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I’ve been in the market for a new bike and came across a really nice blue VTX1800 w/88k miles on it for $3,000. Is that a good price? I know nothing else about the bike....

I've read they can go the distance, but I’m not intimately familiar with what’s a good price on high mileage bikes. There’s one at a Harley dealer in my area with the same miles but for $5000. Any thoughts?
 

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what about the YEAR of the bike ????
VTX1800 was made from 2002 to 2008

any big bore bike for 3,000 dollars that runs well is dirt cheap.
as a VTX1800 was a 12,000 to 15,000 dollars NEW.

my 05 1800 "F" has 91,000 miles and I got it NEW 2/2005
its a Honda, water cooled, driveshaft. and designed to go the distance.
 

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I have a 2003 VTX 1800c with 72k and have no plans on getting rid of it. I am getting ready to put new shocks on the rear but that is it. I have added crash-bars, speakers, replaced the coolant reservoir with ease.

If you pass on this bike let me know where it is and I may pick it up myself.
 

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How long has it been sitting, and is all maintenances done to the bike verified? If it's been sitting for 6 mo. to a year, it needs some love to be 100% safe and reliable. Look on the sidewalls for a 4 digit mfg. code that tells the week and yr. of mfg. More than 4-5 years old, regardless of how much tread, the tires get hard, lose their grip, start dry rot. Have the battery fully charged, and 100 amp LOAD tested like a car battery. It can show 12+ volts, but have a weak cell or 2, and leave you sitting somewhere. The 1800 with its FI system and computer is highly dependent on a fully functioning electrical system. Many of us keep their bikes on a Battery Tender every time it's not being ridden. All fluids are hygroscopic meaning they draw water, and need changed every 2-3 years at least. Coolant, brake/ clutch fluid, final drive oil, fork oil, final drive splines need a re-coat of Moly 77 paste, not grease, every 10K mi. Lube disc pad slider pins. Sounds like a fair price. These bikes can go for up to 200K mi. at least! If maintenances are done. Best bang for the buck, and many here to help you with your questions.
 

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I have a 2003 VTX 1800c with 72k and have no plans on getting rid of it. I am getting ready to put new shocks on the rear but that is it. I have added crash-bars, speakers, replaced the coolant reservoir with ease.

If you pass on this bike let me know where it is and I may pick it up myself.
There are 2 VTX 1800's at www.kenandjoes.com (they're in Santa Clarita, CA) The one I'm looking at is a 2003 for $2,999, the other is a red 2004 w/14,340 miles on it for $5,999. I'm in no rush as I still have 2 months until I move out that way.
 

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Welcome

what about the YEAR of the bike ????
VTX1800 was made from 2002 to 2008

any big bore bike for 3,000 dollars that runs well is dirt cheap.
as a VTX1800 was a 12,000 to 15,000 dollars NEW.

my 05 1800 "F" has 91,000 miles and I got it NEW 2/2005
its a Honda, water cooled, driveshaft. and designed to go the distance.
It's a 2003. 2003 Honda® VTX1800 C00071 | Ken & Joe's
 

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I have a 2003 VTX 1800c with 72k and have no plans on getting rid of it. I am getting ready to put new shocks on the rear but that is it. I have added crash-bars, speakers, replaced the coolant reservoir with ease.

If you pass on this bike let me know where it is and I may pick it up myself.

There's a 2003 VTX1300 with 21600 miles for $2999 in San Diego, which is where I'll be getting stationed. My reason for getting a bigger cruiser is I have family in the Temecula area and want a bike to commute the ~150 round trip vice taking my truck all the time.
 

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There's a 2003 VTX1300 with 21600 miles for $2999 in San Diego, which is where I'll be getting stationed. My reason for getting a bigger cruiser is I have family in the Temecula area and want a bike to commute the ~150 round trip vice taking my truck all the time.
Main benefit of the 1300's....single pin crank. They sound WAAAAYYY better.;)(y)
 

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my mantra " Go Big or stay on the porch "
since 1972,, I have always purchased the biggest Honda they made.:)
Well that's because you're a giant. :p

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Hey hey hey, BooBoo. Leeetttts go grab a pick-a-nick basket!
 

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Sorry for the de-rail. Couldn't help myself.
 
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