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1997 - 2003 VT1100 Shop Manual - [Improved] PDF
Old 08-26-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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1997 - 2003 VT1100 Shop Manual - [Improved] PDF

Like a lot of folks, I downloaded the pdf version of the shop manual for my bike. It was a cumbersome pain in the ass. Who wants to press [PAGE DOWN] a couple hundred times to find how the clutch assembly goes back together when their bike is on the lift and there are parts flying all over the place..?

This is my humble contribution... I took some time to bookmark a proper table of contents within the pdf and ran it through my OCR software and made it completely text-searchable.



Index / Table of Contents


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[I'm sure EVERYBODY is excited to know that the word "axle" appears 44 times in the VT1100 shop manual.]

The "original" was just what looked like a scanned copy of the paper document. It weighed in at just over 170MB. As part of the OCR / Text conversion, I optimized the document for text with only a slight sacrifice of some of the included graphics. It's now ~ 75MB (The zip archive attached to this link should be ~ 64MB).

Here is a link to a direct download of the compressed file:

http://tinyurl.com/ScootGeekVT1100Manual

I'm hosting the file myself, just as the other manuals. And, I haven't run into any bandwidth allocation issues yet. If the link doesn't work, or if anybody needs ANY help at all with extracting the PDF from the compressed ZIP, making the search function work properly in their PDF reader, or anything at all; just let me know.

-ScootGeek, out.

[As an aside, I'm trying to collect as many of these shop manuals as I can get my hands on so that we might have a "repository" of sorts. It only takes one of my machines a very little while to extract all the text. And, that made my life a hell-of-a-lot easier.]
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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I know exactly what you mean.... and this is awesome! thanks!
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1100c Shop Manual PDF
Old 10-02-2011, 10:40 PM   #3
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1100c Shop Manual PDF

Thanks for taking the time to do all this! Just what I needed...the 3 language original, though culturally a stimulus, was just too much!
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...do you happen to have a manual online for the Honda Shadow 500c from ca. 1985 era? Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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I'll see if I can find & .pdf that one. A bit of a challenge... But, I'll give it a ride.

I've been working on a few of the 750 versions for a while... But, a couple of extended trips kicked my ass for a bit.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:26 PM   #6
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OK, that was actually simpler than I thought. I'll try to have it Bookmarked & all the text Indexed by tomorrow morning.

Sort of got lucky... Sometimes the older stuff is really tough to dig up...
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:52 PM   #7
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OK, that was actually simpler than I thought. I'll try to have it Bookmarked & all the text Indexed by tomorrow morning.

Sort of got lucky... Sometimes the older stuff is really tough to dig up...
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This was an absolute life saver. I have my dads '97 Shadow Spirit 1100 and it came back from the dealer in pretty bad shape. It had no acceleration power and a top speed of around 55mph... I found that the carb wasn't tightened where it goes into the engine! I tightened her down, put everything back together, and she fired right up! Much more power, BUT.... lots of popping/backfiring while accelerating. Your download will definitely come in handy while getting her where she needs to be! I have Vance and Hines exhaust with a K&N air filter, have not rejetted... I assume thats what it needs. By the way, the dealer still took his money. They told him that it was just a "characteristic" of that bike!!! Unbelievable
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If your popping while ACCELERATING, it sounds like valve timing might be off, popping on decel is a lean condition, but as far as I know the only to pop with accel is backfire through the intake.. you need to PM mcvierh or BE or one of the builders about that.
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Is this still available?

I would love to get my hands on this, but the link is broken. I have been searching for hours, and can't find a PDF version. Anyone have a copy?

Thanks,
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Like a lot of folks, I downloaded the pdf version of the shop manual for my bike. It was a cumbersome pain in the ass. Who wants to press [PAGE DOWN] a couple hundred times to find how the clutch assembly goes back together when their bike is on the lift and there are parts flying all over the place..?

This is my humble contribution... I took some time to bookmark a proper table of contents within the pdf and ran it through my OCR software and made it completely text-searchable.



Index / Table of Contents


Search Function


[I'm sure EVERYBODY is excited to know that the word "axle" appears 44 times in the VT1100 shop manual.]

The "original" was just what looked like a scanned copy of the paper document. It weighed in at just over 170MB. As part of the OCR / Text conversion, I optimized the document for text with only a slight sacrifice of some of the included graphics. It's now ~ 75MB (The zip archive attached to this link should be ~ 64MB).

Here is a link to a direct download of the compressed file:

http://tinyurl.com/ScootGeekVT1100Manual

I'm hosting the file myself, just as the other manuals. And, I haven't run into any bandwidth allocation issues yet. If the link doesn't work, or if anybody needs ANY help at all with extracting the PDF from the compressed ZIP, making the search function work properly in their PDF reader, or anything at all; just let me know.

-ScootGeek, out.

[As an aside, I'm trying to collect as many of these shop manuals as I can get my hands on so that we might have a "repository" of sorts. It only takes one of my machines a very little while to extract all the text. And, that made my life a hell-of-a-lot easier.]
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