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09-04-2019 07:37 PM
ColoradoChris Enjoy the new ride....
07-13-2019 01:58 PM
TennX I had a 97 GW for awhile...fell in love with the flat six...but honestly didnt need the rest of the bike...thats why i was glad when the F6B came out...sold the GW thinking I would purchase one....but that didnt happen and is another story....again enjoy the ride and stay safe...
07-13-2019 01:56 PM
frnkcat Sweet Cadillac !!!
07-12-2019 09:20 PM
vtox
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Originally Posted by SeaSteve View Post
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.

This is exactly why I sold my 1800. With all the extra chrome, bags, batwing, etc I'm sure I was somewhere north of 850. My FB feels light by comparison, though it should as it's only 699 wet. That's also why it will remain as it is now.


But those prices, WoW! I've never fit on a GW due to long legs but if I was 30 years younger I'd try harder to make one work. For those prices they're practically giving them away. Great bikes too!
07-12-2019 06:13 PM
VTXArizona pretty darn close in weight to what you're used to riding, plus the GW isnt top heavy like i heard the 1800 tends to be.

I seriously like that 2016 GW Audio comfort even in black i think its awesome and i can only imagine how sweet it its to ride with the tunes playing...
07-12-2019 05:51 PM
SeaSteve
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Originally Posted by VTXArizona View Post
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.
07-12-2019 02:13 PM
VTXArizona
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Originally Posted by SeaSteve View Post
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.
07-12-2019 02:07 PM
SeaSteve
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Originally Posted by AZrider43 View Post
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.
07-12-2019 02:03 PM
SeaSteve
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Originally Posted by VTXArizona View Post
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.
07-10-2019 11:08 PM
AZrider43 Oh thanks alot, that is a couple hours north of me!! Man that seems like a good deal......
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