• What experience do you guys have about the shaft driven honda shadows vs the... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    What experience do you guys have about the shaft-driven honda shadows vs the chain driven? Also, is there any belt conversion kit or something?

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    Sorry for the terrible video bought this off a buddy of mine two weeks ago — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Sorry for the terrible video, bought this off a buddy of mine two weeks ago(never even rode a bike before) finally got it started today, had to take the carb off(utter pain in the ass) and threw it back on and after 2 hours of troubleshooting finally got it to start and die a few times, this was the second time it actually idled, so adjusted and took it for a spin, and of course killed it, brought it back to the car jumped it again, and went to take off this time killed it instantly, I assumed the battery had some juice and went to start it and heard like a puff, I want to say near my right leg but that could've been a misfire, and zero juice from the starter, headlights and tail light worked though, so I don't think it's the battery, I'm assuming it's the fuse. Side note(don't know if its even relevant) used to I could put it in neutral and push it fine, now it seems to click into gear when it should be in neutral(while turned off)

    Keep in mind, I work on VW bugs never motorcycles, so don't hate too much :P

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    Can someone help with an issue my buddy is having with his bike — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Can someone help with an issue my buddy is having with his bike?

    2002 Honda Shadow 1100 Spirit.

    How are the ignition wires ran? Does the left coil run both left plugs or does it run the rear cylinder? We are chasing down an issue with it missing and bogging (already had carbs rebuilt completely). The diagrams that show the ignition system aren't clear whether the left coil goes to the left side and the right coil goes to the right side, or if the left goes to the rear cyl and the right goes to the front cyl.

    It's a used bike and we are trying to see if someone put it together wrong previously. It needs a new coil and wire to begin with because one of the coils had a corroded pin that was shorting out one wire.

    Before we took everything apart, the bike ran with the right side wires hooked up and left side off, but would not run with the left side on and right side unplugged.

    Thanks.

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    I am starting to despise my 84 VT700 On a recent ride it would barely run... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    I am starting to despise my 84 VT700. On a recent ride it would barely run & backfired badly stranding me. So I flushed the gas, changed the plugs, air filter, fuel filter, ran sea foam through it, new battery & did a oil change. With a lil starting fluid she fired up & ran flawlessly. I was having fun for a couple weeks until it stranded me last night doing the exact same thing except it wouldn't even stay running with the starting fluid I had in the saddle bag. I was tempted to just push it in the ditch & leave it but my son realized how disgusted I was & brought it home to me. Even if I fix it I am going to sell it because It has made me walk home twice in a month & I cant stand to look at it anymore

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    Thx for the add This is Betty Sue my second bike I ve ever owned First bike... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Thx for the add! This is Betty Sue, my second bike I've ever owned! First bike was 85 silverwing our kids were small my wife wanted no part of it period! But the day I bought our 2003 Honda shadow ace deluxe 750 that changed! Wife loves this bike as much as I do...this is a picture that her and my kids had made for me for Father's day years back it now hangs in our new house in my man cave! That was Betty Sue old bedroom! I'm an over the road truck driver so she is only sitting at 17,500 miles! She's got best in class and top 5 in couple local car and bike shows against Harleys! Thinking about turning her into a trike so as we get older and more time we can still keep riding her!!! Again thx!

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    It sat for 3 years untouched before I got it Well here she is from day 1 had... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    It sat for 3 years untouched before I got it. Well here she is from day 1 had to put the rear end together when I got it home. Just showing some progress. Only had it 3-4 weeks I can't remember so far new

    1. Grease on rear shaft

    2. Ball joint grease on all fittings for rear end all the way down to the shaft splines.

    3.new rear end oil

    4 new fuel pump

    5 new fuel filter

    6 pitcock in tank

    7. Fuel hoses throughout the whole system with clamps

    8. New plugs

    9. New coils

    10. New oil/filter

    11. Flush hydraulic line for clutch

    12. Flush front brake line

    13. top off coolant

    14. New fork seals with dust covers

    15. New fork oil

    16. And about 20hrs of my time hell it could be more.

    Now if I can get it running right I'll be happy, waiting on my money back from the new ignition module so I can buy oem and not aftermarket.

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    Finally had a nice day to take out my 84 VT700 that I had been working on all... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Finally had a nice day to take out my 84 VT700 that I had been working on all winter. Rode for about 20 minutes and notice it was running kind of hot, not quite in the red though, but closer than I remember my 500 running. So I went home and as soon as I stopped, the overflow tank basically puked all the antifreeze out of the tank. What am I dealing with here? Also, when I killed the engine I could hear the filler neck making a squeaking noise.

    Flush again? New thermostat? New cap? Head gasket blown?

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    Help My bike loses power when throttle opens not even half way have changed... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Help!! My bike loses power when throttle opens not even half way have changed plugs no differance have turned out air/fuel as much as can and worked backed from there no change plugs come out pitch black mixture way to rich but even with screws out as much as possible no change. Also front cylinder no fire on and off .......... what else can I look at battery and charging all fine fue filter pump all fine

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    Okay so my 01 Sabre seems to have issues with downshift whether the engine is... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Okay, so my '01 Sabre seems to have issues with downshift, whether the engine is cold or warm. On decel, I squeeze the clutch lever all the way and then tap the foot shift lever to downshift like normal. The problem is that sometimes I have to hold down-pressure with my toe and slightly re-engage the clutch (release it back into the friction zone) so the transmission engages, otherwise the foot shift lever "catches" or "hangs" and I can't complete the downshift. This especially shows up when downshifting past neutral to first. Also sometimes when starting cold, I have to slightly engage the clutch when going from neutral to first, just like when I decel. (Seems to be mostly related to going from neutral to first, but I have experienced it some with all gears on decel.) Is this a possible oil issue, or maybe a clutch issue? Or is this "normal?" I admit that I don't have a lot of knowledge about wet clutches, and this is my first bike so I don't have a standard to compare to. (Edited to hopefully clarify what is happening.)

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    Riders — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Riders,

    What is a good average cost you think to get my 04 shadow spirit 1100 painted from the current color of black to a matte black. If you have pictures to that would be great! Ride safe!

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    I have a 07 Honda Shadow 750c2 shaft drive Lately after I have been riding... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    I have a 07 Honda Shadow 750c2 shaft drive. Lately after I have been riding about 15 or 30 minutes it feels like my rear end is swaying side to side, mostly to the left. My spokes are tight and my tire pressure is where it is suppose to be. I took it to my motorcycle mechanic and he said it was the road. That's bull. Someone told me it could be out of alignment. My mechanic said that's impossible because it's shaft driven. I've been riding the same road for 3 years. What do you think it could be?

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    I picked up an 06 Shadow 750 Spirit with 8k on it that had been sitting with... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    I picked up an 06 Shadow 750 Spirit with 8k on it that had been sitting with fuel in it for two years. Replaced the battery and plugs... wouldn't start. Got it home, pulled the carbs and cleaned the jets and float components (minus float) in an ultrasonic cleaner, and checked the slide diaphragm for any holes. Still wouldn't start... Tested the fuel pump... bad. So I did a gravity feed to the carbs. Pulled the choke, and it fired right up. After it warmed up, I pushed the choke in and even with throttle it won't stay running.

    Now, I had the intake tubes connected to the carbs, but the air filter and the rest of the box still removed... could this cause it not to idle without the choke? Also, from what I see in the service manual, there are 3 vacuum ports and two breathers on the carbs. Am I missing something? Where else could I have a vacuum leak?

    Thanks!

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    Douglas Peralta shared his event to the group: HONDA SHADOW RIDERS GROUP. — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    (Happens Every 2 weeks on a Wed)

    ~~~March 30,2017(Thursday)~~~April 12,2017(Wednesday)~~~

    Come Hang with many Motorcycle Riders and Enthusiast at the next Motorcycle Meet @ PORTILLO'S in BUENA PARK,CA. on March 30, 2017. Best turnout we had was 120+ Motorcycles of all types!! This is the best motorcycle gathering in the OC, PLEASE RESPECT THE SPOT. They are famous for their Chicago Style Hot dogs,Amazing size chili fries,beef & sausage sandwich,chicken or beef hamburgers,they also serve beer! If your new at Riding come join us and get to know the community of the riding lifestyle. Share your rides and make new friends,or bump into old friends. This is a Family Restaurant. If your Motorcycle isn't available to ride come Cage it.. Looking forward to see new faces and make new Friends.. (Look for me and I'll introduce you to some Riders)

    If you Run a Certain motorcycle Business and like to pass out fliers or business cards feel free to bring them and share!!

    Instead of posting Every 2 weeks, keep track of the Cover photo for the Next Event,and feel free to join my Social Group in the Event Briefing Info(Cali Riders only sorry!) I have another group for outside of California People just Inbox me

    ANYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN!!!

    ( PLEASE SHARE OR TAG PEOPLE NAMES TO COME ALONG)

    https://www.facebook.com/event s/216052098799888/

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    So I noticed this over the past few days When I cut my turn signal off the... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    So, I noticed this over the past few days...When I cut my turn signal off the light that was flashing just stays off. Eventually it comes back on. Or I can play a game with the switch and eventually they both stay on... Does this sound like a wiring issue or a clean the switch issue? The switch is a little sticky so I'm thinking that I should start there, Motorcycle MD has a video on it and it sounds right to me.... If someone remembers his last name he's a member of this group tag him for me...

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    Got a question guys Been working on a friends vlx 600 When he bought it it... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Got a question guys. Been working on a friends vlx 600. When he bought it it was missing the idle air mixture screw on the bottom of the carb. We ordered that, cleaned the carb good while it was out and reinstalled. We can't get the thing to idle at all. It's something with the slide inside the carb. If we hold it up it will idle and run like a top but as soon as we let it fall it dies. Any clues?

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    Jeremy Goheen shared Goheen Cycles's photo to the group: HONDA SHADOW RIDERS GROUP. — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Getting close to a complete lock up before we year down for powder and paint on our raffle bobber. It's a 2003 shadow 750 spirit. Just needs to finish the sides on the custom rear fender then it's timer for some color!

    Here at Goheen Cycles we have cool project underway. We are taking a very low mileage (6700 miles) 2003 Honda Shadow Spirit and turning it into a cool little custom bobber.

    The bike will feature all of the following and then some:

    • Custom paint work

    • 8” Frisco Bars

    • New Risers

    • All new cables

    • New mirrors

    • New white wall tires

    • Handmade rear fender

    • Rear lowering struts (to make it a hard tail)

    • Custom bobber seat

    • Side Mount License plate with 33 Ford brake light

    • Power coated parts include:

    o Hand controls

    o Fork Lowers

    o Upper and Lower triple trees

    o Chain Guard

    o Fender Struts

    • And more!!!!

    The cool thing about the project is that instead of selling it like we do many bikes we are going to raffle this one off.

    ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL be sold at $50 each!

    That’s right anyone buying a ticket will have a 1 in 100 chance to win this custom bobber.

    When the bike is complete you’ll have an opportunity on our FB page to claim which number you want, 1 through 100, which will be on a first come first served basis. Upon completion of filling all the spots you’ll have 7 days to pay for the spot via PayPal (more information to come). Once the spots are paid for we will be doing a draw live on FB.

    The winner doesn’t have to be local to win (Springfield, Ohio) however they will be responsible for shipping expenses, but we will be happy to work with your shipper of choice to ensure your new bobber makes it safely to you its new home!

    Follow us on FB at www.facebook.com/goheencycles and visit our site at www.goheencycles.com

    If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us for more info.

    goheencycles@gmail.com

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    OK strange question I was talking with a buddy today that says I should run a... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    OK....strange question, I was talking with a buddy today that says I should run a car tire on rear of my 95 1100 shadow, told me that is all he will run on his bike, claims to get 3 times the miles, better ride and better handling. Anyone ever try this on a shadow??? The guy who told me this rides a goldwing, I can see where it may be an improvement on a heavy bike. Just looking to see what y'alls opinion and experience is .....THANKS

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    Leatherup. com question. I just bought a River Road Drifter leather jacket — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    Leatherup.com question. I just bought a River Road Drifter leather jacket. The leather and quality seemed excellent, unfortunately, the 2XL (52" chest) is too big and I am currently losing weight so it will definitely be way too big soon. They don't have XL (50" chest) anymore in stock as it was closeout. The reason I went with the River Road was because I didn't want to get in a back and forth returning sizes through leatherup. If a 2XL River Road is to big, would a 2XL LeatherUp be fine? Best guess?

    I started worrying about sizes when I went to a store and only fit in 3XL Joe Rocket jackets (despite being a XL guy). So I tried the 2XL and I am swimming in it.

    The nearest store I can try stuff on in is about 1.5hrs away so its kind of a pain in the ass.

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    So yesterday I put this set up back on my 2007 Aero I had it on before but i... — HONDA SHADOW RIDERS FORUM

    So yesterday I put this set up back on my 2007 Aero. I had it on before but i hated the noise coming from the little K&N filter i had to put in here. It just sucks like hell and I can hear it even over the sound of my v&h exhaust at full noise! Has anyone else got a similar set up but have relocated the filter somewhere where it can't be heard? Would running a pipe all the way to the bottom of the motor and having the filter down there affect it at all?

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