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Me too, although it may not be the best review out there, I find that it's good to read a wide range of them as usually you get different tidbits of information to store in your arsenal :D
 

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Overall it's a good review. They only gripe about some fairly minor things that most people I know tend to change anyway - windshield, rear rack, handlebars, side cases. Rarely do I read a reviewer say something about aftermarket solutions which in a lot of cases make more sense and work better than OEM add ons. CeeBaileys makes side case bags, problem solved. Givi, Shad or? top case, helmet storage solved, Honda (mentioned) or other aftermarket windshield, weather protection solved. Handlebars, that may be a bit trickier I admit.
I'm looking forward to a demo ride in a couple of weeks. Im trying to decide between the CTX and F6B... I'm leaning towards the CTX as a better all around motorcycle.
 

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Overall it's a good review. They only gripe about some fairly minor things that most people I know tend to change anyway - windshield, rear rack, handlebars, side cases. Rarely do I read a reviewer say something about aftermarket solutions which in a lot of cases make more sense and work better than OEM add ons. CeeBaileys makes side case bags, problem solved. Givi, Shad or? top case, helmet storage solved, Honda (mentioned) or other aftermarket windshield, weather protection solved. Handlebars, that may be a bit trickier I admit.
I'm looking forward to a demo ride in a couple of weeks. Im trying to decide between the CTX and F6B... I'm leaning towards the CTX as a better all around motorcycle.
I was between the two a bit also. My thoughts were with the F6B you basically have the same size bike as a gold wing but you don't get all the features where as you can get the CTX with pretty much the same features (especially a Canadian model) but it's cheaper, much more nimble, and I have always preferred the V4's. My opinion anyways.
 

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I was between the two a bit also. My thoughts were with the F6B you basically have the same size bike as a gold wing but you don't get all the features where as you can get the CTX with pretty much the same features (especially a Canadian model) but it's cheaper, much more nimble, and I have always preferred the V4's. My opinion anyways.
That's exactly where I was last year. When I went to test ride (and buy) my CTX they had a red F6B leftover from 2013 out in front reduced to like $15K. One sales guy was amazed I was still considering the (then) more expensive CTX deluxe with that F6B sitting right next to it. I sat on the F6B. Felt heavy and big. Controls in the fairing seemed old-fashioned. Bags were nice and large, but no top case option. Seemed in every way like a compromise over what I wanted out of the CTX.

Seems to me like Honda is perhaps butting up against the fact that they should make the luggage and fairing options for the Gold Wing family more modular, and maybe look to DROP some weight.

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Has anyone experienced wrist pain due to bar angle ?
Here is the comment in the article to which i am referring.
The handlebars need to be less stylish and less curved. You can keep your hands on the grips, but wrists are uncomfortably bent. A straighter bar – at least by an inch or two – would be easier on the wrists and improve the feel of control.
I have a bit of arthritis in my wrists and wants to move from St1300 to ctx1300 for this reason
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Has anyone experienced wrist pain due to bar angle ?
Here is the comment in the article to which i am referring.
The handlebars need to be less stylish and less curved. You can keep your hands on the grips, but wrists are uncomfortably bent. A straighter bar – at least by an inch or two – would be easier on the wrists and improve the feel of control.
I have a bit of arthritis in my wrists and wants to move from St1300 to ctx1300 for this reason
thanks
james
Take a look in the Appearance & Body forum in the Tech section on this board. You'll find this issue mentioned THERE. I still feel some riders try to hold the grips like a baseball bat... or like they're riding a bike with narrow bars like many bobbers. This is not that kind of bike and needs to be managed differently than that kind, including how to hold the grips. My wrists are straight with my arm, but intentionally not straight to the grips, and I have no issues with this but there are others here who seem to.
 

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Hard to generalize. We're all different - height, arm length, physical conditioning, arthritis, looks:cool:.

I have some pain in my shoulders now. May try to raise the bars. But not wrist pain, and I would if anyone would.

You just got to try it yourself.
 
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I haven't had any wrist pain but have had some back pain from old injury.. I found a compamy Utopia product makes a drivers back rest for the stock seat on the CTX.. ordered it will post results. when installed
 

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Has anyone experienced wrist pain due to bar angle ?
Here is the comment in the article to which i am referring.
The handlebars need to be less stylish and less curved. You can keep your hands on the grips, but wrists are uncomfortably bent. A straighter bar – at least by an inch or two – would be easier on the wrists and improve the feel of control.
I have a bit of arthritis in my wrists and wants to move from St1300 to ctx1300 for this reason
thanks
james
Definitely BUT not until I did the USA 4 corners ride along with the 3 flags ride all at once,, But this IS the first ime in over 43 years of riding that I have had the problem.. This is the reason I just bought the Triumph trophy SE. Even with foam grip puppies on the CTX they were still too steeply angled for over 5 or 6 hours of continuous riding
 

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I haven't had any wrist pain but have had some back pain from old injury.. I found a compamy Utopia product makes a drivers back rest for the stock seat on the CTX.. ordered it will post results. when installed
Utopia built the first back rest for the CTX using my seat.. It was a much needed improvement on the ride. But I upped the ante with a russell day long full touring saddle with heat and matching back rest
 

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Do not buy a center stand for this bike. There is no where to lift when putting this bike up onto the center stand . It's worthless.
 

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I have the Canadian model, which comes with the centre stand. I have no problem getting it up on the stand.

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Do not buy a center stand for this bike. There is no where to lift when putting this bike up onto the center stand . It's worthless.
Maybe ask others where to lift before you post that there isn't a spot to lift. There is a great handhold under the passenger seat that allows you to lift the bike. I'm not saying it's as easy to lift up as a dirt bike; it's nearly 750 pounds, after all. But it's not impossible, and the center stand has been one of the most useful upgrades I've made so far to my CTX.
 

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Yes! My wrists hurt after riding 100+ miles at a stretch. It's just a bad angle.
 
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