I have a 84 V65 Magna that I have had now for about 9 years.
When found it had been sitting in an underground parking garage for about 5 years.
I didn't really know that much about them so I started looking them up on the net and decided I had to have the bike. I finally located the guy that owned it and he said he would sell it to me for 450 but I had to take the other bike that was sitting in the garage as well. It was a yamaha 650 maxim.
Anyway I took the bikes home and started working on the magna.
the V4 configuration on the carbs make them a royal bitch to get in and out.
I got a rebuild kit for those and cleaned at least a 1/4 inch of dried nasty ass old gas out of the bowls. Drained the coolant system and replaced the thermostat. Replaced the battery, fuel filter, brake lines with SS and tires with Dunlop D205's.
I have been ridding her since without really a problem and now have 46,300 miles on her. I took a 5 hour ride down to my mom and Step dads cabin in WV over the weekend and back to Columbus with a total of a little over 500 miles and she never missed a beat.
Oh yea I have also replaced the handle bars with lower drag style bars and put a KN filter on.
If I can find a pic I will post.
Live to ride, but ride to ride another day!