MORE pictures added - I tried to edit out my car (LOL) and show the bike running - you can see the tachometer needle. The bike will idle for a bit. I'm bringing it back to life. (Don't worry about the missing side covers or the air cleaner - I was getting the bike running when those pics were taken - I have the air cleaner and both side covers).
JUST STARTED THE BIKE Tuesday October 6, 2019. Charged fresh battery (had battery but never put the acid in it). I got the bike to operating temperature. Gauges work, headlight (both high and low beam), all four turn signals, brake light, tail light, license plate lite, dashboard lights, horn all working properly. IF you contacted me before, contact me again.
I DID ride the bike in 1995-1996 a bit. It has 1996 license plates on it. I only rode on sunny days around town.
MUCH better than a lot of the rusting junk "Barn Finds" out there on Ebay; by far. So much stuff from the 1980's is already very rusted. Not much has survived.
Honda 500 Shadow - In very good condition! Pretty difficult to find a 34-year-old motorcycle without a lot of miles, or road accidents/crashes and a LOT of rust. Clean and clear title in hand for CASH ONLY. No other form of payment accepted. We all know why that is.
Will make a great and easy project. You will have a very good foundation to begin with. Easiest path to success. Frankly I don't ride much. Never did. Nearly all of the miles I put on the bike were at college.
I am the 2nd owner of this bike (VT500C). I purchased it from the original owner about 1990. The mileage is accurate. I put 1,500 to 1,600 miles on the bike after I bought it (it was around 5,400 to 5,500 miles). It was mostly for college. Bike has been stored inside a garage since August, 1992. Not out in the snow nor the rain since then. Not even one single day. I also put a new rear tire on the bike in either 1990 or 1991. It was installed at the local Honda dealer in Columbia.
The bike is black with black seat. It comes with a NEW battery which has not been filled with acid nor charged yet. You can not find classic bikes like this with such low mileage. You can't even find complete bikes like this on eBay anymore (I found only 2 or 3 last year or 2 years ago).
You might have to clean the carbs. I drained the gas tank because she's been sitting. It also needs a couple of parts for the turn signals (they seem to be about $14 each on eBay so x3).
Sold AS IS, no refunds. CASH ONLY - no trades, checks, money order, etc. Bring cash and take it.
CANNOT do payments. Sorry. I know times are very difficult.
DON'T waste my time if you're not serious. Spams, redirects to other websites and tricks are reported to Craigslist immediately. Don't send me a whole bunch of stuff I didn't ask for. If you are interested, make a reasonable offer. If not, keep looking elsewhere. I WILL work with you on the price a bit BUT you have to have CASH and you must actually be interested in buying.
That includes "one word" spams and scams trying to phish info from an email account - those will not be answered. That also includes "help selling". Don't send me that stuff.
Serious inquiries only, please. **Include a phone number and best time to contact you. Thanks.**
Honda Motorcycle Shadow Honda 500 500cc 1985 Low Miles
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers