Wow!!!! ROTFLMAO... One poster said it right, "Only a dozen posts and you have everyone's panties in a wad". LOL Couple good posts, though.
One said there were 4 models of Shadow that year. Mine is a VLX Deluxe. What were the other models?
Another said there is a tach designed for it. I was going to use an older Honda tach but, wouldn't any good quality tach work. Didn't know I would have to change the sender for the temp gauge. That might be outside my scope.
One other post that was pretty funny and, oh so true, was the one who said it was a good thing I didn't buy a Harley or I would really be whining. LOL However, I have spent a lot of time talking to Harley owners about that. From what I am told, the newer Harleys (after the Evolution engine) are very dependable and are not the Harley of yesteryear. None have gone so far as to say that they are as dependable as the "metrics" but most say the just change oil and general maintenance. Not sure how true that is.
Regarding all the other posts..... LMAO Sorry guys. Didn't mean to get your panties tight. I was really just joking anyway. I totally love the bike. Actually, love both of them but the '86 is very uncomfortable to ride compared to the '07. Those few things I mentioned were just the few things I would change to make it "perfect". What's with bikers not having a sense of humor. I walked out of a bar yesterday and it had rained and all the bikes were wet. I looked over at a group of guys standing by their Harleys and said, "Hey, do you ride a Harley". A couple of them replied "Yes". And, I said, "OK, good. Then take your shirts off and go dry off my Honda". LMAO One guy started laughing his ass off. The others got a little pissed. LOL Found out later that the guy laughing had his 750 Shadow parked right next to mine. LOL I sure know how to make friends in a crowd. LOL
As far as the posts about me not knowing what I was buying... duh, you think? LMAO However, that's how I learn. I would have never in a million years gone out to look for a bike with shaft drive. Or, water cooled, for that matter. Do you know why? Because I didn't know they were better. Now that I have owned them, I know. I'll bet I will own over a dozen bikes in the next year or 2. Probably just end up with one or 2 but, I'll go through a dozen before I find what I want.
OK, sun is out. I am on the road. Sorry if I got the gander up on a few members. LOL Great forum. It has been a major help to me already.
Ride fun. Ride safe.
Last edited by Ringo; 08-31-2015 at 08:55 AM.