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1985 Honda shadow VT 1100 started just shutting off .speed or rpm doesn't seem to matter did it once during a 2 hour ride and started shutting of more and more.I have owned bike since new and has been taken care off.I took bike to independent bike shop mechanic has decades of knowledge .he checed fuel and all electronicsorts I mean every wire had bike for weeks said there are three condenser one for each cylinder and one to run all three. Can't buy new only used before I spendo money looking for any help.

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Also ignition components wearout n become hot..if runs ok when cool then thats proof. U mite want to inspect cooling system or put amsoil radiatorboost in to run coldr

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SOURCE: Vinotemp VT-60 Condenser won't shut off, unit running way too cold

It might be a sensor or control board problem. Any appliance repair place should be able to help you out with this. Or you can try contacting the manufacturer directly for help or if you need to purchase replacement parts. Otherwise, my cheapest suggestion would be to hook the cooler up to a timer, so you can turn the unit on and off maybe every 20 minutes or so. That should help keep it from causing more harm and then you can monitor the temperature with a thermometer. Hope that helps!

Posted on Sep 04, 2008


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SOURCE: Violent shake while cornering at lower speeds

hello and welcome
a couple of things that need to be inspected. the steering head bearings. with the bike supported you can check for free play with the steering stem and its holdings.
another is the rear tire. seems funny but vibrations and handleing i have seen do transfer from the rear at times. and if the tire may be out of balance it can throw the front tire wear off as well.
and another of course is the fork freeplay. as you r the dealerships should have inspected is the fork bushings. they have a teflon coating and if they wear down they can develop a clearance that results in bad front end handleing and tire wear. between any of those items you should be able to find the culprit. thank you.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009


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SOURCE: Do I use regular or premium gas for my '96 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow

You always want to use the highest octane gas u can find in a motorcycle engine .... 91 at least

Posted on Apr 16, 2009


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SOURCE: my honda cbr 600 is struggling as if it keeps

It all seems to be leading to fuel starvation. Have you checked the tank breather is not blocked which can be a small hole in the petrol cap or a tube from under the tank. It could also be a blocked fuel filter. There should be two. One inside the fuel tank under the petcock, another before the fuel pump. Here is the workshop manual where you can find all info you will ever need for this bike.
Hop this has been useful, rate me if it has...?
Thanks and good luck.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009


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SOURCE: Running on three cylinders, fueling up plug!

if three cylenders are running fine and 1 not with a wet plug, something is wrong with the one cable , its connection, shorting(make sure its not to close to the engine) or the plug

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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