One thing that almost every cruiser owner will attest to is that you can
not have too much chrome. Ok, maybe you can, but the stock Shadow surely
could use more, hence the accoutrements that you see below. All of these
parts are made by a company called Show Chrome and are available through
most larger retailers. I tend to like them because they have many
parts that are specifically made for the A.C.E. 750 as opposed to generic
parts that you can toss on any cruiser.
Below you can see the chrome battery covers (well, the left side one
anyway). The stock ones are black,
painted plastic, while these are chromed steel. Suffice to say,
these things look really nice. They physically stick out a bit more
than the stock
ones do, so if you have short legs, they might cause some discomfort when
waiting at a stoplight. The only
other con I can see is that they are very easily scratched by something
scraping up against them. Other than that, they really add a mirrored,
depth to the bike that the stock covers just can't compete with.
Here you can see the three piece swing-arm set. It really helps to
break up the monotony of the solid black areas on the bike.
And here is the air filter cover-plate with the swept,
scalloped theme that accentuates the paint job. You can also see the
neck trim which I replaced later on.
Here's the new neck trim. It replaces the OEM black plastic covers
with some beautiful chrome ones. They are plastic like the original
covers, but man do they look nice.
Now a billet aluminum chrome cover for the ugly carburetor
area. It has a mirror finish that really dresses up an
otherwise ugly area.
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