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Honda VTX

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by GUNZEALOT, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. GUNZEALOT

    GUNZEALOT Up all night

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    I'm looking at a Honda VTX 1300C. It's an 2005 with 3000 miles. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with it, likes, dislikes. Dealer is asking $7000, which seems reasonable.
     
  2. BlackPaladin

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    I drive the R model quite a bit, and I like it, reasonable acceleration, good torque curve. I do think the C model would be better lookswise. For some reason I have a feeling that $7,000.00 is a bit high, as I am seeing them go in central MN for the 6ish range, but either way you will like the bike!! good luck
     

  3. Ralphumor

    Ralphumor NRA Life Member

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    My dad has a 05 1300 C...The one dislike that I have is the (plastic) chrome piece that goes around the speedometer rattles. Ole one more thing, the seat is hard as a rock. Plenty of power and good looks....Hope you get what you are looking for.
     
  4. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

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    Dealers here and on ebay are selling leftover 2006 for $900.more. Your call Good Luck and Ride Safe:thumbsup:
     
  5. Upgrayedd

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    Take the dash screws out. Put rubber o rings on the screws, then put them back in.
    :thumbsup:
     
  6. Lone Wolff

    Lone Wolff Tire World...

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    Sounds a little high to me as well. New 2007's are $8850 OTD.

    The C model IS definitely the nicest looking off all the variants. The R, S, and N have too much fender for my tastes.
     
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    Vtx price is supposed to go up by next month. The $500 rebate from Honda is about to run out. I still think 7 grand is too much for a used one, but not by too much.
     
  8. Timotheous46

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    $500 rebate?
    I didn't see anything about that on the Honda website. Can you give any details?
     
  9. Timotheous46

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    I just found the rebate and printed out the paperwork. My local dealer didn't mention this option 10 days ago when I purchased my 2007 VTX. I am not Happy with my dealer. :steamed:

    As a side note, :woohoo: I LOVE the bike. I'll post pictures of my new toy later.

    Tim
     
  10. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

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    My friend has one and I got to ride it all day one day. It has lots of torque down low but it does not rev fast. It is quick in a straight line. The floorboards scrape the pavement if you lean very far at all. You have to get used to squaring off the turns much slower than usual if you are used to a bike that handles well. If you are looking for a cruiser it is the bike to buy. I had a whole lot of fun riding it. My bike is Yamaha FZ1.
     
  11. Upgrayedd

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    new tires and tune up
     
  12. GUNZEALOT

    GUNZEALOT Up all night

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    I looked around and didn't find a better deal for the amount I wanted to spend. I also didn't want to wait around much longer. The bike came with a sissy bar, windshield, and highway bars. I've had it for a couple weeks and really like it.
     
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    The C model is my favorite looking of the VTX's.

    Ditch the granny gear! I'd remove the backrest, crash bars, and windshield and sell them to make some money back. The bike will look much sharper.

    That headlight is the best looking of all cruisers! I wanted to fit one on my (recently sold) V-Star 650, but the headlight runs about $600!

    Good luck and enjoy the bike.
     
  14. Laszlo

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    I`am gonna put on the flame suit on first before I say this.....



    .....get the 1800. More power better sound.
     
  15. Timotheous46

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    I tried the 1800. A little too big and a little too top heavy for my preferances.
    The 1300 has plenty of power and a nice ride.

    tim
     
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    OT, but 16shots. I love your avatar. Hand Banana rules!
     
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    Tonight....you....
     
  18. Lone Wolff

    Lone Wolff Tire World...

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    Hey GUNZEALOT...After seeing what accessories it has, and the mileage, I think it's a fair deal. Originally I wasn't sure, but that is a really nice bike for seven large. If I was to be in the market for a cruiser, that'd definitely be something on the top of the list.

    And personally, I like the sissy bar/luggage rack, and windscreen.

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  19. Ralphumor

    Ralphumor NRA Life Member

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    You make that sound so easy! :supergrin: I will be sure to pass that on to him THANKS ALOT! I am trying to get him to ride down to the Dragon on July 8th and 9th.
     
  20. GUNZEALOT

    GUNZEALOT Up all night

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    Ralphumor, I did the o-ring thing following these directions. It stopped some of the rattle, but the speedometer is still rattling. I'm going to try putting a piece of rubber between the speedometer and the housing.

    Here's the o-ring directions...copied from someone else...

    Speedometer housing rattle
    1. Remove the bottom 3 screws holding on the housing.
    2. Remove the gas cap.
    3. Remove the housing and let it dangle near the radiator.
    4. Put the gascap back on (so nothing falls in)
    5. take some #7 (3) o-rings and dab some RTV silicone on one side (Or just spit on 'em)
    6. Center them over the screwholes on the 3 metal tank tabs.
    7. Reinstall housing.

    Trick with the o-rings is that you want the shoulder of the bolt to be able to pass through....with the compression happenning between the housing and the tabs - not between the screw and the o-ring. #7's are just the right size. Hope that makes sense