Questions about F6B
Hi guys, I'm new here, thanks for having me. I'm going to upgrade to a new bike in January, and I'm seriously considering a Goldwing. I don't know if I want the GL1800 or an F6B. I'd like to test drive an F6B, but I can't find a place to ride one! I'm in Houston, and none of the dealerships stock them, so I guess if I wanted one, I'd have to order it. But I need to see if the seating, footpeg, and handlebar position are comfortable. So, do any of you guys have an idea that I might be overlooking about how I can test ride an F6B?
I've been test riding the DCT GL1800 lately, and I like the bike, but I know I'd need risers for the bars, as I stoop forward a little to reach them. I currently ride a Shadow, which has a much more laid back and relaxed seating position. I know that there are riser and sweep kits available for the GL1800 that look like they would solve my problem nicely, but I don't know if I want the DCT transmission. I already know that if I don't go for the DCT, I definitely want an F6B instead of the GL1800. In my opinion, the F6B is a much better looking bike. So I need to know how it fits. I've also been test riding Harleys, and I like the Road Glide, but I get the feeling that the F6B deluxe offers much more bike for the same price, so if I can find one that works for me, I'd rather buy it.
Another thing I noticed is that I can't flatfoot on the ground on the GL1800. I sat on a used F6B at a dealership, and it seemed that the seat was lower to the ground, despite the fact that Honda's website says the seat height is greater on the F6B. Unfortunately I couldn't test-ride the used F6B that I found because it was on consignment, they wouldn't let me.
Also, if I have the same problem with the F6B; if the bars are slightly too far forward, is there a riser kit that will bring the bars of the F6B up and back a little bit, without breaking the bank?
Thanks for sharing your knowledge guys.
Last edited by ccjcc81; 09-12-2019 at 10:34 PM.