Good to know. I think I will order one when I pick up my bike on Thursday.No problems, I use the center stand in the last 2 years every time I park in my garage, do maintenance, wash the bike
Oops! Forgot the shaft drive. I haven't had a shaft-drive bike in a while. Thanks.If you're going to do your own oil changes you can easily change the final drive fluid as well. I change it with every oil change (yes, overkill) but cheap and easy.
-Pro Honda Shaft Drive Oil. Hypoid 80w90
-I use HiFlow HF204 filters
Lots of oil choices and you can search the site for preferences.
A touring shield is also a nice upgrade.
I believe @willajabir has a list of popular accessories on the forum as well.
Thanks. First I have to find out if the CTX1300 that I bought already has one. I read somewhere where a guy bought a CTX and the dealer had already installed it. It's 5:30 AM local time now. I will call the dealer in a few hours.Barn Rat, Centerstand in the classifieds for sale by Live to Ride. I just bought a Seat from him, go for it!
I should not speak for Live to Ride, but I think his center stand is sold pending payment.Barn Rat, Centerstand in the classifieds for sale by Live to Ride. I just bought a Seat from him, go for it!
You are not the only one who thinks it is hard to get up on the centre stand. After several attempts and finally committing to let it sit level I got her up on the stand but it is a leap of faith to let her rest on both parts of the stand to get level then push down and lift and she came up on the stand. I am a 6.2 100kg guy and still struggled but I think a lot was thinking it may go over sideways so I was very aware of the weight shift away from me but once you realise the stand is level and the bike is level it wont go any further.My Bike came with the center stand. I've had many bikes with center stands including the Honda GL1800 and was able to get it up without a problem but this one is the most difficult to raise.
I think that one of the problems is that there isn't a good place to grab with your right hand. The only grab location that is in the area to every other bike out there is to grab under the edge of the seat and the seat feels loose as it is. I thought there was a problem with my seat latch but I saw another one and it was the same way. I don't really want to lift on the seat to get the bike up. It takes all I've got to put it on the stand. Maybe it was mounted wrong. I'll have to see if I can find the instructions.
I find the saddlebag guard a better option for me to engage the center stand, especially with my short arms:smileygarden_de_banY'all should be able to use the passenger grab rail for the right hand. That would prevent you from the need to bend over to reach lower (on the saddlebag guard if you have it)