Hey hey, bike looks sharp! I lIke the accent stripes. Glad you are enjoying it. You’ve put some miles on it in less than 3 years. One thing i meant to get and I see you have is the back rest. How is that working out?Hey, @Lazelod !!! Good to see you post here again.
Your response above was well-said. Agree with it all. Haven’t adjusted the HyperPro shocks at all from your setting. Ride is more than acceptable. You had 8,844 miles on it when I picked it up in April ‘18. Today, it has 34,882. Great bike. Thanx for “breaking it in” for me!!!!! View attachment 46344
Did you have to cut into the seat for that backrest? I haven't found one yet.Love the backrest. Got it for $50 from a local friend off a BMW touring bike. Have ridden the bike on many 400+ mile days, and 3 IronButt distance rides (two 1000-mile, one 1500-mile). Hope to ride it back to NC/Virginia again this year for my third Meetup in the Mountains.
I have pictures documenting the Utopia seat install, is actually easy with instructions. Contact me if you want the notes & pics. I believe I uploaded them to my profile or somewhere on the forum. The upright position of the CTX made the Utopia an essential upgrade. It is a superb product, quite ingenuous.Did you have to cut into the seat for that backrest? I haven't found one yet.
I to could not go the $19,000.00 hit the original owner of my CTX took, he bought it with every dealer option installed plus a Cee Bailey tall windshield. ( God bless him) He only put 2700 miles on it and I bought it 18 months old for $9300.00 In like new condition. I’ve only installed the menosabe saddlebag guards and forward mounts with foot pegs and a few farklesI really wish I could take one out on a test ride, but there's only one for sale within 500 miles of me.
Hello all, I'd like to start by apologizing for my first post being a little on the negative side, however, I'm hoping you all can remedy that. I've been riding for 39 years, and I'm currently looking for my next bike, which needs to meet a rather specific set of requirements that don't seem to follow the most common motorcycles. In fact I've been a little frustrated in my search, with so few options, so Imagine my surprise when yesterday someone suggested I check out the CTX1300. My first thought was, "Wow! How is it I've never heard of this bike before?" Which I'm sure comes as little surprise to any of you.
I was really liking the bike's design, features, and price point. I obviously found out about the one year run, but that's not a deal breaker for me. Not if it's a good bike. I was pleasantly surprised at how many of my needs the CTX1300 met. I was actually getting excited, so I watched some pro review videos and I began thinking this could be the one! It appears to handle the twisties well, sounds good with stock exhaust...Then ...I made the mistake of watching several CTX owner's videos. Wow... What gives? Why so negative?
I'm serious, after 10 mins of listening to the first guy complain about the mirrors, the suspension, Honda "screwing the owners", the power band, the nonfunctional Bluetooth, the "subpar Honda build quality", the corner cutting and bargain bin bike build, based on a detuned old reliable motor, with "an over weight steel frame that really should have been aluminum". I'd just about had enough, and clicked on the next video, only to find pretty much the same thing. And other one who also mentioned their disappointment with the ala carte tour trunk, and so on. It was a real buzzkill.
After getting my hopes up, I wanted to..I WANT to like the bike. So what gives? Why do CTX owners apologize for their bikes? Because oddly, for all their supposed short commings, they all seemed to have them for a long while. They look great, seem comfortable, did I just click on the only three negative owners videos on the web? I'd like this to be the bike, but first I need to address these concerns. I'd much rather know the truth up front, warts and all, so please help me to better understand the CTX, please be honest, and if possible, maybe help me feel a little better about ignoring those damn videos.
Thanks in advance.
I'm 6'6" 285lbs and don't fit well on most bikes. I bought the CTX1300 (not deluxe) with 2800 miles on it for $6,000. I knew from this forum what to expect in regards to potential issues I might have to address. I've addressed everything I didn't like and added much to it for comfort/pleasure. Today, I absolutely love my CTX 1300!!BTDT more than once. Picking up a downed bike that is. Once each with my ST1100 and Burgman 650 and twice, or was that 3 times, with my Gold Wing. A few times with bike on left side and few times on the right side. Back/squat method is by far the easiest (proven to me picking up the Gold Wing). In practice, both facing the bike and back to the bike have equal chances of it falling onto the other side. Which is really a very small chance since you never get so much momentum going on the way up that you can't stop before getting it straight up. And that's the trick. You never really pick a bike up all the way straight until the side stand is down. So if you are picking it up from laying on the left side you only lift it far enough to get the side stand down so you never get to, let alone pass, being straight up. If picking it up from the right side you put out the side stand before you start and you will have plenty of control to ease it onto the side stand. It really does work.