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    Madstad Shield Question

    M60A3 main battle tank. M60 series main battle tank was used by American forces from mid-Vietnam era up until about Desert Shield/Storm when Marine units showed up in Saudi Arabia with M60A3s to help Coalition Forces remove Sadam from Kuwait, but were forced to quickly train and switch over to...
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    CTX700 in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

    There is no way I can enter this debate from a technical standpoint, as I am not engineer minded nor do I have near the understanding to explore these two competing theories of efficiency as a matter of the engine design approach; but I do have enough practical sense to add that if it were true...
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    CTX700 in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

    Schultz Engineering - Custom Motorcycle Parts and Renewable Energy Products I have a theory and have been trying to prove it spite of Fuelly data, with all else being equal (all else being equal is the hard part of proving theories) that the 670 parallel twin can be a more economical power...
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    Fuel Economy Challenge: Mid Ohio; July 8; 7AM

    Please come to the following event and lets have a little competition among stock or near stock bikes. I think Hondas will rule, but unlike previous years, we need to have more rides and their riders show up and ride. See below for details and a link with more details. What: Mid-Ohio Vetter...
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    Best tire for street riding and high mileaage

    Got Michelins (don't know which tires) front and rear, OEM on my CTX700. Got bike at 2nd consignment location, been up for sale for well over a year. Now down to $3500. Not even one serious inquiry. Thinking about replacing rear tire bald down center @ 8700 miles. I feel that's pretty poor...
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    CTX700 100 mpg in Vetter Challenge

    One correction to my last post. I was looking over the results and information at the 2013 Quail Challenge, and it looks like that the NC700X rider actually decided to carry the groceries instead of not carry them. In the latter case he would have been eliminated from a chance to win the...
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    CTX700 100 mpg in Vetter Challenge

    My Bike Still not I'm a little disappointed from the lack of attention and notice that me and my CTX700 got publicly from Craig on his website on the results page. He told me that he was going to highlight my bike and even include some quotes from the email I sent him. But after nearly one...
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    CTX700 100 mpg in Vetter Challenge

    Well; not exactly: Craig doesn't want folks laying back and playing hypermiling games. He wants the group to ride like people really ride, and so if you're laying back, or if you've got a machine that can't really keep up, even on a 70+ stretch, supposedly, he'll try and pass you, and you'll...
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    CTX700 100 mpg in Vetter Challenge

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. That's what it was all about for me. Showing anyone who might care how that there is a motorcycle out there that can do light touring duty and also put out big mpg numbers in the process. It's like hardly any compromise for the low fuel consumption. I knew...
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    CTX700 100 mpg in Vetter Challenge

    I recently competed in the 2014 AMA Vintage Days Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge in Lexington, OH with my 2014 CTX700 standard transmission and brakes with a 12" Madstad adjustable screen, a removed muffler with only a straight, 14" 1 1/2" o.d. aluminized pipe extension, and a Dewalt DWST08204...
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    How about... NO MUFFLER at all! Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

    Thanks again for the feedback, opinions, and links, especially to mwcogburn. The reading helps me understand the physics of it all alot better though some is way over my head. I rarely exceed 4,000 RPM and rarely employ full throttle, so I'm now not too worried about how a new slip on will...
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    Possible engine issues

    I didn't use the high-temp paint, because I didn't want it to be permanent for resale value reasons. I would have thought what you did about the platicote as well, but didn't happen. No stink; no melt; still just as black; muffler covering must not get that hot. However, it's a little tacky...
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    Possible engine issues

    Fantastic thread. I'm glad I joined this forum in addition to the CTX700 forum. Alot more members over here, so more folks with more experiences and knowledge. I want to remove my muffler and run a straight pipe from that location back; hopefully running the straight pipe roughly the same...
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    How about... NO MUFFLER at all! Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

    Thanks for the feedback and opinions. The stock, painted black muffler is okay for now, and looks good though still a little big for my taste, and since I've now switched to a Bell 500 Classic 3/4 helmet that finally gives me a shell that is not three times my head size, I can now hear the...
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    How about... NO MUFFLER at all! Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

    Sorry to bring up this old thread, but I'm coming over from the CTX700 forum to get some more opinions about running without a muffler. I've got the CTX700 faired model with manual transmission and brakes. Two owners over on that forum have reported taking off their mufflers and just running...
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    The Ultimate Top Box

    The seat pan can't fly off, because the pillion part is just part of the one-piece seat. I'm sitting on the front 2/3rds. If not for the way it is tied tightly in the back, it could wear or damage the latch/locking mechanism in the back part of the seat. But the way I'm testing it out and...
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    The Ultimate Top Box

    Actually, "Mr. forum predator/stalker", I'm not looking for support or congratulations from others by posting what I've done on here or over on the CTX forum. Making the point that you don't like the looks of something I've got on two threads, on two different forums, when I can easily...
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    The Ultimate Top Box

    Thank you forum members for all the ideas and help you've given me. I'm still fairly new to all of this; only a sophomore rider, and I've got no one in my community that is a fellow rider to converse with, so forums like this is about all the support I've got. I've got the CTX700 and have...
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    Cold commute

    I made the mistake last week of believing too much in the timing of the weather forecast and decided to ride. The forecast was calling for snow that particular afternoon, but it was forecasted that the temps would stay above freezing until about the same time I was to be getting off work. I'm...
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    Cold commute

    I love these cold-weather commuting stories and threads. Good job riding in those kind of temps! I love all-season riders, and don't understand those who will only ride in ideal conditions. I call them fair-weather riders. The rest of us are "real" riders. I bought my CTX700 to commute...
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