This repair and service manual covers Honda Shadow VT750 chain-drive models, including VT750C Shadow ACE 1998-2000, VT750DC Shadow Spirit 2001-2006, and VT750CD ACE Deluxe 1998-2003.
Note: this manual does not cover specifics for VT750C Aero (shaft-drive) models.
Table of Contents
QUICK REFERENCE DATA
CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION
Manual organization | Warnings, cautions and notes | Safety | Serial numbers | Fasteners | Shop supplies | Basic tools | Precision measuring tools | Electrical system fundamentals | Special tools | Basic service methods | Storage
CHAPTER TWO: TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine operating requirements | Starting the engine | Engine will not start | Poor engine performance | Fuel system | Engine | Engine lubrication | Cylinder leakdown test | Clutch | Gearshift linkage | Transmission | Electrical testing | Front suspension and steering | Brake system
CHAPTER THREE: PERIODIC LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
Fuel type | Tune-Up | Cylinder identification and firing order | Air filter | Crankcase breather inspection | Engine compression test | Spark plugs | Ignition timing inspection | Valve clearance | Carburetor | Fuel hose inspection | Throttle cable | Clutch cable adjustment | Speedometer cable lubrication | Engine oil and filter_Cooling system | Emission control systems inspection | Battery | Tires and wheels | Steering bearing inspection | Front suspension inspection | Rear suspension inspection | Brakes | Drive chain | Lights and horn | Sidestand and ignition cut-off switch inspection | Fastener inspection
CHAPTER FOUR: ENGINE TOP END
Servicing the engine in the frame | Cylinder head covers | Camshafts | Cam chain tensioner and cam chain | Cylinder head | Valves and valve components | Cylinder | Piston and piston rings | Cylinder stud replacement
CHAPTER FIVE: ENGINE LOWER END
Shop cleanliness | Servicing engine in frame | Engine | Crankcase | Crankcase seal and bearing replacement | Crankshaft | Connecting rods | Oil pump
CHAPTER SIX: CLUTCH AND EXTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM
Clutch cable replacement | Right crankcase cover | Clutch release lever | Clutch | Primary drive gear | External shift mechanism
CHAPTER SEVEN: TRANSMISSION AND INTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM
Transmission operation | Transmission | Internal shift mechanism
CHAPTER EIGHT: FUEL AND EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
Fuel system precautions | Fuel hose identification | Air filter housing | Air filter chamber | Sub-air filter element | Carburetor operation | Carburetor service | Carburetor adjustment | Carburetor heater and air temperature switch | Throttle cable replacement | Choke cable replacement | Fuel filter | Fuel pump | Fuel tank | Crankcase breather system | Evaporative emission control system (California models)
CHAPTER NINE: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Electrical component replacement | Electrical connectors | Electrical component location | Battery | Charging system | Stator coil and left crankcase cover | Flywheel, starter clutch and starter reduction gears | Ignition system troubleshooting | Ignition coils | Ignition pulse generator | Ignition pulse generator rotor | Ignition control module (ICM) | Starting system troubleshooting | Starter | Starter relay switch | Clutch diode | Lighting system | Headlight housing | Speedometer assembly | Speedometer | speed sensor | Coolant temperature circuit troubleshooting | Coolant temperature switch testing and replacement | Fan motor switch | Oil pressure indicator and oil pressure switch | Neutral indicator and neutral switch | Sidestand switch | Clutch switch | Front brake light switch | Rear brake light switch | Ignition switch | Handlebar switch | Switch continuity test | Turn signal relay | Horn | Fuses | Wiring diagrams
CHAPTER TEN: COOLING SYSTEM
Temperature warning system | Cooling system inspection | Radiator | Cooling fan | Coolant reserve tank | Thermostat | Thermostat housing | Water pump
CHAPTER ELEVEN: WHEELS, TIRES AND DRIVE CHAIN
Motorcycle lift | Front wheel | Speedometer gear and cable | Rear wheel | Driven flange | Front and rear hubs | Wheel service | Tire safety | Tire changing | Wheel balance | Drive and driven sprockets | Drive chain
CHAPTER TWELVE: FRONT SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Handlebar | Handlebar grips and weights | Front fork | Steering head and stem | Steering bearing preload check | Steering head bearing race replacement | Steering stem bearing race replacement
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: REAR SUSPENSION
Shock absorber | Rear swing arm
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: BRAKES
Brake fluid selection | Preventing brake fluid damage | Brake service | Front brake pads | Front caliper | Front master cylinder | Front brake hose replacement | Front brake disc | Brake bleeding | Brake fluid draining | Rear drum brake | Rear brake pedal
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: BODY AND EXHAUST SYSTEM
Seat | Side covers | Steering covers (VT750C) | Front fender | Rear fender | Grab rail | Exhaust system
COLOR WIRING DIAGRAMS
Clymer motorcycle repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and illustrations guide you through every job, from basic maintenance and troubleshooting, to complete teardown and rebuild.
From the Publisher:
This detailed, comprehensive manual covers the Honda Shadow VT750.
The expert text gives complete information on maintenance, tune-up, repair and overhaul. Hundreds of photos and drawings guide you through every step. The book includes all you will need to know to keep your Honda Shadow running right. Throughout this book where differences occur among the models, they are clearly identified.
A shop manual is a reference. You want to be able to find information fast. As in all Clymer books, this one is designed with you in mind. All chapters are thumb tabbed. Important items are extensively indexed. All procedures, tables, photos, etc., in this manual are for the reader who may be working on the bike for the first time. All the most frequently used specifications and capacities are summarized in the Quick Reference Data pages at the front of the book.
Keep the book handy in your tool box. It will help you better understand how your bike runs, lower repair costs and generally improve your satisfaction with the motorcycle.
- Publisher: Clymer Manuals - 2006
- Author: Ron Wright
- Binding: Paperback - 7 x 10 inches
- Pages: 446 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
- ISBN: 9781599690834