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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!

New guy here, Will, in more ways than one. Just bought a 2006 1300C, trying to do some research while keeping the family sane. It didn't come with any information, so best recommendations would be awesome. Right off the bat, tires, overwhelmed to say the least. best site to get info? Last rode back in 01-02 on a 00 Interceptor, so things have changed a little to say. Im up in Maine, would be interested in joining up for a ride sometime, just need to find a babysitter in order to bring my queen along.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 05:16 PM
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Welcome from New Mexico

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 05:33 PM
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Welcome from Virginia! You have some great areas for riding and some very lonely areas.

I do hope you will take a basic rider course to relearn skills and techniques. Do a lot of practice as a VTX is a very different animal from an Interceptor. That was quite a bike, but even the seating position and approach to foot controls is different. Your VTX probably has a heel/toe shifter which is different and requires you to adjust.

Take your time and put in a lot of practice and slow riding before really cutting loose. Make sure whenever you ride you stay in your comfort zone. There are always faster and slower riders than you!

New service and owners manuals can be obtained from:

Key is to have fun!

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Welcome to the VTX forum from Daytona Beach, enjoy and ride safely.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 06:44 AM
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Welcome, many here are from the sport bike groups.

I had 83 VF750F "Interceptor" and later a 88 CBR1000F.. "Hurricane" for track days.

training and skills are a very good thing.

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Welcome to the board or your questions will be answered
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:30 AM
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Welcome to the board, from KY.
A service manual is your best option to start with. It will help show you what you should & shouldn't do.
Don't get overwhelmed with the choices of tires. Most will have different opinions, but if you stay with the main brands, you are going to be fine and probably like what you end up buying.
And bring any questions you might have to this site, and they will be answered.
Just be prepared for a lot of input if you ask about:
1) tire brand recommendations
2) oil & filter recommendations
3) Exhaust options
4) etc, etc, etc,

Safe Riding.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:52 AM
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Welcome and Enjoy the Ride, here on the Forum and on the Road.

Recommend doing a VAST amount of your "research" here and on Bareasschoppers...Great site with lots of pictures and detailed descriptions.

On this forum you'll get opinions that may contradict each other, but most of the information is from guys that (I'm paraphrasing another user) can tell what washer is missing from where just by holding the bike in the air with one hand!

Also, fortunately for me, they even answer dumb questions without "calling" me dumb.

I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram,
on a silver-black PHANTOM bike!

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 10:21 AM
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Welcome to the VTXOA.
If tires are more than 5years old replace them.
Change the fluids: oil, coolant, brake fluid, fork oil.
You did not mention the mileage.
Clean, inspect, lube clutch cable.
Clean and lube the shifter pedal pivot point. "C" version does not have the heel stomper.
Look for an owners manual tucked in behind the tools in the tool box in the left side cover.
Covers pull off. A grommet and pin arrangement.
Same thing on sparkplug covers. It maybe a good idea to
use RTV to keep the grommets on. Some have fallen out..
A bit of silicone grease on the pins to make remove/install easier(reduces chance of grommet from being pushed out).
Nice rocky coast line, a one day trip to Kennebunkport.
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