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Brand New 1800 on the market.

This one looks like a lot of fun too. :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:
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by Okie Bob
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:50 pm
 
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion
Topic: Brand New 1800 on the market.
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Fuel filter question

2002 1800R 40K The bike is apart for winter service. Valve adjustment, fluid changes, plugs, etc, etc, etc. Question is .... while the tank is off should I dig into the fuel pump and change the fuel filter? This model has the fuel pump inside the tank. chs Its not a bad idea, and while you have her...
by Okie Bob
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:58 am
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: Fuel filter question
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Need help with Sideburners

Hi Bob, When I bought the bike she had stockers. I put on a set of Cobras 6 mos. ago. So yes. It has the Retro Y bracket. Thanks for your help. BTW, How do you like your duallys? Did they up your HP? Do they have removeable baffles and how loud are they.....quite, moderate. loud, ear busting loud? ...
by Okie Bob
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:31 am
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: Need help with Sideburners
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Need help with Sideburners

Did this Retro have the Stock pipes on it, or had someone changed it over to "C"
model pipes. There is a difference between the "C" model and the Retros "Y" Bracket and that difference is length.
by Okie Bob
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:51 am
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: Need help with Sideburners
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: drive flange theory

big bad wrote:splines are 3.5 inches in diameter and the pulley is 11 or so, pulley has more leverage as far at tourque is concerned

Both bikes have more torque than most, both have cush drives both have wheels, the forces are the same.


What ever you say.
by Okie Bob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:56 pm
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

The needle bearing is in a raider, its belt driven. Scince the belt only pulls it can't push the forces are greater. Yamaha uses a needle bearing in a large bore cruzer. Im not saying they don't have shaft driven bikes with needle bearings... maybe If your talking belt drives then were talking appl...
by Okie Bob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:30 pm
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

( IMO) Needle bearings are not new idea, just most have figured out its not the way to go. Page 4 or so How did they figure it out? And why didn't they tell yamaha as they run needle bearings in some of theyre cruzers? Since Yamaha Shaft drives are just a cheap knock off (IMO) of Honda, it only fig...
by Okie Bob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:15 pm
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

I agree but not before more people tell me the needle bearing won't hold up, that the press is causing the failures and Elvis isn't really dead. :smoke: Regardless Thankyou for voicing your concern I hope that people are at least open to a new idea. Elvis is not dead he just went home. ( IMO) Needl...
by Okie Bob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:48 pm
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

big bad wrote:So far I have heard the failures are
1 Taper in the flange
2 tight bore
3 Thight bushing
4 Press install
5 Egg shape.

Which one is it?
.

You'll figure it out sooner or later. :mrgreen:
by Okie Bob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:53 am
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

My last thoughts is a repeat of pics .......... Great job of analyzing a photo, but everything you described can be caused form a egg shaped bore of the bearing housing, a over pressed bearing and or a bearing that was not installed properly. We have several bikes in Calif. that have gone beyond 10...
by Okie Bob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:48 am
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

Bareass172 wrote:Bob,
I understand and I sincerely appreciate you taking the time. One more opinion from someone with a lot of experience was all I was looking for, just more to throw into the mix here. ;)


No problem Bare, I always enjoy talking VTX. ;)
by Okie Bob
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:10 am
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

Thanks for the information Bob. I have one question OK maybe 2, how did you come up with the .0005 press figure? What was the final figure when you opened the bore? The distance spacer or coller are you saying should slide in? Well thanks in advance. The .0005 was the standard at Aircraft tools Inc...
by Okie Bob
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:09 am
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

Well Bare I read some of these threads but when they start re-engineering a final drive designed by some of the best engineers in the business I loose interest. As far as needle bearings I think your asking for failure. As far as I'm concern needle bearing are not designed for High speed applicatio...
by Okie Bob
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:10 pm
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

double dip :oops:
by Okie Bob
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:47 pm
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: drive flange theory

I replace mine, the bike only had 7,500 mile on it. From the looks of the bearings I would say they were bad from the get go. I had to open up the bearing recess .001 because it was under size. then I polished the Distance Spacer because it wouldn't slide through. I've pressed over 250,000 bearing ...
by Okie Bob
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:47 pm
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: drive flange theory
Replies: 494
Views: 59544

Re: daughter took the msf class

Those are some nice photos, thanks for sharing them. Having her take the MSF was a good move. So many guys teach there kids them selfs and have never had proper training. I was tough by my older brother, here the clutch, heres the brake, turn this to go faster. to shift it 1 up 3 down. That was the...
by Okie Bob
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:21 am
 
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion
Topic: daughter took the msf class
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: 2010 1800 VTX ???

Though I already own my 1800, I sure would like to see them stay in production.
As is stands right now I can't see that happening until they eliminate are of the 2008 that they still have.
by Okie Bob
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:24 pm
 
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion
Topic: 2010 1800 VTX ???
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Okie Bobs Dooley project

Not much else I can add that the others haven't already - just wow! Would you mind if I moved this to the archived "tips & tricks" section above? I'd really like to keep this one around for others to see. :thumb: Thanks for taking the time to put this all together. :clap: :clap: :clap...
by Okie Bob
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Okie Bobs Dooley project
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: 2004 vtx1800c broken oil dipstick in engine !!

Happy to hear you got it out. :clap:
In the owners manual it say when check the oil to run it then shut it off and let it set
for 2-3 minutes.
by Okie Bob
Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:53 am
 
Forum: VTX 1800 Tech
Topic: 2004 vtx1800c broken oil dipstick in engine !!
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Okie Bobs Dooley project

The Dooley Project. "Referance Only" by Okie Bob on Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:49 pm This is not a how to guide. Its referance only. My Retro is a 2003 1800 with the fuel pump inside the tank. I've never looked under one of the newer models that has the fuel pump under the bike. So I'm not sure i...
by Okie Bob
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Okie Bobs Dooley project
Replies: 6
Views: 863
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