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Old 08-07-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Honda Shadow 750 RS

I had my mind (mostly) made up to get a Super Low sportie and add some bigger shocks, etc. but I found myself going back and forth between it and the Shadow RS. I don't think I would have gone wrong either way but in the end I went with the Shadow.

Yeah, I know (most) all the negatives... plastic, chain final drive etc., but the bike is ready to go right from the start.

While the small tank first turned me off, I realized that there are things that are negative and things that I just perceive as negative. The eetsy beetsy tank on my tdub was never an issue so how would this be? I have a short commute and run around on the weekend, no biggie...

Lastly, I had a nightster and a Shadow Aero at one time and this is kinda melding the two together which is kinda cool. For a wannabe it seems to have a bit of character (yeah I said it) and I dig it.






**EDIT**
1st tank = 57.5mpg
2nd tank = 59.1mpg

granted these are indicated miles so I could be off by 10%
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:55 AM   #2
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That's a nice clean bike. Congrats!

Just curious, how many cc's is that?
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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Thanks! 745cc been around forever in the previous shadows, but recently added FI
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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Nice bike - looks very clean in black.

Any mods planned?
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:36 PM   #5
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Thanks! 745cc been around forever in the previous shadows, but recently added FI
Very cool. Seems like it has good power as well. Do you plan on adding anything to it? Or just keep it as a short distance commuter?
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:59 PM   #6
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its actually a sparkle dark grey (not sure what they call it but thats what it looks like).

The bike really sounds great stock so I'm not swappin any pipes. They have a backrest and luggage rack but I've gotta see it on another bike before I spend the money. Usually just use a backpack any more since I also use it at work, but I wouldn't mind a rack to put some things on.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:52 PM   #7
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Drum brake....really???
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:33 PM   #8
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its actually a sparkle dark grey (not sure what they call it but thats what it looks like).

The bike really sounds great stock so I'm not swappin any pipes. They have a backrest and luggage rack but I've gotta see it on another bike before I spend the money. Usually just use a backpack any more since I also use it at work, but I wouldn't mind a rack to put some things on.
Lots of aftermarket stuff out there. If you go with the Honda accessories ( more expensive ), it fits and works. But stick with whatever brand of stuff you start with so it all works together. I would have no problem having one of these in my garage.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:43 PM   #9
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its actually a sparkle dark grey (not sure what they call it but thats what it looks like).

The bike really sounds great stock so I'm not swappin any pipes. They have a backrest and luggage rack but I've gotta see it on another bike before I spend the money. Usually just use a backpack any more since I also use it at work, but I wouldn't mind a rack to put some things on.
If you shop carefully on eBay, you can sometimes find a deal on Leatherlyke sidecases for a couple of hundred bucks for a used set in excellent condition. I found some for my Magna that way, and they are about the same size as those for the Shadow. The Leatherlykes won't do anything for the looks while they are on the bike, but:

∙ They are detachable and when they are off, there are no unsightly brackets dangling from the accessory rails.

∙ They hold a LOT of stuff and keep the CG lower than a T-Bag or backpack of similar capacity would.

∙ They are mostly waterproof.

∙ They are lockable. Sometimes you just need to keep honest people honest, you know what I mean?
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:20 PM   #10
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Congrats! If you've not already run across it, here's a good Shadow resource and discussion forum: http://www.hondashadow.net/

Looking forward to your initial ride report.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:21 AM   #11
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I had my mind (mostly) made up to get a Super Low sportie and add some bigger shocks, etc. but I found myself going back and forth between it and the Shadow RS. I don't think I would have gone wrong either way but in the end I went with the Shadow.

Yeah, I know (most) all the negatives... plastic, chain final drive etc., but the bike is ready to go right from the start.

While the small tank first turned me off, I realized that there are things that are negative and things that I just perceive as negative. The eetsy beetsy tank on my tdub was never an issue so how would this be? I have a short commute and run around on the weekend, no biggie...

Lastly, I had a nightster and a Shadow Aero at one time and this is kinda melding the two together which is kinda cool. For a wannabe it seems to have a bit of character (yeah I said it) and I dig it.




My brother just got his moto license and I think this would be a perfect bike for him. Looks great too ! Congrats on the beautiful new bike
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:30 AM   #12
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I notice this bike is around 507 lbs wet (Honda website).
Thats about 50 lbs lighter than the Sportster.
Good on Honda for getting the weight down.
Light (er) weight and good styling makes this Honda a good viable choice.
I see all kinds of cool styling queues that could be done to this bike.
Kind of a 'Nightster' look. lol
I'll guess some good customization of this bike comes along before long.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:46 PM   #13
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Diggin the new colours http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...ese/#more-9621
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:56 PM   #14
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Yeah, that scheme is pretty badass.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:59 PM   #15
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And a very attractive Scrambler concept; http://www.bar-design.net/projects_s...scrambler.html
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