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Forum: General MC Message Board   05-19-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Zym
Seems like a little sculpting off the back where...

Seems like a little sculpting off the back where it rises (electric knife) and shallowed it out a bit (disc sander). I didn't remove more than one inch anywhere. I referred to an old post on this...
Forum: General MC Message Board   05-17-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Zym
Though, not actually a "touring seat", I modded...

Though, not actually a "touring seat", I modded my stock seat to fit my "profile" better with good success. And still using it. Although with the tank range being what it is, I rarely go too long...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   04-11-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Zym
I've installed an under-fender hitch on mine...

I've installed an under-fender hitch on mine several years ago and running darkside. If I remember right, there was a company making those hidden hitches for the 1800s but you were limited to stock...
Forum: General MC Message Board   08-16-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,582
Posted By Zym
We lost a forum member yesterday

Member mlopez, Mario Lopez, of Cherryvale, KS was in fatal accident yesterday doing what he enjoyed - riding. Evidently, an oncoming southbound semi-truck on Hwy 169 crossed the centerline into...
Forum: General MC Message Board   04-11-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Zym
I made up a simple one that works pretty well and...

I made up a simple one that works pretty well and not too ugly:

https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthread.php?83816-Zym-s-Retro-Mod-Log&p=2471202&viewfull=1#post2471202

It holds a 44oz Bubba cup.
Forum: General MC Message Board   04-05-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Zym
I have a T-bag but don't know the model. But,...

I have a T-bag but don't know the model. But, you can see what I've used:

https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=46319&d=1235098702

Bungee cords or straps are necessity...
Forum: General MC Message Board   03-31-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Zym
The Honda fender rack is drilled to fit the R...

The Honda fender rack is drilled to fit the R model fender. I would take their 7 lb weight limit with a grain of salt - I had no problems strapping a fully loaded bag and tent on mine.
Forum: General MC Message Board   05-06-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,912
Posted By Zym
This seems kinda related to the throttle lock -...

This seems kinda related to the throttle lock - like, what could happen during that 5 seconds that you're shaking the cobs out of your right hand during on a road trip. I wouldn't use a throttle...
Forum: General MC Message Board   09-26-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By Zym
I did that to my rims last year using Rustoleum. ...

I did that to my rims last year using Rustoleum. Looks good .... as long as the adjacent areas are kept shiny. The polish on my rims needs a refreshment and I'm afraid I may not be able to use the...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   09-05-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By Zym
Don't know about the best but I drizzled a little...

Don't know about the best but I drizzled a little Gorilla glue in my grip. Seems to be working fine. It's what I had...
Forum: General MC Message Board   08-04-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By Zym
What was I thinking?

I don't get very many days like this. I was caught up on my projects (relatively) at home and at work. No kids or grandkids to keep an eye on. Wife said "see ya later" as she took off shopping. ...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   07-26-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By Zym
Yugo - I remember those when they came out - lol....

Yugo - I remember those when they came out - lol. Haven't seen any around lately ... come to think of it, don't think I've EVER seen a Yugo here in KS.

I know - my sarcasm sucks. I've been very...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   07-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By Zym
It's so hot around here, my handlebar grips are melting off...

Rode down into OK to get some stuff at Lowes and when I got there I noticed that the left stock grip was slid back almost an inch. wtf? Yet another reason why I shouldn't have got a high maintenance...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   07-10-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By Zym
I've got the MTC clutch with shims - the thicker...

I've got the MTC clutch with shims - the thicker shim set. Although I'm very satisfied with the positive performance, I'm still grappling with those cold starts too. Hell, I'm not big enough to be...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   05-25-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Zym
All I've ever used is the M1-110 - it just fits...

All I've ever used is the M1-110 - it just fits and I've never had any problems getting it in there.
Forum: Kansas   05-23-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
  Poll: State Location
Views: 2,750
Posted By Zym
I've got a whopping 16.7% of the total votes! ...

I've got a whopping 16.7% of the total votes! (until someone else votes)

:mrgreen:

Seriously, I enjoy reading the forum posts most every day - even the KS forum. Cheap entertainment during...
Forum: The OTE (Off Topic Experiment)   05-03-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Zym
That was great!

That was great!
Forum: General MC Message Board   04-25-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,247
Posted By Zym
How about a brand new 2003 VTX 1800R for $8600...

How about a brand new 2003 VTX 1800R for $8600 otd? That deal got me back in the saddle with a big ol' grin!
:D
Forum: General MC Message Board   04-09-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Zym
I just completed an MTC clutch install. No...

I just completed an MTC clutch install. No bleeding needed unless you were having problems before the install. It's a great swap!
Forum: General MC Message Board   03-10-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Zym
I was wondering about that too today because I'm...

I was wondering about that too today because I'm needing a clutch..... Was thinking they usually have a sale during Bike Week?
Forum: General MC Message Board   02-19-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Zym
Dreams (rerun)

Saw this video on another forum tonite ... and, I've seen it here before too; but I thought it was worth repeating....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vksdBSVAM6g
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   12-18-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Zym
I used a bench grinder to make the notches. Just...

I used a bench grinder to make the notches. Just have to make sure spacing is right and use hand files to square up the notches real good.
Forum: General MC Message Board   09-09-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,641
Posted By Zym
I've got about 5000 miles on a run-flat. Never...

I've got about 5000 miles on a run-flat. Never had it completely out of air but ran a couple hundred miles on 15 psi. The sidewalls are so stiff that I'm not sure I'd know if I had a flat tire or...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   06-28-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By Zym
When I got my Tsukayu bags, I had them...

When I got my Tsukayu bags, I had them color-matched from the factory. They supposedly used Color-Rite paint. The color match was not bad - but, not perfect either. This was about 6 years ago.
...
Forum: General MC Message Board   06-22-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By Zym
Cool looking! Except that gas tank looks awful...

Cool looking! Except that gas tank looks awful skinny....
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