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Location: West Des Moines, IA
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What did you do with your other motorcycle today - *NON-CTX1300*
Since there are members here who own and ride more than one bike including a CTX, or no longer own a CTX, I thought it was about time for a thread like this. No need to avoid socializing a little just 'cuz you did something with a different model/make of bike.
Remember, this thread is ONLY for single posts about what you did with your bike that is NOT A CTX1300. There is already a thread for reporting about your activities with your CTX1300 in the General forum. If you plan more than a single post on any single activity or expect any discussion or question/answer to a post please put that in the appropriate thread or start a new thread and do not clutter this thread with such posting. This is the same idea as with the "What did you do with your CTX1300" thread.
I'll start this thread off with my contribution:
A week ago I prepped my Burgman 650 for the weather that hit us this weekend and is continuing yet today by adding the connections I need to plug in my heated gloves. Rode to work this morning on the B650 in spite of warnings that there was potential ice reported on some exit ramps off the beltway along my route to work. Temps were right at 32*F this morning per the radio I was listening to on my commute but the temp sensor display was showing more like 37*F. Those things are always a little different than actual air temps, especially on a highway that tends to run a bit warmer than air temps in other places due to the traffic. The heated gloves were turned on to the almost lowest setting but just enough to keep my hands very comfortable. The road was about 90% clear and dry with a few places that showed some moisture in the center of the lane or on the lane lines in between. I simply kept to tire tracks through these spots but I doubt there was ice there. I knew it was more likely off the main traveled roadway where there might be some icing, on the on/off ramps but not on the main pavement. Didn't have any issues that way the entire trip in. Expecting a rather cold week, mainly in the mornings, and sunshine. There is a lot of water in the ground since we are just coming off a lot of weeks of rain every day with maybe 2 days here, 1 day there, or something like that of just cloudy. The sun is showing a little now and expected to stay out for about a week. Will enjoy riding without the rain suit being always on hand.
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)
flickr photos of CTX1300A
Yep, that lone state of Maine is where I owned my first mc.
Last edited by bob; 03-05-2019 at 01:18 PM.