The side cover panel on the black bike was silver, but on the red bike it was black. Oh, there's also a little light to let you know when the Shadow's in sixth gear, which Honda persists in calling overdrive. The gas tank wing decal was 2-tone. The clutch was designed to help cut down rear wheel chatter, hop and lockup on bikes with strong engine braking. We don't know just what the problem is, but you can't settle into the bike the way you should be able to do.
The bars are narrow and low. Tight lips on that one. There have been counterweights, rubber mounts, opposing crank pins, shared pins and now offset pins. Just as the Ascot feels lighter than it is, so does it feel more powerful than it is. This isn't a complaint, because the bike is certainly fast.
This is one of several new Hondas this year with automatic valve lash adjustments. Among these was the Shadow Slasher, introduced in February 2000. The seat on the deluxe version is soft and tucked. If you've miscalculated and there's too much engine braking, too much drag, the clutch'll free-wheel a bit, then firmly tug down your speed. There's also a temperature gauge and a low-on-fuel warning light. The tank also wore a simple Shadow decal, rather than the Honda wing.
Irvine, California: Motorsport Aftermarket Group. Production model years 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988. A sign, or sound, of the times. In many ways, we rated the A. I have wondered if the sensor circuit has a secondary voltage regulator or a Zener Diode in the idiot light cluster, which instead is providing full battery voltage to the sensor circuits. On Cycle World's mileage loop, the Shadow got 61 mpg, respectable for a 750 Twin. Archived from on May 19, 2008.
Street-rod styling gives the rakish Spirit a strong dose of visual attitude. What happens, is that only a couple of clutch plates, driven by the inner section, transmit braking forces, while all of the plates transmit accelerating forces. Phantom is more like a conventional cruiser in ergonomics. The engines appear to be identical except for the Ascot having a shorter gearing, designed more for the performance end of riding. The front wheel is 2. Anyway, what looks like the gas tank is styled along the lines of the peanut tank of see above, again. The handlebars are short, with little pullback.
The crankshaft itself is a one-piece forging, with plain bearings and two-piece connecting rods. With its small gas tank, flat seat, integrated side panels and sleek tail section, the Ascot looks like a track bike, in the blazing red shown here or is it related to the racers. The advantage of that tall top gear is that the engine spins slower at cruising speeds, as in 4600 rpm at 60 in top. I tested the circuit to the low fuel sensor in the reserve tank, by grounding the wire, and Low fuel light works. In it, the crankshaft and mainshaft turn in plain bearings.
It's legal but barely possible for a human being to perch there. The bike had a 3-gallon fuel tank and had two color options, black and Candy Scorpio Red, a dark shade. I find this bike very appealing. A wheelbase stretched to 1,655 millimetres 65. The small tank was a pain.
So what is it that we have here? The circuit is falsely detecting low current. But first, an identity problem. The grab handles recessed into the panels have tiny studs for bungee hooks, but that's not enough. With the tank full with 2. The Shadow doesn't have that Mt. The Shadow has dual mufflers while the Ascot ports all of its exhaust out one muffler. The steel swing arm runs in tapered roller bearings and is rectangular box-section on the right and round on the left, since the left side encloses the driveshaft.
The leading axle forks have 37mm stanchion tubes and individual air caps. Power is routed through the clutch to a three-shaft transmission; it goes through the main shaft, to one of six gears and then to the countershaft. The bike is stable in a straight line and in all sorts of corners. Classic Style and a Big-bike Look and Feel. Cast wheels were changed from ten spokes to five. Ride the Ascot after time on a Really Big Twin and the little Vee is smooth as a baby's cheek. Start from the crankshaft and work up.