Sold my Harley and back on Honda 1800n in Bend Oregon - VTXOA
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-20-2019, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Sold my Harley and back on Honda 1800n in Bend Oregon

Hi everyone,

I've been riding for over 20 years and have had a Honda vtx 1300, Honda vtx 1800r And now I have a 2008 Honda vtx 1800n.
I have owned a Harley and they are very maintenance intense. I'm and Helicopter mechanic and have over 40 experience so I know what high maintenance is. I do all my own work. Looking for riders in the Bend Oregon area to ride with.

Steve
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Welcome, you must have either had an older Harley or got a bad new one. I too have been riding for over 30 years and have owned Honda's, Suzuki's and several Harley's and 1 Victory. The last 2 Harley's I had, a 2007 Road Glide and a 2009 Ultra Classic, were no more "Maintenance intense" than my VTX. They both needed tires, oil, plugs and air filters Harley took more oil. Harley had the belt drive but they are made of Kevlar and they last 100,000 miles but Honda also had the radiator so you change both very rarely. Other than these I spent no more time on the HD's than I did on the Honda's. I also rode the HD's all over this continent from Vancouver to Key West and all points between and I never had 1 problem on either. Well, I did have the radio's back light go out on a trip through Calgary but Calgary HD took me in right away and swapped it out in an hour and got me back on the road.

The VTX is a great bike, but so are a lot of other bikes
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Welcome to the VTXASG (VTX Addition Support Group) .... where we gladly support each other's addiction.

And it looks like you need 0 help with your addiction.
And being a helo mx is a definite plus. If you can maintain an oil leak with a million parts circling it, waiting to come apart, you can maintain a simple VTX.
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Hi everyone,

I've been riding for over 20 years and have had a Honda vtx 1300, Honda vtx 1800r And now I have a 2008 Honda vtx 1800n.
I have owned a Harley and they are very maintenance intense. I'm and Helicopter mechanic and have over 40 experience so I know what high maintenance is. I do all my own work. Looking for riders in the Bend Oregon area to ride with.

Steve
Welcome and congratulations. My experience with Harley mirrors Spike's. Of course some people really struggle with their VTX as well so none are without issues. That said, I do really miss my 1800. Enjoy ... ride safe.
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