If I'm not mistaken, the gas tank for 02-03 will not interchange with later years. Also true for the fenders?
What about the engine? Are all VTX 1800 engines interchangeable?
That's not known yet, it depends on which option I take.What are you replacing?
Did he have piston slap?
The engines are exactly the same from 2002-2008 all models. However, they did change some of the sensors plugs are different so the wire harness are different. Not a huge deal, just have to change the connections to them
Yes I understood that about the enginves. I found threads here that had the 03 and 04 R tanks as being the same, but remembered you and others saying the 03 and 04 were not interchangeable. So I just again had a bike lined up, said 2003 in the craigslist ad, but talking with him, it's an 04, verified with Ron Ayers with the VIN. So that's the third deal that has fallen through for one or another reason, including the one with a bad motor. I have a perfect 03 here except the motor, and don't think I can get my money back parting it out. I'd rather keep it around, buy another 03, and have a full set of spare parts. The tank at Ron Ayers was no longer made for the 03, and $2004 for the 04. The tank, fender, and forks are worth what I paid for the bike. So I'm passing on the 04. But, I think I have another nice 03 lined up, but I ain't saying any more.All I was saying was the engines are the same. No, the tanks are very different from the early years to the latter years and from model to model they vary as the dashes on the tanks are very different from model to model.