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Hello everyone. I am really enjoying riding my 2004, or 2005 as the dealer says it is, Honda VTX 1300R. A couple of questions for all you vets out there. My VTX seems to take a long time to warm up. If I don't run with the choke out for quite awhile. It will stall out. Normal? I do have VH big shots and a KN air cleaner. Sometimes When I stop at an intersection I loose 1st gear. The neutral light comes on and I have a hard time finding 1st gear.

Thanks in advance Gregg
 

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sounds like you need to open the A/F screw around 1/4 turn bet you are running lean (dealer might do it at no charge)

you need to get into first befor you come to a complete stop or it can be a bitch, if stopped and in neutral all you need to do is let the clutch out a bit and get the gears moved a bit then it will slip in.
 

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Gregg63 said:
Hello everyone. I am really enjoying riding my 2004, or 2005 as the dealer says it is, Honda VTX 1300R. A couple of questions for all you vets out there. My VTX seems to take a long time to warm up. If I don't run with the choke out for quite awhile. It will stall out. Normal? I do have VH big shots and a KN air cleaner. Sometimes When I stop at an intersection I loose 1st gear. The neutral light comes on and I have a hard time finding 1st gear.

Thanks in advance Gregg
mines kind of a long warm up....some seem to be and others not as bad..try adjusting your clutch out a little at the lever...might help with the shifting problem...other gurus will be along shortly
 

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Where you at in MA?

I know that I've had less of a warm up problem since installing the Jug Huggers on my bike. I usually don't even need to choke it, and even if I do, I only pull it out about 1/4 and run it for a few seconds.
 

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I have the V&H Bigshots with the Honda filter. I very rarely have to use the choke and if I do it's just on cold days to get her started. Have you checked your plugs to see if they are running lean or rich?
 

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Charlie D said:
sounds like you need to open the A/F screw around 1/4 turn bet you are running lean (dealer might do it at no charge)

you need to get into first befor you come to a complete stop or it can be a bitch, if stopped and in neutral all you need to do is let the clutch out a bit and get the gears moved a bit then it will slip in.
spot on advice Charlie D! I had a rejet and K&N fitted and went through a lot of pain with starting and maintaining an idle. my kindly stealer did exactly as you said and now no probs. and don't leave it idling with the choke on for too long, a few minutes is all you should do it for.

I sometimes have the same trouble with finding first when stopped - just drop it into first while still rolling, always a good idea to give a little rev when changing down also - it's sympathetic on the metal bits and sounds ultra cool also.

welcome to the X factor Gregg!
 
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