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  1. Question An ODD electrical issue

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    So, getting her warmed up for the season, running a little rough. Seems to be going through fuel at 2x. Ok, spark plugs? Yep, pretty much end of life, so changed them. But my bike has a wierd thing, the key can be taken out while it's running. So, oops, I left it on. Come out the next...
  2. 1800c won't crank -- help!

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    So I turn the key, instrument panel lights up (kickstand up, in neutral). Hit the kill switch, and the injectors engage strong, headlight comes on strong. When I push the ignition switch, the headlight dims, nothing else happens, except a barely audible click (when ignition switch is released)...
  3. Question Battery Trouble

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Long time lurker first time poster here. Having some trouble with the battery on my 2010 Stateline. Like an idiot, I left the key in the ignition one day at work and it stayed like that for about 8 hours. Needless to say, the battery died. I first tried to bump start the bike but that was a...
  4. Question Possible electrical issue

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Ok so at t he tech session we solved the dreaded VTX wobble but now on my way home, I noticed my speeddometer fluctuating from around 70 ( about actual speed) and just drop off down to as low as 0 and bounce anywhere in between. Also a few times the bike stuttered and the odometer would shut off...
  5. Great Deal on 1300 battery! $33

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    This was such a great deal, I had to post. http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/92422/amazon-acdelco-motorcycle-powersports-batteries-leadacid-conventional-or-agm-batteries Mine uses the ATX14BS. You have to be logged in to Amazon to see the low price. I just paid $90 for the one on my Magna...wish...
  6. Battery Tender and 12 volt Acessory Question

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I know these 2 topics have been threaded before, but I am a bit confused about some things. I would like to purchase a battery tender and a 12 volt acc. I undertsand that I just connect the pigtail straight to the battery for the tender. I have then seen that I have a couple of options for the...
  7. Dead Battery

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    So...I stupidly left the key turned on for my 1300S this morning. I didn't realize it for about 3 hours, and now the battery is dead. I'm going to invest in a tender this afternoon anyway, but my questions are these... Did I ruin the battery? Will it charge back up with the tender? If I need a...
  8. How much power draw?

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I have a 2004 VTX 1300C which I just bought used. I already hooked up the connection for my electric clothing heater to the battery, and am about to hook up a 12V "cigarette lighter' socket. I actually have 2 sockets and want to know how much I can hook up to the battery before I cause a...
  9. Question Speedo and trip go dead and then a minute or so later so does the bike

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Speedo and trip go dead and then a minute or so later so does the bike….. I have an 07 VTX 1300r with 45k original owner miles. In the middle of a long ride my battery died (I figured the battery had a few miles so I replaced it during the trip). After replacing the battery I started for home...
  10. Tachometer needle on the wrong side of the resting pin!

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Good day, I recently did some electrical trouble shooting...was chasing phantoms with regards to the charging system, stand switch and battery itself. Anyhow, in the process, it was determined all was well, just needed a new battery despite the ominous indications of something else being wrong...
  11. Question Electrical Problems...no start!

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hi there, Had my 1300C out for a weekend ride, all was well. Just when I came back to put her in the garage I put her in gear with the stand still down (doh!!!) and it cut out as it should. However, I cannot get her started again. Initially, not even the console lights came on. However, after...
  12. Check Your Battery Cables!!!

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Took my Ulitimate Big Boy seat off to see about doing the "pin mod" (which I'm not, btw) and decided to check the battery cables, as I have read countless threads and answers regarding them being loose. I bought the bike new about 1 year ago, almost to the day. Sure enough, I pushed each one...
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