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2002 Honda VTX1800C Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2002 Honda VTX1800C.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following model:

  • 2002 Honda VTX1800C

The Honda VTX series is a line of V-twin Honda cruiser motorcycles. VTX stands for V-Twin Extreme. The Honda VTX 1800 was launched in 2001 as a 2002 model. Honda claimed that 1800 put out 159 N⋅m (117 lbf⋅ft) of torque at only 3,000 rpm and 75 kW (101 hp) at 5000 rpm, making the VTX1800 one of the most powerful production V-twin motorcycles of its time.

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2002 Honda VTX1800C Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2002 Honda VTX1800C.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

Itemsx 1000 km161218243036
x 1000 mi0.64812162024
*Fuel LineIII
*Throttle OperationIII
Air CleanerNOTE (2)RR
Spark PlugsRRR
*Valve ClearanceIIII
Engine OilRRRR
Engine Oil FilterRRRR
Radiator CoolantNOTE (3)IIR
*Cooling SystemIII
*Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Final Drive OilIIR
Brake FluidNOTE (3)IIRIIR
Brake Pad WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
*Brake Light SwitchIII
*Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIII
Clutch FluidNOTE (3)IIRIIR
Side StandIII
*Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
**Steering Head BearingsIII
  • * Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual.
  • ** In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • C: clean
  • A: adjust
  • L: lubricate
  • R: replace


  • 1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
  • 2. Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas
  • 3. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2002 Honda VTX1800C

The 2002 Honda VTX1800C has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 130/70 R 18 63H
  • Rear: 180/70 R 16 77H

Tire type: Tubeless

Recommended Tires:

  • Front: DUNLOP D251F
  • Rear: DUNLOP D251

The manual for the 2002 Honda VTX1800C recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

Driver only:

  • Front: 33 psi (225 kPa, 2.25 kgf/cm2)
  • Rear: 33 psi (225 kPa, 2.25 kgf/cm2)

Driver and passenger:

  • Front: 33 psi (225 kPa, 2.25 kgf/cm2)
  • Rear: 36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)

About the 2002 Honda VTX1800C

The biggest cruiser Honda has ever produced, the VTX is powered by a 1795cc V-twin with 106 horsepower and 120 pounds-feet of torque. With an exhaust valve bigger than a P-51’s and an 18.8-kilogram crankshaft, the VTX is the King Kong of performance cruisers.

The VTX brings a new level of sophistication with a PGM-FI electronic fuel injection system and a unique ChromaFlair pigment that alters the VTX’s paint (Illusion Red and Blue only) as lighting conditions change.

Advanced, high-pressure programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) and electronic digital ignition maximize power output and offer immediate throttle response in any gear. The high-performance suspension features a 45mm inverted front fork.

Show-stopping street-rod styling with distinctive hooded headlight, beautiful cast-aluminum wheels, and a dragster-style seat. The New V-twin engine features 101mm cylinder bores and the largest connecting rods and cylinders Honda has ever made.

Offset dual-pin crankshaft and two primary-shaft-mounted balance weights allow a high-performance engine design while eliminating harsh engine vibration. The result: muscular power across a broad rpm range for unequaled acceleration and roll-on performance.

Manual for the 2002 Honda VTX1800C

2002 Honda VTX1800C Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2002 Honda VTX1800C.

You can download it from here.

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