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Old 10-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Brought the 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit home today

Well I bought the 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit I have been looking at today.

They were asking $6999 and I got it for $6699 with no added fees. Ok deal I guess. The dealer is close to me. It rode good on the way home.

Now I got to get some accessories for it.



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Old 10-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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cool!

I hope you will come out and play....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=543154
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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Nice looking bike. Those are really affordable, quality motorcycles if you like the cruiser thing.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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Im not super into cruisers but thats a really nice looking stock bike. The guy that works across the hall from me has a Shadow and cris crossed the nation on it. Think he's got 88k on it..... he loves it
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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Congrats nice looking bike.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:58 PM   #6
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Glad you decided to pull the trigger on it. Hope you have a lot of smiles and run through a lot of gas, tires, and oil with it.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:10 PM   #7
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Congrats! Your post reminded me of a 92 VT1100 that I greatly enjoyed (and wish I'd kept).
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:16 AM   #8
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SWEET! Congrats man ... well done! Enjoy!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:53 AM   #9
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Looks like a lot of bike for the money. Congrats !!
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:39 AM   #10
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My brother has an '08 Spirit. Has cobra exhaust, K&N air filter, and re-jetted carb. REALLY nice bike. Perfect size, and very punchy. I'd be happy with the 750 be it for commuting or piling up the highway miles.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #11
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Thanks guys. I ordered a rack and sissy bar pad today. Now I'm looking for a windshield.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:54 AM   #12
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Shadows are great bikes. I have a 2007 Aero 750 and it is fun to ride, and gets 52-55mpg no matter how hard I push it.

Look at the National Cycle Switchblade 2 Up windshield. A bit more $ than the fixed windshields, but works great.

The other thing you may want to consider is doing the tank punch mod. Filling up the tank is a PIA, and the mod takes care of that:

http://shadowaero750.com/8.aspx
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #13
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Thanks guys. I ordered a rack and sissy bar pad today. Now I'm looking for a windshield.
My wife has this windshield on her Shadow. Really smooth with no buffeting. Being removable sure makes it easier to clean the bike.
http://www.nationalcycle.com/catalog...tchBlade.shtml
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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Nice bike!
Regarding the tank:
The mod refers to an Aero, which is another model. I have a fuel injected Shadow Spirit like the OP and I see no need to modify the tank. Filling up is easy and mess-free. By the way, here in Sweden we got round mirrors, not square, and the round ones look even better, IMO.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #15
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Very nice bike. I sure hope you don't get any flat tires.

As for the cruiser thing, I love them, not as much for the look as for the comfortable riding position, and the ability to add racks, sissy bars, saddlebags, and various other ways of carrying stuff that sport type bikes don't have. They make very practical commuters and touring bikes. But I also don't believe a bike has to be a Harley copy to be a cruiser. At least the Shadow Spirit is not nearly as much a Harley copy as what Yamaha and Kawasaki make. I like the feel of a v-twin, but you can get the same feel from a parallel twin just by staggering the crankpins.
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