+1I don't understand why everybody thinks these CTX's ride so bad. I don't think mine rides bad at all, but that's just me and I came off a Honda Fury that I had lowered 2" in the rear.
I agree -- and have agreed as long as I've been here. I think the CTX rides as well as any other bike I've owned. I'd like to know what people who think it rides rough have had to compare it to to give that impression. Everybody's make-up and preferences are different. But, as I noted in another post/thread, it's also quite possible that these things just vary from one bike to another. OK, I understand that some people just like to tweak things to improve them -- everything out of a mass-production assembly line can be improved in one or many aspects. But I just don't see how anybody can call the ride on this bike bad, any more than any other aspect of the bike that has after-market replacement or add-on parts can be considered bad.I don't understand why everybody thinks these CTX's ride so bad. I don't think mine rides bad at all, but that's just me and I came off a Honda Fury that I had lowered 2" in the rear.
THANKS STEVEI had my front and rear suspension done by a local specialist and I have got to say that the before and after are like chalk and cheese. The guys that did the work are called Teknik Motorsports, located in Penrith, Sydney.
They replaced the front springs, changed the fork oil and did some other stuff (I know, this is all very technical) and replaced the rear shocks with some Ohlins for a harley FX-D, model number HD216. He had to do some work to get them to fit, like drill out the eye thingys, but after a few hours I rode away and was amazed at the change in the handling and feel of the bike. Rough roads were smoothed out, there was no jarring through the handlebars, it was just a joy to ride.