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  1. Technical Discussion
    So I’m looking for some advice on how to fix my bike. The issue I’m having is it seems like the bike is trying to stall or is starving at 70+ mph I do have after market exhaust on my bike ( Vance and Hines short shots). Things I have done or tried is changed plugs, replaced bowl gaskets on...
  2. Technical Discussion
    Hey all, just put together a carb balancer but the adapter I got to screw into the port is to big, if someone that has made one of these could please let me know what you used. Bike is 1997 Spirit 1100 Thanks for your help...... And also, what is the easiest way to get to the adjustment screw...
  3. Technical Discussion
    My vt500c will idle and will ride up until a little over 3,000 rpms and it tries to die, it won't pull unless the choke is on. I just completely cleaned the carbs and put new plugs in and new plugs wires. All plugs are sparking. The fuel is gravity fed (no fuel pump) and the pet **** isn't...
  4. Technical Discussion
    Hi everyone! I’m working on the two carbs from my 1985 Honda Shadow vt500c. This is the second time I’m attempting this, as my first time was unsuccessful. I have a few questions. When installing a new (same size, 38) pilot jet, you lightly butt it all the way in, and then bring it 2 1/4...
  5. Technical Discussion
    I recently bought a 1997 Honda shadow. I am having a few issues with it, first of all it doesn’t idle right at all it slows down almost stalls then revs back up a little. Also it doesn’t feel like it has the power it used to have at all especially in the cold. And the biggest thing is it’s only...
  6. Technical Discussion
    My 1994 shadow vt1100c has about 21k miles on it and its never been left outside and looks (and runs) almost like new. Being from the upper mid-west I don't tend to ride the bike during the winter months. When I try to start the bike after its not been run for a couple months it's very, very...
  7. Technical Discussion
    I just bought a '03 VT750DC Shadow Spirit and I love it!!! Only problem is it sounded funny to me one morning so I messed with the black idle knob on left side by choke, now it shuts off going down road like its starving for fuel and will not crank back until it sits for a few min then choked...
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    I just bought a '03 VT750DC Shadow Spirit and I love it!!! Only problem is it sounded funny to me one morning so I messed with the black idle knob on left side by choke, now it shuts off going down road like its starving for fuel and will not crank back until it sits for a few min then choked...
  9. Technical Discussion
    solved Link posted below by CSRoad provides everything I need to know about carb tuning, and more. Thank you! #For refference of others, 85' VT500C is in the high RPM category. Hey everyone, This is my first post on this site, so I'll give a little back story and specs after the issue...
  10. Technical Discussion
    Hey guys so i have cobra drag pipes 50 50 straight with the stock intake im tuning it tomorrow but just want your idea about my tune i have unscrew each idle fuel screw about a turn and half if i can remember correctly the plugs have about 700miles on them. First pic is rear second it front
  11. Technical Discussion
    I have a 2005 750 that I got a few months ago. It had been sitting with gas in the tank and carb since 2014. I pulled everything apart and cleaned and sealed everything. Replaced a few wires that had been chewed and the spark control box. It runs pretty good now has a bit of a miss at idle but...
  12. Technical Discussion
    Hey everyone, I have a 2000 Shadow Sabre vt1100 that has turned into quite the mechanics special. I think I have most of the issues worked out and finally got back on the road yesterday after buying it and working on it for 3 months. Main issue im having now is the bike doesn't like to idle...
  13. 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...
  14. Technical Discussion
    Hey guys I have a 2000 shadow sabre 1100 with cobra pipes. I have the symptoms of needing a rejet but cleaned and rebuilt carbs with an all balls kit. After talking with others and reading I think I will just go ahead and get a rejet kit from dyno jet. Only problem im having is it seems like...
  15. Technical Discussion
    I recently purchased a sorta running vt700. I cleaned the carbs, checked compression and am getting spark on all 4 cylinders. I tried syncing the carbs with a home made manometer and didn’t have very good luck so I know they are out of sync. It runs excellent on the rear cylinder but is not...
  16. Technical Discussion
    Anyone know what the stock pilot jet sizes are for an '83 shadow VT750C? My bike was running harsh, misfiring a lot during acceleration in any gear. I started loosening the air/fuel mixture screw and the rpms continued increasing the further i let the screws out. Well apparently I let them out...
  17. Technical Discussion
    '00' VT600 single carb. If I remove the auto petcock and replace with standard petcock and inline filter and plug the vacum port on the rear cylender will I need to do anything elce? Do I have to plug anything on the carb? Do I need to get the carb recalibrated? Confuzzled ?
  18. Technical Discussion
    Hello I'm new here to the forums, I have a 1999 Honda Shadow ACE VT1100C2 that I'm building into a bobber on a broke college student budget lol, I need a few pointers on my bike's idle, it's too low and I feel it should be a bit higher, maybe it'd fix my issue where it won't stay on without me...
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