A member on here, from Wash. St., I think JonsVTX1800C or something like that, has been helping with this problem for years. Lets say you purchased a used VTX, but not knowing the condition of the flange bearing, decide to replace it. Send yours to him, for I think just under $200, and he will send you one thats been inspected and/ or re-man., and bolt it up & ride. IF YOUR CORE that you sent is in decent shape to where he can re-work it for someone else to buy, he will REBATE you a good chunk of that back, like 30-40 % more ore less. In my case, mine had low miles on it, but I got a polished final drive unit of unknown miles, so I followed that procedure with him, and I couldn't be happier. Maybe someone could verify if he still does this?
2003 1800C Black w/ H-K 3", PC III, Clearview w/s, Hondaline backrest, XM sat. radio, MB 12" shocks, Prog. fr. spgs., Wolo, SPyKER mod, Glen's gas cap, Paladins, Drag Specialties Popsicle pegs, K-N, blackened engine, Kury RTB, mirrors & r. boards, blue LED's, Rivco tach & risers, LeatherLyke bags, backrest bag, w/s tri-pouch, Gen. Altimax RT43, Mich. Cmdr. II, Ult. Lowrider, Showchrome grips. 12-18 VTXCafe Bike of the Month