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2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by husoi » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:22 am

Well, well. :)

Just bought a nice VT700. 15,400 miles red 1986.
Apparently been well taken care of, the guy said he's selling because he doesn't ride it anymore "I'm over 70..."

For months I was looking for something a bit lighter than a 300kg ST1300 to use on shorter trips around Scotland and to go to work.
Already downloaded the service manual from my favourite site
https://www.manualslib.com/download/101 ... hadow.html

No chain to worry about as it is belt drive, low gravity and around 230kg.

The downside is, need to travel to London to pick it up.
On the plus side I get to ride for 450 miles :thumb: although knowing my luck it will be raining...

Now.
Checked the trains, as the more environmental option, and realised that you will buy the train but you don't get to keep it. £335 1 way trip????
So flying it is, £60 sounds like a better option.

Leaving Edinburgh on the 20th stay overnight in London (the joy) then go and see the bike and all being well will get it up. Not sure how long it will take to come back up so planning 2 options. Either do the whole trip on Friday or stay overnight somewhere halfway and arrive home mid Sat.

Will be posting pics here once I get to it. :thumb:

Tasks to do:
clean garage (urgent)
get insurance (on day)
Tax it (on day)
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by Fozzie » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:38 am

Ha! I was watching this on eBay...

It would have been my cafe racer conversion project :lol:

Very nice! I hope it serves you well (It's a Honda, it should do).
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by husoi » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:49 am

Fozzie wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:38 am
Ha! I was watching this on eBay...

It would have been my cafe racer conversion project :lol:

Very nice! I hope it serves you well (It's a Honda, it should do).
Conversion???
to what? :shock:
Had a quick chat with the chap selling it and got a wee reduction ;)
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by Fozzie » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:45 pm

Image

The above started life as a Yamaha Virago believe it or not.
I've been building up a workshop with my old man, with a good spectrum of metal working tools. I fancy building something like the above that is truly unique to my tastes and almost impossible to sell after :lol:

Last I saw, it was hovering near £1700, how much did you give for it? (if you don't mind me asking)
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by husoi » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:53 pm

Fozzie wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Image

The above started life as a Yamaha Virago believe it or not.
I've been building up a workshop with my old man, with a good spectrum of metal working tools. I fancy building something like the above that is truly unique to my tastes and almost impossible to sell after :lol:

Last I saw, it was hovering near £1700, how much did you give for it? (if you don't mind me asking)
I prefer to keep it original and after a few years selling it on.

got a 250 discount. The thing is, is Scotland it will worth a lot more ;)
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by Swagman » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:34 pm

Make sure those tyres aren’t old and dry rotting if it’s been stood a lot, long way to ride on out of date tyres :thumb: :thumb:.

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Post by husoi » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:45 am

I will @Swagman Tyres and the belt too.

So I tried BikeSure for the insurance. quoted at £125 full comprehensive after discount while moneysupermarket is showing £80 :?
Considering the option of third party fire and theft for £52...
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by husoi » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:28 pm

Wee update :)

So got the insurance, £121 including gold breakdown cover from One Call.
DHL just collected the bike gear except my leather jacket that I'll be wearing and the box will be waiting for me at the Holiday inn in Greenwich.

In the to do list, road tax and ride up :thumb:
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by Swagman » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:53 pm

husoi wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:28 pm
Wee update :)

So got the insurance, £121 including gold breakdown cover from One Call.
DHL just collected the bike gear except my leather jacket that I'll be wearing and the box will be waiting for me at the Holiday inn in Greenwich.

In the to do list, road tax and ride up :thumb:
Nice one good luck with everything hope the bike is as good as it looks. :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by husoi » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:08 pm

Swagman wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:53 pm
husoi wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:28 pm
Wee update :)

So got the insurance, £121 including gold breakdown cover from One Call.
DHL just collected the bike gear except my leather jacket that I'll be wearing and the box will be waiting for me at the Holiday inn in Greenwich.

In the to do list, road tax and ride up :thumb:
Nice one good luck with everything hope the bike is as good as it looks. :thumb: :thumb:
Want me to stop by on Fri just to rub it in? :-P :-P
:thumb:
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by Swagman » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:21 pm

Well you could go by this way On your way up. :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by goat » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:36 pm

Fozzie wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Image

The above started life as a Yamaha Virago believe it or not.
I've been building up a workshop with my old man, with a good spectrum of metal working tools. I fancy building something like the above that is truly unique to my tastes and almost impossible to sell after :lol:

Last I saw, it was hovering near £1700, how much did you give for it? (if you don't mind me asking)
I keep looking at this, looks ace. Build one.
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by husoi » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:44 pm

This is my preferred route
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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by Swagman » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Yeah that sails quite near to Lincoln.

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Re: 2nd bike - Honda Shadow VT700 '86

Post by dynax » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:52 pm

Let us know when you get near Donny and if i'm free i could give you an escort :lol: :thumb:
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