Honda Shadow 750

ex119x

Been Around the Block
I agree with Teazer on this one, it is hard to see what your swingarm angle is from your posted pics, but it appears to be pretty flat. I would think a 10 - 12 degree angle would be better and would steepen up the rake a little. The front end is raked out quite a bit and won't be able to be adjusted much by dropping the fork tubes through the triples. Short of cutting the steering head off and rewelding at a better angle, you have what you have. That being said, a raked out bike is stable at speed and just a little heavier handleing that could be helped some by a slightly narrower front tire with a more triangular profile. Once you get to know how it handles with some more time on the bike, you may come to like it. The old bevel head Ducatis were always described as very train like in their handling.
 

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