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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:39 pm 
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Prayers for the family, the person driving the oncoming vehicle, the first responders and the firemen who had to hose off the accident scene, as well as my buddy the tow truck guy who had to bring the mechanical pieces to his shop next door.


I had to get my car towed the other day (starter motor clapped out). I popped in the next day to pay the towie - he was working on draining the fluids from a 4 wheel drive that had been involved in a fatal. All I can say is "Jeeeeeeeeeeepers". I don't think a car that had been run over by a tank and then tossed for a week in a giant concrete mixer would have looked as bad. Just so many think it's the "law of the land" that they need to be wary of, but really it's the laws of physics; the latter are far more unforgiving - especially with motorcycles where we're some 28 times more likely to get injured than a cager.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:49 pm 
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There really isn't much about that bike not to like.


700 motor rather than the much improved 750 and the seat/peg/bar positioning is pretty awful.
But if you want feet forward and vibration it's ideal and will be economical to run.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:58 pm 
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That says it, a 750 yup nice but we no gots it here.
Seating position was bad just as you stated gn2, but Glen mentioned that that has changed.
Maybe Not better for you, but I think it might work for someone of my shorter stature.
Did you read Glen's earlier response to my post on the previous page? It's seat, pegs, bar are situated differently since the bike's conception. I don't want to screw words up here. It's easier to read back what he said.
I will sit my butt down on one again next Honda visit ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:15 pm 
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The seat/bar/peg positioning is typically custom cruiser, feet way out in front, back vertical.
I'm not a big fan of those feet forward ergos.
Its partly why I chose an SV instead of another maxi-scoot to replace the Forza.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:49 am 
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A set of 8” floorboards solves all the problems of position, you can have the cruiser position or the conventional bike position. Did 200 miles today, as comfortable as any long distance bike I’ve ever been on.....no vibration thru the floorboards.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:41 am 
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Glad you're liking your new CTX. Mine is a '14 and the seat is just about ideal. I'm 6'4" with 31" inseam thus tall in the torso. The only change I'm going to make is a driver back rest. I just can't seem to sit straight up for any length of time before I find myself slumped down. It's my issue, not the bike's. Never had great posture and as I age it's getting worse.

I miss the light weight of the PCX. For me, the CTX's weight was intimidating at first. Not going, but moving around the garage or getting up on center stand. Getting used to this after 6 months but still have to be careful to keep her upright when not under power.

Over all, the CTX handles great and is a pleasure to ride at all speeds.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:50 pm 
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Well congrats to you too Coastal Mountainer! I would imagine the CTX's weight to be intimidating for awhile. Keeps ya on yer toes (well, not in your case :D ). Glad you're enjoying it. I use to lift my Piaggio MP3 (over 450lbs) on its center stand, I got the hang of it, then not so bad. But...My back? Well that's another story. Do you have a Honda backrest on it? Are there any other backrests available or will you be altering or changing the position of the one your using?


Glen! That is such great news! Floorboards did the trick! 8) I'm liking this > Cruiser foot style or conventional foot style. No vibrations either. You took on 200 miles? That was Brave. Long venture not knowing how yer body would adjust or feel during or later. Cheers to that!
So in your garage resides a Corvette, PCX and CTX 8) BooYah!

Keep posting here, I'm reading ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:54 am 
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WhiteNoise here's a site you should visit: www.CTX700forum.com. Great site with tons of info on the CTX700 series.

I removed the passenger back rest and added a Viking tail bag for smaller storage needs. Still exploring how to get me a drivers back rest. Think I"ll call Seth Lamb and see if they can modify my current seat and add a back rest and a little better cushioning and looks.

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I’m mounting new saddle bags today. Pictures later… I now have 650 miles on the bike and couldn’t be more happy. Can’t wait for the new Corbin seat which will push me back a couple inches and even give me more legroom. But the floorboards are a night and day difference. I still use my PCX religiously every day for short distance, and you have to be very careful jumping on the little bike and then jumping on the big one. You mis judge the weight of both bikes for a few seconds…

The DCT is nothing short of amazing. Unlike a CVT, or the variator, it is a true hard shift as fast as you want to make them. I’ve gotten real good with putting it in manual and using the paddles to do anything I want to do and it’s truly faster than what your foot and hand can do if it was a manual transmission. Shifts are positive and instant. Honda has set up an entire mini site just on the DCT ......you can find it here

http://en.honda-dct.com/sp/

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Coastal, thanks for sharing the link to CTX forum. I will check it out :)

In the meantime, I was wondering if you or Glen might be interested in something like this:
https://www.bikersfriend.com/honda/
That link covers just Honda bikes, you might want to browse around just to see the set-up on other bike's too.
See an Example:
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Over the years, I've had my eyes on these, even though they're a bit costly. Heh! If it does the trick, you have the $$, it's worth it!

Glen, yes, please show us your days work. I'm Happy you still are..... :P

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WhiteNoise wrote:
Coastal, thanks for sharing the link to CTX forum. I will check it out :)

In the meantime, I was wondering if you or Glen might be interested in something like this:
https://www.bikersfriend.com/honda/
That link covers just Honda bikes, you might want to browse around just to see the set-up on other bike's too.


Hey, WN, thanks for the link. I like how that one on the PCX sits on the seat. I wonder what size that one is.
I may have to get one for my future road trips!!

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Pelican bags using a custom fabricated bracket -all for about $260

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:34 pm 
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Jge64 wrote:
Pelican bags using a custom fabricated bracket -all for about $260

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Looks good. Are they detachable?


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