Question about 2003 Honda VTX 1300 Retro
I hear kinda of a scraping noise just sometimes at random when going over a dip or bump from the rear of the bike....any suggestions? @
Hi, Robo819 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.
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fronk Forks---Plunk
9. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Head Gasket---HISS
12. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
13. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
14. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Power Valves---CLINK& RATTLE
18. Rear Chains---RATTLE
19. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
22. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
23. Solid Lifters---TICK
26. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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Nasty intermittent grinding noise from what sounds to be the rear Top 6 Strange Motorcycle Noises What They May Mean
Honda VTX1300S Service Manual
Honda VTX1300C VTX 2004 Owner Manual
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Posted on Dec 04, 2017
ok first you got to find the link that takes the chain apart after you do that loosen the bolts that hold the tire on if you cant do that you can use a breaker bar or put a pipe or on the end of you rachet that will give you more leverage. then sloed the tire forword so you can undo the chain and slide tire off
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
NO WAY SHOULD YOU USE SYNTHETIC OIL IN YOUR BIKE.
Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell. If in a hot area like Texas or New Mexico go with 20w50.
This is from a Honda service manual. The bigger bikes like yours get the 10w40 or 10w50.
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Posted on Jul 11, 2009
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