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  1. Yeah have to ask - bulbs replacments

    Technical Discussion
    Have a 2011 Honda Shadow 750 Aero that I want a brighter bulb to replace the not so bright bulb I have now. Any help or suggestions in a better bulb be it LED or ? Picture is what I have now. Thanks
  2. 2011 Honda Shadow Engine Oil

    Technical Discussion
    What is the best oil to use for a 2011 Honda Shadow that can be found any Walmart or? Thanks
  3. Best LED Bulb or Light

    Technical Discussion
    Yeap just asking what a good replacement LED bulb or headlight would be for a 2013 Shadow. Mine yes is dull and yellow not real bright. Now that summer is here need better head light. Thanks :nerd:
  4. Magna VS Shadow

    General Bike Discussion
    Yesterday I was warning up my two bikes and decided to just take them each down the road for a better warm up. I first took the old 82-Magna 750, I opened it up to blow the cob webs out and that old gal just hauls @*%% down the road. Then took out the 2011 Shadow 750 but it seemed to be not as...
  5. How to tell when forks need serviceing?

    Technical Discussion
    Yeah, I was trying not to push to hard, just seems a bit soft so I will be pulling them off regardless to satisfy my curiosity just on the oils condition after 25,000 miles. Called the Honda shop were the PO had taken the bike for info on the shop history, never had it in for forks. All the head...
  6. Stem tool

    Technical Discussion
    I have been wanting to add a stem spanner wrench tool to my list of tools needed for use on my two motorcycles. Anyone use this one? Looks as it will fit several sizes. :serious:
  7. How to tell when forks need serviceing?

    Technical Discussion
    Were is the head bearing or is it the steering stem.
  8. Front tire

    Technical Discussion
    Yesterday had a chance to go ride my 2011 Shadow Aero, but as I approached the speed of 50mph I could feel a small amount what feels like pulsating and seemed that I could not go any faster meaning it felt like it would get worse and also a heavy feeling. I put the bike up on the stand and...
  9. How to tell when forks need serviceing?

    Technical Discussion
    I pretty much got the same information from a friend that has had several types models and years of Shadows and as of now its a 2015 believe Phantom and said leave the forks alone. He is going to stop by next week and ride the bike when it gets a bit warmer and give me his insight on the...
  10. How to tell when forks need serviceing?

    Technical Discussion
    Good info - so no real service other than when seals start to seep/leak. The shadows came with spongy forks due to thin oil from factory. Can use a replacement spring or a spacer (might try this). Measure the springs (both) and compare - good to know. When I push the bike and apply the front...
  11. How to tell when forks need serviceing?

    Technical Discussion
    I recently bought a 2011 Shadow VT750 Aero, so it's is a bit different in servicing than my last bike which had a way to air the front forks when needed. I noticed that the shadow has no place for air service on the forks and just uses springs. My concern is how do I know if the forks need...
  12. 2011 Shadow Phantom 3,500 miles - Power loss, hesitant start

    Technical Discussion
    Don't want to hijack your post just would like to hear more on what you find out as I have a 2011 Aero (same engine) with kind of the same issue. So instead of starting a new post would like to hear your conclusion. My bike is all stock. I do have to ask as I am new to this bike, were is the...
  13. Your confortable highway speed?

    General Bike Discussion
    It seems as I like the 65-70 mph on the freeway in the north part and south parts of the state. Not long ago they went to a max of 80 on the outside areas of the cities on the freeway (65 mph around the cities). Seems as more none bike drivers are doing what we can the California speeds, if it...
  14. Dumping that crappy stock horn

    Technical Discussion
    Wow some good info. I do like the one that I have on the bike now other than the noise it makes while riding. I might end up making a adapter mount or wire extensions as the only reason I can not face it down is the electrical wires are short and do not reach. I do want forward facing in the...
  15. Dumping that crappy stock horn

    Technical Discussion
    Okay I am now looking at replacing that crappy wimpy stock horn that came with my 2011 VT750 Shadow Aero. The horn is worthless. I did have an extra horn that was on my old truck, the kind that looks like a shell. It is the best, that sucker is loud, but the only down fall is it makes a weird...
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