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  1. Technical Discussion
    Hello All! I am brand new to the website and am looking for some help on my fireinds bike. She Hardtailed it so she could ride it...she’s 5’2”. The Driveshaft boot is now leaking after short rides and we need to replace it for her. I’m a Harley guy and have never worked on a shaft driven before...
  2. Technical Discussion
    Hey guys, I recently purchased an 1983 Shadow for $500, bike hasn’t run but the previous owner said the one way bearing was no good. When I opened up the case however, there was no gears for the starter and the flywheel was missing. The guy I bought it off has left me in the dark but, I don’t...
  3. Technical Discussion
    Hi, i tried to find the answer for this one but seems to hit a wall each time. I am kind of new to the motorcycle world. But my exhaust pipe from my shadow have juste rip appart. The pipe to the gasket is perfeclty fine so i was looking for an after market that fit this original pipe (i dont...
  4. Technical Discussion
    I just bought myself a 1983 Honda Shadow VT500C recently, and I noticed the carb might needs to be rebuilt. the bike runs sluggish at low rpm, literally will die under 5000rpm, it only runs when choke is on, and RPM drips quick even if I rev it to 5000 rpm... so I took the carb out, cleaned...
  5. Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, Just purchased a 1983 Honda VT500 in Rapid City South Dakota. Pretty excited to start this journey of restoration and daily riding(as long as I can in this state). A bit about my bike history this is my third bike that I have owned through out the years. I was looking at getting...
  6. Technical Discussion
    Hey all, I hope I'm in the right place for this! I am getting an abandonned 83 Shadow VT500c back up and running. I can get it to start, a miracle, but I noticed there was some issues with the left and right handlebar switches (signals/headlight/start/killswitch) So I did what I thought was...
  7. Technical Discussion
    Building a honda shadow vt 750 1983, this is my first bike, my 1st build. Am an auto mechanic, bikes are new to me tho. Hoping to learn more about it from this tear down and rebuild. I got it down to about the frame except the driveshaft, got the 10mm hex, the other is a 15 mm right? Looks like...
  8. Technical Discussion
    Looking for some advice if anyone could help... I’ve been having an issue with the carbs on my vt500 leaking fuel and fuel coming out of the exhaust. I pulled the carbs off and checked the floats and the needles, cleaned the needle seats and got everything perfect. Then I pulled the vacuum hose...
  9. Technical Discussion
    I've been working on a honda shadow i bought that wasn't running. I've replaced spark plugs, several hoses, and installed a brand new fuel pump. I've managed to get it kind of running. Enough to where I have road it a few times. My problem is that I cannot get the bike to consistently start. I...
  10. Technical Discussion
    Hey this is my first post on a forum haha I just picked up my first bike, a 1983 VT500c, with shifting issues. It shifts into first and neutral just fine but won’t up shift past neutral and feels like something isn’t letting the shifter go up any further. I looked around and found a few vids...
  11. Technical Discussion
    I started taking my project bike apart and noticed that the head gasket was blown. Evidently, it has been blown for a long time. The top of the piston and the cylinder bore are covered in rust. Also, it looks like the intake valve struck the piston. I've been looking for oversize pistons...
  12. Technical Discussion
    While investigating what looked like a small leak near the cyliner head and under the carb, I think I caused some problems. I sheared one bolt in half on the rear cylinder head and may have over tightened (maybe stripped) the one on the other. I have a new bolt to replace the broken one but it...
  13. Technical Discussion
    Hi I’ve been stuck on this bike for a while now. I have been bobing out this 83 VT750DC shadow and I got rid of everything wiring wise. Bare bones. Added a key ignition switch. I’ve had it started before after the wiring job. But ran into a clogged reserve tank issue. So after I cleaned tanks...
  14. Technical Discussion
    I’ve got an ‘83 750 I’m trying to get running, and I’m stuck on getting it to fire. The battery has to be recharged after every starting attempt session I do, but it does have spark on all plugs. The plugs are wet upon examination and I even shot a little fuel through the carbs to encourage it...
  15. Technical Discussion
    Recent carb clean all that. When bike is hot it has a hard time starting also when it’s warmed up and I rev it, it wants to die out. Any ideas what maybe causing it?
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