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My other ride

Discussion in 'Other Motorcycles' started by Moparmaniacca, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Moparmaniacca

    Moparmaniacca New Member

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    Here's my other bike I'm currently working on, a 1985 Honda V65 Sabre. The power this bike has is amazing. I plan on tearing into it over the winter, new wheel bearings, head bearings, brakes, etc... I am removing the heavy fairing from the front and will probably end up with a smaller windshield or a Nighthawk style small fairing.




    sabre front.jpg sabre side.jpg sabre teardown.jpg
     
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    Nice, I'd keep the fairing though, looks vintage
     
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    They're nice bikes, I had a 1985 v65 Magna, one of the best bikes I've ever owned. (Also had an xj900) If it's a high kilometer engine then you should have a good look at the cams. Probably need a re-grind, there's a guy I've used near Vancouver "Colt Cams" he has the vf1000F profile, they'll look like new.
     
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    Nice bike! Funny you posted that, I was just reading reviews of the bike that scared me off motorcycles for 34 years: the Honda V45 Interceptor. I got the wheel off the ground in 3 gears then decided it was smarter to buy a Celica instead. Probably why I'm around today but I wish I'd got back to bikes a little earlier though. That V65 Sabre was supposed to be wickedly powerful and a nice bike to ride too. I'm with the "keep the fairing" camp. It reminds me of the fairing on my 750RL, fits the period.
     

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