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post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Motor advice to keep up with a vtx1800

So what I'm looking for is this winters bike tear down and what direction I should go in to keep up with my brother in laws vtx1800. Is it possible to do this and still keep the longevity of my motor or am I gonna be rebuilding things every so often? Right now he is stock but will be adding in a full intake/exhaust system and fuel management with dyno tune. Already he completely blows the 103 away so am I looking at a 107/113/124 or do I need to go big and look at the 131? I still need rideability but Im a little tired of watching him burnout in second as he blows past me.

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I used to have a 1800C and that thing pulled like a locomotive. But at that time there were no internal mods available, so I'm not sure if he can do cams or anything like you can.
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they are around 90hp and 100 torque so a high output 107 would give you the edge.. Anything more than that would be gravy..
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I think there have been a number of folks who are getting around 120/120 from the 103 or 107.

I was thinking of dumping a few bucks into the motor and doing a FM 107 kit. I'd like to be around 120 / 120.

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You're comparing 2 totally different bikes?? Bolt about a 150 pounds of tourpak, lowers, fairing, and saddlebags to his VTX and see if he can keep up with you!

Lay back, listen to the stereo and enjoy the ride while he stops every 45 minute to give his butt a rest and pick the bugs from his teeth, and remember, when you get to the bar, the chicks won't be flocking to the VTX!!
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You're comparing 2 totally different bikes?? Bolt about a 150 pounds of tourpak, lowers, fairing, and saddlebags to his VTX and see if he can keep up with you!

Lay back, listen to the stereo and enjoy the ride while he stops every 45 minute to give his butt a rest and pick the bugs from his teeth, and remember, when you get to the bar, the chicks won't be flocking to the VTX!!
That's good advice right there...

but cams, exhaust and a good tune will put you right there with him
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You make a good point but, how nice would it be to have the extra weight from the items mentioned and still be able to bust his ass all while listening to your stereo. Nothing as fun as beating family...

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You're comparing 2 totally different bikes?? Bolt about a 150 pounds of tourpak, lowers, fairing, and saddlebags to his VTX and see if he can keep up with you!

Lay back, listen to the stereo and enjoy the ride while he stops every 45 minute to give his butt a rest and pick the bugs from his teeth, and remember, when you get to the bar, the chicks won't be flocking to the VTX!!
VTX will still keep up without a issue. I miss my vtx, more comfortable and much quicker then stock harleys.
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