Honda VTX 1300 vs VTX 1800
John

Murfreesboro, TN

#165 Dec 19, 2012
Joseph wrote:
Need some help i'm looking to get my first bike. Looking into the Honda 1300 or the 1800 im 6'3 270 i been taking some classes here in chicago but they got the 250's not much but im looking to buy something once and dont want to upgrade in the future im looking to take long rides so i need so good advised from some motorcycle veterans thanks!!!!
I would get a 1800 I have one and love it and the power is their if you need it you will love the 1800
shadow98man

Greensboro, NC

#166 Dec 31, 2012
Hay fellow riders I am in the market for a bike ether a vtx 1300 or the 1800 I had lots of bikes my 98 shadow 750 was my fave I got a 87 yamaha venture royale 1300 now its a good bike with good power but I cant sreach out on it like my shadow. Me and my wife ride im 210 and 511 she is 170 and 5/7.this will be the last bike i buy for a long time and i dont have to wont for power or comford im going to add faring and hard bags with trunk on back so about 350 or 400 pounds more on bike so 1300 or 1800 we ride in mountions and town some hwy tell me what you think and thanks for any help on this mater. ride safe.

Since: Dec 12

Greensboro, NC

#167 Dec 31, 2012
mithsoss wrote:
ihave a 2002 ace 750 and top speed is 70m anybody know what is the top speed for this bike imay need a tune up ???? thanks
I had a 98 shadow it would do about 112 mhp and im 210 pounds so yea there is something wong i had k&n air filter and drag 2 pipes that was all i added.
Doc

Fayetteville, AR

#168 Feb 1, 2013
henry wrote:
looking at a 2003 vtx1300s for 5k. has 11.5k miles. looks great. is this a good price for the milage? what millage is scarey for that model?
I ride a 2005 1300c. It has been well maintained and has 49,700 miles. The engine still runs great, lots of power. I have taken some long rides on "Caldonia" and would hop on her now and go anywhere. Great bikes!
smoothgrade1

Wilmer, AL

#169 Feb 14, 2013
henry wrote:
looking at a 2003 vtx1300s for 5k. has 11.5k miles. looks great. is this a good price for the milage? what millage is scarey for that model?
I have a 2005 1300R with 40,000 plus miles. No problems, love the bike.
1203 Harley

United States

#170 Mar 13, 2013
I have a Harley Davidson now and looking to buy a VTX1300 or VTX1800 don't know witch one to get?
Harold

Monroe, LA

#171 Apr 10, 2013
kyle wrote:
I have a 2007 Honda Shadow 1100. I am thinking about getting a VTX 1800. I'm 6'1 and about 230, and I think the bigger bike would be better for my size. Any thoughts?
I hanky ride in25 years. Bought a virago 1100 just to see if I'd ride and I did albeit not as much cause the bike felt to small for me. I'm 5'11" 240 at that time two months ago I got a great deal on an 03 vtx 1800c. Had 2400 miles. Now has 4000 and got a 100 mile trip planned next week. Also I am now 195 lbs and love this bike the raw power and love the feel of this big bike. She's my beast and she and I are a perfect union.
Phil

United States

#172 May 2, 2013
Just bought a 1300c , I love it . Handles well , has plenty of pull and I am a brand new rider . The 1300 is the perfect bike for beginner or expert rider . Only complaint is I find myself looking for a 6th gear on the freeway .
Good luck
Paco

Garza García, Mexico

#173 May 3, 2013
Does anyone could give me your opinion?. I'm torn by vtx 1800 vtx 2002 model or 1300 model 2006 both offer me the same price. For what I decide?
Desertriders

AOL

#174 Aug 28, 2013
i`m waiting on honda to put the VTX 1800 in the fury then you`ll have a great bike .and if they do i`ll buy one
Rich B

Chesapeake, OH

#175 Sep 9, 2013
I bought a used 2002 VTX1800R2 with 6,000 miles about-six months ago and love the huge pick up and feel. However, the bike has a shimmy that is getting more significant as the miles roll up. It feels like the fix would be in the verticle major steering bolt/bearing assymbly. Is there a periodic adjustment that is required? What type of wrench works best?
Maurie

Burwood, Australia

#176 Oct 11, 2013
My wife and I both ride 1800 x;s our first x is a 2001 with 86000 kms on with regular servicing every
5000 kms this bike has proved itself in all weather conditions including duststorms and snow ,it scrapes easily and will pass anything except a petrol bowser,it has been chipped ,piped hyped and dynoed when having a crack top gear is not engaged until 200 kmh is achieved ,with the wide motor when it is cold you can put your feet on the rear pegs and press your knees onto the top of the motor and keep warm ,this is the only bike that I have ridden that you can achieve this on, when your legs are on the rear pegs it takes the pressure off of your tailbone and has given us 1000 kms a day quite achievable with warm comfort , they are factory fitted with slipper clutches so if you power on too hard and soon the will slip so no damage occures to the drivetrain .We have kept our second x as stock and it has factory flames which glow like fire in passing headlights .Pity they were discontinued because they are a remarkable motorbike.
R6er

Arlington, TX

#177 Nov 9, 2013
Its a MASEVE cruiser! Learn to ride better or get a bike you can turn.
Maurie

Burwood, Australia

#178 Nov 10, 2013
Yes I agree that they tend to strait line if you overcook a corner but when riders learn that all you have to achieve for good cornering is to engine brake into the corner and power out in the exit of the corner, fun and achivement are expirenced ,when the correct gear is engaged brakes become needed only when unplanned speed needs to be bled,the massive capacity of these motors to compression brake is a great asset and fun to use
2 x nam vet

Bakersfield, CA

#179 Nov 15, 2013
I'VE BEEN RIDING BIKES SINCE I WAS 15 GOLDWINGS, VTX 1300C,1800C, BOTH ARE GOOD BIKES I FOUND MY 03 VTX1800 WITH ONLY 455 MILES ON HER I HAD TO PUT A FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR ON HER RIGHT AFTER I BOUGHT IT 2011 I JUST TURNED 64 ON VETERAN'S DAY I'M 5-6 AT 195LBS I HAVE TO ADMIT THE BIKE FEELS A BIT HEAVY BUT I WON'T LET THAT STAND IN MY WAY ONCE ON THE ROAD IT'S SMOOTH AS GLASS. ALTHOUGH THE BIKE DOES HAVE 1 ISSUE ITS HAPPENED A FEW TIMES IT SEEMS WHEN I HAVE TO COME TO A STOP THE BIKE JUST QUITS RUNNING ON ME AND I HAVE TO PULL OFF THE ROAD AFTER I SIT 2 TO 4 HOURS THE BIKE WILL START RIGHT UP I'VE TO FIGURE THIS PROBLEM OUT BUT I STILL LOVE THE BIKE.
Maurie

Burwood, Australia

#180 Nov 16, 2013
Sounds like fuel to me,the only times I have had the X cut out is when it is getting so low on fuel that when you are braking into a corner or downhill all the remaining fuel travels to the front of the tank and starves the pump,this is the last sign before you stop dead.When this sign happens you have about 5 minutes of fuel left, no amount of shaking will revive the motor without refueling.
Before you spend a lot of money on mechanical expertise check the breather on the fuel system a restriction can impair the fuel pumps capacity to deliver adequate fuel for correct injector pressure operation,A small piece of plastic floating around in the fuel tank can also create the same symptoms
2 x nam vet

Bakersfield, CA

#181 Nov 18, 2013
Hey thanks for the information, I have filled the tank still would not start. I did purchase one of those spark plug testers at auto zone so next time I'm on a trip and it happens I will be able to test to see if it has a spark or not maybe I will be able to get this figured out.
Maurie

Melbourne, Australia

#182 Nov 18, 2013
Does the fuel pump audibly start and stop when you first turn the key on, the fuel system works under full pressure and only releases enough fuel for its measured rate at a specific timed cordinate in the command system.If there is no power to the pump it will not function,eg turn the key on or off.
rob

San Mateo, CA

#183 Feb 12, 2014
just turned 18 and riding a 2004 vtx 1300 as my first bike. rides great! got all the power i need. my bike has never needed choke it just shoots smoke when choke is on, runs great every day.
hard krome after market exhaust and a hyper charge air intake only 7,300 miles
merlin

United States

#184 Feb 26, 2014
I started again (after 20yrs not riding) on a 82 Yamaha 650. being 6ft 250lb it was to small, traded up to a 83 GL1100 goldwing. now I've heard alot about the vtx1300 being easier to handle but coming from the GW I liked the vtx1800s I bought, with no trouble in handling or weight. guess just used to the bigger bike.

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