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Hi, Leoveil the vast majority of service, parts fiche, and owners manuals on the internet are "FREE" to download and all service manuals contain wiring diagrams in the back pages. The rest usually charge a modest fee of $15 and there is a handful of obscure, rare, obsolete, and very old models that are no longer or never were available and some were never printed in English. The Indian and Philippine markets are usually in E-book format only, for these rare occasions I shall look on eBay and find the cheapest one available. Most of the manuals will cover your exact make, model, and year otherwise one will be provided that comes as close as possible to your bike and will have most of the same info that an exact manual would have. If there is no $ sign after the manual link it is free to download.
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https://www.scribd.com/doc/37124672/Honda-Wave-Parts-Manual-En
https://en.manualesdemecanica.com/manuales/Manuales-de-taller/honda/Manuales-de-taller-Honda-Wave-NF-100-MSH-(ingl%C3%A9s)/
https://www.ultimatespecs.com/motorcycles-specs/yiben/honda-wave-100-2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Wave_series
http://www.family-motorsports.net/GY6-50cc-150cc.pdf

Honda... | Answered on Sep 28, 2019


Hi, Remi for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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https://www.vtxcafe.com/threads/replacing-speed-sensor-any-tips-or-tricks.183441/
https://www.google.com/search?q=Speedometer+relay+location+2005+Honda+VTX+1300+R&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwim1s7Bu-jkAhUBHqwKHYGmAlIQ_AUIEygC&biw=1440&bih=757
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/722750/Honda-Vtx1300s.html#product-VTX1300R
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.vtxcafe.com/threads/2005-vtx-1300r-owners-manual.57763/

2005 Honda VTX... | Answered on Sep 24, 2019


Hi, Mike for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Ne2yPgIqk
https://issuu.com/dandickey26559/docs/honda-tmx-155-motorcycle-manual-pdf
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://caltankfreedor.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/honda-tmx-155-owners-manual.pdf

Honda... | Answered on Sep 24, 2019


Hi, Joesph for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36128
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9TCNGoPSAg
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1142922/Honda-Gl1800.html
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/805153/Honda-Goldwing-Gl1800.html

2005 Honda GL... | Answered on Sep 24, 2019


Hi, Luther and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. A failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, stator, magneto, ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Faulty neutral, side stand or clutch lever safety switch.
10. Faulty or corroded kill switch.
11. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
13. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
14. Fuel tank empty.
15. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked, loosen the gas cap and go for a test ride.
16. A failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
17. Vacuum line from the intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
18. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
19. Petcock clogged or damaged.
20. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
21. Catastrophic engine failure, perform a compression test.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.hondashadow.net/threads/intermittent-stutter-cylinder-cutting-out.189098/
https://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/comments/lduas/not_the_problems_i_expected_ran_out_of_gas_and/
https://www.hanssnel.nl/hanssnel/Manuals/VT1100_1985-1998_Workshop_Manual_Haynes.pdf
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/677711/Honda-Vt1100c2.html

Honda VT 1100 C2... | Answered on Sep 24, 2019


I don't know if this will help but just for GP the 85/86 Shadow are famous for electrical problems. If it is damp and you havn't cleaned the plugs not spark plugs the connector plugs on the wire harness it may have some buildup of that green stuff like a car battery does some time. On mine I ended up changing the coils and the electric fuel pump. You may have a problem with your stator also. Well this is just stuff I would check if it were mine. I got an 86 that runs as good as any of the new bikes that my friends have and just as fast. I hope this helped some.

1986 Honda VT... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Hi, Mike and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. A failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, stator, magneto, ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Faulty neutral, side stand or clutch lever safety switch.
10. Faulty or corroded kill switch.
11. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
13. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
14. Fuel tank empty.
15. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked, loosen the gas cap and go for a test ride.
16. A failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
17. Vacuum line from the intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
18. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
19. Petcock clogged or damaged.
20. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
21. Catastrophic engine failure, perform a compression test.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.vtxcafe.com/threads/motor-dies-while-driving-sometimes-wont-start.213186/
https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/7-vtx-1300-riders-board/200094-bike-died-while-riding-any-ideas.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/722750/Honda-Vtx1300s.html
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/785609/Honda-Vtx1300c-Vtx-2004.html

2005 Honda VTX... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Make sure you have a replacement filter and the replacement gasket for the filter case. 4 quarts of oil, either 10w40 or 10w30. A low height pan that can hold more than a gallon and plenty of paper towels.

First, start your bike and let it idle for 2-3 minutes. This will heat the oil and make it more viscous. It will also help to run the oil through the filter and get some of the last remaining impurities out.

Put your bike up on the center stand. If your bike doesn't have a center stand, park the bike with the front wheel on the curb and try to have the bike sitting straight up, not leaning to the side that the kick stand will do.

Find the drain nut toward the front of the oil pan, place the pan underneath both the drain nut and the oil filter. Loosen the drain nut, try to catch it before it falls into the pan. The oil will start to drain. Now loosen the filter holder nut in the center. it will start to drain oil when loose so make sure that oil finds its way into the pan. Keep loosening it till the filter cover comes free. Watch carefully if the filter cover has any guides so you know how it will go back on.

Remove the old filter and wipe it clean. Don't use water. Put the new filter in exactly like the old filter.

When all the oil is drained, reinstall the filter remembering how it was oriented when you took it off. Check the exact specs on oil capacity. Do not add more than specified. Open the oil fill knob, add all but 1 quart of oil. Close the cap, start the bike for 30 seconds and turn it off. Check the oil level and add the remaining oil. Start the bike and run it again for 30 seconds.

Move the bike to flat ground and check the oil again. It should be full. If it's not, start the bike again and let it run for a minute. Check the oil again, it should be good now.

2011 Honda... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Hi, David for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.fireblades.org/forums/honda-fireblade/48420-cam-chain-tensioner-fixems.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB00JI5ZWFM
https://www.mediafire.com/file/ro2mx7mdcw0fmyk/Honda_CBR_1000_RR_%252708_-_Service_Manual%255B1%255D.pdf/file
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1022850/Honda-Cbr1000rr-Fire-Blade.html

2006 Honda CBR... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Hi, Benny and the usual suspects are:
1. Shift linkage bent.
2. Shift linkage contaminated needs cleaning and lubrication.
3. Return spring bent or broken.
4. Shaft shaft bent.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLBKLlHyd24
https://www.scoop.it/topic/vjecmxh/p/4101506662/2018/09/11/honda-tmx-125-alpha-manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.fuelarc.com/bikes/honda/tmx-125-alpha/user-manual/

Honda... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Hi, Billy and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the choke.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Compression below 75 PSI.
15. A stuck-bent-burnt valve.
16. Improper valve clearance (too tight)
17. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
18. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
19. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
20. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections are loose or connected to the wrong cylinders.
21. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
22. Faulty neutral, clutch, kickstand safety switch.
23. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
24. Faulty or corroded run/stop switch.
25. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
26. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
27. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/633153-gl1500-will-not-start.html
https://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/what-to-do-if-your-motorcycle-doesnt-start/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/817941/Honda-Goldwing-Gl1500.html
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/973972/Honda-Goldwing-Gl1500.html

1990 Honda GL... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Hi, Anonymous I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH---WHINE
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fenders---SCRAPE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Gears---WHINE
12. Head Gasket---HISS
13. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
15. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Pistons---SLAP
17. Power Valves---CLINK& RATTLE
18. Radiators---GURGLE
19. Rear Chains---RATTLE
20. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Relays---CLICK&BUZZ
22. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
23. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
24. Solid Lifters---TICK
25. Speedometers---bzzz
26. Starters---CLICK
27. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.vtxcafe.com/threads/loud-rear-end-noise.18377/
https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/7-vtx-1300-riders-board/271334-rattling-rubbing-grinding-noise-driving-me-crazy.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/722750/Honda-Vtx1300s.html
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1123139/Honda-2007-Vtx1300s.html

2005 Honda VTX... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Hi, Mike for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~john/vfr/specs/86-87-vfr700f2.html
https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/61627-help-what-fork-oil-weight-for-1987-vfr-700-f2/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/808852/Honda-Vfr750f.html
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1205383/Honda-Vfr-750f.html

Honda VFR 800... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Hi, Terry I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH---WHINE
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fenders---SCRAPE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Gears---WHINE
12. Head Gasket---HISS
13. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
15. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Pistons---SLAP
17. Power Valves---CLINK& RATTLE
18. Radiators---GURGLE
19. Rear Chains---RATTLE
20. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Relays---CLICK&BUZZ
22. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
23. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
24. Solid Lifters---TICK
25. Speedometers---bzzz
26. Starters---CLICK
27. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.motorcyclenews.com/advice/maintenance/troubleshooting-noise-diagnosis/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w_6e-KuZrE
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1111663/Honda-1998-Vt750c.html
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/815831/Honda-Vt750dc-Ace.html#product-1998%20VT750C%20Shadow

2002 Honda VT... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


IT IS BEHIND THE FRONT COVER SHROUD.SEE HERE
https://itstillruns.com/remove-honda-shadow-starter-5007585.html

Honda... | Answered on Sep 22, 2019


sounds like exhaust valve in hanging up and it should go away after it is warmed up

Honda... | Answered on Sep 22, 2019


Things to check:
So we need three things for the engine to run,
1) Air
2) Fuel
3) Spark
Timing of these is essential and the assumption is that the timing is correct.

Sounds like you have two of three, air and spark however the fuel seems to be restricted. From the description it sounds like the engine runs until the fuel in the carburetors is gone then a trickle of fuel eventually fills then up over time.
Check that the fuel line flows enough fuel to keep up with the needed.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 21, 2019

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