I had my 85 VT1100 a few years before one major issue started to appear. The Yuasa T-batteries started failing at an alarming rate, some lasted only eight months, just out of warrantee. Several dealers told me something was wrong with my bike, bring it in and they would charge me to check it out. I knew better. This is why the bike has only 46,000 miles on it. My Harleys, other Hondas, and Kawasakis have always been much more dependable than my Shadow.tone100 said:How long do they last before major issues start appearing?