Specifically, it vibrated more than the counterbalanced twins, and it lacked electric starting. Shoot new bike from a low angle. Sport Wheels inventory number is K6238. Shoot new bike from a low angle. It was not the quickest bike out there, nor the prettiest, or most charismatic, but it was trouble free - and there is something to be said about that.
The side cover panel on the black bike was silver, but on the red bike it was black. Water-cooled but with faux finning on the cylinders to give it an air-cooled look, this style detail was probably more important on the Shadow range of cruisers that used essentially the same engine. The 2-into-1 exhaust system was black chrome. The discs mount to cast aluminum wheels rather than Comstars. Look ast the pics as it needs some detailing yet, ask me any questions or come see it in person. According to Bear from Old Bike Barn, he's enjoyed the bike but is ready to pusue some different projects. The 2-into-1 exhaust system was black chrome.
Call and ask for Bill. Every issue delivers exciting and evocative articles and photographs of the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made! With the tank full with 2. A pair of 34mm downdraft Mikunis fed the fuel into combustion chambers where the squish factor was 10. While there are some well-known, reputable dealers out there, there are also plenty of shade-tree mechanics who swear they're selling the most perfectly-restored bike you've ever seen. Inline 4-cylinder sportbikes, V-four cruisers and sportbikes, and V-twin cruisers, as well as a number of single-cylinder dirt bikes, made for an impressive and interesting lineup and marked the beginning for one of the most popular classic Honda motorcycles.
I also put a 3. Handling is precise, if not overly quick, brakes single disc up front, expanding drum rear are up to the task for the type of riding this bike is going to see and comfort in the saddle is excellent. Have a complete parts bike to go with it. Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. There are some scratches here and there and some rusty spots. The Shadow has lots, all the way from the mirrors to the mufflers. Thanks to its narrow width, the 500 has tons of cornering clearance and can be leaned steeply without grounding the undercarriage.
He could, and he did, and he won. No warranty provided, deposit accepted via PayPal and final balance certified funds, wire transfer or personal check. Overall this was a rather lightweight suspension, as a 200-pound rider could pretty much overwhelm the springs. Gone is the kick starter's idler gears, pinion, ratchet mechanism and springs, shaft and kick lever. This clutch freewheels when the engine outspeeds the pinion, thus disengaging the reduction gears and starter motor and preventing the starter from over-revving.
Once the buyer has taken possession of the bike and funds transacted, the motorcycle is then property, and the sole responsibility of the buyer. Comstar wheels were running tubeless tires, a 3. I might be able to arrange temporary storage for up to 30 days, with an agreement in payment and logistics. What, then, accounts for the variance? With the shaft drive it lacked true sportiness, and the weak suspension made expensive upgrades a necessity if anyone wanted to really lean seriously into the corners. Shoot new bike from a low angle. This 1970 model has just over 24,000 miles on it, but appears to be in lovely original condition, and wears its original paint, seat cover, exhaust pipes and more. The starter motor, located behind the cylinder, drives through six reduction gears, for an overall reduction ratio of 29.
There will always be plenty of builders who take the first approach. I am getting old and have another bike. The brakes were front and rear. It has two new tires, a new battery, and new front brake pads. A pair of skinny 18-inch wheels a 4. The front brake was sticking preventing an actual test ride but I figured that could be fixed. I liked these little Honda's.
One trip at moderate speed netted a high of 54. FourTrax Foreman Rubicon has always been a rider favorite. The Ascot has a straighter handlebar than the Shadow, along with a larger diameter rear wheel for cornering stability. Considering that mono shock suspension was all the rage, Honda missed the boat a little here. Details of build in file along with owners and factory copy service manual. Just over 8500 original miles, original Candy Bourgogne Red paint, just a fine, near mint survivor. The reason for the deficit can be found in the dyno charts.