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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2021, 04:05:36 PM »

... snipped ... I am now looking at a Honda CTX 700 G.

John, there is lots of good information on the https://www.ctx700forum.com/forums/ website and a number of its members have come from the maxi-scooter world. 

At one point I was considering a DCT version of the CTX700 which are not available in Canada.  I decided to pass the importing process (which I have done 6 or 7 times) and picked up my current Silverwing instead. 
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« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2021, 11:10:45 PM »

I like my CTX700 but the back suspension is not plush regardless of the setting. Just received my new Penske shock and hope to get it installed next week.
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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2021, 01:45:02 AM »

I found a shop that can repair my Burgman 650 so no new bike for me, at this time.
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« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2021, 06:08:11 AM »


The hopes and dreams of an entire board have been dashed.
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« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2021, 03:24:34 PM »

That's good news (I think) John. I hope you have better luck getting it fixed than I had with mine. If they can fix it as well as Craig fixed his, you'll be able to go well over 100,000 miles!
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« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2021, 06:34:01 PM »

Good Luck on the repair John.  I hope it works and lasts a long, long time for you.
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« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2021, 08:55:12 PM »

I think I'll have it fixed and then sell it. It looks like a Honda CTX 700 with the DCT will be my next ride
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« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2021, 02:58:55 PM »

Here's a good CTX700 forum to join if you want to some some advance reading.

https://www.ctx700forum.com/forums/
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« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2021, 05:48:43 AM »

Just convince those shipyard personnel to get all the AK 550 scooters sitting in containers on the coast out to dealers. I want to sit on one before the rubber rots.


The CTX700 is simply a repackaging of one of the NC700 series. If you like foot forward controls like a big cruiser in a smaller package then you'll like one of those. But that foot position is NOTHING like the ergonomics of any scooter, even super scooters. I've owned both and my tailbone thanks me for choosing the better of the two. It's also NOT anything close to the CTX1300 (aside from engine size), which I've also owned (a much better bike IMO, but no longer my style of ride).
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« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2021, 01:03:05 PM »

The Ctx700 is a much better ride with floorboards. Most of us have installed them.
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« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2021, 03:57:28 AM »

I've ordered a Corbin seat and new foot boards for my "new to me" CTX700D
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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2021, 07:57:26 AM »

I've ordered a Corbin seat and new foot boards for my "new to me" CTX700D
If you feel the need:
I got my wife a CTX700 a few years ago. Coming off her Forza scooter, she wasn't comfortable with the foot brake. I got a rear brake lever and gear for a Silverwing and had it installed. Perfect cosmetic match and worked perfectly.
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« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2021, 03:05:48 PM »

I've ordered a Corbin seat and new foot boards for my "new to me" CTX700D

 Congrats, John! Waiting to hear your thoughts after you put some miles on it.  I'm still looking for an AK550 to try.
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« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2021, 05:36:24 PM »

Just put a Penske shock on my CTX. Highly recommended, takes the harshness out of the ride. People under 160 pounds seem okay with the factory shock.
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« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2021, 12:06:32 AM »

Made a backrest from an Isuzu headrest.


After taking the photos, I went back and put some split tubing for holding wiring around the exposed rods.
Soon, I plan to use plaster rattle can paint in matte black to match it to the seat as the dark grey don't look so good.
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« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2021, 02:03:09 AM »

There is vinyl upholstery paint in rattle cans. Works good.
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