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Old 09-07-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Lets see your Honda Shadow ...

Long distance riding is something that we all enjoy. Some bikes are better for this than others. I will agree that the Shadow is not the best bike for this hobby but for some of us we either bought our bikes before we started this hobby or it is all they can afford at the time. I fall in both of these catagories.


I have enjoyed my Shadow but I also look forward to getting a bike better suited for LD riding. Hopefully a Goldwing!

But until then I will continue to adapt my Shadow to suit my riding. Here is a photo of my 2007 Shadow VT750DC




I have just ordered a tank bag from Areosmith and a luggage rack and front floorboards from Honda.

This photo was taken in my back yard. I will post a new photo when my accessories are put on.

Please feel free to post photos of your Shadow and mods.
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ki4idb screwed with this post 09-09-2008 at 06:46 PM Reason: Photo bucket moved my photo.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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This will end in a dogpile.
Why? Because of the Areosmith tank bag? I think not.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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For some reason photobucket moved my photo ... I got it fixed and the picture shows up again in this thread ...

Anyone one else have a Shadow to share??
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:34 AM   #5
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AMIGO ki4idb so what do you like/dislike about your bike? I have seen this bike and I think it's good solid middle weight that can give me everything I need (even 2 up) and it will not be so out of the question for a total newbie (wife) to learn to ride on one of this.

I ask here : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354744 abobut these bikes and got some good answers BUT at first everybody try to sell me something else (and nothing wrong with that).

For my needs they are simple, low maintenance, good MPG (over 45 or 50) 2 up ok (yes I Gold wing would be nice but I don't have the cash) and highway speeds (60-70 mph when 2 up) The 0-60 mph I don't care.

Thanks for the info you or any other person could have.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:04 AM   #6
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AMIGO ki4idb so what do you like/dislike about your bike? I have seen this bike and I think it's good solid middle weight that can give me everything I need (even 2 up) and it will not be so out of the question for a total newbie (wife) to learn to ride on one of this.

I ask here : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354744 abobut these bikes and got some good answers BUT at first everybody try to sell me something else (and nothing wrong with that).

For my needs they are simple, low maintenance, good MPG (over 45 or 50) 2 up ok (yes I Gold wing would be nice but I don't have the cash) and highway speeds (60-70 mph when 2 up) The 0-60 mph I don't care.

Thanks for the info you or any other person could have.

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I actually love this bike. I get an avarage of 51 mpg all day long. My wife and I are 2 up alot and have taken many a day trip of 75 - 200 miles. Last month we put 450 miles on this bike 2 up. We live in a small town so to go any where we have to get on the highway and have no problems in traffic and pass slower vehicles without issue. However ... the big trucks do blow us around a bit.

I do plan on getting a Wing as soon as my truck is paid off, but will keep the Spirit because it is fun to ride and my wife can handle it without issue. It is a great bike for the money!!

My bike is an '07 and I have had no problems with it. It has been bullet proff and I love that it is water cooled.

Before this bike I had a Yahama Virgo 750 ... it was a little bigger and shaft driven but it seemed to spend half of its life in the shop. I got the Yahama very used and that might have just been a problem with that one bike.

Overall ... I have been real happy with my Shadow. This is my 3rd honda ... I had a '74 CB250t, a '79 CB350t and they have all been great bikes. Why I ever bought a Suzuki or Yamaha I never now .... they make great bikes but my Honda have been so good I am not sure why I ever went to another brand.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:14 AM   #7
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One of the best bikes I ever rode. Back to basics in a good way. Enough power, great looks, cheap, Honda reliable, whats not to love??

From Bike Photos - Road Trip 2004



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Old 09-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #8
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One of the best bikes I ever rode. Back to basics in a good way. Enough power, great looks, cheap, Honda reliable, whats not to love??
That is a great looking Shadow ... you still riding it?
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:29 AM   #9
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Nope, I'm good for 6 months or so for a bike since that one. Was great and I think I got 8000 miles on it before I sold it
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:06 PM   #10
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I'm not on a shadow, but it's the same idea.



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Old 09-12-2008, 02:27 PM   #11
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crappy picture, but I sold it last week so I can't get any more. Awesome, maintenance free bike to own as my first bike. Sold it because it wasn't very comfortable at 6'4" and was generally just a little too boring to ride. Highly recommend to anyone that just wants a bike to ride with the least amount of maintenance and doesn't mind putzing around the weekends.

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Old 09-12-2008, 03:16 PM   #12
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Picked up a few items for the bike this week ...

Cobra Floorboard -



Rear Rack -



Leather Dash Bag -



I am still waiting on my tank bag that I ordered.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:00 PM   #13
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:11 PM   #14
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VLX600 checking in.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:04 PM   #15
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I'm suprised with all the Shadows out there that this thread was so low.

Traded my 1998 Sportster XL1200 for this 2007 VT750 and am enjoying the ride so far. Added Givi bags and turned the risers around for some height on the bars. More changes in the future I'm sure but in it's current state in these pics.






I am interested in seeing other Shadow owners sign in with pics. So if you have some please post them.
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