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  1. VTX 1300R Wheel Bearings, Brake Pads, Clutch Cable, GLENS Clutch Pull Relief Kit, and Coolant

    1300 Classifieds-For Sale Only
    I sold my 1300R and have a few items that are brand new. All Balls Front Wheel Bearings PN: WHL 25-1382 - Asking $20 plus shipping All Balls Rear Wheel Bearings PN: WHL 25-1383 - Asking $30 plus shipping OEM Front Brake Pads PN: 06455-MEA-672 - Asking $20 plus shipping OEM Rear Brake Pads PN...
  2. Clutch Safety Switch

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    An old subject and one that I have searched everywhere and cannot get a straight answer from anyone, including parts vendors. I bought a Clutch Safety Switch replacement (two wire push the pin to change state) switch that is activated by the clutch lever movement. You should be able to start...
  3. engine braking

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    if this has been covered before just point me in the right direction plz. is engine braking even worth it on a vtx1300? it seems that 3rd, 4th and 5th are all geared so high that blipping the throttle and downshifting doesn't really slow me down. it's not really a problem since the brakes grab...
  4. help with looking for chrome clutch cover

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    I have found 2 different part numbers 11340mem305 and 11340mem671 both are #3 on the diagram and both are very hard to find, never mind finding someone who can answer a question about there products. Any ideas on which one it is or how to order it?
  5. Clutch change time - Question about the install.

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Hey folks, My 07, 1300C is showing signs of clutch slippage. I have ordered the Barnett kit and am awaiting it's arrival. The question I have is do I need to remove the exhaust (V&H Big Shots) to do this or is there a trick, tip, etc to doing this with it installed? It looks like a cut down...
  6. Major Clutch Issues - Please Help!

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I've posted this a couple other p[laces, so if you've seen this before, I apologize. I would be enormously grateful to anyone that can have some productive insight on my clutch issue. It's been going on for almost 5 years now and I'm at a loss. I have a 2003 VTX1800S. It's right bout at 20k...
  7. Weak Clutch yesterday, No clutch today

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I've got a 2002 VTX 1800s that I've had no issues with until yesterday. First ride since storing for the winter, Short 15 minute commute to work. Started out great, good to be back in the wind, 12 miles of highway. When I got into town and started to change gears I noticed that I had very...
  8. Clutch Issue 03 1800

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Hey guys, I picked my VTX up about 3 years ago. Here's some background on the bike. I change oil religiously every 3,000 and I run nothing but Penzoil Conventional 10-40 with a fram filter. I've been riding since I was 13 so I'm well aware of how to operate a clutch without damaging it...
  9. Severe internal conflict! Love or Hate the upcoming season!?!

    General MC Message Board
    The temperatures have been playing down in the 40's (and tapping the 30's a couple times) for my morning ride to work. It's getting a wee bit chilly, but I don't mind a bit with the right gear. I know freezing temps, frost and ice on the roads, and snow are all just around the corner. I won't be...
  10. Clutch Craziness!

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I have a 2003 VTX1800 and I'm on my 4th clutch with only 17.5k on the odometer. I'm starting to believe the clutch isn't the problem, but I'm at a loss as to where to turn. I PRAY someone here has an idea or two. Clutch 1 - Original Clutch from Honda. Lasted to about 13k. Started slipping...
  11. Clutch getting loose. How do I tighten it up?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I own a Vtx 1800c. When I first bought it over a year and a half ago, the clutch was very hard to pull (or so it seemed, since I had a 750 before). Now, the past couple weeks I have to pull the clutch back all the way to the grip. (before I felt like I would only have to pull it half way)...
  12. Weekend Maintenance

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Just wanted to share my experience on doing the work myself as opposed to taking my motorcycle to a shop... I was at 8100 miles on my X so it was definitely time for the valve check. My clutch slave cylinder was leaking so I had to replace that. I also went ahead and did the desmog/pair valve...
  13. Vtx 1800 clutch

    1800 Classifieds-For Sale Only
  14. Bike grinds in first when it is cold or when first started Help

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Has anyone had a challenge with your bike moving in first when it is cold. My bike shifts into first but grinds when you release the clutch. I have to shift it out and back inorder for it to move. Any suggestions?
  15. Throttle, Clutch, and Choke Cable Lengths

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    My push throttle cable broke, so I figured I'd replace both throttle cables and the clutch cable. The choke cable broke at the threaded portion, so I took it off to fix it. I took pictures of the cables for reference. Choke cable Clutch cable Throttle cable - Pull Throttle cable - Push
  16. Glen's VTX Garage- you have another happy customer!

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    I read about the clutch-pull-relief on the forum and as thick winter gloves makes it harder to pull the clutch I thought it would be worth a try. Ordered it from Glen and put it on last weekend. I am now a clutch-pull-relief- believer! Took a ride (or two, any excuse will do...) put on my...
  17. Weak Clutch

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Hello, I got my x out of storage today and while riding it I noticed the clutch is not as strong as it used to be last summer. Friction zone is small. Do I need to bleed the clutch?
  18. Clutch recomendations

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    *mods if this is the wrong forum please move* Hello, new to the board. Picked up a 2005 VTX 1800C w/ 6300 miles a few weeks ago and if if power shift at all the clutch will slip; normal riding seems fine.... pretty normal for a stock clutch on a VTX what's the opinions on here? Barnett or...
  19. Strange MTC problem

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I installed my MTC clutch about a year and a half ago, only about 4000 miles though. I followed Bare's instructions to the "t". It grabs like never before and is smooth as my lever release when I'm riding. The problem is, after the bike sits overnight the plates seem to "stick together", for...
  20. Clutch Slave Cylinder

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    When I pull in my clutch handle I get pressure to the clutch slave cylinder. However even with the handle pulled in I can press the slave cylinder piston back in. I have rebuilt the clutch master cylinder and no change. Will be getting a new slave cylinder assembly tomorrow. Question is am I...