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The first thing to do is get a filter and fluid change, if it still slips then you will need a new trans. The bands in the trans have become worn and can not shift in time like they should.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Jan 29, 2014

If it is making a squeaking sound then the sound would be constant, more of a whistle. If there is a squeaky noise coming from the unit it is likely to be either a loose bolt or a perished seal or rubber in the valve.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Aug 21, 2013

I don't know what your trouble is ... but cheer up ... life is short. I love my Shadow.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Jul 27, 2013

replace the switch.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Jun 24, 2013


Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Jun 09, 2013

Sure, feel free to do it.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Jun 08, 2013

Its real simple, purchase a replacement, unplug the old and remove it. Install the new and plug it in. Get genuind Honda parts at your Honda Dealer.

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Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Mar 10, 2013

    • 1 Remove the motorcycle's carburetor and clean it with carburetor cleaner, getting rid of any and all grime and deposits within. If necessary, use an air compressor with a small tip to blow out any clogged lines within the carburetor.
    • 2 Check the motorcycle's fuel tank for old fuel. Drain the fuel tank completely and refill the tank with fresh fuel. Old gasoline isn't good for most motors, especially older ones.
    • 3 Remove the motorcycle's seat by unscrewing the two mounting bolts on both sides of the back of the seat with a 12 mm socket wrench. Pop off the top of the air box and remove the bike's air filter. Clean this thoroughly in hot, soapy water. Rinse it off, let it air-dry then apply air filter oil before reinstalling it in the motorcycle.
    • 4 Check the tire pressure and integrity of both tires on the motorcycle. If either tire is flat, leaking air or overly worn, replace the tire and tube.
    • 5 Change the motorcycle's oil. Warm the bike up, then remove the oil drain plug underneath the transmission and drain the oil. While the drain plug is still loose, fill the oil reservoir until oil begins to run out of the plug. This means the reservoir is full. Tighten the drain plug.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Jan 20, 2013


Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Apr 18, 2012

the air screw gets turn in fully and the turned out 2 turns this will set it right for most bikes you might have to play with it either half a turn either way


When setting the float level be aware that the spring loaded bumper on the fuel inlet needle valve may have a tendency to compress under the weight of the float assembly which will skew your measurement. Before you obtain your measurement you'll need to make sure that the float assembly tang just barely makes contact with the spring-loaded bumper. Sometimes it is easier to hold the carb body at a 45-degree angle to avoid compressing the spring in the fuel inlet needle.


If you find that your measurement does not match your float level spec then you can carefully bend the float assembly tang to achieve your desired measurement. Be sure to recheck your work, and if you feel confident that your float level is spot on then you can reinstall your carb

hope this helps


Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011

Loosin the fuel cap may be a clogged air passage in cap if runs good find out why passage plugged ..check petcock strainer / filter in tank..or petcock obstructions or if vac operated petcock loosing vac,,,???

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011

there is 2 spots you can adjust your clutch.

1. on your clutch leaver there should be a tension screw where the cable goes in if you need more clutch you have to make sure to bring the screw out a bit

2. down on the side of your motor you will see a cable going in there should be a sleeve covering the cable pull up the sleeve and tighten the slack by bringing the screw out a bit.

good luck.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011

yes you can fit a tube,also if your rim says tubless type you wont need a tube

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

well it could be a dead spark plug or your carb. if it has been setting for a while id clean your carb.......does it smoke or anything when it starts boggin down?.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011

it may have to be takin apart and put in a solvent to remove varnish--are u sure the jetting procedure was done rite-thats a sensitive task-may be runnin to lean which can fry the engine valves--do u have a shop jet manual for that model

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

My 2002 Honda Shadow VLX did the same thing (it is 583cc or 600cc)- I bought a longer fuel hose and bypassed the auto fuel valve that is behind the small triangular shaped chrome cover on the choke knob side above the engine, and this fixed it.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

Remove the right hand side cover and check coolant level in the reserve tank, engine running and at normal operating temperature.
The coolant level should be between the "UP" and "LOW" lines.
If needed top up the coolant reserve tank with a 50/50 mix of distilled water and anti-freeze.
Replace the tank cap and cover.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010

I don't have a book on this one, however, a lot of models will put the capacity in cc's on or near the oil filler plug. If the engine is equipped with a sight glass, the capacity may be located under the sight glass. Hope this helps. (946 cc's per quart)

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010

Trim your grips off the handlebar part of the throttle ... your grips are overlapping and holding the throttle open ... a very dangerous situation.

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Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Sep 27, 2010

Get full synthetic motorcycle oil in 5w30 weight. It should be perfect for your bike. The engine should hold about 3 qts, but I would put in 2 and then check the site glass and fill it from there. Hope this helps.

Honda VT 600 C... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010

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