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  1. starter-->relay-->switch-->torque limiter-->?

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    2004 VTX1300c 40k miles in South Florida My current question (the rest of this post may not be necessary to read): How does one diagnose a bad torque limiter? The problem: I had ridden about 45 miles and stopped for gas. I tried to start the bike back up. I thought I could hear the starter...
  2. Custom Starter button and Kill Switch

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I want to 3D print a custom starter button and kill switch on my '04 1300s. Can the switch assembly be taken apart far enough to remove the stock red kill switch and black starter button?
  3. Question Strange Starter Behavior

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    Annual spring startup: I went to my VTX 1800-C, turned key, hit starter... starter engaged, but the battery was not strong enough to start it up. Tried charging battery, then had battery tested: NO GOOD! Bought NEW battery, installed it. Turned key on, hit the starter button.... NOTHING...
  4. Urgent Help 1800c no power

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    Hey all -- Just installed a new OEM starter relay solenoid, turned the key, instrument panel lit up strong. Hit the kill switch, injectors engaged strong. Pushed the ignition button, got half a crank, then everything went dead. Did I blow a fuse? While installing the solenoid, I did arc from...
  5. 1800c won't crank -- help!

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    So I turn the key, instrument panel lights up (kickstand up, in neutral). Hit the kill switch, and the injectors engage strong, headlight comes on strong. When I push the ignition switch, the headlight dims, nothing else happens, except a barely audible click (when ignition switch is released)...
  6. Urgent Help Electrical Issues! Starter?

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    NOTE: This issue was QUICKLY solved with the expert help of several totally awesome experts on this forum :mosh: Thanks a ton guys! ANOTHER NOTE: If you need a starter solenoid (relay) or a starter motor, use the resources at the end of this thread to save big money :) 2003 1800. So here it...
  7. No response from the starter button!

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    I have a problem that has been progressing over the last few months... When I hit the starter, the headlight turns off, but the starter doesn't turn, or make any noise at all. This happens for the first few tries, then suddenly, the bike will start just fine. I dont do anything to help it, I...
  8. Bike won't start with starter switch

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    2003 1300S: Went out for a ride this afternoon and bike started up fine. Stopped to grab some lunch and bike won't start. Turn key and blinkers work, shows to be in neutral, and kill switch is off. Call friend and he helps me get a running start and pop the clutch and it starts up. Come home...
  9. For Sale: Spring Cleaning!!!

    1300 Parts /Accessories For Sale
    Pretty much everything off of B2 old engine. Priced as follows...more miscellaneous parts available, just ask me I probably have it in a box. Starter $20 Stator $100 Cylinder Head covers set of 4 $200 Radiator pipes $20 Crankcase with clutch $200 Chrome covers $20 a piece. Let me...
  10. Question Is my starter going bad?

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I recently noticed that my starter seems sluggish. I hit the starter button and it sort of "bogs down" before it kicks in and starts the bike. I just installed a new battery and expected a faster start. So, is my starter going bad? Thanks for any replies. :patriot:
  11. Urgent Help No starter crank

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Greetings! I rode my '09 VTX 1300 all weekend with no problems at all. When I came out of the restaurant after having dinner I went to start her up but the starter wouldn't crank at all. Kill switch was on, bike was in neutral, etc. The lights were on and the horn worked. I then pushed the...
  12. rain and the starter relay switch

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Has anybody had an issue with heavy rains and the motor dying? Im not sure that it is the starter relay switch yet only cuz i poured 6 glasses of water on the 'area' and it kept running. At this point i am still confused. Hopefully somebody here has had the same problem and has fixed it....i...
  13. Help bike sometimes wont start

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hi all... I have an issue here I hope someone has an idea about. I thought this was a battery problem as the bike does have a few years and over 24000 miles, but the new battery apparently wasnt the fix needed. This happens at various times.. no rhyme or reason. Press the start switch and...
  14. Question Electrical start!

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Hi there, Had my 1300C out for a weekend ride, all was well. Just when I came back to put her in the garage I put her in gear with the stand still down (doh!!!) and it cut out as it should. However, I cannot get her started again. Initially, not even the console lights came on. However, after...
  15. Bad Starter, maybe? I dunno......

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    have an 07 1300, when ever i hit the starter i get a buzzing sound like a game show buzzer, and of course it doesnt start. is this a bad starter? if so, how easy is it to replace? this bike is almost brand new and has less than a thousand miles on it, should this be happening this soon? its...