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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2016, 09:47:46 AM »
Thanks for all the pics. The more I look, the more I like. Especially the pipes.

Well if you're in the neighborhood, reach out to me and you're welcome to have a go on mine. Thanks for reading and commenting. Very much appreciated.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2016, 09:48:07 AM »
Went on a short ride yesterday. It's been raining real frog stranglers here lately.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2016, 10:09:46 AM »
Winter is on the way so I'm prepping the CTX for cold weather. I purchased an OEM tall windshield off fleabay and thought I would post a few comments as I just installed it. I read the service manual and I could not believe the amount of Tupperware they instructed to remove to install the windshield. So I googled it and found this fellows video. Very helpful! Gotta love YouTube! You can make the swap of your windshield only having to remove the mirror covers.



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New one screwed on.
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Polished up all the bits and pieces that were covered from the mask. Installed some velcro on the new shield in the same place at the short one.
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All set for old man winter!
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I've only put a couple hundred miles on it with the tall windshield and it was a huge difference. A really nice pocket of air. I've never really rode a bike with such prominent holes in the windshield as this OEM has. It certainly works well for me. I'm still getting airflow on my helmet. I must say it really takes on a much different personality with the tall windshield. More proper so to speak...

I purchased a dock kit for my TomTom off amazon for $39 and I'm in the process of mounting that so I can just pop on my nav off the KTM.
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I also installed an OEM 12V accessory outlet that is housed under the seat and got that project done. Good to go for heated gear.
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Next up OEM heated handgrips. I just ordered mine from bikebandit.com, they also had a coupon for 10% off dropping the price down to $197 delivered. So I'll be tackling this project as well soon.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2016, 04:02:03 PM »
So I went out for a ride this afternoon, first time with no rain in a week!
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Spotsylvania Courthouse
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So many soldiers have died right on the very soil I'm standing on let alone the Virginian's that died fighting for this great country...
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Continued over to the hardware store to pickup some stainless steel screws to mount my nav. There's a new Indian store there and they were have a demo day. The place was packed!
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So I skedaddled down US 95 to air the CTX out a little and on Exit 118, Thornburg exit houses the newest NASCAR track in the country. They just opened it.
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Hmmm? Maybe I should take the Big Bottomed Beauty (AKA Hondapotamus) out  for a lap or two?
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2016, 04:15:23 PM »
Next Stop General Stonewall's Shrine.

As I near the entrance a freight train came rolling through.
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Love trains!
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Just over the railroad tracks is the entrance to the Shrine.
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Very nice entry way into the park.
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What's significant about this area regarding General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson is he was wounded by friendly fire in Chancellorsville, VA, died in Guinea, VA, and he was buried at Lexington, VA. More on that later...
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« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2016, 04:28:41 PM »
A few pics...
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In this very house is where he died.
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Interesting dual chimneys.
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Visitor's log, they had many volumes of them on the shelf. I asked how many visitors they get and the curator relied about 100 a day year round.
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« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2016, 04:36:58 PM »
Very cool well at this house.
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The site is located right next to the railroad and the RR owned this land for many years and donated it to the National Parks and Monuments in 1937. Very cool!
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This is the waiting room where General Jackson's surgeons and doctors discussed what to do.
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This is the room that General Jackson passed away in. This is the original bed he laid in and the comforter at the end of the bed is original as well. I do not know what the deal is with the washing bowl with the woven string hanging out of it?
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« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2016, 04:47:39 PM »
Underneath the bed is a Bed T, this was used to tighten the ropes of the sub mattress.
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In this picture there's two items that stand out to me. One is the clock on the mantle and the other is the small glass globe on the tiny table.
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The clock was put in his room when his health was imminent, the neighboring home's Mrs. brought it over to hopefully provide some sort of comfort when he was dying.
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The tiny glass globe was heated by candles and placed on peoples chest that had pneumonia. Yes, Gen. Jackson had pneumonia as well, the night before he slept on the ground. Anywho, they would heat this globe up to the point of burning the patient. It was thought back then that it would draw the infection to the surface. Many, many soldiers had round burn marks on their chest and back.
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The sofa his wife rested on during his last days.
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« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2016, 05:06:50 PM »
Upstairs is where his staff stayed.
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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was buried in Lexington, VA where where he was a teacher at VMI. The curator said he was probably the most disliked teacher at VMI as he was a Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and Instructor of Artillery. His arm that was amputated is a whole different chapter to read about.

I delved too far into the weeds of history here and I'll get back on topic or riding and documenting. This part of American history is near and dear to my heart. Many if not all of in the men my family died in the civil war. Only one survived and of all things he was a union soldier. The first of my family to migrate to America from Sweden. Like many families in the south, sometimes brothers fought against brothers. If this man didn't survive the civil war I wouldn't be here today.

So the point or moral of this story is if you have any family members that are retired or active in the service globally, not just here in the USA, make it a point to thank them and understand their personal sacrifice. 151 years later I have the utmost respect for this man. Below is his honorable discharge from the army accompanied by a letter typed by his wife about the man's life post mortem.
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Here' an interesting letter from his wife about his life. I think(?) these folks would be my great, great grandparents?
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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson's final words:

“Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

Thanks for reading,

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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #54 on: October 03, 2016, 08:08:14 AM »
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Thank Eric!

I love History, favorite subject second only to Science...

(oh, and the CTX is starting to grow on me  ;D )
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2016, 09:34:46 AM »
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Thank Eric!

I love History, favorite subject second only to Science...

(oh, and the CTX is starting to grow on me  ;D )

Thanks Sam! The Ctx is like a case of the clap, it grows on you whether you like it or not.  :bigsmile:
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« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2016, 08:02:10 PM »
I see this old church and do an about face to take a few pics. I make a u-turn at this RR crossing.
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Wow! What a incredible structure from centuries ago.
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It is humbling at some of the age of these Virginians.
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A little further down the road a farmer must of lost a load of horse shit off his wagon. It covered the entire lane and I tried to ride though the tire tracks of the car in front of me. :( My bike and I smelled like butt sauce the rest of the day.  :thumbsdown:
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Riding through Culpeper, VA I happened upon this vert old cemetery with General Edward Stevens buried here.  :hail: :hail: :hail:

Stevens began his military career as a lieutenant colonel in the 1775 Battle of Great Bridge where he commanded a battalion of riflemen, the Culpeper Minutemen. Stevens distinguished himself in the battle and was given a command as colonel of the 10th Virginia Regiment. Stevens raised and equipped his regiment and marched to rendezvous with General George Washington, his direct commander. Stevens's command had their first engagement at the Battle of Brandywine where the regiment did not enter the battle until the American forces had begun to retreat. Stevens troops covered the retreat and prevented the British from pursuing. Stevens received the public praise of Washington after both Brandywine and the subsequent Battle of Germantown.

Stevens became a Brigadier General in the Virginia Militia. Stevens saw his first action as a general at the Battle of Camden. Before the battle Stevens complained that his "militia will not be satisfied with what regular troops well off with." At the council of war before the battle, Stevens advised "It is too late to retreat now; we must fight. Stevens's statement is thought to have convinced Horatio Gates to engage the British rather than retreat. The battle did not go well, and Stevens considered resigning, but Nathanael Greene convinced Stevens to continue his service.
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I was unable to find his gravestone so just a couple pics.
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This pic as I rode around the ellipse stood out to me.
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Headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains
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VA makes it easy to see the wonderful history of our state. Just look for these signs as they are everywhere.
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Passing through the tiny sleepy town of Flint Hill.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #57 on: October 11, 2016, 10:02:27 AM »
I saw a pic of allegedly the new '17 K1600 which in my opinion is a very CTXish or F6B.
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« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2016, 10:09:51 AM »
A few parts came in and just in time for a trip I have planned this weekend to NC. I installed OEM headed handgrips. Pretty excited about this option and they really make it possible for me to wear summer gloves most of the year.

I had to tear apart the side panels and also remove the tank skin.
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Here is where you install the heat controller.
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Installed
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Once installed it is a single button that illuminates.
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Each time you press it it steps the heat and registers on your infotainment dash.
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As an added bonus it shows a insignia on the dash to let you know they're on as well.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2016, 10:27:20 AM »
I saw a pic of allegedly the new '17 K1600 which in my opinion is a very CTXish or F6B.

Yet manages to look more sporty than either one.  And I like the 1300 V-4 & 1800 boxer 4!
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