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  1. Suspension / Frame / Body
    I just completed the 1800 to 1300 final drive swap. It did everything I wanted it to do & was easy to swap. I have a 2002 VTX1800C. My goal was to reduce the top-end RPM & increase fuel mileage. I bought a VTX1300 final drive off Ebay ($75). The gear ratio is the only difference between the two...
  2. Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    For those of you who have swapped or replaced final drives does the swing arm get removed? Or how do you get the shaft into the u joint? Is it just slip in before buttoning up the new final drive? I have Clymer's manual but it's not clear to me. My Honda service manual is somewhere in storage...
  3. Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    Swapping out final drive after losing 2 drive shafts in 20K, need tips & tools info Hi Gents and gals, Long time VTX cafe'er, new log on since it's been awhile. Long story short once my VTX1800R hit 106,000 miles I have since had two and likely now a 3rd drive shaft & coupling round out. So I...
  4. 1800 Parts /Accessories For Sale
    I have a polished 1300 differential that was on my 1800. I put the 1800 differential back on. I liked the low rpm cruising and long first/second gear with the 1300 final drive... but at heart, I'm more of a torque lover. The part is in great shape inside and out. I will sell for $80 plus shipping.
  5. Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I have been following a thread on another forum regarding shaft vs chain vs belt. One guy (who claims to be a mechanic) gave a long list of stuff he has to do to maintain the shaft drive on his Vulcan 750. I have owned several shaft drive bikes, and never had to do more than just change the oil...
  6. *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    regarding the final drive gear oil plug-- the outer nut size is 17mm. honda was able to tell me the thread diameter is 14mm but could not tell me the thread pitch. i went to autozone and bought a bunch of oil plugs. the correct size is 14M 1.50 (cost $2.99 including washer) when i tried to...
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