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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada!

Hello everybody!

I'm currently on a 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Classic that I bought back in 2007. It's been a good bike but I'm now considering a 2014 F6B that's for sale locally, might even go for a full-on GW but I'm thinking that the F6B might be more fun.

I'm keen on learning lots of stuff on these bikes so that's why I'm here.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 06:41 AM
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 08:15 AM
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Welcome to you from Mississippi. I really doubt the F6B rides any different than the GL1800. Maybe without the trunk it would be a little lighter. I've never ridden one but they do look good. I've enjoyed my 2010 for 9 1/2 years and I think you will like the way they ride no matter which one you go with.

WARWGN and I rode through your area last year. We passed fairly close to you on our way between Prince Edward Island and heading north to Quebec on Hwy 11. It was a windy/rainy day and we stopped short in Bathurst. Spent an enjoyable afternoon at Four Rivers Brewing Company.
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Welcome tot he site Humbucker (cool screen name btw).

The F6B does handle quicker and lighter (more agile) than the full dresser, mostly because of the loss of that 40#+ trunk on the rear that sits above the belt-line of the bike. The low profile screen is great around town, but on the open road the wind noise is obtrusive enough to override the stereo (if you are into music while riding and I would assume from your handle that you are). There are lots of options for taller, more complete coverage screens so that would be my first recommendation if you proceed with buying one. I'd be cautious on one other front, the F6B didn't come with cruise control until 2016 and near as I know there is no aftermarket electronic alternative option for these models so you might want to look into that. Throttle locks work in a pinch but are a poor substitute for electronic cruise (just my opinion). There was a company in Australia that made cruise controls for the ST1300 but don't recall seeing an F6B advertisement.

Good luck in your search or purchase!
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My brother in-law lives in Moncton, NB
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your bike search. I suggest you find a seller that has both models and test ride them both.
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Welcome from the northern tier of PA. Good luck with the search. Enjoy the forum and ride safe.
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I'm late to the party, but welcome to the GWOF from NE Pa.
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