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Anyone seen someone take a CTX700N and make it a true 'naked' bike?

I like the hardware, but I've been debating removing the giant (pointless?) cowlings and fairings, and swapping out the beyond idiotic gas tank with either a true-to-size one for a smaller look, or a larger one for more gas.
 

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It looks horrible! Bob has a pic of it somewhere. All the pieces go together and wrap to cover. Unlike a common bike, you can go naked no problem cause all parts are independent. The CTX is designed almost opposite of independent. One look at the real fuel tank and you will see.
 

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Anyone seen someone take a CTX700N and make it a true 'naked' bike?

I like the hardware, but I've been debating removing the giant (pointless?) cowlings and fairings, and swapping out the beyond idiotic gas tank with either a true-to-size one for a smaller look, or a larger one for more gas.
Apparently you missed my "biker porn" thread wherein I posted a photo of a buck nekked CTX:



>:)>:)>:)
 

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Apparently you missed my "biker porn" thread wherein I posted a photo of a buck nekked CTX:



>:)>:)>:)
I did miss it! Do you ride it in that configuration, or were you just stripping it down to rebuild?

The below questions are aimed at me trying to understand what I'd need to change if I did this to my bike, so please, don't think I'm insulting yours.

How much of that is the stock frame? That gas tank looks kinda sad :(.

Are those big plates on the rear side stock? I don't remember them when I pulled the rear cowling to put on my saddlebags.

Was the headlamp re-done at all, or did you just pull all the cowlings off? It looks kind of oddly shaped and oversized, without the stuff around it. I'd probably end up swapping it out for something more traditional (single headlamp?).

Is that a custom seat? I assume so, since it's a different shape than my stock one.

Did you have to run any cables or reroute any wires?

Did you swap out the suspension or anything? It looks stock, but hard to tell when it's naked.

And maybe most importantly, how is the ride and performance?
 

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It looks horrible! Bob has a pic of it somewhere. All the pieces go together and wrap to cover. Unlike a common bike, you can go naked no problem cause all parts are independent. The CTX is designed almost opposite of independent. One look at the real fuel tank and you will see.
Ya. That's honestly almost exactly what I was expecting, but a man can dream! I asked him a bunch of questions on his reply, but right now I just assume if I ever wanted to do something like this I'd end up just buying a completely different bike because it would be cheaper.
 

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You can certainly go naked, it is weatherproof for the most part. Some things will need to be bought and modified to work and to have some appeal. Personaly with everything needed to be done and its stand alone appearance, I would use a different bike to start with.
 

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Ya. That's honestly almost exactly what I was expecting, but a man can dream! I asked him a bunch of questions on his reply, but right now I just assume if I ever wanted to do something like this I'd end up just buying a completely different bike because it would be cheaper.
What your looking at is a stripped down faired version with Corbin seat and saddlebag brackets that I sell here on the forum. The fairing and Tupperware was removed to allow access to add additional mods.


As far as adding a larger stand alone tank, you would need to completely redesign the intake system and most probably have to redesign the fuel delivery system. You would also run into issues with handle bar clearance issues since the fuel filler would have to be located at the top.
 

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The reason I would like to see the CTX700D naked and customized is because of it's transmission. It is currently the only automatic transmission out there, except for the Aprilia Mana. I would love to see the bike with a big retro style gas tank for starters.
 

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The reason I would like to see the CTX700D naked and customized is because of it's transmission. It is currently the only automatic transmission out there, except for the Aprilia Mana. I would love to see the bike with a big retro style gas tank for starters.
There are rumors the 2017 Goldwing/F6B/Valkyrie trio will get a DCT added to the mix... And there's the VFR1200X, as well as the Africa Twin (I'm not counting the NC700 and NM4 since those are essentially the same drive train as the CTX). So next year may see 4 different DCT-based drive trains from Honda that are available in the US:

1832cc flat 6
1200cc V4
1000cc parallel twin
670cc parallel twin

Add in the 750cc parallel twin available overseas, that's 5 DCT drive trains world-wide! I guess the question is when will Yamaha or Kawasaki or Suzuki step up and offer the same type of thing.
 

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I did miss it! Do you ride it in that configuration, or were you just stripping it down to rebuild?

The below questions are aimed at me trying to understand what I'd need to change if I did this to my bike, so please, don't think I'm insulting yours.

How much of that is the stock frame? That gas tank looks kinda sad :(.


Totally stock frame.

Are those big plates on the rear side stock? I don't remember them when I pulled the rear cowling to put on my saddlebags.


Those are the JFC plates for the saddle bags to be mounted.

Was the headlamp re-done at all, or did you just pull all the cowlings off? It looks kind of oddly shaped and oversized, without the stuff around it. I'd probably end up swapping it out for something more traditional (single headlamp?).


Nothing done with the headlight area other than taking off Tupperware.

Is that a custom seat? I assume so, since it's a different shape than my stock one.


Yep, it's the regular height Corbin.

Did you have to run any cables or reroute any wires?


Nope touched nothing regarding wiring, etc.

Did you swap out the suspension or anything? It looks stock, but hard to tell when it's naked.


Totally OEM stock for all mechanics & wires.

And maybe most importantly, how is the ride and performance?


Finally, it runs like a champ and I can't wait to get it triked (since I don't like 2 wheeling all that much). Hope this helps!
 
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