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'80's Honda shadow

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by wewalkamongyou, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. wewalkamongyou

    wewalkamongyou

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    Found an old shadow 500 for sale on the side of the road. It is in rough shape. Missing the headlight, guages, grips, throttles and switches, from what I could tell. The tires were cracked, and need to be replaced. Who knows what else could be wrong with it. The good part is that it's a v-twin, So it has torqe at low rpm, Shaft drive, so no chain to have to mess with. The sign says it runs, and is $300.
    Except for a dirt bike 15 years ago, I am a complete beginner. I'm thinking about gettin this to turn into a rat bike.
    Anyone have any experience with this model? Should I get it, or find one that is running and togeather?
     
  2. wrenrj1

    wrenrj1

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    IMHO, walk..."Runs" simply means it starts. No telling anything past that. It'll take you more $ to get this bike in the legal shape to ride than it'll be worth.

    If you're looking for a good used bike, like a used car, check the usual things.