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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 09:52 AM
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Some years/color combos had issues with soft paint...be sure to check forum for proper care and feeding....


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Congrats! Nice Bike, like the deal you got too. your post headline made me think you were "parting out" your bike..lol, this is so much better... : )
I do have some items left over. Get'n ready for a trip to Cloudcroft New Mexico in a week. When I get back I'll post what I have for sale.

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Some years/color combos had issues with soft paint...be sure to check forum for proper care and feeding....
PAINT?? Hell, everything's plastic!

So far it look's like the White had issues. I've got the standard Matte Silver (grey/black), but I'll keep reading.
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Enjoy your new ride, Steve. And heck, see ya in the curves sometime!

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I do have some items left over. Get'n ready for a trip to Cloudcroft New Mexico in a week. When I get back I'll post what I have for sale.
Here's a couple similar deals waiting to happen. they'll be gone soon i bet. i'd be very tempted if i could handle the extra weight with my bad leg.

https://westernhonda.com/Motorcycles...f-aa1d00008a49

https://westernhonda.com/Motorcycles...7-aa5b01243873


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Oh thanks alot, that is a couple hours north of me!! Man that seems like a good deal......

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Here's a couple similar deals waiting to happen. they'll be gone soon i bet. i'd be very tempted if i could handle the extra weight with my bad leg.

https://westernhonda.com/Motorcycles...f-aa1d00008a49

https://westernhonda.com/Motorcycles...7-aa5b01243873
I'm 6'3" and my leg joints still work so weight isn't much of an issue...But I've think the 50lb heaver F6B is easier to move around. The low center of gravity makes it "feel" lighter to me.

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Oh thanks alot, that is a couple hours north of me!! Man that seems like a good deal......
Wild West Motoplex in Houston still has 14 of them in Stock.

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I'm 6'3" and my leg joints still work so weight isn't much of an issue...But I've think the 50lb heaver F6B is easier to move around. The low center of gravity makes it "feel" lighter to me.
The 2 i posted weighed in at 200-300 lbs heavier than my 1300. Thats like riding around with a heavy-set woman on each and every ride, in comparison...lol

too much for me and my leg issues and am pushing it a little with what i got frankly. Having said that, i think i would be over at the Hoda dealer taking a look if it were not for the realities i mentioned.


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The 2 i posted weighed in at 200-300 lbs heavier than my 1300. Thats like riding around with a heavy-set woman on each and every ride, in comparison...lol

too much for me and my leg issues and am pushing it a little with what i got frankly. Having said that, i think i would be over at the Hoda dealer taking a look if it were not for the realities i mentioned.
I understand what you're saying. We each have to know our limitations. My VTX was an 1800 with LOTS of extra weight.

I did look at specs for all three and found...

2007 VTX 1300 R; 670 lbs dry weight, 710 lbs with fluids before another "30ish" lbs in bags and extras = 740 lbs
2002 VTX 1800 R; 740 lbs dry weight, so 780 lbs with fluids before another "30ish" lbs in bags and extras = 820 lbs
2016 F6B only gives 850 wet/curb weight, but that includes bags and faring extras.
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