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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2016, 12:05:25 PM »
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!

Boxer 4?  :headscratch:
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2016, 12:13:53 PM »
Boxer 4?  :headscratch:
What do you call a gold wing motor?  or a Subaru?  flat-4?
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2016, 12:22:59 PM »
Boxer 4?  :headscratch:
What do you call a gold wing motor?  or a Subaru?  flat-4?
I would call it a flat 6 or boxer 6. LOL
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2016, 02:02:12 AM »
At the last minute I checked the weather and got a pass to take Friday off from work this past weekend and head down to the meet & greet of CTX owners. So I got up on the road by 6 am Friday and it was a damp 46* F out and by the time I got into the mountains the fog had set in pretty good.
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I had to slab it to get there and only allow one day for quality riding when I got there so I took 64 - 81- 26. With a couple of side excursions it came out to roughly 500 miles each way. I finally broke out of the thick fog and got to see the beginnings of fall happening in the Blueridge Mountains.
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I finally rolled into Blueridge Motorcycle Camp Grounds around 3:30 to meet up with other CTX members.
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The front office
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This would be home the next two nights.
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They offer twin bed or queen size one room cabins for rent on the cheap but primarily they are a camping facility if that's your thing.
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There was heat inside my cabin and one electrical outlet for recharging laptop, cameras and phones. Perfect!
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Picnic table accompanied each flat as well so there was a great place to pour a drink and check email. More importantly it was a great place for folks to roll up and sit a spell.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2016, 02:13:24 AM »
They have a chow hut that serves breakfast and supper which was a real treat to not have to go out after a long days ride for me.
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Community bonfire pit.
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Stopped by and introduced myself to a few members and met up with Chis who had my patch for the event. :)
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In the cabin next to me I met these two fine fellows. They're brothers from Illinois and when they were kids and rode Briggs & Stratton mini bikes their parents used to drive them down to this area to vacation. As kids they always said wouldn't it be cool to ride a m/c down here some day. 45 years later they finally made it happen. How cool it that! Celebratory bourbons that night were on me.
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Yours truly looking rode hard and put away wet...
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So a chilled out and snapped a few pics to share with folks on the forums that I haunt.
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Then headed down to get some supper. Two choices made it pretty easy to order. ;)
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I chose the lasagna.
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Some random shots before I settle in for the evening.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2016, 02:31:16 AM »
Chris worked up a nice route for the day that included The Rattler!
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Here's the exact route. I highly recommend these roads if you're in the area.
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We had a quick rider's meeting.
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What was cool was we lined up all the CTX 1300s for a very unusual photo opportunity. Loved it! I was joking with a couple folks there, this photo is a Honda dealer's dream regarding their floorpan expense. ;)
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First stop was to gas everyone up.
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On to The Rattler! What's notable about this pic was there were a few fellows on Vmaxs, the one in this pic he had a subtle stretch swingarm on his and they meant business on carving up the Rattler! I bet it was a hoot on a 180 hp bike.
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Why is it when you ask someone to take you pic they always, and I do mean always have their fingers in the pic!?  :willy:
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After the Rattler we stopped for a refreshment break.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2016, 02:40:47 AM »
This place had a Cracker Barrel feel to it ;)
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Sadly one of the riders picked up a nail but had it fixed in no time and we were back on the road.
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We stopped for lunch at Smokey Mountain Diner in Hot Springs, NC. The food was great and very inexpensive to me.
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As we finished up lunch when we came out there were 3 RG500s! Wow, for a gray market bike in the U.S., this was awesome!
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Meet Otto, 80 years young and can ride the wheels off that CTX! Note the IBA cert on his bike. It was an honor and a privilege to ride with this man.
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« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 06:15:51 PM by Virginian »
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2016, 03:02:24 AM »
Chris brought along his step-father-in-law Ron (I think?) and he sported this K100 that he bought in Germany 31 years ago. His bike has 115k on the clock roughly and it looked like it rolled off the showroom. Ron volunteered to ride the tail of this crowd and did a magnificent job. He hails form Williamsburg, another fine Virginian! ;)
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A few more random shots and time to wrap up this small leg of my travels. If you look hard there's a vintage cars under the carport.
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When's the last time you saw a AMC sign. lol
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I took the long road home and didn't take any pics, just seized the moment. By the numbers, 1,846 miles and averaged 45.9 mpg. To have 80* F temps in the mountains here in the east in mid October is an anomaly. I've seen it snow by this time of the year. 
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The CTX 1300 is proving to be a fine choice for my steed. The ST1300 drivetrain is phenomenal! Love it!
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2016, 06:45:50 AM »
Looking for the *like* button!  ;)
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #70 on: October 22, 2016, 12:12:54 PM »
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #71 on: October 23, 2016, 07:48:12 AM »

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Awesome job and thanks for sharing.  (IMO it belongs in ride reports)
 

The cabin looked nice. I could see myself enjoying a day or two in one. (next year)

You really seem to be enjoying the CTX, nice.  :thumbsup:
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #72 on: October 23, 2016, 05:03:29 PM »

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Awesome job and thanks for sharing.  (IMO it belongs in ride reports)
 

The cabin looked nice. I could see myself enjoying a day or two in one. (next year)

You really seem to be enjoying the CTX, nice.  :thumbsup:

Thanks Sam! If st.X den mother wants to move this to RR that's fine with me. It's just on ongoing blog of my adventures on this bike hoping others may enjoy.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #73 on: October 23, 2016, 08:14:37 PM »
Things to come! Next stop FrontRoyal, VA!  8)
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How Front Royal, VA got it's name.
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What's interesting about Front Royal is it truly was the crossroads or main path from the north from Cumberland Gap to the south. It was thought that the south would loose the war if they lost this corridor.
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I was unable to get any pics of the bike in these photos as I had to park a block away. :/
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Confederate Memorial Museum, AKA Warren Rifles.
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« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2016, 08:25:55 PM »
Confederate uniforms were color coded. Yellow trim was calvary, artillery was red, and blue was infantry.
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There was no cameras allowed in this museum but I sneaked a few.
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The Pegram flag saw a lot of battle...
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« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 10:23:54 AM by Virginian »
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