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Old 03-07-2014, 06:20 PM
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Default Still cant say no!

Why is it that once you get the bug you gotta feed it?
Lol.
Well Ive done it once again!
Got my money pit still going on slowly, ( the HUC warlock trike ) thats having bits bought for it bit by bit, as and when, as I am in no harry with that one.

I had that Mini trike in to pass on, but after a conversation with a mate of mine have decided to put it on hold and go back to it in the future.

And now, Ive picked up a 1984 VT700c to bob.


I know, I should have learned at my age to be able to say no!
Lol.

Well I didnt, and after parting with a little too many pennies than I should have, I went up with my mate Gareth to pick it up.
Took my Trike tow, fitted onto his car, and towed the Shad home.

Towes well as long as you take a wide aproach to turnings, lol.
It was strapped on as well mind, lol

As it is a shaft drive, I have to admit that ive already been inquiring about a swingarm conversion for a trike, but its staying a bike, lol.


This part of it has deff got to go!

Going for the Bobber look with this one!

First day on drive and its started to look like a BillyBike already, lol

Neighbours are far from surprised that things don't stay whole once in my possession for long, lol.

Looks like a different machine just by removing a few bits.

Everything that comes off it will be up for swapz for something I can use on it myself if anyone needs anything.

Decided where I am going with this one.
Love the shape on the old style solo seats, so picked up a fiberglass blank to base the seat on.

I had already split a rear fender I bought for the warlock trike to widen it, so I have decided to use it for the rear of this one instead.
I do change my mind a lot as you will find out the more Ime on here, lol

I will be shortening it a lot as well as making it a bit thinner to fit the rear of the Shad.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:30 PM
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Seat that ive got as a base seams to suit the shape ime going for I recon.


Gonna wrapthe exhaust in that wrapping stuff,

Anyone able to tell me how easy or hard it is to wrap?

The rear slencers are being changed for more straight looking ends, as is the shockers, gonna either replace with solid bars to make the hardtail style, or do away with the coilover shocks that are on it and fit the covered in style of the older bikes.
What you recon.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:50 PM
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Bikes always look better from behind than in front don't they!


Was going to go for straight bars, and sorry I didn't now realy, but I picked up a set of drags instead.




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I can't tell for sure from your photos but if that has a single front disk brake then it is a 1996 VT700c, the '94s had a twin front disk..

Put Avon Venoms on it and it will stick to the ground like glue and handle like an old BSA A10 Golden Flash but it will do it at 100 mph.

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Its a twin disk on front dude!
Got venom on rear.
Pity that the swing arm spoils the fact that I am l limited to the size of rear tyre that I could fit!
It looks a bit thin on the rubber side of things, but anything wider would rub the swing arm straight away.

It says 1984 model on the head.
Its a American import spos to be.

Problem with shafties is that I cant find wire wheels to fit the rear because of the hub.
Any suggestions?

Would like to lower i but wouldnt know where to start on the forks.
Rear I imagine would just be a matter of shorter shocks?
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It's a great bike as it is but I've seen them wrapped, back mudguard cut in half, seat like the one you have, bottom fuel tank removed, fuel pump replaced with gravity feed, indicators removed..do not fit a wider wheel, you will lose a lot of what makes these bikes great..They are one of the easiest bikes to repair but some of them have coolant problems..Done up and looking great with an MOT you might get a grand for it, as is, running well with a long MOT maybe 800..So not a bike that is going to make you a fortune..

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Would like to thing that it would stay around a while once its on road!
But you know what its like, something else come up just as you get happy with what you've reached.
That's with me anyway, lol.
I like the idea of a mild rat, so wont be tarting it too much, lol.

And anyway, Ime leaving all the good stuff to go on the trike, lol.


Question!
Ive seen a nice classic headlight on a ebay shop.
BSA style I think.
Has a amp meter on top of casing.
Would love one of these in black and change amp meter for a speedo.
Ive ordered a small speedo with the ign/ind/headlight lights built in, so was wondering if that would work?
Ive seen it has the old style light wswitch on the rear of the cacing as well, and as its 12vlt and brand new, I thought I may give it a go.
It would clean up the handlebars, and give the bike that classic look.
What you recon? Ebay number: 390811951810

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:54 PM
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Speedometer first..depends on the size of the wheel for accuracy..

Anything electrical will work if it is 12v, just a matter of getting the service manual with the circuit diagram for the bike, Honda kept the same colours for wiring right through their range..but there is a birds nest of wires behind the headlight..

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Bike came with a great manual.
Real good manual that was photocopied by my cousin.
Got all the wiring diagrams and cooling/fuel etc in full detail.
(Thank god it lots of got pics though otherwise Ide be well lost, lol)

Ide imagine there would be a lot of wires in the casing.
But I like the old classic british look, and thats what Ide like to achive in some way with this one.
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I remember when the Japs first got the idea of pet dogs, they all wanted a poodle..The Kiwi's made a fortune trimming sheep and selling them as poodles in Japan..

That bike is always going to be a Honda Shadow whatever you do to it.

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I remember when the Japs first got the idea of pet dogs, they all wanted a poodle..The Kiwi's made a fortune trimming sheep and selling them as poodles in Japan..

That bike is always going to be a Honda Shadow whatever you do to it.

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Lol!
I dont want it to be anything else than what it is, lol.
I want it to be a shadow with my stamp on it, lol


I hate bling, and try and get rid of as much chrome as poss if I can.
I dont do polish if possible, I like something that can get swilled and put
away
So if I can change as much cromed items for painted items thats great for me.
And if they have a better classic look thats even better!

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