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  1. Fuel Pressure Regulator

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I have noticed a drop in mpg, getting only about 29-30 with taking it easy. Have started to smell a rich exhaust smell and my oil is slightly smelling like gas now. I'm assuming it is going to be my Fuel Pressure regulator so I'm not going to be riding my bike anymore until it is fixed. I only...
  2. 14mpg...surging....black smoke from exhaust.... somebody please help!!!

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I just bought a 2002 vtx 1800c with 12,000 miles on it, and I am having all sorts of troubles. I am averaging 14 mpg, the bike surges under low rpm when the motor isn't working very hard, and when I get on it black smoke pours out of the exhaust. I read through a lot of the posts and have tried...
  3. Question: Ethanol eating FPR diaphragm?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    On a trip I filled up at a BP that only had 10% ethanol additive fuels, and I thought to myself, "Self, does this stuff eat fuel injection components?" Twenty miles later I had a blown Fuel Pressure Regulator. (But it also had a previous 10K miles on it, to be fair.) Anyone out there know...
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