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  1. Technical Discussion
    Hello, I am trying to help a friend fix his starting issue on a 85 honda shadow. The original issue was the starter would spin but the engine didn't crank over. I tracked the main problem to the 3 bolts that hold the outer starter clutch to the back of the flywheel. All 3 were sheared off so...
  2. Technical Discussion
    So i decided to change my rear turn signals as a friend of mine riding behind me said it was difficult to see my turn signals and i couldnt find a bulb. When replacing I found that someone had replaced the originals and their wiring was terrible. Splices were awful and honestly dont know how...
  3. Technical Discussion
    Hello everyone this is my first post and motorcycle so forgive me for my lack of knowledge. I have an 85 shadow 500 which came to me in boxes as all good projects come. In a nutshell I've put everything back together and tried to start it. The starter motor spins and engine turns but no spark I...
  4. Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, New member/rider here. 1st bike - 1984 Honda Shadow VT500 Chopping and bobbing it in my Dad's shop right now. Will post pics of the progress
  5. 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...
  6. Technical Discussion
    Hi all, I’m new to the bike scene. Bought a 1985 Honda VT500 a couple of days ago. Everything works great, (for the most part), but today I took it on the highway for the first time and when I shifted into 6th gear it rode SUPER choppy, almost like it was running out of fuel. 5th gear was smooth...
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    12 years after my dad died I finally found and own his bike.
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    12 years after my dad died I finally found and own his bike.
  9. Technical Discussion
    So I just purchased a 1983 Honda shadow 500 in rough condition, been sitting for years and it shows. I got it home and started to see if i can get it to start or do something. Had no ignition key so I spliced the two wires together and got the lights to come on then I push the start buttons and...
  10. Technical Discussion
    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum, i'm currently building a cafe racer out of a 1983 shadow. (not the best donor bike for this kind of project... learned it the hard way 😅). I wanna get rid of the ugly stock air intake and exhaust system. This is pretty much the last steps of my build. I have...
  11. Member Introductions
    Good morning! Last spring I bought my first bike which was a CM200T Twinstar. It took a little bit of work before I got it on the road and enjoyed it all summer. I knew that I wanted something bigger and so in the fall found and bought an ‘83 VT500C. The previous owner said it sat for about...
  12. Technical Discussion
    I just bought aftermarket turn signals with two wires, black and red. The bike has 3 wires, one blinker, one running lights and one is ground One side on the bike is orange and white the other side is blue. How would I wire this up for blinkers ? I know I have to delete the running lights but I...
  13. Technical Discussion
    I have an 83 shadow 500 and I recently noticed a vacuum leak on the carb. On the right side of the bike on the carb there is a nipple where a vacuum line would go, there is air coming out of it when I put my finger over it the idle smooths out now I just need to know where that connects to
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