Question about Honda VT 750 Shadow Aero Motorcycles
I take it the oil was spilling out? Was there lots of it and did it go everywhere?
As for the starter, check the earth strap coming from the negative battery lead, this will take you to the starter. Clean up the terminals with a wire brush. Give the starter solenoid a tap with a hammer to free it up. If this doesn't help >
Take the gearbox/clutch cover off, check the condition of the flywheel and clutch plates. If you can see lots of metal shards then the next step will have to happen >
You'll need to undo the crank case, pull out the old dip stick and check for internal damage. It could be the dip stick has been mangled around the crank, which will cause damage to the bearings. If the bike dropped its oil then you will have to get the pistons checked, the barrel checked and possibly honed and a rebore. Especially if the bike overheated when the dipstick was loose. This would have caused the barrels to warp slightly, hence the rebore.
It sounds worse than it really is. If you can dismantle the parts and take them to a machining shop then it shouldn't cost too much.
I wish you all the best and hopefully the starter/solenoid is the only problem, but please change the oil and fit a new dipstick in the process.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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