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Old 06-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #16
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:37 PM   #17
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Damn...wish my smugmug wasnt expired.

My first two bikes were shadows (600 then an 1100). The (bright purple) 600 took me (got me laughed at) all over the oilfield. The 1100 got me from Houston to Halifax.

It also blew its charging system and gave me the opportunity to get a jump every ~100 mi from Chicago on home. I was broke and knew even less about what I was doing back then. Oh well.

Great bike. I loved it til someone hit it with their car. I hear the charging system is usually suspect...apparently soldering the three stator wires instead of using the plastic connector helps frequently (it melts).

My buddy got one for his first as well (an 85 1100)...I burned up his clutch the other day. They may not be the best choice for burnouts. Or I may not be the best at doing burnouts. Either way. :)
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #18
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I have owned a 97 600,




a 99 1100,



and now my 07 750.
Like them all.
Size doesn't matter as long as your OK with yourself.

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Old 06-29-2011, 03:48 PM   #19
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This was my first bike. Plenty of power for 2 up (at least for me and the missus). Seen here with a rack replacing the passenger seat.



Being the newb that I was, I sold it after getting my SV650A. I have since acquired a 78 Goldwing to replace it, but I miss that Shadow ACE.

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:10 PM   #20
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Just filled up. 120 miles on 1.77 gallons. My math = 67MPG
Rode about 50 of them two up (wife on board).
Not sure if that's because I don't jump on it or I installed E3 spark plugs, but I am very happy with the petro numbers!
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #21
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This was my first bike. Plenty of power for 2 up (at least for me and the missus). Seen here with a rack replacing the passenger seat.



Being the newb that I was, I sold it after getting my SV650A. I have since acquired a 78 Goldwing to replace it, but I miss that Shadow ACE.

That is a nice looking exhaust. Pretty sure they came that way, right? Either way it looks really good.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #22
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Here is my camping set up. After 10 years and 20k miles I am thinking of selling her. I keep changing my mind. I have a Burgman 400 and a Kymco Agility 125 and its a mater of space and up keep cost.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #23
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Nice camping setup. I dig the sheepskin.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #24
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Here is my camping set up. After 10 years and 20k miles I am thinking of selling her. I keep changing my mind. I have a Burgman 400 and a Kymco Agility 125 and its a mater of space and up keep cost.
For med. to long distance the Shadow's displacement would be better that the other two...upkeep on the Shadow ='s penny's.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:23 PM   #25
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Initially I was going to buy a sportster...but then found out they lowered it again!.....Shadow RS750 had/has much better ground clearence.....so here I am.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #26
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Last August, a Honda dealer near me had this 2011 Phantom for $6599 + prep and tax. I was bikeless at the time and jumped.
I blinged it up a tiny bit and this summer I think I will go on a 10,000+ mile roadtrip with it. So far I like it.







My wife likes it better than the Versys I had. It's "more her style".
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:28 AM   #27
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Price for new/leftover RS?

A dealer here in DE is offering the 2010 Shadow RS for $5999.

I've not paid too much attention to this model but that did catch my attention. Does that seem like a fair price? If I had my druthers I'd like mag wheels and a larger fuel tank but neither are "deal breakers: to me as most of my riding would be local.

Thank you.

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Old 07-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #28
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A dealer here in DE is offering the 2010 Shadow RS for $5999.

I've not paid too much attention to this model but that did catch my attention. Does that seem like a fair price? If I had my druthers I'd like mag wheels and a larger fuel tank but neither are "deal breakers: to me as most of my riding would be local.

Thank you.

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A bit late,but an answer is better than none. If it's a 2010 leftover....fantastic price!.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #29
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My trip on the Phantom ended up being a little over 7000 miles

Not once did I wish for more power

It did great













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Old 12-31-2013, 06:01 PM   #30
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My trip on the Phantom ended up being a little over 7000 miles

Not once did I wish for more power

It did great













Siyeh.....if your still around this forum,what running boards did you put on your bike?.
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