Question about 1985 Honda VT 500 C Shadow

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85 honda shadow vt500c Runs great on the back roads. try going up a mountain, about 1/3rd of the way up it dies like out of gas? If you are on the open highway cruising around 5 rpm after 10 miles dies like out of gas? sit for a min or two runs fine but continues to happen. Return to the back roads, the bike runs fine. Help?

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Carbs need to be cleaned-bike is 25 yrs--varnish is probly in the jets-get a repair book online or in library

Posted on Aug 16, 2010

  • dqheb Sep 03, 2010

    Solution: diaphragm in petcock (fuel shut off valve) was pinched. Replaced and resolved problem. Bike runs great.

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