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  • Kato  Posts: 141
    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

  • 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: 173
    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: 449
    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: 141
    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

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3799
    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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  • FXDF08 Posts: 103
    Stock Poster FXDF08
    19 Aug 2018 08:57 PM
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 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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    Please keep us posted once you head off on your lap. Keen to know what roads you take and what they’re like? Cheers 
  • brucefxdl Posts: 955
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    19 Aug 2018 09:08 PM
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 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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    solo ?...mates/wife? would be a good change to all the "main road " attractions.cheers
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3799
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    19 Aug 2018 09:48 PM
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 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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    Quoting brucefxdl on 19 Aug 2018 09:08 PM
    solo ?...mates/wife? would be a good change to all the "main road " attractions.cheers
    Solo
  • brucefxdl Posts: 955
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    20 Aug 2018 09:46 AM
    ok,when does this happen ?enjoy.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3799
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    20 Aug 2018 06:25 PM
    Quoting brucefxdl on 20 Aug 2018 09:46 AM
    ok,when does this happen ?enjoy.
    Mid to late April, at the start of next years dry season
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3799
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    08 Sep 2018 06:28 PM
    First service and first bath is completed today, Spot 3 tracker installed. Tried my new air horn out today and scared the shit out of the stupid cage driver that tried to share my lane. Even the copper that was behind me complemented me on how loud it was whilst he was booking the dumb cunt that nearly killed me.

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  • steelo Posts: 2187
    Adelaide
    Motor Head steelo
    08 Sep 2018 06:31 PM
    Looking good LB
  • Jayman6 Posts: 921
    Gold Coast QLD
    Performance Poster Jayman6
    08 Sep 2018 06:33 PM
    Quoting steelo on 08 Sep 2018 06:31 PM
    Looking good LB
    +1
  • Scouser Posts: 1864
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    08 Sep 2018 07:34 PM
    Nice
    Every bike should have a SoundBomb fitted
  • FXDF08 Posts: 103
    Stock Poster FXDF08
    08 Sep 2018 11:08 PM
    LB I’m green with envy at both your collection of bikes and the rides planned. I like that it’s diverse, as is mine, albeit only a trio. I think you have a stable full to over flowing? 

    Wanted to suggest you keep the Spot strapped to your jacket in case of a bad off and you need help. I don’t wish that upon you, but plan for the worst and hope for the best!

    Keep the updates coming please ...
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3799
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    09 Sep 2018 04:21 PM
    Quoting FXDF08 on 08 Sep 2018 11:08 PM
    LB I’m green with envy at both your collection of bikes and the rides planned. I like that it’s diverse, as is mine, albeit only a trio. I think you have a stable full to over flowing? 

    Wanted to suggest you keep the Spot strapped to your jacket in case of a bad off and you need help. I don’t wish that upon you, but plan for the worst and hope for the best!

    Keep the updates coming please ...
    Cheers mate, I have the harness for the spot for when the going gets remote enough, it will go into the harness.

  • loopie Posts: 358
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    10 Sep 2018 03:46 PM
    silly question   can your alternator  handle  the extra  output  required if your using everything  during a night ride,   have u thought off running 2  batteries  
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3799
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    10 Sep 2018 07:10 PM
    Quoting loopie on 10 Sep 2018 03:46 PM
    silly question   can your alternator  handle  the extra  output  required if your using everything  during a night ride,   have u thought off running 2  batteries  
    That's the beauty of LED's mate, even with everything at full power, I am using less amps than if I only had 2 x normal halogen bulbs on high beam
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