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I have a 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit that was starting rough ;last fall. When it did start, it backfired. I put the bike away for the winter and this spring it will not start. I changed the plugs and fuel. Thanks for your help.

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2006 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 backfires on deceleration


Hi, Richard if your carburetor or exhaust is:
COUGHING is usually caused by an air leak in the intake system and will generally have the same telltale signs, a wet or damp build up of oil/gas seepage at the intake manifold to cylinder head or carburetor to intake manifold connection and in rare instances a worn throttle plate shaft and or seals.
POPPING on deceleration is usually caused by a lean fuel condition or an air leak in the exhaust system and is generally located where black carbon soot is seen as a flashing build up from any joint connection. This condition can easily be remedied by removing and cleaning both joint pieces and reassembling with high temp silicone and torquing the exhaust clamp to the proper spec.
SPITTING is usually caused by a faulty accelerator pump and or nozzle, or the float bowl needle and seat leaking and overflowing through the main jet mixing well nozzle, or the air-fuel mixture screw is adjusted too lean.
BACKFIRING is usually caused by a sticky/tight intake valve or a timing issue, 180 degrees out or cam chain off 1or 2 teeth.
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2005 Honda Shadow Spirit (750) hesitant and sputtering upon first spring ride. Thoughts?


Just sounds like either a jet is blocked in one of the carbs or maybe a spark plug is fouled up.tap the exhaust down pipes with your hand quickly to see which one isn't getting hot to see which ones not running.

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I have a 2005 Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit, and won't start up when cold and the battery dies/no mo juice after a couple of tryes, can I jump start it with a battery on a idleing car?


DO NOT EVER jump start with car, car battery hase too much power, you will blow your fuses and maybe even ecu if your bika hase it. Thry charging your battery when it's off the bike. But you should buy new one.
Usually battery for bikes last 3-4 year and need to be changed.

Feb 25, 2011 | 2005 Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit

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I have an 2001 shadow spirit 750 DC . With the choke fully pulled out the bike idles great , but push the choke in and idle gets bad rough and when you give some throttle its rough and will backfire some ....


Clean and inspect the carb diaphragms when you have the carbs apart to clean them. Concentrate on the slow jets and the passage ways behind the slow jets.

Aug 28, 2010 | 2001 Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit

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2000 honda 1100 shadow spirit. Rough idle, little power.


Replace the spark plug caps and try again. On Honda's the cap is often part of the wire (a dealer part) NGK makes some inexpensive plug caps about $5 each. They should OHM out to 5000 anything above or below and you need to replace them. This should fix the problem.

May 21, 2010 | 2000 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit

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2007 Honda shadow sabre (VT1100C2) turn signal


Try spraying inside of the switches with WD40 or similar and switching from one side to the other rapidly for a minute. Contacts on switch possibly slightly corroded due to damp.

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Leaking gas badly from carb. 2003 750 shadow spirit


The gas has varnished and turned to ****. You need to take it to a shop and have the carbs cleaned. Next time you decide to store the bike put fuel stabilizer in the tank and run the bike untill the stabilizer gets into the carbs. When you want to store it, turn the gas off and let the bike run all the remaining gas in the carbs out. That is your best bet. Chaz Moto DC

Jan 22, 2010 | 2003 Honda VT 750 CD Shadow A.C.E. Deluxe

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Cruises fine for 30 minutes then starts to lose power and backfir


Check the fuel system, see if you have a clogged filter or sock (behind the pet-****). You can also check the plugs too. They should be around 7k OHMS. Either your loosing spark or fuel.

Jun 01, 2009 | 1999 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit

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Bike not firing properly, plugs fouled


If you used the choke to start the bike last winter, you probably fouled the plugs. Depending on the age of the plugs, you can either clean and re-gap them or replace them with new, which also have to be checked for gap.
Secondly, if you did not run the bike out of fuel after starting it, chances are you have some build up in the carb jets. New, clean fuel and Techron or Seafoam gas treatment will help if it's not too bad. Follow directions on the can. I personally used Seafoam but Techron is recommended by Honda. Be sure to mix per instructions, which on Seafoam is 1 oz. per gal.

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