Riding along nicely, then motor started to cough and splutter. Eventually lost power then finally motor stopped running. The PGM-FI (Engine Warning Light) also came on. Bikes only 18 moths old with 9000kms on it. It all seemed to come unravelled in about 60 seconds. Battery has charge, starter motor ticks over, fuel in the tank but she just won't go. Bikes never been dropped, was travelling along a smooth asphalt surface, but I did have a flat battery two weeks ago. Recharged it and all seemed ok. Apparently not, parked on the side of the road now. Anyone else had this happen, any suggestions?
Mate check the battery terminals are tight also the fuses, I had a similar thing happen a few years ago in the middle of a ride, turned out the battery gave up the ghost. Got a jump start and had to keep the revs above 2000 rpm to get me home. replaced the battery and all good. Good Luck
Well I'll be buggered, loose negative terminal on the battery brought the old girl too her knees! Opened her up, tightened it up, started it up and she ran as smooth as a Shadow should. Seems it had enough contact for the starter motor to crank but must have been playing tricks on the engine management system. Great advice folks, much appreciated. Regards Mikey.
george: welcome to the SRA forum wally.
Oct 24, 2018 6:06:00 GMT 10
george: Hi All. Just thought I would shout out, as there has been nothing since October 24.
Dec 12, 2018 17:38:22 GMT 10
Christine>>>maccca...: To Macca and all his bike buddies, wishing you all a Very SAFE and Merry Christmas. Best Wishes, Christine.
Dec 22, 2018 8:59:20 GMT 10
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too..:
Dec 23, 2018 5:55:41 GMT 10
billy bones: merry xmass to all and to all a good ride
Dec 24, 2018 9:56:13 GMT 10
Pete1100: Happy New Year All! Starting the year right with a quick ride and picnic to Maroondah Dam!
Jan 1, 2019 11:01:22 GMT 10
george: Nice ride there Pete. I went for a ride to the Dandenongs, then to Yarra Glen, Christmas Hills to Warrandyte and then looped the long way home. 150 k's of joyful bliss.
Jan 2, 2019 17:28:48 GMT 10
Pete1100: I did that circuit this arvo! Dandenongs and Xmas hill!
Jan 2, 2019 18:02:10 GMT 10
billy bones: went for a nice rid from wollongong to coffs my longest ride yet and it was fantastic.
Jan 23, 2019 19:07:31 GMT 10
george: That is a nice ride billy bones. Great coastal drive with magnificent scenery. Good stuff mate.
Jan 24, 2019 6:33:09 GMT 10
stano1: Just signed up and would like to say Hi to all - look forward to meeting a lot of you at some stage
Feb 23, 2019 7:50:23 GMT 10
gordon: Hi,Has anyone put a tacko onto a honda shadow ace.
Feb 26, 2019 15:15:18 GMT 10
george: Hi Gordon. You should post you question on the Honda Shadow Mods board in the Bike Talk area. Easier for people to reply there.
Feb 27, 2019 6:54:10 GMT 10
billy bones: just recently attended the agm and had a great time meeting the stalwarts of the club. just saying hi to the members from QLD and VIC. i enjoyed your company and can't wait to do it again.
Mar 17, 2019 6:39:17 GMT 10
george: Hi billy bones. Nice to meet you too,. Hope you can make it to Victoria next year. Details now posted.
Mar 28, 2019 18:55:00 GMT 10
mk: Good day everyone...Bendigo Golden square here. New member, first bike honda shadow slasher vt400.
Mar 31, 2019 10:13:02 GMT 10