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Old 15th July 2017, 10:54 PM
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lads,
Have a 2000 honda shadow vt750 with a few issues, the main one being the whining/whurring noise going up the gears and the revs. Going through 2nd and 3rd gear it's an obvious noise but the engine drowns it all out on the 4th, no major loss of tpower b ut the gear shifts are not great. Can be difficult through neutral to 2nd the odd time.

2nd issue is the initial clutch release, related to the first issue no doubt!! When im releasing the clutch slowly in first gear the bike feels likes it on square wheels, it kinda rocks forwards, speeds up and slows down in short bursts. Thought it might be clutch plates but i could be talkin out my arse!

In belgium for the next while so i wanna get a bit of idea before i go near any mechanics with my shite french

Thanks for the help
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Old 15th July 2017, 11:33 PM
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Check your oil level to start with and then your chain tension.
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Old 15th July 2017, 11:42 PM
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check the clutch cable is not too tight
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Old 16th July 2017, 10:38 AM
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Have a look at your c&s for a start
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Old 16th July 2017, 11:52 AM
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Is this not shaft drive?
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Old 16th July 2017, 06:50 PM
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Default Re: Honda Shadow whurring noise and square wheels

Cheers for the replies, ill head down and check the chain and sprokets now. They were done about 5 months ago but maybe they're too tight as ya say.
Check the clutch cable too,

there was more scooters rolling out of the mechanics than bikes so maybe that was a sign!

Cheers for the info lads, use it every day for work. the spin isnt too long(20/30 mins) but better than the feckin bus
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Old 16th July 2017, 08:26 PM
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I'd have thought if it's a whining from the box it may be gearbox bearings...but I'm not an expert
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Old 16th July 2017, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: Honda Shadow whurring noise and square wheels

the back sproket is perfect and the chain seems tense enough. Couldnt open the allen key bolt on the front sproket cover though so i'm curious how long ago it was changed. Afraid of rounding the bolt head

Need to find a good mechanic who wont round the bolt and change the front sprocket and see how that goes!

Thanks for the info lads, want to get alot more miles outa this machine
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