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  1. Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Thank you in advance for your help! Brakes work But ...... Brake Light Stays on after installing New Front Brake Switch I ride a 2005 VTX 1300R. My rear brake light is working correctly when the foot brake is engaged. However, engaging the handbrake did not turn the light on. I Replaced the...
  2. Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hey guys -- Really hoping I can get some help here. I can't ride my bike and the season is almost over... I don't have much experience (anything but an oil change) with maintaining/working on my Honda VTX1300S. I really want to get to know my bike and learn how to work on it on my own. All in...
  3. Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    This seemed to start after I re-mounted my rim (replaced the front tire) last season. I followed the steps from Bare's VTX page as far as keeping the pinch bolts loose and slamming the front brake a few times (and even bumping tire into a curb) to supposedly set things into their proper...
  4. Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hey Everyone! I have an 2007 VTX1300c with around 19k miles and an aftermarket exhaust. After taking the bike out of storage this winter (heated garage, under a cover) the rear brake pedal began to stick and didn't return properly. I took off the metal plate over the rear master cylinder and...
  5. Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    After replacing my front tire and following Barrass Choppers method of making sure the wheel is centered in the forks (to keep the left brake from dragging), my brakes were pretty quiet. After a couple thousand miles of traveling 2 up and pulling the Bushtec, my passenger said innocently, "man...
  6. Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Greetings all, I am a considering a VTX R. I love everything about the bike...except the fact that the front brake rotar is on the left sie (IMHO) is a dumb as place to put it) kinda takes away from the best side of the bike. Any way to move it to the left side?? thanks in advance! tbone
  7. Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Just bought my '06 1300c and have noticed a thick black oily smudge on the full circumference of the rotor. I'm guessing that it's something to do with the caliper leaking? Or is there maybe another spot I should check for a leak? Also, does this mean my pads are shot? My bike only has 6510...
  8. Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hi, sortof a noob question but I've noticed my front brake fluid is well below the "level" indicator and I think it's getting lower every month, nearly below the little circular window now. I'm wondering (a) how crucial is brake fluid level to the longevity of the front brakes, (b) how to top...
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