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« on: July 23, 2019, 01:31:07 AM »

Howdy - forgot to post pics... i bought Mark and Dawn's Honda Ctx700 DCT. I've named him Lil Beast. I'm having fun bonding with him. Ill add a windshield and new grips newxt week.





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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 02:20:26 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 02:21:55 AM »

Congrats Carol! Do yourself a favor, before you shell out big bucks for a set of grips get yourself a set of grip puppies. Just a bit of soap & water & they slide on. I'll never be with out these again! I have a set on my Pacific Coast & love them so much I'm considering removing the ISO grips that cane with my 02 wing & going back to stock with grip puppies. There is also a few you tube videos of these.

https://rankshops.com/products/grip-puppy-comfort-grips-the-original-and-the-best?gclid=Cj0KCQjwvdXpBRCoARIsAMJSKqITPi7w32UPtPakZMjhmfsAeph-k0t1nxYmpGNY0TkoNHTd3UTIklgaAkVWEALw_wcB
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 01:55:18 PM »

It's purity … very sharp!  Congrats!

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 05:56:29 PM »

Congrats Carol! Do yourself a favor, before you shell out big bucks for a set of grips get yourself a set of grip puppies. Just a bit of soap & water & they slide on. I'll never be with out these again! I have a set on my Pacific Coast & love them so much I'm considering removing the ISO grips that cane with my 02 wing & going back to stock with grip puppies. There is also a few you tube videos of these.

https://rankshops.com/products/grip-puppy-comfort-grips-the-original-and-the-best?gclid=Cj0KCQjwvdXpBRCoARIsAMJSKqITPi7w32UPtPakZMjhmfsAeph-k0t1nxYmpGNY0TkoNHTd3UTIklgaAkVWEALw_wcB


I second that!  They’re cheap, they’re comfortable, and they last a long time, easy to install.

And congrats on the new-to-you ride.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 07:22:43 PM »

Nice. I thought about doing that to replace my old Burgman 400 but couldn't find a deal near me.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 08:26:09 PM »

Woohoo! Happy new bike day Carol!

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 10:29:14 PM »

Again congrats Carol.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 11:43:27 PM »

Nice, Carolyn!

Re Grip puppies, make sure they are not to big for you.  They were on my BUrgman and I could never get a comfortable grip on them.   ...and in my opinion they looks cheap.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 01:20:48 AM »

Grab-ons look better, do the same thing.
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 04:10:47 AM »

I had grip puppies on my Swing until I replaced them with ISO grips which were very nice.  I would have to get the clam shell type because of my heated grips they have to go over the OEM grips. I have heard mixed reviews on them.   The grip puppies when they got wet they were wet for awhile.  I will look into the Grab-ons.  Thank’s Joan for the heads up.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 06:22:58 PM »

Grip Puppies are great, unless you have small hands.  For me, stock grips were always too small. I put the Iso Grips on my Gold Wing and ST1300 and loved them, but I didnít have heated grips, either.  I agree, the Grab-ons might be the answer.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2019, 04:22:39 AM »

Congratulations Carol.  I've always wanted to try out the DCT CTX for myself.  I've sat on a few in a showroom and am always tickled at how well it hides it's weight.  You have a nice looking bike, enjoy the bonding experience!

Re Grip puppies, make sure they are not to big for you.  They were on my BUrgman and I could never get a comfortable grip on them.   ...and in my opinion they looks cheap.

Yeah, I've never liked how they looked either.  I do understand that they work well for intended purpose so that's a plus.
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2019, 11:49:04 AM »

Congrats, Carol.
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2019, 07:29:12 AM »

Congrats on the bike Carol. I had the manual shift version but didn't quite bond with it, too much feet forward for me and not the best for city commuting. Magical slow revving engine with bags of torque, I never revved it past 3k RPM, changed gear at 2500 max most times. Best economy (Imperial gallons 5.456L Expat47) recorded was 115MPG or 98MPG US (41.7KML or 2.9L per hundred for you Europeans). If it was DCT I probably would still have it today and put up with the feet position.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2019, 11:52:40 PM »

Congratulations on the new ride. Now we'll never see you on any rides, you'll be too far ahead.
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2019, 01:51:08 PM »

Congratulations Carol.  I've always wanted to try out the DCT CTX for myself.  I've sat on a few in a showroom and am always tickled at how well it hides it's weight.  You have a nice looking bike, enjoy the bonding experience!

Re Grip puppies, make sure they are not to big for you.  They were on my BUrgman and I could never get a comfortable grip on them.   ...and in my opinion they looks cheap.

Yeah, I've never liked how they looked either.  I do understand that they work well for intended purpose so that's a plus.

Oddly enough, the Grip Puppies looked just right on my Vstrom, like they were meant for that kind of bike.
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