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dawg gone
Posted 1/25/2018 6:39 PM (#96153)
Subject: 1100 shadow


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will a shadow make a good tug?
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RichardMc4
Posted 1/26/2018 8:33 AM (#96155 - in reply to #96153)
Subject: RE: 1100 shadow



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Pt did for me.
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jaydmc
Posted 1/26/2018 10:18 AM (#96156 - in reply to #96153)
Subject: Re: 1100 shadow


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Never owned one however over the last 20 years or so we have built a lot of mounts for the Shadow 1100, never had any negative feed back. One issue however not sure if any one is making triple tree's for these bikes. We did a fleet of sidecars for a commercial ice cream vending company around the 750 shadow, they worked out very well.
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donmitt
Posted 1/26/2018 4:57 PM (#96158 - in reply to #96153)
Subject: RE: 1100 shadow


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I have a 2000 1100 spirit that pulls a California II and it seems to do ok. However the fact the rig uses more fuel my range with the stock tank is 100miles max. You might do better.
Don
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Jeff_Online
Posted 1/29/2018 11:30 AM (#96177 - in reply to #96153)
Subject: Re: 1100 shadow


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I had the Velorex on my 2007. Velorex is a bit light, make sure you get the newer, beefier suspension if you go Velorex, or use Lonnie Cook's upgrade. I'm currently in the process of doing this to mine. He did exactly that setup, Velorex with the trailer wheel upgrade and a Shadow 1100 tug.

Personally, if I did it again, I'd look for a heavier car. No real problems, though, as far as power and handling, without changing the rake at all.
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MrMike
Posted 1/29/2018 9:13 PM (#96181 - in reply to #96153)
Subject: RE: 1100 shadow



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I have a 1999 Shadow 1100 pulling a Dauntless tandem sidecar. Don't know the weight of the car but it is quite heavy. I have put 8,000 miles or so on it without any issues, except gas mileage. If I keep it at 55 and below I get about 36 MPG. Push it to 60 and the mileage drops to 33 or worse. So, I just relax and enjoy the ride. Have to stop every two hours, but that's probably a good idea anyway. Longest trip so far was 1,072.4 miles from northern OH to south MS. Right now that rig is in the shop being wired for the cargo trailer I bought to pull behind it. I am confident the 1100 will pull the load, just not fast. When it's all done I hope to get an article in "Sidecarist" about it. Want to ride the rig from here to northern VT/Canada this summer. Anyway, to answer your question "Will a Shadow make a good tug?" YES

Mike in MS
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Sal
Posted 1/30/2018 1:52 AM (#96182 - in reply to #96158)
Subject: RE: 1100 shadow



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donmitt - 1/26/2018 3:57 PM

I have a 2000 1100 spirit that pulls a California II and it seems to do ok. However the fact the rig uses more fuel my range with the stock tank is 100miles max. You might do better.
Don


That's a pretty nice tug and chair combo.
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Jeff_Online
Posted 1/30/2018 8:52 AM (#96185 - in reply to #96182)
Subject: RE: 1100 shadow


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Hey Mike, how do you feel that V-Star with the Velorex works? Not sure how heavy the 950 is, but it can't be too much off from the Shadow 1100. I think the car is way too light, although I do have it rigged to minimum width for a specific reason. Is yours rigged wide? Do you carry a lot of ballast?
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MrMike
Posted 1/30/2018 9:17 AM (#96187 - in reply to #96153)
Subject: RE: 1100 shadow



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Personally, I would not set up that combo again. I believe the Velorex is just too light. The one I have is from the early 1970s. It has had the frame re-enforced so it is heavier that most of them. I ran it for some time with the original axle and wheel. Them I came across the upgrade made by Lonnie Cook. It is now running a 12 inch trailer tire and doing a lot better. I have it rigged close in and carry no ballast. The way I see it, part of the fun of driving a rig is hanging off. That's about the only place I can get away with throwing my weight around.

Do have a problem with fittings on the car coming lose. As it sits right now, I have to remount another windscreen. Shake has torn the fiberglass where the windscreen mounts. This is the second one I have had come off. First time I was doing 70 on an interstate when it let go. Fortunately there was no one in the tub!

Life is an adventure...

Mike in MS
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