Talk about a lucky lady. After only riding for about 8 months on a used Yamaha 1990 Virago 750, she gets to upgrade to a
2003 showroom floor new Honda Shadow Spirit 750.
As with anything we tend to get our hands on, we could not leave well enough
alone. We started modifying things, a little at first. If you go to my
page, you will find the web addresses for just about every place we got parts or information.
In the pages to follow, I'll show off my ideas, my tricks, and my add-ons. We hope this helps
I'll start by showing the bike "almost" as we got it. When these pictures were taken, some changes had already
You can see from the pictures, we have changed out the amber lense covers to clear and we have changed the stock mirrors out. We have already
removed the old tail light (commonly refered to as a tombstone tail light) and replaced it with a much cooler LED tail light that hugs under the rear
Now for the stuff we installed. We have changed out the grips from the stock. You can see the model we went to at
(along with the other accessories we have
bought). These went on real easy. To get the old ones off, we just sliced off the old with a box cutter, ans lid the new ones on. The throttle
side wasn't too bad, but the other side was tricky. The Kyurakins were a smidge small, and we ended up having to sand both the handlebars and the
inside of the grip to make it slide on right. We realize this may seem kinda brief, but
Blacktop's SA750 website
has got great instructions for just about every aspect of the bike. However, he has info on the 750 ACE, and this is a
SPIRIT, but it is close enough for most applications.
We also did not like the look of the "Mickey Mouse" mirrors that are stock. So we got a set of mirrors we did like. Again, you can see them at
. These went on real easy. The only issue is to make sure
when you buy your mirrors, they come with the adapter studs for the Honda Shadow SPIRIT. Just unscrew the old mirrors and screw in the new. We
realize this may seem kinda brief, but Blacktop's SA750 website
has got great instructions for just
about every aspect of the bike.
Had to make the bike look as cool as it can, so to match the red flames, we decided to accent it with clear lense covers. Made a world of difference.
Again, you can find them at Cruiser Customizing
. These went on real easy.
Remove the bottom screw, and pop out the old and pop in the new. Done. Also, you can't see it in the pictures, but we enhanced my lights
with red LED bulbs. The LEDs are real nice & bright.
And we HAD to get the personalized tag. If you haven't noticed from the rest of the website why...you need help.