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How do I install choke cable on a 1987 Honda vt1100c shadow

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Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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SOURCE: how do I bleed the clutch on a 93 honda shadow VT1100C

Hydrolic failure is caused by mixing hydroscopic (DOT3) with petrolium based (DOT5) ater and oils don't mix. Blockage at return port won't allow fluid to return to master cylinder. Clutch will not engage if this were the case. The leak would be your best tell. Not knowing exact leak location it would be hard to say. inspection of master cylinder plunger seals couldn't hurt. If dissimular fluids have been mixed all rubber components have been contaminated and must be replaced

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SOURCE: 2005 honda shadow spirit 1100. runs with choke on

Have you tried to adjust the tickover screw on the carbs?

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SOURCE: 2006 Honda Shadow Aero starts but won't idle.

check fuel level, u may need to check the flow of petrol to it,,Also if that does not solve you may need to service the carb and check fuel filter,air filter etc...

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 honda shadow spirit vt1100c and it

These bikes are notorious for doing this. You must have a good battery to start these engines. I had a '94 VT1100 Shadow and it did the same thing. I bought a new battery and that solved the problem. Take you battery out and take it to an automotive parts house. They'll usually test the battery for you free of charge. Back when I had my Shadow, the only people that made the battery was Yuasa and it was that Yumacron battery. Expensive but it made the bike start well. Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: honda 1986 vt1100c shadow... will start on choke,

You need some carb work (or should I say fuel delivery system?) on this classic motorcycle. You might get away with using some fuel injector cleaner - I would try this first - to dlean the carb (fuel delivery system)

How is your gas? Fresh?

It can be frustrating to try to solve this type problem. Good luck. You can always take it to the Honda Shop ... it is getting colder now, ya know.

Anyway, good riding to you my friend. Thank you for posting at Please vote


Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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HELLO i have a 1987 vt1100c shadow and got got the in april this year. Know my budy tels thay are sceanin eagel pipes..when i let off the gas or gear down it back fires like crazy. Is this normal

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sounds alot like the hydraulic clutch system may need to be bled and possibly the master cylinder cleaned. these clutches usually withstand alot. and considering the age of the bike. if the master cylinder for the clutch has not been gone through recently i would consider focusing efforts on it, and bleeding the system for any air that can cause the clutch not to disengage fully.

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How do you get the battery out of a 1989 honda shadow 1100

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When installing new battery, make sure the vent tube is attached, and connect the positive cable before the negative. Sparks and batteries don't get along...
Please let me know if this helped.

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