The Shadow has played the role of Honda’s mid-size cruiser since 1983, enjoying a great deal of success with riders looking for a reliable “cruiser” motorcycle. The Shadow’s V-twin engines, which range in size from 125cc to 1100cc, are well-built and reliable, but require a steady supply of oil to lubricate their moving parts. Checking the oil is accomplished through the use of the dipstick found on the right side of the engine on all Shadow models. Check your Honda Shadow’s oil regularly to ensure that it will be ready to ride when you are.
Start the motorcycle and let it idle, allowing the engine and its oil to warm up. Stop the engine after five minutes and turn off the ignition.