Question about 2005 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit

1 Answer

HAD CARBURATER CLEANED ON A 2002 750 HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT. REINSTALLED CARB WITH A NEW BATTERY, NOW THE BIKE WILL ONLY MAINTAIN A SLOW IDLE WITH THE CHOCK PULLED OUT. IF I TRY TO THROTTLE IT UP OR PUSH THE CHOCK IN, IT FALLS DEAD. I'VE CHECKED THE FUEL AND AIR FILTERS AND THEY ARE CLEAR. WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 93 Answers

Your carb cleaning did not go well by the sounds of things. Your pilot circuit(s) are blocked I would guess. There a many small passages and it takes very little debris to really foul things up. Also consider your fuel supply and how it may relate to why your carb needed cleaning in the first place....was it a dirty tank / filter / line? If so your nice clean carb may be dirty again because of a contaminated fuel source, sometimes just the crud in the line between filter and carb will do it.
Aside from that verify your pilot screws settings.
Please communicate your progress or lack of it as many things are possible here. More info will help in assisting you.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert 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 repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

ginocussen
  • 216 Answers

SOURCE: 2005 honda shadow spirit 1100. runs with choke on

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

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

  • 48 Answers

SOURCE: will only run with full choke and absolutely no throttle.

Carbs gummed up. Need a serious cleaning or a full ruubers replacement/rebuild kit. Gas turns to gummy when left stting in the fuel bowls.

Use a couple of cans of Sea Foam.. best stuff in the world.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

jakeslimco
  • 56 Answers

SOURCE: 2003 honda shadow spirit vt750 carbs

It is different then most other carbs. DON"T DRILL ANY BRASS HEADS LOOKING FOR THE AIR FUEL MIXTURE. The air fuel mixture is the only adjustment you can make. It is located on the bottom side of the air intake, right behind the air filter box. It looks like a 1/4" flat metal plug. Do NOT drill this. There is no slot for a screw driver. There is a tool which is no more then a small piece of pipe that fits over this plug and you turn it in till seated, gently. Count the turns. Back out to 2 and a half turns, thats normal. Or if you no that you need more fuel injected, simply turn the screw OUT 1/4 or 1/2 turn and try it. GOOD LUCK (Its not hard)
There is no drilling to be done. Hope i didnt scew something up on mine......

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: 2002 HONDA SHADOW ACE 750 CARB

It sounds like you may have or will be jetting your carbs. I did this using the directions with the kit and used the Clyman manual for this bike to show me step by step how to remove the carborator. You will only need to attach 2 of the 4 hoses on your carb. syncronizer. If I remember right, you need to remove the bolt-on cooling fins to expose the engine block. The is a black screw or bolt that you take out and screw the threaded metal adapter of the sync tool. Be careful using the sync tool. Be very light on the throttle or the vacuum in the cylinder will **** in the mercury from the sync tool - not good. The problem you are stating on idle & backing off sometimes happens when the carbs are running rich (too much fuel) Hope that gets you in the right direction.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

elstretchie
  • 140 Answers

SOURCE: 2001 honda shadow vlx 600 idles fine will not take

G'day mate 1st there will be a small gauze filter in the fuel tap ,may also be little gauze at needle and seat in carbs 2nd have you got an air leak , check this by letting the motor idle and spray around the carb where it goes onto the head with WD40/CRC/RP7 style lubricant if it revs up , you got a leak, 3rd remember that a coil will take much more power to rev an engine up than to let it idle . hope this helps

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I drain a carburater on a 2005 VT Honda DC 750 Shadow Spirit?


there are 2 bolts (one on each carb) at the bottom of carb bowl.
Unscrew it with flat screwdriver and let the gas out.

Jun 27, 2015 | Honda Motorcycles

1 Answer

2007 Honda shadow spirit 1100. Has set up for 6 months and will fire but will not idle without choke on full.


Failure to idle (or even start/ run) without the choke is indicative of dirty carb(s), partially clogged slow jet. Leaving a bike to sit with un-stabilized fuel is inviting problems, ethanol is the culprit.

Nov 23, 2014 | Honda Motorcycles

1 Answer

02 shadow 1100 starts up but dies when throttle applied helpplease


When was the last time you cleaned the carb,and has it been setting up for a period of time

Apr 18, 2013 | 2002 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit

1 Answer

Honda shadow spirit vt750 motorcycle ,2005 model will not run at full throttle


I would check the Diaphragms of the carbs before I did anything else. A tiny pinprick in one of these can cause weird running problems. If that doesn't fix it then look at the ignition timing.

Try this site for all info on your bike and a very good forum.
http://vt750dc.com/

Mar 13, 2012 | 2005 Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit

1 Answer

Just bought a 1994 Shadow 1100.Bike was sitting for a while Got it running but wont idle,and Back fires .Would this be a carb.problem or something else?


Yes, it is a carb problem. The carbs need to be thoroughly cleaned. It won't idle because the slow speed circuit is gummed up. The back fire is a situation where one carb is driving another. The best carb is driving the engine and the worst carb is running rich. This imbalance causes the backfire.

Jun 27, 2011 | 1994 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow

1 Answer

2002 honda shadow spirit won't idle without choke on and misfires and backfires run awful. plugs have oil residue on all 4.


Hi, Tjenkins2017 and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel cap or fuel tank is not venting properly.
2. Fuel filter clogged.
3. Fuel line pinched or kinked.
4. Vacuum line from the petcock to intake manifold cracked.
5. Float needle and seat sticking.
6. Float level too low.
7. Carburetor bowl vent line clogged/blocked/pinched.
8. Idle adjusting screw set too low.
9. Air/fuel mixture screw set too lean.
10. Idle port, transfer ports, slow air jet clogged.
11. Slow fuel jet clogged.
12. Faulty fuel pump.
For more information about your issue and valuable "Free" downloads that you will need please Click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Need Help Bike won run choke in
Starts but won stay running unless with choke Discussion
Honda shadow vt1100 Owners Workshop Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda VT1100C2 Owner Manual Page 3

Oct 25, 2010 | 2002 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit

1 Answer

I have an 2001 shadow spirit 750 DC . With the choke fully pulled out the bike idles great , but push the choke in and idle gets bad rough and when you give some throttle its rough and will backfire some ....


Clean and inspect the carb diaphragms when you have the carbs apart to clean them. Concentrate on the slow jets and the passage ways behind the slow jets.

Aug 28, 2010 | 2001 Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit

1 Answer

2000 honda 1100 shadow spirit. Rough idle, little power.


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.

May 21, 2010 | 2000 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit

1 Answer

2002 Honda Shadow 750


have done a compression test on that cylinder

Jul 29, 2009 | 2002 Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all 2005 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit Questions

2005 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit Logo

105 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...