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178,441 > 184,422 = 5,981 miles in 2017
Worse than I thought it was....
Yeah, these past few years have seen a decline for me, too...but it sure is fun getting out on the road with a 14+ year old bike and adding up the miles.
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I am impressed with the details in this thread.

I'm 59 and feel like I'm still a beginner after riding for only about 6 years. This bike is the best money I've ever spent on one and so far... best built bike I've owned.

I was reading a motorcycle comparison and one guy said that the vtx1800F does everything well. He said that was the problem(in a way! He stated that this very well could be the reason they did not sell as expected. As if IT were boring.

Well! I take it as perf bike for guys my age.

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I am impressed with the details in this thread.
I'm 59 and feel like I'm still a beginner after riding for only about 6 years. This bike is the best money I've ever spent on one and so far... best built bike I've owned.
I was reading a motorcycle comparison and one guy said that the vtx1800F does everything well. He said that was the problem(in a way! He stated that this very well could be the reason they did not sell as expected. As if IT were boring. Well! I take it as perf bike for guys my age.
Thank You! The VTX had a great lineup; Custom: C/F, Retro: R/S and Neo
My brother in law had two 1300C previously but in 2005 at VTX homecoming he fell in love with a F.
A pic of him on a factory Demo.. And a Bruce Markey photo of many VTX.
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he fell in love with a F.
He looked right at home... bike fit him well!
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Last previous oil/filter chg was 5/16/2017 180,596
5,381 miles later another oil change.

185,977 5/13/2018 40th oil chg. 4qts- Mobil Delvac 15w-40 Diesel Engine oil; Purolator L14612.
Removed seat and found rear bolt was at a strange angle. Not bolted in.
Checked slide valve diaphragm--small splits, could be some of my backfires on hard take off.
K-72 diaphragm ordered from JBM Industries, $28 total. I applied Ultra gray RTV to the small splits for the time being.
A/F screw could not be turned, two - .22 shells made...No luck. I did the "SCAR"mod, cut the tit back a bit.
When putting slide back in it wanted to go behind the main jet--had to set it into the main jet holder orifice.
Removed carb heat hoses, manifold still has coolant hoses attached.
Getting old--forgot to connect gas hose to carb... Removed tank and airbox, Checked fuel screen in carb hose fitting-immaculate.
Fuel bowl had a slight film on it, very clean. Put tank back on, fuel hose will not reach petcock.
Removed tank again, checked hose, the ends are at the correct locations.
Sweating profusely in the afternoon, appears to be a major leak in my skull. Glasses covered with sweat.. Cannot see worth a crap..
When the X is on the sidestand I seem to have more tank issues. Installed tank again and all fit correctly. Installed new vacuum hoses.
All day rain did not happen, got to fill tank, ride to grocery store, seemed to perform very well.
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I installed the JBM Industries slide valve diaphragm.
The K-72 was to fit the slide leaving the red ring in place.
I did not like it sitting on the groove with the rolled edge/flange/rim holding it in place with glue/epoxy.
I cut the red ring, the diaphragm hole is 4mm thick and fits the 4mm groove.
I built up the groove to give it a larger OD to center the diaphragm.
It is working as expected.

In the future the K-72-S diaphragm will be ordered and no mods will be required to install the diaphragm.

I did add a 1/8" o-ring to replace the red ring in reference to the body length.
The red ring set the stop point from what I could see so the o-ring now has that job.
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186,490 6/16/2018 installed new DCPR6E spark plugs. Previous R/R spark plugs were 52,542 and 120,212 miles.

The nice rounded center electrode requires higher voltage to arc across the the gap than a new spark plug with sharp edges.

That is why the the fine wire iridium have a small dia electrode. The exotic metal is required for longevity.

NGK standard spark plugs seem to hold out very well. I remember in previous times where metal erosion was very
noticeable on the Ground electrode.
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186,755 miles 7/21/2018 Replace brake pads, pump pistons out of caliper, clean and shine.
A little blob of sludge stuck to lower piston. Fresh brake fluid, an extended brake bleed job.
I went for a ride and the rear pedal was lower and soft. front still had a little bubble.
I did a search for my vacuum bleeder, found it decided to try my old standby.
I put a knee on each caliper and pushed it in. Hit lever or pedal on each a few times and pushed piston back to disk. Repeat...Success...
Went for a 95 mile drive. All is well..

Brake pad pin Hanger and Pin Plug a slight hesitation getting them out, a bit of silicone grease put on the threads.

Heavy boots(feet?) I used to get 27k miles for rear pads and 68k miles for front set.
The ones just removed 40k miles for rear pads and 49k miles for front pads.
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I officially installed the Sunpie Daymaker today in the good HL rim..
I had a spare headlight rim that had some road rash on it. (Vehicular Assault in a parking lot 2011).
It was the guinea pig in the interfacing of the Daymaker into the Honda HL rim.
I found the HL connector pins to be a loose fit in the Honda connector during construction(auto disconnect when pulling bulb out).
I tinned the terminals with a bit of solder and now have a snug fit.
I added a slight shim (.022") under the overlap of the circle band by the bottom set screw.
There was an air space and everything fit well, so lets not stress anything.
I bent in the side brackets a hair where it screws into the rim(less stress on little plastic towers that the 4mm screw goes into)
I put some paint on the weld area of brackets to bulb band.
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189,080 - 184,422(2017eoy) = 4,658 miles in 2018.
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