SOLD: 1986 Honda Shadow VT1100C


I picked up this 1986 Honda Shadow VT1100C a few months ago and started restoring it for a bobber project. I’ve got it running now, but other projects are taking priority. This will make a great bobber, or it comes with a box of parts for complete restoration. The motor has about 52,000 miles on it, but is still running strong. It could be road-ready with solid weekend’s worth of work.

Here’s the good news:
  • Clean Virginia title
  • Strong motor with great compression
  • Transmission shifts through all gears
  • Newly sealed gas tank
  • New battery
  • New spark plugs
  • Fresh oil change and new filter
  • Recently cleaned air filter
  • Recent radiator flush
  • Exhaust in good shape
  • Original seat in EXCELLENT condition
  • All lights operational
  • Excellent clutch operation
  • Excellent front and rear brake function
  • Excellent front brake disks /rotors
  • Good rear drum brake shoes
  • No fluid leaks (it’s a Honda!)
  • Comes with physical Haynes manual and electronic Honda Shop Manual
  • The bike comes with a set of aftermarket turn signals and stems that just need to be installed.
Here’s the bad news:
  • Missing right side battery cover
  • Front and read tires hold air, but have dry rot
  • Missing fuse box cover
  • Surface rust on exhaust heat shield (appears to just chrome deterioration)
  • Broken turn signal stems (signals still work) (aftermarket replacement signals included in sale)
While I don’t offer a warranty on any used or project bikes I sell, I’m always willing to share technical knowledge with people who purchase my bikes. If you’re local, I’m also happy to lend a hand turning a wrench on a Saturday afternoon (as long as you provide the beer).

Check out the listing on eBay.

2 Replies to “SOLD: 1986 Honda Shadow VT1100C”

  1. Howdy!
    I’m 99% sure i’m the current owner of this bike. She’s a tank! Just curious what your plans for bobbing her out were? There’s also some sort of adjustment screw on the left side above the idle control, is this for carb adjustment (A/F)?


    1. Brandon, come connect with me on the Oden Motor Shop Facebook page:

      I may be able to track down the manual that tells you all about that screw.

      As far as bobbing it goes, take a look at 804 Bobber over on Facebook:

      He’s bobbed several of these 80’s Honda Shadows.

      Also, if you’re in the DC area, you should join us over at the Greasy Nuts Meetup:

      We’re a bunch of greasy bikers who like to both wrench and ride.

      If you’re ever over in Northern VA, give me a shout, and we’ll join up for a ride. I’d love to see that bike again!

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