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Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   08-04-2019, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Thumper
No, I changed them at 60,000 miles. They were...

No, I changed them at 60,000 miles. They were still good but we were getting ready for a long trip and I wanted the peace of mind. We ride in some bad elements sometimes.
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   08-04-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
Thanks Gary, we appreciate your comment very much!

Thanks Gary, we appreciate your comment very much!
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   08-01-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
[QUOTE=Kickapoojim;926867]It is very encouraging...

[QUOTE=Kickapoojim;926867]It is very encouraging to hear the bike did so well.

Ever see gators on the road?[/QUOTE

As a matter of fact, we have had close calls with gators many times! Doesn't...
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   07-30-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
Dave, make sure and let me know when you will be...

Dave, make sure and let me know when you will be here!
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   07-30-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
Bryan, You sure it wasn't a suspension problem...

Bryan,
You sure it wasn't a suspension problem or how the bike was weighted since you were on a road trip? Just thinking out loud here.
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   07-29-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
No problem with our tires! Beads have been...

No problem with our tires! Beads have been working out well.
Sounds like that tire you had might have been really out of round. You might have been ok if you added more beads to that one. I have...
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   07-29-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
I read that somewhere! I haven't tried it but it...

I read that somewhere! I haven't tried it but it sounds logical.
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   07-29-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
Just look up eztirebeads on the internet. I use...

Just look up eztirebeads on the internet. I use 2oz in rear and 1oz in front. The newer tire manufacturing process is pretty good and most tires are well balanced. If you tire has a white or yellow...
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   07-29-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
Type of tire, road surface, rider weight, style...

Type of tire, road surface, rider weight, style of riding, balanced wheels. Lot's of factors affect wear. I would think you should get more than 8,000 miles though.
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   07-29-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
Thanks for the suggestions! Actually I have...

Thanks for the suggestions!
Actually I have installed Avons on her bike and they are great! She likes the Michelin PR4 better for rain and corners. We have been getting some pretty good mileage on...
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   07-29-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thumper
I have to look at the log book again but if...

I have to look at the log book again but if memory serves me right, I did 4 inspections and twice I found valves out of spec. This last one had two exhaust (one for each cylinder) that were tight.
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   01-25-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Thumper
Thanks Bob! Very sorry to hear of his loss!

Thanks Bob! Very sorry to hear of his loss!
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   12-08-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,787
Posted By Thumper
Ride On Brother! Great report and happy to see...

Ride On Brother! Great report and happy to see these bikes getting such high mileage from their owners. Honda does it right!
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   11-18-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,198
Posted By Thumper
Great seeing you both again! Beautiful riding...

Great seeing you both again! Beautiful riding weather and I know you enjoyed your ride home.
Forum: How-To Forum   06-28-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By Thumper
If you are using Kerosene for cleaning, I would...

If you are using Kerosene for cleaning, I would wipe it down with a lint free cloth afterwards and then spray some chain lube on it. Probably not necessary to blow dry the chain. There are lot's of...
Forum: Honda CTX700 Lounge   05-01-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Thumper
Looks like a great ride! Have fun and keep the...

Looks like a great ride! Have fun and keep the rubber side down!
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   04-26-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Thumper
My wife TheMagster has 84,637 non-commuting miles...

My wife TheMagster has 84,637 non-commuting miles on the bike now. Running great and looks new!
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   01-07-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,745
Posted By Thumper
Not getting the messages MTVic, but right now my...

Not getting the messages MTVic, but right now my bike is apart while I'm doing a valve adjustment. Shim under bucket and not going as well as I had hoped. Timing problem after starting it up. I'll...
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   01-03-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,745
Posted By Thumper
Does beer count as nourishment? I think I read...

Does beer count as nourishment? I think I read something about the Hops or Barley helping the body. I'm feeling great so it must be working!
It really looks like everyone up north is taking a...
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   01-03-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,745
Posted By Thumper
You must be contacting TheMagster! She never...

You must be contacting TheMagster! She never answers her messages or calls! Hope you are well and keeping the education retirement system funded for all us old guys! ;)
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   01-02-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,745
Posted By Thumper
Recently retired so busy doing what I want now!...

Recently retired so busy doing what I want now! Still check in to read the forum and keeping my wifes ("TheMagster") bike running tip-top! 81k miles and purrs like a kitten! Hope everyone had a great...
Forum: Honda CTX700 Classified Forum   11-19-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Thumper
Message sent!

Message sent!
Forum: Honda CTX700 Lounge   10-22-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Thumper
We have used the SMH10 units in torrent downpours...

We have used the SMH10 units in torrent downpours across the US and they work fine other than an occasional echo sound. However, they do work without fail.
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   10-22-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By Thumper
Just rolled into the ranch and it was a great...

Just rolled into the ranch and it was a great weeked for riding! Nice meet up in the morning with Mike (MTVIC-Pictured with TheMagster) for a ride up to the St. Johns River Grille. Dan (Burdica)...
Forum: CTX700 General Discussion Forum   10-21-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By Thumper
Danny, we are not going into the Daytona mess...

Danny, we are not going into the Daytona mess this year! St. Johns River Grille is just a lunch spot for us. It's our Anniversary and we will be celebrating by riding without the crowds. Have fun and...
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