Question about 1988 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow
When I accelerate in 3rd gear my bike jerks and makes a clicking sound as soon as I get out of 3rd I rides great, no problems what so ever.
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3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Rear Chains---RATTLE
5. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
8. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
11. Head Gasket---HISS
12. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Rear Chains---RATTLE
15. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
16. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
17. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
18. Solid Lifters---TICK
20. Connecting Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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vibration under load
1989 Honda Shadow Mystery Sound
Honda shadow vt1100 Owners Workshop Manual
Honda VT1100C2 Owner Manual Page 3
Posted on Jul 07, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Shifting Fork may be bent or wore out, It also may be the Synchronizer that "holds" it in gear went bad. The Gear could be wore out or Warpped also.
Posted on May 12, 2009
Sounds like a lean condition. Spark plug should be a tan brown.
I would say the carb probably wasn't drained prior to storage and your main jet is gummed up. Gas deteriorates very quickly especially in vented containers like the float bowl of a carb.
clean your carb for sure.
Posted on May 20, 2009
it will be down to adjustment, there are 2 ways to adjust one close to the engine casing and one at the lever just have to get a good balance :)
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
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This issue is common on some bikes because of the new emission laws. They tend to run to lean at certain revs to meet the new emission rules. Fitting a power commander will stop the fuel system leaning out.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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