'82 Magna, beautiful bike! That was one of the bikes we used on our trip around the US (the other an '07 vfr800). It was a comfy son of a gun, after you get the handle bar positioning right. We ended up losing compression in one of the cylinders (cam lubrication is a common issue, and he forgot to do a valve adjustment beforehand) and ended up trading it in for a 1980 Yamaha xs850 triple.
Anyways welcome to the forums! If you've got any projects going on with the RC I'd love to heard about them!
P.S. Very jealous of the Wing
Good thing you got the XS850, the XS750 was a pile or junk.
I had a '78 XS750 and it was the worst bike I've ever owned.
They fixed a lot of the 750's problems on the 850.
Center-stand broke in half after the 3rd day of ownership.
Starter clutch died shortly thereafter, and the kick starter reduction gear ratio didn't allow the engine to spin over fast enough to catch, so it usually resulted in a push start each time.
And the bike suffered constant failure of the clutch pushrod seal, with oil puddling at the side stand.
This was caused by an external oil feed line to the gearbox right at the clutch pushrod seal. So the seal had to hold back a positive oil pressure while rotating and moving in and out during each gear change.
Initially it was a double-lip seal, then Yamaha switched to a triple-lip design which worked a bit longer, but it was still a lost cause.
I used to carry a pocket full of seals and could pop one out and install a new one in minutes.
I eventually got tired of it and sold it for a pittance in '81.
That was the last Yamaha street bike I owned until my '08 FZ1.
Which I might add, has been utterly reliable. Other than the typical maintenance items any bike goes through, only a battery and starter relay have needed replacement.
And my daughter's '08 FZ6 has been even more reliable, with only a starter relay needed a month ago in its history.
It gets the least attention of any bike I own, and it's always "the little engine that could".