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I was just surfing around looking for a gadget for another bike of mine. I wound up at Twisted Throttle, as I was scrolling down a list looking for my CB1100 category I noticed a listing for the CTX1300, I clicked, there were about 80 products that they list that will work for the CTX, just general purpose stuff but, it looks like Twisted is getting geared up to be a major web supplier having a listing for a bike that isn't even on the road yet, I think that is a good sign.
 

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Yea there is a ton of stuff on their website for the CTX 1300. I'll make sure to drop by there again once the CTX 1300 is actually on the road. Anything in particular that you are looking into buying @soggybottom ?
 

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I am looking for a set of tank knee pads for my 2013 CB1100, I bought it used a few weeks ago. Only ugly on it is a scratch in the knee area of the tank. Its not that noticeable but it is 6" long. Some kind of fits all pad will hide the sin instead of spending hundreds for a new used tank or repaint.
 

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Definitely a good sign -- somebody seems to be of the opinion this bike is going to do well. Trying to see if Direct Line Parts has anything up yet for it, but the site seems to be down at the moment.
 

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Seeing aftermarket parts, and a lot of them, come out before the bike is definitely a good sign. Must mean that there is already substantial interest in the CTX1300.

What parts are people thinking of getting for their CTX1300? Has anyone already bought stuff ahead of receiving their bike?
 

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The only things I need is a big front window and a big trunk in the back, a cell phone/gps/radio mount on the handle bar and a 12v plugin somewhere handy near the phone, not hidden in some fairing pocket or in the saddlebag. And lots of gas.
 

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I'm ok with a shorter shield, as long as the breeze doesn't hit me below the chin bar. I would plan to add my own 12v socket. Maybe even inside the saddle bag since I would use it to charge my cell and that connects via BT to my headset. I may even add a powerlet connector (BMW type 12v weather proof) on the fairing next to the buttons or pockets. A GPS RAM mount on the bars is the way to go on this bike too. My current mount is on top of the dash under the shield but don't see that working on the CTX. One of my first mods would be an isolated fuse block for stuff I add (I never take power from the factory wires). Second and third mods would be a Nautilus Air horn and my GPS power feed. Then I would stop and think about what is needed next.
Oh, those 12v sockets. And I cannot forget to add my cheap Radio Shack button to operate my garage door opener (tucked behind the fairing somewhere). Have had one of those on my last 3 bikes. A half inch stainless plate sticks up from the top clutch reservoir clamp bolt with the tiny button and pair of wires run to the back side of the opener circuit board. :D Getting excited just typing this. I like doing these kinds of mods.
 

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Seeing aftermarket parts, and a lot of them, come out before the bike is definitely a good sign. Must mean that there is already substantial interest in the CTX1300.

What parts are people thinking of getting for their CTX1300? Has anyone already bought stuff ahead of receiving their bike?
It's also a good sign that aftermarket parts makers see it being a really successful bike. the presence of people here interest in it is also another good sign!
 

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I started making a list yesterday. So far I've come up with:

Crash bars/engine guards
Floorboards
Centerstand
Saddlebag liners
Luggage rack? (for gym bag, unless it will fit into the saddlebag)
P3 and Photon Blaster lights
Pigtail for battery tender

I also will want to add a garage door opener that I can use without having to dig it out of a pocket. I added that to my Shadow by putting a waterproof stainless steel push button on the lockable side cover and stashing the opener inside. That way I can just reach down with my right hand and press the button. I may do something similar on the CTX but don't want to cut any holes unless I absolutely have to.

On another topic, one of the articles about the CTX when it came out indicated that it had built-in crash bars. Does anyone see those on any of the pictures of the bike? I'm used to big chrome loops as crash bars on bikes, but there is nothing like that here that I can see. What do you guys think?
 

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No big chrome loops on this baby. In some photos you should be able to see a heavy duty black block sticking out just in front of the cylinder head covers. It sticks out about 2" outboard of the covers. That's the engine guard. It should be plenty as far as function goes unless you plan to fall over in a rock garden. If you want flash and chrome then you will want those large chrome loops but that wouldn't be my preference. I like the understated look of these.

As to garage door opener... I've added a button on every bike since my GW so I can tap it without taking my hands off the grips. On my ST1100 I had a very small aluminum strip mounted on the top clutch reservoir clamp bolt and used a cheap Radio Shack button in the top end of that. The button has 2 wires that go to a garage door controller under the fairing where they are soldered to the back side of the button inside the controller. There is a connector in between so I can remove bike parts. The cheap RS button has worked flawlessly in all weather rain/sun/hot/cold/very cold for as long as I've used this setup since 2002 (new button on each different bike of course since I left it on when selling the bikes). The one I put on my GW is the little red button on the silver bracket. The one I put on my ST is the little black button (from the same package! came with a black and a red.) just in front of the clutch reservoir.
 

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Oh, I did notice the same thing missing on this bike as on both models of the ST... crash bars for the luggage! There are alternatives and aftermarket add-ons for the ST1300, one being to retrofit a set from the GW line. I'd be interested in a set of blacked out bars for that.
 

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Thanks, Bob, I figured that's what those things were, but they were so unlike anything I had seen that I wanted to make sure. Guess I'll take those off of my list. But I agree with you about crash bars for the saddlebags!
 

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If you look closely at any side view, between the front curve of the exhaust (just where it turns down) and the radiator fairing, you will see a section of the double cradle frame. I was thinking this would be an excellent mounting point for a set of highway pegs :)
 
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