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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there.

As it’s my first post here, and I am not here to make waves. But wave at people. This is my hello. Names Joe, I’ve owned and ridden many different scoots over the years. Most reciently a VTX 1300, preceded by a vn800a. My current ride is an 06 VTX1800N bone stock titanium.

It is my replacement for the 1300, as I lost it in a wreck on 01/29/2019. Be fore y’all get side tracked with that. I’m fine, nothing broken but my pride, and pride and joy. Just a heap of soft tissue injury. Yes gear was equipped as well. I miss that bike, but in two week i shall ride again. I’m in San Diego.

Looking for other Neo retro owners for tips tricks and jokes.

Be well, keep the rubber side down.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 12:00 AM
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Hello from Tucson.

I love my '05 N. You made a good choice.

When you are young you want what everyone else has . . when you are old you want what everyone else had.
D. Lee Schulte I ride a Honda because Toyota doesn't make motorcycles. 2005 VTX 1800N3 (black)
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Hey there exothermic, my 1300 was ( I think) a classic. Was a good carburated ride. This is my first fuel injected ride. So far so good. A tad tough on the starting, but it was non op’d for a month or two before I got it. Need a battery tender. Weird thing it feels lighter than the 1300 at slow speed. Haven’t done much more than the test ride, but she is mine-at home-and waiting for my leg to heal up. Then it’s on like donkey Kong.

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Welcome Joe, from east Texas. Several ideas on the hard starting problems.

1.) Have your battery load tested at an auto parts place, have them load test it at 100 amp not the 20 amp motorcycle test
2.) Tighten your battery connections with a wrench or socket not a screwdriver
3.) Run a couple tanks of fuel with Sea Foam mixed in to clean the system. I use 1oz. per gallon every 4 tanks, just because.
4.) Read up on doing the "ground fix" in the How to Thread
5.) Check the date code on the tires, older tires are NOT good. IMO 3 to 4 year old tires will be replaced on my scoot, but that's just me.






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The tender will definitely help. Have the battery tested. I've never had one single starting issue with my 1800T. The fuel injected engine fires right up every time.
And check those tires. Just because there's plenty of tread does NOT mean they are safe. The date code will tell you how old they are. I changed mine at 8 years, and was probably pushing it just a bit.
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Welcome aboard from San Antonio, Texas! Iím also new to the 1800 and do not regret it at all. Youíll love it and soon feel the addiction take hold.

Feel better soon and make sure you are fully recovered and ride her like you stole her!

L'Chaim! To Life!
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Thanks all for the info. Will have all checked. Will update as info comes in. Joe

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, I new proper grounding is needed with FI, but after reading “the ground fix”. I cannot believe that those left the factory line that. Just wow.

Now, knowing that. It’s not a horrible fix. Just attention to detail.

Thanks again
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WELCOME JOE FROM DAYTONA BEACH, ENJOY AND RIDE SAFELY.
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