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94 honda shadow vt1100 battery is getting hot to the point of melting and wont start

Bike will be dead can jump off but then one day notice a bad sulfer smell and notice battery was so hot it was buldging. What is causing this to happen?

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Overcharging due to a broken regulator...

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sounds like a regulator failure , take it to a good motorcycle electrician.



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SOURCE: 84 honda shadow vt700 clutch slips when hot

Your clutch plates have lasted 25 years. It is probably time to get some new plates. Have your dealer get you a set of Barnett clutch plates.

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SOURCE: 1986 Honda Shadow vt1100 does not start.

Try to jump start the bike, 2nd gear down hill key on and let the clutch out... If it starts you have a starter problem, could be the brushes.. good luck...

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SOURCE: bike died has a new battery could this be a rectifier problem

pull the stater off & have it tested,that will often go bad suddenly.

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is it carbed or injection as i know what the answer can be get back to me buddy

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