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Post  lj birdman on Sun May 19, 2013 7:42 am

bike is an 02 shadow at 95,000 miles it is starting to cough or stall and backfire when exellerating.i have cleaned carbs . doesnt do it all the time but getting worse. timing chain and moter are all original .gona ride up to south carolina in a few weeks. hope to fix it before then.
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Post  quadancer on Sun May 19, 2013 2:42 pm

Check for an intake leak first. Timing & plug condition; you could switch cylinders with the plugs and see if it goes to the other cylinder or not.
If all those check out ok, it could be a valve lash if you have mechanicals, and a lifter if hydraulic. Exhaust side.
Long shot, but the ethanol has caused some valve stems to gum up: perhaps one could be sticking occasionally.
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Post  lj birdman on Wed May 22, 2013 7:46 pm

yea the valve lash is ok thumbup gona try new plugs and run cleaner in fuel and hope for the best Shrug
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Post  Steve-O on Thu May 23, 2013 8:28 am

honda shadow net might offer you some more specific advice on your spirit.
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Post  wayne on Sun May 26, 2013 2:24 pm

There also could be something in the Main jet that you cant see. It is hard to see, I have missed crap in them before, easy to do.

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Post  lj birdman on Fri May 31, 2013 6:25 pm

well i got it i put new plugs and run strait carb cleaner through system 500 miles and running great yeah yeah cheers cheers
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