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  1. Spraying Oil from Exhaust?!

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Resolved: Spraying Oil from Exhaust?! After a wonderful trip to North Carolina at the end of last month, I started up the motorcycle this past weekend to enjoy some warm weather than had just rolled in. Unfortunately, shortly after starting the bike up, I noticed what appeared to be oil (?!)...
  2. Age-Adjusted Maintenance Schedule? (10 years, 7k miles)

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    I bought an '07 VTX 1300C from a coworker a couple of years ago and haven't done much in the way of maintenance or mods aside from oil/filter changes, some holes in the exhaust, and smog kit removal. I'm headed to Tail of the Dragon next week with my father-in-law to have some guy time while...
  3. VTX1800R Jumps out of 1st and 3rd gear on decel

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    It does do this occasionally either on a long decel or a steep grade...1up and 2up and yesterday jumped out either 4th or 3rd to nothing then went into lower gear. I have done the gearshift pivot lube recently and use the heel/toe so i know it was in all the way. The only difference this bike...
  4. How long is the dipstick in a VTX 1800c?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I just finished my first oil change on a 2003 VTX1800c and after I let the thing drain I noticed there was not a lot of oil in the pan( between 1 and 2 quarts) which troubled me as I have already put about 500-800 miles on the bike since I purchased it... I put an entire gallon of motul 10w40...
  5. Oil Consumption- Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil

    General MC Message Board
    I am now using synthetic oil, specifically for V Twins, and have been for a while. I got lazy and went a while without checking the oil level. When I checked it, it was barely showing on the bottom of the dipstick. The bike has about 14,000 miles with about 6,000 miles on this oil change. My...
  6. Found the source of oily residue. Carb guru's needed.. Donut???

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    So recently I posted about getting an oily, fuel smelling residue all over my carb and on my fins in between the jugs. Today I had a few things off of the bike mocking up a Harley horn for it and found the source of the leak. It is coming from the vent hose on top of the carb that runs down...
  7. Oil in the intake

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    '02 1800C stock cover with K&N filter. (see pic below) This is NOT filter oil, it's engine oil. Obviously coming in from crankcase vent because I can see the spray backwash on the cover. Why would I get this volume of liquid through the vent line? I have only had this bike since July 2nd...
  8. Amsoil & filter, Maintenance Manual, coolant

    Texas
    I have 8qts of 10-40 Amsoil and a filter for an 06 1300C. Got a new bike so no longer need. I will throw in the coolant and if i can find it the manual as well. Asking $50 nego. If interested PM me i am in San Antonio.
  9. Symptom of overfill (ing) oil

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I just changed the oil and filter in my 04 1800S. The book said it shoud take 3.7 qts but it took 4 qts to get the stick up to right level. After my first ride there was oil on the rear tire - not on the rim, just on the tire. Could this be a symptom of having put in too much oil - is there some...
  10. OIL LEAKING from small hole

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I have a 1800c. When I ride the oil appears to be leaking out of a small hole on the front left side and rear right side of motor. Is not a continuous leak. You could say it pukes it out. I attached a photo. Just trying to make sure its not something internal going wrong cause I have clean the...
  11. Oil in air filter box???

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Hey guys, I just took my air filter out to take a looksie and clean it if at all possible and I found some oil almost pooled up in the bottom of the filter box.:banghead: Also the filter was pretty oily to the touch. Is this bad?:dontknow: How do I fix the problem?:tools: What is the best way to...
  12. Spring Cleaning

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Hello All! New to the forum. And its that time of the year. I just bought my VTX last May and now I need to clean the carb and change the oil and get her ready for riding season! :lol: I am fairly familiar with carburetors and engines with cars, but this is my first bike.:dontknow: I was...
  13. 600 Mile Maintenance

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Howdy folks! I just bought an 1800F and the dealer mentioned seeing me when I'm due for my 600 mile maintenance. It only took me a couple of weeks and I'm ready... except that a buddy of mine reminded me to check my owners manual because while the 1300 requires a maintenance the 1800 DOES NOT...
  14. Found something odd during my oil change....

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Ok.. a little background: Just completed my 3rd oil change @ 5300 miles. (1st @ 100 miles to remove engine shavings and debris from manufacture) (2nd @ 1100 miles to make sure I got all the shavings and debris) That brings me to now: Draining the oil like I usually do per the instructions on...
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