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Honda shadow 750 spirit runs fine on low rpms but when going down the high way at about 70mph within a few minutes it sputters like its out of gas and stalls has full tank of gas. issue just started. any help? red light for overheating dosent come on untill after the bike stalls out. and does not do it everytime. bike runs perfect at lower speeds and lower rpms.

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SOURCE: 2003 honda shadow spirit vt750 carbs

It is different then most other carbs. DON"T DRILL ANY BRASS HEADS LOOKING FOR THE AIR FUEL MIXTURE. The air fuel mixture is the only adjustment you can make. It is located on the bottom side of the air intake, right behind the air filter box. It looks like a 1/4" flat metal plug. Do NOT drill this. There is no slot for a screw driver. There is a tool which is no more then a small piece of pipe that fits over this plug and you turn it in till seated, gently. Count the turns. Back out to 2 and a half turns, thats normal. Or if you no that you need more fuel injected, simply turn the screw OUT 1/4 or 1/2 turn and try it. GOOD LUCK (Its not hard)
There is no drilling to be done. Hope i didnt scew something up on mine......

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SOURCE: 2003 honda 750 shadow spirit wont stay running

check condition of air cleaner filter.

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SOURCE: 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit jet screw setting

about 2 turns

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SOURCE: 2003 Honda VT 750 DCB Shadow Spirit. Have Vance

Be sure to properly oil the K&N filter after you've cleaned it. Then verify that the jetting is correct by operating at full throttle (only for as long as safe conditions will allow) then stop the engine and look at the color of the spark plugs. White coloration of the plugs = too lean. Dark spark plugs = too rich. A nice tan or light brown color = perfect.
Running with jetting that's too rich, or too lean, can both cause driveability problems, poor performance and reduced spark plug life.
While you're in there, inspect the spark plug caps for damage, cracking, and signs of electrical 'leakage' (carbon tracking which are conductive, visible lines running down the length of the cap, inside or out). Replace any plug caps that look suspicious. Tip: WD-40 works as a great, non conductive cleaner for plug caps and high tension leads.

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SOURCE: Carbs sputtering and misfireing on Shadow Spirit VT750 2005

An engine never misfires due to these things. It is always because of maladjustment of the timing at the CB points. Check the timing and set it right.

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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