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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm Rick new member

I am new to the VTX world, I got a 2008 VTX 1800t with 4,400 miles, it had set for a while, I tore it down cleaned the tank all lines fuel pump housing and installed a new fuel pump, bleed new Dot 4 through the brakes front and back same on the clutch, new full synthetic oil, Wix oil filter, and new rear end oil Bel Ray 80w-90 Hypoid gear oil, I ordered a set of switch back light for the front turn signals, oh I forgot I took the turn signal switch out and cleaned and regressed it and it is like brand new, doing all of this my self I have saved a ton of money, most ideas came fro people in groups like this, the guy who told me how to clean out my gas tank told me to join this group, I paid 1,800. for the bike and with the new fuel pump, oils and cleaners I have about a hundred in that but with the tag being out since 2014 and title and tax it will be 484.00 and I need to replace the front tire (has some dry rott cracks) so I don't trust it, thanks for letting me join the group and I hope to learn more tips and will love to share the tips I have already gotten, I just love to ride this bike and think it is so beautiful.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 11:14 PM
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Welcome, from Tucson. Awesome price on that "T". Nice DIY list.

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 from Arkansas.
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Welcome from north of the 49th
Yes, you got a great deal, indeed!
Looking forward to seeing photos when you’re able to post.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the welcomes, just wish I knew about the ground fix while I had it all apart
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 08:03 AM
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Welcome to the addiction Rick, from east Texas. Sounds like you got a big jump on the maintenance.

04 1800 C.....Candy Orange Flame....R.I.P.
07 1800 C.....Well that's what the title said
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Welcome from Sunny So Calif.
Most excellent price and ride, Congrats....
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 02:06 PM
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Welcome to the VTXASG (VTX Addition Support Group) .... where we gladly support each other's addiction.

The way you describe it sounds like you found a great deal on your new addiction and are taking care of it very well.

VTX 1800C
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Welcome to the site.

2006 Shadow Aero 750 (sold Oct 2018 )
2008 VTX1300T

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 04:10 PM
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Welcome from SoCal.....Sun Diego......usually great riding weather here 365......


How about a pic......we like pics.....

Also, just a suggestion...post your location and what yr & model you have in your signature.....

2005 Honda VTX 1800C1....5,700 miles;
1982 XJ750 Maxim, 18.5k miles, original owner

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