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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-28-2019, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Here's my girl!

I'm all about little customizations to make what you saddle up to an extension of yourself, so we'll see where this leads me and my new girl!

What I'm currently planning or considering is more streamlined bars, possibly a solo seat setup, and spoked wheels, (although I like the stock wheels quite a bit more that I'd expected.)

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Stock rims are tubeless and I would stick with them... They do look good



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Agreed! I'm planning on adding more black to the her, the wheels a nice satin black I think will draw on the black detailing on the fenders and tank more. I'll have to get a better pic that shows the exhaust on the real picture side tomorrow or later this week, just too cold here atm! -32F on Wednesday without windchill!
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I hope you donít mind me saying this, but your girl is sexy.


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Welcome to the forum. I like spoke wheels a lot just for the classic look. But alloy wheels will require less maintenance. As an old guy I don't want to get down with a tooth brush to clean spokes. And I feel the alloys will stay straight when the spokes may loosen after a while and need truing. But I love the look of spokes.

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@smurfy71 Thanks!!!

And yeah I had some broken spokes and my other ride I had to replace, and several popped tubes from corrosion inside the wheel as well-_- Not something I care to repeat!!
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I'm all about little customizations to make what you saddle up to an extension of yourself, so we'll see where this leads me and my new girl!

What I'm currently planning or considering is more streamlined bars, possibly a solo seat setup, and spoked wheels, (although I like the stock wheels quite a bit more that I'd expected.)

Beautiful bike! Rumor has it that owners of the 2000 Shadow Spirit 1100 are the coolest guys in the bunch.

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Beautiful bike! Rumor has it that owners of the 2000 Shadow Spirit 1100 are the coolest guys in the bunch.
Shhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! You'll start a war!!!! Hahahaha thanks though! Soon I'll have a picture that'll show her true beauty!
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Beautiful bike! Rumor has it that owners of the 2000 Shadow Spirit 1100 are the coolest guys in the bunch.
It that so?

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