I just bought an old 1997 750 Shadow which I fell in love with and bought with my heart.
I am coming from a 250 Hyosung cruisr and have a few questions re riding the Shadow for the 1st time.
1. 750 from a 250 I am a bit nervous of the power jump. I want to take it very easy for a while to get used to the bike.
2. The bike has no tacho so I suppose I change by sound ?
3. Heres my most urgent question, I have heard that cruiser motors are different. Say coming to a round about do I go down to 2nd say on a small roundabout or is the motor different in some way to non cruiser bikes ?
Sorry guys for these basic questions but in my mind this is a huge leap up for me and a bit psychologically overwhelming.
Hi Freddy. The main thing is to remain confident. I went from a VTR 250 to a VT750 without too many problems. Take it easy, if cornering or taking tight turns seems like an issue, go slow. Don't worry about the people behind you, better still go out during the more quite times.
Stay confident.... the glass is half full not half empty.
Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window!!!!!
When cornering say at rounda bouts just make sure you you dont lean to much to slow . The bike beimg heavier will fall in more than the old one so keep a constant speed and slight more power pulling out straight. The 750has good balance so you should,nt take long to master it. Soon tell by the vibrations in changing gears if you are reving to high before changing or the chugging when to low in a gear . Find a guite estate if thats possible there and practice your turns and also your straight line stopping . Will give you an idea on how the new machine pulls up . Will be different to the old one . Practice makes perfect mate . Happy riding. ;D
dont stress about it.change gear with your speed and sound of the engine. revs and revcounters not required. dont worry if you forget to change up to 5th it wont hurt. As Ray said, just make sure you are not going too slow at roundabouts if using lean and countersteering or you may end up on the floor. If you PM me your address I will be happy to post you a copy of Ride like a pro DVD, it helped me loads when i got back on the bike. Ride safe and watch out for wally !
Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim out and meet it!
Freddy, I went from a GN250 to my 750VT Shadow & took it easy at first to get the feel of it. I found with cornering, leanng about counter steering helped me a lot, so much easer to corner rather than ry & use my weight to make the bike lean int the corners.Now, I can even drag my footpegs on a tight corner or roundabout if I want ;D
parrott72: Hello everyone, I hope your all going ok.
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billy bones: just a quick hello to everyone and see if anyone is selling an 1100 shadow at a reasonable price. i'll keep an eye out on this site for any leads. thank you.
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billy bones: vt 750 manuals are the same
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billy bones: hello to the vic bros and sisters and i hope the lockdown is not to bad for you. give us a shout and let me know, you to macca.
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maccca: Hey Billy, I live in a rural area of Vic and I still manage to ride when the weather is good. It's been bloody cold and wet lately..
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Pete1100: Thanks Bill Bones, its a struggle. Enjoyed a 10 min ride to work yesterday. We take what we can get at the moment.
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billy bones: there have been no restrictions in nsw maccca so we can still mellow out on a nice trip to the pub down the road a ways. so if you do escape come and see me, stay for a spell. that's it take what you can get pete1100.i too have an 1100, 1993.
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Pete1100: Nice Billy, I had a 93, and 2 '98s. Got an electraglide ultra now but miss my old shadow for sure.
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lea: Hi am new to this, recently joined, anyone got info about the may 2021 Honda Shadow ride. Who to contact,where is it taking place here in Australia.
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billy bones: sadly i sold my 1100 shadow to wendy witch and upgraded to a triumph thunderbird all i will say is WOW. maccca i got my comfy seat.
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george: Sounds like a win win for all Billy Bones
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maccca: I look forward to the riding with you Billy. I might be coming your way at the end of May..
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billy bones.: good to hear from you george, say hello to the family and i look forward to the time when we can get together at an agm.
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billy bones.: 0242962670. when anyone is coming through and could use a stop over give me a call and i will meet you and bring you to my place. always have a bed for a brother or sister. that includes you macca.
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