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Forum: General MC Message Board   Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Chicago-Spike
I've had several Dowco's covers for storage and...

I've had several Dowco's covers for storage and for travel and they are the best. I wouldn't buy another brand
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By Chicago-Spike
BY that, we mean you must bleed the front pistons...

BY that, we mean you must bleed the front pistons that are linked to the rear brake pedal. So the center pistons of the 2 front calipers must be bled first before the rear caliper
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Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Yes, you will always have to bleed the system the...

Yes, you will always have to bleed the system the way it is laid out in the service manual or on BareAsschoppers.com
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-15-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 55
Posted By Chicago-Spike
It's on the "How To;Step-by-Step" board; ...

It's on the "How To;Step-by-Step" board;
https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/96-1300-section/194607-1300-carburator-scar-mod-f-mix-idle-adj-fuel-pump-bypass.html
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   01-14-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Chicago-Spike
You will need the rear rotor for the solid wheels...

You will need the rear rotor for the solid wheels as the spoked rotor has a smaller diameter mount ring then the solid wheels. Front rotors are the same
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   01-13-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Here's a link to the Ground Fix since...

Here's a link to the Ground Fix since Photophukeditup still hasn't fix my pics
https://tech.bareasschoppers.com/electrical/ground-fix-for-vtx-1800/
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   01-13-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Start with the Ground Fix as seen on the How...

Start with the Ground Fix as seen on the How To;Step-by-Step board paying special attention to the "Common Electronics Ground" section
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   01-07-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Well ,hate to break it to you but you named your...

Well ,hate to break it to you but you named your 2 options and they aren't cheap. So, unless you can find used shocks and used seat you're going to have to spend a few bucks to get a lower seat.
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   01-06-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Chicago-Spike
First, stop trying to start it if you don't hear...

First, stop trying to start it if you don't hear the fuel pump. There's no fuel flowing from a dead pump so it will never start you're just killing the battery.

When was the last time you had it...
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-05-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 104
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Welcome, your first 5 posts must be seen and...

Welcome, your first 5 posts must be seen and approved by a moderator before they will show up on the public board. Please, only post once and allow some time for a moderator to approve your post....
Forum: General MC Message Board   12-28-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Chicago-Spike
https://www.vtxcafe.com/forums/australia-vtx-rider...

https://www.vtxcafe.com/forums/australia-vtx-riders.330/
https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/48-australian/

Try these
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   12-25-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,141
Posted By Chicago-Spike
New clutch, here's a better How To than the...

New clutch, here's a better How To than the manual;
https://tech.bareasschoppers.com/clutch/new-clutch-install-vtx-1800/
Forum: VTX 1300 Riders Board   12-23-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Chicago-Spike
I've merged all your threads into 1 so everyone...

I've merged all your threads into 1 so everyone can follow along as to what is happening and what has been done so far.
Forum: General MC Message Board   12-20-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By Chicago-Spike
It is the best way to store for long periods....

It is the best way to store for long periods. Yours will be fine too

Now, plug a Battery Tender into it, cover it and leave it alone until you can ride it again. Do NOT start it every week this is...
Forum: The OTE (Off Topic Experiment)   12-19-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Chicago-Spike
His fumble recovery came with just around 2:30 to...

His fumble recovery came with just around 2:30 to go in the game. Again, they were driving and inside our 10. The score was 21-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvNj8-_BMug
Forum: The OTE (Off Topic Experiment)   12-19-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Bill George Youth Football League CHAMPIONS!! The plays

Here's my son's game changing plays. The team they are playing was 7-1 during the regular season losing only to us. Not only that, they only let in 1 other touchdown by all the other teams, we beat...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-17-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 141
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Welcome, we'll assume you meant a 2008 not 2018...

Welcome, we'll assume you meant a 2008 not 2018 model as the VTX1800 stopped production in 2008. ;)
Forum: The OTE (Off Topic Experiment)   12-16-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Chicago-Spike
I wish that movie crashed azz backwards into a...

I wish that movie crashed azz backwards into a cement wall BEFORE it was released on the public!
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-13-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By Chicago-Spike
1. Ask the previous owner if they had replaced...

1. Ask the previous owner if they had replaced the Fuel Pressure Regulator, or FPR. These are a known fail item on the early models 2002 is the earliest. They fail due to age, not miles. A bad FPR...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   12-13-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Chicago-Spike
The seat pan is a thin plastic not meant to hold...

The seat pan is a thin plastic not meant to hold all the weight without sitting on the fender. So, before you go test riding, I'd bounce on it in the garage, it will probably break/crack in the...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   12-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Yes, and no. Sure you "Could" mount the...

Yes, and no.

Sure you "Could" mount the fender to the swingarm. BUT you will have to make a seat perch to hold the rear passenger part off the fender and you'd have to stiffen the driver seat to...
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech Board   12-11-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Any VTX fender will fit the frame. BUT, you will...

Any VTX fender will fit the frame. BUT, you will have to change a bunch of other things to get them to work. Like the inner fender rails, the chrome fender struts, the seats and even then the seat...
Forum: General MC Message Board   12-11-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Agreed, not the same. Battery Tender is a float...

Agreed, not the same. Battery Tender is a float charger, meaning it only throws current to the battery if it senses it needs to. Trickle chargers constantly charge so the battery never rests
Forum: General MC Message Board   12-10-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By Chicago-Spike
Right there is your problem Shredder, starting...

Right there is your problem Shredder, starting the bike and letting it idle. The VTX does not charge the battery at idle and by starting it you are actually draining the battery little by little. Put...
Forum: VTX 1300 Riders Board   12-10-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Chicago-Spike
There is no perfect setting for all. You start at...

There is no perfect setting for all. You start at 1 and go for a ride with your spanner. Ride for a while on 1 and see how you like it. Change to 2 after a while and see if that's better. Go up to 3...
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