Readers Rides: Page 2
V65 Sabre FOR SALE!!
Owner: Tom O'Donnell
I bought this bike in the summer of '99 from a 78 year old gentleman for a very reasonable price. He was the original owner, and bought it out of the crate in 1986 as a left-over. He included all of the scheduled service records as well as a service manual. He went down on the bike one time, but had minimal damage. I felt good knowing that I bought the bike from a guy that took really good care of it. How much hot-rodding can a guy in his "golden years" do? I have been riding it year round all over Florida, and plan to take a few major road trips in the near future.
Eric Nelson's V65 Magna
Gary Blakey's V65 Magna
This bike was purchased in Tennessee by my nephew, who works as an
Electrical Engineer for Toyota. He spent most of last winter restoring
bike from front to back. It has had new seals and shocks all around.
clutch and a more traditional handle bar setup have been added. A Holeshot
exhaust system has also been added and the carburetors have been rejetted
filtered to match. Yes, it has had an oil modification done to the engine.
It now uses Mobil 15-50 synthetic oil. It has a Corbin seat as well
radial tires on both front and back. I choose to use Splitfire plugs,
the hopes of getting maximum power out of a stock engine. My nephew
thinking of trading this bike to a new Suzuki 1200 last summer, so I
offer and bought it for myself! The color was changed from a maroon
silver, with the idea of brightening up the bike. You may have noticed
bike has been slightly lowered from its factory setting in an attempt
lower the center of gravity a little, thus making it a bit more
rider-friendly around town. It is a great ride with awesome power from
to red line!!!