Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
1990 Honda Shadow VT1100
I'm looking at buying a wrecked 1990 Shadow VT1100 and I need some info. It's on craigslist in Hampton, VA. The front and rear wheels are bent, it's missing the seat and battery and looks like the fenders need replacing. The guy says the engine starts and runs well. My questions are...
1. Are parts hard to find for these?
2. What parts are interchangable?
3. The stock wheels are ugly, can I get some wire spoke wheels? If so, what other bikes wheels will fit?
4. Is it worth fixing it to run it or is 1990 a bad year for these Shadows?
I've just finished rebuilding a 2002 Honda CBR 954rr (rebuilt engine, forks, etc...) and I want a cruiser now. I like riding my dad's vstar1100, but I think i'd prefer a shadow with a batwing fairing. Any other bikes I should consider which are similar? I want to buy cheap and spend time fixing it up, searching for the right parts, etc.
Thanks in advance!