My 2005 Honda shadow aero — Honda Shadow Aero

My 2005 Honda shadow aero

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  • LOVE those bars

  • Looks good !!!!

  • Thanks for the comments the radiator cover I ordered from www.wickedfacade.com it was only like $50 and very easy to install. The bars r just 14" Harley Davison 1" bars I bought at a local bike shop for like $40 bucks.

Has anyone swapped their rear ruin for one that isn t spoked and will run... — Honda Shadow Aero

Has anyone swapped their rear ruin for one that isn't spoked and will run without a inner tube? I've got some rust in mine and think I'd like to change the look a bit but haven't seen any bikes without the spoked rims

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  • Rear rim...Damned autocorrect! Lol

Davide Preatoni shared a link to the group: Honda Shadow Aero. — Honda Shadow Aero

Hello everyone, I would buy the ribbed side cover for my 1999 honda shadow aero from this site kijiji Ontario,

http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-car s-vehicles-motorcycles-motorcy cle-parts-accessories-Honda-11 00-Aero-CHROME-SIDE-COVERS-Rig ht-and-Left-Side-W0QQAdIdZ4845 45778

but I can not contact the seller because I live in Italy, if someone is willing to buy them kindly for me and send let me know, I'd be really grateful, and so sending the money to purchase; Davide Preatoni

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Just put about 1k miles on the bike this weekend. Mostly twisties in NorCal — Honda Shadow Aero

Just put about 1k miles on the bike this weekend. Mostly twisties in NorCal(Humboldt, Mendocino and Lake counties). New Shinko 230 tires are great! Nice handling and good ride. Corbin Hollywood Solo seat is good for about 5 continuous hours and then you need an extended break. Can't wait for another adventure! Tahoe and the Sierras next!

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  • The Sierras are my back yard!

— Honda Shadow Aero

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  • I like those! What are they and where did you get them?

  • Vance an hines short shots. Got then from motorcycle-superstore.com. Great website.

Having a problem with my 86 350x just put new clutch plates in it and it slips... — Honda 350x

Having a problem with my 86 350x, just put new clutch plates in it and it slips way worse than my old ones do!!! what do i need to do???

Thanks in advance!

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  • Yes Jeffrey Rothenburgh, that was the first question soemone else had asked, but i figured it out last night, it was as simple as putting a washer in the wrong spot. when i took the side coer a washer fell out before i could see where it went, i put it over the flat bearing on the clutch basket so that was keeping it from coming all the way out, then figured out it was a thrust washer that went on a gear above that. thanks for the help though guys!

  • To bad u couldn't get a front rim like the back ones it would look sweet

  • hell yeah.

Finally manned up and started riding wheelies straight up on the 350 took a few... — Honda 350x

Finally manned up and started riding wheelies straight up on the 350, took a few days to get it figured out good but now im ripping em all over the place...in the grass... I can ride them and shift up to 3rd before i run out of room, Time to get my helmet out and start doin em down the road i guess see if i can get up to 6th

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  • thats the fun part

  • Just pull up and 4th. Then keep shifting til you get to 6th. Find your balance point and ride it out.

  • I got the balance point good im talking about just riding if u just pin it going down a road when u shift it pulls up when u shift will it pull wheel off ground 8n 5th or 6th at speed when shifting

Got my good lady back from the bike doctors this evening a big thanks to Steven... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Got my good lady back from the bike doctors this evening, a big thanks to Steven at Burra Garage Shetland all done but the high link pipes, they can wait. The front brake is brilliant thanks to Wezmoto braided lines and the replaced link pipe seals have made her purr on overrun, a wee bit less pop and splutter. The biggest bonus point has to be the tires ... wow the Bridgestone Battlax BT016 's are brilliant, they warm so easy that cold tire pressures have to be kept up for fear of over heating.

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  • was thinkin only time iv had break issues was on my RF, i had fitted new pads allround,,,, i then had to fit new rubber seals and boots on the front and strp down and polish up the pistons on the rear, and then my breaks were pukka,,,,,, but wen doin this job is wen i found out- dont use copper grease on the cylinders,,,, use red rubber grease in the brake cylinders

  • That's a good point about the Copper slip and red rubber grease, i didn't know that until the guys at my local bike doctors pointed that out last week. I only have a Tesco toffee tool kit so i leave all important work to guys i can trust.

  • i never knew either until askin at the suzuki dealer about the new seals for the calipers, as for tools,, dont have the right tools for all the jobs, but most of them i do hahaha, the other jobs, il always make something fit hahahah and do the job :-)

What kind of plugs do you run — Honda Shadow Aero

What kind of plugs do you run?

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  • My 2004 came with the full kit (with wrench). Did they stop providing it with the bike?

  • they have not stopped providing the tool kit with the bikes, anyone who bought their bike without one got ripped off. the problem i had was the previous owner had taken the bike in for a bit of maintenance and the mechanic at the dealership switched the plug wrech for the shorter version!!!! (totally useless on bike) by time he found out the guy no longer worked there so kinda got screwed on that one. BUT... you can find them on Ebay for those interested in looking ones i found range from $20-30... shipping is free-$10... well worth it for those in need like i was

  • Got my bike used, so don't know if it came with a kit. Bought a plug wrench at a dealer, and he said that the new ones no longer had a kit with them, and he could only get them by ordering each piece separately.

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  • It could be a Ducati for all I care - but it needs to be RED!!!

  • they're still testing them.. they'll probably colour code them if/when they fully commission them

  • coat of paint, cuppla days, no problem ?

First of the new batch to arrive — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

First of the new batch to arrive.

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  • These are still a CT110? is that shaft drive? or just a cover?

  • I think they're called DN110

  • they'll have to paint the post trucks and vans green as well.. that'll really confuse people..

Who have a gear indicator on the bike which ones are easiest to fit and are the... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Who have a gear indicator on the bike, which ones are easiest to fit and are the best.?

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  • Ride by feel and noise level should tell you if your in the right gear or not

  • Me data tool . Easy

  • @Ceasar: Well the noiselevel is very good even with earplugs in :-)

Steve Kay shared a link to the group: Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners! — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Has anyone fitted one of these to their bike, are they ok if you have?

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  • Have a Pyramid one on mine . Some innovative thinking required but sorted !

  • Thanks guys Pyramid it is.

  • under tray is on my shopping list, but just want to get it running first hahahaa, still waiting for the posty from the USA with my fuel tap repair kit hahaa

So. if you were heading off around Australia what spares would you carry — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

So... if you were heading off around Australia - what spares would you carry?

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  • Hya Scooter Gal - the mindset I would have is that items more likely needed with anticipated maintaince [sprockets etc] not be carried. All the motorbiketravel books I have read [Jupiter/s; Postie etc] reveal a preponderance of 'stuff' loaded up at the begining of the trip & not being used discarded. I would think amongst the 4 bikes then a couple of each cable, a couple of spark plugs, a chain with a few connecting links, a 3 - 4 heavy duty tubes with a can or 2 of finneleak PLUS cable ties of a variety of sizes, duct tape & electrical tape, and a few bolts & nuts of each size visible + can of WD40 should be it. Of course I believe you should plan for comprehensive servicing at set mileage around the trip as a means of preventative maintance.

  • and a couple of spare fuses

  • Weight will be your enemy. For tools i only carry 8mm, 10mm,12mm, ballards multi wheel spanner, ballards tyre levers, 1 needle nose pliers, plug tool, Zip ties, about 3 m of stainless tie wire, electrical tape, DRC mini foot pump.

    Coming from a over cautious stresser pack what you think you will need then put the bike on the center stand then remove the wheels, seat, bars, rack and air box and do a tyre change by using as few tools as possible

After test riding the new chain sprocket I find that its MUCH quieter and it... — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

After test riding the new chain/sprocket I find that its MUCH quieter and it does 30 mph in 2nd gear. Took the bike just outside of town and hit 5th, almost seemed as if I didn't need to. Much better rpm range! I'm guessing it will bump the mpg up also. (probly gonna hold off on the jet kit for now) Another thing.....easing off the clutch really didnt seem any different. Glad i did this!

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  • lol yeah after normal ppls season at least... everythings still in good shape so i can easily wait til mid-late fall ta worry about it. got a few other small upgrades ta do at the same time to the sidecar so gonna be a package deal when i do it all :)

  • I've always thought of doing the sidecar thing. I could fit the whole family on the bike then!

  • it's alotta work for my 750 but it does good my dog (Frosty wieghs 140lbs and hasn't started to fill out yet) loves his "car"... it's great to not have to leave him alone or with a sitter, would be the same if my kids were still little ones when i do my sprockets and other upgrades i need to go for raw power type changes... get the right thing and they look pretty nice... would be great for ya with the girls ta take em out on road tours with ya, they'd have a blast :)

Redneck bike stand. Here we go — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

Redneck bike stand! Here we go!

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  • hey Travvis... how easy did it lift the bike?

  • Surprisingly easy. Took a couple trial and errors but got r done. Had to double up on the lever part because it split the wood at the hole the first time.

  • yeah i saw one made up it was done outta two 2x8s screwed together

  • It works!

quick tech question. electrical — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

quick tech question (electrical)

My headlight is dull, but when I apply the brakes (front or rear) the highlight gets brighter. I assume there is an earth fault somewhere, but not sure where to look. I've got the lifan 125 installed, and its running a new rectifier and a new cdi. Wires have been matched up but before the new rectifier I was advised to plum the headlight/tail light straight to the ignition. I'm thinking that removing that extra wire has left a fault there and thats where I plan on looking but if it turns out that isn't the issue I have no idea where to look. Other than the rectifier/cdi/hard wire I've just mentioned the only electrical thing I have done is remove the turn signal buzzer straight from the plugs behind the headlight. No cutting or joining, just pull the two wires out of the plugs. I don't think that was the issue but just getting the history out there.

Any other suggestions of where to look? I'll be printing out the wiring diagram tomorrow at work (again!)

Cheers

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  • removing that buzzer causes problems, when i do it on my bike, my right blinker still works, but the left one will just come on and stay on. hence the little screw on the back of the buzzer which disconnects it internally and keeps things running ok.

  • just a thought, prob not the problem but still they are on the edge with electrics. I know if you fit Leds, sometimes it raises the voltage and will constantly blow headlight bulbs.

  • I wasn't aware they had a little trick inside them. I'll go look at that now before I hit the sack

  • its just a screw that looks normal, but unscrew it and it stops the mrrr mrrr

  • lol thanks man, hopefully thats the problem. Light was absolute shithouse on the way home today, but I hadn't noticed it really last week when I still had a buzzer

— Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

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  • thats pretty neat. Is it a postie motor? Is that what you'd call a hardtail? Shame its Asia only I could totally rock one of those puppies

  • unfortunately it was based on the Honda cub so the motor is only a 50cc but the rear end is a mono shock sprung rear but still very cool i think

  • could prolly stick a lifan in it anyway :D

  • i think it would be pretty easy to stick a bigger motor in

  • Nice! not complaining about the 50cc motor but it wouldn't be that hard to swap it with a postie motor if needed.. still, i wish they sold it here

— Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

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  • Thanks. Was thinking if you could get or manufacture a frame like it, the rest is pretty much postie.

  • I am starting on a custom postie which should be something similar to this but with a carbon fibre frame.

  • Nice. I have a custom post but its mainly aesthetics.

JUst thought some people might be interested in this its a Honda Solo i think... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

JUst thought some people might be interested in this, its a Honda Solo, i think it looks cool as, the one with the red tank is pretty much bog stock and still sexy, unfortunatly Asian market only.

I hope you enjoy.

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  • They are cool. Still made new or are they discontinued?

  • im pretty sure still making new, they are about $4,300 US in Japan new

  • i am planning to use a postie as a doner bike to build a custom that will look similar to this but will have a carbon fibre frame, but still early stages

  • Keep us in the loop, photos are always awesome.

— Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

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  • It's cool cause it's different but the biggest problem I can see is the distance between the seat & foot pegs is a lot less. Not sure how comfortable it would be.

  • The owner could be a midget!

  • nice

question i got a rear tire with loads of tread on but have a screw in centre... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

question . i got a rear tire with loads of tread on but have a screw in centre of tire can it be repaired plugged or patched any ideas !?

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  • You don't go fast anyway Lee ;-)

  • Mushroom plug from the inside (y)

  • To elaborate .... the bit that sticks out soon melds with the tyre surface .. should last the life of the tyre . Well that was my experience on a new tyre on the SP

Just got the chain and sprocket set today from Race Driven 38T rear I m... — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

Just got the chain and sprocket set today from Race Driven. 38T rear.....I'm guessing I will have to take a link from the chain first...??

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  • nice I would miss my shaft drive with a chain lol love trhe shaft drive a lot less maintence

  • I agree! My first ride was a Honda cx500. They are shaft drive. I miss that!

I sold the bike but kept the fairing It is for sale It is a 1973 Wixom... — Honda Shadow Aero

I sold the bike, but kept the fairing. It is for sale. It is a 1973 Wixom Brothers fiberglass fairing. Vintage style, without th "Batwing" price. Fits right around the Shadow headlight, and I made brackets so that the factory Shadow turn signals mount in the fairing. 150.00 u pay freight. Located in Central Arkansas 501.339.5076

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  • Somebody buy this thing already....it looks kick ass on the SHadow!

  • Where you at kn Arkansas?

  • Conway area. Central.

High quality cct s from KRIEGER with rubber O ring against oil leakage — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

High quality cct's from KRIEGER with rubber "O" ring against oil leakage !!!

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  • New standard cct's are equal or even more expensive in price than the manual ones, so for me another reason :D

  • new ones i got them both for 60 quid genuine honda parts i know a guy at the shop so i got them at trade price

  • Rob, I'll buy a pair off you after my trip to Ireland, just given her sprockets,chain,brake lines,pads all round,tires front/back and high link pipes so funds a bit low. Note to friends "If anything happens to me don't let my wife sell my bikes for what i told her they cost me" lol.

So I ve stripped and cleaned 3 Posties but in the process managed to lose one... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

So... I've stripped and cleaned 3 Posties but in the process managed to lose one of the air filter covers. I've turned the place upside down but it seems to have walked away by itself. (No doubt I will find it the day after I source a new one).

Does anyone have a spare one floating around in their garage?

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  • No worries.

  • Parcel arrived - Many thanks Adam Bassett

  • No worries! thanks for the crash bar link, really helped me out :)

I loved my 2006 Aero and I will miss her a lot The wife and I got new MC s... — Honda Shadow Aero

I loved my 2006 Aero and I will miss her a lot. The wife and I got new MC's today. Thank you all for all the AMAZING info tips and tricks.

My husband wants me to get highway bars on my 06 HSS Do you have any... — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

My husband wants me to get highway bars on my 06 HSS. Do you have any recommendations for them?

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  • :O we have a band wagon???? what kinda music are they playin????

  • RRRRRRRock und RRRRROLL !

  • LOL Jump away!! It's a party wagon! I did order the bars and more. I mean what the heck.. it's all in the name of fun.. and safety :)

I have an 86 Honda shadow and the ignitor is bad part tid12 25 mk7i need one... — Honda Shadow Spirit Ace Aero Riders

I have an 86 Honda shadow and the ignitor is bad part #tid12-25 mk7i need one where can I buy one this is a prime survivor with only 6000 miles bought from a private collection in brand new condition any advise would be great

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  • Might try bikebandit.com

  • www.denniskirk.com

  • Ebay

I took the tank off this morning removed and opened up the fuel tap shock... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

I took the tank off this morning, removed and opened up the fuel tap, shock horror split diaphragm, seems to be a common fault

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Need some advice All of my dash has died but the bike fires up runs All... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Need some advice! All of my dash has died, but the bike fires up & runs. All warning lights, temp gauge & rev counter are dead. When I put the indicators on the light flashes on the dash & the main beam light warning light too but nothing else! Checked the fuses in the fuse box which are fine, but, cannot find any others unless they are hidden? I had just washed the bike & everything was fine. I then put it in the garage & then nothing. I`m kind of hoping there is water somewhere which will dry out but its all still dead this morning! Any ideas?

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  • Right Guys, well we spent a few hours removing the fairing testing wires etc etc etc. Then my mate said "Are you sure the fuses are OK?" I said "Yes, I`m not stupid!" We took them out again, put them back in & all of a sudden the dash came alive! I said "must have been a dirty fuse?" Then we lost other electrics! Found out the fuse wasn`t blown but just faulty! sh1t F^CK BOLL"X !

    Thanks for all the advice. I appreciate it.

    Do I change the rectifier for a CBR125 one even if its OK? It isn`t a finned version

  • got to hate that. lol. We have called out auto elecs to work just to find out exactly that. lol

  • For a CBR 125 reg rec I paid about £15

    And it was easy fit straight swap

    Should be sorted for life now

I don t know were most of this group is from but I m selling my shadow nothing... — Honda Shadow Aero

I don't know were most of this group is from but, I'm selling my shadow, nothing wrong with her ,just going bigger. she's a 2004 750vt, runs awesome....

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  • What are you upgrading to?

  • 1100 shadow

  • Or depends if someone has something else

Out for a wee spin in the morning — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Out for a wee spin in the morning ..

Eeeneee meeemee mineee mo ..

Sorry .. I'm a VTwin whore ..

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  • Ha ha ! It's outside my lockup garage .. not pretty but it's free ! The ground is wet 'cause I"d just given both a bath .

  • Thanks for the replies Martin, i was thinking of selling my storm and v65 magna in the new year to purchase an sp2, i may just release the v65 and hold on to storm and get an sp1/2

  • If you're considering buying an SP1/2 Colin , join the Honda VTR SP1 SP2 Appreciation owners FB page . Lots of good advice & crazy banter . Most of the guys are UK based .

Question may be a stupid one how do I remove the fuel tank without fuel... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Question (may be a stupid one) how do I remove the fuel tank without fuel pissing everywhere?

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  • Well some fuel will come from the hoses :-) and when the fueltap isn't working correct (i had it once) it spills fuel, so that's why i do it

  • Mine didn't which was ironic because I wanted it to but not a single drip.

  • Go with Rob de Hoo, if you do have an unknown diaphragm problem you’re not going to have fuel spilling everywhere, sound like a bit of an echo tonight with the fuel diaphragms or déjà ve! Or... too much alcohol on my part.

Michael Stunt Man Jones here is the pipe u r looking for — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Michael Stunt Man Jones here is the pipe u r looking for

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  • wen i reasemble, i will reconnect the breathers as they should be, but will also get some pipe and fit to the bottom pipe,,,,, but that seems to only have been dripping wile i have had my issues

  • Don't want any Fireballs Andrei's!

  • this is why i don't trust others to work on my bike,although here i had no control over what's been done in the past. it's a small issue, but stil..l

Robin Thomas shared a link to the group: Honda CT110 + Postie. Bike Club. — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

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  • Some delivery centres already have them. My DC is expecting a few by the end of next week.

  • Wonder if the Aust Post version is modified for strength?

I m trying to get the vinyl replaced on my seat i ve got a 2000 model could... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

I'm trying to get the vinyl replaced on my seat, i've got a 2000 model, could anyone tell me if the vinyl replacements for a 1986 model would fit? i have noticed that they look slightly different but i assume they would fit, can anyone verify?

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  • Replacements for the older models are less than $30 delivered from the US, i'm sure you can understand why i'm annoyed.

  • Fair enough

  • lambs wool cover is $45 or you can order the early foam as well, the bases are all the same.

Dark sided my 750 Aero this week I did the research and picked up the... — Honda Shadow Aero

Dark-sided my 750 Aero this week. I did the research and picked up the recommended tire. It rides pretty close to the same as it did with the motorcycle tire with the exception that it has a lot less "bang" over the bumps. I think the softer sidewall absorbs some of the shock instead of just the suspension taking it.

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  • have thought of this a few times... sounds like good reviews ta me on a reason ta try it out next time i change the tires :)

  • The bead is a MONSTER to seat...it will go, but it's not going to go easily!

  • will keep thast in mind Roy... TY i hate seatin them damn things on any tire lol the trouble ones just cause coffee breaks lol

welllllllllll my problem is getting better still not right though replaced both... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

welllllllllll my problem is getting better, still not right though,,, replaced both HT lead/ignition coils, so it no longer has the flooding effect nor does it misfire the way it did, was able to get a higher speed out of it earlier but then it lost power and then cut out,,,, 5mins later started back up,,,,, so looks like my wknf will be using the haynes bible and check all the ohms ratings through the system and see wats wat,,,,, got to be something in the ignition system aint right,,,,, i want my bike haha :-(

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  • Just out of curiosity, have you checked the fuel tap diaphragm for perforations and vacuum hose? Sounds a bit like you may have fuel starvation if its running rough at higher rpm and cuts out and starting again after 5 mins standing

  • Its on my to do list mate. Haha. Also need to chek if there should be a pipe coming off one of the outlets from the fuel tap as there isnt one at the minete. 2 out of the 3 outlets hav a pipe on

  • If you’re looking at the bottom of the tap it does look like there should be a pipe connected but there isn’t, just the two large bore pipes at three o’clock and nine o’clock and one at the rear center (near the seat end) for the vacuum pipe. There should be two breather pipes connected at the base of the tank also but shouldn’t affect running if they become unattached unless you have an EVAP system which I doubt if it’s not an American import model. Keep us up to date so we can add this to our knowledge on here.

I am looking to get a custom built stainless mendrel bent exhaust Does... — Honda CT110 Postie. Bike Forum

I am looking to get a custom built stainless (mendrel bent) exhaust. Does anyone have any contacts in Brisbane that might be able to help? Or some muffler/exhaust stores that know their shit?

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  • I've seen onetenmotorcycles have sold custom exhausts, although I haven't seen them in person so cannot tell if they are mandrel or not.

  • I've seen them but they are not really what I am after. Thanks anyway :)

Have been looking around for a firestorm and the only issue I see repeatedly... — Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners

Have been looking around for a firestorm and the only issue I see repeatedly coming up is the cam chain tensioner. Is it something that needs indefinately replacing with a manual tensioner? Anything else to look out for? Thanks in advance.

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  • Post a photo here, its not one to tackle on your own if you arent confident, its a 3 hour job for a good grease monkey

  • Looks like I am off to the bike shop to get a quote,

    It's night time here now so can't get a good photo.

    Thanks Shaun.

  • Buy the ccts yourself, 3 to 4 bours work plus some sealant and some threadlock thats all you should be quoted for