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Thanks for the input guys. Going to work on getting a few pics up soon. But for now - my ride is an 87 Magna 700. I know, its not a Shadow,lol, but the info Im looking for is Shadow related.

Brakes on my bike work fantastic, but I hate the look of the single disk, want dual, keep the same front wheel style and fork style (center axle). So, my project is to use the front clip from an 85-86 Shadow 1100. Question is, will the top triple from a later Shadow mount to the lower triple of the 85-86? I know my gauges are not a direct bolt on, but with a later triple top it can be made to work and look good. When I say will the later triple top mounting, Im specifically refering to the it sitting on the fork tubes.
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Thanks for the input guys. Going to work on getting a few pics up soon. But for now - my ride is an 87 Magna 700. I know, its not a Shadow,lol, but the info Im looking for is Shadow related.

Brakes on my bike work fantastic, but I hate the look of the single disk, want dual, keep the same front wheel style and fork style (center axle). So, my project is to use the front clip from an 85-86 Shadow 1100. Question is, will the top triple from a later Shadow mount to the lower triple of the 85-86? I know my gauges are not a direct bolt on, but with a later triple top it can be made to work and look good. When I say will the later triple top mounting, Im specifically refering to the it sitting on the fork tubes.

Here's what I'm getting from your question...

1) You want dual front disks on your 87 Magna

2) You want to use the front clip from an 85-86 Shadow as your project.

3) You also want to use the top tree from an even later Shadow than the 85-86 to mate to the 85-86.

4) Once that part of the project is done, you want to put it on your Magna.

Is this correct?
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Here's what I'm getting from your question...

1) You want dual front disks on your 87 Magna

2) You want to use the front clip from an 85-86 Shadow as your project.

3) You also want to use the top tree from an even later Shadow than the 85-86 to mate to the 85-86.

4) Once that part of the project is done, you want to put it on your Magna.

Is this correct?

Yes, just as you put it. I know there are other details I didnt mention, but those other details should be small hurdles compared to this. A top triple bridge would make mounting my gauges easier, if I have to put a Shadow headlight on, thats ok. Also already the turn signale will be moved to the handlebar - 89 Shadow 1100. And some other small details.
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Here's what I'm getting from your question...

1) You want dual front disks on your 87 Magna

2) You want to use the front clip from an 85-86 Shadow as your project.

3) You also want to use the top tree from an even later Shadow than the 85-86 to mate to the 85-86.

4) Once that part of the project is done, you want to put it on your Magna.

Is this correct?
So, Chuck_Michigan, after I saw your response, after you basically repeated what I said but in a nice and neat form, I thought for sure you were going to drop a bomb of info on me, but you havent. Do You know if the parts in question interchange?


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