Which sprocket, the one at the front of the shaft, or the one in the back???worst comes to worst you can fiddle with the sprockets...
Dunno. But here are just a few of the goodies you can find for the ST1300; I'd expect that it shouldn't be long before they are available for the CTX, if they don't plug right in as is.Now how much longer till we see those tuning stuff? and what brands would you guys expect to come out with them?
in the font OBVIOUSLY HEHEHEHHHWhich sprocket, the one at the front of the shaft, or the one in the back???
If performance really isn't up to snuff, I'm sure there will be tuning kits, after-market air boxes and exhausts soon enough, especially if it sells well. Plus whatever there is out there for the ST I'll bet will be easily adaptable to the CTX.
Well, on that subject, what's always surprised me is that they (or some third party) never offered replacement final drive gears for shaft-drive bikes. The VTX1800 guys were lucky in that regard, because the VTX1300 had a lower ratio set from the factory that made all the gears in the 1800 taller and was a direct swap for the original. A company that built trikes out of the 1300's used to sell the clusters to 1800 guys looking to relax the ride a bit more. I was always happy with mine (although red line came up REAL quick in 1st when you whacked it), but plenty of guys did swap them out. The original Valk had a stump-pulling final drive out of a cement truck that I know a lot of riders would like to have been able to stretch out. Then again I guess I'm not really that surprised -- there's probably nowhere near the demand for it to justify the R&D that would be needed for each individual model to make it cost-effective and affordable to the average rider that wanted a change.in the font OBVIOUSLY HEHEHEHHH
mental slip up, although you COULD with the right know how and a whole lot of time to waste hehehh
On many of my trips out of town on county highways I'll go through small towns where the speed limit drops to 35 mph for a while and if there are no stops I'll just leave it in 5th gear and on the way out of town pull out back up to 55 mph no problem. I think the tach shows about 2000 rpm at 35 mph in 5th gear and it pulls away just fine. The torque curve as shown in that review (at the bottom) is very flat. I've said it here and on the ST forum that the CTX has more torque and hp than the ST at below 5000 rpm, about the same AT 5000 rpm, and the ST pulls away above 5000 rpm. But on the CTX I'd be going faster than any legal highway speed, about 90 mph I think, at that engine speed. The CTX still has just a little torque beyond that before it drops off much.