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Year
2017
Make
Honda
Model
VT 500 Shadow
Color
RED
History
Made in USA, history very vague. only have MOT's and that its earliest time driven on road was 1984.
In very good condition and I intend to replace and rebuild it, to do Honda credit for its design.
I loved this bike like all my there's.
I started in 1963 with a James 98cc (didn't have any money to buy what I really wanted) my second bike was a Triumph Tiger Cub I rebuilt it and sold on and bought a BSA C15 wonderful sound to this bike. What inspired me to all this rebuilding well I was 11 years old my dad bought a bike and side car an Ariel 500cc and a Canterbury sidecar, He decided to do a topdown strip you know tappets and Pistons ect, I asked if I could I help and apart from over tightening very important bolts and having to get them out with a couple of red ears as at that time I didn't know my own strength it caused my dad to cry, at the age of 11 I couldn't persuade my dad I could put it right, well I did and we had a lot of great fun riding it. After my C15, I was earning a bit more money and so I bought the love of my life a 350cc Velocette Viper what a road holder I could kiss the road cornering on this bike. THis was the END as I thought of my Motorcycling, as getting married and having children was no time for Motorcycles. After my 3 boy's had grown up and married with children of their own I thought must get back on my bike. So, I did. Bought a Triumph stripped it down repainted and rebuilt it yes another onby this time I was 50ish Then Honda CB 500cc Twin I think came my way wonderful motorcycle then the Overhead Cam went on a motorway and I trid to restart it That was that. Next was at 65 I bought a Triumph Trident 900cc not the sort of bike for a 65 year old I still have it. NOW, I have had to reduce the weight and bought my HONDA Shadow and at 71, I can handle it very easily I am no midget I am 6 foot thanks to some 30 years of military in between working I kept myself a very, very 71 year old they tell me I don't look it, I still won't let them have a ride on my probably final Motorcycle, How have I stayed alive through all this SAFTEY first yes Boring old Safety. I have enjoyed my life on and with Motorcycles and I have never regretted any of it.
Thank you for taking the time to read an old Bikers memories, it's been a pleasure writing it. STAY SAFE ALWAY'S
2017 Honda VT 500 Shadow (RED)

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