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Mechanically Challenged

Post  slikdj on Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:27 am

Hi everybody!!

I have a 03 1800 VTX R. I am running 170-80-15 stock rear tire right now. (Spoke Wheels) After reading lots of posts on this web site, I too want to join the “Dark Side”.

I am not mechanically inclined. Embarassed Believe however that I can at least get the back wheel on and off. Not wanting to try sealing the rim I would probably simply use a MC tube.

Can anyone advise me of the appropriate size and of course, coolest looking tire (Brand) I can run on my bike without grinding on inner fender?

Looking forward to all replies.

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Re: Mechanically Challenged

Post  twin1300 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:40 am

slik,

Welcome to the darkside and to your choice of tires. Some guys will come along and give you some 1800 advice.

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Post  horseman8m on Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:57 am

read this first :
http://www.bareasschoppers.com/
look on the left and click on tire change , he has photos step by step ,
he makes it very easy.


do you have a service manual ?
here is one for the 1800 that you can download:
http://hondatech.info/downloads/Moto/VTX/VTX1800/

once you get to the page Just click on the :
Honda VTX1800 C 02-03 Service Manual ENG By Mosue pdf

to download , good luck
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15" Spoke Wheel

Post  slikdj on Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:05 am

Thank you Horse so much for the information on http://www.bareasschoppers.com/. Looks as if pulling the rear wheel should be a breeze.

I have a 15 inch spoke wheel that for various reasons, I would like to keep. Financial, is the biggest one. I have read the post “Darkside tire for 1800's....by Duc” and noticed all tires are of a 16” size. Can I use any of that selection for my 03 1800 VTXR and simply substitute the 16” with a 15”?

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