What think I want to buy a Honda Shadow,what year do I buy?

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What think I want to buy a Honda Shadow,what year do I buy?

Unread post by MowFast64 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:40 pm

I want to buy a shadow,but what year do I buy to get fuel inj., shaft drive, etc.?

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Re: What think I want to buy a Honda Shadow,what year do I b

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:35 am

2010 was the earliest year for FI in the Shadow lineup, the 2010 Shadow 750 "Phantom" is both FI and shaft final drive.

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Unread post by MmeMagpie » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:17 am

'04-06 Aero will be an uncomfortable fit if you're over 5'8" Nearly 9 years and 72k miles into mine and it's till performing well.
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Re: What think I want to buy a Honda Shadow,what year do I b

Unread post by Wrider » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:16 am

Aren't those carb'd though?
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Unread post by MmeMagpie » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:50 am

Nope. I asked about adjusting for elevation (when I moved from sea level to 4500ft) and they said it's fuel injected and takes care of itself. I still get the occasional backfire when I ease off the throttle at the Mule Pass Tunnel, though. Might have something to do with the rapid gain in elevation and getting to the top as fast as I can :)
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Re: What think I want to buy a Honda Shadow,what year do I b

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:25 pm

MowFast64 wrote:I want to buy a shadow,but what year do I buy to get fuel inj., shaft drive, etc.?
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Re: What think I want to buy a Honda Shadow,what year do I b

Unread post by Wrider » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:53 pm

MmeMagpie wrote:Nope. I asked about adjusting for elevation (when I moved from sea level to 4500ft) and they said it's fuel injected and takes care of itself. I still get the occasional backfire when I ease off the throttle at the Mule Pass Tunnel, though. Might have something to do with the rapid gain in elevation and getting to the top as fast as I can :)
You might want to fire your mechanic.
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Re: What think I want to buy a Honda Shadow,what year do I b

Unread post by MmeMagpie » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:20 pm

That's interesting. The local Honda dealer told me this. They also blew a lot of other smoke up my skirt, so the Suzuki dealer fixes my Honda, now.
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Re: What think I want to buy a Honda Shadow,what year do I b

Unread post by MowFast64 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:32 pm

Thanks for all the info. I rode a 06 Shadow with 1,100 miles on it. It was nice.

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