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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings. I'll be getting a 2005 VTX1300S sometime later this week, and as with all new (well, new-to-me) toys, pretty excited here.



I've been street riding for some 35 years now, but have only owned a few cruisers. Most recently, it was a '99 Kawasaki Drifter 1500 (the Indian-themed bike) that I fixed up. I sold it a couple of years ago, but really enjoyed riding it because it was so different than what I was used to, floorboards and all. A friend runs a small independent motorcycle shop and recently acquired the 1300. I've always really liked the VTX (a friend has an 1800) and had to go have a look, which was my first mistake. He offered it up on the cheap, and is going through it now (new tires, fluids, etc), and really looking forward to putting it in my garage. It has a whopping 5400 miles on it. In doing a little research, it seems to me that everyone that has one seems to love it, like, a lot.



I have always done all my own work (well, maybe save installing tires), and like wrenching/tuning almost as much as riding. Almost. The first order of business with a new/unfamiliar bike, in addition to ordering up some shop manuals, is to seek out those that know more than I do (this forum), so here I am, ready to lurk and learn.



Thanks for having me.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 04:40 PM
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Welcome aboard from New Mexico. Nice looking black beauty you have there.
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Welcome from north of the border


Sitting on my VTX making vroom vroom sounds.

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Welcome from Daytona Beach, enjoy and ride safely.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks much, greatly appreciated.

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The correct amount of motorcycles to own is always N+1, N being the current number you own.
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Welcome to the VTXASG (VTX Addition Support Group) .... where we gladly support each other's addiction.

And it seems like your addiction is not only well under way but also under control. Especially with that mint 1300! Congratulations, that's a great find. ENJOY!!
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you sir. And yeah, trying to get to my five posts.

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The correct amount of motorcycles to own is always N+1, N being the current number you own.
2005 Honda VTX1300S, 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200, 2015 KTM Duke 690,
2007 Triumph Bonneville T100, 1992 Ducati 900SS
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Hello Robert, welcome to the VTXOA!
I thought the air filter cover had been modded.
After more observation a photographer and two rectangular objects were noticed.
We can probably find a link to Service Manual. Probably 2003 version, all will be accurate except the fuel pump used in 2003.
Grease the gear shift pedal pivot. When it gets dry it makes for difficult shifting.
Most low mileage VTX suffer from crud in the carb from lack of use.
Enjoy the ride!

Try this link. https://www.facebook.com/download/pr...08888559647850
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2005 1300c Red, Mustang seat, HK 2.5 straights. Leds for safety-front & back. 192,235 VTX miles

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 09:55 PM
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Hey there from Arkansas. I've got a 2007 1300S. Black. 66000 miles, yours is a lot shinier. I ride mine every day and need to give it a good cleaning .
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Beautiful bike, Robert! Enjoy it. Welcome from West Virginia.
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