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Vtx 1800

My brother picked up his new left-over '05 VTX tribal in Jersey City last thurs. evening & reached Hendersonville, TN. 1,006 miles later friday night @ 7, stopping only for a couple hrs to grab a bite to eat.



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post #2 of 13 Old 07-24-2006, 07:30 AM
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If I were to buy a cruiser that would definatley be it! Need more pics though.




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If I were to buy a cruiser that would definatley be it! Need more pics though.
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Those VTX1800's are cool. If I had a gut and was more hairy, I'd own one for sure.

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I saw a VTX1800 motor out of the frame and swore it was a V4. Big is the word for that motor.

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I just got off the phone w/ my brother...
Evidently big piece of concrete in road doesn't make good for turning. Guess he was on an on ramp, watching a car so he could merge in & looked ahead only to see his front wheel heading straight for a piece of concrete. Said the VTX dropped like a ton of bricks. Not too much damage... brake lever, turn signal, scraped up pipes, etc. (he was only going 30mph)
Right forearm is rashed up, but other than that, just some soreness in hand, legs, shoulders... guessing the instant tensing strained muscles he hasn't used in a while.

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Ouch dude that sucks....Told ya the road can bite! Glad he's ok though.




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Glad to hear he is ok though. Sucks for the VTX. Sue the state of NY for ineffective road maintenance. I have heard of ppl getting repairs done to their vehicles paid for by state funds from pothole damage. Maybe this would be a similiar case?

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Glad to hear he is ok though. Sucks for the VTX. Sue the state of NY for ineffective road maintenance. I have heard of ppl getting repairs done to their vehicles paid for by state funds from pothole damage. Maybe this would be a similiar case?
If ya read the first post... he lives in TN.

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OK so he can get TN to pay for the damage.

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That suks glad he is ok! Is it true that the VTX1800 is the same bore as a chevy 454?

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Big concrete had to be scary. Glad he's okay. Suprised the bike crashed that well even at that low of a speed.

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