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Old 05-15-2010, 05:23 PM   #21
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pretty much, I just turned 25k on mine, his is probably close
Nice. The old adage, you get what you pay for, proved again...
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:36 PM   #22
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Nice. The old adage, you get what you pay for, proved again...

That's so true, I ride in everything short of snow, almost daily in fact the bike is my transportation, I only drive when I have to. Aside from some scuffing on the tank from my riding suit the bike looks like new, starts, runs and stops like new, I've went through one set of tires and brake pads on the ABS Brembos and that's it. It developed a minor oi leak at 15 k that was repaired under warranty no questions asked, when I walk in the dealership I'm greeted promptly and with respect. The whole experience has been very positive as befitting a high end purchase. Obviously HD isn't the only ones to treat their customers this way but it makes for an enjoyable experience instead of feeling like it's an inconvenience for you to even be there.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:19 AM   #23
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pretty much, I just turned 25k on mine, his is probably close
Much as I liked my Suzuki GSX1100G there's no denying the thinness of the chrome. It was literally disappearing off of parts of the bike. They conveniently left the copper base layer off when they applied the nickel.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:02 PM   #24
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I'm a beginner in the MC riding world and after reading some review and licking my chops, I decided on the RS. (Took MS class 1.5 years ago). I thought it was great for my money and many of the women I have talked to that owned the 883 thought it was to heavy, were uncomfortable with it and suggested something smaller like Honda's 600cc Shadow. I wanted to be happy with my purchase and so far I am. I love the 29.4 inch seat position because I can sit or stand and maintain my bike. The 507lbs (wet) feels gravity centered instead of heavy (like the 883) for my 155lbs. Can I pick it up off the ground? Don't know. Haven't dropped it yet. Oh my son likes it too.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:45 PM   #25
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I'm a beginner in the MC riding world and after reading some review and licking my chops, I decided on the RS. (Took MS class 1.5 years ago). I thought it was great for my money and many of the women I have talked to that owned the 883 thought it was to heavy, were uncomfortable with it and suggested something smaller like Honda's 600cc Shadow. I wanted to be happy with my purchase and so far I am. I love the 29.4 inch seat position because I can sit or stand and maintain my bike. The 507lbs (wet) feels gravity centered instead of heavy (like the 883) for my 155lbs. Can I pick it up off the ground? Don't know. Haven't dropped it yet. Oh my son likes it too.
Sounds like you made a good choice for yourself! Enjoy the ride and never stop learning!
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:42 PM   #26
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Can I pick it up off the ground? Don't know. .
You can pick it up...using the correct technique. There are probably some useful videos on youtube showing how to do it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:20 AM   #27
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Hello friend,

Honda Shadow is one of my favourite bike. Mostly the style of this bike is very beautiful. The Shadowster also take a cue from the original Sportster by the placement of its handlebars and footpegs, which are located as close to a “standard” riding position as is possible with a cruiser. Honda engineers wanted the handlebars placed where a rider’s hands would naturally fall, and their goal was accomplished by a comfortably neutral reach.

Thanks for sharing.
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