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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-23-2018, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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I am a new rider from Sandy Eggo. In April 2017 I failed my MSF class. I retook the class in Sept. and past. Oct. 2017 I got my M1 endorsement and in Jan 2018, as a late birthday present to myself, I bought my brother in law's 1997 Honda Shadow ACE VT1100C2.

I originally wanted a Honda Fury. My brother in law said to take it easy and learn on the Shadow and after 6 mos. or so I could then get anything I wanted. After riding for 9 mos now the Shadow is beginning to grow on me.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-23-2018, 10:39 AM
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I like your BIL's advice. I'm on a 700 currently and thinking about stepping up onto the VTX1300 next srping.

Btw welcome! We like pics here

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-23-2018, 10:42 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.
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1962 Honda 305 Dream
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Welcome to the forum.

@Chewsifer , you'll love the VTX.

2006 Shadow Aero 750, "Audrey" - Jan 2017 BOTM - Sold Oct 2018

2008 VTX 1300T - Oct 2018 Co-BOTM

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Thanks everyone,
This is my ride. From 10' away she looks fantastic but when you get closer she begins to show her age. This is her best side because there is a big dent on the left side gas tank when someone backed into her (that's what my BIL told me).

The only gripe I really have is the chrome and whitewalls. My thinking is, if I keep polishing the chrome the sparkle will blind people from the rusted and corroded parts but the whitewalls need constant attention too.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-24-2018, 11:08 AM
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Thanks everyone,
This is my ride. From 10' away she looks fantastic but when you get closer she begins to show her age. This is her best side because there is a big dent on the left side gas tank when someone backed into her (that's what my BIL told me).

The only gripe I really have is the chrome and whitewalls. My thinking is, if I keep polishing the chrome the sparkle will blind people from the rusted and corroded parts but the whitewalls need constant attention too.

I have had whitewalls before and refuse to get them again. Too much work to try to keep them clean.

I don't mind a bit of rust and bumps. Gives the bike character. Especially us with 30+ year old bikes
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-24-2018, 11:12 AM
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@Chewsifer , you'll love the VTX.
Not to thread jack but I've been doing some research on them. Some I've noticed have head front bearing issues resulting in a wobble. So I know what to be looking out for. Also I dig your hard sided bags. I'll probably look into those when that time comes. Probably cause I'm into the bagger style. Only thing I don't like about most VTX's is the running boards. I get they're there for comfort but it just ruins the look IMO.


Back to your regularly scheduled thread.........
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That side does look good ! I want one like it dent and all.

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Not to thread jack but I've been doing some research on them. Some I've noticed have head front bearing issues resulting in a wobble. So I know what to be looking out for. Also I dig your hard sided bags. I'll probably look into those when that time comes. Probably cause I'm into the bagger style. Only thing I don't like about most VTX's is the running boards. I get they're there for comfort but it just ruins the look IMO.


Back to your regularly scheduled thread.........



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