Question about 1993 Honda VT 600 C Shadow
I just purchased a used 93 vt600 as a starter bike. It has approx 41K miles on it (but I got it really reasonable). Anyway, it seems that there may be a problem with second gear although the guy who sold it to me said its just a really short gear. It has a jerking motion if you don't almost immediately shift it into third. It almost seems as if it very quickly slips out of gear and then right back in. Has anyone else ever experienced anything like that or know what it might be?
A couple of things can come into play here. First, there is no such thing as a "short gear". That was B.S. just to sell the bike. The bike could have a bent shift fork that doesn't quite move the slider all the way over for a full gear engagement. The problem could also be a couple of broken teeth on the meshing of second gear. The most likely is a bent shift fork. It really doesn't matter much which problem it is because the repair procedure is the same. Did I mention that it is going to cost around $1500.00 to fix it?
The entire engine comes out of the frame and gets completely torn down. The top end comes off, the case covers come off, the clutch, shift shaft, kick starter, flywheel and electrics all come off. Then the case is split to gain access to the gears and shift drum. The gears and shift drum now get removed and now the bent fork can be replaced or any gears needing replacement. Replace the broken gear and also any gear the broken gear meshes with.
I should also mention another problem. Most dealers will not work on bikes over 10 years old and most not longer have the parts in inventory. Talk with a dealer's mechanics and ask if they do repairs outside of the shop or who they reccommend to do the repair. Sorry for having to give you the bad news. Who ever sold the bike to you, a novice rider getting his first bike, should be addressed for a refund, (which he is not likely to do), or at least 1/2 the repair cost, (which he is also unlikely to do).
Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx
A “very helpful” rating for this answer? Thanks! < < And the rating doesn’t cost anything!
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 01, 2017 | Honda Motorcycles
May 10, 2014 | 1993 Honda VT 600 C Shadow
Oct 23, 2012 | 1993 Honda VT 600 C Shadow
Oct 08, 2012 | 2000 Honda VT 600 C Shadow
Nov 07, 2010 | 1998 Honda VT 600 C Shadow
Jul 09, 2010 | 1993 Honda VT 600 C Shadow
Jul 09, 2009 | 1993 Honda VT 600 C Shadow
Feb 12, 2009 | 1998 Honda VT 600 C Shadow
1,099 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!