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Wing Total loss, accident/ new CTX1300

I am trying to line up a grey blue deluxe. So far best price is about 3.5 hours away in West Virginia. Insurance agent just called me and confirmed my 2012 wing is totaled.
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Sorry to hear about the Wing! Hope you're ok...?

If you hook that one in WV, at least you'll have a nice ride home.
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And what about you?

Also sad to hear about the Wing. Good to hear you can find a good price less than a day-ride away.

I also ended up going a little distance for the best price in the area. Ride home ended up being actually about 3.5 hours (guy & his gf who took me to the dealer had to stop a lot). Was a very nice ride home... other than a horrendous wind. But the CTX can handle it with ease

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Congrats on the new Deluxe, where are the pics. Although I hoped you would have bought my CTX700 you have a great bike. I have had 2 ST1300's and love that engine.

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So far the CTX1300 has exceeded expectations ,,EXCEPT for the windscreen, That little thing is a joke.. As soon as my insurance check clears this week I will ordering something to take its place. plus a cruise control,,SPOILED<
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Agree that the shorty screen just isn't for everyone. I would be fine with it for just around town riding in nicer weather, but not so much for longer rides and LD trips. I really like the Honda tall shield. Unlike most factory tall screens this one really works well, I think, for most riders. I was thinking of a deflector for the shorty but I like the looks of the Honda tall screen better than an add-on screen with brackets. I know that functionally those would likely provide more options for riders of different sizes but this screen is really well done. I suppose for taller riders there would be more wind on the helmet with the Honda tall screen but I only get smooth wind on the top of my helmet, just at or above the visor. I am still able to see well over it too. I also have a very slight breeze from the vents to relieve any vacuum behind the screen which reduces buffeting from back pressure and there is a little wind pressure, again not buffeting but smooth pressure, on my sides from the air stream coming in from under/around the handlebars and mirrors. I really like it. It is easy to put on but not so easy that I will be changing it out on a whim for the day. I haven't decided if I'll put the shorty back on between my trips or not.
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1990 Honda Gold Wing GL1500- sold
2005 Suzuki Burgman 650- sold
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2014 Honda CTX1300A (U.S.A. Ion Blue Deluxe)-sn: 489- tied for best road bike- sold
2013 White Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS- tied for best road bike
2003 Honda Metropolitan CHF503 (wife's ride)
flickr photos of CTX1300A
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Sorry to hear about your Gold Wing. Like many I had to go 3 hours out to get a CTX, you will love it and the 3 hour ride will be a blessing.

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So far the CTX1300 has exceeded expectations ,,EXCEPT for the windscreen, That little thing is a joke.. As soon as my insurance check clears this week I will ordering something to take its place. plus a cruise control,,SPOILED<
Glad you're enjoying it. I've never had cruise on a bike, so I guess I just don't know what I'm missing. But then I've had it on most of my cars, and I barely use it there, either.

The shorty wind screen I found ok, and it probably could have lived with it if I had to. But the tall shield does make a world of difference, and I'm definitely glad I got it. I'm sure you'll find the same.

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i'm curious to see how you would compare it to the wing, i'm gonna get a new bike in a couple of months and i loved the test ride i had on the ctx1300 but i'm keeping my options open.
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I remember a bit about when I was riding my GW. As I've mentioned in this forum a few times I've been looking for a bike that was just like a GW without all the bulk. I believe I've found it! All kinds of memories of riding the Wing are coming back. The good ones. Like how comfortable it is when going down the highway. Like how easily it gets going without any effort! And I get the bonus of having a more nimble bike that gets really good mpg. And that's just a start. I'll have more after this weekend trip to Wisconsin

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prior and current bikes:
1973 Harley Davidson 125 dual sport- sold
1997 Kawasaki Vulcan 750- sold
1990 Honda Gold Wing GL1500- sold
2005 Suzuki Burgman 650- sold
1998 Honda ST1100- sold
2014 Honda CTX1300A (U.S.A. Ion Blue Deluxe)-sn: 489- tied for best road bike- sold
2013 White Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS- tied for best road bike
2003 Honda Metropolitan CHF503 (wife's ride)
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