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#1 Unread post by sarahh_00 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:24 am

I have a 1987 Honda Rebel 250 I bought last April. (I took the motorcycle safety course in Oct. 2008.) At the end of the riding season I was serously thinking about getting a Honda Shadow Spirit 750. I went to a dealer just to look around and I found one I LOVE!!!!! Very comfy and looks great!!

Now my question is.....What do you think???


Thanks for all you help!! :wink:

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#2 Unread post by Richardvz » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:55 am

It sounds to me as if you're already sold on it.

The Spirit 750 is a wonderful bike.


But as the old saying goes - "You do not buy the bike. It buys you."

Take it for a ride and see how you feel.

Than buy it. :D
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#3 Unread post by fireguzzi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:37 am

Do it!
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#4 Unread post by Thumper » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:20 pm

Good next bike, and logical next step...but yeah, if the dealer allows test rides, take it for a spin to make sure the handling suits you.

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#5 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:00 pm

Yep! If the fit and handling works you should do it! Those are great bikes and very reliable.
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#6 Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:23 pm

you only live once.... :wink:
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#7 Unread post by Amdonim » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:46 pm

It's a great bike, and a logical step up. Honda's Shadow's are the closest to bulletproof I know of this side of an Abrams. Solid purchase if you're comfortable.

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#8 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:31 pm

If you want reliable you go with a Goldwing or a Magna... I've seen both with well over 100K on them...
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#9 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:32 pm

Wrider wrote:If you want reliable you go with a Goldwing or a Magna... I've seen both with well over 100K on them...
from a 250 to a Goldwing?????? :shock:

The 750 Honda will be perfect. :)
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#10 Unread post by sarahh_00 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:46 am

Thanks everyone!!!

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#11 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:07 am

blues2cruise wrote:
Wrider wrote:If you want reliable you go with a Goldwing or a Magna... I've seen both with well over 100K on them...
from a 250 to a Goldwing?????? :shock:

The 750 Honda will be perfect. :)
What's wrong with that? They make the Magna in a 750! :laughing:
No I was just saying, but yeah the 750 Shadow is an amazing and very reliable bike.
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#12 Unread post by TorontoBoy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:16 pm

On the used market there are alternatives, all Honda Shadows:
-'82-'84 Honda VT500C Shadow
-Honda VLX 600

Both these bikes are very reliable, have similarly low seat heights, and will be lighter than the 750.

Since this is your second bike, get whatever you want!

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#13 Unread post by kkjaffa » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:43 pm

Good looking bike! :)
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#14 Unread post by sarahh_00 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:22 am

THANKS GUYS!! YOU ROCK!!!

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