20 Most Recent 2004 Honda VTX 1800 Questions & Answers


Hi, Chuck it should be noted that the reasons your FI light stays on constantly or flashes and your bike will or will not start and may turn over or not, these conditions will vary from bike to bike depending on the year, make, and model and you should always refer to your owners/service manual for proper diagnostic procedures. It should also be noted that any type of prior work done to the bike or an abnormal event occurrence IE: adding accessories, electrical curiosity/adventures, laying the bike down/crashes, rain storms/bike washings just before FI light issues started can be significant hints/aids into tracking down the gremlin. The newer the bike the more sensitive the ECM becomes and will not let the bike start when aftermarket accessories have been installed without being reprogrammed. That being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty Fuel Pump, fuse or system relay switch.
2. Battery starting to fail due to old age/damage, perform a load test.
3. A discharged battery, check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Faulty safety switches/sensors: run/off, ignition, clutch lever, neutral, side stand, tip over, fuel, and or their connections.
5. Broken wire or worn insulation exposing wire to a ground situation especially inside wire harness at tight bends around fairing brackets, under dash panels, under fuel tanks over cylinder heads etc. Many harnesses are open on the ends that will allow water to enter and accumulate at v-bends.
Dielectric grease and contact cleaner are your best friends for wire/cable/harness connectors, look for corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets.
6. Installation of aftermarket accessories ie. exhaust systems, mufflers, air cleaners, fuel tuners, electrical component etc.
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Intermittent fi light coming on VTXOA
FI light comes on and engine dies
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Apr 15, 2018


Hi, Duane for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2002 Honda VTX 1800 slave cylinder location Google Search
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Apr 09, 2018


Hi, REbel906 dieseling or engine run-on is a condition that can occur in spark-plug-ignited, gasoline-powered internal combustion engines, whereby the engine keeps running for a short period after being turned off, due to the engine kicking back upon shutdown, drawing fuel through the carburetor, into the engine and igniting it without a spark and can usually be cured by advancing the ignition timing a couple of degrees.
Dieseling is so named because it is similar in effect to how diesel engines operate: by firing without a spark. The ignition source of a diesel engine is the heat generated by the compression of the air in the cylinder, rather than a spark as in gasoline engines. The dieseling phenomenon occurs not just because the compression ratio is sufficient to cause auto-ignition of the fuel, but also because a hot spot inside the cylinder (spark plug electrode, combustion-chamber/valve edge or even excess carbon) starts combustion. A motorcycle engine that is dieseling will typically sputter, then gradually stop. This is normally seen in carbureted engines with many miles on them.
Dieseling is not nearly as common as it once was because it most commonly occurs in engines equipped with carburetors. The vast majority of vehicles manufactured after 1987 are fuel-injected: the injectors and high-pressure fuel pump immediately cease supplying fuel to the cylinders when the ignition is switched off. If the injector is damaged or dirty, a small amount of fuel can enter the chamber and be ignited, causing a sputter or two after the engine is switched off.
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bike won shut off
Starter keeps cranking even after engine is turned off
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Feb 25, 2018


Hi, Sshadeebill for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Coolant level and radiator cap
2004 honda Vtx 1800C coolant adding part 2
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Feb 15, 2018


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Contaminated or faulty speed sensor.
2. Faulty turn signal module.
2. Corroded, broken or loose connector pins/sockets in the wire harness between the speedometer and the ECM or TSSM and the sensor.
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Speedometer Not Working
Help speedo not working
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Feb 08, 2018


Hi, Jqueved for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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fork oil measurement
Fork oil capacity
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Feb 05, 2018


Hi, Myerscardwld for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Replace the water pump
VTX1300 replace water pump
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Jan 24, 2018


Hi, Dbesle I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fenders---SCRAPE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Gears---WHINE
12. Head Gasket---HISS
13. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
15. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Pistons---SLAP
17. Power Valves---CLINK& RATTLE
18. Radiators---GURGLE
19. Rear Chains---RATTLE
20. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Relays---CLICK&BUZZ
22. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
23. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
24. Solid Lifters---TICK
25. Speedometers---bzzz
26. Starters---CLICK
27. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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Ticking noise in engine
VTX 1300c ticking noise
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Jan 23, 2018


Hi, Weegoo1 the following is a systematic procedure for diagnosing fuel pump issues designed to keep "DRACHMA" to a minimum. If you need parts check with Amazon and eBay first to keep costs down.
1. If your pump does not turn on check the pump fuse and relay and all wiring including connectors for corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets.
1. Normal fuel pump pressure is 3-5 PSI.
2. Check any rubber or plastic tubing for age-related pinholes by removing and plugging the ends that connect to the fuel valve and then turn on the ignition switch and watch for fuel streams exiting the pinholes, if any exist, replace tubing as necessary.
3. Check for a clogged a primary fuel filter that comes off the bottom of the pump to screen out big rocks and clean as necessary.
4. Check for a clogged secondary fuel filter that's outside if applicable by removing it from the system and replace it with a short splicing tube turn on the ignition switch and recheck fuel pressure if pressure increases to normal pressure you need a new secondary filter.
5. If all the above check out OK and the pump is not functioning properly then you need a new fuel pump.
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Another Fuel Pump Not Priming Issue
Can hear fuel pump prime up
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Jan 21, 2018


Hi, Chrisdorsett for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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ECU Error Codes VTX 1800 Bareass Choppers Motorcycle Tech Pages
Honda Motorcycles Fault Codes
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Jan 16, 2018


Hi, Marmstrong34 and the usual suspects are:
1. Insufficient oil level or no oil in engine or tank.
2. Air in oil system that needs to be bled.
3. Blockage in the oil tank or line.
4. Oil pump failure.
5. Faulty oil pressure sending unit.
6. Grounded oil pressure light circuit.
7. Oil maintenance light needs to be reset.
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Oil light question
Oil light staying on
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Jan 16, 2018


Hi, Adair_ma200 for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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ECU Error Codes VTX 1800 Bareass Choppers Motorcycle Tech Pages
Honda Motorcycles Fault Codes
Honda VTX1800R Owner Manual service manual, not owners.
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Honda VTX1800R Owner Manual

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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Jan 16, 2018


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Seat Removal Bareass Choppers Motorcycle Tech Pages
1800C Seat Removal
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Jan 10, 2018


Hi, Anonymous the vast majority of service, parts fiche, and owners manuals on the internet are "FREE" to download and all service manuals contain wiring diagrams in the back pages. The rest usually charge a modest fee of $15 and there is a handful of obscure, rare, obsolete, and very old models that are no longer or never were available and some were never printed in English. The Indian and Philippine markets are usually in E-book format only, for these rare occasions I shall look on eBay and find the cheapest one available. Most of the manuals will cover your exact make, model, and year otherwise one will be provided that comes as close as possible to your bike and will have most of the same info that an exact manual would have. If there is no $ sign after the manual link it is free to download.
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Honda VTX1800R Owner Manual Page 2
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2004 Honda VTX 1800
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Remove Install Rear Tire VTX Bareass Choppers Motorcycle Tech Pages
Review Honda VTX1800 tyre change Part1 Rear wheel removal
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Dec 16, 2017


Hi, Peter and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non-standard equipment on the front end such as heavy radio receivers extra lighting equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tires or improper front-rear tire combination.
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. The shock absorber is not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts. Torque to recommended specifications.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing end play.
9. Improperly vehicle alignment.
10. Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires are out-of-round or eccentric with the hub.
13. Rims and tires are out-of-true sideways.
14. Loose spokes.
15. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
16. Worn engine stabilizer links.
17. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
18. Swing arm pivot shaft improperly tightened or assembled.
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VTX 1800 Handling Problems
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Dec 07, 2017


Hi, Greg love that name, for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2003 VTX 1800C valve timing question
2003 VTX 1800C valve timing
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Dec 06, 2017


Hi, Julio and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plug.
2. Fuel injector stuck open.
3. Carburetor float needle valve, not seating.
4. Carburetor float stuck open.
5. Exhaust valve stuck open.
6. Exhaust valve bent.
7. Fuel valve leaking back through the vacuum line.
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2002 vtx 1800r won idle runs rough fuel mileage is terrible
03 vtx 1800 running rough won idle missing
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


Hi, Drumbearer5 for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Fork seal replacement
VTX 1800 Fork Seals Part 1 wmv
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2004 Honda VTX... | Answered on Nov 21, 2017

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