Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Ontario, Canada
Smurfy71 2008 VTX 1300T
I love this idea of having a spot to keep all my notes and logs.
Aug 22/18 - Took delivery of the VTX, 31,000KM (19,000 miles)
Bike came with Batwing, Tsukayu hard bags with signals incorporated, Mustang Seat with drivers backrest, aftermarket exhaust and an Alpine stereo, all installed.
Owner had a collection of stock items that came with the bike, windshield, exhaust, seat, leather Hondaline saddlebags (and mounts). I discovered in the bags, a windshield bag, cupholder, stock air filter and licence plate holder.
Aug 23/18 registered bike with a temporary plate until I could get a safety inspection done. Went to go for a ride. Bike was running very poorly, sputtering and backfires. After a short ride this cleared up, but not 100%. Thinking about the stock air filter in the parts collection, I checked the airbox, finding a K&N filter. I replaced it with the stock filter and the bike ran as it should, and continues to do so.
Aug 24/18 Took the day off work to get the safety inspection done, it passed without issue. Completed the registration process and took a long ride to get acquainted with the bike. I decided I would not use the stereo, nor did I like the appearance of it, so I removed it and all the wiring. Sold it the next morning. Swapped the LED headlight bulb from my Shadow into the VTX.
Aug 27/18 Ordered Oxford Heaterz, heated grips. The one thing I felt this bike was missing.
2006 Shadow Aero 750 (sold Oct 2018 )
Last edited by smurfy71; 08-30-2018 at 11:55 AM.