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  • Thats a really sleek seat, you mind sharing what it is, and what it cost?

  • Its a saddlemen profiler... cost around 230 on ebay

  • Very nice - "snuggy"

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  • That looks like mine. I have the Hondaline Chrome Solo Rider Rear Carrier.

  • Thats a Cobra brand Luggage rack. I actually found it on Craigslist for 40 bucks. I think they are around 100 new. It is SUPER handy, and I must admit, looks a lot better than the back seat.

  • I have a back rest too. I'll post a picture.

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  • They look like the h-drag bars with a 6' riser attached...close?

  • Not real sure. They came on bike when I bought it, let me post a better pic

Antone ever put Drag bars or short t bars on their ACE AERO tired of the stock... — Honda Shadow Aero

Antone ever put Drag bars or short t bars on their ACE/AERO?..tired of the stock bars and want something more comfortable.......also anyone use a lowering kit for the rear? What do you think?

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  • I have drag bars on mine. Love them.

  • Do you have any photos can see......I am vertically challenged ..lol...and have short arms so the wide stretch of the stock ones irritate me after a while.......love to see what yours look like...use the same risers?

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  • i wil post some pics for you. the aero's risers and bars are one piece.

How many members on here own an SP1 or SP2. rideability performance V Storm — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

How many members on here own an SP1 or SP2? rideability/performance V Storm..

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  • Lets just put it this way .. a few years ago I told a mate of mine I'd bought a VTR, she straight away said "geex not the dog ugly one?" to which I replied no I didn't get an SP1 I got the good one

  • I think they look really really smart n with a few tweaks here n there...I suppose it's personal preference n my bike ain't getting any younger but if I let her go now,can still get decent money for her with the bits she has on her ...still no comments on performance but just be good as lots of them out there. Ho hummmm....

  • 'must' ...

Moving to SW Wales in summer and with all packing stress up and down the M way... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Moving to SW Wales in summer and with all packing/stress/up and down the M'way from end of May till we move, have had a big discussion on whether to sell my BEAUTIFUL storm??? IF I am only going to get the chance to ride her max of 6 times between now and moving may sell her (loads of extras on her) as been promised that if I do, I can console myself with an SP1 come August.....I know anyone would jump at an SP1 but its the parting of the ways that's got me....lol...Hubby is fantastic and I know I could have my new tart in the garage in August..Just bringing myself to sell her..Maybe May...

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  • Can't have both unfortunately...SP1 is GORGE, annoyed Vee Vtrs went before I was ready lol..Damn mighty fine steal they got there...so one like that would have me salivating all over the place!!

  • seperation anxiety......

  • tracy what hurts most is that 2 days after i sold it, i realised i had enough cash for the sp2 and didnt need to sell the sp1 :( wouldve liked to keep all 3 :(

A man is stranded on a desert island all alone for ten years One day he sees a... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

A man is stranded on a desert island, all alone for ten years. One day, he sees a speck in the horizon. He thinks to himself, "It's not a ship." The speck gets a little closer and he thinks, "It's not a boat." The speck gets even closer and he thinks, "It's not a raft." Then, out of the surf comes this gorgeous blonde woman, wearing a wet suit and scuba gear.

She comes up to the guy and she says, "How long has it been since you've had a cigarette?"

"Ten years!" he says.

She reaches over, unzips a waterproof pocket on her left sleeve and pulls out a pack of fresh cigarettes.

He takes one, lights it, takes a long drag and says, "Man, oh man! Is that good!"

Then she asks, "How long has it been since you've had a drink of whiskey?"

He replies, "Ten years!"

She reaches over, unzips her waterproof pocket on the right, pulls out a flask and gives it to him.

He takes a long swig and says, "Wow, that's fantastic!"

Then she starts unzipping this long zipper that runs down the front of her wet suit and she says to him, "And how long has it been since you've had some REAL fun?"

And the man replies, "My God! Don't tell me you've got a motorcycle in there!"

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  • lmao! love it....

After years of stalling and putting off helping my 19 year old son he has... — Honda Shadow Aero

After years of stalling and putting off helping my 19 year old son, he has recently completed the basic rider course, and today I helped him shop and buy a used Honda Sportbike. Oy........... Please keep him in your prayers!

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  • Just said a prayer. :-)

  • Oh yeah, big time prayers. I remember my first sport bike. OMG.

Hey folks have a bunch of stuff Im going to put up on EBay thought Id offer it... — Honda Shadow Aero

Hey folks- have a bunch of stuff Im going to put up on EBay- thought Id offer it up here first- all off a 2006 Honda Shadow Aero 750

1- Original air filter cover

1- K&N re-usable air filter (used 10 miles)

2- original amber turning signals

1-original single taillight

set of throwover generic leather saddlebags

More as I go through my stuff-

any questions or best offers-PM

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    Had a look at front tyre there is a small line in the middle of the surface you... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    Had a look at front tyre, there is a small line in the middle of the surface, you can hardly feel anything.Tyre is Michelin Pilot Road , production wk 51/2011

    Never seen it before, could it have to do with suspension ???

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    • Its OK.. I wouldnt worry about it.... Its all to do with Static electricity discharge due to the Nylon used in tyres..... Ive read a lot about it.. I had the same with my tyres....

    • Phill, thanks, you're right about it, I didn't know but never too old to learn something. I use the Pilot Roads as the BT 014 rear only held to a max of 3.000 miles. The Michelin's have less grip but for normal use on roads good enough for me and last much longer and better grip in wet. Simple cost/performance :-)

    • I live in the south of spain,super hot and wet in winter,bridgestone bt021 has been the best I have tried.Dual compound,hard miggle lasts and sticky enuf to go hard in the corners. 195 euros here,mounted.

    I really wish this weather would decide what it wants to do Being down a car... — Honda Shadow Aero

    I really wish this weather would decide what it wants to do. Being down a car isn't so bad when its warm enough to ride the bike.........but riding in what would essentially be 25 degree temps just isn't as appealing as it once was. At least not for an hour commute.

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    • cool beans - I was wondering if it also connect up to the rear turn signals or is that going to far?

    • Hmmm....I'm not sure. I know they have dedicated modules to make the turn signals flash when you apply the brakes, but I abide by the K.I.S.S. rule. (keep it simple stupid) We want to draw attention to ourselves while riding, not confuse drivers.

    • Got it - thanks Dave, appreciate your input. I'll let you know how the installation goes.

    New Bags — Honda Shadow Aero

    New Bags

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    • Felix, yes that is where I got them.

    • I didn't have to relocate my turn signals. It's a little tight with them though and probably should have relocated them.

    • do you know the height and lenght of the bags?

    Rode to work today Beautiful morning light traffic arrived safely Rode home... — Honda Shadow Aero

    Rode to work today. Beautiful morning, light traffic, arrived safely. Rode home, traffic seemed to part for me like the Red Sea. Arrived home safely. Tonight, runny nose, itchy throat and sneezing fits from allergies aggravated from riding through the heavy pollen. TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!

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    • No allergies though. I eat local honey (the kind from bees lol) and I dont have allergies anymore

    • Me too. But it was chilly with sunshine for a few hours and now it is snowing. Please please summer come....

    • 80s here not chilly on the way to work but traffic jams on the way home.

    Anxiously waiting for my saddlebags to arrive for my bike — Honda Shadow Aero

    Anxiously waiting for my saddlebags to arrive for my bike!

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    • Leather studded bags that can be mounted as quick detach or hard mount. I'll post pictures when I get them. Ordered them from Vicking Bags.

    • Are you going to have to relocate your turn signals?

    • Supposedly I am not going to need to make any adjustment to my turn signals. At least that's what the website and reviews said. I certainly hope they are correct.

    I m thinking of fitting Vance and Hines Shortshots on my 750 Black Shadow... — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

    I'm thinking of fitting Vance and Hines Shortshots on my 750 Black Shadow Spirit (Phantom in USA) Anyone got any advice, and do they need any engine tuning?

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    • Saw a post on Shadow Riders about using the V&H for the c2 on the dc since they didn't offer them for the dc. His was an 07 as well.

    • My son in law Chad has a dc with them on. They do sound sweet!

    • I have Straight Shots on my 03' and it needed to be rejetted just to start. Honda builds them lean. They are loud and proud. Hondas cam profile for the DCA makes the bike sound great with these pipes. I imagine the shorties would sound pretty tough and give it a little more pull in the top end. Go for it!

    This people is my much loved Honda vtr firestorm streetfighter — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    This people is my much loved Honda vtr firestorm streetfighter

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    • Just looked at your link,A lot of those bikes and Ideas come from southern Calif, In northern Calif it was mostly road racers here is a small vid of a ride that has been going on since the 40's,we did this every weekend for years,no DIGGERS here!!!! http://www.colinedwards.com/forum/index.php?/topic /412-the-sunday-morning-ride/

    • i had to turn the sound off!!! lol

    • That's a valid comment in response to a streetfighter matey.I called it as I thought it was one in regards to the likes of the speed triple which is supposedly a factory streetfighter.anyway enough of all that I just want to say thanks for you're response.

    Went riding on the mountain roads for the fist time That was fun Need to do... — Honda Shadow Aero

    Went riding on the mountain roads for the fist time. That was fun.. Need to do that again.

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    • " Sounds great Paul...I live in West Palm Beach, FL., moved from NY state & there are no mountains in this state. (Awww..) Enjoy your Spring..

    • If you haven't already, run down and ride the dragon. It's a motorcycle mecca........ Just keep an eye out for the big trucks still running the road......be safe, and keep the shiny side up!! Waking the dragon rally is in June I believe.

    • Awww.not to rub it in, but as soon as this rain stops, Im doing Bear Mountain-love those twisties!

    Does anyone ride with XENON BLUE HD hyper Headlights If so what have you... — Honda Shadow Aero

    Does anyone ride with XENON BLUE HD hyper Headlights ? If so what have you paired it with on the "tail end" of other lighted trim so you are visible to the distracted public?

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    • Actually found it on line faster. It's call : Signal Dynamics Back Off Brake Light Signal Module. A little under $40.

    • Thanks Dave - now it's a toss-up between the SD Module or an LED bulb ....

    • I actually found a flashing back-off brake module on EBAY for $19.99 - and it works with an LED dual filament 1157 bulb - I be ridin' down the road like a Christmas tree.

    Anyone selling a 350X — Honda 350x

    Anyone selling a 350X?

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    • But...with everything being said... yes there are deals out there... in my opinion anyone that lets an X go for less than what it is really worth is just messing it up for everyone.

      Let us be realistic folks. These are the last of a dying breed. They need to hold there value complete or everyone is just going to keep buying them to cut them up and part them out. I know what mine are worth and unless I get what they are worth they will sit in my garage and get looked at. A cheap X just means the seller is stupid and doesn't know what he has...

      Again ...that's my opinion.

    • I agree with both of you. But I guess I just feel once you state how much money you have to spend then you lose a lot of bargining power.

    • Yes...also keep in mind kaleb is a kid and doesn't know better. Also we are all kind of friends on this site so we can look out for one another.

    Is there a kit that consists of complete decals warning safety labels for my... — Honda 350x

    Is there a kit that consists of complete decals/warning-safety labels for my 350x? And if so, where can i find them?

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    • they are about as oringinal as i could find,an im very picky,dealers couldnt get all,an they were stupid expensive 4 the ones they could get

    • Same here, and the local Honda dealer here was useless.

    • I couldn't even get a clutch cable from the dealer.. Good old..discontinued!






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    • yes.

    • What type of air shocks?




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    • Air vents? Or is the compressor duty cycle so short it won't matter?


    • Cool.

    I ll be so glad to get this speaker debacle over with Walking into the garage... — Honda Shadow Aero

    I'll be so glad to get this speaker debacle over with.......... Walking into the garage is like walking into a surgical room........over and over and over........body parts laying everywhere......

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    • I feel your pain brother. There's great riding to be done and looking at a bike in pieces is never a good thing ...Honestly, I think I would send those speakers back and just be happy listening to the wind as I roll down the highway!!!

    to change cct safely. dont follow the haynes lol — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    to change cct safely.... (dont follow the haynes lol!)

    remove spark plugs, both timing cover caps, tank, airbox & rear cyl cam cover.

    turn engine anticlockwise with 17mm socket on flywheel until RT mark is visible, rear cams face inwards, RE & RI marks on cam gear lines up with head.

    rear cyl is now at tdc on the firing stroke and you can safely remove the cct.

    if fitting manual cct, stuff bogroll down the camchain tunnel, remove the top camchain guide (3xm6 bolts) tighten cct bolt until you feel the cct take up slack - there should be 8-10mm play in the camchain.

    refit the camchain top guide using threadlock.

    *tip - use threadlocking compound on the cct long bolt to avoid it vibrating loose!!! IMPORTANT!

    to replace front cct, from rear tdc, turn the engine anticlockwise 450* (1 1/4 turns) until FT shows in the timing window, front cams face outwards, FE & FI marks on the front camchain gears line up with the head.

    the front cyl is now at tdc on the firing stroke and it's safe to remove the old cct.

    assuming you have not moved the engine from the rear tdc position, and you turn it over 450*, there is no need to remove the front cam cover - doing so means dropping the oil cooler and removing the carbs & adds about 2hrs to the job!

    its very important to follow this 100% or you could end up skipping the camchain across the gears and ballsing the timing up!!!

    the haynes manual instructs you to turn the engine to the FT mark, not the 2nd FT mark - this is how it gets fkt up lol!!!

    any questions when youre doing this, pm me or give me a ring!!!

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    • the locking compound is important as a few (including me) have had manual tensioners come loose through vibration... and it also seals the thread so no oil leaks out (rear cyl)

    • before you start the job, make sure you can get the large centre timing cap off (10mm allen key) as they are often stuck solid and need chiselling out. if you fk the cap up the bike is unrideable til you get a new one as there is oil behind it!

    • yeh did one on a lads bike the other week like that, but took off the front cam cover just to be sure the cams were facing outwards. is worth checking the cap will come off first before you start lol. a slightly more accurate way of doing it is put a socket on the gearbox sprocket nut - its still hard to turn the rear wheel in 6th with no plugs in lol!

    Question. does anybody else go thru the right hand going numb while throttling — Honda Shadow Aero

    Question....does anybody else go thru the right hand going numb while throttling? If im riding for a extended period of time my throttle hand wants to go numb. i do not have cruise control on my shadow..thought about having it installed???

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    • Yeah Tabby I get it too. I installed the kuryakyn econo lock and I lock the throttle just long enough to relax my hand and get the blood flowing again. 26.00 for the throttle lock...=-)

    • I installed the Kuryakyn grips and the thing that the edge of my palm rests on. Lets me use less grip strength to maintain speed. Also, relax your shoulders. I catch myself tensing my shoulders when driving through heavy/hectic traffic. It's like running, stay loose.

    • throttle rocker.. google it.. buy it.. enjoy it.. shiznit is like 5 bucks..

    Hi all. I m hoping that I can get some advice help as I m a newbie with bikes — Honda Shadow Aero

    Hi all...I'm hoping that I can get some advice/help, as I'm a "newbie" with bikes. I'm taking a motorcycle driving course in May, so I am an inexperienced driver. I LOVE the look of the Aero, but would like an honest opinion if you think that a 750 would be too big to start out with. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

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    • My 750 Aero is my first bike! I definately wouldn't want to go any smaller. I originally was looking at 250's and 550's, so glad I didn't make that mistake. The Aero is so well balanced and low to the ground you won't have any problems. I do think you would regret going smaller though.

    • One more thing, I took the MSF course and used the 250 Rebel they provided. That made my decision for me regarding buying a 250. Go for the Shadow! You won't regret it :)

    • as long as you can flatfoot the Aero, go for it- you wont be happy with a 250 for long...

    Does anyone make a fairing mount for the 1100C3 — Honda Shadow Aero

    Does anyone make a fairing mount for the 1100C3 ?

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    • I talked with Memphis Shade and they do not make one for the 1100c3. So I bought one for Roadking because it has the same size headlight open. Then used a National Windsheild mounting Kit or the mounting kit for the VTX1300 is the same fork size. But you will had to use the HD Roadking Batwing.

    • Thanks John. Sounds like a good option. What did you do about your speedo, if anything?

    • Thank you Jeremy for your info as well