Rave, rave, rave and a minor rant. - Honda CTX700 Forum
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Rave, rave, rave and a minor rant.

Hey guys, Finally completely underway and some impressions to share. Like most here I am LOVING my new bike. She had 70 total miles on her when I picked her up Memorial Day weekend. 2018 DCT N. I had hoped that without having to manage the transmission I would be able to focus more on traffic and road conditions and my riding and that is exactly what I am experiencing. I rode an old Shadow VLX back in the early 2000s and it was fun but nothing like this.
I am travelling at speeds routinely that used to make me uncomfortable, but this bike lends itself to a feeling of confidence. At higher speeds approaching 60 MPH the wind was causing me some stress so I installed an MRA Xcreen Sport windscreen over the weekend and it does just the trick. Still an enjoyable amount of 'breeze' but nothing that is unmanageable. A small gripe with that screen. It was somewhat pricey and the attachment of the spoiler section was not well detailed in the "instructions". IMHO for what it cost it should have been delivered assembled.
I absolutely love the way the bike downshifts as you ease off the throttle, the curves are very enjoyable and the center of gravity so low the bike has become an instant addiction. In 2 weeks I have put hundreds ands hundreds of miles on 'Mia' :-) A totally different experience than when I learned and rode 10+ years ago. Bravo to Honda and so glad to be back up on 2 wheels again!
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Glad your enjoying your new ride so much. How's that seat pack working as a backrest I was looking at one for my wife but it looked like you would have to have it packed all the time for support. Thxs for your assessment.

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Hey Bryan, its more of a pack than a backrest. I like it because I can fit a few things in there and don't have to always carry a backpack. Maybe if it was filled completely with sand or something else dense it would have backrest potential but as is, not so much.
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“. At higher speeds approaching 60 MPH the wind was causing me some stress so I installed an MRA Xcreen Sport windscreen over the weekend and it does just the trick. Still an enjoyable amount of 'breeze' but nothing that is unmanageable. A small gripe with that screen. It was somewhat pricey and the attachment of the spoiler section was not well detailed in the "instructions"![/QUOTE]

What windshield did you get and Was the Xcreen an addition? I like how it looks
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Thank you CK. Having fun with it. I bought the 2 pieces together. You can attach the spoiler at the top to any windshield I think, by means of a clamp system but I preferred to get the set and the base is pre drilled. The assembly is a bit of a pain as I had mentioned in my post but I do like the outcome. I photographed the packing slip for your convenience. Thanks again.
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Thank you CK. Having fun with it. I bought the 2 pieces together. You can attach the spoiler at the top to any windshield I think, by means of a clamp system but I preferred to get the set and the base is pre drilled. The assembly is a bit of a pain as I had mentioned in my post but I do like the outcome. I photographed the packing slip for your convenience. Thanks again.
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Sounds like you and the bike are a good fit. Congrats.
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Thanks Sigman, my biggest problem these days is not enough time. Ran down to the harbor this afternoon.
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Hey guys, Finally completely underway and some impressions to share. Like most here I am LOVING my new bike. She had 70 total miles on her when I picked her up Memorial Day weekend. 2018 DCT N. I had hoped that without having to manage the transmission I would be able to focus more on traffic and road conditions and my riding and that is exactly what I am experiencing. I rode an old Shadow VLX back in the early 2000s and it was fun but nothing like this.
I am travelling at speeds routinely that used to make me uncomfortable, but this bike lends itself to a feeling of confidence. At higher speeds approaching 60 MPH the wind was causing me some stress so I installed an MRA Xcreen Sport windscreen over the weekend and it does just the trick. Still an enjoyable amount of 'breeze' but nothing that is unmanageable. A small gripe with that screen. It was somewhat pricey and the attachment of the spoiler section was not well detailed in the "instructions". IMHO for what it cost it should have been delivered assembled.
I absolutely love the way the bike downshifts as you ease off the throttle, the curves are very enjoyable and the center of gravity so low the bike has become an instant addiction. In 2 weeks I have put hundreds ands hundreds of miles on 'Mia' :-) A totally different experience than when I learned and rode 10+ years ago. Bravo to Honda and so glad to be back up on 2 wheels again!
i KNOW HOW YOU FEEL...LOTS OF LUCK WITH IT....I'M ADDICTED TO MINE. RIDE SAFE!
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