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Old 05-31-2010, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys and Gals,

Being a new owner of a 1985 VT700c Shadow, I've been doing a lot of reading about which parts from other bikes will fit this bike.

I've gleaned a few things, but am hoping that those of you who have already done some parts swapping, will tell which parts, from what bike & year, did actually fit this particular type of bike.

Since there aren't many aftermarket parts available, like engine guards, forward controls, etc., maybe other bikes' parts will fit ?!?!

Thanks to any and all who have info.

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Old 06-01-2010, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The simple answer: Except for a few internal engine components, parts from the 1983-1985 Shadow 700/750 will fit your bike.

The complicated answer: other parts from other same-era Hondas will also fits your bike, but not in a general blanket-statement way. The turn signals from a 1983 Nighthawk 650 are the same as the ones on your bike. The handlebar switches from a 1986 Rebel 450 will fit your bike. It's all hit and miss.

Someone please correct/verify this for me, but at some online parts shops, you can pick a part from your bike and have it tell you what other models/years that same part number is specified. That makes it easy if you're looking for a certain replacement part. Anyone know which sites do that?

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I'm in the same situation and would like to learn what fits or could be modified to fit. I'm thinking both the first gen and the current Shadow have a 52 degree cylindeer splay. Seems the current exhaust options would work.

We need someone from the way back machine who's been there.
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Nope. The early Shadows had a 45 degree cylinder angle, just like a Harley.

I don't know when Honda switched to 52 degrees. I'm thinking it was in the early 1990s.

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The 500 shadow was 52 degree
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The 500 shadow was 52 degree
Correct. With a dual-pin crank. Smooth-running, high-revving motor. Incredibly smooth at 7K rpm for a v-twin!
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys,

Keep the info coming. You are probably savings weeks or months of developing gray hair - or going bald, in my case.

It all helps. Some of you have lived it. Now us next (new old) guys want / need / desire / ask, etc. for the info. It's out there amongst you. What highway bars will fit? What forward controls will fit? What ??? will fit that comes from another bike?

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The 500 shadow was 52 degree
ARGH! You're right. Sorry VT500-ers! I totally slipped on the 500.

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83 vt750c was a 52 degree as well
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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here is the crash bar that fits it....get it quick, cause if its still available in 2 more days then im gona buy it and re-sell it.
http://www.hondashadow.net/forum/53-...ml#post1169014
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