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Finally took the plunge, and pick up my brand spanking new VTX18R on Saturday.

First thought: What is the best alarm/immobiliser on the market, and is LO-JACK worth it?

I want to take off the sewage pipes that come on the bike and replace them with something a little more streamlined. I really like the look of the BUB Jug Huggers, but I don't want to wake the neighborhood when I creep out for an early Sunday morning ride (as I'm sure I will this weekend). Any recommendations?

Finally, for now, I have big feet, 12.5 (HEY!! 6'6" and 300lbs, I'm allowed to have). Anyone of similar size have issues with the gearshift, and is there anything I can do about it?

That's all for now folks, I await enlightement
 

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Finally took the plunge, and pick up my brand spanking new VTX18R on Saturday.

First thought: What is the best alarm/immobiliser on the market, and is LO-JACK worth it?

I want to take off the sewage pipes that come on the bike and replace them with something a little more streamlined. I really like the look of the BUB Jug Huggers, but I don't want to wake the neighborhood when I creep out for an early Sunday morning ride (as I'm sure I will this weekend). Any recommendations?

Finally, for now, I have big feet, 12.5 (HEY!! 6'6" and 300lbs, I'm allowed to have). Anyone of similar size have issues with the gearshift, and is there anything I can do about it?

That's all for now folks, I await enlightement
Welcome aboard. You are already enlightened by virtue of the fact that you ride an X! :congrats:
 

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with loud pipes, just ride in to the neighbourhood in second gear and
stay off the throttle ... no blipping or rapping ... just cruise in ... no
worse than the average muscle car or pick up truck ...

as for alarms ... park next to Harleys ... VTX's are seldom stolen ...

the shifter can be adjusted a little by adjusting the linkage ... or
go to a single arm shifter.

oh yeah ... only run regular, do the ground fix, check battery cables
regularly ...

welcome to VTX world! :)
 

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alarms: scorpio is the best, I have an i900 on mine. it comes with the kill switch and everything else. they have a direct plug in kit for the x. main reason I did it was the fact that I get a NICE $200 drop in my insurance premiums :grin:

but I will agree with exile on that one. park next to a harley and then apologize for making their bike look bad..... :lol:
 

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Finally took the plunge, and pick up my brand spanking new VTX18R on Saturday.

First thought: What is the best alarm/immobiliser on the market, and is LO-JACK worth it?
Alarms don;t work. If they want it bad enough, they will get it. LoJack would be a better way to protect, at least when they take it you'd be able to find it.

I want to take off the sewage pipes that come on the bike and replace them with something a little more streamlined. I really like the look of the BUB Jug Huggers, but I don't want to wake the neighborhood when I creep out for an early Sunday morning ride (as I'm sure I will this weekend). Any recommendations?
Sound is very subjective. What I may like, you may hate. Now you've spent $500 or more on a system that you can't stand the sound of. I've heard this many times over the years on this board.
"I just purchased an exhaust from recommendations from this board and they sound horrible. What do I do now?"
Best thing to do is find your state board from this list; http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=75
Then find out when & where fellow VTXOA members are getting together and go introduce yourself and have a listen. 8)


Finally, for now, I have big feet, 12.5 (HEY!! 6'6" and 300lbs, I'm allowed to have). Anyone of similar size have issues with the gearshift, and is there anything I can do about it?

That's all for now folks, I await enlightement
Try the L&R Extreme forwards here;
http://www.lrextreme.com/
Some have cut off the rear toe portion of the shifter too.
 

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Welcome to the board!
Bookmark or save to your favorites folder, these websites, http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=77
This is the NEW VTXOA Garage, a sister site to this message board and contains all your How-to/Tips/Tricks/Why’s and links to other helpful sites for your new VTX. http://www.bareasschoppers.com/ A fellow VTX Riders site that has many write-ups on “How-To” do work on the VTX. Also, for you 1300 guys http://vtx1300tips.com/VTX1300TIPS.htm another fellow VTX Riders site.

There is also a helpful Search icon in the users Toolbar just under the VTXOwners Association banner
Click the “Search” drop down and select “Advanced Search”

Now, enter your keywords and select a single forum to search in

Select 1, and only 1 "Forum" to search in at a time, or at all.
For example, "Best airbox" I would only search in the "1800 Tech Board"

That's the basic way, you can limit further by using some of the other "Drop-Down" menu's like if you know the thread you are looking for is only a week or so old, etc....

The purpose of the "Search" is to offer a member the opportunity to research his/her question better. There is so much information from past threads that you may never see because that member is no longer here, or doesn't see your new post, or just won't respond to the same question. So use it to your advantage and enjoy the board! View this funny and informative film about posting and searching…
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Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the forum. At the top of every board there are threads that are tagged as "Sticky" These threads are "Sticky" because they contain very important/valuable information about the VTX and everyone should read them.
The thread at the top of the 1800 tech board called, "Air, Fuel, Motors..." will answer most of the performance questions...
http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21749

Also, update your Profile to include where you live and what type X you have to your Signature line. I.E. 1300/1800/C/F/N/R/S/T
 

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Welcome to the board Dallas. Save your money, you are going to need it and congrats on the ride.:congrats:
 

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Congrats! Say hello to HUGE credit card bills! What dealer did you pick it up from? Check out texasxriders.com too!
 

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Update - Dallas Buccs

Thanks for the warnings, but I already have large amounts of dollar signs flying through my headd...think I'm already lost...

Got a black retro spec 1, $9000 out the door from Al Lamb.
 
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