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ghunt81
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   Posted 5/10/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
So I'm really wanting to know about this one-

What exactly is the difference between the Shadow 1100 Sabre/Spirit and Shadow 1100 ACE? (also wondered what the difference was with the 750 ACE too)

What does the ACE stand for?

I ask because my dad has an 1100 shadow sabre (can't remember the year- 2003 maybe?). He put slip-on "drag pipes" on it (stock headpipes) and it sounds like a tractor when he does by.

I was watching videos on youtube and every other 1100 sabre or spirit I saw on there sounds pretty much the same- very tractor-ish.

Yet I saw a few 1100 ACE's on there with pipes and they sound like a Harley.

What's the difference?


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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
difference? 
 
besides some cosmetic differences, the ace's engine uses single pin crank and the spirit and sabre engines use dual pins. 
 
ACE= american classic edition.  The ace showdow is one of the few foreign brand bikes that have a 'made in the u.s.a' stamp on. 
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   Posted 5/11/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
So what was special about the "american classic edition" or was that mostly used to denote the single pin models?


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   Posted 5/11/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
ghunt81 said...
So what was special about the "american classic edition" or was that mostly used to denote the single pin models?

Other than the single-crankpin V-twin it was mostly a styling exercise.  When the ACE was introduced in 1994 or 1995 most other Japanese V-twins copied the "chopper" look that featured a bobbed rear fender and a tall, thin front wheel with a small front fender.  The ACE was the first Japanese bike that attempted to copy the "fat boy" style of bike with full fenders front and rear, and a fat front tire. 


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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
jon said...
difference? 
 
besides some cosmetic differences, the ace's engine uses single pin crank and the spirit and sabre engines use dual pins. 
 
ACE= american classic edition.  The ace showdow is one of the few foreign brand bikes that have a 'made in the u.s.a' stamp on. 
The single pin crank on the ACE is why it sounds more like a Harley.  Harley uses single pin.


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   Posted 5/11/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
The Saber has a slightly different gear ratio and turns a little more rpm's per mph. The ACE vibrates more at slow speeds but is smoother at 65 plus. Kamo


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