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Here in California, we are advised to stay home. You can Jogging, bicycle riding, walk your dog. no gatherings. You can use your motor vehicle to get gas, supplies, food, etc. Me, riding my CTX may not be kosher. If it's a nice day and I have my mask on, I'm riding


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Took it out for a quick 2-3 hr ride then watched Chris Hanson's oil change video on YouTube (thanks Chris!!!) and then changed my oil. After that success I decided to go for the brake fluid. Well did the two front calipers and when I went to the back and saw that the saddlebag needed to be off I quit for today. I guess I should read the service manual first next time. Maybe tomorrow... ;-)

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Washed and waxed both bikes, then changed the oil in the CB1100. After than, did a quick circle route on each bike.
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Good job

Do you use Mobil 1 motorcycle oil in the CTX? I was thinking about using Amsoil 10 x 30 in my CTX, at 15 k miles. My CTX has regular Honda dinosaur oil in it.

Synthetic oils should make things smoother


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This is the only thing I will say about oils in the CTX or any other bike that has a wet clutch.
Make sure the label shows that the oil at least meets the API service spec for JASO MA/MA2.
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Make sure the API/SAE circle DOES NOT say Energy or Resource Conserving in the bottom outside ring as this shows (ignore the oil weight shown in this graphic and only look at the outer bottom ring).


Oils that are Energy or Resource Conserving have certain extra "slippery" additives that will trash the wet clutch in the CTX1300.
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BlueThunder, I agree a bit on the looks. But I'll take function over fashion any day. At least for now I like it, but have only done about 15 miles with it so far.
I too am a believer in function over form. But with the Madstad (and the price paid), it looks hideous. I used a MXScreen with the black metal "shield" mount to function better than the Madstad windshield. That is, the benefits of using the Madstad (as per the factory) does not exceed the negative aspects of the windshield. I arrived at a better functioning system and is aesthetically pleasing. YMMV.

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Took it out for a quick 2-3 hr ride then watched Chris Hanson's oil change video on YouTube (thanks Chris!!!) and then changed my oil. After that success I decided to go for the brake fluid. Well did the two front calipers and when I went to the back and saw that the saddlebag needed to be off I quit for today. I guess I should read the service manual first next time. Maybe tomorrow... ;-)

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