Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Waiste Land
EDC is correct I am not interested in breaking any land speed records but I would like more power.
When I was a youngster in my twenties, I'm in my fifties now, I had a Hardly Dangerous. It was six inches over in the rear and six inches over in the front. Had all sorts of go fast stuff on it and in it. The one thing I liked about that bike, and it boils down to only one thing, was when I up shifted to second and banged the throttle I could lift the front wheel. That's torque. I would like the same with a bike that is six hundred cc's bigger. I know that one could say well it was the belt primary or the chain drive or the HD was a lot lighter and it was.. But the Honda does have six hundred more cc's.
With the VTX I have already blown off cafe racer types on the freeway. Had some guy a couple of years ago come up next to me on the freeway. We were going about sixty or seventy and he popped it up on it's rear tire. I didn't down shift or hunch over the bars or anything like that I just opened it up. I was in fifth and he couldn't catch me. But my gut tels me that this bike has a lot more penitential for speed and torque.
I do know that the website that I posted said that their offices are closed but it doesn't say they have gone out of business. I am sure that if I really wanted to I could get some from them or camco. Both say they are out of the VTX market but money talks BS walks. But the most likely thing to happen is I will split the difference and just install a new set of cams in it from web cam. I suspect it will be sometime in the spring that I do this. The place I would have do it, I used to do all my own work but I can afford to pay someone else to do it now, has a dyno and does custom maps for the Power commander.
The one big problem I have with this is my wife. She wants me to sell my bike. I had cancer a few years ago and my reflexes are not what they used to be. But I think I'm still good enough to ride. I have a friend that is an old Chinese guy. He says "Meat on inside good. Meat on outside bad." My wife keeps reminding me about the Meat on the outside thing.