Question about 2002 Honda VT 1100 C2 Shadow Sabre
I have removed the starter and now will need to reinstall it. I had to take the cover off where the starter drive meets the gears to tap it out. How should I reinstall the starter motor?
With the cover off, mount the starter and tighten it down, then take a careful look where the starter head is in relation to the ring gear. Is there a reasonable gap between the starter head and gear? Normally shims or spacers aren't called for. If everything looks OK, you may at the mercy of testing it after it's installed, listen for binding or grinding, or if the starter doesn't fully engage. I'm confident you'll be OK. Honda is famous for exacting standards and things being very service friendly.
Posted on May 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi there should be a lever on the left side of the seat towards the back, it doesn't look like a lever more like a helmet holder, move it up or down an the seat should come off
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
I have an 85 Sabre and was looking for an answer to this as well. I read the daniels solution. Not sure what Mr. Daniels is smokin but was he dead wrong. First, the helmet lock has nothing at all to do with this procedure. Why he thinks that is beyond me. Also, there is no "lever on the frame" to push forward.
So, after tugging a little here and there on my seat, I stumbled on the procedure. Here it is: 1) Remove the side covers off of each side of the bike. They are only held in place by grommets at 3 locations per side. A small tug at each of the 3 positions will remove them. 2) You will now be able to see a bolt on each side of the bike that secures the seat. Remove them. 3) Now it's technique time. The seat is now only held in place by a plastic tab and a steel tab. The plastic tab is part of the seat bottom at the front of the seat. The steel tab is on the frame of the bike. That steel tab goes into a slot on the underside of the seat. So here we go. Grab the back edge of the seat and firmly pull it rearward and slightly upward at the same time. That will disengage the molded slot on the underside of the seat from the steel tab on the frame. Once the seat has been disengaged from the steel tab, you can angle the seat upward. Once the seat is angled upward about 30 degrees, pull the seat in a rearward direction to disengage the plastic tab on the underside of the seat from the frame of the bike.
Since the air cleaner on a Sabre is underneath the fuel tank, all Sabre owners who do their own maintenace have to know how to remove the seat. One of the fuel tank bolts is hidden under the seat, The other two are on the front sides of the tank.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
Not sure about your bike but mine i just have to remove the gas tank and radiators then the head and cylinder Slide off snugly
Posted on May 31, 2009
I have a 1990 Honda fourtrax, the head lights don't work, just quit working the one on the left hand side is lit but very dim. The tail light works fine. What could be wrong???
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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