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  1. 1986 Shadow 1100 Carburetor

    Technical Discussion
    Hey guys! I'm new here and recently picked up an 1100 as a project bike. I recently took my carburetor to the shop to get rejetted since I haven't had the time to do it myself, and they ended up cracking my carburetor along the housing. :( (Picture attached) I was wondering how I would go about...
  2. 86 VT500 blown fuse for cooling fan

    Technical Discussion
    Hi all, I got my Shadow about 4 years ago, and really haven't needed to post much since then. When purchased, the thermometer dial in the gauge cluster did not work, but I was informed that it was likely a broken gauge or needle, and I did note at the time that the radiator fan would kick on...
  3. Honda Shadow Fuel Type?

    Technical Discussion
    I have a 1986 Honda Shadow 500c. I currently put 87 in it and can get a solid 85 miles on the main before I have to switch to Reserve. I was wondering if 89 or 91 would get me any better MPG or performance or would a higher grade octane be better for the carbs or bike? Thanks Y'all for the help.
  4. 1986 VT1100C

    Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I'm new to the site and community. I was able to recently purchase a bike from my neighbor. He was the second owner and both men had taken exceptional care of the ride. It has less than 9K miles on it and is in outstanding condition. I've done a lot of vehicle maintenance...
  5. 1986 vt1100

    1986 vt1100

    This is my new ride it needs a little work but I'll have it done soon