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Hmmm wow, after last night first bike wash on my shadow, with time love and tenderness care hehee..i found out what the problem, it seems that my handebar is loose on the riser, thats why the handle is pushed down and can hit my legs. I thought that was the default position, guess i was wrong, i managed to push it up to a more comfortable height then tighten the screw and now it doesn't hit my leg when i do a full turn hahaa..amazing........:p I guess i can save on handlebar now.......:cheeky:

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Originally posted by zero_degrees@Jun 15 2006, 11:33 AM

Hmmm wow, after last night first bike wash on my shadow, with time love and tenderness care hehee..i found out what the problem, it seems that my handebar is loose on the riser, thats why the handle is pushed down and can hit my legs. I thought that was the default position, guess i was wrong, i managed to push it up to a more comfortable height then tighten the screw and now it doesn't hit my leg when i do a full turn hahaa..amazing........:p I guess i can save on handlebar now.......:cheeky:

so it was a very simple problem....

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Originally posted by zero_degrees@Jun 26 2006, 12:01 AM

Yo, just like to check if anyone know where to get a shadow crashbar other than customizing @ seng kwang? I ask LAB but no stock..and no idea when it will come hmmm.....:sweat:

You could check out Honda Boon Siew or Mah Pte Ltd, but the original would cost you a bomb. For Lab, chances are the crash bar would be metal make that would rust over time if not taken proper care and the bar are more of cosmetic looks rather than its intended purpose. If you are just after for cosmetic looks, you could check with madman over at the phantom knights forum for Thailand make crash bar.

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Originally posted by zero_degrees@Jun 17 2006, 10:29 AM

Slowly starting to get use to the handlebar etc, its nice and comfy ride....,loving every min of it....:) But still not confident enough to squeeze car, cause still too wide........haiz.....:cheeky:

Don't worry. I also don't squeeze unless I have to. I choose 1 lane to squeeze and I stick with it. If can't squeeze, stay close to a lane that you want to get back to.

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Originally posted by zero_degrees@Jun 26 2006, 12:01 AM

Yo, just like to check if anyone know where to get a shadow crashbar other than customizing @ seng kwang? I ask LAB but no stock..and no idea when it will come hmmm.....:sweat:

Bro, checkout frm Madman?

Think he got a Steed version, not sure whether it fits yr ACE though.

Hope this helps...

Im planning to get some stuffs frm him too liao... :smile:

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Hey guys, just wanna check, how much do you all drag your gears up to? Can roughly show me if i'm over dragging or under dragging?

 

1st gear - XXkm/h

2nd gear - XXkm/h

3rd gear - XXkm/h

4th gear - XXkm/h

5th gear - XXkm/h

 

Thanks.......:smile:

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Greetings to all!

 

Newbie here in the forum and with my Shadow 400. Just collected it yesterday (Thursday).

 

It's a secondhand with plate FR XXX T and apparently has had 3 previous owners. Maybe one of the members or readers of this forum owned this bike before. I would not mind knowing a bit about its 149,957 km history. I think the body is still looks the original (Black and Silver) and the chrome still looks good. It comes with sidebars and I got them to put on a new box. A couple of questions for fellow Shadow 400 owners:

 

1) is 149,957 km a lot for 7-8 years? (FR plates were about 1998/9).

 

2) How many km do you average per year? What's the highest total km of a Shadow 400 (at least of riders in this forum)?

 

I got it for S$3,800 on the road with insurance (6 months). I think I overpaid a little for it, but I really liked the bike and there are not a lot of Shadow 400 in the market. I saw a lot of Phantom 200s.

 

3) I am having problem with the speedometer and odometer. It does not work once I left the shop. The shop mechanic today has found out that it is the sensor near the front tire that is the problem and not the speedometer/odometer itself. They are ordering the part and will install it (FOC of course). Anyone else have similar problems?

 

4) Also, when I had the throttle past 3/4 open, it would sometime jerk like there was a mis-timing. The mechanic cleaned out the sparkplug and adjust something (idle? timing?). It seems ok now. Any one with similar issues before?

 

Overall having ridden it for a day, I find that the Shadow 400 is big, loud, and obnoxious... And damn FUN. I love it.

 

Cheers.

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Originally posted by nguyenht@Jul 7 2006, 10:53 PM

1) is 149,957 km a lot for 7-8 years? (FR plates were about 1998/9).

 

Hey Bro,

 

Congratulation on your new acquisition! Take some time to know your new bike before start pushing it to he limit. Mileage seems to be on a higher end. I used to own two early FR bikes and both mileage is just a bit over 45,000 km. Which makes it it about 6,000 - 7,000 km per year, personally I can't even reach that, hardly hit 5,000 km while just using it for daily transportation. Maybe those who go for touring to Malaysia accumulate more mileage and that makes a big difference, can hit 1,000 km or more per trip?

 

Anyway ride safe and see you one day on the road! :goodluck:

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Originally posted by zero_degrees@Jun 27 2006, 06:17 PM

Hi guys, just wanna check if anyone got the shadow 400 maintenance or bike manual that can be downloaded or send to me? Thanks....:smile:

You won't be able to find any download for the mentioned. I used to have the manual, but since bike is sold, manual goes to the new owner which I do not know of. As for the service manual, you could order from Boon Siew, last I heard of, is $60.00.

 

PS: There is nothing much on the manual and its all in Japanese text.

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Hope I still remember.

 

1st gear - 15km/h

2nd gear - 35km/h

3rd gear - 50km/h

4th gear - 70km/h

5th gear - 90km/h

 

5th gear is the overdrive gear and 90kph is sort of cruising...the maximum speed most older version of Shadow can do in stock condition should be about 145-150kph.

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Congratulation on your new purchase.

 

1) is 149,957 km a lot for 7-8 years? (FR plates were about 1998/9).

Definitely on the high side.

 

2) How many km do you average per year? What's the highest total km of a Shadow 400 (at least of riders in this forum)?

I did about 12,000km on my shadow, but 75% was a contribution from touring up north.

 

3) I am having problem with the speedometer and odometer. It does not work once I left the shop. The shop mechanic today has found out that it is the sensor near the front tire that is the problem and not the speedometer/odometer itself. They are ordering the part and will install it (FOC of course). Anyone else have similar problems?

Not that I know of, but I guess it is the speed sensor that needs replacement. A few others in this forum have problem with the wiring only.

 

4) Also, when I had the throttle past 3/4 open, it would sometime jerk like there was a mis-timing. The mechanic cleaned out the sparkplug and adjust something (idle? timing?). It seems ok now. Any one with similar issues before?

It is definitely the sparkplugs, try to replace with new ones if possible.

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Hey Nguyenht, welcome to the club, i just got my shadow about 1 month back as well, love every min of it. Would be great if we can have a shadow outing, get the shadow riders or ex-shadow riders to come out and have a kopi session, so we can gather more info and tips from the experienced rider......:smile:

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Originally posted by nguyenht@Jul 11 2006, 12:19 PM

Check out this link.. good pictures of Honda Shadows from over the years.

 

21 Years of Shadow

 

..... I still can't find any pictures of Shadow 400...

Well, you could find the official pictures at Honda Japan.

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Originally posted by nguyenht@Jul 11 2006, 12:19 PM

Check out this link.. good pictures of Honda Shadows from over the years.

 

21 Years of Shadow

 

..... I still can't find any pictures of Shadow 400...

 

 

Try this link for new Shadow400:

http://www.honda.co.jp/viewpoint/SHADOW400/index.html

VT250Z / Steed 400 / Dragstar 400 /Shadow 400 / VMax 1200

1992 -----1996--------1999-----------2003-----------2006 ..|

 

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Originally posted by VistaII@Jul 13 2006, 11:52 PM

anyone know how much a new 400 cc shadow cost and can modify to tubeless tyre bo ?

Its about $14k available at Mah Pte Ltd for the 06' version and there have the brand new 04' and 05' version as well which may cost a little cheaper. Alternative shop would be Universal, but I am not sure of the version they have there.

 

You could fix up a tubeless rim for the rear that was used on some Steed with some modification if you could manage to find a used one. Otherwise, Stamford Motor would be your best bet to import a brand new Steed rear rim from Japan and Motorworld for compatible front and rear rim.

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Originally posted by nights@Jul 14 2006, 10:33 AM

Its about $14k available at Mah Pte Ltd for the 06' version and there have the brand new 04' and 05' version as well which may cost a little cheaper. Alternative shop would be Universal, but I am not sure of the version they have there.

 

You could fix up a tubeless rim for the rear that was used on some Steed with some modification if you could manage to find a used one. Otherwise, Stamford Motor would be your best bet to import a brand new Steed rear rim from Japan and Motorworld for compatible front and rear rim.

Universal Motors should have at least the '06 version.

 

I didn't know Stamford Tyres also does motorcycle tires. I know they also have the nitrogen fill up for tyres and they charge for cars. I dunno about bikes.

 

I should get tubeless tyres for my bike too. I think it's going to be bald before my next long trip!

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HELP on Reserve Fuel Switch....

 

Ok this sounds silly, but I don't know what to make of the three positions of the Reserve Fuel Switch on my Shadow 400 (recently acquired). From what I can see, I think it looks like this:

 

OFF

 

RES

 

ON

 

1) So where should the switch be when I am riding normally?

2) Where should it be when I am filling up?

3) When the bike starts to sputter, where should the switch be put to?

 

Lastly, the main fuel tank capacity is about 12-13 liters. What kind of mileage (or is it kilometerage) are you all getting per liter?

 

Thanks.

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Originally posted by nights@Jul 14 2006, 10:33 AM

Its about $14k available at Mah Pte Ltd for the 06' version and there have the brand new 04' and 05' version as well which may cost a little cheaper. Alternative shop would be Universal, but I am not sure of the version they have there.

 

You could fix up a tubeless rim for the rear that was used on some Steed with some modification if you could manage to find a used one. Otherwise, Stamford Motor would be your best bet to import a brand new Steed rear rim from Japan and Motorworld for compatible front and rear rim.

thanks for info

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Originally posted by nguyenht@Jul 14 2006, 11:24 AM

HELP on Reserve Fuel Switch....

 

Ok this sounds silly, but I don't know what to make of the three positions of the Reserve Fuel Switch on my Shadow 400 (recently acquired). From what I can see, I think it looks like this:

 

OFF

 

RES

 

ON

 

1) So where should the switch be when I am riding normally?

2) Where should it be when I am filling up?

3) When the bike starts to sputter, where should the switch be put to?

 

Lastly, the main fuel tank capacity is about 12-13 liters. What kind of mileage (or is it kilometerage) are you all getting per liter?

 

Thanks.

For the fuel switch, it should be set to On. When it splutters and no power, then switch it to Reserve. When topping up, leave it until you finish, then switch it back to On.

 

I'm not sure about mileage, but I think would be about 23 km/L. I need others to clarify on this.

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