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Old 05-21-2006, 09:44 PM   #11
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I was just wondering if the diamond plate would affect the length that the spacers needed to be cut, also what diameter does the pipe need to be cut?

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Old 05-25-2006, 04:49 PM   #12
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I recently inherited an 86 vt700 that was out of commision due to missing carbs. Finally i found a set of carbs for $250 (a hell of a deal) the Honda shop wanted $900. I just joined the club yesterday and I have already found so much useful information. My bike and this web site have excited me to the point that I cant stand it. I want to constatly work on my bike. I will take pictures of it now and then when it gets running and then post them for everyone to see.

thank you all, and i'm excited to be here.
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:10 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by 86VT700Cmeride
I recently inherited an 86 vt700 that was out of commision due to missing carbs. Finally i found a set of carbs for $250 (a hell of a deal) the Honda shop wanted $900. I just joined the club yesterday and I have already found so much useful information. My bike and this web site have excited me to the point that I cant stand it. I want to constatly work on my bike. I will take pictures of it now and then when it gets running and then post them for everyone to see.

thank you all, and i'm excited to be here.
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:23 PM   #14
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welcome and bring on the pics!

I quietly tinkered with my bike for many many years and it wasn't until last May that it occured to me to look on-line for shadow resources. I remember how excited I was when I found this board and a couple others where folks were moddin' old shadows - so I know how ya feel.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:24 PM   #15
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thanks for the mod!!! I've been wanting to do this for 2 years! Looks like I can just about grow enough gonads to try it! thank you!

one thing..do you have tracings or drawings about WHERE you did the holes? even something on a piece of graph paper would help..like...how did you attach the brake pivot point? did you use the bottom half of the socket and a bolt through it to the backing plate? or the top half, and just let it 'float'? why the extra 1/2"?

think you could just take them off and trace around it on a piece of paper with a 'scale inch' line on so we could use them as a template 'starting point'? do they need to be bulky, or can you 'contour' them so they look a bit more sleek? what about the heat from the forward cylindar exhaust pipe. has that been an issue?

Ok..thats more than one thing..but this looks like something I could do with a few beers under my belt.

Thanks Dude.

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:17 AM   #16
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vt800c,

m@ hasn't posted since last August, I'd try pm'ing him. If he replies, post the info. I may do this mod this summer as well - ever since I cut down me seat on my 800, I've felt a little squooshed. I figure I'll make plywood templates, shape them how I want and then have them cut out. I may have them chromed as well.

There'd be no reason you couldn't contour them more as long as you don't undermine their strength. I think m@ wanted maximum strength and had limited styling options since he was using a dremel to cut them.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:28 AM   #17
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Hey guys I may be able to help you guys out.
I did this mod last summer and it turned out great.
As for the brake pivot point when you bolt the pegs on the plate if the socket is the right length it will float in there.
As for the bolt alignment you can take the pegs off and use for pattern. I used electrical conduit for spacers until i made aluminum spacers. As for the extra 1/2" it just works.
For the plate i used 1/2" thick aluminum plate.
It really isn't hard if i can do it any one can.
I would say think safe.
Any questions i probably can help.
Oh ya most important what a ride!
I do have high quality pics of mod i could email
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:36 AM   #18
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Thanks Dk,
I pm'ed ya.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:34 PM   #19
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PMd ya myself. thanks for the hint on the plywood...
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:32 AM   #20
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Does anyone know the year of the bikes the new shift and brake rod are from on this mod? I took the numbers to honda and they couldn't find them. If anyone knows the years or where I could get the parts at I really want to make these controls.

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