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You might want to fix the title year.  Nice bike, I had two V-45s and they were a very modern bike for the time.  

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I imagine they ate cams like the Magna.

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8 hours ago, XXBirdSlapper said:

I imagine they ate cams like the Magna.

Not either of mine nor my 1000 Interceptor.

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18 hours ago, blackhawkxx said:

Not either of mine nor my 1000 Interceptor.

How many miles on yours? The issue is pretty well discussed.

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I never owned one, but long ago looked at buying one. Read up on the cam issue. There was a top end mod that supposedly improved oiling and cured the problem

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Don't eat bacon/cream cheese stuffed jalepenos before bed.   ...but if you do (I don't like V-bikes (OK, maybe an RC30 or RC51)) here is some light reading by/for the faithful:

 

http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~rblander/V4_cams.html

 

"Finally, don't be scared off a V4 just because of the cam problem. It's not as though the engine is going to explode any second. The service manager of a large Toronto dealership points out that even the worst cases were ridden into the shop running reasonably well. (This comment is from an article in Cycle Canada magazine.)

 

Despite all the fear of V4 cams, and the end of the huge Honda campaign to placate even the slightest cases of wear, it is entirely possible, given decent care, to have the cams stay sufficiently healthy for a good long time -- possibly longer than you would want to keep the bike anyway, ..."

 

The mod used to be $250.

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When I was getting rid of my motorcycles because I was told to, I took my V65 Sabre to the dealer to sell it.  They inspected it, and offered $1000 because the cams were bad.  Funny they went bad in two months, as I had checked the valves that March.

 

I sold it to a different dealer who offered me $1500 without checking the valves.

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6 hours ago, rockmeupto125 said:

When I was getting rid of my motorcycles because I was told to,

 

So Joe, Did you not believe her when she told you she did not like motorcycles?  

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9 hours ago, rockmeupto125 said:

When I was getting rid of my motorcycles because I was told to

I woulda asked for a second opinion.

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We used to get along, eh.  I remember a third gear wheelie up the entrance ramp with her on the back of my Yamaha turbo.  She seemed to enjoy that, as I was rewarded enthusiastically later that day.

 

Lots of water over that dam....

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Fun bike.  I had the early low boost version, then modded it to be a little over the late model's boost.

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Walt has a V65 just like that one.

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