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2006 Honda VTX 1800 will not idle

Stalls when idling on a honda vtx 1800@

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  • Joe Ruiz Mar 06, 2013

    I took the plugs and cleaned them with brake cleaner turn on was not idling and running really bad throwing black smoke

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Hi, Jeff and the usual suspects are:
1. Idle circuit and transfer ports clogged.
2. Air fuel mixture adjustment too lean.
3. Pilot jet clogged.
4. Faulty accelerator pump.
5. Float level too low.
6. Float bowl contaminated old fuel, water, dirt, rust, etc.
7. Float bowl vent or overflow tube clogged.
8. Fuel flow to carburetor restricted.
9. Intake manifold leak.
10. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked.
11. Vacuum line from intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
12. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
13. Multi carburetors not in sync.
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Posted on Oct 30, 2017

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SOURCE: i have a 2002 honda vtx 1800 will not idle but loads with gas

Check for a blocked airbox vent, sometime we put things under the seat that will cover the airbox inlet which will automatically make the bike run extremely rich and all that needs to be done is to remove the paper or gloves or whatever there is blocking the inlet snorkel. You may also want to check for tight intake valves too. That is classic Honda, tight valves will cause a rich mixture all the time if it is the intake valves making the problem.
Please let me know if this works, if not give me more specific data and I will better assist you.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

Mr BrokRench
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SOURCE: oil capacity of engine crankcase on 2007 Honda VTX 1800 C

The factory fill is 4.3 litres. Thats new empty lines...etc.
3.75 to 3.9 quarts is a normal drain.
Heres a link for the complete service manual on the VTX 1800C
It's a big download about 50MB in PDF format
Hope this helps...ride safe and ride smart.

Posted on May 29, 2009

DoubleClutch
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SOURCE: HOw do I check and replace coolant on a honda vtx

Try this forum. They can help you out.
http://www.vtxcafe.com/showthread.php?p=355760#

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

1fastbob
  • 301 Answers

SOURCE: My Honda VTX stalled at about 60 mph. I thought

I would run a can of Techron fuel system cleaner through it. May have sucked some debris out of the tank and into the carb (injector). Also if it has a fuel filter I think I would change it.

Bob

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: honda vtx 1300r stalls when shifting to first gear

You should check your side stand switch, this will kill the motor

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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


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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2008 Honda VTX 1800 F idle adjustment


Hi, Anonymous idle adjustment on fuel injected engines can range from simple to complex depending on the year-make-model of the motorcycle. Before any adjustment can be made, all intake leaks must be corrected and all intake sensors TPS-IAC-MAP-CTS etc. should be checked for integrity. Some models will have an adjusting screw at the throttle stop, others need to be connected to a Scanalizer to be adjusted which is usually performed at the Dealership.
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2004 Honda VTX 1800 will not idle


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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2007 Honda VTX 1800 C fuse box location


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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I have 2004 honda vtx 1800c that won't idle when it's been sitting over night. Will idle after it's been driven for about 10 minutes. Any ideas.


i had same with my vtx 1800 i adjusted the idle , if you look to the left of engine between the pots there is a little plastic wheel on the end of a cable which goes to the throttle body, i think it is anti clockwise to increase. try this it worked ok for me however there is a cold start on these and it is operated by coolant temperature check your coolant level and top up if neccessary with the correct coolant as specified (not got info at hand)

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How do u adjust the idle on a fuel injected vtx 1800 honda


should be an adjuster between the cylinders. Looks like a threaded knob. Sometimes you have to pull it out a little first.

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2003 Honda VTX 1800 will not idle


Hi, Cwilovett idle adjustment on fuel injected engines can range from simple to complex depending on the year-make-model of the motorcycle. Before any adjustment can be made, all intake leaks must be corrected and all intake sensors TPS-IAC-MAP-CTS etc. should be checked for integrity. Some models will have an adjusting screw at the throttle stop, others need to be connected to a Scanalizer to be adjusted which is usually performed at the Dealership.
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