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  1. Bike engine keeps stalling in 1st gear, choke NOT staying in pulled position

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hey guys, So I took my '04 VTX1300 for a ride today. Started it up, gave it a couple of throttle rolls and since it's a hot summer day, I didn't think I'd need to wait for long. So I rode around the blocks for 3-4 minutes. As soon as I reached a stop sign at an intersection (in 1st gear) and...
  2. "Throwing My Hands Up" in Houston - 1300C Engine Issues

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    Hello from Houston, I have had some recent issues with my 2006 VTX1300C. I got sick and ended up doing what I said I would never do. The bike has sat up in my garage for more than a year. Aside from this blunder which is completely my fault, I have not been able to get the bike running. I...
  3. Carb AF setting frustration

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Background 04 1300c Hypercharger, VH Big Shots jets: 200/58 NGK plugs new, Stock needle with one shim I've messed with fine tuning this bike for more than 8 months with mostly success (recently trying to lean out slightly to get plugs a little more on the brown side). I've had...
  4. Bypass fuel pump

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    2003 VTX1300R... bike just stalled for no reason.. has full tank of gas...tried tapping the pump, no go....connected the hose from the pump to the carb directly to the filter from the tube out of the pitcock... stalled again after a bit....removed that tube and just used the tube from the...
  5. Carb kit for rebuild? Needed?

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    All, So, my VTX has run like crap since I got it. Basically, the transition from idle to main jets it about as bad as it an be with all the "coughing" the engine does. Even goosing to squirt a bit of fuel from accelerator pump is not helping. Three turns out on the A/F screw makes it less...
  6. Looking for answers

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I have a 2004 1300C and I have it broken down with the Tins sent out for paint. While it is out I'm wanting to add a Hyper-Charger, do the "Scar" mod, do the "Par Mod" but I'm nervous the carb will never run right again. I have the VH Long Shots and I'm told if I add the Hyper Charger it will...
  7. Urgent Help 2007 VTX 1300c - Unable to accelerate without backfire

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    Bought the bike in 2009 with 2400 miles, now have about 19k and kept up with routine maintenance every 4k at reputable dealer (Team Powersports in Garner, NC). *About three years ago drilled out pipes (loved the results!), added K&N filter for extra air flow. *Started getting backfire on...
  8. Stock vs. Factory Pro Needle

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    Recently did some carb work using the Factory Pro Stage 3 kit, and got great advice from others on the Cafe. One topic that many people commented about was the difference between the stock and FP needle. Took this picture (hope resolution is OK) to show others the visual difference in the...
  9. Carb damage? Won't take quick throttle

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    Being the genius auto mechanic that I am I tried something very common place on a automobile carburetor when there are running issues. I thought I may have a jet blockage so I tried to choke the carb at wide open throttle. Now the bike won't take anything but a very slow roll on the throttle. If...
  10. Urgent Help sealed pilot screw

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I am trying to adjust my pilot screw but it was factory sealed with a glued on hex nut. After twisting it off I can't get the D-socket will not fit on because the hole is filled with some type of glue. What can I do? Is this common or just my carb? Please Help :banghead:
  11. Cold Starts

    General VTX/Motorcycle Topics
    Hey I've been having trouble with cold starts in the morning. When i choke the motorcycle it starts, runs for awhile, floods out, and won't start back up until i pull the gas line, drain it, and then it will start again. Does anyone else have that problem or is it just me? What could cause that...
  12. Lean/Rich Carburetor Adjustments

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    So for the past week I have been reading dozens of threads and pages of posts. I have found tons of great pieces of advice that have worked for members, but nothing seemed to be located in one thread (you have to read...sometimes...10-20 pages before you come to an answer). PLEASE CHECK END...
  13. VTX 1300 Carburetor Adjustment

    Performance Upgrades/Mods
    You may have just purchased a new exhaust and/or air intake and are wondering how you should "tune" the carburetor. First off if you just "fire the bike up" with the new parts installed, THE BIKE WILL RUN. Depending on how "free flowing" the aftermarket parts are that you installed the bike will...