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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Best VTX 1300 mechanic in New Hampshire?

I'm a new VTX1300 owner and I'm loving my ride. It's become clear to me from reading older threads on vibration, however, that the machine probably needs to be tuned by someone with a great deal more technical expertise than I have. It's also due for a valve check, and I want to make sure I'm paying someone who will actually check the valves and perform a tune rather than pretend to do so and laugh all the way to the bank.

Can anyone recommend an honest mechanic or dealership service department in and around New Hampshire who is knowledgable of the VTX 1300 platform? The machine I purchased has a Kuryakyn Hypercharger, K&N filter, and BUB Jug Hugger pipes, and I have no idea if it's ever been tuned or jetted.

At around 60mph through around 70-75mph (as reported on speedo) in 5th gear it vibrates the fillings out of my teeth, through the handlebars, footpegs, everywhere. Stops when I pull in the clutch, so I don't think it's the wheels.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 01:23 PM
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I would do some light checking before I paid any unknown mechanic to start messing around.
That miss could easily be a loose/dirty battery cable.
Pull off the leads, clean and grease. put back on with Wrench (not screw driver) so it get tight & right. Try again....
Then check plugs and wires..
Wires ~ in dark room with bike running - look for spark arcs (bright lights specs)....
May even be a low fuel flow at high RPM's. Check Petcock for flow and small filter/basket inside carb fuel intake tit, where fuel line comes in...
Go from there if it still vibrates bad.......... Keep us posted...


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestions, Frank. I'll check some of those things out before I take the bike anywhere.
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