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Need a wiring schematic for a tachometer on 1985 VT 1100

I want to install and wire a tachometer from a 1985 VT1100 on my 1997 VT1100 Shadow Ace

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SOURCE: Do I use regular or premium gas for my '96 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow

You always want to use the highest octane gas u can find in a motorcycle engine .... 91 at least

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SOURCE: how to change sparkplugs on honda shadow motorcycle

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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you might want to have your water pump looked at.

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SOURCE: 1997 honda shadow ace 1100. won't fire when start

If you push the button and the solenoid clicks , the button is good. If you short across the cable terminals on the starter solenoid and the starter works, the solenoid is bad. If you hold the starter button and tap on the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter works, you need starter brushes. If anything else is wrong with the starter (bad armature) , you need a new starter.

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