Where would i find a new crate engine for my 2001 shadow spirit vt1100c
Sounds to me like the kinds of questions that would have six or seven options in the Harley world, but doesn't exist in the Honda-land. One of the reasons Harley guys are dedicated to their machines is the awesome aftermarket support that exists.How much is a total rebuild kit? Could i also upgrade the top end, as in a big bore kit or something of that nature?
I did a whole mess of research and measurements to try and figure out how to fit a VFR800 engine into a DC Shadow frame, the VFR800 is essentially the older Magna engine but with chain drive. After many conversations and finally making measurements on both the frame and engine I came to the conclusion that while it could fit, you would have to modify both front frame tubes to fit the front cylinder head through, essentially making the Shadow frame into exactly what a 97+ Magna frame already is. No point doing all that just to have something extremely close to factory available.Kinda makes one wonder what it would take to get one of those Magna engines into a Shadow, doesn't it? But me, I'd just buy the alternate bike. Why make one thing over into another when the other thing already exists? I have enough projects.
You will not find a 'new' crate engine for your Spirit.Where would i find a new crate engine for my 2001 shadow spirit vt1100c