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oosoom 09-20-2001 03:17 PM

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I have 2000 miles on my vtx and the balance is perfect. As a matter of fact its so well balanced its easy to ride with my wife on board. handling is much better than I thoughtit would be. Scraping the pegs at first is a little unerving but you realy have to be pushing it to scrape them. just buy a lot of acorn nuts for spares.

I have a question for anyone who has changed the pipes. did you have to reprogram your map? did you have any problem with the bike leaning out? i saw a bike with the cobra slip on and it was blowing black smoke out the back.

docc 09-21-2001 07:08 PM

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Treeman 10-03-2001 10:27 AM

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Did anyone determine how to fix the headlight noise? I've got about 22o miles on my VTX and the vibration has started. Its definitely in the headlight. Is Honda acknowledging a design problem and offering a fix?

klimbra 11-03-2001 06:26 AM

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TOO BIG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOO HEAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


miami1guy 11-27-2001 10:11 AM

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VTXrider 12-12-2001 08:45 AM

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I've owned a total of 16 motorcycles now. The previous two were both Valkyries (a Tourer and an Interstate models) before recently buying my new 2002 VTX 1800! Trading my last Valkyrie in for the new VTX would prompt me to recommend doing the same thing for anyone else considering it. I expect to ride the VTX much more than I ever did my Valkyries and that is due to the immense riding pleasure I'm already deriving from this machine! It's really brought back alot of riding passion for me again, although I had no complaints with either of my Valkyrie!!

hawkrider 01-09-2002 10:22 AM

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I have not riden the VTX. It is a great looking bike, clean with a distinctive look. Is this what a "Cruiser" is supposed to be? I am confused about what defines a "Cruiser".

I own a 1997 Valkyrie Tourer, it was named Cruiser of the decade and lauded by every publication as thee BIG POWER CRUISER. No argument from me, I love the bike and everything about it.

I do not see that the Valk the VTX and the V-Max are all the same class of bike. I know cruisers are the hot seller today. But, should these comparisons and head to head tests be more specific in outlining the capabilities of each machine.

I remember reading tests comparing a 50 some hp Harley to a 100hp Valk. If you went to the comparison sheet it was like a commercial for the Honda.

I dont have the answers, just the questions!

RogerBzVTX 02-07-2002 09:17 AM

Picking up my new 2002 VTX Saturday
Hi folks would just like to introduce my self and say hi! I am just getting involved

with MO and I am glad to see there is an onlime forum. as the title says I'm picking

up my 02 VTX this Saturday, and I am looking forward to the first ride of the season,

But I can wait til winter passes as I am still ridin my Polaris XCR 800

I have riden in the past but it has been 7 years since since I have had a bike under my butt.

My VTX is all stock, but I have a power comander and a set of Vance and Hines Big Shots on order.

What is your opinion on the Power Comander fuel remapping systems for FI??

Have a good one


Bob_Kerry 03-26-2002 04:20 AM

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The pegs drag in hard turns--mostly on the right for me. I just got the progressive springs and shocks which I hope wil cure this but haven't put them on yet.

This bike handles very well at low speed. My 1100RT BMW always felt like it was going to tip over when I paddled around in a parking lot because of the very high center of gravity and the fact that I was on my tip toes.

I love this bike ! It is my 36th bike and it rates high all time. Never, never had a motor this nice.

Bob Kerry


jim_cruise 03-28-2002 02:30 PM

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need some help - just got kuryallyn grips and one grip has black plastic insert - if it goes over throttle sleeve should it come out or what... hope that one doesn't go on left grip!!!

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