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Hello from an older rider and forum newbie here in S/E CT. Long term though mostly an occassional (& fair weather) rider over the years since my first used CL350 in '73 (which was bored out to 400). It was replaced with a '70 CB750 which was replaced with a new '78 GL1000 (which I then Vettered up), which was replaced with a new '81 GL1100 Interstate. I then added an '82 V45 Sabre (to reduced the old man rider image caused by the Wings) and in '88 replaced the Interstate with a new GL1500. Current rides are still the '82 V45 Saber (owned since orderd, now w/ ~ 12kmi), and 88 Wing (owned since orderd, now w/ ~14kmi)... told you I was a occassional fair weather guy. However, I just recently purchased '08 GL1800 Wing (Nav/Comfort w/ 17kmi) and want to get in more riding miles going forward. I've always been very anal with my "TOYS" so all have been garaged and covered (like my Cars) when not in use so old those ones are still in like new condition. My mint 88 Wing is for sale now as I await my CTX 1300 Blue/Grey Deluxe... else will trade the older Wing toward the CTX. I found it ('88) to be a bit lighter and easier to handle (at times) than the newer/heavier '08 and I was considering keeping it. But then seeing info on the CTX changed that idea. I figure the CTX will be a bike to fall right between the V45 Saber and the GL1800... resulting in 3 totally different but all good rides. I'm curious about what the CTX 1300 accessories will look like and be priced so I can complete it my way (I'll do the install). Had been real busy on other stuff (mostly work) and drifted away from riding since ~ '05. But now that I'm recently retired I'm happily getting back into it (and other neglects) more than in past. This sounds like a good group of people on the forum and I hope to gain a lot of info and share ideas about the CTX as I/We all anxiously wait for its arrival.