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1995 honda shadow 1100 will not start. replaced starter selenoid, new battery, turns over but acts like the battery is dead. Any suggestions where I go next?

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Slounds like the starter is straining? Check the amp draw. Are you starting this motorcycle after it sitting for a long while? Are you absolutely certain your battery is up to snuff? Can you make the starter turn using external power, a jumper battery for example? I might suspect the starter if this is a heavy used motorcycle from 1995 - old starter, big engine. After checking these couple things, the next step is probably your local Honda dealer.

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you might want to have your water pump looked at.

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Sounds like the starter relay is going out.(It is located right beside the battery)


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

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VT1100 has two spark plugs per cylinder, the sparkplug caps are snap-ons so they're fairly easy to remove. You need a spark plug socket wrench to remove and replace the spark plugs.

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