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Old 04-08-2008, 12:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The switch diagram posted by Supv26 applys for 00 thru 07.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for your help so far. I've got it narrowed down and I just need a little more help.

I'm confident 87-93 vt1100c switches will work.
I'm confident 00-07 vt1100c/c2/c3 switches will not work

So if you have the Honda Service Manual covering either:

(1) 97-99 vt1100c Spirits or
(2) 94-96 vt1100c Spirits

(according to Helm Inc, there's a '87-'90, '92-'96 manual and a '97-'03 manual)

I would be incredibly grateful if you would check your wiring diagram and see if the ignition switch matches the one I put in the first post. I don't even need you to post the diagram, just a simple yes or know is all I need.

I think we'll find that 97-99 won't work but 94-96 will work (which is where I think Haynes goes wrong).

Thanks so much!

I'm being picky because, assuming my boneyard has a couple of these, I can only use ones that have a key code starting with A or B (and not C or D) so that significantly narrows my choices. Also, if I have to buy a new one, I can't rely on the fiche pictures because the Spirit fiche shows the wrong switch from at least 2000 onward.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hello everybody,

I'm new on this forum and I hope to find the answer I'm looking for. I have trouble with the head lights and I would like to get access to a readable wiring diagram. I ride a Honda Shadow vt1100 1997. Yesterday, I noticed (while I was riding) that the headlight weren't working no more, but only the headlight (high and low beam). After a quick look on the net, I'm guessing that the defect part would be the 30amp relay. The thing is I'm not a bike mechanic (got a formation to be avionic technician instead). I know electrical stuffs as well and I pretty sure I can diagnose the trouble with a bit of your help.

Thanks and enjoy your rides.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The Haynes manual shows the following

6-wire 1987-93 Similar to the 1983-85 VT750-700 I would concur this is correct

3-Wire 1994-95 This is verified. The ignition switch on my 1994 VT1100c has 3 wires, I have verified this on the bike.

3-Wire 1996 and later

Honda Service for the 2001-03 VT750 ACE show 3-wires

My Guess is that starting in 1994 Honda switched to a 3-wire ignition.
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Thanks shadow83, I've managed to get a ignition switch that works, now I've just got to get new trees made.

Birdy35, here's the clymer's manual that has wiring diagrams:
http://hondatech.info/downloads/Moto/VT/VT1100/

Hope that helps!
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Quote:
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Birdy35, here's the clymer's manual that has wiring diagrams:
http://hondatech.info/downloads/Moto/VT/VT1100/
That's actually the Haynes
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:50 AM   #17 (permalink)
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a little more info (and a bump) according to the Haynes manual for the 85-98 vt1100's that you can download online...

Hi everbody, does anyone knows where I can download the manual for a VT1100 2002 model? If it's free, It would be perfect.

Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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97-2000 VT1100C Spirit in the OEM service manual shows a three wire switch, they are marked as

BAT, (R)
FAN, (Bu/O)
IG, (R/BI)

then after 2000 (my book is for the 97-2004)
It still shows the same switch.
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Following pulled from my OEM Honda Service Manual 87-90, 92-96 VT1100C Shadow: For years 89-90 and 92-93 the ignition switch is 6 wire. After 93 - the ignition switch is 3 wire: Battery/Ignition/Fan (in that order) with same wiring coloring as MarkC posted.
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