Hi EasyriderHello Alan,
You've had the bike a week now, how are you liking it? I have 3 bikes...all Hondas...a 2006 VTX1300, a CTX1300 and a 2014 Valkyrie. The CTX is my favorite of them all!
I’m going riding at every opportunity before the weather here breaks,just to really get used to her,as the winter will be a great time to change things I’m not happy with.
So, with 2 tanks of fuel under my belt,a new tall Honda screen fitted today and the handlebars adjusted yet again, I think I have the perfect riding position(probably find it was the original position in the first place😜)
At 70mph on motorway a small amount of wind, not buffeting, hits my head ,not uncomfortable.
At 90 mph all is still and serene and I can still hear the music coming from the speakers, just.
Very very comfortable.
I’ve adjusted the rear suspension again, not sure weather it’s max hard or soft as haven’t worked it out yet, but it seems ok and hasn’t boinged me out of the seat today, though I wouldn’t call it plush by any stretch of the imagination.
The front end is great on smooth roads as we all know, but it’s a heck of a bang when you hit a pothole, think I will go to the hyper pro springs and try the 5wt oil and hope that does the trick. Buy the way I’ve taken the bar end weights off which has made a big difference to the finger numbing experience.
So overall I think it is a really super bike, it’ll tour in complete comfort, that’s for sure,
And I’m finding more and more confidence in the twisties and realise that it is so stable, you get a feeling of invincibility as I’ve had no “moments”as of yet.
When researching, the bike jurnos would talk about the de tuned engine as a negative, but I’m finding that Honda really got it right for real world road riding.
It’s just brilliant.
so ,there you go, loving it , thanks for asking.