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1995 HONDA SHADOW 1100C RUNS BUT WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE WHEN YOU LET OUT ON CLUTCH. I DONT KNOW IF IT MATTERS OR NOT BUT THE BIKE SAT FOR A FEW YEARS WITHOUT BEING MOVED. THE CARBS AND FLUIDS WERE DRAINED WHEN STORED SO BIKE RUNS GOOD STILL BUT I CANT FIGURE OUT WHY IT WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE. I CAN CRANK THEN PUT IT IN GEAR AND LET OUT ON CLUCH AND IT DOESNOT EVEN TRY TO MOVE. THIS BIKE WAS RECEIVED FROM A BAILBOUND SO NOT SURE IF THE MAN THAT OWNED IT HAS DONE SOMETHING TO IT SO NOONE COULD RIDE IT

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  • KEVIN THROOP Oct 10, 2010

    I WAS TOLD THERE WERE CLUTCH PRESSURE PLATES ON THIS BIKE AND THAT IF THEY SAT UP FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS THEY WOULD NOT RELEASE WHEN CLUTCH WAS RELEASED. THIS HAS A HYDRAULIC CLUTCH BUT CLUTCH SEEMS TO BE WORKING FINE. YOU CAN HERE TRANS CLICK IN WHEN YOU PUSH DOWN ON LEVER BUT THEN NOTHING WHEN YOU RELEASE OUT ON CLUTCH.

  • KEVIN THROOP Oct 10, 2010

    I APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER AND THE FORUM TOO THAT YOU RECOMMENDED. THE ONLY OTHER QUESTION I HAVE IS IF YOU CAN TELL ME WHERE THE MASTER CYLINDER IS AT, IM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THIS BIKE JUST GOT IT FRIDAY.

  • KEVIN THROOP Oct 10, 2010

    IM NOT SURE THE POSTI LEFT YOU WENT THRU, I JUST GOT THE BIKE FRIDAY SO I WAS WANDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME WHERE THE MASTER CYLINDER IS AT AND HOW TO ACCESS THE LITTLE PORTYOU ARE TALKING ABOUT

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There is a little small port in the master cylinder that gets plugged up. Look for a little steel spring cover just over the top of your master cylinder. Clean it out and your bike will work again. Click on the link below to read more:

http://www.motorcycleforum.com/showthread.php?t=92072

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If the engine runs then the problem is either in the clutch - there are no pressure plates in it so there is no connection to the gearbox - or in the gearbox itself - the lever isn't engaging the gears because it has been disconnected from the mechanism.
Either way it appears it has been done by the former owner, to prevent it from being repossessed.
To fix it the clutch and the gearbox must be dismantled and inspected, the missing parts installed and the mechanisms realigned. Definitely a job only for someone with experience.

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