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Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   06-20-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Dirge
Great advice, Spike. I have always used the kill...

Great advice, Spike. I have always used the kill switch and had not forgotten the key in the ignition until this recent incident.
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   06-20-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Dirge
My friend, who worked professionally for a decade...

My friend, who worked professionally for a decade as a Honda mechanic, just went through the electrical system. Most everything tested out but both the switch and the solenoid were inconsistent...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   06-20-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Dirge
Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated! I have a...

Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated! I have a friend coming over this afternoon who has infinitely more experience than do I and am hoping we'll get this figured out today.
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   06-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Dirge
Thanks Jon. I will seek to borrow a DVOM and will...

Thanks Jon. I will seek to borrow a DVOM and will bypass the switch completely by running a line directly from the battery to the starter to see if that works.
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   06-14-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Dirge
Yet Another Electrical Issue post

Folks, any insight would be gratefully appreciated. I have a 2002 1800R that I purchased from Whitlow on this very forum. Until now, it has been exceptionally reliable. A week ago, while rushing to...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   09-13-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Dirge
It appears to have been the PCIII

Thanks again for the responses. I appreciate them.

It does appear to have been the PCIII. I rode the bike home yesterday (around 200 miles). It rode beautifully and an added benefit was...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   09-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Dirge
Thank You!

Hans&Feet and Spike,

Many thanks for the suggestions. I have forwarded them to the dealer. I appreciate your time and expertise!

Dirge
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   09-08-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Dirge
Questions about FI and possible PCIII failure

Hi. I am having a problem that is challenging the mechanics at the Honda dealer in Bloomington, IN. I spent the holiday weekend there and when I went to leave, my 2002 VTX1800R (purchased from...
Forum: General MC Message Board   06-06-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,929
Posted By Dirge
Congrats!

Vance, great to see you on another VTX. I am still loving the one you sold me. I have the original tins on it and have it set up like a bagger. Rides like a dream. Was on it tonight, in fact. Ride...
Forum: General MC Message Board   08-08-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,474
Posted By Dirge
If nothing else, something that came out of this...

If nothing else, something that came out of this thread was defensive riding strategies I had not thought of and will use in the future.
Forum: General MC Message Board   08-08-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,474
Posted By Dirge
Angry Two riders killed in Peoria, IL over the weekend

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x2111993572/Peoria-couple-dead-after-three-vehicle-crash

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x2111993572/Peoria-couple-dead-after-three-vehicle-crash?img=2

The couple was...
Forum: General MC Message Board   04-05-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By Dirge
When I bought my first bike (A Honda 750 ACE), my...

When I bought my first bike (A Honda 750 ACE), my girlfriend at the time (now my wife) said to me "I hope you understand that I am never going to get on the back of that thing. If I am going to...
Forum: 1800 Classifieds-For Sale Only   03-29-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,031
Posted By Dirge
Another bump for this good looking ride. Good...

Another bump for this good looking ride. Good luck with the sale.:thumbup:
Forum: General MC Message Board   03-17-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By Dirge
[QUOTE=Voimakas;3144642]The bike came out...

[QUOTE=Voimakas;3144642]The bike came out yesterday!

So nice to be back out in the wind. Checked fluids, filled her up, air pressure, turned her over and away I went. Only put about 40-50 miles on...
Forum: General MC Message Board   03-15-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dirge
Another interesting thing about the ad is the...

Another interesting thing about the ad is the certificate that accompanies the ring. That was likely provided by whomever he bought the ring from which means that it is wildly inflated so he felt...
Forum: General MC Message Board   03-11-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,448
Posted By Dirge
I, too, like to leave flexibility in my schedule...

I, too, like to leave flexibility in my schedule when traveling distances. Generally it has worked out but I remember coming back from the Outer Banks of NC and trying to find a room in Maysville,...
Forum: General MC Message Board   09-06-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By Dirge
Stunt Riding- Don't try this on an X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PQU1xGYU84

Saw Cirque Shanghai in Chicago on Saturday night. This video of their motorcycle stunts does not do them justice. The timing of their riding was...
Forum: General MC Message Board   08-09-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By Dirge
VTX friends. Let us mark this day and Whit's...

VTX friends. Let us mark this day and Whit's statement. Perhaps the next time we need raise funds for an Xer in need, we can sell guesses on how long this statement will hold! ;) ;)

Anyone who...
Forum: General MC Message Board   07-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,173
Posted By Dirge
Glad you got there so quickly after getting your...

Glad you got there so quickly after getting your ride together. Cool! :thumbup:
Forum: General MC Message Board   06-02-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,325
Posted By Dirge
Congrats, Sandman. I cannot say it was worth the...

Congrats, Sandman. I cannot say it was worth the wait given you lost 18 months, but you did a damn fine job on it. It looks great!:thumbup:
Forum: General MC Message Board   05-31-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By Dirge
I am a big fan of Fox Creek Leather in VA...

I am a big fan of Fox Creek Leather in VA (foxcreekleather.com). Great quality gear, great prices and excellent customer service. We have two jackets, two sets of chaps and a vest from them. ...
Forum: General MC Message Board   05-31-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,325
Posted By Dirge
Congrats. You've endured a lifetime of...

Congrats. You've endured a lifetime of frustration getting it put back together. Like many others I am looking forward to seeing the pics. Given we both live in Central, IL, I'm hoping to see it...
Forum: General MC Message Board   04-21-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By Dirge
2002 Honda Valkyrie - $7999 (Watseka, IL)

Thought some of you might be interested in the following. It was posted to my local Craigslist. Low miles!

http://bn.craigslist.org/mcy/1699835093.html

This is a one owner bike, bought new...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   04-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By Dirge
Length of Bolt needed when installing Cobra Fatty's?

Folks,
I just purchased a set of Cobra Fatty Highway Bars. http://www.directlineparts.com/product.asp?pid=4658&str=11

I want to be ready for when they arrive. The bolts that come with the...
Forum: General MC Message Board   01-07-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 11,857
Posted By Dirge
Mine goes back to my days as a University of...

Mine goes back to my days as a University of Michigan student. I used to study while listening to the campus radio station. One DJ used to diss the thrash-metal band, GWAR, frequently. To punk...
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