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Installed McCruise cruise control! Love it !
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I tanked her up and went for a mellow ride through the country riding in granny mode keeping her between 1-3,000 RPM. The clocks read 54 MPG average at the end of about 25 miles. And then I rode back on a different set of roads in spirited mode never dropping below 3,000 RPM with a nice stretch of interstate at 80 MPH. The big CTX takes it all in stride. I ended up with an average for the ride of 46 MPG for the 50 miles total. This bike really does it all in style and comfort. What a machine.
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We can have the "Battle of the Trunks" at the meetup. I put on a Harley King Tour Pack trunk. Painted the top Ion blue, rest is Matt black, blacked out the chrome H/D rack.

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blurider78 would like some Pics of the trunk and how did you mount it??


I went for 4 hr ride on Monday beautiful day. Here is short clip going through Stratford Ontario park.The Stratford festival is a world class Shakespearean theatre. There are two other theaters as well but the one is being rebuilt. That is where the cranes and construction site is in the video.
There are swans that live in the river and in spring there is a parade of swans lead by pipers from their winter quarters down the road to the water.


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I have had a GPS on the bike for quite a while running it off an acc lighter socket. But at times the lighter style plug would vibrate out just far enough that the power would be lost. Tired of fiddling with it as I rode trying to get it back in just right I decided to do away with the lighter acc socket and go hardwire to the GPS. Garmin listed a line for $36 but I found one from a place called www.edotechsupply.com for $17 plus shipping on Amazon. Anyone ever used anything from them previously? I installed it today and everything appears to work. Time will tell.
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H/D trunk has a steel plate on the bottom inside. Drilled 4 new holes to line up with the 4 holes in the Honda rack and viola!, trunk mounted.

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The cruise control sounds fantastic, but the $1,140.00 price tag is a might to steep for me. I have a throttle lock ( poor man’s cruise control) I use on long rides to give my throttle hand a rest from time to time. Real cruise control would be down right awesome!
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The cruise control sounds fantastic, but the $1,140.00 price tag is a might to steep for me. I have a throttle lock ( poor manís cruise control) I use on long rides to give my throttle hand a rest from time to time. Real cruise control would be down right awesome!
The McCruise is $800USD. The website price ($1,165) is in Australian dollars, which is worth 40% less than the US Dollar. Granted, it is still a high priced item, but with the strength of the US Dollar, it makes it a whole lot more affordable!
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407 curvy miles! Yesterday was the longest single day ride i had on the CTX so far. Rode ca. 2/3's of the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy, took the entire Moonshiner (
hwy28) to Deals Gap and ran the Tail of the Dragon. Turned around and rode the same way back home. What a perfect day riding this fine machine. I was smiling the whole time and i believe so was my bike.
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Finally got around to putting new front brake pads in. Pretty straightforward... Funny how the second set goes in so much quicker than the first.



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