Question about Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Motorcycles
The pipes near the heads when first started, turn red. This is when I use the choke to start. After about 5 min. the red goes away.
Posted by Anonymous on
Too hot means too lean (lean in fuel). If you have custom pipes you must sync the carbs.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to clean your carbs. Something is gummed up inside. Most likely pilot jet, but need to clean and synchronize them.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
Muffler or baffle obstructed or something in the exhaust is stopping the flow.dom not run this engine it will burn-up.You may be using too high an octane fuel also.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
Any reason you had to change the jetting??New pipe,Intakes.?But,even though you may have it a bit rich on idle the pipes WILL get very hot,very quickly without some sort of air flow over the front of the motor and radiator.At the very least,have a strong fan blowing directly on the front of the motor if you are going to let the bike run and you are not riding it.I have seen the white plastics in front of the radiator distort from the radiant heat.Don't idle them for in more then 20 seconds.It can do heaps of damage.Ride the bike and see if its running well.When you stop,turn it off.All the yz and wrf will get very hot at idle.Hope this helps
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
two things you have to oberved. Choke is only applicable if you experience hard starting in the morning,If yes then use choke for a while till you got your motor idling stage.the glowing red hot indicates that your engine is flaming hot, this means your choke is steadily on.( never stay your choke steadily on.).Try to clean your carb , carb cleaner will do. even without dismantling your carb from the engine manifold.Rev your throttle and spray through the air intake, you'll notice a foul sound bcoz the cleaner is mixing with your gas,it's fine.also you'll notice a black smoke while doing a full rev. it's also fine , thats the carbon that need to push out from your carb. take it from there my friend ...let me know the result.observed your bike
Posted on May 26, 2010
The pilot jet circuit is plugged up. Clean the carb. Remove the vacuum valve and keep it away from any spray. Remove the choke, air and throttle screws then spray into every hole you can find. The spray should go in one hole and come out another hole. Pay special attention to the jets. Important > count the number of turns inward to lightly seat the throttle and air screws. This is the number of turns you will need to open the screws after lightly seating them during re-assembly. Please rate my answer. Thanks.
Posted on Aug 12, 2010
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