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Ordered a Red Deluxe from Florence Honda in South Carolina. Rusty said it would be there in one week. Yes. It was. Great price. Great dealer. Rode the 70 miles back home to Myrtle Beach. More comfortable than my car. I chose one option: 12 volt outlet. With the temps at 92 I think I will enjoy the breeze afforded by the short screen. Maybe in winter the tall one will be necessary. I want to begin farkling but right now I can't complain about anything. Even the Bluetooth paired right up. For the first time ever I'm getting hand gestures (amiable ones) and waves from Harley riders. I think they think it is a custom Street Glide.
 

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Congrats!!! She sure looks pretty doesn't she?

I rode mine 145 miles home from the dealer 10 days ago and totally agree, more comfy than the car! I had purchased the tall shield at time of purchase but it was on order to be delivered free shipping to my home... arrived Tuesday. I'll possibly be using the shorty shield for warn/hot months and tall for LD travel and cooler months. Need to find those dual-lock strips for the tall shield. Hope to find them at Radio Shack, they usually have those.
 

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Congrats on the new ride!! She sure is purdy!!! I like so see more of these on the road!!
 

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Is that the original Honda 12v socket.. ??
I remember on that panel (from picture) there is no holes for socket..
Does this mean drilling the panel.. to make space for this 12v socket?

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Yes. I think they drilled a hole and installed a different one.
 

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Based on the lettering on the cap it looks like the socket they installed is only good for 3 AMPS! Unless they ignored the rating of that plug and connected to the bike plug for that item. The fuse for that option is a 10 amp fuse per the electrical diagram in the service manual if they connected it right. I thought the factory 12v port goes inside the right storage box, but this may be better as long as that weather cap is on there due to limited space in the box.

3 amps should be fine for GPS/mp3/smartphone/etc. I plan to install a 12v port in the same location as the CM (Canadian, European) model, under the seat next to the right saddlebag. It will be 15 amp since I will need that to power my Slime mini air compressor in case of a tire emergency. Anything less for amps and the compressor blows the fuse. I have a truck bed weather proof socket to install there.
 

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Congratulations on the new ride!

I love the look of the CTX in Red.
 

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and Congratulation.. for you new bike.. very nice color..

I'm waiting for mine as well.. hope it arrive by August.. with no further delay
 

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The first CTX1300 that I saw/sat on was red. It was going to be "the one". It was the base model, which was ok with me (I don't need music on a motorcycle - and always laugh/cringe when some guy cruises by with Hank Williams blaring out like some low-rider out'a da hood). But took the wife back one week later to have a nice long "sit on" and they had added a black one and a blue deluxe to their line-up. Well, she loved the blue (and was comfortable on the seat), so that's what I drove home. Oh well, small enough price to pay to get an enthusiastic thumbs up from the wife to buy the motorcycle that I have been waiting for Honda to build for 10 years.

One thing I find interesting as I read all your buying experiences... Seems like you were offered accessories right from the start (tall windshield, rack, 12V plug...). My dealer said that there are no accessories available yet. In fact, even armed with the part numbers that you guys gave me, they still say that they cannot order any parts yet, period, end of conversation. I am beginning to think I need to find a new dealer...
 
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Beautiful bike congratulations, great read, great info to share Jim
 

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I ignore certain parts of certain comments...
I like country music, and will have it playing through the speakers of my CTX when I ride sometimes when it's not playing through my headset. But I will turn on the audio mute so it doesn't annoy others at a stop. :)
 

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How very pretentious and judgmental of you :(.

You misunderstand... I certainly was not trying to sound judgmental of any style of music. Its the irony of any music blaring out of a motorcycle - it is a fine volume for the rider - but loud to the bystander - that was my thought. Maybe I should have used Barry Manilow as the example...
 

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Your first example was actually more accurate. I really can't see someone on a low rider in leather and bandanna blaring Barry Manilow on his speakers over the drone of his loud pipes.
 

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Most of the bikes I've heard music blaring from a bike -- if you could even call it 'blaring' -- I haven't found to be too annoying. It's the rap thumping from these suburban street punk wannabees coming from sound systems that cost many times more than the vehicles they're installed in and rattling the windows in my house from a couple hundred feet away that really grate on my nerves. But that's a discussion for another thread. I've yet to hear anything like that coming from a motorcycle sound system. Different audience, I would guess.
 

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Yes. I think they drilled a hole and installed a different one.

Is that the standard location for the dealer installed 12v connection? Reason I ask is that I'm getting it installed (with a center stand)'next week.


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Red Deluxe is my ride too! I love it! Congrats brother. Hey, I am up near Greensboro. We should meet up somewhere in the middle. I used to live in Pembroke then moved to Laurinburg. I know the roads on that side of the state well.
 

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Is that the standard location for the dealer installed 12v connection? Reason I ask is that I'm getting it installed (with a center stand)'next week.


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The standard location Honda provided for the 12v socket is in the space behind the right plastic cover under the right side of the seat just behind where the right shock is located. You can reach the mounting point through the hole that you see at the shock/frame mount location after removing the seat. I added 2 12v sockets. The OEM socket is only a 10 amp and the wiring will not likely allow higher than that. I have a Slime mini compressor that I take with me for travel... just in case, and it requires 15 amps minimum. So I installed my own 12v 15 amp socket under the seat using a sealed socket from Walmart that has a spring door to seal from weather. I wired this one directly to the battery with a 15 amp inline fuse at the battery. I also added a 12v socket that I can use to charge devices while on the road inside my right saddlebag using the factory provided cable and plug and the factory 10 amp fuse. I don't have a need to have a 12v connection up front that is not using a direct connect harness for any device. I did that on my GW and even on my Burgman a little and decided I didn't want those wires hanging all over. I direct connect my GPS and my Gerbing electric gloves and anything else either connects to the USB in the front storage box or to the 12v socket I added to the right saddlebag.
You can see what I did HERE.
I provided some information for the pins used in the factory dummy plugs to make them live in my profile visitor messages.
 
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