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  1. Oil change, now bike won't stay running. Help!

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    Hey there. I've been searching for the last couple days for a solution to my problem, but nothing so far. I'm hoping somebody here can help. The other day I was out riding for the first time after I did an oil change and checked all my other fluids. Everything was normal when I took off. I...
  2. Urgent Help Engine won't turn over

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I'm somewhat of a novice when it comes to mechanics. I had just changed the oil in my 2005 VTX 1300S. I didn't realize there were 2 oil plugs. The amount of oil that came out seemed low. I put 3 qts in and like an idiot, assumed all would be fine. As I drove down the street I heard a little...
  3. Question What don't I know about an oil change?

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    I removed the oil filter and the front drain bolt (1800s). But the dipstick still shows that there is oil in the case. I also saw about 1 quart drain from front and back. Do I have to pick up the bike and shake it? :shrug: How do I drain all of the oil? :confused:
  4. Rotella T6 5w-40 oil for $13.99/gallon or $8.99 after rebate at Advance Auto

    General VTX/Motorcycle Topics
    UPDATE: Users are reporting this deal is now dead. Price is still 13.99 when you add to the cart, but when you try to check out the price changes to 22.99. No bargain. 1-Gallon Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully Synthetic Motor Oil $9 after $5 rebate + Free Store Pickup Time to stock...
  5. New member introduction and oil change question

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hey everyone, New member here out of York, Pa. Been riding my vtx 1300c for 2 1/2 years now, and just found this site. Already love the site. It's that time for my oil change, and was wondering if I should just tackle myself. Is it that challanging? IS there any link to easy instructions? I am...
  6. Question Dealer Suggested 600 Mile Service?

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    I just picked up an F2 last month and my dealer said to bring it back at 600 miles for it's first check up/oil change. My manual shows 4,000 for the first one. Is the dealer trying to get service $ out of me? When should I really do the first oil change (which I'll do myself) and is there a...
  7. Question VTX Oil Change- Math for Dummies

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    OK...I'm either losing my basic math skills or I'm just plain missing something. Here was my oil change procedure: Buy 4 quarts of oil and a new HiFlo HF204 oil filter. Remove BOTH drain plugs and the old oil filter. Sit on the bike and rock it a bit. Replace both plugs and slap on the new...
  8. Castrol GPS vs. Mobil MX4T Oil

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Are they equally well suited for my 1300C? What is thegoing price for these oils where you shop? In my area, Castrol GPS is $8.49qt., Mobil MX4T is $9.99 qt.
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