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Old 11-19-2011, 06:31 AM   #1
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Yes VA, the Honda VTX is an ADV bike...

I just rode home a new - to me - VTX 1800c.
What a beast - so happy with my serious upgrade!
I have searched for other VTX posts - did I just buy a non-ADVRider bike??



Talk to me people

Pictures soon!
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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24 hours and no reply...

I think you may have bought a non-adv bike

I had a buddy who laid down 60000 miles in two years on his, many of them beside me blasting gravel roads. It's a do all bike that gets about the same mileage as a Honda Accord.

Not for me, but I'm not you.

Congrats on the new ride.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:16 AM   #3
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forgot to add...

IT'S A ROAD WARRIOR FOR SURE!!!!
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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Who said VTX1800 is not an ADV bike ???
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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Question The black beast and my boy

Thanks for the kind words - I feel certain I will be making long rides and posting soon

- Maybe i should start a VTX thread?

What do you think?
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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Great new ride you got there mate !!!
I think adventure VTX thread would be a great idea ,I'm all for it. I remember seeing more folks that own X's on this great forum. There are Goldwing and Valkyrie threads here in "Road Warriors" so why not VTX. I think I even remember a ride report involving VTX1800 . It is a great bike after all and i should say very underrated ...
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:19 PM   #7
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I figure any thing you can put bags on is potentially an adv bike.
Enjoy it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:35 AM   #8
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You can always ride it out here in Los Angeles. I am sure that would be quiet an adventure, of course if your in Houston dodging pot holes that too is an adventure. Nice looking bike. I dig those seats.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:43 AM   #9
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Back in '05 I had one. Like riding a catapult. Any gear at any speed, twist the throttle and you launch. Had it up to 120 but the X had not begun to slow. Great brakes, comfortable ride, good suspension, poor fuel economy @ 30mpg even with a light wrist, felt very heavy, sounds like an outboard motor, very rough on tires. Traded it for a 1300 X. The 1800 was a fun ride, but for a lightweight like me, the 1300 was a better choice.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #10
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very nice!
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:16 PM   #11
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I rode this beast to work

Of course with the drought we have had here in Texas - 40 freaking inches behind in precipitation - that's rain y'all - I got to ride 1 day and the next - today - it rained - Praise God for the rain - but Come On Man....

Had a great 60 mile commute - happy happy lad!
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #12
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Observations after 100 miles

1> I am an idiot - 3.5 gals of gas in a 4 gal tank right after low fuel light causes - OVERFLOW

1> - Lesson - BE CAREFUL when filling this beast on the side stand

2> 65 on an 883 is different then 65 on an 1800

2> - Lesson - lopeing along at 65 can become 80 on the Black Beast - it was very hard to go 80 by accident on the sportster!

3> This beast has some long legs - my 60 mile rt commute is nothing - can't wait to stretch my legs out west - or even back east!

3> - Lesson - I think I can plan some 400 mile days in the winter and spring ! Hurrah
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:10 PM   #13
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Sold my 03 1800 over the summer when I picked up the VFR. Miss it everyday.






Quote:
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I figure any thing you can put bags on is potentially an adv bike.
Enjoy it.
Bags and a 1.8L engine is an adventure for sure
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- Maybe i should start a VTX thread?

What do you think?
I think you already have
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:25 PM   #14
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One more

...for now.

Parked like that every day until the snow was gone. Needed a push from a passerby on at least one occasion. If I still owned it there would be a car tire on the back for winter
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:27 PM   #15
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Put a deposit on one before they were released. Bike came in the day before my wedding picked it up after the honeymoon. The VTX and the wife are both keepers.
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