Question about 1985 Honda VT 500 C Shadow
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi, Anonymous before diagnosing any brake light issue always check the bulb and fuse first for integrity a brake light staying on is usually caused by the front brake light switch, which is mechanical, not disengaging. On early models moving the throttle control housing closer to the front brake master cylinder is the main fix. On late models, the switch gets tweaked and needs to be realigned. A brake light that does not come on when the brake lever is applied can be caused by a faulty switch or no continuity in the wiring at the switch. The rear brake light switch is hydraulic and it is extremely rare to malfunction in a closed circuit condition causing the brake light to stay on. Usually, rear brake light switch issues are caused by no brake pedal free play or a sticky rear master cylinder piston. A brake light that does not come on when the rear brake pedal is depressed can be caused by a faulty switch, air contamination in the brake line, or no continuity in the wiring at the switch.
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Posted on Dec 07, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did you just replace the bulb with the LED? If so, you probably got the wrong bulb. Make sure it is a 2 circuit bulb like an 1157 dual filament.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
pick a good brand of you fav Motorcycle oil 10w40, ( not car oil !! ) approx 4ltrs.....add 3 ltrs and check level ,the might be a site glass on the crankcase too show oil level,it should be approx halfway up the glass,..
Again with antifreeze pick a brand that you trust..Pennxoil,Peak etc..
Sparkplugs today are pre gapped approx 0.030 in,try them at his gap and adjust from there,
keep an eye on ebay for an owners manual/service manual as they do show up the at times..
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
Loosen the slave cylinder from the motor, then bleed it. Then put it back on. The slave cylinder will be a little stiff to reinstall after bleeding, but the clutch should work better when your done.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
Dont remember the colors. The thick (White?) wire is positive from the battery. All others can be connected individually to this wire untill you hear the starter spin. Keep that one to one side and connect all the others to the thick wire.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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