I took the VT700 out for fuel tonight, I had just filled the VT1100 and the weather is nice so a 10 mile round trip to blow the cobwebs out seemed like a good idea, It started without choke which suprised me a bit, and off I went, as I went round the roundabouts I got the feeling I wasn't getting the same control as on the VT1100 and when I stopped for fuel I knew something was wrong..The revs were far too high..
Ok so I think I can do many repairs on the shadow without too much help..so..air filter cover loose? carb mounting rubbers loose?? throttle adjust screw needs adjusting???
Easiest first adjust the throttle screw..hardly any difference..air filter cover..No thats tight...that only leaves carb mounting rubbers..Screwdriver to the rubbers on the throttle adjust side (left) no difference..tighten the right..still no difference..then I notice a wire that shouldn't be there..
Some time ago I did a 520 mile round trip on the bike, and to make the journey easier I fitted a GPS unit on the handlebars, I ran the cable to a cigarette lighter socket which I mounted by the battery.. Yeah..then I unplugged the lead so that I wouldn't run the battery down..The plug was caught in the throttle return spring on the right side of the bike holding the throttle open..
Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes right to the bone.