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  • Gratz! How long (time) and how many fuel stops?

  • LOL! I didn't know these things went fast enough to go 1000 miles in 24 hours!

  • I did it 23hours 53 minutes and got gas every 100-120 miles. And its not about speed so these things are plenty fast.lol

Photos from John Alexander Kent's post — Honda Shadow Aero

new Tsukayu fairing switched from Memphis Shades

  • Nice, but not a bit too low on the lighthouse?

  • It was low. I raised it. I still need to make all the final adjustments to it and im waiting on my amp as well so itll all be apart again and then once more for paint after its painted ill have it all dialed in nice and tight. Just waiting on the salt to drop before I take the bike apart for paint

  • ok...

Donald Gunn shared a link to the group: Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners! — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

  • I think you should relearn yourr chinese Donald Gunn, he said yellow, not red. Lol ;)

  • Chinese colour symbolism

    Throughout the years, and even today, colours are very important to the existence of the Chinese people.


    1. Yellow is still reserved for royalty. Clothing and objects that are yellow in colour still resemble a higher social status. Although each dynasty designated each official rank with their own colour, yellow is reserved or the emperor himself.

    The colour yellow and its shades are also the main colour of Buddhism; thus it represents being free from worldly cares.

    2. Red is still used for happiness and joy. In fact, after the Ming Dynasty, only the Emperor's close relatives could have homes with red walls and yellow roof tiles.

    Peasants could only live in homes made with blue bricks and roof tiles.

    Blue ^^^^^^ rofl.

  • Makes you feel sorry for the Blue ones, but it could be worse, it could have been the wrong bike......


Snow — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Snow !!!

  • he's just a tad eccentric lol

  • A tad ?!?! Lol

  • pmsl ok a big tad lol

Aching Bones shared a link to the group: Honda V45 and V65 owners (Sabre/Magna). — Honda V45 and V65 owners (Sabre Magna)

G'day - I have an 82 Sabre and having a problem with it starving for fuel after hard acceleration / cruising at high speed. I don't seem to be the only one who has had this problem by the attached link in V4 Muscle bike forum (link below). So far no one seems to have solved? could be (as first of model) fuel lines too small starving one carb for fuel, because if you pull over and let it idle for a minute (fuel flows) it goes away till you hard accelerate again.

Has anyone had same problem and solved?

http://v4musclebike.com/forums /showthread.php?t=9407&page=2 his seems a

  • Forgot about that. I did it many moons ago

  • Thanks Dave, as the Guru I thought you would know. Again thanks heaps Ian C

  • Mine just started doing that. I was thinking a fouled plug

Does anyone have an aux tank on their CT I am talking bout the one under the... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

Does anyone have an aux tank on their CT ? I am talking bout the one under the rack. Would like to see one on a bike. Do they hook up to the std fuel hose ? Have tried to search bike can't find any good pics.

  • I wonder if you'd need a fuel pump for something like that?

  • Thanks for the responses , that clears a few things up

  • I have 2 CT90's, both with the aux tank. They are simply a removable tank with a small drain tube that you'd use to fill the main tank. There is nothing mechanical about it, unless you count the holding strap and lock/helmet lock mechanism. Here is a pic of my '78 with the aux tank below the rear rack.

Hello everyone — Honda Shadow Aero

Hello everyone!

Just for clarifying- is it possible to replace the handlebars on Shadow Aero before 2008 with those adjustable stock handlebars from Aero after 2008?

And what are the differences between the models (Aero before and after 2008)?

  • Thanks for photos! These are Phantom`s handlebars. As I see it, Phantom and Aero are so different. I like Phantom but personally- for Aero I`d prefer to keep the stock Aero handlebars. But- adjustable, from Aero after 2008.

  • Just remember you might have to replace your cables.

  • Yeah. Looks like the easiest way is to look for Aero after 2008 from the beginning:)

Love the fact that you can UN put the bike away for the winter Scrambled... — Honda Shadow Aero

Love the fact that you can UN-put the bike away for the winter. Scrambled Saturday morning to get the bike out and running....beautiful overnighter from northern Vt to the coast of Maine. Even a wet, sometimes snowy ride back didn't discourage.

  • 70 degrees in philly today.

  • 50 today in VT, 34 in VT yesterday! Glad to have new rubber going through the White Mountains Crawford Notch.

It s been really cold over the last week and my storm will not start atall on... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

It's been really cold over the last week and my storm will not start atall on any morning it just turns over until flattens the battery I thort it mite of been a duff batt but it dose turn over.. Anywayz i haven't started it for two days it wasn't cold lastnight so I just tried it and it started first crack with no hesitation so what is the problem when it's cold weather??

  • Sorry took so long. Yes it is parked outside in a ally Wair cold air gathers also I put Vaseline on the starter terminal months ago to stop the weather gettin to it and I had my valves checked few months back although I really think the guy in the garage didn't check them.

  • Damp in the sparks?

bike started playing up cutting out and coming back to life in the rain — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

bike started playing up cutting out and coming back to life in the rain. has just happened again after rain

other wise runs fine when weather is good. still kicks over fine any suggestions?

  • try a new plug too, i've seen them with a hairline crack and only play up when a little bit of moisture is around.

  • yeah was gonna give a plug ago tommorow

  • Water or crap in the carby

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  • Hi mate, love your exhaust set up. Could you please let me know the details of the termi slip on?

  • It's not a termi just a sticker got exhaust from one ten motorcycles in qld

  • Cheers. Do you know what size inlet I would need on a slip on exhaust I would need.

  • Not sure ring them mate

Photos from John Alexander Kent's post — Honda Shadow Aero

45* out the wife was cold i was GREAT we went for ride to see the Christmas light show.

  • Thats cool as shit brotha!

  • thanks man. it was fun. we are going to go again as soon as some snow hits the ground

— Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

  • Lol, it's take me 5minutes to clean after a ride. :p

  • Yes Jason .. but how long does it take you immediatly before your next ride .. you know when you wheel it out and spot that little smudge, and then the speck of dirt ... and ...

  • What smudge? Lol, no smudges on my bike. ;)

So my old Yellow VTR was Beryl the Peril before her my Black Honda CBF500 A was... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

So my old Yellow VTR was 'Beryl the Peril',before her my Black Honda CBF500-A was 'Rhonda',before her my old Suzuki GSXF had no name cos I hated it lol n my newer VTR is 'Thumper' lol..so what's yours called? We all know I named Craig Andrews 'Naomi' as she is the Dark Destroyer who he 'claims' "Everyone wants to ride" ha ha ..as in Super Model...So, what's yours called.Rob de Hoos 'ol blue' pml..

  • Aw Neil Ledgerwood lol..He's just jel hun, take no notice :p

  • so many bikes so many names gsx1100 Binky, VTR Karla aka the whore, the new vn1500 is called Toby green the drag queen...looks pretty but underneath he is all man

  • well this is my first bike and have the name Evander (thx Craig Andrew ) :>

The movie Arrows of Fire is on sale at the Sydney motorcycle show It s doco... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

The movie 'Arrows of Fire' is on sale at the Sydney motorcycle show. It's doco with 3 Posties on an outback adventure and tells story about what happens when it all goes wrong....Charley Booman has a copy!. The stall is near the Harley stand and next to Trailzone magazine.

  • Find out were u can buy them I'm in radelaide

  • Message me and I'll hook you up with a copy Ed.

  • How much man?

Can anyone tell me what the best spark plug is or to get for my storm plz — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Can anyone tell me what the best spark plug is or to get for my storm plz??

  • 1st things 1st , jump starting ur bike of a car will knacker the regulator , 2nd uv prob got a duff battery 3rd firestorms suffer from the front carb choke seizing

  • Glad u told me that about the car cheers dean. And think my batt seems to turn over enuff to start the bike for short time normal whether it would start fine instantly just over the last week been really cold and just turns over won't fire but the battery dies instantly if I pull the choke out on turn over.

  • its worth getting the batt tested , also the terminal on the starter gets crudded up as its behind the front wheel , and this will lose a lot of power from the battery

Anyone have a set of vance and hines longshot exhaust for a 1998 aero for sale — Honda Shadow Aero

Anyone have a set of vance and hines longshot exhaust for a 1998 aero for sale?

  • I was planning to list them on Ebay wwith a 'buy-it-now' of $250 plus shipping

  • Are you not happy with them?

  • Actually I think that the V&H Longshots are arguably the best aftermarket pipes for this bike. Great sound, much louder than the stock pipes and look great on the VT1100c3. I originally took them off of my Aero and went back to the OEM pipes just to appease the neighbors when I would head out at 5 or 6 AM for an early morning ride in the summer. I figured I would just hold on to the Longshots in case I decided to switch back, but now I doubt that will ever happen. Anytime I feel the need for the extra volume now I'll just ride my VTX 1800R (with a pair of V&H Bighots) or my old Harley FXR which has some Hardly-Legal custom pipes on it!

Photos from Tim Shockency's post — Honda Shadow Aero

Got my fiberglass saddle bags put on.


I think I m going to have to bite yhe bullet and buy a car I love my baby but... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

I think I'm going to have to bite yhe bullet and buy a car.... I love my baby but a gearsack can only hold so much...... sigh....now it will be 2 regos 2 insurances etc etc

  • If you can afford it,do it..best be safe! All the leaves are down,roads are greasy,gritters are out here,no worth getting bike out. Think I'll wait until weather cheers up..we've got 2 bikes n 2 cars staggered payment for mot tax n insurance as we pay up front for all. So we stagger them,mot my bike n tax June,mot n tax daves,Aug,Mazda6 sport mid Sept n daves work focus Oct. I won't pay DD on principal but that'me,I prefer to pay n it's done with.. Just get yourself a little economical run around for the winter:-) job done..I think there are insurance companies out there that let yiu insure for say 3-6mths? Worth asking .good luck :-)

  • I dont mind bad weather I just dont have room for purchases and shops dont always deliver... thanks for the advice :-)

  • I don't mind the weather, but I don't want to ruin a perfectly good bike with it's fab paint work..Not when I have a car.I know what you mean about shopping though, but I mostly shop online n if I wanted food shop, do that online too if I had no car.I would manage..x

  • Shop online for groceries hmmmm maybe I better look into that first after all nearly all my other stuff is done that way anyway. .

How many of you all use these i use them allways when on my storm — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

How many of you all use these, i use them allways when on my storm:

- Back protector (special or built in)

- Ear(soundlevel) protection

  • I only wear ear plugs when the other half is on the back : )) I dont have a back brace but have built in protection in my jacket.

  • Yep, back protector and earplugs for me. High frequency wind noise can be very draining, and I was amazed at how much less fatigued I was after my first long ride with earplugs in... worn them ever since.

    And they don't drown out the engine song at all! :)

  • Leather jacket with elbow and back protection, gauntlet gloves, steel toe/shank leather boots, and my Shoei helmet. I find with the Shoei I don't need ear protection like with other helmets.

Does anyone have a standard and complete exhaust for a CT110 they want to get... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

Does anyone have a standard and complete exhaust for a CT110 they want to get rid of cheap? One of the Honda Classic guys looking after me so well in Java has fallen in love with PB and wants to try to copy the look. I'd need some help from your end getting postage costs but of course I'd pay for everything.

  • I've got a spare one as well, i'm in Perth but can post it

  • Thanks Adam. I think that the postage costs are going to kill this off though.

  • You may be right, I did find mine though and forgot to comment, let me know if you decide to go ahead or not!

Quick question peeps My VTR came with Erion cans already fitted with circular... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Quick question peeps... My VTR came with Erion cans already fitted with circular straps mounted to the rear footage hanger. Is this how the standard cans were attached or did they have brackets ?

  • If your cans have separate link pipes all you would need is a pair of cans.

    Split at the link pipe to can joint & replace.

    I have viper oval ally cans. Sound great, look ok but fancy carbon cans.

    10% reduction in fuel consumption when going from standard to vipers. A further 5% running with no baffles.

    Ally cans less than half standard weight. Carbon better still.

    Check with rob dehoo, he is buying & selling. You could part ex your cans

  • Think the freight between here and rob might be a deal killer. Lol.

  • Erion cans look quite good quality & prices are good. Rob is shipping all over the world so a quote would be easy to get. Don't rule anything out

Question for the Aero bunch My 2007 was bought from a dealer it was a trade... — Honda Shadow Aero

Question for the Aero bunch! My 2007 was bought from a dealer...it was a trade in. The tool bag that comes with the bike when new is empty! I'd like some advice...in the absence of a stock tool kit...what basic tools should I carry on the road for the Aero? I understand basic hand tools, but relatively new to riding and don't know what one might need for what could be fixable on the road.


  • My tool kit was missing most of the original tool & had a mix of aftermarket pieces in it. I searched online and found the OEM tools & ordered them last night. You can buy the complete set for about $45.

  • What everyone above said AND... Zip Ties. Can't begin to tell you how many times we have need a zip tie when on the road with a big group.

  • Zip ties and black electrical tape... the "motorcyclists" duct tape...

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  • Thanks!

  • What size is ur bike

  • It's a 750.

Tracy Mckie Peart shared a link to the group: Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners! — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

AVOID this website like the plague!! THIS is where my US IMPORT TAX bill came from! I was waiting for Vit B12 I paid for it weeks ago and after looking carefully at the site and still waiting on it, not content with taking £9 postage they fail to warn customers at the check out of their <<UK web site, UK £'s sterling checkout>> that ALL packages are obviously coming from the US and so they expect me to pay £22 on top..ermmm Fck right off and refund spring to mind!!! And that's exactly what they have just received via email to their .co.uk email address!! CHEEK of it!!! fuming...>>>>>>>>>>& gt;>

  • Sorry it's off topic, but be warned guys and gals!

New boots ready to go — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

New boots ready to go :)

  • That's making my choice sound a good one

  • Got to use the storm all year round until I find a cheap enough hack. Not happy tho. Hate the thought of salt getting at it. Acf50 is on order.

  • mines off the road at the min , drive chain snapped , and its ripped the clutch unit out , complete with some of the engine casting :-(

Has anybody ever used nitroglycerine as additive — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Has anybody ever used nitroglycerine as additive?

  • Ha ha...my question: why would you want to risk it??? Oh yes,cos you're male lol

  • until i do not know its exist why would i want to use it.... :>

  • Dangerous shit to be playing with: http://www.turbofast.com.au/ra cefuel6.html

Photos from Jennifer Francis's post — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

FOR SALE: The First VTR1000 in Australia!!! Located in Tasmania.

Regretful sale, but I feel bad for not using her as she should be used.

1997 VTR1000F, The first one to enter Australia, VIN: 0000001.

I contacted Honda when I bought the bike, and they told me that she was used as their demo bike for reviewers to ride, as well as being taken around dealerships for ride days.

She has been well used and has some cosmetic character building marks, but is good overall and mechanically. The after-market single exhaust system sounds amazingly terrifying. Will sell with 6 months Tasmanian rego.

I bought her with the intent of tidying her up, riding her every weekend and keeping her forever... but as usual, life gets in the way, and she has not been used as much as she deserves. I would love someone to buy her who is a Firestorm Lover and who appreciates her for her history. $4500.

Phone: 0438252257, please contact for more pics or details.

  • Sweet thanks.

  • ;) He used to own my one. He wants it back but he can't have it. He will have to find another one. Lol

  • Lol

Photos from Mark Orsborn's post — Honda Shadow Aero

Sorry my Shadow Aero FB friends, but I could not find a sand tire for my Aero so I had to ride a Yamaha. Back on the Aero tomorrow! Here is a beautiful desert sunrise.

  • That is the Yamaha Raptor, nice!

Anybody have this on their 350x. I wanna see it on the bike — Honda 350x

Anybody have this on their 350x? I wanna see it on the bike.

  • Looks like it may be as long as a Cobra on the 350x. Thanks for the pic Red Rider

  • I posted a better pic if it but it seems too have been removed.

  • U tried. I appreciate it.

Almost finished dual control system — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Almost finished, dual control system!!!

  • That's alot of the fairing :-( i mounted the clip ons a bit more inwards! And i got the clipons from a vfr800 1998/1999! Wil post a pic tomorrow

  • Tried to bring them in but they were to close to the tank, will take another photo showing how close they are to the tank. Got to admit now they're fitted its a lot more comfortable to ride plus with the seat back filled with memory foam my back and arse can now handle a long haul ride.

  • Looked at vfr bars. Just trying to get bar position a bit further back. A lot more variations available using clamps rather than clip ons. Not got my bars yet. Experiment with conduit bars helped sort options. Post pictures when fitted

Hey guys what oil to put into my 82 v45 sabre I usually used mineral oil for... — Honda V45 and V65 owners (Sabre Magna)

Hey guys what oil to put into my 82 v45 sabre, I usually used mineral oil for all my older bikes but not sure with this baby, semi synthetic or mineral? Thanks

  • The 59 isn't unit construction though. 2 amals, 1 float.

  • Correct, that's why I mentioned it. If you wanted to restore to OEM carbs, the unit construction TR6 would have 1 Monobloc carb and it would not use a remote float. Over the years I have played with the TT, GP, Monobloc, Concentric, and Square Body Amals. Even did Mikuni conversions.

  • I've fooled with carbs too, but I'm trying to restore this one to stock. Many dilemmas with the Lucas crap.

I have a really clean 84 V65 Honda Magna with about 33 000 miles on it — Honda V45 and V65 owners (Sabre Magna)

I have a really clean 84 V65 Honda Magna with about 33,000 miles on it. The bike is in really great shape but I'm having one issue that no one seems to be able to understand. Around 4500 RPM the bike has engine vibration felt mainly in the seat and foot pegs. I've driven other Magna's of this year and I did not experience this vibration issue. in fact I was originally really impressed with how smooth these bikes are especially given their age. anyone have any ideas what might be causing this vibration before I turn this bike into a money pit? thanks for any assistance.

  • I have a 5.5K slight vibration and I have had 3 different motors in that frame. Doesn't really bother me but I do find it interesting that it has been there even with different motors.

  • You have to remember that because these bikes are so much fun to accelerate and power shift on that the U joints take a fair amount of abuse,,,,,,,and because they are out of sight they are often out of mind,,,,,,,,I'm guessing that a fresh U joint will eliminate your vibration,,,,,,

  • I will definitely look into the u-joint. thanks.

Just read something about HID Xenon If you start the engine don t do it with... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Just read something about HID Xenon: If you start the engine don't do it with the light on , it should decrease the lifetime of the bulb. As i am not a electrician i have no idea if this is fact or not. Anyone ????

  • Cheers mate, It passed compliance no probs, but to be honest they didn't check anything!!

  • Just reminded me - When I took mine over the pits for the import inspection I was told that if I had been a couple of months earlier my braided stainless steel brake hoses would have failed before they changed the rules. 8 year old original rubber lines would have been OK though - DOH!

  • Mine did not go over the pits, they came around the house nd his first comment was, wow, that's nice. He then was more interested in where I lived in the UK and didn't actually look at the bike again!!

The storm has sadly gone but the speed triple is so much more comfortable on my... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

The storm has sadly gone but the speed triple is so much more comfortable on my back

  • Looks smart that john

  • Having to sell it was my biggest regret. Ce la vie?

  • I almost bought one of these. I love that year and model

heres my winter project to get more fuel for the long trips extra 2 gallon — Honda Shadow Aero

heres my winter project to get more fuel for the long trips extra 2 gallon

  • Is you engine carburated or fuel injection? Different rules for each. Let us know how it works out.

  • Sweet...

    Give us info!

  • Carbed and as soon as I get a tank ill started updating along the way.