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I'm not sure about maintenance needs on the motor but if you stop over at ST-Owners.com you'll find a whole lot of riders of the ST1300 where this motor comes from who are very knowledgeable about that question. You can poke around in the special ST1300 section and find out a lot of the needs and quirks of the first issue of this engine.
 

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Welcome to the board, huladog!

So what's your situation, buying, looking to buy, browsing, or just curious?
 

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Lurking till I decide what to buy!

Welcome to the board, huladog!

So what's your situation, buying, looking to buy, browsing, or just curious?
Riding a super-reliable 2013 CB1100 right now after selling my BMW R1200RT (great bike, questionable electricals) and a Harley Street Glide prior to that. Yep, I've been riding all kinds of bikes lately much to the wife's annoyance, but I MISS a bagger!

Have narrowed it down to the CTX1300 which is why I'm lurking and learning, but a leftover Goldwing F6B caught my eye, too.

I'll keep learning from others and let you guys know what I end up getting.

Aloha,
Huladog
 

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Personally, if not for the heft of the F6B I would've been very tempted to go that route. It's a familiar platform being one of the GW family and has the bagger lines with very good performance to boot. But that's why I sold my GW many years ago... the weight and bulkiness. I was uneasy in some of the traffic situations in which I was often finding myself. The CTX1300 is perfect for me with the comfort of the GW, the power too, and not nearly the weight. With a lower CG than a standard GW, maybe about the same CG as the F6B, it handles much better for me.
 

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That's quite a variety you've had, Huladog. :) but that's the only way to know for sure what you do and don't want in a bike.

I'm with Bob on the F6B -- nice, but a little more bike than I need or want. Unlike the the '01 Magna I had a few years ago that was a bit less bike than I wanted. I like a big cruiser, but not a huge battleship. The CTX1300 is perfect.
 

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Thanks for the feedback on the F6B and GW. I admit that the F6B was NOT on my radar even after seeing it the other year at the motorcycle show in NYC when it first came out, then seeing it in a dealerships I kept thinking 'it's too dang big' so I never even sat on one.

Last weekend I stopped by my local dealer to ask if they were going to bring a CTX1300 in soon since I had just been in Chicago on business and went to Des Plaines Honda just so I could see/sit on the CTX1300 since they're a big enough single-line dealer and I knew they had them in stock along with the Valkyrie.

Nope, no CTX1300 at my dealer but for kicks I went over and sat on the F6B that they have on the floor that nobody wants to buy and I was really surprised how easily it comes off the stand for a bulky bike. Yep, they really did hide it's weight compared to hefting a Harley Touring bike off the stand.

Then I did the same to the new Valkyrie they just got and felt that although it was lighter, it felt heavier coming up off the stand. With my short legs I could reach the ground comfortably on either GW model, not flat footed, but close enough.

BUT! A black CTX1300 Deluxe keeps calling my name ..... I went to far as to ask the dealer over on the Big Island of Hawaii to quote me a price delivered to my island since they have them in stock.

Then like a good shopper I tweaked my local dealer this morning and said what's my OTD price since the other guys already quoted me a deal. That got them going for sure.

Nah, not lucky like you guys on the continental US who have a variety of Honda dealers to choose from here on the main island of Oahu we have ONE Honda dealer.

Will keep you guys posted if I get the CTX!

Aloha,
Huladog
 
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