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I'd try to drain some of the oil out
get some carby cleaner spray the area and dry of.
restart bike and see if it stops the leak.?
Good luck

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

If there is excess oil outside the motor then it is usually coming from breather pipe which goes to airbox. Check if oil is in the airbox. If so, clean out airbox and drain excess oil out of engine. If the bike has an oil light make sure it goes out on start up. If not, better if you have oil pressure tested.

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Apr 24, 2014

If the leak started after you changed the starter, then yeah, you can bet that you should have changed the o-ring.

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Apr 20, 2014


2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Nov 30, 2013

please tell me size of Kawasaki Balius 250CC Fork Oil Seals size number

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Jul 26, 2013

I have no solution. My 2006 use oil like that. I keep a check on it and add small amounts to the line.
I run it hard on the freeway/forty miles to work/forty back home. I have 18,000 miles it still runs strong no problem. That maybe reason the book says change the oil 8,000 miles.

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on May 09, 2013

ok u have better fuel flow with the shortened exhaust you will most likely need to go up a main jet size ur running with too much air in ur mixture running hot and the backfires are when u get to top of ur gear range its starveing it of fuel runing too hot the exhaust is geting super heated and the backfires are as u decelerate right ? thats unburnt fuel hiting ur exhaust and going bang u may even notice flames at exhaust tip the new slightly larger main jet shuld fix this you may have to ajust the main needles up or down to compensate for the jet change asumeing they are adjustable the pilot jet shuld be fine no need to touch anything there

ok so as u running now ur fuel cat emission thing eats petrol and vice versa over fuel a lot the cat will be overwelmed and get eaten by the fuel ur at the other end too much air cat wont be effected but as ur running much hoter then needed your basicly eating your engine from the inside out from the aditional air the new main jet will allow more fuel from the start of midrange to top end u shuld find after this fix the bike will run stronger and faster and cooler from 600 rpm up primerily more at top end

the main jet is the fix as far as i see it but like i say ajusting that to allow more fuel means u also effect midrange to have more fuel more so the more u open the accelorator so you may need to make a minor adjustment positioning ur needles prehaps 1 clip up putting the needle its self a bit closer to the jet thus giving less fuel thats if you have ajustable needles if not u cant ajust midrange but to be honest just that pilot jet shuld put u so close to right u may not even need the midrange ajustment try it 1 size up on all main jets its at the least a big step in the right direction if not a total fix

hope this helps

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Oct 30, 2012

check for a loose connection on the battery, or a loose connection on the solenoid. both should be fairly close to each other.

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Mar 31, 2012

This is a thermal switch, located on the radiator, the wires from the fan will be looped into this, normaly located to one side in one of the ends, if you have a switch on the radiator it will have 2wires bridge these together with the ignition on taking care not to earth any of the wires out, and the fan should come on, i presume your temp gauge is working correctly, and you have coolant in the system, check when cold the level of coolant not in the bottle but in the radiator, also check the fan turns manualy by hand and if you have a fuse covering the fan that it is in good condition

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011

Follow the upper radiator hose, there is a radiator cap on the right side. With the motor cold take off the radiator cap and make sure the radiator is full at that point. It is important that you fill the radiator at the cap/high point of the system, because the total volume of antifreeze in the motorcycles system may not have enough vacuum to draw the fluid all the way up from the over flow bottle and you will have cooling problems. The Shadows tend to run on the warm side any way with out the extra assistance of a low fluid level. Then find the over flow tank located near the right driver foot peg and fill it to the full mark. Use only no silica formula antifreeze like Honda or GM Dexcool , the scrubbing particles in automotive antifreeze can damage the ceramic seal in you motorcycle water pump. After your initial drive and a cool down period , recheck the level in the over flow bottle and top up as needed.

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011

Thats nomal. Its exhaust guard poping.

2003 Honda VT... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011

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