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1984 VT 500 C Shadow: 1983 honda shadow -starts and runs, seems to miss ...

1983 honda shadow -starts and runs seems to miss while running. Plugs are good a friend suggested fuel filter. Does it have one?

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The fuel filter is in the tank on the petcock and is self cleaning. I suspect you have bad spark plug caps on your bike the cap is part of the wire. If you remove the wire and take a reading with an ohm meter, the cap should read 5000 ohms . Anything above or below and you should replace the cap. This is probably causing the slight miss.

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