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Big bike rookie

shoptech13
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May 29th, 2018, 8:19 pm #1

My name is Kenny and I recently picked up a 95 Honda Shadow ACE . I had been talking to lady about a motorcycle as a commuter in the summer months as well as the fun of them. Cruising craigslist on a Saturday afternoon resulted in a "go see how it fits me" and then a trip to the atm, haha. My prior motorcycle experience started at 13 with a 79 YZ 80 , then up to an RM 125 of unknown year. In my 20's I rode a KZ 440 street bike and a friend's CB 750F , then had a sweet little Honda 185 Enduro for a while. I had ridden my Dad's big Honda shaft drive around the block and former in laws Gold Wing about 25 miles in the cold and rain, other than that, no big bike experience. About 50 miles in and still in love !

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Cleve
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May 30th, 2018, 8:00 am #2

Welcome, nice looking bike. I've got the same style LeatherLyke bags on both my 750 Aces.

Friend told me Monday he had just bought a 95 Ace.
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May 30th, 2018, 9:29 am #3

Nice looking bike.

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May 30th, 2018, 12:16 pm #4

I'm a bit confused though...is it a tourer or a cruiser ? Lol

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May 30th, 2018, 12:32 pm #5

Yours is a regular Ace, the Tourer was made from 98-01 and included alloy wheels, Hardbags and windshield plus a few other things as standard equipment. The Tourer also has a dual-pin crankshaft motor while yours should be a single pin crank. Dual pin is supposed to be smoother running.

FWIW, I believe yours is the one Harley sued Honda over as it "sounds too much like a Harley" due to it being a 45 degree single pin v-twin like a Harley.

http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/1134 ... too-harley

Edit:  Lots of stuff is the same between Honda Shadow models.lots not. Some strange feature choices also, like the "Touring" model got footpegs and naked forks while the 1100 Aero got covered forks and floorboards,

And to further confuse things Honda also made a 750cc chain drive model called an Ace
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JohnnyB2018
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June 8th, 2018, 4:34 pm #6

Cleve wrote:Yours is a regular Ace, the Tourer was made from 98-01 and included alloy wheels, Hardbags and windshield plus a few other things as standard equipment. The Tourer also has a dual-pin crankshaft motor while yours should be a single pin crank. Dual pin is supposed to be smoother running.

FWIW, I believe yours is the one Harley sued Honda over as it "sounds too much like a Harley" due to it being a 45 degree single pin v-twin like a Harley.

http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/1134 ... too-harley

Edit:  Lots of stuff is the same between Honda Shadow models.lots not. Some strange feature choices also, like the "Touring" model got footpegs and naked forks while the 1100 Aero got covered forks and floorboards,

And to further confuse things Honda also made a 750cc chain drive model called an Ace
Yeah, what’s up with Honda’s confusion? I’m ok with naked forks but damn I would love factory floorboard. Seems like they missed the whole Tourer idea. I still love all the other features though...=)


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June 8th, 2018, 6:37 pm #7

The Aero factory floorboards and brackets do bolt on to the Tourer. They may fit the earlier Ace also as the peg brackets for the T and the Ace seem to be the same.
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