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I have a 2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750. When running mid-range (45-65) for 20-30 minutes or so, it will start to spit and sputter. Even when I slow down and drop a gear it will still do it. Trying to give it more fuel does not help it either. It will eventually die and when you try to crank it it will not fire up. If you wait for about 10 minutes it will fire right back up and then it will repeat itself all over again. I took it to a shop and they looked at the gas cap to see if it was venting correctly and it was. They said the lines looked good and wasnt able to find any problems. They offered to look into the carb but it was too expensive. Any ideas?

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First make sure you have good plugs ...this will cause it to run terrible if the plugs are no good....
Dont guess about it...If you are not sure replace the plugs with OEM plugs (Original Equipment Manufacturer)...Dont use racing plugs unless the owners manual calls for it...Even new racing plugs will make it sputter if it isnt designed for it.....Also the wires..Make sure you have a good clean high octane fuel...Todays fuel is very weak and it isnt like it once was..Make sure it is getting plenty of fuel and the filter isnt clogged (If equipped)...The only other thing would be the carburators float adjustment or the jets are clogged or worn...The air/fuel adjustment screw will also cause this...You need to know the correct adjustment but most are .......Turn the screw all the way in and then back it out one and a half to two turns....I hope this will help...It might help to go ahead and drain the fuel
to be sure cause it could be clogging or have some water in it...I would put 93 octane in it....I would try this before taking it to the shop...I have seen this happen before and just changed the plugs and it ran great but fuel cleanliness is very important also.......Hope this helps.......Metalpoet

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