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General Information

Name
Pearl
Year
2007
Make
Honda
Model
Shadow
Color
Aero
Packages
VT750C
History
2 previous owners
36,000 miles
She'll die with me
Bought Pearl from an Air Force buddy as my first ever cruiser and motorcycle as an "adult" (newly married, in college, post military). Always been around my family's 1100 Sabres and loved them. Wife didn't approve at first (could have been because I bought it without telling her, but who can really tell) but now I can't do anything without my wife with me.

Ended up loving our travels so much on Pearl that I decided to beef her up with an aftermarket touring package and upgrades (I use different combos of accessories for different trips):
  • new paint job (more whiter white and added black stripe), chrome decals
  • Shinko 777 Whitewalls (upsized: Front - 130/80-17, Rear - 170/80-15)
  • Cobra freeway bars
  • Desert Dawgs freeway bar chaps / rain guards
  • Cobra Floorboards
  • Viking Saddlebags, rollbag and tailbox
  • Memphis Shades switchblade windshield (for around town)
  • Memphis Shades batwing fairing and spoiler windshield (for long hauls)
  • Amazon passenger sissy bar and luggage rack
  • Amazon trunk & backrest
  • 2017 Phantom stock exhaust pipes (silencer baffles removed)
  • RAM Phone Mount
  • Amazon Phone Charger
  • Sena 20S Evo dual communicators
  • Nektek jump pack
  • LEDGlow Million Color Lights (underflow kit, 8x4" strips)
  • Aftermarket lightbar from eBay

Gas mileage without accessories: ≈165 miles/tank (3.2gal refuel avg).
...with accessories & passenger: ≈145 miles/tank (3.3gal refuel avg).

Soon will swap front and rear shocks for a stiffer load, and up for tuning/rejets here soon before the riding season kicks off. Love her!


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Modifications

Drivetrain
Shaft
Exhaust
Swapped from fish tail (2-to-1 pipes) to 2017 Phantom Stock Chrome (2-to-2 pipes)
Suspension
Need to swap to Progressive pretty soon
Wheel and Tire
Upgraded to Shinko 777 Whitewalls 130/80-17 Front & 170/80-15 (stock: 120/90-17 front & 160/80-15 rear) HUGE difference

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