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This is a discussion on fuel tank within the Shadow forums, part of the Honda category; I have a 1985 shadow vt 1100 the owners manual says it hold 4 gallons of gas i have ran ...


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Old 07-31-2010   #1
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I have a 1985 shadow vt 1100 the owners manual says it hold 4 gallons of gas i have ran it till it is setting on empty according to gage and only would hold around 2 1/2 gallons. does anybody know why?
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My Idea/guess would be the tank had dents and they have been filled, sanded and tank repainted.
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well could also be the gage, on trucks I've owned you often had to take them past the E to get them fully empty
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Does the manual say anything about a RESERVE ?
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My Idea/guess would be the tank had dents and they have been filled, sanded and tank repainted.
Tank is plastic and under the seat. Don`t think it would be dented or painted
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Does the manual say anything about a RESERVE ?
Manual says 4 gallon including .8 gallon in reserve supply. It also says there is no reseve fuel position on the fuel valve only manual on and off.
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