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Old 01-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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FXDRYDR is reading this now saying WTF is this? FXDRYDR is reading this now saying WTF is this?
Co-worker bought an 1800 when I bought mine. Typical Honda - well-engineered, well-made. Strong motor too. Probably out pull and out run any stock air-cooled HD.

Only "issue" for me was size - it was a large machine.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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According to the dealers I talked to from around 2005-2009 they were having real problems moving the larger cc bikes, while the smaller cc ones were selling as fast as they would come in and sometimes back ordered. Maybe it's different in your area, I don't know.
That could be possible, I'm not in the dealership know. I know they are awesome machines. They are strong, and reliable. The one I had I wish I had back. They do not handle as well as a modern Harley. Of course, they handle very well. Especially, when you get used to handling that torque. The throttle is a little touchy because of the torque and vehicle weight. I never really seen them as having any clutch issue. You can take off in 1st or 2nd normally without any throttle above idle. I wouldn't say that the clutch is grabby. I think the torque may make it seem grabby.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say that the clutch is grabby. I think the torque may make it seem grabby.
That is probably a good assessment.
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Just Plain

I rode one several years back and really liked the ride, but they just seemed to be plain to me for some reason. I bought a 2012 Stratoliner last year and I looked at the VTX 1800 then as well, and it just seemed plain compared to the Strat.
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