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I'm Lars from Little Rock AR. I have owned a CTX700 for two years I purchased new and decided I wanted a larger bike. I drove down to Grapevine TX this past weekend to DFW Honda and traded in the Red CTX700 for a "new" 2014 Black CTX1300AC. Very happy with the puchase. Guys down at DFW Honda did a good job getting everything taken care of in advance, sent all the paperwork to me in LR, brought it all down with me, spent 30 mins at the Dealship and was on my way back to Little Rock with the new bike. I've put 100 miles on Sunday getting a feel for it. I have to get a little more used to the Riding position since on the CTX700 you sit with your feet more in front of you and now with the Knees at a 90 Degree thats new. Definitly can feel more power in the bike. My wife even has said now with the larger bike she would be willing to go on a ride which she refused to on the CTX700.

Anyhow, I'll be lurking.

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Welcome @Lars Boehringer . Lurk away. You can even post a time or two if you want
Now you need to look up some of the threads in the technical section of the forum and get some of Menosabe's (member here) saddlebag guards put on that new black beast.
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Welcome, Lars. After about 3 or 4 rides, you’ll wonder why all bikes don’t have this riding position!!!
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Hello

I'm Lars from Little Rock AR. I have owned a CTX700 for two years I purchased new and decided I wanted a larger bike. I drove down to Grapevine TX this past weekend to DFW Honda and traded in the Red CTX700 for a "new" 2014 Black CTX1300AC. Very happy with the puchase. Guys down at DFW Honda did a good job getting everything taken care of in advance, sent all the paperwork to me in LR, brought it all down with me, spent 30 mins at the Dealship and was on my way back to Little Rock with the new bike. I've put 100 miles on Sunday getting a feel for it. I have to get a little more used to the Riding position since on the CTX700 you sit with your feet more in front of you and now with the Knees at a 90 Degree thats new. Definitly can feel more power in the bike. My wife even has said now with the larger bike she would be willing to go on a ride which she refused to on the CTX700.

Anyhow, I'll be lurking.

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I was flipping back and forth between the 700 and the 1300. Is the rear seat on the 1300 larger, more comfortable, than the 700? How does the ride for both positions compare? I'm 5-10, wife is about 5-7.
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I was flipping back and forth between the 700 and the 1300. Is the rear seat on the 1300 larger, more comfortable, than the 700? How does the ride for both positions compare? I'm 5-10, wife is about 5-7.
If you're planning on doing any sort of two-up travel, I think the 1300 will be your best bet all around. It is by far the most comfortable seat that I've ever sat on, so much so that when travelling long distances I can't wait to get out of the uncomfortable hotel bed and into the CTX saddle! My wife says the passenger seat is very comfy, but I've not actually ridden back there. The 700 is a great bike too, don't get me wrong, but the 1300 isn't really that much more expensive and it's a LOT more capable.

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My wife refused to get on the 700, but I took her out on the 1300 the other night for an hour ride and she was fine the whole time, her only complaint was not having a back rest, which will be coming, when i find one i like, and i can get the brackets. Its very hard to find the 1300 Black Back box. If your on 2 up, you have to get the 1300.
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I contemplated a passenger back rest vs the trunk.... and went with the trunk..... the trunk is good for overnights or more... as well as going to the store for last minute groceries..... which is just another excuse to get on the bike.....


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My wife refused to get on the 700, but I took her out on the 1300 the other night for an hour ride and she was fine the whole time, her only complaint was not having a back rest, which will be coming, when i find one i like, and i can get the brackets. Its very hard to find the 1300 Black Back box. If your on 2 up, you have to get the 1300.
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