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Many factory accessories for Magnums were originally sold (5-star rims, [[Mofast]] exhausts, Zeta big bore [[kit]]s, and headlight fairings) and are still quite desirable for the increased stability and mod-ability with the numerous after-market parts available today.
 
Many factory accessories for Magnums were originally sold (5-star rims, [[Mofast]] exhausts, Zeta big bore [[kit]]s, and headlight fairings) and are still quite desirable for the increased stability and mod-ability with the numerous after-market parts available today.
  
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Re: So who are you? what do you do? lets share.
 
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harold
 
Date Posted: 10-22-07 19:04
 
well now my little run on paragraph seems tiny.
 
 
Im harold, My legal name is Harold Bernard Smith IV. My mom hated that name so she called me Blake. I have always been really annoying. i push every button around me just to see what it does.
 
 
My first passion was martial arts. I started at the age of 4 and didnt quit till i was 17. I traveled all over the US competing in tournaments and eventually got 3rd place in the under 18 black belt ATA full contact sparring nationals. I went to dance class. i took tap, ballet, jazz and hip hop. I also took gymnastics and used to be able to do all kinds of crazy flips. Now i can barely do a cartwheel.
 
 
I developed a passion for herbology. grew my own garden, worked at an herb store for 2 years. I devolped a passion for buddhism, was vegetarian for 5 years until i realized i was skinny as shit.
 
 
i was a TOTAL whore in highschool. lying, cheating, breaking hearts. Then i got mine broken and was fucked for a whole year. started smoking pot, a LOT of pot. went to college and started smoking even more. did mushrooms, did opium, did exstacy, sold this hot chick 1 gram of weed. she smoked it, passed out in the hall and fucking knarked on me. i got kicked out.
 
 
moved to japan and spent 4 months teaching english. that was awesome. came back and went to school again. got a roomate, who started dealing meth. smoked it once to try it. started smoking a lot. i was 118 pounds at one point. i didnt see any of my friends anymore including mcbain. all my friends were online inside everquest. i ran one of the biggest guilds on the most "hardcore server" for a long time. eventually i started hacking the game, caused lots of chaos, eventually got caught and had all my accounts banned.
 
 
my parents realized i had a problem and i blammed it on everquest. they had no idea i was smokiing meth. moved back in with them and slept for like 3 weeks straight. only smoked meth once since then and it was a HUGE MISTAKE i will never make again.
 
 
Went to scottsdale community college for a while. decided i needed a big change in life. signed up for the army like 3 weeks before the whole afghanistan shit happened. went to fort benning gorgia and got booted from boot camp 8 weeks into training. I got pnemonia, then bronchitis then my childhood asthma came back. the drill sgt made me do pushups all day instead of run. eventually i dislocated my left shoulder cause i was doing so many pushups. they took xrays and saw all the scar tissue from previous injuries and told me to get the fuck out.
 
 
Moved back to AZ. started looking to get laid after having been surrounded by guys for 3 months. met Katie and had some wild sex. she was planning on moving to SF for school at the end of the summer so it was awesome. no strings no pressure. eventually 2 weeks before she moved i realized i was in love with her and the AZ sucks. at a party i announced that i was gonna move to SF and Mcbain said HEY I WANT TO GO TO!
 
 
so i moved out here, found us a place and mcbain came up. eventually i crashed my car and totalled it. i bought an electric skateboard and broke that like 4 times.
 
got a moped and you know the rest.
 
 
oh yeah and please dont publish this. i dont tell many people that the "stretch marks" on my back are actually meth burns.
 
 
==Customization==
 
==Customization==
 
There are many different customizations of Magnums:
 
There are many different customizations of Magnums:

Revision as of 02:08, 22 September 2009

The Puch Magnum is a top-tank moped that was only sold in America.

Model Differences

The Magnum was first released in 1978 with two models: the XK and MKII

  • The XK was red (rumor has it there may have been blue also) and had spoke wheels and an E50 motor. Front forks and rear shocks were spring loaded and not all that great.
  • The MKII was silver with green stripes and decals and had snowflake mag wheels, the two speed ZA50 motor, and is fitted with oil injection. Front and rear suspension was hydraulic, which is heavier but makes for a much smoother ride.
  • The XK was later replaced with the Magnum II, also silver and green, and had a ZA50 two speed, and spring suspension and no oil injection.
  • The 2nd MKII was the coveted Brown and Gold (UPS) version, with that same features as the earlier version, plus gold 5 star mag wheels.
  • The Magnum MKII LTD was the final magnum released, with all the MKII features, plus a better dash (with an optional tachometer) and marked (###/500), key ignition, turn signals, black controls, a front fairing and windscreen, and a special paint scheme: white and red. The 5 stars have a red stripe on the sides, and the tank has a commemorative decal. It was said only 500 were sold, but rumors say possibly 500 were released on each coast.

Popularity

The Puch Magnum is arguably the most sought after ped in Moped Army. Reasons magnums are popular

Many factory accessories for Magnums were originally sold (5-star rims, Mofast exhausts, Zeta big bore kits, and headlight fairings) and are still quite desirable for the increased stability and mod-ability with the numerous after-market parts available today.


Customization

There are many different customizations of Magnums:

  • Honda MB5 front ends and wheels make for a bigger, heavier bike, but allows for disc brakes, increased stability at speed and a very different look
  • Mini-Magnum's have Maxi forks and shocks, making a low-rider Magnum (it's also lighter), some are stock, and some have been chopped for the popular "cafe" look
  • "Cafe" styled Magnums generally have racks, fenders and all other accessories removed and are fitted with clubman or drop bars
  • Different motors have been fitted, including Tomos A35, A55, Lifan engines, and more.

Wiring Diagrams

The following are internal links to wiring diagrams for various Puch Magnum models:


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