Anyone have any success finding an adjustable clutch lever for the CTX? It looks similar to the one on the ST 1300 but I've had no luck.
Do you guys think a service manual for these bikes from Honda might be available online somewhere or might we have to wait longer for that? Would be helpful for things like this.
Here is an update on my efforts to find an adjustable clutch lever for the CTX. I spent some time scanning the Honda OEM parts lists to try and determine if there were any levers that crossed from one model to the next. I "discovered" that the current CTX non-adjustable clutch lever is similar (not same #) to that on the early GW 1200 and 1500. There is currently NO aftermarket adjustable clutch lever available for the CTX worldwide...IMHO and I'm a **** good googler. So..I took a risk and ordered a set of those Chinese adjustable levers made for the late model ST1300..$33. Still haven't arrived and perhaps they never will but I think there is about a 50% they will fit the CTX. I also went to the local dealer and we compared clutch levers on the CTX, F6B, F6C, and GW. He thinks the adjustable lever on the GW can be made to fit with a little grinding off of an extra tab. That part is on order. So....I guess this story will continue at some point in the future.
Took a long ride with the GW clutch lever set on the closest position (#5). Shifting is much smoother and easier now. I think it has something to do with clutch engaging and disengaging with less movement of the lever. Much less hand effort involved also. Now I need to determine which lever is better: GW or the one from China.So...I ended up with two adjustable clutch levers. The local dealer ordered one off a Gold Wing and that one works fine after you grind off an extra tab. It is essentially the same process as described here:
hondaclutchlever I also ordered levers from the2wheels.com As there was no CTX listed I took a chance and ordered for the Honda ST1300 years 2008-2012, parts F-12/V-00. The clutch lever dropped right in with no problem. The brake lever will never work. The lever from the2wheels.com looks cool as heck. Because of bad weather and being out of town I only had the chance to test the cool lever around my subdivision. Big difference in reach and this was most noticeable when doing low speed maneuvers. Makes the process much easier and smoother. Long term test to follow.
Like @flytrap said this simple change makes the clutch engagement much safer and comfortable, better control in low speed situations.Took a long ride with the GW clutch lever set on the closest position (#5). Shifting is much smoother and easier now. I think it has something to do with clutch engaging and disengaging with less movement of the lever. Much less hand effort involved also. Now I need to determine which lever is better: GW or the one from China.