Hi all, Thanks Ray for the filter change video link, will save a lot of frustration for many including me, (I've battled a lot of filters but never knew about this). One thing not mentioned was why if you can screw it on you cannot get it off. I think the reason is that the seal is not o'ring material but something much softer ('n possibly cheaper). Over time the seal swells with heat and exposure to mineral products in the oil and some hydrochloric acid from condensation mixing with unburnt fuel (hydrocarbons) in the oil. When it swells it gets tighter. Also in the second video re diff oil change. Most people know this anyway but for those doing their first oil change it pays to get the oil in the bike as hot as possible by taking the bike for a ride beforehand. Have the collection pan and tools ready so when you return you can drop the oil straightaway. the two benefits are (1) more oil will drain out being hotter and thinner (2) worn metal will be still in suspension in the oil for long enough to drain with the oil instead of staying on the internal facing of the engine sump or diff. I do mine when I know I don't want the vehicle for a day. I let it drain overnight. It's surprising how much more oil will come out of a sump/diff if left to drain overnight. Cheers Ian
parrott72: Hello everyone, I hope your all going ok.
Apr 17, 2020 15:13:53 GMT 10
billy bones: just a quick hello to everyone and see if anyone is selling an 1100 shadow at a reasonable price. i'll keep an eye out on this site for any leads. thank you.
Jun 11, 2020 15:38:14 GMT 10
billy bones: vt 750 manuals are the same
Jun 11, 2020 15:39:24 GMT 10
Darren12: Hi does anyone have a stock exhaust for a 2008 Vt750c please?
Jul 8, 2020 15:58:43 GMT 10
M R C: OH O O O
Aug 2, 2020 18:05:07 GMT 10
billy bones: hello to the vic bros and sisters and i hope the lockdown is not to bad for you. give us a shout and let me know, you to macca.
Aug 12, 2020 11:25:20 GMT 10
maccca: Hey Billy, I live in a rural area of Vic and I still manage to ride when the weather is good. It's been bloody cold and wet lately..
Aug 13, 2020 8:35:39 GMT 10
Pete1100: Thanks Bill Bones, its a struggle. Enjoyed a 10 min ride to work yesterday. We take what we can get at the moment.
Aug 18, 2020 11:47:35 GMT 10
billy bones: there have been no restrictions in nsw maccca so we can still mellow out on a nice trip to the pub down the road a ways. so if you do escape come and see me, stay for a spell. that's it take what you can get pete1100.i too have an 1100, 1993.
Aug 18, 2020 14:05:53 GMT 10
Pete1100: Nice Billy, I had a 93, and 2 '98s. Got an electraglide ultra now but miss my old shadow for sure.
Aug 20, 2020 9:40:08 GMT 10
billy bones.: to all a good christmass, to all a good night, and if your not pissed by noon, your not doing it right. merry christmass
Dec 22, 2020 8:24:58 GMT 10
Feb 23, 2021 14:22:03 GMT 10
lea: Hi am new to this, recently joined, anyone got info about the may 2021 Honda Shadow ride. Who to contact,where is it taking place here in Australia.
Mar 3, 2021 11:30:51 GMT 10
billy bones: sadly i sold my 1100 shadow to wendy witch and upgraded to a triumph thunderbird all i will say is WOW. maccca i got my comfy seat.
Apr 16, 2021 7:29:05 GMT 10
george: Sounds like a win win for all Billy Bones
Apr 20, 2021 7:38:50 GMT 10
maccca: I look forward to the riding with you Billy. I might be coming your way at the end of May..
Apr 20, 2021 19:09:32 GMT 10
billy bones.: good to hear from you george, say hello to the family and i look forward to the time when we can get together at an agm.
Apr 30, 2021 6:40:58 GMT 10
billy bones.: 0242962670. when anyone is coming through and could use a stop over give me a call and i will meet you and bring you to my place. always have a bed for a brother or sister. that includes you macca.
Apr 30, 2021 6:45:29 GMT 10
miahonda: Hello everyone
Jun 26, 2021 14:33:16 GMT 10
miahonda: New here, as you can tell, pushed enter by mistake
Jun 26, 2021 14:34:03 GMT 10