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So...my bike has been in the shop for amost 2 weeks now, and the dip****s that are working on it cant seem to fix, or find new carburetors for it, and I really need some wheels...so...If they cant fix this bike by weds, Ill possibly be trading it for a Honda Shadow 750, that, evidently, looks like a vulcan. Not sure on the year, but some that I saw on google kind of did bear a slight resemblance to the vulcan, and others just looked like, and I hate to be cliche, like old man bikes. Anyhow, whats the scoop on the Shadow? If any of you guys have ever owned one, Id like to here some input on it.
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So...my bike has been in the shop for amost 2 weeks now, and the dip****s that are working on it cant seem to fix, or find new carburetors for it, and I really need some wheels...so...If they cant fix this bike by weds, Ill possibly be trading it for a Honda Shadow 750, that, evidently, looks like a vulcan. Not sure on the year, but some that I saw on google kind of did bear a slight resemblance to the vulcan, and others just looked like, and I hate to be cliche, like old man bikes. Anyhow, whats the scoop on the Shadow? If any of you guys have ever owned one, Id like to here some input on it.
It's slow and doesn't handle as well,get your bike back and send your carbs to Crobins365 or Carbworx




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It's slow and doesn't handle as well,get your bike back and send your carbs to Crobins365
Hm. Thats what I was worried about..haha. Well..aparently the shadow is actually an 86 650...which sucks, because it would be a pretty significant downgrade, BUT...I love the way it looks. Especially in black. There is now, also, an 02 Honda 1100 on the table, now...which I could have by saturday, but it has a windshield, running boards, and saddlebags. Im not very fond of any of those items. Im 22. Enough said..But they're all removable so, no worries. It sucks about the vulcan, cause I like it, but..if I trade it would probably be for the better, because the vulcan needs some pretty heavy appearance work, which I dont have the time, or patience for. Anyhow. How about the 1100? Good bike? And any more info on Corbins365?
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Crobins365 is a member here. Send her a PM if you'd like to contact her. Here's the site for carbworx: http://www.carbworx.com/

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Thanks. Im not going to get the Shadow 650, so its between keeping the Vulcan, or getting the 1100 now. Im almost positive that the 1100 is going to be a Shadow Sabre, not a Shadow Spirit (the one I like), so..getting the carbs redone or whatever might be an option, now.
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Hm. Thats what I was worried about..haha. Well..aparently the shadow is actually an 86 650...which sucks, because it would be a pretty significant downgrade, BUT...I love the way it looks. Especially in black. There is now, also, an 02 Honda 1100 on the table, now...which I could have by saturday, but it has a windshield, running boards, and saddlebags. Im not very fond of any of those items. Im 22. Enough said..But they're all removable so, no worries. It sucks about the vulcan, cause I like it, but..if I trade it would probably be for the better, because the vulcan needs some pretty heavy appearance work, which I dont have the time, or patience for. Anyhow. How about the 1100? Good bike? And any more info on Corbins365?
the 1100 is a pretty good running machine and if you ride it with the running boards and windshield and throw your stuff in the bags you may think it is way cool.If you do get the 1100 and it has hard saddlebags and you want to get rid of them let me know ,as for crobins 365 do a member search on here. She is good people and knows her stuff.




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the 1100 is a pretty good running machine and if you ride it with the running boards and windshield and throw your stuff in the bags you may think it is way cool.If you do get the 1100 and it has hard saddlebags and you want to get rid of them let me know ,as for crobins 365 do a member search on here. She is good people and knows her stuff.
Im really hoping its the Spirit, and not the Sabre. The running boards arent all that bad, theres just something about pegs that I really like. Window and Saddle bags gotta go, though. Im not a big fan of all the accessories.
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You can yank all the stuff you don't want on your bike, sell it online, then buy whatever you want for it - including new pegs. If you're new bike (whichever one) has a luggage rack, you might want to look into a roll bag. They don't stick out like saddle bags so keep the low profile but still carry all your loot. If you can carry all your stuff for a weekend trip in just a fork bag and your pockets, you're my new personal hero.

Let us know what you decide, I love hearing about new bike purchases. Good luck bro!
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You can yank all the stuff you don't want on your bike, sell it online, then buy whatever you want for it - including new pegs. If you're new bike (whichever one) has a luggage rack, you might want to look into a roll bag. They don't stick out like saddle bags so keep the low profile but still carry all your loot. If you can carry all your stuff for a weekend trip in just a fork bag and your pockets, you're my new personal hero.

Let us know what you decide, I love hearing about new bike purchases. Good luck bro!
Haha. Yeah I have a fork bag, but It'll probably be going on the back, if allowed. I guess I have no choice but to go with the Magna. I havent had wheels since december, so Im just gonna go with it. The bike has some pretty decent reviews, and I KNOW that this one runs. Thats the most important thing. Should actually be picking it up tomorrow. Ill putt around on it until I can afford something else.
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I just moved away from the P'cola/Gulf Breeze area several months ago. I may be familiar (or experienced) with the shop where you've left your Vulcan....who is it?

Which "Magna" are you considering? What do you mean above by "no choice" (heck, in a buyer's market like this, you always have a choice!)......?

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