Took a leave of absence as I got frustrated with my 2006 gl 1800 and sold it a little over a year ago.The heated seat going out was the last straw! So been back on a Vulcan 900 classic LT for about a year and wanting a big boy bike again!
So I am now looking to by a 2013 f6b non deluxe, yes I am going to live without the cruise...ugh...but looking at a pretty good deal. so....this is why i sold last goldwing my 2006 with 35k on it: 1) Terrible suspension, felt every bump, did not want to invest the 4k in traxion upgrade. 2) yes i was cursed with the famous goldwing front decel wobble,did not want to get fork brace, triple tree, what ever. 3) unbearably hot, you may have remembered my post about those dang chrome shark fins i was nervous to take off for fear of paint damage so left on and the heat cooked my left shin and fried my wife's entire left leg. rode the Vulcan all last summer with no heat issues at all.
Now what do I miss, The power! I never ran out of throttle with the wing. I test drove a BMW 1200rt yesterday and got off and was like,,,,ok,,,,wheres the beef?? I know the beamer 1600 can take the goldwing but ...i think the wing would give the 1200 a good run. 2) I loved the seating position on Goldy, and that is one of my main questions for anyone that has went from the gl 1800 to an f6b....how do you like the seat? If it is not as confortable, is it close? I could drive for 500 straight on the wing, butt burn no matter what seat i try on cruiser. I have never test drove F6b so really nervous to buy without riding but i am in an EBay situation here. 3) Love the radio! I have speakers on the vulcan that were put on, but wow do I miss the radio on the wing/f6b, and think those are the same, of course minus 2 speakers.
So I have missed you guys, you helped me alot on my last wing and look forward on coming back! Let me know all thoughts on above. thanks!!!