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Originally introduced back in 1983, the Shadow was Honda’s attempt to create a cruiser specifically for the American market. Over the years, it evolved into an extensive lineup ranging from 125cc to 1,100cc, giving riders of all sizes a taste of a Japanese V-twin. Eventually, however, Honda had reduced the offerings in the United States down to the 750cc model with multiple trims: Spirit, Aero, Phantom, and RS.
While the Aero was decidedly retro and the Phantom was all but blacked-out, the Spirit offered a more contemporary chopper aesthetic. Along with shorter fenders, a raked fork, and some low-slung drag bars, it also featured a large (and narrow) 21″ front wheel. What’s more, it boasted a two-into-two exhaust and a short 25.6-inch seat height.
In true Honda fashion, the Shadow was as trusty as bikes come. The liquid-cooled V-twin featured three valves per head as well as a dual-pin crankshaft designed to deliver a smooth power delivery throughout its rev range. Performance figures amounted to 43hp and 47lb-ft of torque, but thanks to the large 3.7-gallon fuel tank, one could expect around around 140 miles before touching reserve. As if that wasn’t enough, Honda fitted the 2007 Spirit with a final shaft drive to eliminate the inconveniences of having to service a chain.
As Motorcycle.com found in its review: “with 25 years of sales to back this bike and its predecessors, Honda has much to be proud of in the 2007 Shadow Spirit C2. It’s a bike that is — quite frankly — easy and fun to ride. Those two attributes alone will carry a bike far and wide on the road to longevity.”
This example is VIN: JH2RC53167M000384, engine #: RC53E2010555. The seller is Iconic’s very own Service Manager, Lalo! He purchased the bike 12 years ago from a private party. He is letting it go as he recently purchased a Ducati Monster.
During his ownership, Lalo has covered approximately 20,000 miles. The odometer shows 24,418 miles.
Within the last 10 months, Lalo has rebuilt the forks with new seals, slide bushings and Motorex oil; rebuilt the front brake master, changed the brake pads, and flushed the brake fluid; adjusted the valves and installed a new valve cover gasket and grommets; flushed the coolant and installed a new coolant hose; changed the oil and oil filter; changed the final drive fluid; cleaned and tuned the carb; and replaced the intake manifold, the helmet lock, the battery, the spark plugs, and the right rear turn signal. He also installed Bridgestone Exedra Max tires with date codes of 3721 and 4021.
He notes the following in his condition report:
Mileage: 23,549 Miles
Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2021
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front/ Rear: 29PSI
Brake Life – Front: 100%; Rear: 80%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front: Ok
Final Drive Oi – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok,New
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Battery: 12.6V, New
Battery Test : OCV: 12.68; Capacity: 8.5 Ah
State of Health: 100%
State of Charge: 100%
Cranking Volts: 10.83V Normal
Charging Test: Load Off: 14.03V; Load On: 14.05V
Diode Ripple Test: 0.10V Normal
This Shadow is completely stock.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California title with current registration through April 2024.
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