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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Back in the saddle?

Now if only i can get it started...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 11:13 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Nice looking early shadow you have there! There are a lot of others here with the same bike so post up your issues and let's get her running!


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What Smilie said and Welcome to the forum.

The wife and I on My, 2001 Shadow Spirit 750.....



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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 01:39 AM
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Sure looks nice. What does it do when you go to start it?

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sure looks nice. What does it do when you go to start it?

It just turns over until the battery dies. Ive changed the plugs and checked that spark was good. I had it going a couple of times since i bought it after i put a can of seafoam in the tank. but unable to get it going after i put fresh gas in it. I put another can in today. Gonna let it sit over night. See what happens tomorrow.

My friend thinks its cus its too cold here and wait till it warms up a bit. its about -5 celsius right now.

Anyone else have that problem?

thanks for all your help...
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If you have a too rich amount of Seafoam it may not run on that . I have seen it smoke like crazy for a few minutes.
Mine is very hard to start if below 45 F degrees. Needs a lot of choke and love to get it going with out flooding the plugs. Sometime a shot or two of starting fluid also.
At the bottom of the float bowls there is a screw that if you loosen it a few turns will drain the float bowl. You can see if about 2-3 ounces of fuel comes out and what it looks like. If it doesn't come out it may be dry and the pump not working well. If crusty and rusty, then there is a reason.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 12:43 PM
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Cool It's been a while...

But it's good to be back on the road again with only two wheels between my legs.
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