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    Where Are Your Chicken Strips?

    These are my Michelin Road 5's (on CTX700) after about 3 months with tighter turns and no peg dragging. (Was dragging pegs on the stock tires with almost an inch outside the wear line.)
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    Yeah, I cleared that spot Thursday because I knew...

    Yeah, I cleared that spot Thursday because I knew my wife wanted the van Friday.
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    Just another day riding to work....

    Just another day riding to work.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2657062227638499&set=gm.2745897042117515&type=3&theater&ifg=1
  4. Thread: Hello

    by kujawskir
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    Welcome! This CTX700 is my first bike, and the...

    Welcome!
    This CTX700 is my first bike, and the best commuter I've ever enjoyed.

    I'm using the stock tall windshield with the fairing model. At 5'5" it keeps me dry above the feet/ankles over...
  5. Thread: Hand grips

    by kujawskir
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    Agreed, just about any grip for this size bar...

    Agreed, just about any grip for this size bar would fit fine, but most would still be too thin to be fully comfortable. Since I'm putting grip puppies on whatever, I figure they'll work about as well...
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    I had a full face helmet and go through an ID...

    I had a full face helmet and go through an ID gate every work day. Most guards know my bike, habits, and voice well enough, some insist on seeing my face, and every now and then somebody complains...
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    I don't always seem to head in the same direction...

    I don't always seem to head in the same direction as everyone, but I do get there, and sometimes in a better fashion. ...
  8. I still see some of the folks on there who refuse...

    I still see some of the folks on there who refuse to learn or allow others to help learn, but the tone is better since we've decided not to poke the bears. IMHO, the "R" guy was more helpful and...
  9. I see the ordering link and the photos there are...

    I see the ordering link and the photos there are great.
    https://madstad.com/products/honda-ctx-kickstand-shoe
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    I was surprised that I push-started the CTX700...

    I was surprised that I push-started the CTX700 (manual) on the first try with no problems about two months after I got it new (2014 model in 2016) and the battery was too low. Part of my surprise was...
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    Welcome! Hope to see you on the GONR (Get Out N...

    Welcome!
    Hope to see you on the GONR (Get Out N Ride) events run by several of the Central PA Dealers next year!
  12. Welcome back to the streets! MSC offers an...

    Welcome back to the streets! MSC offers an intermediate course for anyone who might want to refresh unused skills. :cool:
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    You remind me of a blind man my father knew in...

    You remind me of a blind man my father knew in the 50's or 60's who took the wheel after hours when the street was empty with his friend calling out directions from the passenger seat. The constable...
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    NOT a self-driving motorcycle!

    "For this project ... not our goal to develop a self driving motorcycle."
    So it starts it's engine, takes off without a rider, negotiates turns, and stops on it's own - but they are only learning...
  15. My sympathy you have, though not of much worth....

    My sympathy you have, though not of much worth. Mine's manual and everyone I talk to seems to think the DCT is bulletproof, except needing a certain type of restart if turned off while in gear or...
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    Sadly, I agree. But electrics are becoming so...

    Sadly, I agree.

    But electrics are becoming so prolific even at prices higher than the energy savings that most companies are joining the band-wagon. The first models to suffer won't be the 70+...
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    How can we tell them to get rid of that shaft? I...

    How can we tell them to get rid of that shaft? I sat on a legacy Fury and loved it, told the dealer that shaft is a deal-breaker for me. I can't stand knowing the engine produces somewhere near...
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    I've never tried the crisscross thing, hopefully...

    I've never tried the crisscross thing, hopefully others can help with strapping methods.


    The thing I see wrong most on trailers is too much weight on the tongue. Forgive me if you already know...
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    I just visited Honda's sales site for something...

    I just visited Honda's sales site for something unrelated and found the same thing across the line:
    Manual or DCT with a chain: They advertise MPG and sometimes power specs. They're proud of...
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    I think tariffs had a lot to do with both that...

    I think tariffs had a lot to do with both that and marketing the 700 in US vs the 750 in every other country. There was a limited number of over 700 cc bikes allowed before tariff jumped from 4% to...
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    Welcome, Hope it gets you through many years of...

    Welcome,
    Hope it gets you through many years of enjoyment.

    At 53 yrs old I got this 2014 CTX700 6 speed manual as my first bike ever in late 2016 and it's the best commuting vehicle I've ever...
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    No, I expect it to be on when not running, I...

    No, I expect it to be on when not running, I don't think it's an oil pressure issue unless it flickers while running.
    May be an issue of a warning light going out or loose wire in the warning light...
  23. Thread: 750-cc CTX?

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    No, I'm looking to trade one for two, not likely...

    No, I'm looking to trade one for two, not likely any time soon:

    First: My primary use is commuting across town. Even on the interstate at 70 MPH, short trips 10 minutes or less, I'm happy with the...
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    Somewhere below 90 I'm guessing. - edit: No,...

    Somewhere below 90 I'm guessing.
    - edit: No, maybe 100?

    My wife an I left Aberdeen to come home (2.5 hrs) at 96 because she insisted we needed to be here by a certain time. We both insist on...
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    I remember travelling from Joliet to Indy, we...

    I remember travelling from Joliet to Indy, we went down along a small part of the Kankakee River several times and even stopped at the park. We thought it would be nice just to run the length of that...
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