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1996 Honda VT 600 C Shadow does it have a 4 or 5 speed transmission

I own a 1996 VT600. It has a 5 speed transmission and I have never thought much of it but I have seen threads on several web sites saying that it is a 4 speed and having checked it says 4 speed in the manual. I saw something today which says that the bike was 4 speed until 95 and then again from 2000 I think. The power also goes down on the 96 version and again in 2000. Can someone explain, please? I love the bike and don't really care how many gears it has but I have just got very curious about it and would like to know why the manufacturers did this. Did the 5 speed box create problems? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Hi, Paul279 it is a 4 speed according to the 1996 factory service manual for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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Good news > save your money on the clutch. Bad news > Invest it in new shift forks. What you describe is a standard symptom of bent shift forks. Sorry to be the one to tell you this.

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From your explanation it sure sounds electricals, but surprising to hve a total failure to the electricals and thn it reappears after 30seconds!
Best would be to go through the wiring especially frm the battery onwards, the fuse box .
Since it is totally disappearing it should be a fault to those main wires could be lose connections somewhere!.
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