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    Who else has jumped from the Harley world to the F6B......and how many friends did you lose? LOL

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    I prefer to ride alone or with my wife on the back. My family and friends that ride Harleys tend to slow me down. Not that I am speed racer, but I do keep a higher pace and stop less. We will be friends regardless, I just don't do their bar hopping rides very often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cody13 View Post
    Who else has jumped from the Harley world to the F6B......and how many friends did you lose? LOL
    If one loses a friend because he rides a different bike than he, the friend is worth losing!!!..Most HD riders have their heads "stuck so far up their posterior" they would not know a good bike in the first place....Ride safe

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    I haven't owned an HD ever, and I laugh at each one that rides past me, even the ones that don't wave back....they're such badazzes with their scowl, noses in the air, snide remarks, etc....

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    Most of them are to cool to wave back so I have started flipping them the half peace sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cody13 View Post
    Who else has jumped from the Harley world to the F6B......and how many friends did you lose? LOL
    I did lose a few Harley "buddies", but that was mostly somewhere between second & third gear......

    Seriously, I've got one of each....my true friends are still my true friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speeddrive1 View Post
    Most of them are to cool to wave back so I have started flipping them the half peace sign.
    I wave at all of them. Regardless. If they are "too cool" then let 'em go hypothermic!

    And, not for nothing, Florida, and many other states, are ticketing "half-peace signs" under "inciting road rage."
    $500 fine in Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53driver View Post
    I wave at all of them. Regardless. If they are "too cool" then let 'em go hypothermic!

    And, not for nothing, Florida, and many other states, are ticketing "half-peace signs" under "inciting road rage."
    $500 fine in Florida.

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    I ended up leaving my sportbike friends. We were riding at quite high speeds down back roads and I was really growing uncomfortable with it. I now really only ride with my wife and moved from the B to a full wing and love it! We did one group ride and the guy to my right front was so sketchy and constantly changing speed, so we won't be doing another. My wife was going nuts. Can't say it was fun for me either. We love doing weekend rides up in the NC mountains. Can't wait for cooler weather!
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    Thanks for the input! Great! I did make the dive and will be picking up my new F6B in the morning. I started on a Honda at the ripe old age of 6, I'm now 59. Let's call it " back to my roots". I have always loved Honda but have been on HD for better than 13 years. I have always been the one that thought everyone's bike was cool. If it's a motorcycle, I'm good with it. I don't care who rides what but that's not the way a lot of people seem to see it. I am like a kid on Christmas Eve, can't wait for tomorrow when I pick her up. It really feels great to be back in the Honda family! Thanks again!

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    You Meet The Nicest People on A Honda



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    Ya, I did. It was fun acting like a pirate for 20 years. But the comfort of this bike was well worth it.

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    Got a friend rides harley with me brags on the batbike and don't care what anyone rides,even Pisces off the harley boys cause he appreciates all motorcycles..They for the most part only bike to them is harley.That clip Will till showed cracks me up,damn if they had helmets on though.

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    Sold my Electra-glide Classic Ultra Limited this April for the F6B and have never been happier. I think the only thing I miss are the floorboards / forward controls / foot position. Feet never hit the pavement while taking turns on the HD. Cant say the same for the F6B. (getting used to tucking them in when entering round-abouts) I definitely don't miss that feeling as if sitting on a gas grill during the summer months (and hoping not to get stuck in traffic on a hot summer day). Now I can enjoy the ride without the feeling of cooking from the nether region, on up. As for my Harley friends, friends are friends, and the respect level hasn't changed. I cant say the same for others. Seems that the ignorance runs rampant when I say I went from HD to Honda. Its strange the mad respect you get from strangers when you say that you own a HD. Without even know what kind or condition, they say WOW. I can only attribute that to the beauty of most Harleys and their fantastic marketing. that said, bye bye HD, Love Love Love my F6B.

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    I left. but went back. Have 2 Harleys now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cody13 View Post
    Who else has jumped from the Harley world to the F6B......and how many friends did you lose? LOL
    Not so much jump shipped cuz I still have never owned a HD but I was seriously considering a RK before buying my 13 F6B. Cheaper price, better quality, more comfortable, were all reasons that led me to the F6B. I wanted a bagger having never owned one before and thought I could better fit in with a bagger at HD bike nights.

    Most of my friends don't ride HD anyway and the last time I rolled up on the F6B to a bike night, a guy literally walked over and we had a 10min conversation about the F6B and I let him hop on my bike. Other than a hefty insurance bill, the F6B has been a wise choice. My other ride is a 14 VFR800 also with bags.

    To be fair, I don't think I have met one stuck up HD rider at a bike night. Everyone has been very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cody13 View Post
    Who else has jumped from the Harley world to the F6B......and how many friends did you lose? LOL
    Have owned 9 Harleys over the years, put about 200k on them. I do not like to ride in large groups, usually with a friend that i have known for 30 years, but i do not mind riding solo at all. To be blunt he was aghast after i bought my B a little over a year ago. We are still friends but there is a feeling that was not there before if you know what I mean. I researched the B for a year before I bought mine and the only gripe I have is the seat- it sucks. If I were younger it would be no big deal, but it is hard to put up big $ when you are retired. I still may but the way I look at it that $ will keep me on the road for a few days and at my age that is huge for me anyway. Want to thank Roy foe letting me get astride on his, still may go that route with Hartco. But that is the only gripe I have is the seat, just have to put up with it or lay out the $ for something more comfortable. I have never been one to care what someone is riding, to me if you are in the wind thats what matters. Now some HD wave at me and I wave back, some do not but I do not care, life is too short for that crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cody13 View Post
    Who else has jumped from the Harley world to the F6B......and how many friends did you lose? LOL
    I belong to SCRC Duck River 360 chapter. Half or more are on HD and the rest on Honda, Kawasaki and one Indian. Just a bunch of good people that appreciate all rides.

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    I traded my 2013 Road Glide Custom in for my 2013 F6B although I still have the Sportster. As far as my weekend pirate acquaintances I have pity on them, can't we all just get along...eventually...when I ease off the throttle and let them catch up to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cody13 View Post
    Who else has jumped from the Harley world to the F6B......and how many friends did you lose? LOL
    I rode HD for over 25 years and just gave my Street Glide to my kid after I bought the Honda. If your losing friends over what kind of bike your ass is under its time to get new friends. Most riders can appreciate anything with a motor n two wheels. A majority of people who check it out like it, excluding my wife. She says it looks like a spaceship.

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