VF750C Magna

 

 

 

Arvid's Logbook!

Hi, and welcome to my log page! On this page I will write about what I'm doing with my bike, rides I take and other stuff that's worth writing about.

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ALL THE TIME: RIDE, RIDE, RIDE!

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Saturday 07 August 2004
Hmmm....! Maybe it's time to start writing in this log again?! I haven't done much riding this year. At the moment I'm not supposed to ride a motorcycle, I'm trying to get back on my feet after a knee injury.

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Thursday 21 March 2002
Finally I have time to update my log, the winter has been some long boring months. I've been riding now and then, January was a great month, no snow and between 5 & 12 Cº . I've also made a webpage for the local Harley-Davidson dealer, that's why this page have been neglected by me lately. I'll try to update this page more often!

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Friday 28 September 2001
I did it again! This time I modified the Jardine Megaphones, I removed the baffles, drilled some extra holes in them, removed the old fiberglass and used a better sort of fiberglass (used to reduce sound on big ventilation systems). The pipes are still very loud, but the sound is much deeper :-)

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Monday 03 September 2001
The first autumn ride - On Friday (31.aug) I borrowed a Harley XL1200 Sportster from
Harley-Davidson Bergen for the weekend. My girlfriend, Christel, was supposed to ride this bike, but because of the hard clutch I had to ride it, while she was riding my Magna. It was raining a lot, as usual, but we left home at 17:00. First we drove to Voss, refilled the bikes gas tanks, and continued to the ferry (Bruravik - Brimnes). We left the ferry and headed for Odda 15min later, we spent the night there, at Hotell Tyssedal.
On Saturday the rain had stopped, but the roads were still wet. We leaved the hotel at 10:00 and crossed the mountain to Røldal, there we left E11 and used the "small" curvy roads to Sauda, a very beautiful route (sorry, no pictures!). Then we drove to the ferry (Ropeid - Sand), one more fjord had to be crossed (Nesvik - Hjelmeland) before we could continue to Tau and the ferry to Stavanger. We spent the night at Christel's sisters apartment.
On Sunday we turned towards Bergen again, and after 5 1/2 hours we were back home. A nice, relaxing weekend was over, 650km on a Harley was no big deal, and Christel loved riding the Magna. I look forward to our next autumn ride! 

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Monday 02 July 2001
Ahhhh...! Home sweet home! After 2 weeks in Greece it's nice to be back home again, I have a nice tan too. The only thing I miss is the sun, the beaches, the ..... , argggh... can someone please give me a new ticket to Greece!

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Monday 04 June 2001
Me and Christel had a nice ride with a friend of mine, and some friends of him. We drove from Skansen in Bergen Centrum - Dale - Straume - Eidslandet - Mo in Modalen -  Knarvik - Bergen Centrum. We stopped in Mo for something to eat and after a phone call with Erik we decided to meet him in Knarvik and ride together to Bergen Centrum. In Centrum we had a coffee before we drove back home.

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Sunday 06 May 2001
Sparkling sun today! I had a nice trip together with Erik today, we drove from my home at Flaktveit - Indre Arna - Gulbotn - Rolvsvåg - Os - Bergen Centrum - Flaktveit, about 105km. We stopped in Os and had a coffee, before we drove to Fisketorget in Bergen Centrum. The sun was shining and we walked around, talking with other motorcyclists who also enjoyed the sunshine. After some hours in Centrum we drove back home. A nice day!

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Monday 23 April 2001
I removed the headlight and front turn signals today, then I replaced the headlight with a 8" Bates style headlight, and the turn signals with some fork mounted turn signals. To avoid increased speed on the turn signal flashing, I replaced the relay with a relay (Biltema part# 42-140) without the warning function. 

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Sunday 22 April 2001
In spite of a terrible influenza I went out riding today, I just had to! The sun was shining and my friends wouldn't stop tempting me (they only had to ask once!) . The four of us; Erik, Frode, Ronny and Me drove into Bergen Centrum and enjoyed the sun at Fisketorget. After a coffee and some time in the sun, we drove back home. After all, I'm sick and should have spent the day in bed. 

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Tuesday 17 April 2001
New pictures of my bike taken today, they will soon be on my picture page. 

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Friday 13 April 2001
Really nice weather today! The sun is shining from a blue sky, but it's cold outside ( +5 C ). I replaced the brake fluid and removed the passenger seat today. Then I took the bike for a ride to Bergen Centrum and back. Not more than 40km, but BRRRRR...!!. It was f*#"§ng cold! 

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Tuesday 10 April 2001
Fixed some small electrical problems on the bike ( bad connections in the alarm etc. ), changed the oil and oil filter.

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Thursday 5 April 2001
My Kuryakyn ISO-grips arrived at the post office today. Impatient as I am, I picked them up at once. And of course I had to install them to! They look really nice, pictures will be on this page very soon.

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