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post #1 of 7 Old 07-22-2017, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Honda Shadow Sabre 1100

Just picked up a 2000 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100 with just under 10k miles with my bro in-law. He traded his 1981 mustang 5.0 for it. Went with to test ride for him since he's never really ridden before.

Nice looking bike. Feels sooo top heavy compared to our hornets and the handlebars turn so much more rather than leaning. Power was lacking but that's typical too I assume. Omg though, the comfort, oh the comfort! If it weren't for the removed baffles I could have fallen asleep.

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-22-2017, 01:58 PM
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That's one of the bikes I was looking at if I were to get a cruiser, I liked the rims and general style.

I sat on a few and just couldn't used to the size and weight.

IMO, it's because of what I started out on. Both my bikes have been naked standards and I've gotten used to nimble, light, flickable bikes.

Nice looking ride, I guess the power thing is odd because I've seen videos of some cruisers that move like the wind.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-22-2017, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah i agree with the power thing. I had an 1100 that had loads of power. We messed around with it a little bit and decided it needs a good carb cleaning. Sucks getting those carbs in and out.

I took it for another ride and 3 times over 30 seconds it slipped from 4th to 3rd. The clutch cable is fairly stretched and I adjusted the "screw knob cable tightener" (yes that's the real name ) at the lever so maybe the gear wasn't fully engaging and was slipping back out? Never had that happen on any bike.


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I can see how you almost fell asleep. A friend of mine absolutely would not leave me alone until l rode his Harley. That just about put me to sleep.

That ones does at least look, top heavy.

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Yeah i agree with the power thing. I had an 1100 that had loads of power. We messed around with it a little bit and decided it needs a good carb cleaning. Sucks getting those carbs in and out.

I took it for another ride and 3 times over 30 seconds it slipped from 4th to 3rd. The clutch cable is fairly stretched and I adjusted the "screw knob cable tightener" (yes that's the real name ) at the lever so maybe the gear wasn't fully engaging and was slipping back out? Never had that happen on any bike.


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I have a Nighthawk 700S and it's damn hard t get the carbs out, so I know what it's like. I also had a hellva time cleaning them and even then got stuck more than once because they were flooding after full cleaning.

I made a video on how the trans works, if it's slipping out of gear, it's probably the edges are rounded.

I have two 700S's and had to replace the forks in one with the forks from the others. I picked the gears that had the least wear.

Here's a video showing the broken shift fork:

Once I replaced the shift fork, everything was fine. The real PITA is getting to the forks. The upside is that you can dig in there and fix everything that needs fixing.
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If you look at the forks in the 2nd video, you see wear at the base instead of or in addition to the tips of the forks. The spring force to hold the trans in gear comes from the drum, extends thru the forks to the gears. If the forks are worn, they'll slip out of gear.

This show how the forks are used to transfer the force to keep the trans in gear. Sadly, the only fix for this is to replace the forks and maybe the gears because the more the edges get rounded off, the more it slips out of gear. The clutch cable isn't going to have anything to do with it, the clutch only removes the direct power to the gears, after that the shifter selects the next gear. Once a gear has been selected, it's up to the drum, forks and stubs on the gears.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-25-2017, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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That's awesome KarlJay. He took it for a ride yesterday for about an hour and didn't have any gears slip on him. We have both taken car/truck engines apart but never a bike so if that is the case with this one, it'll be a fun project. Now thinking about it, I hope it slips some more pretty soon


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