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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-13-2017, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Considering an F6B

I am 67 years old, just bought a used Goldwing, but find it a bit cumbersome around town. I go on 2 road trips every year, but wonder if the F6B would not be a better bike for me. My road trips are usually 1 week long, the wing is great for these! But I might get more daily use from the bagger.

Does it handle better at low speeds? Does it feel lighter?

Appreciate your advice
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-13-2017, 02:43 PM
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I've ridden a few GL1800's and never liked them.
I love my F6B!
My advice, head down to any Honda dealer and test drive one.
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Will do in May when the snow and ice go away
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-13-2017, 06:58 PM
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The B has a lower center of gravity and weighs a little less. The best advice you will ever get is to find a vacant parking lot and practice your slow speed maneuvers. The B is still no lightweight. Watch some U-Tube videos for proper technique. I've been riding for 47 years and I still find time a few times a year to practice certain maneuvers.
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Hey Shooter
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Hey Teach! Hot dang! Things are looking up! Boys let me introduce the ridinist young lady on the planet. Most of us couldn't carry her lunch box. She is truly a Georgia Peach. And she will be an asset to this forum. Welcome Teach.
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Hey Teach! Hot dang! Things are looking up! Boys let me introduce the ridinist young lady on the planet. Most of us couldn't carry her lunch box. She is truly a Georgia Peach. And she will be an asset to this forum. Welcome Teach.
Lol. Thanks for the kind words, Shooter.
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F6B versus Goldwing

According to the Honda web site. The F6B is around 60 to 90 pounds lighter depending on which model wing you're comparing it to. The seat height on the F6B is .6 inches lower.

To the best of my knowledge the frame and drive train are the same. It does not really have a lower center of gravity unless you figure in the riders weight is positioned lower because of the seat height.

Personally, I like having the trunk.

Practice this in a empty parking lot. Hold the clutch at the fiction zone. The point where the clutch just starts to engage. Ride in a large circle in second gear. Look to the center of the circle. Pull the clutch in just slightly and the bike will lean over more. Let the clutch out and the bike will stand up.

After you get good at this, do the same thing in first gear.

Hope this helps.

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Lol. Thanks for the kind words, Shooter.
Yeah!! After that other post about my chrome addiction I'll be dialing back the accolades.
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Glad you made it Teach

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Lol. Thanks for the kind words, Shooter.

We are pleased as punch that your on the site and glad we all got away from the forum Nazi!
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