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  1. Going on a very very long ride. What should I check/change on the bike before I go?

    General VTX/Motorcycle Topics
    Hey guys! Im blessed enough to be going on a cross country trip very soon on my VTX1300. I have 20,250 miles. I so far have put on new tires , Pirelli route66 , Changed the oil and oil filter , air filter , I have final drive oil on the way oil the mail. Has anyone taken a similar ride ? Is...
  2. Question Oil Smells Like Gas

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    A little history--I smelled the oil when first bought the bike in September, and knew it smelled like gas initially. I followed the advice of some other threads and replaced the FPR and changed the oil/filter before riding. After that, I just rode my heart out and forgot about it. I have gone...
  3. Burning Oil - AGAIN ;)

    Hi there! I have an 06 1300R. I've owned it for 2.5 years and have put 27K on it (orig owner only put 1800 miles on it). I have noticed in the last year that I have an oil problem. I assume burning as there has never been a drop on the garage floor. But there is no smell either to indicate...
  4. OIL in air filter housing.

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    2007 1800R; 10XXX miles. I opened up the air filter housing and there was (clean looking) oil in the bottom of it. Not much, just enough to make a very small but noticeable run/dribble. None seems to be on the filter. This is the first time the filter cover has been off to my knowledge. If...
  5. Is this oil still good or throw it out

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I am no mechanic and was wondering, I found a gallon of Rotella T in my garage I forgot I had. It has to be at least 4 years old. Still sealed, but I was wondering if I should just throw it out or use it in my car (I believe you can mix regular and synthetic oil).
  6. Rotella T6 5w-40 oil for $13.99/gallon or $8.99 after rebate at Advance Auto

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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. Help with first oil change

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hello everyone! New user here and new owner. Just got a 2005 1300 retro. It has 9000 miles on it and I'm going to be changing the oil soon. I have read lots of threads and I'm somewhat confused. Everyone seems to agree on using Shell Rotella 5W-30. I also read that you shouldn't use the...
  9. Question Switching Oil at 6900 miles

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I am currently using regular oil and want to switch to a synthetic. I got a deal for a case of Royal Purple for $30 a case. The problem is I am at 6900 miles on my bike. Will this cause any problems for me? Thanks. ciresmis
  10. Question What fork oil...

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    hey guy just ordered some progressive front springs and the allballs neck bearing.. hoping to get them in this coming weekend.. when i do the front springs im going to replace the fork oil. i was just wondering what is the best fork oil to use.. I will not be using the honda fork oil. I have...
  11. gear oil plug - final drive bolt size

    *** 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...
  12. Synthetic Oil

    General VTX/Motorcycle Topics
    I was thinking of switching to snythetic oil in my 1800. Is it worth the extra money? What brand should I use?
  13. 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.