I had a Shadow 1100 back in 87 and sold it, bad move! I always loved that bike, and just bought a 96 VT1100C two days ago. I was surprised how well they hold there value! Love the bike!
It was clean, and ran fairly good when I got it a few days ago. It has 11,000 miles on it. I changed the oil & filter, and it looks like it has never been changed before! I am using syn 10-40 bike oil now. I added 1/4 bottle Seafoam to a new tank of gas, and it seems to be helping what I think was a bit of gumming in the carbs. It runs and shifts noticeably better now, after doing those two things! Now time for new plugs (anybody know what gap to use?), and fresh shaft drive oil. My bike is a four speed, and now I see there are guys with Shadows with 5 speeds also? What gives with that??