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post #1 of 9 Old 05-13-2019, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Pony in the Stable

I stumbled across a deal I couldn't pass up.
My rebel, "Mosquito the Micro-Bagger", now has a sibling.
2009 Honda Shadow 750 - Spirit (with burgundy flames on the tank), well maintained and ridden often enough, just shy of 8k on the odometer. the gentleman sold it to me at the KBB "Trade-in" price.
I took it on a test drive, 6 miles to get to the interstate, about 4-5 miles down the interstate, and then loop around and back, and was convinced. Another short ride after getting my plates and insurance before the weather chased me in. Love the weight, 500 is a very comfortable step up from the rebel's 300,

without going overboard on a top-heavy-overpower-overprice-overaccesorized marriage-ending-financing end-all-be-all-of -the-line show piece....(sorry got carried away ^ctrl+<endrant>)
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-13-2019, 10:18 AM
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Nice looking bike, and sounds like a good deal. Are those chain drive, or something else?
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Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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Shaft driven, and contrary to stories I heard, it does not make you lean more for one side's turn and less for the other side.

oh and I meant 500lbs for this bike, an easy step up from the rebel's 300lbs.

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Not sure what the recommended shaft lubrication interval is for your ride, but a 10,000 mile interval is common. It takes a high moly grease to do the job properly. Think you're gonna like not having to clean a chain!
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Sounds like a fair shake to me. Is that FI or a single carb model? I honestly can't recall when the 750 line switched to FI.

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Sounds like a fair shake to me. Is that FI or a single carb model? I honestly can't recall when the 750 line switched to FI.
Since it has a choke knob on the side I'll say carbutator, lol

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I have had a few of those 750 spirits - one of my favorite Hondas. The 2007 I had was a single carb shaft, the 2001 and 2003 were double carb chains. It's a nice-sized comfortable bike. Enjoy!!!
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I have had a few of those 750 spirits - one of my favorite Hondas. The 2007 I had was a single carb shaft, the 2001 and 2003 were double carb chains. It's a nice-sized comfortable bike. Enjoy!!!
already window shopping $$$ of 'accessories' D-oh!

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Shaft driven, and contrary to stories I heard, it does not make you lean more for one side's turn and less for the other side.
Never heard that one before. Older shafties (i.e. from the late 70's and 80's...and in some cases up into the early 90's) experienced the phenomenon of "shaft jacking" where the rear of the bike would torque/lift up under hard acceleration. Very unsettling the first time you try it when leaned over in a curve.

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