Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum - Search Results
Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.28 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: gdb069
Forum: Hondashadow.net Announcements   Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By gdb069
Small plastic tube syphon hose. Fits in my...

Small plastic tube syphon hose. Fits in my toolkit pouch.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions   01-29-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By gdb069
I think this depends on which bikes you are used...

I think this depends on which bikes you are used to. Coming from almost any sport bike, the Shadows will feel very underpowered. Coming from Sport/Touring and even Touring the Shadows still feel...
Forum: Member Introductions   01-27-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By gdb069
I believe the 96's rear turn indicators were...

I believe the 96's rear turn indicators were located on a bracket on the rear fender so someone has moved them back to incorporate the saddle bags. I don't like the look of mixed ww tire an on rear...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-07-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By gdb069
I always found "hiway bars" to be too far forward...

I always found "hiway bars" to be too far forward / too high so that my back got sore. Bought some floorboards and have been happy ever since. They provide enough support and your foot can slide...
Forum: Technical Discussion   11-29-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,349
Posted By gdb069
What starting procedure are you using with your...

What starting procedure are you using with your hot engine?


G.
Forum: Member Introductions   11-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By gdb069
If you are discussing the clutch center: it is...

If you are discussing the clutch center: it is held in place by a staked - type lock nut and you need to unstake it by grinder or drill. When reassembling you will need a new lock nut and stake it...
Forum: Member Introductions   11-26-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By gdb069
Speed being relative (to a snail, a turtle is...

Speed being relative (to a snail, a turtle is moving fast), the performance of the VT1100 depends on what bikes you have been riding. I was very underwhelmed by the performance of the VT1100 compared...
Forum: Technical Discussion   11-25-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By gdb069
My 95 VT1100C2 has been stored for 6 months each...

My 95 VT1100C2 has been stored for 6 months each year since new . I have never drained the E10 fuel. In 2008 I was abroad for a year so bike was stored for 18 months with E10 and Stabil and full...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   11-23-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By gdb069
I was management of an oil and gas company that...

I was management of an oil and gas company that was in the forefront of E10 (called gasohol) in the mid 80s. I have been using E10 since 1988 so about 27 years. I store several cars, motorcycles,...
Forum: Technical Discussion   11-23-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By gdb069
Depends on what the battery is servicing while...

Depends on what the battery is servicing while the key ignition is on. On my bike the headlight is on along with a few status lights so the battery will drain within an hour.
Forum: Technical Discussion   11-18-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By gdb069
Yes the fork clamping hardware looks like a...

Yes the fork clamping hardware looks like a National Cycle emblem. Perhaps Dakota or Heavy Duty.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   11-01-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,216
Posted By gdb069
Is there a pic of this thread? Otherwise it dint...

Is there a pic of this thread? Otherwise it dint happen.
:wink2:
Forum: Member Introductions   10-31-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By gdb069
yep I hated the wear from keys on my older bikes...

yep I hated the wear from keys on my older bikes so now just use a single key with no fob. All the other keys can go in pocket or in toolpouch.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion   10-30-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By gdb069
To me it looks like your rad cap popped off. Way...

To me it looks like your rad cap popped off. Way above thermostat housing.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions   10-30-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By gdb069
Do you not have any service records? If yes then...

Do you not have any service records? If yes then check when it was last serviced. If not then why not and you may as well take it to Honda since they will know the bike best. At least get someone to...
Forum: Member Introductions   10-28-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,072
Posted By gdb069
BSA Lightning 650 46 years old 52,000 km ...

BSA Lightning 650
46 years old
52,000 km

Norton Commando Combat 750
43 years old
36,000 km

Honda Goldwing GL1000
37 years old
Forum: General Bike Discussion   10-28-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,419
Posted By gdb069
I put V&H Classics on my 95 VT1100C2 within a...

I put V&H Classics on my 95 VT1100C2 within a month of purchasing it new because I found the performance underwhelming. They are now 20 years old and about 70k km on them. They have endured very well...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   10-21-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,270
Posted By gdb069
Likely a case of their target market demographic...

Likely a case of their target market demographic for the bigger bikes shrinking.
Forum: Member Introductions   09-30-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By gdb069
The tires are measured metric while the tubes are...

The tires are measured metric while the tubes are measured inches: 120 mm = 4.72 in. since the tube manufacturers do not know your specific application. Tube sizes don't have to be exact as they...
Forum: Member Introductions   09-30-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By gdb069
The continuum line regarding tires has at one end...

The continuum line regarding tires has at one end traction and at the other end reduced tread wear. For cruisers most name brand recommended tires will be somewhat in the middle of the line. Some may...
Forum: Technical Discussion   09-29-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 98
  Sticky: Fuelology
Views: 65,067
Posted By gdb069
Its the water that becomes separated not the...

Its the water that becomes separated not the ethanol.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions   09-22-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By gdb069
For new models the dealers do not want mileage...

For new models the dealers do not want mileage put on the bikes but Honda sponsors a demo day (same as most manufacturers) usually once or twice in the spring and you can usually test all the models...
Forum: Member Introductions   09-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By gdb069
Reviewers, by trade, ride a lot of various bikes....

Reviewers, by trade, ride a lot of various bikes. Is the Shadow the best highway bike? Is it the best long distance bike? No. It is a cruiser. Many Shadows have crossed Canada and US. Back in the...
Forum: Member Introductions   09-17-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By gdb069
AGM should have been shipped fully charged. I...

AGM should have been shipped fully charged. I think one of his battery connections is loose or main fuse blown or battery connected backwards or RUN switch off.


G.
Forum: Member Introductions   09-16-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By gdb069
Next time replace with AGM type battery. I have...

Next time replace with AGM type battery. I have never been happier with engine starting after sitting for 6 months with no charger/maintainer.


Second: Did you check your RUN switch is on...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

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