Is the CTX1300 going to have the same suspension set up as the CTX700?
Thanks for posting the differences between the two.Two different animals, similar in name only (and some looks):
Front Suspension: 41mm fork, 4.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link single shock, 4.3 inches travel
Front Suspension: Inverted 45mm fork
Rear Suspension: Twin rear shocks with spring
I now have over 8K on my bike and the rear shocks are still junk on any road that is not smooth. I have a set of stock air shock for a GL1100 that I put on my bike today just went for short ride the jarring is gone. They are about a 1/2 inch to long I ran the air press at 25 lbs to make the bike set level. So this showed me the rear shocks are whats causing the rough riding I think its to much comp damping.The suspension does gradually become less harsh as you start to rack up miles. The front more so than the rear, but they both soften up.
Now that I think of it, I remember thinking the same thing when I first got the Thunderbird -- for a big heavy bike, it sure rode stiff. It obviously softened up too, because I went through the same cycle again when I got rid of it and grabbed the CTX.
Hi Chiappa, how much does it cost? Did you order cartridges and replaced by yourself?for my 1300, I fixed the harsh frontend and the hands-free wobble with a set of Traxxion Dynamics cartridges - had just 9k miles on it and couldn't take it any longer - bike is perfect now
Hi Chiappa, how much does it cost? Did you order cartridges and replaced by yourself?