Question about 2001 Honda VT 1100 C2 Shadow Sabre

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Lack of Power/Gas at high gear/RPM

Either a clutch or cylinder coil problem? When I hit high RPMs in 4th gear when I should shift to 5th or at low RPMs in 5th the bike does not seem to receive fuel.

I was told it could be a coil connection problem in the cylinder, but I have little experience and do not know where to look.

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  • cochsroost May 13, 2009

    Thanks

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I just spoke to a Honda shop and was told that $400 would cover it but they do not rejet the carbs. He thought $86 was absurd, any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    in first gear my bike seems to want to go to fast as i barely give it gas

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Not a coil problem, gas problem. When you grab a handful of throttle with a fairly cold engine does it bog down on you? (choke off) if yes your running lean and likely need to go in and have your carbs cleaned out anf rebalanced.

Posted on May 13, 2009

  • rjbeg123 May 13, 2009

    I have an '86 shadow and it's about a once every 4 to 6 years fix that you need to have done, it has to do with bikes not liking ethanol fuels. It causes seals to deteriorate and builds up junk in your carbs, they just partially dissassemble and blow them out with compressed air hook em up to the exhaust analyzer and reset them. It's not that pricey. I just had it done three weeks ago and it came to right around $86.00 and the bogging down goes away.

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