Shadow 500 For Sale

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I live near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Located off of I-94, just 1 hour east of the Twin Cities (Minnesota). Click HERE for a map showing a 3hr vicinity of my location.

1983 Shadow VT500C : $1800

Here is another excellent survivor!... a 1983 Honda Shadow 500. Fine examples of these bikes are harder and harder to find in this condition. I am a former Honda shop mechanic and I've done everything to this bike (valve adjustment, carb sync and adjustment, engine oil (Valvoline) and filter, rear end oil, coolant with new thermostat), fork seals and brakes were replaced a few years back--still like new, OEM seat original and supple, chrome shines up nicely, rear shocks have great dampening still. So all you have to do is turn the key and ride it. It includes the hard leather saddle bags (shown) and the aftermarket backrest with rear luggage rack (shown). It's not a genuine "show" bike, but she's a good looker from even 5 ft. It starts right up, no smoke, no engine noises (very quiet for 28000 miles), no engine oil leaks. It truly rides as nice as it looks. The tires were replaced last year and have only a few hundred miles on them. I do have for sale a set of genuine Hondaline crash bars for the VT500. They are used and have some cosmetic flaws but I am willing to negotiate them into the deal for an extra cost if a buyer wishes--I will show them at the time of showing the bike. Gets 55~60mpg, easy to ride! NEEDS NOTHING BUT NEW HOME! My father is retired and has quit riding altogether and needs to find this sweet machine a new owner. I restored it for him back in 2000, and he's owned it since. Email for more detailed photos and to schedule a showing. I recommend that you keep this garaged except when you're not riding it, to keep it this mint for decades to come. Here are all the pictures I took of it.
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I can ONLY show/sell this on weekends--I drive truck. Test rides only for riders who bring valid operators license and their own helmet. No trades or payment plans, sorry! Can take paypal though, ask for details... $1800 OBO Thanks for looking

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