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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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New Member - not so new rider

SFBay rider just picked up used '17 500. Fantastic bike so far, but I did lose a side cover before I found the fix...

1st bike: 1999 Honda Shadow 750 ACE (RIP 2001 thanks to a red light runner.)
2nd bike: 2003 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit (75k miles! Tear down in progress for storage/rebuild.)

Holy crap I'm on my 3rd bike.
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Welcome MC_Forum_ID_01 !

I just sold my '03 Shadow 750 Spirit with 13k miles - loved that bike but had an opportunity to make a few bucks on it.
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Yeah they are great bikes. Will get mine running again with some minor performance and appearance mods some day... Much better for long distance than the 500 imo.

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I'm on my second bike. First was Suzuki 650 LS40.
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I'm on my second bike. First was Suzuki 650 LS40.
I'm going to try one of those big thumpers some day.
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I'm on my second bike. First was Suzuki 650 LS40.
I rode an S40 for several years, but they are a bit maintenance intensive compared to a Honda. I always liked big singles starting with my Gold Stars and Matchless G50, but progress does happen.

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Welcome to forum n enjoy your ride
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Suzuki Savage 650 was my first bike.
honestly if Suzuki would just updated the S40 to fuel injection I probably would've gone with one of those instead of the rebels
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Suzuki Savage 650 was my first bike.
honestly if Suzuki would just updated the S40 to fuel injection I probably would've gone with one of those instead of the rebels
i actually looked at that bike first, and i saw it was still carbeurated and i thought - seriously?! so then i moved on.
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