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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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SOURCE: Lost all power, no electrical power what so ever.

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



hope this helps

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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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...

Posted on May 28, 2009

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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.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Honda Shadow VT1100 1996 miss

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

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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1986 Honda Shadow vt1100 does not start.


I don't know if this will help but just for GP the 85/86 Shadow are famous for electrical problems. If it is damp and you havn't cleaned the plugs not spark plugs the connector plugs on the wire harness it may have some buildup of that green stuff like a car battery does some time. On mine I ended up changing the coils and the electric fuel pump. You may have a problem with your stator also. Well this is just stuff I would check if it were mine. I got an 86 that runs as good as any of the new bikes that my friends have and just as fast. I hope this helped some.

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