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General Information

Year
1994
Make
Honda
Model
Shadow VLX 600
Color
Black/Red
History
Bought from local Honda dealer as a used unit in 2010. Filthy, rusty, paint peeling, purple pinstripe POS with mold (yes, MOLD) on the rear Dunlop! Had a small, removable windscreen and small hi-way bars. The bags on it were hard as plastic! However, no dents, scratches or evidence of being laid down. Methinks that was the only plus!
I saw in it a whole different animal, and got it for a song. Only 25k miles on it. Before I even gave them a dime, I took their ad posted pix into PhotoShop and did a bit of 'what it will look like' magic on it. Lets just say that the dealership owner and staff still don't believe it's the same bike they sold me! And yes, other than the seat, I did all this myself.
1994 Honda Shadow VLX 600 (Black/Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Front wheel removed and spokes/hub repainted Stainless Steel...
Applied chrome rear solid rim kit...
Applied chrome sprocket cover...
Interior
Both covers had the Honda stamps filled in...
Engine painted Flat Black... Bolts Flat Red...
All engine fins ground flat...
Fins hand painted Flat Red to match front caliper...
Radiator cover painted Flat Black...
Cobra Boulevard pipes wrapped and shortened...
Starter painted Flat Black and Flat Red...
Air breather cover painted Flat Black...
Carb adjuster cover (chromed plastic) sanded to look brushed...
Exterior
POS windshield removed... Saved!
Speedo and headlight bodies painted Flat Black...
Gas tank logo covered and hand-cut Flat Red tribal flames applied (pending tank removal and repainting Gloss Black, sans logo!)...
Front fender stripped to bare metal, primed and painted Gloss Black...
New Flat Black mirrors (Thanx Carolyn!)
Audio
Frame repainted Gloss Black...
Front lowers painted Flat Black...
Disc caliper painted Flat Red...
Disc inner ring painted Flat Black, outer edge Flat Red...
Footpegs repainted with Stainless Steel...
Suspension
POS bags removed... Never to be replaced!
Corbin seat had the purple pipping cut off day one...
Just had the seat recovered with a sweet aged leather look vinyl with red stitching...
Wheel and Tire
Yeah right!

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