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1985 Honda Shadow VT750c (KillCycle)

Last updated Jan 24, 2010  

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This the Canadian edition of the 85 shadow, so while the american edition was reduced to a 700c bike, mine is the Canadian edition that is still a 750cc bike.
I bought it used 3 years ago, love it ride it every day. (from melted spring to snow flying fall)


1985 Honda VT750C Handy Info

Curb weight - full tank 503lbs
Load Capacity 367lbs
Cruising range 171 mi, 275km
average fuel consumption 51.7mpg
Engine rpm @ 60mph top gear 3488
Fuel capacity 3.3Gal, 12.5Liters

Tire Pressure Front and back - 32 psi;
Heavy loaded, front 32 psi, Rear 40 psi
Fork air pressure 0-6 psi, max 43 psi

My average actual milage 160km until gas light (38.98 MPG or 6.03 liters/100km)
10 liters of fuel in the main tank.
Calculated - Tank full to dry 207.14km (on 12.5 liters of fuel)
approx 40km of fuel from gas light to pushing the bike.
best with premium gas, even medium makes for hard starts in 1/2 a tank.

7/8th handlebar.
Kuryakyn Pegs with adaptor 8803 front, 8802 rear.

Tail/stoplight 8/27w SAE 1157
Front Turn signal 23/8w SAE 1034
Rear Turn Signal 23w SAE 1073
Headlight 60/55w
Indicator lamps 3w

FRONT - 110/90-19
REAR - 140/90-15

Pilot screws - 3 turns out stock
best setting with Jardine Sidecut pipes and K&N, 3 turns, 3 1/4 turns with cooler riding spring and fall, even another quarter turn either
way makes it a low rumble but hard to start and fouls the plugs.

Spark Plugs
NGK DPR8EA-9 standard
Cold climate DPR7EA-9
High Speed Riding DRP9EA-9

Rear Shocks are adjustable.
Has settings of 1-4, if tightened from 4 it goes back to 1.
use the spanner wrench from the tool kit to fit in the slots cut in the bottom portion of the shock

Horsepower 66hp /7500 Rpm
Torque 49.4 /6000 Rpm
standing start 1/4 mile -12.87 sec.@101.92

Maximum Speed in gears (at redline 8000 rpm)
1st - 45mph - 72km/h
2nd - 64mph - 102km/h
3rd - 80mph - 128km/h
4th - 96mph - 154km/h
5th - 115mph - 185km/h
6th - 138mph - 222km/h

Factory Options

Hondaline engine bar, Hondaline leather saddlebags


Added a K&N air filter,
Slip on Jardine Baloney cut mufflers
and a National Cycle Plexistar 2 windshield.
kuryakyn flame iso grips
kuryakyn switchblade highway pegs

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