaceFINAL-300x116
Hey, guess what? In this show we tell you how the internet thinks 200 is trite, and we announce the winner(s) of our latest contest. Tune in, listen up, get happy! Review: AIMExpo: News: Links: Feedback:
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  • Troy Cummings
  • Eric Imken

And the winner is… (tank bag contest)

We had some great feedback and before we announce the name of the winner, I'd like to take a few minutes to do some analysis on the data (links to full spreadsheet below). 1451438_10152572800990586_4318535944745007321_nIn the spreadsheet, under the column for how you use the bike, we listed the primary use as we understood it, or the first listed u10561680_10152572800980586_6375634596334134982_nse of the bike in your text. For the mileage per year, we converted some to miles from Km, so that's why your numbers might not be what you remember. In addition, for some of yo  u who listed multiple bikes in detail, the spreadsheet may show multiple entries for the bikes, but only one entry for your name. Where you gave us a range of miles, or a range of miles across multiple uses, we tried to do a reasonable estimation of the miles-per-use, or in some cases we just divided it evenly. We also selected the higher number of your range, generally, where it seemed to make the most sense. In some cases, where information was light, multiple bikes were listed in the notes rather than on line items. 10561771_10152572800985586_8851380805290577451_nPlease note: the contest is a random drawing of respondents' names, and the data provided has absolutely no bearing on the selection process. You could have ridden a 50cc dirt bike 8 miles this year and still won. We just wanted to see what everyone rides and how they're using it. The winner was selected by a random number drawing made at http://random.org. Of the data provided, where all the elements were provided: Manufacturers: 10 Most represented MFG: BMW & Suzuki Lease represented MFG: Buell, Moto Guzzi, Ural Models: 43 Most represented model: VStrom Total miles reported: >412,000 Average miles per year: >8000 Highest reported yearly mileage: 38000 Lowest reported yearly mileage: 1000 Full spreadsheet can be viewed at this link. And so, without any further ado... The winner of the magnetic tank bag, as chosen by random using the random number generator at http://random.org, is...  Sean Winters. Sean, we will reach out to you to get shipping information. Again, thank you everyone, and I hope this information is as interesting to you as it is to us. Thanks!

Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea

Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea

Recorded on September 10, 2014

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Yep. That's the one.

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Another view. Because once just isn't enough.

Episode 181: Harley Gone, Fun is On!

Episode 181 - Harley gone, fun is on!

Recorded August 24, 2014

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  • Michael Montiel
  • Tom McGoldrick
  • Mike Evans
  • Quentin Lewis

Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe

Episode 178: All These New Sensations

Episode 178: All These New Sensations

Recorded on July 30th 2014

Released on August 3rd 2014

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Episode 177 – Honda’s getting a little naked

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Recorded - 7/13/2014 The guys discuss Honda's filling-up lineup of vehicles at every size and price point, Suzuki finally upping their naked bike offerings by announcing a GSR1000, EBR's SX bike... that's a LOT of torque. The Yamaha FZ07 - is it worth it? And hey, if Harley-Davidson can't electrify you, who can? News:  

Episode 176 – Americade 2014

Episode 176 - Americade 2014

Recorded - 6/13/2014

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I would like to share a paraphrased excerpt from the conversation that Chris and I had just prior to recording this episode. It went a little something like this...

  Me: I know we have a lot of news to catch up on this week AND we need to get caught up on feedback but we have a ton of stuff from Americade. Whatdaya think if we just focus on that and the interview with Lee? Chris: Ok, I'll start a show doc for 177 and move everything over. Me: Great. We'll do 35 or 40 minutes plus the 25 minute interview and were good. With that in mind, We proudly present our longest episode ever. All two hours and fifteen minutes of it.

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Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe

Cast your votes!

Cage match is on! ONE VICTOR WILL STAND ALONE. Or some crap like that. We narrowed it down to 7 finalists, and we need help making the final decisions. Please cast your votes in the blog comment section. In no particular order... (photos should be clickable to get the full-sized versions where applicable) Mr. Bohnert's sunlit cruiser bohnert_1 Bryce's VFR, standing out in the crowd: bryce_1 Clay's flat tracker bringing sexy to the party: clay_1 Dan Yowell's R6/HDR: dan_yowell_1 Mr. Gillenwater's Maximus Veus: gillenwater_1 Kevin Kocher's traipsing 'Strominator: kevin_kocher_1 Will Munck's Painted Italian Water Monster: will_munck_1 What say ye...?