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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 07:08 AM
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2 o'clock position from riders seat
That's it. With the nozzle angled slightly towards rear of tank.

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That's it. With the nozzle angled slightly towards rear of tank.
is this sitting on the bike with the bike vertical or standing next to with the bike leaning?
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I prefer to be on my bike with the bike upright, so I can fill it ALL the way up. I have the pleasure of living where temps don't get high enough for expansion to push gas out the vent tube so I leverage that into longer distances available between fill ups.
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I'm curious about common issues.

I don't know if it's common or not but my biggest issue since the purchase of my '02 in March of '03 has been loneliness. I'll start out leading a group of friends on a ride and the next thing I know is, I look in the rearview mirror, and I'm all alone, and I start getting lonely . So, I pull over and wait, and 5 or 10 minutes later, the rest of the people I was riding with start showing up. So, I ride in the back now so I won't get lonely .


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is this sitting on the bike with the bike vertical or standing next to with the bike leaning?
Standing on left side of bike. I do not, and will not fuel it while sitting on it. Soaking my nads in 'soline is not something I look forward to. I take a lot of long trips and find that I need at least a 5 minute stretch/walk every 125 miles anyway. I carry a short piece (4") of 2X4 that I put under the kick stand when I'm really concerned about filling to the max.. Plus, out here (Jersey) the pumps all have that damn vapor recovery sheath that you have to hold back so you can see what you're doing.

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took the bike out for a spin last night for about 25 minutes or so because the snow had finally gone and it actually wasn't that cold. midnight to 12:30am or so. loved it! the extra power makes the bike feel so much lighter!
it has running lights and the difference just the headlight and high beam and with the running lights is amazing. I don't know how I managed with just the headlight before.

I would like a little more thump to the exhaust (my old 13 was clayton'd) looking for something a little more thumpy but not much louder because I come home late often and the neighbors might try and crucify me. I've read alot of threads about the 18 and clayton-ing and riley-ing. has anyone done the drilling through the angled fashia and the endcap of the stock exhaust? I know it won't "sound like a harley" because of difference between the setup of the lifters, but will I get a little more thump?

The rev limiter seems to kick in mighty quick IMO surprised the stuffing out of me the first time I hit it on an on ramp. seems like first gear kicks in around 30, 2nd limits about 60, and third is somewhere above 60 (wasn't watching the speedo)
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but the VTX 1800 does get better gas mileage then my past Gold Wings...
my (86) 1200 Sei almost never seen 45mpg... my "F" does sometimes.
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i'm lucky to get 7L/100km (33mpg) with my F
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