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Old 08-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #16
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nice bike!

It should respond VERY well to an aftermarket exhaust and a PowerCommander (when available) - just those mods (properly done) really wake those bikes up.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:18 PM   #17
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In the 8000 dollar cruiser market, I would head to Guzzi V7 Classic or Bonneville SE, personally, but that is one sharp bike.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:31 PM   #18
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Looks nice. Congrats.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:20 PM   #19
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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 08-07-2010, 09:53 PM   #20
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On that bike a drum rear is adequate and it looks cool. It is less pron to lock-up, kind of like ABS when used with-in its limits.
That's the dumbest thing I've heard in a while.
To the OP, good on ya for getting the bike you wanted, and felt most comfortable with.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:10 PM   #21
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Nice bike...
Now, I'm just waiting for someone to trick one out like an XR1200...
I think this model is begging for someone to give it the street tracker treatment. It, of course needs a few upgrades, but the more I look at it, the more I see a real fun bike in the making..
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:19 PM   #22
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883 Sporster - very nice bike indeed
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:26 AM   #23
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I think the RS is a great little bike. For sure it's based on one of Honda's best townie cruisers.

Be sure and keep us updated on your impressions as you ride and get used to it.

Also, how big a boy are ya? Your dimensions might help others consider this machine.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:05 AM   #24
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Nice tidy machine. Congratulations. I had a Sportster once and would buy another one without thought, but I've owned way more Hondas. You'll be sick and tired of the color or something silly like that long before it ever fails you. Well done.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:24 AM   #25
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that's a good looking bike. I hope you enjoy it. Where did you get it?
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:25 AM   #26
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Nice bike...

It may be a Sportster wanna-be, but I like it. (I've always liked the Sportster also.) It seems to be a good option for people who don't care the spend the extra $$ for the Harley.

Now, I'm just waiting for someone to trick one out like an XR1200...
I don't think that the extra $100 dollars would be a deal breaker for most buyers.



Hey Dynamos congrats on the bike. Looks great! Looking forward to a long term report on the RS. Keep us updated.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:50 AM   #27
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[quote=Vial Style]That's the dumbest thing I've heard in a while.


Well, I guess my job here is done, Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:37 AM   #28
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Nice bike. Congrats.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:14 PM   #29
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The standard peg position is perfect for me - You can stand up at a stop without the peg being in the way. I had a bit of an issue with this on my sportster:












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Old 08-08-2010, 04:25 PM   #30
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nice bike!

It should respond VERY well to an aftermarket exhaust and a PowerCommander (when available) - just those mods (properly done) really wake those bikes up.
Don't change the exhaust. it looks and sounds just fine. You might gain 3 or 4 horsepower at the expense of more noise and and less driveability at lower RPM's. I'm not an engineer, I'm guessing neither are you, but the person that designed the exhaust and intake on that bike probably is. I bet he knows alot more about this stuff than we do. Besides i think the bike looks just fine the way it is. Enjoy it, great bike.
Looks like you might need a front tire soon though.
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