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86 vt700 cheap and simple build
Old 03-02-2015, 09:44 AM   #1
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86 vt700 cheap and simple build

I bought this shadow the other day for $500.

It had 21000 miles, rust spot on the tank, brand new tires, new battery, receipt for carbs being rebuilt and cleaned and it needed a coil. The seats were ripped but over all it was in decent shape.
Not an hour after i got it home i started removing stuff:

Looks better... but I didnt like how far the head light stuck out with out any gauges or lights or anything on the front, but I couldn't move it back becuase of the fuse box. so out the fuse box went!


Wiring harness removed:


Finished harness minus head lamp wiring, start switch, key switch, and a fuse box:

The rear was too high and the stock shocks looked crappys, so i put on some sportster shocks. I pressed out the harley bushings and pressed the stock honda ones into them.

Here is how she looks now:
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:48 AM   #2
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Here is what was left of the wiring:

I removed: front brake clutch switch, idiot lights, speedo and tach, stop light modulator, idiot light checker relay (shindengen ET-65), turn signals, turn relay, oil/neutral lights, stock key switch, all wiring/controls from the bars. It's basically charge/headlamp/brake and tail/cell charger. I'm riding this to florida from ohio in a month and a half.
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:45 AM   #3
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17 views and not a single like/hate comment! this forum is dead.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:20 AM   #4
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i just ordered new jets. stock air box and drag pipes with lollipop baffles. think 118's and a shim will be enough or should I have gotten pilot jets too?
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:10 PM   #5
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You need a nice set of hooters in some of you pics to get more views and comments. Everyone not riding in a warm climate is like a grumpy bear right now. Hell it's March and we want to be riding! Still getting friggin snow!!!
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:49 PM   #6
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We're just being quite wait for you to do or say something stupid so we can pounce on the noob.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:41 AM   #7
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We're just being quite wait for you to do or say something stupid so we can pounce on the noob.
That's why there are 64 guests and only 2 members logged on right now fucktard.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:47 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wingman
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We're just being quite wait for you to do or say something stupid so we can pounce on the noob.
I never do or say anything stupid, "pounce on the noob" sounds stupid, nerd. The bike runs now. I took a vid but it's fucked up and upside down.

Here's the front end with out the huge fuse box.
I took no pics of anything else because the wiring needs to come back off to be wrapped up and the fan switch wire needs extended. I forgot to tie the kill switch wire to the ign wire so the initial start was pretty uneventfull, 2 min later after she was soldered up it fired right up and gave me 14.36V at idle. Then I cut my exhaust down and welded the tiny rear section that used to be clamped on to the head pipe (this is/was a jardine exhaust) I then installed lollipop baffles i made from a washer and nut/bolt. The exhaust needs wrapped, the wrap is soaking in a bucket but i forgot to get hose clamps, then i'm going to slap on some copper exhaust tips as soon as i get to the plumbing store. After that it's mount the key and start switch, make a seat, mount the fender, clean/jet carbs, install bars, make a headlight and tail/license plate bracket and it's ready to ride except the cosmetic part of it. I also decided i have to extend the controls forward about 5", i'm too damn tall.

Don't laugh, she's ugly right now
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:25 PM   #9
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like GB said, many of us are living vicariously through guys like you right now. Temps are starting to climb here so I will finally be able to get in the garage this weekend .... supposed to be plus temps by March 14!!

Keep the updates coming!
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:34 PM   #10
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dont be fooled lol it was -20* here last week. it got up to 35* today though. i put on extra clothes and fire up the kero heater in the garage. I just got the itch! I might get to take it for a test spin today, i haven't ever rode it yet.
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