Motorcycle

Motorcycle questions? Ask a mechanic.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Motorcycle Questions
My wifes motorcycle is a Honda Shadow 2006 and we can get
my wifes motorcycle is a Honda Shadow 2006 and we can get the motorcycle started, with the choke out...but as soon as we give it gas or push the choke in the bike stalls...we have had the carb removed… read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
1,451 satisfied customers
I have a 1995 Honda Shadow 1100 C2. It starts and runs, but
I have a 1995 Honda Shadow 1100 C2. It starts and runs, but spits and sputters often when you ride it, or when you shake the bike side to side. If you try to revv the throttle when it's sputtering, po… read more
asphaltcycles
asphaltcycles
Motorcycle Mechanic
468 satisfied customers
Hello, I am about to take my 2007 Honda Shadow VLX 600 to a
Hello, I am about to take my 2007 Honda Shadow VLX 600 to a mechanic. I bought the bike used, 1700 miles on it, previous owner let it sit a long time. I am a newbie and dropped the bike twice (low spe… read more
Richard
Richard
Senior Mechanic & Technician
69 satisfied customers
1991 Honda ST1100 97K miles - running very rough/missing My
1991 Honda ST1100 97K miles - running very rough/missing My ST1100 has turned roughly 50mpg for most of its life. In the fall of 2012 (yes, 2012) it was time to replace timing belt. It had been some t… read more
TIMOTO
TIMOTO
Motorcycle Mechanic
Bachelor's Degree
1,246 satisfied customers
I have a 96 Honda shadow vt1100c2 it only idled and would
I have a 96 Honda shadow vt1100c2 it only idled and would die when throttle is applied. pulled carbs cleaned toe them apart cleaned jets passages then put them back on bike and put new plugs and gas a… read more
TIMOTO
TIMOTO
Motorcycle Mechanic
Bachelor's Degree
1,246 satisfied customers
I recently purchased a 2000 honda shadow 750. The bike has
I recently purchased a 2000 honda shadow 750. The bike has been garaged for about a year. When I ride the bike it doesn't have a lot of power and it starts to back fire. The bike idles fine, it's only… read more
Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky
Motorcycle Mechanic
Yamaha,Suzuki,Polaris Technical Tra
2,425 satisfied customers
I have a 2003 Honda Shadow. The bike worked fine in the Fall.
I have a 2003 Honda Shadow. The bike worked fine in the Fall. I charged the battery, cleaned the bike, and it started right up. For some reason I can't rev-up the throttle. I took it out of the garage… read more
Chris
Chris
Senior Mechanic & Technician
Factory Training
826 satisfied customers
2002 honda: Trouble starting..Idles rough, needs choke to stay running
on a 2002 honda shadow. Trouble starting, needs choke. Idles rough, needs choke to stay running. Any throttle and engine dies. Plugs look OK. Fuel supply looks ok after filter. Not sure about to the e… read more
Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky
Motorcycle Mechanic
Yamaha,Suzuki,Polaris Technical Tra
2,425 satisfied customers
I have a Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit that will start when
I have a Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit that will start when choked and idle, but when I give it throttle it dies. I changed fuel filter and drained gas and replaced with new but did not solve my probl… read more
Eric
Eric
technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,567 satisfied customers
1996 Honda: The bike has been in storage for a while
I just received a 1996 Honda Shadow VLX 600. I replaced the battery because the other would not hold a charge. The bike has been in storage for a while and would not start at first. After replacing th… read more
Richard
Richard
Senior Mechanic & Technician
69 satisfied customers
I have a 1998 Honda Shadow VT1100. The carburators have been
I have a 1998 Honda Shadow VT1100. The carburators have been cleaned twice and re-jetted. Still at 3/4 throttle the bike sputters and I have to back off the throttle and let is excel gradually. The bi… read more
Richard
Richard
Senior Mechanic & Technician
69 satisfied customers
My motorcycle would idle, but when i tried to put it in gear
My motorcycle would idle, but when i tried to put it in gear and let the lutch out it would die. I got it home, and then it would start but die right after, I tried it today(it was warm today) It woul… read more
Brian
Brian
CARS SUCK! CUSTOMS & REP, OWNER
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
211 satisfied customers
Honda: fires..ride..it dies.., race bike.Any suggestions
Hello, I've bought new CRF150RB Honda 2008 for my son(13) just month ago from a dealer. Poor guy is sweating to kick start that thing, so I've tried it and this is some exercise, let me tell you. Afte… read more
Brian D
Brian D
Genral Manager, shop foreman, dyno tuner
High School or GED
536 satisfied customers
1984 Honda: only runs..a release the choke it dies immediately
I have a 1984 Honda Shadow 700 cc that gets little use. Last year I got it running, same now but it only runs with the choke fully on. Once a release the choke it dies immediately. I try to back off t… read more
Doug E
Doug E
Vintage M/C restorer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
only run..ride bike with full choke and high throttle...it dies
i have a 1994 vt1100 - it will only run at full choke. i can ride bike with full choke and high throttle. if i let off throttle, it dies. it only starts with full choke. what may the cause be...… read more
TechScooter
TechScooter
Service Foreman
Technical, And Factory Honda Traini
136 satisfied customers
My bike was working fine, it stalled this morning..65mph..really rough
ok so my bike was working fine, it stalled this morning for no reason. Now it seems to have a loss of power (it wont go abobe 65mph instead of 140). It also sounds really rough. its just ticking over … read more
Brian
Brian
CARS SUCK! CUSTOMS & REP, OWNER
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
211 satisfied customers
2001 honda: rides..bike will not start..throttle (runs rough too
Own a 2001 honda shadow spirit with 8k miles. In a matter of 1 day between rides a bad change occurred. The bike will not start with the choke out unless i use the throttle (runs rough too.). It dies … read more
Brian
Brian
CARS SUCK! CUSTOMS & REP, OWNER
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
211 satisfied customers
750 shadow: I try to push the choke in it barely idols and dies
I have a 2003 Honda 750 shadow and it will start and run with the choke on, but when I try to push the choke in it barely idols and dies.… read more
L.W. JENKS
L.W. JENKS
Owner/operator of Jinx Atv & Cycle, Inc.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
144 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jeff Policky

Jeff Policky

Motorcycle Mechanic

2,425 satisfied customers

Yamaha Gold, Suzuki Gold, Honda Bronze, Polaris Bronze, BRP

Louie

Louie

Technician

1,451 satisfied customers

25+ yrs. experience

TIMOTO

TIMOTO

Motorcycle Mechanic

1,246 satisfied customers

Honda registered technician, silver level award, former Kawasaki/Suzuki tech, 40+ years exp.

Andre Pilon

Andre Pilon

Motorcycle Mechanic

1,032 satisfied customers

Over 25 years experience, ICS, MMI, Owned shop for 12 years, worked tech-support for Harley Davidson

Kenny O.

Kenny O.

Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands

619 satisfied customers

Worked for Kawasaki Motors as a Product Support Specialist (Factory Support) for 24 years

asphaltcycles

asphaltcycles

Motorcycle Mechanic

468 satisfied customers

I operate a motorcycle dealership and CCS Ducati Race team.

Glenn Adams II

Glenn Adams II

Motorcycle/ATV Technician

393 satisfied customers

6 years Motorcycle/ATV/Water Craft; 4 years auto; 18 years carpenter

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x