What To Check If Your Bike Turns Over But Has No Spark
First, eliminate the most likely possibilities by going through the diagnostic tree: Fuel, Spark, Compression.
Here's what I'd do:
- Start at the gas cap - is it vented or does it have a vent?
- Look at how the bike is fueled/fed and its fuel delivery system.
- Go to the battery and check that (they generally last 2-3 years tops).
Generally most problems people have are going to be fixed with FUEL or SPARK. Compression means engine work. It doesn't have to be terrible, but a good machinist can help you out if you're not comfortable with working on the engine (or don't have the proper tools).
Again, check this first:
THEN, watch the video for more specific issues specific to the HONDA SHADOW, including:
- Clutch Safety Interlock
- Kickstand Safety Interlock
- Neutral Safety Switch