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02-11-2013 04:10 PM
OleDirtyDoc v65's are 41 i think
02-11-2013 04:01 PM
Wolfie If you can get the whole front end, do that...if the upper tubes are the same diameter, you can probably slip the whole sheebang right into the VN triple tree. No need messin with the neck or brakes then...38mm btw...

Just looked here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Magna and the tubes are either 37, 39 or 41mm...figures...all BUT, lol...

02-10-2013 10:02 PM
OlHossCanada Hope you are right Wolfie.
It would be sweet to get a free tire to ride on for a summer or two.
I only put 3-4,000 km on the scoot last year, mostly commuting to work from May 11 to mid October.

I get 6 weeks of holidays this year so I may make a few day trips or overnighters up to the mountains to find some twisty roads to ride. Might be able to wear out that tire in one season if I can ride enough.

According to this link the front brakes are dual discs, but does not give diameter or thickness:

Honda Magna v65

The Magna v65, produced in 1983-1986 (the year after its smaller counterpart, the v45), was the first production bike with a 1/4 mile time of less than 11 seconds. Its range of power is impressive, and boasts a 105 bhp engine.

* Engine: dohc 4-valve 90-degree V-four
* Displacement: 1098 cc
* Transmission: 6 speed
* Seat height: 32.0 in (813 mm)
* Final Drive: Shaft Cooling: Liquid
* Brakes: Dual Disc-Front, Single Disc-Back

"The Honda Magna v65 is freaking fast. Don't even try to compete with it."
02-10-2013 09:09 PM
Wolfie Axle should be the same...you may need to shim it if youre just doing a wheel swap....Im just really not sure about the brake setup...if its a single disk, more than likely its a larger diam disk too, and you'd also need the caliper.
Put it this way...the Honda wheel fits Harleys with Showa forks....I seen an Angel outta NYC with one on his FX...
You should be able to manage a wheel swap...

02-10-2013 07:31 PM
OlHossCanada Thanks for the info and opinions everyone.
I am not sure if the Magna's forks suffered any damage in the spill or not.
I will only do the swap if it is a direct fit with no permanent mods to the bike or forks.
After all this is only supposed to be a way to save a hundred bucks or so for a new tire.
The VN wheel will be reshod and returned to service when the free tire wears out.

I will take some measurements on the Magna wheel next time I go out, or take it off for a trial fit on the Vulcan when the VN wheel comes off for new rubber.

But with my luck I will probably get a chance to try out using zip ties to dismount and remount the front tire on the wheel like someone posted here in the past few days.
02-10-2013 06:27 PM
Wolfie Well, kinda same as comparing the VN and the EN...same axles and wheels, just the tubes are a different diam (VN fatter)...its the inner distance between the lowers which Ol Hoss really needs to know.
And for actual fork swaps, necks can be cut down and re threadded...but example...some have put VN1500 forks on their 750s with just a bearing swap I believe....I think Im gonna go springer anyways, lol...

02-10-2013 01:39 PM
OleDirtyDoc no the v65 definatly isn't on the list,although the 45 is.
02-10-2013 01:33 PM
OleDirtyDoc All Balls Racing has a fork swap conversion.it states what other bikes share the same fork bearings as the one you looking for.it doesn't state about stem length,though.

02-10-2013 12:28 AM
OleDirtyDoc don't see the v65 on the list of compatable forks.gonna see if i can find axle diameter.wait a min.Wolfie allready did that.
02-10-2013 12:02 AM
OleDirtyDoc vn 750 forks are 38mm.v65 are 41mm.will look into bearing sizes on the neck and get back to you to see if you can swap entire front end.with the 18" wheel,just lower the rear a little to bring the rake back.
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