Bought 2002 Shadow Spirit - Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
WolfShadowP4cker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 39
Bought 2002 Shadow Spirit

Bought a 2002 Shadow Spirit. Any maintenance advice?
WolfShadowP4cker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:14 AM
Senior Member
 
DRVMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Saint Michael, Minnesota
Posts: 2,258
Garage
I'd give the bike a good tune-up/service as you don't always know how the previous owner took care of it. Items to inspect/change: Air filter, plugs, oil & oil filter, coolant, brake fluid, fork oil, fork seals, final drive oil (if shaft drive), fuel condition (especially if the bike has been sitting), battery, chain (if chain drive) and definitely look at the condition of the tires - are they worn, dry rot, cracks, etc. . . a tire problem with a car is one thing, but on a motorcycle it could be deadly. Give the bike a good wash - even if it's clean so that when you dry everything off, you're forced to take a close look at all the different parts. Look for leaks, loose nuts, bolts, fasteners, missing parts, broken wires, and so on. How are the cables and do they need to be adjusted (clutch and throttle). Check the fuel lines for cracks, leaks, along with the carburetor(s). I'm sure there are other items that I can't think of right off the top of my head that other members will add to the list. Read through your Owner's Manual and look at the service section. Invest in a good Service Manual too. I have a 2009 Honda Shadow Spirit and periodically I have to check the valve clearances.

Good luck and have fun!!! How many miles on the bike? The reason I ask is that wheel bearings and fork bearings might need to be inspected and it might be good to look at the front brake pads and rear brake shoes. I like to know that my bike is in A-1 condition before venturing out on a ride.



2009 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
-Mustang Seat & Backrest
-Memphis Shades Windshield & Lowers
-Saddlemen Highwayman Saddlebags
-National Cycle Paladin Highway Bars
-Show Chrome Accessories Radiator Cover
-Kuryakyn ISO Pegs (Driver & Passenger)
-Kuryakyn ISO Grips
-Honda Luggage Rack and Sissybar
-Honda Saddlebag Supports
DRVMN is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 2,283
Garage
Everything he said. Welcome to the forum.

1985 Honda Rebel 250(Destroyed by being a newb)
Black
1996 Honda Shadow VLX 600(Sold)
Red/Black
2001 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100
Blue/Blue

kacealraid is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:22 AM
Junior Member
 
shadowolfp4cker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 8
Thanks for your advice. The bike has 17,800 miles and I bought it for a steal.
shadowolfp4cker is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Scaredofmyownshadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 3,900
Garage
Don't be overwhelmed with everything. Check the important stuff first( tires, chain, fluid levels) and ride the hell out of it. Knock off the other stuff one thing at a time.

Enjoy it!

Sent from my C5155

2002 750 ACE DELUXE
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!
Scaredofmyownshadow is online now  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 07:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 10
Just bought a Shadow 600 and already has quit me. Something electrical I'm looking into. I would check all of those cables, some of mine look pretty bad.
the_gambler is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
WolfShadowP4cker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 39
Thanks everyone.

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Motorcycle.com Free App
WolfShadowP4cker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome