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What is the top speed for a Honda shadow vlx?
It'll go about 32 ft per second squared if you drop it off a cliff! Going down the road under power, speeds much over 75 are uncomfortable. This bike is best ridden under 65 MPH.
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About 120mph, give or take. I have the 2002, and that's about as fast as it will go.
All the articles I have read say 90, I have taken mine to 95. but that's it theres nothing left. Its not geared for anything more. Change the rear sprocket out from the st…ock 44 tooth to a 41 tooth i did that on my and i can get up to about 110-112 MPH
Under the crankcase, centrally and a bit to the left side.
The VLX doesn't use an oil "pan", but the drain plug is on the left side of the engine, towards the rear and nearly up against the support frame. It's a tight squeeze to get t…o it and best accessed if you have a motorcycle jack available to raise the bike, or else plan on banging knuckles against the ground.
I have the VLX (not deluxe). The drain plug is on the left side. Then change the oil filter and put in new oil.
There are two Allen Head bolts, just as the seat breaks for the passenger. Raise the seat cushion and look under there. That's all there is holding the seat to the bike. Use a… long Allen Wrench to reach it.
45 mpg, claim is 50mpg From personal experience with my 2007 VLX, I usually get around 52 mpg with a mix of riding 80% city and 20% highway. If you can stay down around 65… mph on the highway (fat chance in California), the bike can easily do as well or better than 55 mpg. But, I've noticed that for every 5 mph you ride above that speed, you lose about 2-3 mpg since the bike is no longer operating at its optimal level.
The load capacity is quite low for a Honda Shadow VLX. It cannot carry more than 300 pounds without strain on the engine.
For general information, try: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_VT600C
Use 15 W 40 motorcycle engine oil that is JASO MA or MA2 approved.
All VT600 / VT600D Shadows are equipped with a 4-speed transmission.
Depending on the year of the bike and assuming it's stock you can expect between 70-98 mph topped out. Remember though there are lots of variables to consider such as year of …motorcycle, model, rider weight and break in procedures which affect the performance of a bike a great deal.
General consensus is about 34 hp.
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I have a 2006 shadow spirit 1100. I read that you can expect 70-98mph tops, but this weekend I rode it at 110-115mph on the highway...I have hard chrome pipes and the carbs we…re jetted to match.....that's all I've done to it except to put a windshield on it.
Turn the key to "on" and put it in 2nd gear. With the clutch lever held down, push the bike getting up to a good jogging speed. Let go of the clutch lever, it will grunt a lit…tle and should fire right up. May take a little gas and a couple tries to get the timing down, but it works everytime time.
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Find the battery first, look for the plus side it is the positive pole on the battery, You put the red or positive clamp from your charger on there. Then you put the negative …which will be on the other side of the battery. Then you set your charger on 2 amp trickle charge, plug it in and let it charge.
I had my 1985 700 Honda shadow topped out at 124mph. It didn't matter if it was in 5th or 6th gear it was 124mph throttle pulled all the way back for at least a minute at 124m…ph. I was racing a 1980 Z28 C amaro when I did this on a cool October night. I owned a 2006 Kawasaki 750 Vulcan and the top speed I could ever get out of it was 111mph. The 700 shadow smoked the 750 Vulcan in top speed, but the 750 Vulcan was quicker. I ran my Vulcan 750 at M okan D ragway with my best time of 14.98 at 89mph.