In 02 I found this site, I was 13 and instantly latched on. Probably my autism but when I get into somthing I go harrrrrrrd.
Eventually found a red 50v for $300 in great shape with a stripped exhaust and got a nos top end and exhaust from mopagen. Sweeeet bike! My first ride was around the sellers property, I was hooked..
About a year into owning it the engagement lever assy on the driven pulley exploded at 35 sending the arm several inches into my thigh. That hurt... I then stored it under a tarp for a few months and everything degraded. Dum
Posted it for sale cheap and I met an older fellow who came by to buy it. He passed but he took my number....six months later he called me up, you wanna buy my Magnum?? I declined and told him I couldn't afford it. He replied $400. And screamed yes!!
I went to pick it up and was greeted with 4 nos hobbits. 6 great maxis, and a pretty good Magnum sitting there...ride the Magnum forever...miss that bike