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This motorcycle engine rips! The bike accelerates fiercly in the first three gears. I have to shut it down befor fourth gear because it's already going too fast.

The 1985 and 1986 Shadow VT1100C engines developed 78.4 HP and 73 ft-lbs torque. This is more power than any subsequent Shadow models.

I think a set of low bars or even flat drag bars would fit me better than the high buckhorn-style handlebars that came with this bike. The buckhorn bar's throttle twist grip angle hurts my forearm.
 

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Yeah, the old buckhorns were a bit finicky with the wrist/forearm angle, but I found that mine work great if I put them up a bit further than factory (not much, just a small bit), but I can see your point. You can also get the more buckhorn style with less of an angle inward which will help with that, but if you're more interested in the low or flat bars go with it.
 

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I poured all of the milk scale remover (phosphoric acid) out of the main gas tank then rinsed tank with water. I read that phosphoric acid turns red rust to a black color (ferric phosphate?).
 

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I used paint scraper to remove the top coat. A twisted wire cup brush attached to my angle grinder removed the primer paint coating. The tank has a dished area surrounding its filler hole which had a lot of surface pitting corrosion. This dished area probably collects rain water.

I applied naval jelly (phosphoric acid) to the corrosion then brushed it off with the powered cup brush.

Next up was the application of Bondo body filler material in multiple thin layers over the various dents and pitted corrosion areas of tank sheet metal. A surform (surface-forming) tool was used to shape the filled areas while the Bondo was still partially cured.
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