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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe it's just me but...

Riding home from the beach yesterday evening. 45 North to Spring Texas and Man it's like standing between Targets and shooters on a rifle range .. dodging bullets all the way home.
I had a 2017 Vet blow by me doing a buck 30 easy. And cut off 7 or 8 times. I broke a rule of mine to never ride after 8pm on Friday or Saturday night or speical holidays.
But I did need to hammer it a few times to get clear of the evil doers last night. AnD I noticed a slight chatter for lack of a better term the clutch wasn't slipping but it didn't feel smooth.
Is this something you feel on the vtx 1800? Am I just feeling a normal or is there a possibility of an issue?
I have an 02 1800r with 20000 miles . I am under a 1000 miles back on a bike and it's been since mid 90s last time I rode daily.
I had a virago in 91to 93 Harley from 89 to 91 and a bunch of inline 4cyl before and after so I have little experience on vtwins
Thanks for your opinion s
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VTX has weak clutch springs.
Many install heavier Barnett with new bolts.

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At what speed were you at when you "hammered it" and what gear were you in?.
You probably were in 5th gear and around 65/70 MPH thus you should have down shifted.
Sounds like you were lugging the engine or if you did have your speed up could be like Charlie D
said, clutch springs.

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weak clutch springs.

a poor and flaky,, FPR = fuel pressure regulator.. 2002 and 2003.. its like $40.00

an ALL to common problem..

Barrett or MTC for springs.. or upgrade the clutch package.. your call

I have the Racing MTC clutch and springs .. 40,000 miles now...

bike has 81,000 miles.



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When this happened, were the RPMs really high in a gear? There is a rev limiter set at 5750rpms and this will cut then engine out until you shift up

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When I first started noticing issues with my clutch it didn't chatter. It "flared" when shifting hard from 4th to 5th. In the higher gears the load to the engine increases and this is when the clutch is most likely to slip. When shifting hard from 4th to 5th, the revs would not settle like it should and I'd see higher RPMs until I let off the throttle and the clutch could catch. Then it was good. Eventually the clutch would not have been able to hold engine torque at all and RPMs would have flared whenever increasing throttle. I had never experienced "chatter" on the VTX clutch. Doesn't mean it wouldn't happen, just not my experience.

BTW, don't mess with just springs, do the whole pack for the extra few dollars, you won't regret it.


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I keep forgetting only the "F" and 2008 C has a tachometer...as it uses the "F" dashboard.

rev limiter...



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I get that on other folks too. I see if there is a setting to change thank you for responding joe

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No setting to change for the limiter you would have to buy a PowerCommander and then buy the Rev Extend module then you could bump up the limiter by 500 rpms only

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