What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Honda VF500 Magna and Interceptor covers all cruiser and sport bike versions of Honda’s smallest V-four motorcycle. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English, perfect for the young mechanic. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.

Born out of Honda’s attempt to build the NR500, oval piston, four stroke grand prix bike, the V-four engine was the most advanced you could buy in an early 1980s motorcycle. By building a compact motor that was only as wide as a twin, with liquid cooling, power levels and smoothness leapfrogged over the air cooled four cylinder bikes everyone else made. The sporty VF500 Interceptor was the obvious place for such a sweet, high revving motor, but the V shape of the motor made a VF500C cruiser styled version a natural as well, dubbed the V30 Magna, after its displacement in cubic inches.

If you enjoy riding these now retro and rad 80s bikes,

you ought to get the Clymer motorcycle service manual to help with maintenance, troubleshooting & repair. From the basics like changing the oil adjusting valves to complete engine overhaul, it’s all covered. More detailed than the factory service manual,  our version is written and priced for the average Joe. And if you are going to go racing, this book is a must have to stay competitive every meet.

Get your copy here: Honda 500cc V-fours 1984-1986


VF500C Magna (V30) (1984-1986)

VF500F Interceptor (1984-1986)


  • SpecificationsM329 cover
  • Troubleshooting
  • Starting the engine
  • Maintenance and Tune-Up
  • Pre-ride inspection
  • Lubrication and Adjustments
  • Engine Overhaul
  • Clutch and Shifter
  • Transmission
  • Fuel System and Carburetor
  • Electrical System and Wiring
  • Charging System
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Drive Chain
  • Brakes
  • Front Fork and Steering Handlebar
  • Rear Suspension

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