Nick’s Spirit: Honda Shadow Bobber

Reader Rides: Nick sent us this pic of his awesome Honda Shadow Bobber...

Reader Rides: Nick sent us this pic of his awesome Honda Shadow Bobber…

Nick, a California native and MotoPreserve reader sent us this photo of his Honda Shadow Bobber.  Based on a 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit VT750, Nick customized this classic in a unique way…

Nick’s Honda Shadow Bobber:

For some reason builders love to get shots of their bikes with celebrities...

For some reason builders love to get shots of their bikes with celebrities…

We love it when readers send us photos of their builds to post HERE.  Nick did quite a bit of work to this Honda Shadow Bobber, including converting it to a hard tail, adding the springer forks and a custom solo seat.  The wheels have been swapped for a 16″ rear and 21″ front (you’d need sunglasses to look at those spokes!), Bates style headlight and the classic Model-A tail light.  Nick installed forward foot controls from a Harley Davidson.  He also swapped out the stock carb set for a single carb in its place.  One thing that stayed is the stock tank, which seems to fit this build nicely.  The build looks clean and unobtrusive (at least Gumby seems to like it!), and the mods are tastefully done.

The Honda Shadow line has been around since 1983 in a ton of displacement offerings, but current models are limited to the 750cc class.  This V Twin has become a staple in the cruiser class, and stock is a fairly basic bike.  But this Honda Shadow Bobber has some personality, proving that a little elbow grease and some vision can turn a common bike into something that turns heads…

Check out Nick’s other work on a rare 1969 Honda SL90 HERE:

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