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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Debating on a F6B purchase

I found a 2013 F6B with 11k miles on it and their asking 10,999 for it . I've only seen pics but it looks it good shape, a dealer has it. The question I have is there anything about that year ,2013 that I need to be concerened about ? Oh it's a deluxe model too

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I found a 2013 F6B with 11k miles on it and their asking 10,999 for it . I've only seen pics but it looks it good shape, a dealer has it. The question I have is there anything about that year ,2013 that I need to be concerened about ? Oh it's a deluxe model too

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No issues with a '13.
The trans was updated with different 4th and 5th gears in '14, to improve shift quality.
Some say it was successful, others not.
Honda added cruise and slightly louder black mufflers in '15.

Make sure the rear brake recall has been done.
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I'll second what BigBird said, and with emphasis. Cruise Control is one of those options that if you've never had it on a bike, you'll wonder why anyone would need (or want) it . . . and then . . . . once you've had a bike with it . . . . it'll be tough to ride a bike any significant distance without it. Having it, just so that I can use my right hand for other tasks, makes it worthwhile in and of itself. And no, it's not the same as a Throttle Lock/Friction Screw or Cramp Buster.

The only other thing I might be concerned about when considering an F6B, is what seems to be a rather poor resale market. I really like the idea and the appearance of the bike; but I think I may be in the minority of folks who might consider an F6B. Anyhow, if I was buying one, I'd have to assume that I was going to be the owner for a long, very long time.
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Some good advice here. I owned a 13 F6B Deluxe and loved it, and it was great for me as a solo ride. My wife however could never get comfortable on it so I sold it and bought a 15 Anniversary Goldwing. I also agree on the resale price but if your going to keep it a long time who cares? As has been said above if your going to travel much you might want to go with a 15 to get the cruise.

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I have a 13 F6B standard.
The dealer added a passenger backrest at no cost when I took delivery.
A bracket was added to raise the backrest up and it hits my wife's back in the correct spot.
I guess the wife's comfort that Dave spoke of is a matter of the wife.
My wife (when she does ride) has no issues whatsoever.
She sits on an Airhawk sometimes on long rides, but mostly just the stock seat.
I have the rear suspension set at 18 clicks and that seems fine.
I had her on a full wing and she did not like feeling that she was sandwiched between me and the trunk.
The F6B gives her more room even though I have a rider backrest installed.
The F6B also sets you back slightly as the rider compared to a full wing.
As far as cruise is concerned, I had it on several bikes prior to my F6B.
I could care less about having cruise.
I do from 400-600 mile turn around day rides consistantly and very seldom have I thought that I need cruise.
The installation of a Kaoko has been good enough for my needs.
Looks are a personal preference.
I bought the F6B because I thought it looked better than a full wing.
Don't beat me up here, but I myself do not like anything about a full wing.
The F6B is perfect for me.
Resale was not an issue for me either.
I plan on keeping the B for a long time.
The fact that you are getting it at that price should take any resale worry out of it.

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Thanks for all the advice! This bike is going to replace a1300 vtx, I currently have a 12 Wing and a Harley Streetglide and the VTX . Seems the VTX isn't comfy enough due to me traveling three super slab a lot. The lack of cruise control on the B is a bummer but I can get along ok without it .
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Try the Kaoko if the no cruise bothers you.
I have tried several of the different throttle lock systems.
The Kaoko was by far the best performing option for me.
I gave away my other ones.

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Try the Kaoko if the no cruise bothers you.
I have tried several of the different throttle lock systems.
The Kaoko was by far the best performing option for me.
I gave away my other ones.

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Did you give away a Brake-A-Way?
No I did not.
I bought the KAOKO instead of the breakaway.
I have seen the breakaway and could not stand the looks of it compared to the KAOKO.
Another reason is a friend of mine had the breakaway and got rid of it for a KAOKO.
He likes the KAOKO much better.
I had posted some negative things about the KAOKO, but since then I actually have figured out how to adjust it.

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So I'm still on the fence about the purchase. I'm currently looking at a Deluxe model . Russellville is my dealer of choice but it's nearly 1k miles from me . Their cheaper bye a few hundred but that would be are up when I travel to get it. Lol decisions lol
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