Welcome from Northern California! I bought a 2002 VTX1800c from a buddy in March 2015 with 18400. As of Monday, the bike has 128076 miles! The engine has almost 90k, and that seems to be the magic number for the clutch basket to explode. Mine did Monday. I had it towed to my mechanic. He pulled the basket and found some rivets had sheared and the entire clutch assembly slammed into the case and shredded some of it! Fortunately I shut it down, and minimized any damage. And the original motor was replaced when I blew the head gaskets at 54k, so we used the basket from it. One Barnett clutch plate, one roller bearing and the oil pump chain is all I needed to buy. I run 10-40 synthetic and love it. And I can tell you from personal experience, the C will take 4.232 gallons from dead empty, coasting into the gas station!! I run Shinko's on the bike, and have for the entire 110,000 miles I've put on over the last 41 months. The price is right, the grip is great, the rain handling works fine, and the durability is wonderful. Replace the oil pump chain before you hit 70k miles (about when you replace the clutch, and go to a Barnett clutch pack - this thing is a torque pig!), rebuild or replace your brake and clutch master and slave cylinders around 100k and you should be good to go! If you ever get up this way, hit me up! I know all the best roads in Northern California!
Last edited by BikerJoeVTX1800c; 08-29-2018 at 03:37 PM.