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WOW, I can't believe I'm a low number member. A spinal cord problem in my old age is causing me to gravitate toward lower bikes these last few yrs, so the CTX1300 looks like it was custom made for me. I have weakness in my arms and legs, can't stand on my toes anymore to throw my leg over a taller bike. As long as I'm sitting I feel no pain so I ain't giving up riding yet. Can't wait to get on the CTX.
 

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Welcome to the forum soggybottom!

The trend for bikes definitetly follows with your age and posture. The CTX 1300 would be a good bet for your spinal health from the upright seating position. Whcih bike are you riding at the moment from your signature? Do you enjoy the DCT from the NC700?
 

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welcome aboard Soggy, alot of us are in a similar boat. getting older and valuing comfort above all!

as an aside you were number 12 yesterday, were up to 32 now ;)
 

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Welcome to the forum soggybottom!

The trend for bikes definitetly follows with your age and posture. The CTX 1300 would be a good bet for your spinal health from the upright seating position. Whcih bike are you riding at the moment from your signature? Do you enjoy the DCT from the NC700?
I also have an 08 Suzuki C90 and an 03 BMW R1150R, I have a second home in NC below Greensboro which we will be moving to in about a year, I had the 03 Beemer sitting there for 18 months, I get out there to ride it about 4 times a yr. In sept I drove my P/U and enclosed trailer out to NC with household and garage stuff along with my NC700DCT and returned home to Az with the Beemer to sell here. I love the DCT NC, its a blast to ride with the auto trans which is why I swapped bikes, I plan on keeping the NC and selling the other 4 and buying one retirement bike. I'm hot on the new FJR Yamaha and the CTX1300, so far the FJR looks like a better value but the CTX looks like a better fit, we'll see as more info shows up and they show up in the showrooms.

All my bikes are registered and insured and I ride at least one every day. Here in Az we are in the 8 months of spring weather season. I will miss this dry weather and year round riding when we leave next yr.
 

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welcome to the forum!
have you contacted your local dealer about when you can place a deposit on one and when to expected them to arrive?
 

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I also have an 08 Suzuki C90 and an 03 BMW R1150R, I have a second home in NC below Greensboro which we will be moving to in about a year, I had the 03 Beemer sitting there for 18 months, I get out there to ride it about 4 times a yr. In sept I drove my P/U and enclosed trailer out to NC with household and garage stuff along with my NC700DCT and returned home to Az with the Beemer to sell here. I love the DCT NC, its a blast to ride with the auto trans which is why I swapped bikes, I plan on keeping the NC and selling the other 4 and buying one retirement bike. I'm hot on the new FJR Yamaha and the CTX1300, so far the FJR looks like a better value but the CTX looks like a better fit, we'll see as more info shows up and they show up in the showrooms.

All my bikes are registered and insured and I ride at least one every day. Here in Az we are in the 8 months of spring weather season. I will miss this dry weather and year round riding when we leave next yr.
That is a nice drive across state to NC. the times that I have been to NC I sung by the Fontana Dam and had a ncie ride along the mountains there. I wouldn't mind relocated there but in your case it is hard to leave behind 8 months of spring. That only means more riding time. I come to figure that you could only pay attention to so many bikes, especially when one is in another state *points finger.

Make sure you get enough riding in AZ before you leave. :cool:
 

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I been in Az 14 yrs, logged many miles on alot of bikes. I did Ca up and down the coast, vegas 2wice per yr, on one trip to vegas I did a day trip to area 51/Rachael Nv. that was way cool, 08 I rode to Laguna Seca and again in 09, in 06 I rode to NJ on an 89 goldwing, 750 miles per day, one day was 890. I'm so happy I can say I rode coast to coast. Most of my pics are on broke down lap tops, I gotta get them out one day.

Nobody lists what state they are from, I like to know....
 

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thats a sweet collection of motorcycles. what do you like about the FJR yamaha so far?
The FJR was remodeled in 2013, it has electronic cruise control, power windscreen, ABS, TC, heated grips, rear rack, 145 HP. about 16K. So far the honda is not as well equiped and more money, I won't be buying anything for at least 9 months so we will see what hondas price will be. Right now the 17K version doesn't even have auto cancelling directionals. Looks like the delux model is better equiped but not as well as the FJR and several K more:confused:
 

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$17,000 and still no auto cancelling directional signals, what has this world come to. I find it weird that some bike makers don't include features like this on a bike that costs that much
 

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I hope Honda is lurking this forum, some people will comment how simple it is to cancel the signals, I could never in 40 yrs remember to cancel 100% of the time, it is a safty hasard. And I don't believe the people that say its so simple can remember 100% of the time and it only takes one time to have a car pull out in front of you.
 

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I've been riding legally on the street since 1974 and I've never forgotten to turn off a signal. It is such an easy habit to learn. Just push the signal release any time you come out of a sharp bend. You don't even have to think about it. It's OK to push the release even if the signal was not on.

Most bikes have a very clear indicator on the dash to show you that the light is still on. I hated the beeping that accompanied the signals on some of the '70s Hondas.

I am thankful that the Trophy lets me turn that feature off. I hated it on the Gold Wing. I'd turn on my signal at the junction sign and the signal would shut off just as I entered the turn lane. Then I had to turn it back on for the actual turn.

Turning off the signal on a bike via automation is not simple. In a car you just let the steering wheel tick off the signal. Honda and Triumph seem to be measuring a certain distance before turning it off. Harley had a system that turned it off as you accelerated away from the turn. They assumed that you were done turning when you sped up.

It worked fairly well on my Electra Glide. But I found the feature very annoying on the Gold Wing and the Trophy. It is not an easy thing to implement and it just doesn't work very well.

Any bike that adds such a feature should also include a way to turn it off. The same goes for ABS and Traction Control. I want to turn those off when I ride in the gravel.
 

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Prior to about 1994 the HD turn signals were manual, you had to hold the button in on right or left side. I think I liked that better manual cancel. I have trouble with it because I'm always swapping bikes and they each use a different system. My most noted problem is waiting at a red light and forgeting to cancel.
 

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Prior to about 1994 the HD turn signals were manual, you had to hold the button in on right or left side. I think I liked that better manual cancel. I have trouble with it because I'm always swapping bikes and they each use a different system. My most noted problem is waiting at a red light and forgeting to cancel.
it's annoying having it not cancel, especially when going from driving a car that has it and your bike doesn't.
 

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Prior to about 1994 the HD turn signals were manual, you had to hold the button in on right or left side. I think I liked that better manual cancel. I have trouble with it because I'm always swapping bikes and they each use a different system. My most noted problem is waiting at a red light and forgeting to cancel.
I'm sure it wouldn't be impossible to replace the switch with one that requires you to hold it. It should just be a switch swap.
 

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WOW, I can't believe I'm a low number member. A spinal cord problem in my old age is causing me to gravitate toward lower bikes these last few yrs, so the CTX1300 looks like it was custom made for me. I have weakness in my arms and legs, can't stand on my toes anymore to throw my leg over a taller bike. As long as I'm sitting I feel no pain so I ain't giving up riding yet. Can't wait to get on the CTX.
Welcome @soggybottom!
 
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