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Hello, my 2004 Honda VTX 1800 after heats up on low speed the engine shuts down. What it could be?

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Hi, Martynas and the usual suspects are:
1. Engine oil level and SAE weight are too low or not circulating.
2. Insufficient or blocked air flow over the engine.
3. Heavy combustion chamber carbon deposits.
4. Ignition timing retarded due to faulty MAP, CKP, or CMP sensor.
5. Carburetor jetted too lean.
6. Leaking intake or exhaust valve.
7. Water coolant old or low change every two years.
8. Water pump failure.
9. Radiator clogged, cap loose or malfunctioning.
10. Radiator fans not coming on.
11. Clutch slipping, brakes dragging, heavy load, towing a trailer etc.
12. Idling too long without moving.
13. For constant hot weather temperatures, mountain, or desert riding conditions consider adding an oil cooler and or cylinder head cooler.
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MY 2006 vtx 1800 SHUT DOWN WHILE RIDING I GO AROUND 10 -20 MILES THE BIKE JUST SHUTE DOWN EVEN ON THE INTERSTATE RIDING AROUND 80 MILES A HOUR


Hi, Joel and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a "LOAD" test if necessary, your battery may show 12.5 volts but have little or zero amps and needs to be replaced.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, stator, magneto, points/condenser ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Air/fuel mixture screw improperly adjusted.
10. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
11. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
12. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
13. Fuel tank empty.
14. Fuel tank contaminated with ethanol sludge.
15. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked.
16. Vacuum line from intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
17. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
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Did you check the battery, and clean the terminals? If the battery is down, the lights will work but it won't have enough power to turn the starter. I hope this helps.

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How do I check the fuel filter on a 2006 honda vtx 1800


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    • The Honda VTX 1800 cruiser boasts a monstrous 1,795cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine, with three valves per cylinder and a nine-to-one compression ratio. It has a bore and stroke of 101 by 112 mm, making it an undersquare, or long-stroke motor, meaning it's tuned for low-end torque. With a curb weight of 800 pounds, you'll need all that low-RPM power to get off the line. The bike does not have a tachometer, so you'll have to shift the five-speed transmission by feel.
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Can not get my vtx 1800 to shift to 1st, 4th, 5th gear?


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What's the cost to have Honda replace a water pump on a 2002 VTX 1800?


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sound like you just running low on fuel you probably dont have a problem at all don't let you fuel level run so low if it does that turn your fuel petcock to reserve and head for the nearest gas station.

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2002 vtx 1800c wont idle, new plugs, wires ok, no fi


AGREED, had the same problem; hesitation, skipping, popping at low speeds. Ran good w/ new plugs for short time. tried injector cleaner. No FI codes. Dealer couldn't figure it out after $200! I replaced the $26 fuel pressure regulator and she runs Great!!

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Engine shuts off when idles down


Setting the idle speed faster does not help?
  • Check to see that the choke is not partially on.
  • Inspect the ignition wires at the switch and through the wiring harness all the way to the battery and the alternator. Look for loose connections and abraded wires.
  • Drain the carbs and clean them with B12 chemtool or any other good carb cleaner. The idle circuit in the carbs is probably gummed up. To clean the carbs properly they will need to be removed from the bike. Be sure to synchronize and balance the carbs when reinstalling.
  • Remove and clean the petcock water trap and clean the trap of water and rust etc. If a filter screen is present clean it as well.
  • Set idle speed to factory specs. Do not use gas with Ethanol.
  • Check battery condition and alternator output.

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