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    Talking Couldn't stand only having one motorcycle... so I bought another!

    I picked this: 86 Honda Shadow 500 up for $1000! It runs great, I've put about 250 miles on it since buying it. I've upgraded the windscreen to this: http://www.memphisshades.com/universal-mount/malibu in the Solar tint, helps a lot with highway cruising. I also have a set of these: https://www.leatherup.com/site/product?pid=56037 coming my way. Sure, I could have spent the money on more important things... but the wifey and I missed having something WE could enjoy riding together. My SV650 is set up for track riding, so it's as comfortable as a board.

    Just thought I'd share. Anybody else buy a new motorcycle recently?
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    Nope. I'm still waiting to get my truck fixed. Long story short, my battery exploded (literally blew the side wall out) on startup and took out my starter and electrical system. Not so expensive ($300 for parts) but time consuming, plus, I can't do it.

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    Nice bike Gunner and a sweet deal.

    I haven't purchased a new one, but ride pretty much daily. Since my one job involves riding, pretty much a given that I am on a motorcycle at least 3 or 4 days a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    Nope. I'm still waiting to get my truck fixed. Long story short, my battery exploded (literally blew the side wall out) on startup and took out my starter and electrical system. Not so expensive ($300 for parts) but time consuming, plus, I can't do it.
    Dude... that blows. Bummer.... hope you get it going soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Icemanii View Post
    Nice bike Gunner and a sweet deal.

    I haven't purchased a new one, but ride pretty much daily. Since my one job involves riding, pretty much a given that I am on a motorcycle at least 3 or 4 days a week.
    Thanks! Me and the guy went back and forth a bit, about two days and finally agreed on 1k. It's got 14,500 or so miles on it... not bad for an '86. I got those saddlebags today, installed them in about 40 minutes. I'd hoped it'd be easier, but... I got 'em on there. They look good, sorta complete the bike. I at one point had three bikes; my SV, ZX636 and a Hyosung GV650. I sold the ZX and GV for the PCS and haven't ridden cruiser in a year... I, and WE missed it too much to not get another.

    What do you do for a living?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnerbob View Post
    Dude... that blows. Bummer.... hope you get it going soon.



    Thanks! Me and the guy went back and forth a bit, about two days and finally agreed on 1k. It's got 14,500 or so miles on it... not bad for an '86. I got those saddlebags today, installed them in about 40 minutes. I'd hoped it'd be easier, but... I got 'em on there. They look good, sorta complete the bike. I at one point had three bikes; my SV, ZX636 and a Hyosung GV650. I sold the ZX and GV for the PCS and haven't ridden cruiser in a year... I, and WE missed it too much to not get another.

    What do you do for a living?
    Teach people to ride motorcycles (certified instructor). Been doing it for 19 years, taught over 7,000 students. Fun job, get paid to ride a motorcycle.

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    good looking bike. would love to have this bike that is local. want to get another bike soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhodge83 View Post
    good looking bike. would love to have this bike that is local. want to get another bike soon.

    Clean bike, very cool color combo.

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    My SV650S


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M View Post
    My SV650S


    You're in the Cool Club now Bob! I'll have to load a pic of my SV sometime today... mine is a departure from stock trim. Have you done anything to yours? Suspension or brake upgrades?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhodge83 View Post
    good looking bike. would love to have this bike that is local. want to get another bike soon.
    I like the old CBs, have you seen this: 1976 Honda 360 ?
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