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    Senior Member Woodi23's Avatar
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    So here is the deal. I have only owned one bike, 2010 TDube. I love it and I enjoy it. But I am thinking about getting something to cruise with. Many have told me if you want a long distant cruiser to get nothing less than a 1300. But I am not a fan of power and I really do not want something really big. I was thinking about a Honda Shadow 750. It gets good gas mileage and it has enough power to cruise on the highway.



    What are some of your thoughts? I hear they are really reliable, would I be happy with it. I have no trips planed any time soon, but I would like something to be able to take on 3 to 4 hour trip.



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    The Honda Shadow is a fine motorcycle, I think you'd be happy with one. For the record, I've ridden all over the USA on far less than 1300cc
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodward View Post
    So here is the deal. I have only owned one bike, 2010 TDube. I love it and I enjoy it. But I am thinking about getting something to cruise with. Many have told me if you want a long distant cruiser to get nothing less than a 1300. But I am not a fan of power and I really do not want something really big. I was thinking about a Honda Shadow 750. It gets good gas mileage and it has enough power to cruise on the highway.



    What are some of your thoughts? I hear they are really reliable, would I be happy with it. I have no trips planed any time soon, but I would like something to be able to take on 3 to 4 hour trip.



    Thanks guys


    I sold my 2000 Shadow 600 when I bought my TW - it never was very practical for me as I live a mile up a steep dirt road and, at my age, long range riding is really a job for a car. Anyway, it was a nice bike with enough power and a good look. It was comfortable and handled well. The 750 is similar with a bit more power. One thing wrong with it is that it only has a 5-speed transmission 6 would be nice on a long ride but it should be better than the 600 - with the 4-speed on my 600 and less power I was constantly trying to do "one more shift". You will enjoy this comfortable and rock-solid bike.

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    Do NOT go lower then the 750, and double check the 750 to make sure it has a 5 speed. I had a 2007 Honda Shadow 600 and it was a four speed. It was a miserable bike on long trips because of it. 85MPH in fourth gear was brutal.

    Not sure if the 750s all have 5 speeds or not, but it is something to look at. Avoid the 600 for going long distance.



    I will say my Shadow was absurdly comfortable. First day I rode it for something like 12 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetzombiejesus View Post
    Do NOT go lower then the 750, and double check the 750 to make sure it has a 5 speed. I had a 2007 Honda Shadow 600 and it was a four speed. It was a miserable bike on long trips because of it. 85MPH in fourth gear was brutal.

    Not sure if the 750s all have 5 speeds or not, but it is something to look at. Avoid the 600 for going long distance.



    I will say my Shadow was absurdly comfortable. First day I rode it for something like 12 hours.


    Agreed on the tranny. You do want that extra gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flingwing View Post
    Agreed on the tranny. You do want that extra gear.
    The Shadow's are great bikes. I put 62,000 miles on a 96 ACE 1100. I loved the shaft drive because of the very low maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglefti View Post
    The Shadow's are great bikes. I put 62,000 miles on a 96 ACE 1100. I loved the shaft drive because of the very low maintenance.
    I think the 1100 is the best of the bunch. Here is one of a bunch of pix of a very cool de-Hondafied 1100 that was on Craigs SF a year or so ago - I was soooooo tempted.




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    a honda shadow is a solid and reliable bike...i have planned on buying one when i decide to move to a cruiser...all the 2013s are 5 speed bikes...cheaper than a 1300 and plenty of power...i really don't see a need to get into huge cc bikes unless you want the comfort which means added weight which requires more power...i bet the horsepower to weight ratios of a shadow and a TW are pretty similar...now i have to check cause i want to know...that being said, i want this...



    http://powersports.honda.com/2013/shadow-phantom.aspx



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    2013 TW200 14hp/278lbs wet = 0.0503

    2013 Shadow Phantom 35hp/549lbs wet = 0.0637

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    I found my 600 to be under powered. At 458 pounds and rated for 34 hp /36 Torque. This gives it a higher power to weight ratio then the larger 750 at 0.074235807860262.

    I found it to be almost not enough when dealing with traffic on a three lane road. Really have to goose it to get it out of its own way.



    Could just be me though. I wasn't a huge fan of the Shadow, it definitely had its perks like comfort and reliability. but for being near 500 pounds + rider I didn't think it could get out of its own way quick enough in traffic. Now this is the 600 model, but it actually has a higher power to weight then the 750, something to think about.
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    the 2010 1300 custom sabre is 75hp/659lbs wet = 0.1138 ...adds another 100lbs and over doubles the hp...cruisers and just heavy pigs...could look into something like a triumph bonneville which might be a little lighter and get the job done...i like vstar and victory as well...a sport cruiser or an adventure bike would be a better way to keep the weight down and engine size down and still be comfortable

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