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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Bike Transition Sale

Yup, you read that right: Bike Transition Sale! :-)

Well, the fact is that my wife and I move up from our CTX700 (Fairing) and have quite the collection of items for sale that either don't fit our new bikes or are no longer needed. To make things easier, I have put a page together that lists them all. Either respond here or via PM if you are interested in any of them.

https://sites.google.com/intrepidmed...sinbiking/home

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Got it. Thanks!

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Very nice presentation. Things I need are already sold.
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You didn't say what you up'd too. Have fun.

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Thanks --- Waiting on shipping cost to 31558. Please use [email protected] email for reply as I do not navigate this site very well. Mike in Georgia wvirnwkr
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Thanks --- Waiting on shipping cost to 31558. Please use [email protected] email for reply as I do not navigate this site very well. Mike in Georgia wvirnwkr
Haven't forgotten you, Mike! :-) I'll have that to you shortly!

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You didn't say what you up'd too. Have fun.
We moved up to a couple of 2018 BMW R1200RT. Thoroughly enjoy them. They are in a different class in a number of different ways. We loved our CTXs, especially the handling, low center of gravity, etc. However, the type of roads we ride (mostly country roads) caused back issues for us. The forward leg position didn't allow us to stand up when going over bumpy roads and the suspension let us feel every one of them. Tried raising the handlebars for my wife to help with back issues, plus getting custom seats from Seth Lamb didn't bring the desired improvement. We finally figured that it was the leg-forward position that caused the issues. For both of us.

Having the RTs now is a completely different ball game. No more back pain after sitting on the bike for less than an hour. Handling is what we hoped would be either comparable to the CTX, or better. That has panned out. While the RT is a heavier bike, once you roll you feel the attention to balance and in many ways is surpassing that of the CTX.

So wished Honda would make a more comfortable bike with that engine. The biggest drawback of the RTs is their weight. Having an extra 120+ pounds to deal with, plus a higher seat height was a learning curve and still is a challenge for my wife, despite the low seat and higher boots. She's enjoying riding it though!

As for the Honda touring lineup, the next closest is the Gold Wing, but now we're talking about different issues. The RTs are not light nor inexpensive bikes but compared to the Gold Wing you'd have to step up to the big K1600 to find a somewhat equal motorcycle in terms of size, weight, and cost. Honda simply doesn't have anything in the RT range, at least not that I have seen. Perhaps I overlooked something.

Anyways, this is a CTX700 forum, so I'll keep it with the above. :-)
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