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Always was on adventure bikes but got a shoulder injury and can't use now a KTM 890 as planned.
Bought a CTX1300 Deluxe with 12.5k miles instead as a transition bike and love it. Guess I gonna keep it for a long time.
V-4 and shaft combination is awesome!(y)
Welcome, bambr, from London, Ontario. I have also had both ADV and sport-touring bikes in the past, but fell in love with my CTX1300. It is a fantastic bike, superbly comfortable and user friendly. Love the low seat height!
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Naval Architect, was working around the world.
Always was on adventure bikes but got a shoulder injury and can't use now a KTM 890 as planned.
Bought a CTX1300 Deluxe with 12.5k miles instead as a transition bike and love it. Guess I gonna keep it for a long time.
V-4 and shaft combination is awesome!(y)
Welcome Bambr from north of the GTA. Lets get rid of this white crap once and for all and enjoy some wind therapy !
 

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US
Occupation: Information Technology Executive (Data / Program Management Focus)
Back story: Girlfriend finally gave the green light, so bought the CTX the next day. Was eyeing something similar that would be suitable for touring with a passenger for weekend trips and came across an awesome deal locally. All of my neighbor-buddies have bikes. Never even sat on a seat until I purchased this CTX1300 base. Just got permit this morning.

Super excited and glad to e-meet you all. First post! 🤘
 

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Welcome to the forum @j-bone
Be sure to take the Motorcycle Safety Course (MSC) and ride it easy until you gain confidence. The MSC can be found usually at local community colleges or perhaps even through a dealership for some brands of bikes.
 

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Age: Turning 65 this year
Location: Gross-Gerau, just south of the Frankfurt airport in Germany
Occupation: IT specialist working for Lufthansa
Back story: I started riding at 19, when my parents no longer could prevent it, my grandfather had lost one leg in a motorcycle accident. I have had more than 10 bikes in the past, only Honda, BMW and Yamaha. Longest bike life was my first ST1100, that I had to ditch after more than 150.000 miles, my current ST 1100 (with trailer hitch) has only done 65.000 so far. I also enjoy riding my Yamaha FJ1200 sidecar in winter and when I needs lots of luggage space for the wife (went down with her in 2019 to Italy). I got my CTX1300 as the probably last bike of my life, that should last me at least another 15 years to come. She also likes it on our fist joint tour here, kissing a few snow flakes on the edge of the Frankenstein Castle.
 

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Age: Turning 65 this year
Location: Gross-Gerau, just south of the Frankfurt airport in Germany
Occupation: IT specialist working for Lufthansa
Back story: I started riding at 19, when my parents no longer could prevent it, my grandfather had lost one leg in a motorcycle accident. I have had more than 10 bikes in the past, only Honda, BMW and Yamaha. Longest bike life was my first ST1100, that I had to ditch after more than 150.000 miles, my current ST 1100 (with trailer hitch) has only done 65.000 so far. I also enjoy riding my Yamaha FJ1200 sidecar in winter and when I needs lots of luggage space for the wife (went down with her in 2019 to Italy). I got my CTX1300 as the probably last bike of my life, that should last me at least another 15 years to come. She also likes it on our fist joint tour here, kissing a few snow flakes on the edge of the Frankenstein Castle.
Welcome, Dietrich, from London, Ontario, Canada! 🇨🇦 You have a great stable of motorcycles!
Cheers,
Bruce
 

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Wow maybe I can resurrect this thread, I know there are some 2nd, 3rd or more owners out there.

60 male mostly retired
Last career was IT fór 20 years, lots of work before then working for myself, and just finishing off with a residential rentals.

Started riding two wheels with an engine at about 10 yrs old, mean 2.5hp Briggs, was hooked. Lots of fun on my 100 and 350 Hondas in highschool. Then started riding daily again with my Connie about 10yrs ago after many more convertibles for fun. Left my working years and my home state of Texas for full time in Florida. Sold all the toys before leaving and with the extra time now it's been tough not to have two wheels. After two years of camping the Blue Ridge Parkway and salivating every time a bike pulled into a lookout I couldn't help myself. Years ago I had shopped the st1300 hard, so was an easy leap to pick the CTX it's a good comfortable ride that I am well on my way tuning to fit me. We will see who lasts longer, the Honda or Me.
 

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Male / 54 / in Florida? Do we have a map of members locations?
Before just jumping into the map PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the first post of the thread in the link below giving important directions for adding your pin on the map. DO NOT JUST GO TO THE MAP AND START ADDING. This map was put in place at the end of the year after your post here to replace the first member map that became unavailable due to limits and restrictions of access. Thank you.

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(Retired from my early retirement as a former business owner, I wanted to keep my mind active and be productive again).


The CTX is # 18 in the line of motorcycles I have owned since the age of 14, several motocross bikes, Huskavarna, Suzuki, Honda, a few that I rebuilt and took the power from 250cc to 450cc, street bikes include the brands of BSA, Honda (the CTX is my 4th Honda), 4-Kawasaki, the 900, Ninja 1000, Concours 1000 and Vulcan Classic 1500, Suzuki M109R, Yamaha R1. Total mileage based on the odometer at the time of sale or death ot the motorcycle totaling 1.5 million miles in my 56 years of riding.

I was looking to buy a BMW K 1600 Bagger, and was ready to pull the trigger, but ran accross a Honda CTX used with less than 2K miles on it, for sale for $5,500 so I gave it a test ride, and bought it on the spot and have not regretted that decision.
 

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Picking up my Grey Blue Metallic tomorrow morning at Track n Trail near State College, PA. Trading in a Honda Forza after taking a hiatus between 2019 to 2021. Forza just doesn't cut it for two up riding in the mountains of central PA. It will cruise at 70 until I reach a slight uphill grade and then it's toast. Great scoot, though.

Wanting something with more power and low seat height for girlfriend to mount. I dislike forward controls so the CTX is the perfect choice. Look forward to many hours of touring with my GF.

Previous bikes -- BMW R1150RT, F800ST, Kawi KLR650, Kawi Vulcan 750 and my first... Yamaha Maxim 400.

I presently own a 21 Honda ADV 150. I plan on keeping it for strictly fun!

Safe riding everyone!
 

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Picking up my Grey Blue Metallic tomorrow morning at Track n Trail near State College, PA. Trading in a Honda Forza after taking a hiatus between 2019 to 2021. Forza just doesn't cut it for two up riding in the mountains of central PA. It will cruise at 70 until I reach a slight uphill grade and then it's toast. Great scoot, though.

Wanting something with more power and low seat height for girlfriend to mount. I dislike forward controls so the CTX is the perfect choice. Look forward to many hours of touring with my GF.

Previous bikes -- BMW R1150RT, F800ST, Kawi KLR650, Kawi Vulcan 750 and my first... Yamaha Maxim 400.

I presently own a 21 Honda ADV 150. I plan on keeping it for strictly fun!

Safe riding everyone!
If I'm looking at the right one (only CTX1300 listed), you're getting the tall windshield, handlebar mirrors and rider backrest. Sweet.
 

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That's the one. Test ride last weekend nailed it for me. Ergonomic are near perfect for my height and weight. I'm replacing the backrest with Givi top box as soon as possible.
I feel a need to warn you, this bike will ruin your life. When a nice day comes along to mow the lawn, meh, ride today mow the lawn tomorrow. It's a nice day to clean out the garage. You pull the bike out and you just keep going. You get the idea.
About the Givi. I'm a one up rider, so it doesn't matter. But I have the 56 litre trunk and it doesn't leave much room for a rider. With the back rest pad installed, it would probably force the rider to lean forward.
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Has anyone compiled the demographics into a table yet??
 

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I feel a need to warn you, this bike will ruin your life. When a nice day comes along to mow the lawn, meh, ride today mow the lawn tomorrow. It's a nice day to clean out the garage. You pull the bike out and you just keep going. You get the idea.
About the Givi. I'm a one up rider, so it doesn't matter. But I have the 56 litre trunk and it doesn't leave much room for a rider. With the back rest pad installed, it would probably force the rider to lean forward. View attachment 47514
Are those passenger floorboards? If so what brand and would you have a link?


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Are those passenger floorboards? If so what brand and would you have a link?


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They are Kuryakyn, purchased on ebay.
Rear peg adapter 8807, floorboard 4357
Front peg adapter 8808, floorboard 7579
You can use the smaller 7579 floorboard on the rear if you like.
I tried to use the large 4357 on the front but they're too big. Can't get my boot under the shifter and they're so large it was hard to get my feet on the ground. The shifter couldn't be adjusted high enough to make it work. I have a 900 Vulcan with large floorboards and I like them. The style of the CTX just wouldn't let it work out.
 

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