Custom 1800 VTX Redux - Getting Started

After a coupe of weeks of “getting ready” to get into the bike - cleaning the shop, ordering parts - looking at the bike… - Sunday we finally spent an hour getting into things. This build is from 2008 and things are in rough shape after the last 50,000 miles. Also - looks like I used PLENTY of red lock-tight back when we first built this bike… . Nothing is coming apart easily and things are in worse shape than I thought…

Before (well - after I already pulled the seat and the sissy bar)

Before (well - after I already pulled the seat and the sissy bar)

2004 Honda VTX 1800 C - Rebuild Redux Getting Started

2004 Honda VTX 1800 C - Rebuild Redux Getting Started

This will be the end of the car tire - new Avons Cobras already here.

This will be the end of the car tire - new Avons Cobras already here.

Avon Cobra's - Front and Back

Avon Cobra's - Front and Back

Now I know why the ride had gotten so soft… Very Broken Progressive Shocks. Do they rebuild these?

Now I know why the ride had gotten so soft… Very Broken Progressive Shocks. Do they rebuild these?

Honda VTX 1800 - Fender and Shocks Off

Honda VTX 1800 - Fender and Shocks Off

Parts starting to pile up

Parts starting to pile up

Honda VTX 1800 - 22 Inch Fat Aps

Honda VTX 1800 - 22 Inch Fat Aps

“Custom” thin-walled 14mm socket for the rear fender supports

“Custom” thin-walled 14mm socket for the rear fender supports

A good afternoon in the workshop

A good afternoon in the workshop

Good-night VTX after day 1 of the rebuild

Good-night VTX after day 1 of the rebuild