Question about 1986 Honda VT 500 C Shadow
Chances are the main filter screen is plugged with rust and trash. The reserve filter screen doesn't get used much so trash hasn't been drawn into it too much. Remove the gas petcock assembly and clean it. You may want to consider a liquid tank liner. It will seal the rust so that it will no longer be a problem. Google “ kreem liquid fuel tank liner “ or go to www.http://www.4secondsflat.com/Fuel_Tank_Sealer.html
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Posted on Aug 17, 2009
first thing to do is to check fuel level. you mentioned about 290 miles since you owned it but no fillups. did you get gas from same store? not unusual to pickup trash or water in fuel from conv. stores. with that out of the way, look at your plugs and see what they look like. black and sooty would be fuel fouled and very white or very light tan would be lean. if plugs and fuel are eliminated, it could be the result of a stator coil starting to go south. these will require special tools to diagnose.
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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think u hav water coolin-chec fluid or test pump--carb shud be cleaned or redone--yes also inspect igntion components--purchase a maintenance book online or go to library sec629-no wheelies
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
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