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post #1 of 8 Old 06-04-2003, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: You can never go home

In 1988, I bought a left-over (still new) 1984 bright red V65 Sabre. The bike was awsome. I enjoyed riding it but never really learned much about bikes back then. Anyway, I had a scare on it and sold it to buy a ring for my fiance. A choice I would later regret two-fold

Anyway, I have always wanted to replace it and I got to test ride a '84 Sabre tonight in pretty much MINT condition, along with a CBR1000. WOW, those bikes where great back in their day, but they just cant compare with todays machines. I cant bring myself to buy that bike now even though it has a lot of sentimental value. The memories are just a lot better than actual ride in comparison and the differences in my other current bikes. I think I would get into trouble fast on it. (Brakes and handleing are just no where near the same)

I guess this is not news to most, but it was an eye opener for an old coot like me ...
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Ya, I've found the same thing with cars. Used to be into muscle cars, had a 66 Mustang, 67 camaro, 69 camaro, etc. Last 5 years or so I've made enough money to drive new vehicles, and whenever I get in a friends older muscle car or hot rod, it feels so crude. Downright scary sometimes, 8' drum brakes dont do *#$& when the morons on the freeway decide now is a good time to slam on the brakes
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You could sell the ring back and buy the bikes anyway.
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They are fun bikes for what they were made to do and back in the day they were damn fast....still are really, just in a different way. The Magna's and Sabre's are very popular to this day.
We actually picked up a Super Magna yesterday....Honda made only a small number of them and it's pretty cool. I'd never heard of them until yesterday though.
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NH, here is a web site for ya.
http://www.supermagna.com/

I have a Super as well, 87. Nice bike, take it out every once in awhile but, it doesn't compare to the 9.
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It is pretty hard to point out to someone that road some 20 yrs ago that the 600 or 900+ we have now is so similiar to what they use to ride bar some bells & whistles & that they need to think seriously about what they might be buying now.
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Mojave954 : NH, here is a web site for ya. *
http://www.supermagna.com/

I have a Super as well, 87. *Nice bike, take it out every once in awhile but, it doesn't compare to the 9.
Kewl. Thanks!
This one is an 88. I guess there were about 3000 of them made.
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Re: You can never go home

This thread brings to mind a saying my dad has about the bikes of yesteryear - 'Good ol' days, my ass, those things sucked.'

I still have my 1985 RZ350, though. I won my first club race trophy on it in 1986 as a novice at Willow Springs.



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