Valve Adjustment on Honda Shadow

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Dave HD, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Dave HD

    Dave HD Guest

    How hard is it to do a valve adjustment on a 2002 Honda Shadow (Spirit)???

    Dave HD, Dec 29, 2004
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  2. As easy as posting without the crap referred to in the first line above.
    Dances with Men, Dec 29, 2004
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  3. Dave HD

    Dave HD Guest

    What "crap"?


    Dave HD, Dec 30, 2004
  4. The crap reproduced below and cut & pasted from your original posting.

    Turn off the html, hm?

    Oh, and posting *below* the previously quoted text is a good move, as

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    The Older Gentleman, Dec 30, 2004
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    Alex Charles Guest

    How hard is it to do a valve adjustment on a 2002 Honda Shadow (Spirit)???


    Someone correct me if I'm incorrect, but isn't the "Spirit" an 1100? and
    isn't the 1100 hydraulic, meaning no adjustment needed. (I believe the
    750's have to be adjusted).


    Side note to "Dave HD" ( I think the other comments about your "crap" was
    referring to you posting in HTML, most newsgroups prefer post in plain text.
    For example, if your using Outlook express you can select the Format menu
    after you have started a post message and choose plain text or you can go
    into your options so it will use plain text all the time).
    Alex Charles, Jan 3, 2005
  6. Dave HD

    Dave HD Guest

    First, sorry about the HTML. I had to reinstall some thing on this machine
    and, in setting up Outlook, thought I had all the NG settings to "Plain
    Text" and in fact had rechecked them. I obviously missed one of the check
    boxes. Nothing to loose sleep about. I don't walk on water, so, there are
    bound to be mistakes. Nuff said.

    Second, Alex - you are right. It is an 1100. But I don't know if they are
    hydraulic or not (need to check on that!! ;-)) Someone (I can't recall
    just who) told me that they were solids and needed adjusting. Hmmm. I will
    check the owner's manual (buried under a side cover on the bike). Honda's
    not to forthright about some things. BTW, why don't they publish the rated
    horsepower on their engines???

    Thanks for the advice!!
    Dave HD, Jan 3, 2005
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    LJ Guest

    The 1100cc Spirit runs somewhere in the mid-50's as far as HP is concerned,
    but by the time the power makes two 90 degree corners and turns the tire
    you're probably closer to 50. The bike does have decent torque and is
    lighter than many cruisers, so it goes down the road just fine. I had a '97
    spec and I'm pretty sure the valves are hydraulic. You can visit the Shadow
    riders forum in Delphi to find a plethora of information. There
    are forums there for other makes as well. Honda did market a 750cc Spirit a
    few years back, they may still for that matter. These are chain drive and
    produce in the lower 40's for HP. Cruisers aren't known for their HP, even
    a 800lb Harley only has something like 72HP from the factory. You won't
    find that on their website anywhere either.
    LJ, Jan 3, 2005
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    Rhino Guest

    It's no harder than any other bike engine with adjusters on the rocker arm,
    probably the hardest thing is to remove the head cover that just sneaks out
    from under the frame (helps to remove the fake plastic cooling fins on the
    750cc 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit

    How hard is it to do a valve adjustment on a 2002 Honda Shadow (Spirit)???

    Rhino, Jan 5, 2005
  9. Dave HD

    Dave HD Guest

    Thanks! I also shoulda mentioned it's the 1100 cc engine.

    Dave HD, Jan 5, 2005
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