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post #61 of 67 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 09:27 AM
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The ST 1100 and 1300 remain at the top of my wish list.

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post #62 of 67 (permalink) Old 05-02-2014, 07:26 AM
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I was at the dealer this week and sat on a CTX 1300. Nice! Not for me but nice.

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post #63 of 67 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 12:32 PM
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The CTX is a nice idea I think. However, there's been some serious complaints about the rear suspension being unduly harsh on rebound. One of my pals in the SF Bay area road one (their roads are seriously strewn with potholes) and he gave the rear end a severe thumbs down. Crossed it off his wish list immediately. I have yet to try one myself so can't say for sure one way or the other.

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Right now I feel like I have all the Bases covered with my Stable, Probably need another??
I have a 93 Wing 1500, I like it better than the 1800.
Also an 02 ST-1100, it has way more Gitty-Up than I need to go. I quit at 120.
And a 95-750 Nighthawk. Great bike that takes me where I want to go and back.
When I start to cull the herd, The Wing & ST will go first, I can get by just fine on the Nighthawk.

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I was too hot on my G/W 1500 also. Sometimes I would walk out in a farmer's field to get wet in his sprinklers & ride some more. Each time I get a different bike it's smaller than the previous one. This year we did almost three weeks in the Alps and one more in Romania on rental 800cc Triumph & BMW. Liked the small bike handling so much (but not as comfortable) I just bought one to add to my collection.
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right now my '99 ST 1100 is still un-sold, thought it would be gone but no takers. its powerful enough and comfortable enough with bar risers for touring though the bags are small, you would need a trunk or something like my wolfman small expedition bag. if looking at one look for a '96 or newer cause those have the 40a alternator, earlier ones have a 28a alternator
some people say that the Mighty ST 1300 is an improvement over the ST 1300 and some say the opposite is true, i like the MIghty ST 1300 better than the ST 1100, it weighs less and feels more sporty! has more power. with fuel injection and a power windshield. the bags are larger but you will still need a trunk or a bag on the seat to carry your gear. i have bar risers on my ST1300 also. it still doesn't sit me up like a wing but the slight lean keeps the shock from hitting a bump from going streight up my spine, i find this more comfortable than my wing. the reason i went from my 1500 SE to the Mighty ST 1300 was because i wanted a lighter bike

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Anyone have both? Or experience on both? How do they two compare in comfort, handling, weather protection, airflow?

I have a Goldwing and a CB750 Nighthawk. Lately I've been riding the Nighthawk because of the wonderful airflow in this hot weather The GW is starting to feel like a luxury car: big, heavy, and comfortable....and of course on a 90 degree, 80% humidity afternoon, the GW has too much protection from the breeze.

Most of the riding I do is on curvy back country roads. The Nighthawk seems much more responsive.

I'm starting to wonder if I should trade the GW on a sport/touring bike.

Comparisons and comments welcome.

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