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  • JFE Posts: 1232
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    13 Jul 2018 09:10 PM
    I paid $800 for one as a learner 20+ years ago! Sold it for $1000, even after hand painting over crash damage and painting the exhaust with kill rust (worked a treat). I loved after not riding it for two days, I would fill the Main Street I lived on with a 2-stroke cloud!

    Them were the days....
  • boxa Posts: 605
    Performance Poster boxa
    19 Jul 2018 04:32 PM
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 12 Jul 2018 04:11 PM
    The new Outback Tourer has arrived

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    Now to put all this one her



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    Day 1




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    Day 2



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    Heaps more to do, then wire up all those leads


    Really like them Teneres , Just wish i was tall enough to own one , Lol

  • Baloffski Posts: 1344
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    19 Jul 2018 05:50 PM
    boxa, you and me both man. Had a few of them, kick start,  lectric leg for us old cunts is better. New ones cannot afford. They a good bike.
  • Gone Bush Posts: 29
    Mandurah WA
    Stock Poster Gone Bush
    27 Jul 2018 11:47 PM
    Good choice LoftyBob.

    My other bikes are:

    A 2012 Kawasaki W800.


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    And, like Lofty, a 2016 Yamaha Super Tenere:


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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3770
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    28 Jul 2018 08:38 AM
    Quoting Gone Bush on 27 Jul 2018 11:47 PM
    Good choice LoftyBob.

    My other bikes are:

    A 2012 Kawasaki W800.


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    And, like Lofty, a 2016 Yamaha Super Tenere:


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    They are a striking color, I just added a Suzuki V-Strom 650 to the fleet. Work is moving further away so I have to commute through the city now.

    So I added the V-Strom so I don't have to run the bigger bikes into the ground commuting.

    Bloody good score, $10K Brand new ride away with 12 months rego.


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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3770
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    28 Jul 2018 05:30 PM
    Quote source removed.
    just acquired a 3,000 sq ft warehouse at Torrensville mate
  • FLHuTChU Posts: 3190
    Newcastle NSW
    Forum Legend FLHuTChU
    28 Jul 2018 09:54 PM
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    The Trumpy ^^^ and the V Bomb, ah Strom vvv. The work hack. 
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  • boxa Posts: 605
    Performance Poster boxa
    03 Aug 2018 08:19 AM
    The V STROM 650 ,, Best value bike money can buy , 2013 mine cost $10500 , Lofty said 10 grand for his now in 2018 , gone down in price but not in reliability , Put some peg lowerers on mine , givi screen , 2inch rox risers and a comfy seat from mjm , and its  now my long distance bike , 1000 klm a day  easy  ,comfy has ,    the harley and the yammy get used but  the big miles   i do on the v strom , They actually go real good has well
  • Jo Posts: 32
    The Bay
    Stock Poster Jo
    07 Aug 2018 10:58 AM

    I've owned this bike since new. It's a 1994 Honda VT1100C Shadow, with just over 133,000 K's on it. Luv it.


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  • Kato  Posts: 137
    Stock Poster Kato
    07 Aug 2018 12:36 PM
    Quoting Jo on 07 Aug 2018 10:58 AM

    I've owned this bike since new. It's a 1994 Honda VT1100C Shadow, with just over 133,000 K's on it. Luv it.


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    They’re a great bike 
    I really liked the ACE edition Honda  did 
    Have you had to do anything major to the Shadow in the 133 Kms you’ve had it ?
  • Jo Posts: 32
    The Bay
    Stock Poster Jo
    07 Aug 2018 04:25 PM

    Well............ back in 2005 I rode up to Airlie Beach for a friends wedding. On the way back, just outside Goondiwindi, I clipped a kangaroo! Broke my left big toe, tore off the gear lever and smashed the gear box. Soooo lucky not to have come off. Mileage was around 80,000K at the time.

    Other than that the Shadow has been a dream to own. Rock solid.

  • Kato  Posts: 137
    Stock Poster Kato
    07 Aug 2018 04:47 PM
    Quoting Jo on 07 Aug 2018 04:25 PMedited: 07 Aug 2018 04:26 PM

    Well............ back in 2005 I rode up to Airlie Beach for a friends wedding. On the way back, just outside Goondiwindi, I clipped a kangaroo! Broke my left big toe, tore off the gear lever and smashed the gear box. Soooo lucky not to have come off. Mileage was around 80,000K at the time.

    Other than that the Shadow has been a dream to own. Rock solid.

    That would a been a interesting Insurance Claim

    If no insurance then an expensive one for you perhaps .

    At least you don't have to replace chains / sprockets LOL

  • Hilly Posts: 2356
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    07 Aug 2018 05:38 PM
    Jo, how do them big Shadows go? Reliability aside, I mean do they go like a cut cat or lame-ish?
  • Jo Posts: 32
    The Bay
    Stock Poster Jo
    07 Aug 2018 09:51 PM

    Kato,
    No insurance claim, just paid for repairs. The repair cost (just checked the receipt) was $1,296.00. Joys of Jap bikes I guess.


    Hilly,
    The 1100 is quite spritely, strong acceleration and can be thrown into turns with ease. Being only 245 kg it's easy to handle. Only complaint I have about the Shadow is the brakes. The single disk (front) and drum(rear) really are not up to scratch; especially the drum, which has no feel.

  • liberator Posts: 158
    Stock Poster liberator
    13 Aug 2018 11:01 PM
    I like all the Japanese Cruisers from the 80's and 90's, you get a lot of bike for the money, they were all beautifully engineered and put together, sometimes they didn't get the styling right, ie the Virago, but what the Virago lacks in the styling department it makes up for in useability, so I've got an Virago 1100, an Intruder 1400, and this Drop Dead Gorgeous Honda Shadow Aero 1100 in the shed, all up probably worth as much as a second hand Sportster,

    I always liked the look of the Honda VT1100's, so after reseaching them to death as I do when I get hooked,  I bought this '98 Aero, the Aero is just one of the models, I think there's an Ace (American Classic Edition) and a Classic, 

    Great styling, nice to look at, I love the 2 int 1 exhaust , the running boards and the speedo is in the headlight just like all the early Honda's were, and it's shaft drive, fuck I love shafts,

    I think Honda did a pretty good job,
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  • Jo Posts: 32
    The Bay
    Stock Poster Jo
    14 Aug 2018 09:11 AM
    That is one smoking hot Shadow. If I had known that the Ace version was coming out in 1995, I would have held off buying the 1100C. C'est la vie.

    Honda really nailed the design with the ACE.
  • JamesJ Posts: 400
    Stage 1 Poster JamesJ
    14 Aug 2018 09:22 AM
    Quoting Jo on 14 Aug 2018 09:11 AM
    That is one smoking hot Shadow. If I had known that the Ace version was coming out in 1995, I would have held off buying the 1100C. C'est la vie.

    Honda really nailed the design with the ACE.
    My first cruiser was the honda VTX 1800C
    I customised it ,put 20000k's on it and couldn't fault it for the original $10000 purcgase price!
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  • Kato  Posts: 137
    Stock Poster Kato
    14 Aug 2018 09:22 AM
    Quoting Jo on 14 Aug 2018 09:11 AM
    That is one smoking hot Shadow. If I had known that the Ace version was coming out in 1995, I would have held off buying the 1100C. C'est la vie.

    Honda really nailed the design with the ACE.

    i agree the ACE American Classic Edition was a GREAT bike ( and that's  coming from a 100% HD background)

    Buggered if i know why they ceased making them actually

  • Hilly Posts: 2356
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    19 Aug 2018 06:58 PM
    Quoting Hilly on 27 May 2018 09:37 PM
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    Reminds me of "the good ol days", my knees would not like it but it looks good
    Quoting Hot and Heavy on 30 May 2018 11:09 AM
    I reckon I’d struggle to get my legs down at the first set of lights. Or get them on the pegs in the first place. Lol. 
    I sat on one the other day H&H, yep them days are gone, on my toes to touch the ground, feet on pegs it was almost instant cramp, leaning on my wrists was no good either, fraid it's easyrider or nothing for me now and you know what? That's ok by me.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3770
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    19 Aug 2018 07:08 PM
    The Pig is finished, after 6 weeks and $6K, and a lot of swearing in the man cave, it lives.

    Getting her run in now in preparation for a lap of Aus by dirt roads

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