New Member Here - VTXOA
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By SouthWestSon
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
MyCoal02VTX1800R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 1
Garage
New Member Here

Hello To All , I bought my 2002 VTX 1800 R last year.(201 With only 6500 Miles on it and being in almost mint condition. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to start a project bike. I have a 2004 RoadKing that I've been riding for many years but it has 136K miles on it. My wife has a 2005 VTX 1800 C that leaves my Road King in her dust. I am looking forward to your ideas and thoughts on my VTX project. Thank you
MyCoal02VTX1800R is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 06:43 PM
Pope "papa" of the VTXOA
 
Chicago-Spike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: St Charles, IL.
Posts: 63,565
1. Ask the previous owner if they had replaced the Fuel Pressure Regulator, or FPR. These are a known fail item on the early models 2002 is the earliest. They fail due to age, not miles. A bad FPR allows too much fuel into the combustion chambers and the excess washes down the cylinder walls into the engine case thinning the oil. If you don't know if it has been changed , change it they are only around $40. Here's how to do that;
https://tech.bareasschoppers.com/car...ure-regulator/

2. Tighten the battery connections and do what we call "The Ground Fix" paying special attention to the "Common Electronics Ground" section. These 2 items make the bike run poorly as the ECU likes good grounds. This can be found on our "How To;Step-by-Step" board here https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/97-1800...ix-tapper.html

AMA Life Member 721314

Last edited by Chicago-Spike; 12-13-2019 at 06:46 PM.
Chicago-Spike is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 07:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Hans&Feet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Conyers/McDonough, GA
Posts: 10,780
Garage
Welcome to the VTXOA.
I see spokes, if OEM than 1800S.
VIN sticker??
Wheel swap??

2005 1300c Red, Mustang seat, HK 2.5 straights. Leds for safety-front & back. 195,004 VTX miles
Hans&Feet is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 07:08 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Posts: 2,246
Cool

Welcome from Daytona Beach, enjoy and ride safely.
steveroy60 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 09:18 AM
Old Goat
 
TennX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Memphis,Tn.
Posts: 24,065
.....


Phil...(72)”Nobody told me I die at the end”
2006 (bought new)...1300R Candy Black Cherry,DARKSIDE,foots mod.. ..
TennX is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 01:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Chewsifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Stl
Posts: 15
Welcome to the party
Chewsifer is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 08:46 PM
Senior Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,313
Welcome

2003 VTX 1800R
pushrod is online now  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 09:03 PM
Senior Member
 
SouthWestSon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 476
Welcome. I'm on my 4th VTX 1800. They are great bikes and easy to work on. Look over that bike well, to include all of the fluids (brake, oil, fork, etc.).
pushrod likes this.
SouthWestSon is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Senior Member
 
jbrittjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 981
Welcome from east Texas enjoy and ride safe






04 1800 C.....Candy Orange Flame....R.I.P.
07 1800 C.....Well that's what the title said
jbrittjr is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 10:12 PM
Junior Member
 
GregTsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7
Garage
Welcome.

2003 VTX 1800 R
GregTsam is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the VTXOA forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome