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What if accidentally drop CTX1300? i mean some light drop, may be during the u turn. Where would you think it will damage ? Side mirror, Exhaust, Saddle Bag.

I'm thinking that they should have some crash bar or Frame slider. i.e. F6B has it front and bag underneath the saddle bag. Is there any aftermarket protector that i can add on? :350x700px-LL-66dd6d

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The bike has engine bars hidden under those plastic wings at front. However, the saddle bags seem to be a bit wider so the colour-coded panel on them would be scratched as well as the plastic cover over the engine guard. The mirrors may escape or the mirror cover may just pop off safely.
 

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While the CTX1300 does not have saddlebag protection for a tip over it does have protection up front for the engine. Those protrusions just in front of the cylinder head covers that stick out about 3 inches are covered steel bars that are engine guards. This is similar to the ST1300 and ST1100 that have only engine guards below the head covers.

I don't know for sure what would be damaged in a tip over with the CTX1300 and really don't want to find out any time soon. :D

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The bike has engine bars hidden under those plastic wings at front. However, the saddle bags seem to be a bit wider so the colour-coded panel on them would be scratched as well as the plastic cover over the engine guard. The mirrors may escape or the mirror cover may just pop off safely.
I now have first hand experience with this, and can confirm Dexter's predictions in red (ugh).

The leading plane-angle on the color-coded panel of the saddle bag was most apparent. As mine is black, the scratches into the plastic looked sort of white. I used a black Sharpie to disguise them, and now nobody knows but me.
 

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I have done it...

:515:Twice no less!
the first time I was starting out from a light along side a Harley guy. We both told the other to go and I eventually decided to go, figuring he wanted to check the bike out. Not sure what I did as all of a sudden I heard a screech from front tire (with it partially turned ) and then the tilt to right started and went too far for me to stop it so I (and bike) did a semi slow drop to right side. Very embarrassed I slid my way out from under it and the friendly guy next to me quickly got off his to help me get it upright as check if I was OK. It was a bit more work than I expected to get it up from horizontal. My first thought was the ABS applied (in error) the front only brake, but I don't think I was moving fast enough (>6MPH) for it to even be in service. I can only assume I screwed up (brain fart) and hit the front brake vs clutch in error but really just don't know as I've never done that before. And this was only my 2'nd ride on the new bike.
The right side /engine bar COVER was barely scratched, the mirror cover popped off and was scratch pretty good, front exhaust chrome cover was a little scratched and deformed/shifted, and the rear muffler cover were scratched (both on bottom so not that that noticeable), and the front right lower corner of the bag painted portion was scratched pretty bad. I was able to buff out 90%+ of mirrors issues. I could not do much to the bag cover so initially did some pin striping to make it much less noticeable. A few days later I went to my dealer to check availability and pricing of some parts. I decided the mirror cover repairs done were good enough vs cost to replace. I could always change my mind later but I did a good job so I doubt it. I ordered the cosmetic "front portion" exhaust chrome cover and pre-painted saddle bag colored panel. (Dealer gave me a break on cost-due to the cause so both totaled ~ $200) The rear portion muffler cover is part of the muffler and can not be separated. And cost of the entire muffler is a bit too pricey to justify (at this time) for some minor barely visible (since on the bottom) scratches. Took a few weeks to get them ( that was a month plus ago). But I have yet to put them on.

Good thing too as a few weeks ago I was trying to turn around on a driveway with a very bad surface plus severe angled/bank. At one point I did not have enough control Too short on legs (and old)... as I was in neutral and moving using feet as best I could reach. But I did A TURN WITH TOO MUCH LEAN, HIT FRONT BRAKE (I'm guessing again) AND LOST IT AGAIN. :350x700px-LL-66dd6d.
This time I was able to stop it (BARELY) before a complete touch down, but the front muffler cover and bag cover did hit somewhat- due to the very irregular and severely banked terrain. I could barely keep it from resting completely and hoped a passing car might stop to assist. But 2 went by with a stop, and it was not a high traffic area. I was running out od strength. Some how I got my left leg around ( I must have let it gently rest but not sure) to use crunched legs and back to get it upright. As I got near vertical I realized a big problem... I had not thought to put kick stand down before getting set to raise and could easily lose it once up as I was REALLY:( straining and barely able to do what I was doing. I must have had an adrenalin burst which enabled me to some how stretch my left arm to the stand while holding bike off the ground (somewhat) with back and legs. Once up and on stand I had to sit down and settle. I was quite exhausted, shaking ( muscle strains) , and of course upset with myself for letting bike and me to get into the situation. So now I have a bit of a phobia about will there be a 3 ( and hopefully final) time I do the same thing. As such, I may hold off the 2 new part replacements until end of the season lay up. I'm waiting for touch up paint availability to do some work on bag cover corner. Being the dark blue, the black below the paint doesn't' make it too noticeable ... BUT I CERTAINLY see it. And I removed the pin striping there as I wanted it on the upper horizontal ridge vs lower.

Point of all this sharing my story of embarrassment is confirm from personal experience (and TWICE) that the front drop protection with engine area covered bar works reasonably well. BUT we/it also needs something in rear area like done on Wings. One point drop support leads to a pivot point allowing the rear bike panel and muffler to hit, where 2 would keep it up... much better at least and pending terrain of course.:mad:

Maybe aftermarket will have something to help if Honda doesn't in future.:confused:
 

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The ST1300 riders do have an aftermarket solution for the very same reason. Missing tip-over protection in the rear on the ST has resulted in a tip-over bar similar to the GW that bolts on to the plate where the rear pegs are. I'm sure there will be something come out from the aftermarket, especially if someone finds out who made one for the ST and puts in a request.
 

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Good to know as I'm not up on historical ST Stuff.:confused:
Mother Honda (are you reading or listening?) should have learned from that then and addressed same on their replacement CTX . :350x700px-LL-66dd6d
They did the Wing right. :smileygarden_de_ban :ty:
So why not the CTX:confused:. ( and a few others perhaps). Or at least designed it right and offered it as an accessory/option ... like everything else that should have been included from the start ...center stand, taller windshield etc.:515:
 

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I am guessing that since the colored overlay on the saddlebags costs less than the better bags on the other bikes, like the GW especially, they figured on saving a few bucks and letting that take the scraping rather than put a crash bar there that would need to be replaced in a tip over anyway. I did have to replace the crash bar on my ST from a low side, and the fairing plastic all around it as well. The crash bar didn't stop the damage to the plastic up front but did protect the engine (more important). The bike slid on the crash bar across the road coming out of a hairpin turn and onto a sandy shoulder, then the bags settled into the sand. There some sand scrapes on the bag on that side but those mostly rubbed out. If I replaced just the outer shell of the saddlebag (no colored overlay on these) the cost would have been $460 OEM pricing. The insurance paid me that amount for that part but I didn't replace it since now, after buffing, it looked just like the other side :)
Used the money for other farkles (functional sparkles, or is it per the urban dictionary: F.A.R.K.L.E. -- Fancy Accessory Really Kool Likely Expensive). Like LED lights, GPS mount, other things like that. :D
 

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The bike has engine bars hidden under those plastic wings at front. However, the saddle bags seem to be a bit wider so the colour-coded panel on them would be scratched as well as the plastic cover over the engine guard. The mirrors may escape or the mirror cover may just pop off safely.
EXACTLY , don't ask me how I know.
 

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Don't leave us hanging. Spill it! (pun intended):D
I drove to Dallas to pu bag savers from Charlie, I had them in my bags, went home to install them and did a U turn in drive, and it very lightly laid down. But my bike has 125 miles, so I ordered new mirror cover and tank bag color piece.

Unbelievable that I was 15 mins from installing. The upside, my bag savers did not get harmed. Less than $300 to make as new, my deduc is $750 so not claiming it.

Not to be thrown from my horse, I installed bag savers and drove back to work.

In my defense my previous bike was 410# wet, my all time heaviest was my suzuki 1982 750T that was about 500# , so gravity has more effect on the CTX.
 

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Since we are all confessing today, I will follow the lead. Last weekend my friend and I took a trip to the Outer Banks of NC. On the way, first day out, we stopped to take shelter from lightning and torrents of rain. When it let up a bit I went to the bike and adjusted the windshield down so I could at least see the road. When I got off to let her on, I forgot to put down the side stand and down the bike went. Pretty easy to get back up especially with adrenaline pumping. Mirror cover popped off and so I popped it back on. Later found a few scratches on the mirror cover and side case cover. I can live them. Glad it wasn't a Goldwing.
I have to admit that now I'm not so worried about future drops.
 

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Wait, one more !
Beautiful day up here to ride. All suited up sitting on the bike ready to start up on cement driveway. Oil check crossed my mind before starting. I get off the bike and like flytrap I forgot to put the side stand down. Mirror cover popped off and was able to snap it back on. It has a little rash on the outer edge. Also broke the white metal mount on the cree led light that I had put on. Was able to fix that with some JB weld. Other than that no damage that I can see. Lesson learned .... I'm never going to check my oil again ! One thing I should mention is I use plumbers grease on all the rubber grommets. Easier to snap the cowlings on and off.
 

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A day after I installed my factory driving lights, I put my bike on the centerstand in my driveway, covered it, and left for the day. I had owned it for about three weeks at this point. I came home later that night, and there it was, on its side. Instantly nauseated, and I jumped out of the car to "rescue" it. My wife was there, asking how she could help, but in retrospect I know I looked and behaved just like the father in Christmas Story when he's trying to pick up the pieces of his broken lamp. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how it happened until I fetched a flashlight.

As it turns out, my tar driveway (I rent) was laid over a foundation of sand, and evidently there's a spring that runs under the property. The right side of the centerstand punched a hole in the tar, revealing a sinkhole, and over the bike went.

Sigh.

So, boogered up driving light housing, plastic engine cover, mirror cover, and saddlebag panel. I've mentioned it in another post that even though $165 seems a little exorbitant for a panel, I'm grateful you can replace that instead of half the saddlebag itself. The silver lining in all of that is that at least now I know I could pick up the bike if I had to.
 

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So, boogered up driving light housing, plastic engine cover, mirror cover, and saddlebag panel. I've mentioned it in another post that even though $165 seems a little exorbitant for a panel, I'm grateful you can replace that instead of half the saddlebag itself. The silver lining in all of that is that at least now I know I could pick up the bike if I had to.
That amazed me too, I found lifting the CTX up was easier then my triumph speed triple that weighed about 500. The weight is all down low.
 

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After picking up my GL1500 Gold Wing I've never been afraid of picking up any other bike sold. I also learned to always use my side stand puck when parking on any asphalt surface. Only exception is on old asphalt during cool or cold weather when it's hard. Most surfaces around here are concrete, even the designated mc parking area at my work (State of Iowa).
 

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One of my friends with whom I ride frequently drops his bike. He always shouts "I meant to do that". It works for him.
 
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