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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Found your group & signed on to learn about my (maybe) next bike. Had my eye on the CTX 700 for awhile now. Not a classic cruiser guy but my '05 Suzuki Blvd. M50 has been a dependable & enjoyable ride for 24,000 (s)miles, (one owner, rider & technician: me) I've owned bikes from each of the Japanese Big Four, 5 Hondas, 2 Suzukis, 2 Yamahas, 1 Kawasaki over 40+ years. (all street bikes)
Sadly, since I can only keep one at a time, my Suzi may go to a new home. I do get attached to them all partly because of the TLC I put into them and mostly for the memories they have helped to create.
If (when?) I make a deal on the CTX, I'll be on here right away. Riding & wrenching are my passion and I hope to continue that at least through this lifetime.
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Found your group & signed on to learn about my (maybe) next bike. Had my eye on the CTX 700 for awhile now. Not a classic cruiser guy but my '05 Suzuki Blvd. M50 has been a dependable & enjoyable ride for 24,000 (s)miles, (one owner, rider & technician: me) I've owned bikes from each of the Japanese Big Four, 5 Hondas, 2 Suzukis, 2 Yamahas, 1 Kawasaki over 40+ years. (all street bikes)
Sadly, since I can only keep one at a time, my Suzi may go to a new home. I do get attached to them all partly because of the TLC I put into them and mostly for the memories they have helped to create.
If (when?) I make a deal on the CTX, I'll be on here right away. Riding & wrenching are my passion and I hope to continue that at least through this lifetime.
Welcome 350Four. I think you will thoroughly enjoy the CTX and come to love it as much as your other bikes. Probably ore since it has so much more to offer. Be sure to check out the DCT. Amazing piece of technology. It makes riding a joy.
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Welcome !!! you will find a lot of specific tech info on this forum!!

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You won't regret having a CTX! There are too many ways to list all of the good attributes of the CTX variants, but hang around here and they will be revealed!

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Welcome to the forum, 350four!

I owned a 2003 Volusia (bought new in the same year) and rode that for 5 years. Loved my Volusia! But I tell you, take a CTX for a test ride and I'll bet you'll be immediately sold. Many of the members here have traded in their bigger-engine bikes for the CTX and will never look back.

Some of the things I was concerned about were:

1. Chain driven. Since the majority of my bikes were always shaft driven it was hard to go back to a chain drive. But, although the chain maintenance is necessary, it's not all that difficult. And, for me, it allows me to consistently check the tires.

2. DCT. I wasn't totally sold on the DCT so I took a manual model. My next bike very may well be a DCT but the CTX700 manual is a breeze. And so far, there hasn't really been any major DCT issues. The system is nails!

3. Not enough engine. I've taken my CTX on highways at 90+ and it rides pretty smooth for a lightweight bike. Honda has geared this engine where is doesn't feel like it's winding-out above 70mph like the M50/Volusia did.

Once I test rode a DCT I was sold. And I plan to keep this bike for many years!
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Welcome! With the CTX you can plan on doing a lot more riding than wrenching (unless you want to).

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Welcome! With the CTX you can plan on doing a lot more riding than wrenching (unless you want to).
I'll add my welcome to the chorus and clarify that when we speak of "wrenching" around here, it generally involves installation of some new accessory!

Click on this URL for information on my heel/toe foot shifter thread: http://www.ctx700forum.com/forum/ctx...tml#post711858
Click on this URL to look over my CTX trike build thread: http://www.ctx700forum.com/forum/ctx...mizations.html

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WELCOME!
Don't even think about it. Ha!
The CTX is a great bike for the money.
It really offers a lot for the price and the performance given.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-22-2017, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Just logged back in today, Thank You all for your welcome greetings & thoughts.
My Suzi M50 is a nice ride but has it's limitations, higher mileage days & highway speeds @ 70+ can wear me out. Most of my riding is on back roads & in mountains, but I hope to do more traveling & see more of our great land & Canada too. (Bucket List)
Loved my past Hondas, & generally prefer function over form a bit. In fact, I bought a 1978 CX500 when they first came out. NOT stylish, especially in it's day, LOL! In spite of the spindly looking suspension, it handled really well. And it was liquid cooled w/ shaft drive & tubeless tires, ahead of it's time for a "mid-size".
I've got a close eye on a '15, slightly used, DCT, maybe finding it's new home very soon. Will keep you posted & thanks again.
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