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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everybody!

Hello folks! Dropping in to find all the good maintenance tips.

Picked up my 2004 VTX 1800N a month and a half ago. 38000km/23600 miles

Cobra pipes and a very old Cobra Fi2000 (Only has 2 adjustment pots, lol) which will be replaced with a PC5 during the winter... Autotune FTW

Added the fork deflectors to try and stop the buffeting... Turns out, my air was coming through the headlight hole, so I'll have to make a custom plate to plug it off... An old pair of coveralls just doesn't cut it for me

All she needed was a new front tire, air filter, and a fork seal cleaning before being road worthy.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 01:34 PM
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Welcome, you didn't need to replace that filter. That is a K&N filter and it lasts for 1,000,000 miles. Just pick up a K&N Recharge kit from Autozone or Amazon and clean and oil it once a year

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Welcome, you didn't need to replace that filter. That is a K&N filter and it lasts for 1,000,000 miles. Just pick up a K&N Recharge kit from Autozone or Amazon and clean and oil it once a year
I've seen bad things happen with twisted/bent/collapsing air filters... The new one is getting regular cleanings, lol.
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Welcome, you didn't need to replace that filter. That is a K&N filter and it lasts for 1,000,000 miles. Just pick up a K&N Recharge kit from Autozone or Amazon and clean and oil it once a year


If you look real close in the background, he has the kit.


Sitting on my VTX making vroom vroom sounds.

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If you look real close in the background, he has the kit.


Sitting on my VTX making vroom vroom sounds.

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looks like someone sat on the old K&N and not just for a little while
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The previous owner definitely left the old filter too long, lol. He also had Bosch +4 plugs in there... She's running much better now, and aot better gas mileage... Right now I can get somewhere North of 160 miles to a tank...

My first tank, riding like an idiot, I got 136 miles to 5.42 gallons, lol.


Also fixed my buffeting issue! The new fix just needs some weather stripping to smooth it out, instead of the coveralls

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Welcome from Daytona Beach, enjoy and ride safely.
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Welcome to the VTXASG (VTX Addition Support Group) .... where we gladly support each other's addiction.
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I've seen bad things happen with twisted/bent/collapsing air filters... The new one is getting regular cleanings, lol.
Well, I'll break it to you now, the new one is going to bend too. That's the way that intake was designed and it seals by tightly clamping down on the filter edge so your new will look just like that in a few miles.
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Well, I'll break it to you now, the new one is going to bend too. That's the way that intake was designed and it seals by tightly clamping down on the filter edge so your new will look just like that in a few miles.
Most likely, lol, but I do feel better starting with a fresh filter that I know the history of.

Also considering pulling the butterflies off the hypercharger.... They rattle like a mofo cruising in town

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