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post #11 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 02:58 PM
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Pro's.. its paid for...and still looks Good.

Con's.. its 14 years old.. and 86,000 miles.
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He!!... I am soon to be 70....so it will out live me.



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Pro's.. its paid for...and still looks Good.

Con's.. its 14 years old.. and 86,000 miles.
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Sounds like a win win situation to me.






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for the older 1800 with the pump in the tank


there is a thread here (someplace).... on how to use an external fuel pump... and remove the one inside the tank...

and gain about half gallon more.. maybe 20 more miles


mine is 4.7 gallons...

once I used 4.6... I was lost and New to Texas...
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Lol ... and mine is 6.5 and comfortable enough to use it all in one stretch


Of course that comes at the cost of power and speed


For me the 1800 was a perfect bike excepting comfort and range. It could have used cruise control and a fuel gauge but if it had the range and comfort it would have been even better than it is. They could have given it even more power as well, or at least made it more power-mod friendly, but that would be lower on my list.


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Pros Fast great looking plenty of power


Cons no cancellation turn signals no six speed no reserve
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Just got mine towards the end of last season. So I'm still new to the vtx. But I am really liking it. Haven't found any cons yet. But with more time I am sure I will find some.

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Lol ... and mine is 6.5 and comfortable enough to use it all in one stretch


Of course that comes at the cost of power and speed


For me the 1800 was a perfect bike excepting comfort and range. It could have used cruise control and a fuel gauge but if it had the range and comfort it would have been even better than it is. They could have given it even more power as well, or at least made it more power-mod friendly, but that would be lower on my list.

< warning> off topic..


Dave is down here from Canada... for a few weeks.. his HD developed an intermittent no starter action... so I helped get it going.. I followed him to the HD dealer....


MAN,,, a 2019 HD 117 in the service area was Super... I would have like to sit and/or ride that horse...


Dave had a new battery installed.. and off we went..


an old statement came to mind.
If you have to ask the price.. you can not afford it.......


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I don't think you can really compair the 1300 & 1800, two different animals and since I have a 1300 I can only speak to that bike. I bought my new in 2004 and still have it.

Pros - Excellent bike for the money I paid for it brand new.
Balanced well, handles great in all kinds of roads.
Not designed to be a "fast" bike however it has plenty of power when you need it.
Good gas mileage.
easy to work on.

Cons - I wish it had duel front brakes like it's big brother the 1800.

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My question is though, are the electrical switches so finicky on the 1800? I've owned about 8 motorcycles the past 28 years and I have never come across switches that give so many problems like on the VTX. Pretty much from the get-go right when I got her last year I had to replace the starter assembly switch as it was beyond cleaning. Just recently, I had to put copious amounts of WD-40 on the turn signal switch for it to work properly.
At first I thought it was just luck of the draw if you want to call it that, but after reading countless threads here and in the cafe apparently this is a common problem.
Whenever I hear about any potential electrical issues I start to grow a few extra gray hair and have to down a bottle of Pepto-Bismol just to wrap my head around it because I know it can be potentially labor-intensive to diagnose the problem and unfortunately that is way beyond my scope.
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Wish it had sixth
Bigger tank

I don't think it is top heavy personally. If it feels heavy and doesn't want to turn you probably don't have the rear set stiff enough. I ride with the rear shock in the number 3 spot. I know allot of people ride on 1 or 2 because it sits lower but it kills the handling I weigh 235 and never carry luggage. So if you carry more weight than that try 3 see what it does for you Ill bet it makes it a whole new bike.
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