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Old 09-12-2010, 01:08 AM   #1
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Help me decide between a new Honda Shadow Spirit 750 or used 1100

I can get a new 09 750 for $5-5.5k, or a used 1100 (last year was 07) from $3k-6k. I'm 6'3 and 175 lbs. Would be used mainly for hopping around town, the 750 gets a bit buzzy at freeway speeds from what I hear. I would like to go on a Grand Canyon road trip next year so the 1100 would definitely be better for that, but I would love to have a new bike under warranty. What would you guys do?
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:41 AM   #2
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I have an 07 Shadow 1100 Sabre bought July 08
Geat bike no problems
and almost no maintenance needed, No valve adjustments needed on this engine.
Don't know about the 750

There are Sabres and Sprits,

Have you check Wild West Honda in Katy

www.wildwesthonda.com

see used bikes they have two of the sprits for 2999
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I have an 07 Shadow 1100 Sabre bought July 08
Geat bike no problems
and almost no maintenance needed, No valve adjustments needed on this engine.
Don't know about the 750

There are Sabres and Sprits,

Have you check Wild West Honda in Katy

www.wildwesthonda.com

see used bikes they have two of the sprits for 2999
The 01 is sold, and as far as the 97 I'm looking for something no older than 10 years. Thanks though
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:34 AM   #4
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Oh, and I could get the 09 for no down and a badass interest rate. I'm afraid I'd hate it on the freeway though. Hope to test ride both on Tuesday.
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I don't have experience with the 1100, but I ride a 2001 Shadow 750 spirit. I think it sucks. Crappy power (tops out at 90 with a tail wind, cobra pipes, K&N filter and a proper jet kit), crappy gas mileage, small gas tank (3.7 gallons isn't much at 38 mpg), and quite buzzy at 70mph. I liked the Shadow 600 better, better power to weight, and the range was the same but got 58mpg.
That being said I know the fuel system got changed between then and now (I have two carbs not the single 34mm on the new bike or fuel injection on the Ride Smart). Talk to Patrick if you get a chance.
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Yeah, pretty much just waiting till I find a fair deal on a 1100 through one of the local dealers.
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i had an 07 shadow aero VT750, i liked it a lot, tops out at about 115, smooth ride, never had an issue with it, and in the year and a half i had it i only had to do oil changes and a brake job, really low maintenance. a little quiet but some pipes could fix that
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considering your size & need for a highway bike ,the 1100 or bigger is what I would suggest for you.
Best wishes on which ever bike you pick .
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Well hopefully you'll ride it longer than you have to pay for it. So that being the case, long term enjoyment.. I'd be all over the 1100. Easy decision for me. (I like distance and try to ride often.)
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