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Timing adjust 1986 honda shadow vt500c

1st time it starts fine, no problem. 2nd time, it either takes a few tries, or doesn't start at all.

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try e-bay first. if you can't find it there google piston rings for your honda shadow vt500c.

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SOURCE: 1986 honda shadow vt500c throttle hesitation.

If your bike has carbs and not fuel injection, ( difficult to remember back 23 years ago ), then remove the carb slides and move the clip on the jet needle down one notch. This will richen the low end mix and provide it sooner. You may need to go two notches but start with one notch. Also, sync the carbs such that the slides on both carbs move at the same exact instant when the throttle is slowly turned from idle speed < engine off. Clean the carbs when you get a chance.

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SOURCE: 2005 Honda Shadow Speedometer not working

Sounds like low voltage. Ck charging system.

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SOURCE: Front brake too stiff on 1984 Honda Shadow VT500C Shadow

You should have disc brakes??? They are not adjustable.
It is common for a caliper piston to freeze up or become corroded and bind up so it will not move freely.

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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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Hi, Anonymous it should be noted that the "AIR FUEL" mixture screw adjustment "ONLY" manages your idle and has no effect on any other circuit also any intake leaks must be repaired before the A/F adjustment procedure can be performed otherwise you will never obtain a proper idle and you will waste a lot of time chasing the impossible. The A/F mixture screw's purpose is to fine tune the fuel charge entering the combustion chamber. The following applies to both 2 and 4 stroke engines:
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5. Turn the mixture screw 1 and 1/2 turns counterclockwise to establish a baseline for starting the engine.
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