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Old 07-01-2002, 05:09 PM   #371
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Default VTX peg drag

I've had my VTX for about 3,000 miles. Yes the pegs drag if you ride fast throught the twisties--a lot. But, it gets better with progressive springs in the forks.



Also you need new shocks. The stock ones are throw-aways. I put on Progressive 440's and they are great.



And the seat is pretty bad. My stock seat is up at Russell Long Day being redone. The Corbin Hollywood I have on it now looks cool but is hard as a board.



For a guy like me, on his 32nd bike with nothing to prove and done with his street racer days, this bike is terrific. I love the power and the price was right at $10,900. I intend to putt into my senior years on this thing.



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Old 07-11-2002, 07:15 AM   #372
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Default Re: Honda VTX 1800 Reader Feedback

I've had mine a year and haven't dragged anything...ever. I don't ride THAT agressivily but have stuffed it into some tight turns on occasion and all I rubbed was my heel.
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Old 07-18-2002, 01:05 PM   #373
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Default Re: Picking up my new 2002 VTX Saturday

I am considering buying a VTX. I currently own a Goldwing and I love Honda's box 6 motor. I am concerned about the fuel rev limiter on the VTX. I have heard complaints that the rev limiter kicks in a bit too soon. Does anyone have any comment on this? I was wondering if the Power Commander would alter the stock setting for the rev limiter.
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Old 08-02-2002, 10:05 AM   #374
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I can't believe that no one talks more about this awesome bike. People out there who own them take some time and write about it. Let us know more about why you love your bike and motivate us. I am buying a vtx retro this month and it looks like I will just be posting strings to myself seeing as to how the last person who wrote had done so over 5 months ago. FEAR!
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:13 AM   #375
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Default Re: Honda VTX 1800 Reader Feedback

Have to agrre with Rod. Would like to see some acceleration & 1/4 mile times.
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Old 09-24-2002, 06:27 AM   #376
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Default Re: Honda VTX 1800 Reader Feedback

When will the Japenese remove that ugly tank seam from their bikes!? As far as looks go, the VTX is a step in the right direction, but it's too damn heavy, and that tank seam running underneath looks cheap.
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Old 02-06-2003, 02:00 PM   #377
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Default Re: Honda VTX 1800 Reader Feedback

"The VMax's frame was pitiful even to the Magnas of the day"



Youi've obviously never ridden a 'max back to back with a Magna. A V65 Magna is an scary, evil handling POS next to a "Max.
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Old 02-06-2003, 02:06 PM   #378
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"Is the dragging really that bad?!"



Yes, it is.
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Old 09-28-2003, 02:12 PM   #379
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I just went from a shadow 600. To a VTX 1800 retro. Unbelievable!! I have never even road in anything with that much excelleration. Got to be carfull! Love It! Nothing better for the price. Just put KD Chrome pipes on it. Great sound! Love to talk to you, and share our pleasure with the VTX. markeric@aemail4u.com
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Old 05-16-2004, 11:28 AM   #380
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I have a Yamaha Road Star and am thinking of switching to a VTX 1800. Has anyone ridden both bikes? Is the Vtx greatly superior?

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