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  1. Technical Discussion
    heya guys. just like the title says, i have an oil leak, ive used the UV light trick and it seems its source is coming from behind the coolant pump. no higher than that though. i dont have oil in my coolant, and my stator and starter gaskets are not leaking. and i just replaced the crush washer...
  2. Technical Discussion
    Had a major oil leak accompanied by a rattling shift lever. Found leak was from the left crankcase plug, I’m no mechanic, this issue proves that. pulled everything from the left side to get to the plug, changed o ring on the plug. Everything seemed to be good, as far as the oil leak. Well I...
  3. Technical Discussion
    I have a slight oil leak from the top part of what I believe would be called the crankcase (according to the pdf manual I downloaded) but I'm not totally sure. I think it's just the gasket getting old behind it because bits of rubber have come off of that area but I want to make sure I buy the...
  4. Technical Discussion
    So I went to change my stator a few weeks back. Mind you, my bike isn't currently running but it is a work in progress. Anyway. When I put the stator cover back, the screw bushings got smashed in between the stator cover and...the...not stator cover. Anyway. Unbeknownst to me. I filled it up...
  5. Technical Discussion
    2015 Honda Shadow Phantom, 8k miles My first cruiser bike and the first bike I've owned/ridden in the past 10 years. So I'm very rusty, technically and mechanically speaking. I just got the bike a week ago. Been riding it with no problems. I increased the rear suspension preload 2 clicks...
  6. Technical Discussion
    My 2006 Aero 750 is leaking oil from where a hose attaches to a rectangular protrusion on the upper right side of the front of the crankcase. The hose is routed up along the right side of the radiator. I lose track of it when it gets into the head of the forks. What is the hose for, and how...
  7. Technical Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 2002 VLX VT600CD and I’m having a heck of a time trying to get the valve covers to seal. I put all new gaskets on the covers and the valve adjustment covers BESIDES the mounting bolt seals (which look dry) and they have started leaking again after 200 miles and I can’t tell...
  8. Technical Discussion
    I have a Honda Shadow VT 700c that I have narrowed down th issue a bit. This is not a cross post this is an entirely new issue. For you familiar with my bike I was having some afterfiring issues...four that it turned out to be a vaccum port just open on the carb. Now I have the issue of this...
  9. Technical Discussion
    I have a 97 Ace 1100 with 62k miles, which I picked up a couple months ago. There's some seepage on the engine, and I'm trying to figure out if it's something I need to bring to a mechanic, or something I can do on my own. In terms of experience, I'm a little handy but haven't ever done more...
  10. Technical Discussion
    The short version of my question is; What (if any) seal prevents oil from leaking through the gearshift drum casing where the gearshift arm connects to the forks? And the full story; I've recently purchased a 2003 Honda Shadow Spirit and after riding it for a few weeks I noticed the shifter...
  11. Technical Discussion
    Hello everyone, Brand new to this community so I thought maybe someone out there could lend me some expertise. I own a 2000 Honda VLX600CD, and A couple days ago I noticed oil around this section of my motor. I cleaned it up and then again today 3 days later I see the oil is back. I can’t for...
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