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Old December 4th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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the bike is a 02 honda shadow ACE. the first pic is how i bought it. Plans so far are to change the rear fender and saddle bags to get more of a harley softtail look, rebuild the exhaust, and build a quick removable sissybar for when the gf rides.



Heres what im looking at doing with the exhaust...not sure how i want it to be cut though, let me know what you guys think.











i wont be making any cuts till after my fender and saddle bags arrive, which is also why the pipes are as long as they are right now.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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the $50 ebay rear shocks are pretty sweet! that thing has to handle like shit
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Old December 4th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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the $50 ebay rear shocks are pretty sweet! that thing has to handle like shit
ya ohlins are complete shit
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Old December 4th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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ya ohlins are complete shit

those are NOT ohlins...not even close!!
they be made in china land


http://www.ebay.com/itm/13-5-Air-Sho...fca701&vxp=mtr
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Old December 4th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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those are NOT ohlins...not even close!!
they be made in china land


http://www.ebay.com/itm/13-5-Air-Sho...fca701&vxp=mtr
ahh good eye. looked like ohlins on my phone.... clear spot though on your part.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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didnt know they were only $50 shocks. they actual are a vast improvement in ride comfort over the stock shocks.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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I was thinking the same thing. Fuckin chinks.
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didnt know they were only $50 shocks. they actual are a vast improvement in ride comfort over the stock shocks.
not dissing on your bike, but those shocks are garbage...I'm looking foward to your build
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not dissing on your bike, but those shocks are garbage...I'm looking foward to your build
no im actually glad you brought it to my attention since they rode so well i thought they were actually a decent shock. ill just have to keep my eye out for some good replacements.

also anyone got any experience with baffles? any advice is appreciated.
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no im actually glad you brought it to my attention since they rode so well i thought they were actually a decent shock. ill just have to keep my eye out for some good replacements.

also anyone got any experience with baffles? any advice is appreciated.
If it rides good, then dont change it. What am I missing, I see 5 or 6 pictures of the exact same thing. Maybe you took off the seat..?...
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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #11
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exhaust pipe cut options.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:44 AM   #12
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i switch the triangles around a couple of times to get an idea of slash cuts in the traditional way and upside down. ill admit the last pic isnt very thought out, kinda did it on the fly.

but im thinking ill leave the pipes straight, and just cut them flush with the end of the new back fender once I have it on.
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i know a guy that aims his pipes at his head to keep warm in winter. just a thought
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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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Looks good. I like those bikes but I'm to big for them. I can't wait to get my truck all buttoned up so I can start playing with my Road King. Keep it up.
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Slash cut on an angle and length that matches the curve of the tire at ride height. $.02
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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #16
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Slash cut on an angle and length that matches the curve of the tire at ride height. $.02
ill second this, a little more work but definetly would add the attention to detail aspect as well as flow nicely with the bike.
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well my softtail fender isnt wide enough to stretch over the tire... so im looking at either finding a fatboy fender that may work or the one below i found on the web.

http://www.cyclewarehouseonline.com/...ductId=9189435

Im going to stop at the harley dealer tomorrow to see if they have some fenders in stock i can look at.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #18
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well i ordered my fender and finished welding my exhaust tubes up, just need to weld on mounting tabs. will post pics once I finish it all. Also found a shop thatll powder coat the exhaust for a decent price.
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after some running around my fender finally came in. test fitted it last night, thinking im going to have to add some sheet metal to it to fill in the visible holes.

also thinking i may have to skinnny it up some to.





sorry about the low light, project got moved back to get the jimmy ready for another wheeling trip. maybe tomorrow ill push it out into the light.
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been behind on the updates but i got everything back together. extended the front to fill empty areas, which now has me thinking about extending the back 6" or until the flare is even with the bottom of the exhaust.




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