Honda Magna Carbs Install (Part 1)
Had to pull the carbs on my '86 VF700C Magna. The following video made by "pauljt98" is a great video tutorial on how to remove them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh-UOplGXzU After the rebuild of the carbs, I was going nuts (as usual) reinstalling them. The usual method of just pushing them in was not working for me this time as it had every time in the past. I did a google search and found the following page: http://users.metro2000.net/~cdc/magna/tech%20section%20and%20issues/carbure tors/carburetor%20installation/carburetor%20installation.htm It worked liked a charm with a couple of modifications of my own. So, I am posting this video as an ALTERNATE method. Here is a link to a great method made by another V4 owner that is another great method to use when simply pushing them in does not work: http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/howto/Carbs/carbs.html To my demise though, I had a faulty o-ring on one of the fuel joiners and had to pull the carbs out again. I decided to make my misfortune an opportunity to make a video of how to use the rachet strap method of installation. One thing I did differently than the author of that page did, was I re-used my existing boots. Another thing I do differently is that I leave the boots on cylinders 2&4 loose and tilted forward. This should help save alot of hair from being pulled out. I hopes this helps Magna and Sabre owners alike. Many thanks to pauljt98 for the easy removal method and many thanks to Tony from the SabMag website on the rachet strap idea. I have a both a VF700 and a VF1100 and this method works on both (will work on the VF750 as well).
3rd Gen Honda Magna Timing Chain Tensioners / Lifter Assemblies
1994-2003 Honda Magna VF750C / VF750CD Timing Chain Tensioner Problem Analysis with Removal and Replacement. Stuff I wish I had known before starting the project.
1995 VFR 750F CARB CLEAN AND REHAB
Work on a bike that had been sitting for a long time.