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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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New rider and excited

Hello hello,

Pauly here. I just got a used 2003 Honda Shadow ACE (first bike). I could of gotten a newer model Shadow, but I wanted a carb and chain drive because I want to learn to do all the work as well as restore an ol '79 Kawasaki KZ650. I've been told that these old school type bikes are easier to work on and I can believe that because I've been diy on my 97 Astro Van and all the electronics and fuel injection make things harder.

Do y'all think that these old school types of bikes will be around for much longer. I've heard chattering about the EPA banning certain bikes from California...

Anyways thanks for being a part of this forum. These forums truly have restored my faith in humanity.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 08:17 AM
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Welcome to the forum, love to see some pics of your ACE

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 09:28 AM
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Welcome to the circus my friend. I don't think the old rides are going away any time soon. It's no different than a classic car there here to stay. And the older bikes are easier to work on however sometimes the parts can be hard to find so they take a degree of commitment to keep on the road especially if your keeping it original with OEM parts like my 33 year old mistress, 84 VT700C still running good and making smiles every mile.

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We chatted last night, but don't think I officially welcomed you yet, so welcome to the forum! My last bike was an '02 750 ACE and I still miss that bike. It's a great machine that will give you well over 100,000 miles if cared for properly.

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Welcome to the forum. We love pictures here.

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