Honda Shadow 750 RS

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by dynamos2000, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Vial Style

    Vial Style PRO ANTI

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    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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  2. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    883 Sporster - very nice bike indeed
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  3. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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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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  4. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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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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  5. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    that's a good looking bike. I hope you enjoy it. Where did you get it?
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  6. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    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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  7. KB

    KB Banned

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  8. lcseds

    lcseds Adventurer

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    Nice bike. Congrats.
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  9. dynamos2000

    dynamos2000 is boinking your mom

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    100 mile super mini review: I LOVE THIS BIKE.




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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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    My helmet was responsible for killing no less than 5 butterflies today
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    Thin profile like the 883
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  10. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    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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  11. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    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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  12. Outlander2188

    Outlander2188 Ready to plunder

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    That is a sweet little bike. If my mom wasn't so hell-bend on owning a Harley, I would totally suggest this bike to her.
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  13. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Nice looking ride!.Just curious,the plastic "rocker" covers, I presume they are ornimental.....covering up unpolished metal?.Also,tell us about your gas mileage as the bike accumulates miles!. TIA

    Whats the ground clearence?.
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  14. Infallible

    Infallible Into the Wild Blue Yonder

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  15. Outlander2188

    Outlander2188 Ready to plunder

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    lol I'm dead serious. She couldn't pick up an 883 if it dropped, yet she refuses to consider lighter/smaller bikes. Go figure :huh
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  16. dynamos2000

    dynamos2000 is boinking your mom

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    Like my old Shadow Aero, I just drilled three small holes in each pipe. Sounds even better (not too loud at all but you can hear it over the wind easily)
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  17. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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    That is a nice looking bike! I like that it has a fairly standard seating position and isn’t overly low compared to the tank, etc. Is that paint flat or matte instead of a gloss finish? It looks tough.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  18. PalePhase

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    Great-looking bike! :nod The Honda stylists showed commendable restraint this time, and it just looks right.

    I agree on the standard peg placement. In addition to being more comfortable, I would think they would make it a lot easier to handle the bike.
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  19. Dave37

    Dave37 Been here awhile

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    The Shadow RS looks great. I looked at one up close today at the dealer. What is the point of the drum rear brake though? Just for looks, or is Honda trying to save some money or what?
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  20. dynamos2000

    dynamos2000 is boinking your mom

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    its on the standard aero so I'm thinking its the whole sharing parts / being cheap thing. Id rather see a disk back there but it works just fine.
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