Hardley Davidson-custom Honda Shadow

A finely customized 2003 Honda Shadow Spirit...

A finely customized 2003 Honda Shadow Spirit…

It seems we have been getting a lot of contact by readers who have customized the Honda Shadow Spirit…

A custom Honda Shadow dressed in purple…

Theses bikes seem to be a popular bike to tweak, creating a custom Honda Shadow fleet out on the road.  The stock bike was reliable, fairly inexpensive, and ripe for turning into your own custom creation.

Paul's custom Honda Shadow at a purple gathering...

Paul’s custom Honda Shadow at a purple gathering…

Not long ago we highlighted Nick’s Spirit, a custom Honda Shadow from out in California.  This week we have another reader, Paul Schmidt who sent us his version of this highly customizable bike.

Starting with a 2003 Shadow Spirit, Paul began with a hard tail kit, and moved on to lowering the back end, as well as adding a 6″ rim with 200 rear tire.  The 4″ over front end on completed the mods to the stance of this hot-rod.  For performance, Paul added a custom intake mated with a custom exhaust (we love the curves!), which he then wrapped.  The customization was topped off with some pinstriping…

Custom pinstriping for the tank...

Custom pinstriping for the tank…

Seems like the final touch was a name change – choosing the apt “Hardley A Davidson,” which we love!

This bike has taken some trophies in a few shows, and was once featured in V Twin Magazine.  Paul had the opportunity to shoot a segment for a Discovery Channel show, but unfortunately the footage was never used…

This Shadow strikes a pose...

This Shadow strikes a pose…

If you have a bike you’d like to see feature on MotoPreserve, please feel free to send us some pics!  We love Reader Rides

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