Hi there! Finally have a reason to join up here, I am a brewer in Salt Lake, I have and have had a few bikes, no stranger to full rebuilds and some custom fabrications. I just recently found a deal on a 2005 Shadow Aero 750 that I couldnt pass up. Honestly I was looking for a 2000-2004 ACE with the chain drive and single pin crank, but for $1500 with zero issues I couldnt pass it up. Its got what appears to be 14-16" apes, and my guess is Mac exhaust. Runs fantastic and rides great too. I actually have bought it for my Fiance, but shes nice enough to let me ride it while my 85 Magna 700 is out for the season due to chewing up its second gear a second time. So far my only gripe is that the Shadow has really small gearing so it feels like its struggling past 60mph, something I was familiar with on my 03 ACE I had back in the day but since this ones a shafty I am stuck with the buzz. I suppose thats why I have my Magna. Anyways, any suggestions, tips, performance or comfort advice will be greatly appreciated, otherwise Ill just lurk along and ask questions as they come up. Cheers!
My current bikes are:
1985 Magna 700C painted baby blue, and seat reupholstered in choco brown. Its my baby, ive done every bit of service manual scheduled maintenance as well as some other custom stuff. 2 years ago I replaced the countershaft transmission gears, shift forks and drum while the bike was on the centerstand and without splitting the cases, truly a water temple level of mechanics.
My 2nd is a 1980 CB750F that I got for $180 saving it from the junkyard. Its a complete ground up restomod cafe bratster scrambler mashup retaining lots of factory parts, currently in delayed status due to having a second Jeep XJ project take priority as well as the Magna transmission. Grumble.
My third is a 1981 XL185s that I got for 400 non running, diagnosed a broken camshaft and timing advance. A few days later with a performance cam and a full service its been a really fun ripper wheelie bike.
That brings me to my final bike, the reason I am here. A 2005 Shadow Aero 750. Only has 14k miles!
So comfortable. Very nice tone, and unmatched reliability. I wanted a bike that literally only ever needed oils changed and tires changed with an occasional valve adjustment (unless theyre hydraulic lifters). I think I found a perfect match. Cheers!!