• Max Seekings shared his photo to the group: Honda 350x. — Honda 350x

    Just bought this cherry 350x out of pittsburgh area for 950 bucks has original chain sprockets and tires awesome find on yakaz!

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    • yeah you're way up there how is the riding?

    • Pretty sweet, just about any kind of terrain you could want within 30 miles.

    • I really dig riding the Ice shelf in the spring. That is what's behind me in my profile picture.

    hola rebeldes alguien sabe donde puedo conseguir el punzua del carburador... — Honda Rebel 125 250 450

    hola rebeldes !!!! alguien sabe donde puedo conseguir el punzua del carburador , siempre que sea repuesto original ! desde ya saludos cordiales

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    • y... que es la punzua?

    • muchas gracias , ya me contacte con el ! lo tiene , un gran abrazo

    • grax kuki !!!! hermsa rebellllllll !!

    Is it possible to use a 21 wheel off a 09 soft tail on my 99 aero 1100 — Honda Shadow Aero

    Is it possible to use a 21" wheel off a 09" soft-tail on my 99 aero 1100. Has anybody done this conversion? Is it as easy a some new spacers and a few shims? Found one on Craigslist for $100. Thanks

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    • Not sure how simple it is, but have seen Harley wheel on the front of an Aero with stock brake caliper. Not a 21" though.

    • Ok

    My 2008 aero is having a problem with the push button start it works when you... — Honda Shadow Aero

    My 2008 aero is having a problem with the push button start it works when you push it in half way but if you push it all the way it won't work...anyone know anything about this?..

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    • Mine did that too.and my headlight switch was being goofy, so I took all my switches apart and cleaned them. fixed it.

    • Here is a good link for the starter switch repair. I had the same problem 2 years ago and this fixed it. http://www.rattlebars.com/mtz/ starter.html Our switch is the same as these.

    • Thanks everyone

    what is the top speed of these bikes really I see on the internet it says... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    what is the top speed of these bikes really?I see on the internet it says 144mph but my one has more left at 160mph said to me by the seller and my friend did 150mph and he said their was loads left in her,I do not want to do this testing myself!

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    • Superhawk in the states and firestorm elsewhere,I brought mine from northern California to the south of Spain and think Route 1 in California is one of the best ever although I have seen some great roads here and around Europe. I have jardine pipes,ignition advance,factory jet kit and k$n and have had mine up to 168mph

    • Whoa,so I have bought a monster! I was 50 Meters or so from the main road in my friends garden,when he drove by winding her up to 150mph,and fuck me the roars of itI firestorm is the perfect name for it!

    • Standard ones are good for around a true 150mph, the speedo exaggerates a bit at this speed.

    Hi everyone I wanted to join here because I have just bought a 2001 Honda VTR... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    Hi everyone! I wanted to join here because I have just bought a 2001 Honda VTR Firestorm 1000 on saturday and have not have a bike since 1994 I had a honda H 100S mark 2 when I used it for work.I always wanted a bigger bike and this bike I am very happy with but I am also afraid of it! I welcome any tips,I will put up pictures as soon as I get it out of my friends garage and bring it home.

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    • whoa! Going to work on my bike tomorrow now instead,that cam chain tensioner is on the list too tomorrow,another friend of mine gave me 10w40 oil and platium plugs,I see 10w30 oil is the oil listed on his shop computer but he says thats what every one uses 10w40 in them,the plugs he sold me are NGK DPR9EIX-9 5545

    • my friend with the shop has a vtr also,its sold now,but he had it in mondelo park and doing the track day racing with it and he was telling about all the very fast bikes that he left sitting.

    • he was amazed with it,it was a bike that he had taken in as a trade in as he sells bikes,his brother inlaw has bought it from him and they are putting all the road gear back on to it now after it is painted as it was a track day bike.

    i think its been asked before — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

    i think its been asked before

    but

    i have a stock standard 1991 ct110

    and was wondering how do i go about getting a lifan 140cc engine setup for it

    or a 250 thumper engine as apparently they fit the posties?

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    • How hrd was the job andrew

    • Pretty easy I've done three now, it's got easier each time

    • Flick me your email I'll send you a few pics

    I picked up a XR250 fuel tank at a wrecker but it doesn t fit I have the tank... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

    I picked up a XR250 fuel tank at a wrecker but it doesn't fit. I have the tank off a 1985 model on my bike but I this new tank is slightly longer - I don't know what year model it is off.

    Is there anywhere I can find out if the '84 and the '87 are the same as the '85?

    Alternatively - is there anyone who wants to offload an '85 tank?

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    • Are you in Sydney? There's a good wreckers in Liverpool.

    • I'm coming to Sydney in 2 weeks

    • These lads are where I got all mine from. They had a stack.

    • South west motorcycles 96028999

    i have a 04 Shadow and i would like to find some Pink Chrome hand grips i ve... — Honda Shadow Aero

    i have a 04 Shadow and i would like to find some Pink / Chrome hand grips i've looked all over the internet and can't find any does any one know of a good site i can check out to find them?

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    Foreign Honda oriented forums never get boring — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

    Foreign Honda oriented forums never get boring..

    As gems turn up like Gene's CT90 at the Australian Honda CT forum.

    Since half the bike was crushed due to a collison with a tractor the rearend had to be re-engineered.

    ...

    The CT90 was rebuilt using either homemade or modified parts from various bikes to get the right look.

    Working at a motorcycle salvage yard was helpful for finding the right parts...

    So did the fenders come from a Kawasaki F4 Sidewinder.

    The stock fork was modified to accept the CB125 headlight and Schwinn cruiser handlebars.

    A Trail 70 gastank is hidden inside the faux '20s style gastank.

    The clutch is operated by foot and a jockey shifter was added for shifting gears..

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    • I love the llok, that retro style is very cool.

    Foreign Honda oriented forums never get boring — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

    Foreign Honda oriented forums never get boring..

    As gems turn up like Gene's CT90 at the Australian Honda CT forum.

    Since half the bike was crushed due to a collison with a tractor the rearend had to be re-engineered.

    ...

    The CT90 was rebuilt using either homemade or modified parts from various bikes to get the right look.

    Working at a motorcycle salvage yard was helpful for finding the right parts...

    So did the fenders come from a Kawasaki F4 Sidewinder.

    The stock fork was modified to accept the CB125 headlight and Schwinn cruiser handlebars.

    A Trail 70 gastank is hidden inside the faux '20s style gastank.

    The clutch is operated by foot and a jockey shifter was added for shifting gears..

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    • that looks great! hard to believe it started out as a postie..

    Thinking about straight pipes Might have been discussed but I m too lazy to... — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

    Thinking about straight pipes. Might have been discussed but I'm too lazy to look it up. Did you have to rejet? How did it affect your mileage or power?

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    • My 98 spirit came with its straights on already , tick over is a bit lazy when I start her, she doesn't like choke on, but she sounds excellent, no lacking of power, because I had her after she had her pipes on cant say if uses more fuel but I would think so. Loud pipes save lives

    • Any time you change from stock pipes, rejetting should be a consideration because of the change in flow and backpressure. I noticed more power on my '05 750 Spirit. Also, if you have any decel pop, sinc the carbs. Mechanics tried to tell me I'd never get rid of the popping. My husband and I built the device and sinced both bikes in the driveway.

    • No more popping at all

    Photos from Mike Henson's post — Honda Shadow Aero

    Helped my cousin dismantle my Honda Shadow Aero seat and fender to repair scrapes, scratches (purchased this spring "salvage") paint + clear coat tomorrow.

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    • Get rid of the beach cruisers! Rejet it and change the dam breather! Take the baffles out!!...looks better an works great for me..

    Photos from Jordan Scott Brunson's post — Honda Shadow Aero

    More pictures of using a decorative license plate bolt to cover the hole left from removing the passenger seat.

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    • I have the skulls on my plate also... never thought to put one in that lil hole :) thanx for the idea hope u don't mind me copying from it. I was going to try to stay with the spiderweb theme (on my radiator) but I can't find any thing :( it came with the bike.

    • Do the threads fit correctly?

    • i couldn't get the one from my plate to work so i'm going to check them out

    • Not exactly, I ended up getting a bolt at the hardware store that was the same size as the one that came with the seat. It's not exactly the same size as the hole in the skull but I got it to screw into it (I had to use a force) enough that it holds. It was a little tricky getting it all to line up and I had to cut the head off of the bolt and trim it down to get it to line up.

    Easy way to cover up the hole where the passenger seat comes off I just used a... — Honda Shadow Aero

    Easy way to cover up the hole where the passenger seat comes off. I just used a decorative bolt that is for bolting on a license plate. A lot of bike shops sell them they come in a variety of different styles and they are very cheap. All I had to do was cut some of the threads off the back to get it to tighen up where it was straight which was tricky but other than that it was easy. They also sell them online at www.denniskirk.com under license plate brackets.

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    — Honda Shadow Aero

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    • most current upgrade...

    • What kind of air intake do you have, and do you like it?

    — Honda Shadow Aero

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    • Hi Cathy, I got these from this website: http://www.mutazu.com

    • How ever, i'm getting ready to purchase the Honda saddle bags.........Because I need larger bags and I want to replace my factory turn signals.

    • Mine will stay single saddle cuz I dont ride anyone on the back im taking a Daytona trip in Oct and was thinking about getting some

    Does anyone need the frame plastics — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

    Does anyone need the frame plastics?

    I have 3 available - not cracked but discoloured from wear.

    $10 each + postage.

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    • Thanks Scooter Gal, if by any chance you get more please drop me a message.

    • Hey Paulo Duarte I've a got one you can have, one of the bolt hole/corners is a bit chipped but otherwise its ok

    • Hi Adam Bassett, sent you a PM.

    Hi all I recently purchased a 2006 Aero and have a couple questions I hope... — Honda Shadow Aero

    Hi all, I recently purchased a 2006 Aero and have a couple questions I hope someone can help answer. First, how can I remove the passenger seat? Or is it one piece? Had to take the saddle bags off after I saw they rubbed the paint off the fenders. And, I'm looking for what the tire pressure should be in both tires.

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    • 30 psi. And yes the pass. seat comes off the bolts are under the main seat.

    • I finally put the luggage racks on mine to keep the bags off the fenders. At least the new bags hide the chunk taken out of the paint from the last set of bags! I swapped my OEM seat for a Mustang Classic set and keep the passenger seat on for the added back support but still have the rack to swap for long trips. I'm trying to decide on tire pressure myself. I've always followed the listed pressures on the bike but my mechanic told me I should run higher, around 40psi to make my tires last longer. Said the recommended pressures just really make you buy more tires and my brand, Bridgestone, can definitely handle the higher pressure. He's an old timey instructor from AMA in Daytona and hasn't steered me wrong yet. Congrats on the new ride!

    • My bike had soft bags that were run under the passenger seat and roughed up the paint. Now I have hard bags and a tour pack. Some don't like the look, but I do. Tried a batwing fairing, but didn't care for it and took it off and put the windshield back on. I ride to work and back, about 90 miles a day in all kinds of weather, so I like the storage for my uniforms and gear.

    I m going to put the new chain and sprocket to the test Saturday morning — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

    I'm going to put the new chain and sprocket to the test Saturday morning. Leaving Austin, MN at 0600 to South Dakota. Will give an update on mpg then.

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    • You will most likely get better gas mileage.

    • I'm sure of it. Lower rpms against high gas prices any day ;)

    • I'm getting 52 mpg right now. That's with stock set up.

    • And the baffles still in right?

    • I cut the baffles out of mine and it took some mpg off. Still around 45 or so I think....

    So I got my bike back from the shop and the tech seems to think that I have a... — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

    So I got my bike back from the shop and the tech seems to think that I have a transmission probLem. I thanked him, took my keys and will fix the damn thing myself. It's the linkage. After they installed the crash bars and the running boards the shifter isn't quite right. The guys don't know shit. So, I took the bike home and will have to just adjust it a tiny bit.

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    • Atta Girl! I get that kind of crap also. Makes me mad when I know more than they do when I'm paying them for their "expertise".

    • I have now engaged the MC mechanic. He's going to look at it when I get back from my Extreme travels :).

    • Funniest thing happened when I was at the dealership talking to another of the mechanics. He ask if they fixed my bike and when I told him no in a rather disgusted tone he tells me to bring it in and he would take care of it himself. He proceeded to hand me his card. My husband was there, and I swear this guy was hitting on me. Easy to look at, but wow! That's what I call service!

    2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750 VT one owner low miles. 1 224. garage — Honda Shadow Aero

    2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750 VT, one owner, low miles (1,224) garage

    kept, mustang seat, rear passenger back rest, front & rear cobra floorboards,

    leather saddlebags, windshield, $3700 firm, located between

    Fayetteville & Wilmington NC. Message me for additional info & pics.

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    • very nice bike!

    • Wow, that is some low mileage, good price and nice bike.

    I ve seen a couple of articles on the notorious V4 and Honda s chocolate cam... — Honda V45 and V65 owners (Sabre Magna)

    I've seen a couple of articles on the notorious V4 and Honda's chocolate cam shafts, and the differing oil feed modifications you can do. One from the filter with and adapter ring under the filter, as well as the one which takes a feed from the crankcase lower end.

    Which, if any is the better method and who has had success or failure with theirs?

    I know another round of questions from yours truly...Hhaah

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    • I think the factory recommendation is every 8k.

    • Perfect, thanks for the feedback guys :)

    • and that's why I use synthetic never had any problems

    Frederic Desannaux shared a link to the group: Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners! — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    To My Friends bikers

    Solidarity is certainly what symbolizes our passion and I could see at various events.

    Today, there is a project in France who was born and which will significantly affect our security in the future.

    It is created by Eric Offenstadt, also called Grandpa (Pépé, in French) !

    For those not familiar with this project, I leave you to discover on the website http://www.progecomoto.fr/

    Eric needs financial support, despite partners already. So, nothing more simple, a small donation of 10, 20, 30 € or more will be welcome. These represent only a few euros in your life nothing but multiplied by the number of riders who feel connected, it can only help to advance the design and implementation on track.

    In comparison, look at how much cost you a tank of fuel in your bike, a pair of gloves, etc..

    Click "Join and support the project" in the "The Motorcycle Progeco association" and made this gift ...

    You can also share this article, we can only increase the information.

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    I put this on here for sale from friend of mine in UK. on vtr1000. org bsabloke — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    I put this on here for sale from friend of mine in UK (on vtr1000.org-bsabloke)

    Living near Tamworth (Birmingham)

    spada 1 piece leathers, black & silver/grey. Uk 44, euro 54. Good condition.

    The winter hasn't been kind to me, they no longer fit & i don't think they have shrunk!

    If you are 5'10" & 12 to 12 1/2 stone these are for you.

    I may be able to get pictures on later.

    If you pm me your email i can foward it to hm.

    £90. Local delivery a possibility, if you need a postage quote let me know.

    Thanks

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    • Ha ha, got bricks holding me down!

    • Ryan....you're almost as skinny as me!

    • So buy it together, you will fit it together hahahaha

    Well this is one to watch out for guys got round to taking the starter off... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    Well this is one to watch out for guys, got round to taking the starter off tonight, not looking good with the terminal. New brass terminal and nuts on order, starter stripped successfully! a little surprised that I managed to get the two retainer bolts out without snapping or rounding the Hex’s heads off considering the corrosion!

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    • Someone has inboxed me that he's done it and it's a straight swap. He also said that the CB one is not only cheaper but better quality and less corrosive and a more modern technology. It's arrived apparently but I'm at work at the moment.

    • I have a '90 cbr on mine.

    • CB600 starter motor fitted a treat. Needed a couple of washers to space it out or it sat too tight but other than that it was a simple bolt on. Works great. Also they corrode much less than vtr ones and are more reliable and they only cost £15 including p&p instead of £90 for the vtr ones. Yup, deffo worth it.

    What should the tyre pressure s be on a 2000 firestorm — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    What should the tyre pressure's be on a 2000 firestorm

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    • Yes thats what it feels like

    • Even with the sticker, thats for tyres that were designed years ago. Now we have dual compounds, different carcass/sidewalls likes of supercorsas etc, all require different pressures to what that sticker suggests. I run a YZF750 with thunderace engine fitted, if i put rear supercorsa at 34 its awful, 30-31 its awesome, and this is on the road. If i went by what yamaha said on swingarm in 1994 when the bike was made i'd be running them at like 39psi, which would be awful! haha.

    • 42 rear 36 front .. for normal & a bit of hoolie stuff . Wet & dry

    It s amazing what you can get for a couple of slabs these days — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

    It's amazing what you can get for a couple of slabs these days :)

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    • ha ha post my one too if you like, oh I mean Geoffs as I gave it to him

    • I think you paid too much.

    • Oz Smith it was two slabs for two posties :)

    • Side car?

    — Honda Shadow Aero

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    • My aero

    • Nice photo perspective of your bike! I'm going to have to try that one. Beautiful bike!

    A mate of mine has found a good 2002 replacement motor for my 2005 model for... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

    A mate of mine has found a good 2002 replacement motor for my 2005 model for $200, and he is going to swap the lot for me for $50, I am feeling pretty lucky and happy about that and I will be back on the road soon, and I didnt have to put in a chinese clunker, YAY !!

    ....He did have a hi/low ratio motor there but it was a bit smokey 1988 if anyone is interested, he reckons new rings should fix it.

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    • what was wrong with your old motor? I am looking for a motor for a project but i really only need for jigging mounts on the new frame so i dont need one thats running, let me know if you want to get rid of the old one.

    • my mate this it may have got low on oil and grabbed in the bore and scoured the bore and spun sideways and altered the bearings which made it slap the top of the piston ( or something like that ) it was still running but noisy. you can have I suppose if my mate doesn't want it, it is in bairnsdale

    • if your doesnt want it i will take it, i can drive to Bairnsdale to pick it up, I really only need the motors overall size and mounting points so the inside doesnt matter at all. thanks and PM to let me know either way.

    Ok checked fuses fan one is corroding but the rest look good so im guessing my... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    Ok checked fuses , fan one is corroding but the rest look good so im guessing my charging system is done so anyone ever change a alternator ?

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    • A bikeshop can do it within some minutes for you

    • Yeah kinda baffled by the spark on the coil all i did was change a plug , i checked all the ground wires etc danm you honda lol i got a spare engine so all pillage alternator if i have too

    • That is at least good, that you have a spare engine :-)

    Tom Teter posted in Honda Shadow Aero — with Mich Seme. — Honda Shadow Aero

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    • I did a 1200 mile trip last fall on my 750 with a stock seat. Avg 6-8 hours a day riding with a couple of days layover visiting in spots. It wasn't bad but I did upgrade to a Mustang seat and I'm looking forward to a couple of weeks riding in the Blue Ridge this fall. I stay off the interstates and stick to local hwys and back roads as much as possible which suits me just fine. If I did more interstate, I would definitely want to upgrade to a bigger motor. For now, my 750 makes me very happy.

    • awesome Theresa :) i can keep up with all on my 750 Aero no problem

    • I can keep up at normal speed on interstates but when I'm hitting 70-85 I find the vibration exhausting after awhile. I also hate competing for lane space with semi's and SUV's. I'll spend days browsing maps to find interesting routes and they're a lot more interesting than reading billboards. :)

    A funny thing — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

    A funny thing !

    Now, wednesday`s are bike night here in the garden of england, so to save me a bit of time tomorrow, thought i would fill her up tonight ( tues ). So, off to shell i went, the sun was shining, it was nice and warm, the storm was running great, so i went the long way home !!

    When the fuel guage started to flash 90 miles later...........and i had a grin from ear to ear, i realised i needed to fill her up again before tomorrow, motto of the story is........ENJOY YOUR BIKE ! oh, and dont get home late as your tea will be cold !

    Paul

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    • great I no that feeling !

    • True.....True

    • hahahaha brilliant