Will an 85 Shadow Engine Fit an 83 Shadow?

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by mike, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. mike

    mike Guest

    I have a high mileage '83 Honda VT500C Shadow.
    I have a low mileage '85 Shadow doner bike with bent frame.
    I'd like to drop the 85 engine into the 83 frame.
    Except for the mechanical vs electrical tach, is there
    anything else I need to worry about?
    I'd hate to get both bikes torn apart to discover some
    reason that the swap won't work.

    Thanks, mike
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