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Old 11-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys, Well, my name is Jon, I travel with my job more then a human is designed to do, LOL. I have a home in Maui HI, Korat Thailand and Dallas texas.

Most of my seat time on Bikes has been extreme distances, such as Buenos Aires Argentina to key West Florida....its a hobby and get away for me.

I recently built a home in Thailand north of Bangkok and picked up the THAI verison of a Honda Shadow.

Thai Government wanted about 32-34,000$ USD for me to drive a BMW R1200GSA there, I love my beemers, I dont love them that much

I picked up what they call in Thailand a 2002 Honda Shadow, 400cc, American Classic Black label Edition, with about 4,000 miles on it...looks and rides great....

Now that said, can any of you take a look at the picture of the bike and tell me what model this may be outside Thailand so I know how to reference it for parts, i.e. Back rest, windscreen, crash bars etc etc...

Looks a bit like maybe a Honda Shadow VLX 600?

Thanks in advance...

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Asian market version of the vlx 600 is the Honda Steed which is a 400cc bike. Identical to the vlx except for the engine. The tires/fenders on your pictured bike resemble one of the 750cc models,,maybe an ACE 750.

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in. See my vlx in my sig.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks just like my 2002 750 ace.


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I agree it isn't a VLX600 which is what i have
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Much, so It's looking like it may be called a 750 ACE? , except after inflation from 2002 until 2012, its down to 400CC LOL!
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Looks a lot like my 750 Ace. I'd search for those parts.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow, thats a beautiful 750 ACE....any idea where to get the hardshell cases like you have in picture? I am used to hardshell aluminum cases on my other bikes and prefer durability over leather bags...Thanks again for info
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