Question about Honda Motorcycles
I own a 1997 Honda shadow spirit vt1100c. I've been driving it for a little bit and everything seemed to be fine, until I started noticing some problems. First off whenever im driving the bike and I switch my gears from 1st gear to 2nd gear there is this abnormal noise that sounds like the gears are not lubricated enough or something but I just recently changed the oil and filter. what can this be? Another problem is my turning signals. Both lights at the front run but when you press either turning signal the light just goes off but then appears once again once you turn the signal off. It also doesn't light up at the back at all. Can anyone help?
Ok gear noise is a bent or damaged selector fork ..needs to be replaced asap or will cause alot of expensive damage ...
you indicators ..that sounds like a relay issue ..have you fitted led bulbs if so remove them and replace with correct ones
Posted on Aug 14, 2013
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like a poor ground issue, pull out the headlight and check all connections in there, your turn signals are on seperate feeds than the lights but they will probably share the same ground/earth in the headlight
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
The kickstand switch is either bad or bent out of position. See if you can activate the switch manually. Does the bike run now? If so, the switch is bent out of position. If it still won't run, jumper the wires together until you can replace the switch.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Your decribed problem could either be a neutral switch about to fail (least likely) or a loose grounding issue (most likely). This switch must read 0 ohms to ground when in neutral and infinity (no reading) when in any gear.
Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Replace the spark plug caps and try again. On Honda's the cap is often part of the wire (a dealer part) NGK makes some inexpensive plug caps about $5 each. They should OHM out to 5000 anything above or below and you need to replace them. This should fix the problem.
Posted on May 27, 2010
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it sounds like the shifter pawl return spring has broken on the shifter pawl shaft. Harley has had a problem with these but there is not a recall notice on it as far as I know.
The fix is a major job in that all the primary has to be pulled as well as all the guts in the transmission. The shaft will not come out with the two shafts in the transmission. But, at least the five speed transmission is designed to do this with. Much easier than the older four speed.
I do not recommend that you even start the engine until this is repaired. I've heard of the broken spring getting into the gears and doing even more damage. I've been replacing them with either Sputhe or Jim's parts.
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 15, 2016 | 2004 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
Jul 12, 2014 | 1987 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow
Sep 13, 2017 | Motorcycles
Mar 26, 2013 | 1997 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
Dec 10, 2012 | 1997 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
Sep 27, 2012 | 2001 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
Jun 27, 2012 | Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit Motorcycles
Apr 18, 2012 | 1997 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
May 03, 2010 | 2003 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
Jan 03, 2010 | 2000 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
110 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!