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    FYI: 2018 Owners Manual


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    Thanks ths61! I don't think this is the final edition yet, but it answers a ton of questions.

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    Excellent post! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circle-5 View Post
    Thanks ths61! I don't think this is the final edition yet, but it answers a ton of questions.
    Yes and thanks for the early posting...but, I still would like to know about changing the air filter and is it still the same old "PITA" to do...No big deal just curious...Regards

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    86 octane minimum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmytee View Post
    86 octane minimum
    Thank goodness. 87 octane and easy 8000 mile oil changes are huge factors in making a purchase decision for me.
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    2013 F6B Standard, black; purchased 10/8/15
    Current mileage: 16,100
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    Thanks for sharing. Some new interesting differences in maintenance compared to 2001-17 bikes:

    1. Oil capacity is up to 5 quarts (4.9 to be exact) with a filter change.
    2. There are three oil plugs
    3. There is a clutch oil filter

    Everything else seems to be the same. Hats off to Honda for continuing to make this bike cheap and easy to maintain (except for the air filter, which doesn't need attention too often in most climates).
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    2013 F6B Standard, black; purchased 10/8/15
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    *Madstad; glovebox key knob; Tridium LED fog lights; foot wind deflectors; Ram mount; 12V fairing pocket
    2017 Miles:
    7,000 as of 10/29

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    Quote Originally Posted by VStarRider View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Some new interesting differences in maintenance compared to 2001-17 bikes:

    1. Oil capacity is up to 5 quarts (4.9 to be exact) with a filter change.
    2. There are three oil plugs
    3. There is a clutch oil filter

    Everything else seems to be the same. Hats off to Honda for continuing to make this bike cheap and easy to maintain (except for the air filter, which doesn't need attention too often in most climates).
    Clutch oil filter?
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    sweet thanks for the post..some good reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtill View Post
    Clutch oil filter?
    Perhaps "clutch oil" means "transmission fluid" in the world of DCT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circle-5 View Post
    Perhaps "clutch oil" means "transmission fluid" in the world of DCT?
    I have absolutely no idea.

    Three oil drain plugs as well? Hmmm. My Triumph Rocket III had three of those suckers too....

    ...and it had a dry sump.

    These new Wings have a dry sump perhaps? Mebee not... I haven’t seen mention of an oil tank embedded somewhere on it... yet.
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    I liking the dash and all the bells and whistles. Neat that audio has been upgraded, like tagging, album art, Bluetooth-etc. Says air filter change at 16,000 miles, but page #149 does not show where or how to change? - it must be buried like the previous Goldwings/F6b's.
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    Maintenance Intervals

    - oil and filter every 8,000
    - air filter every 16,000
    - clutch fluid every 2 years
    - brake fluid every 2 years
    - spark plugs every 16,000
    - coolant every 3 years
    - final drive fluid every 3 years

    In short, just like a current GL1800, every 4,000 miles Honda says it needs some sort of service or inspection.
    Last edited by druggr; 11-01-2017 at 08:12 AM.

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    Did anyone see instructions on how to remove the seat? I hope it's easier than the current model.

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    Nice reading but glad I don't have to worry about all that stuff, 3 oil drain plugs, clutch oil... My '13 F6b will probably be my last bike.
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    I cannot believe the number of pages dedicated to explaining how to work the electronics, radio, GPS, Bluetooth, etc. etc. I have no need for all this crap on a motorcycle as I guess I am just getting old and find this "so-called" modern technology a royal "PITA"..Too each his own and I suppose this is what sells, but I bought my bike to ride and enjoy the wind in my face, so to speak, and not to take a ride on a cruise ship!!..Regards and ride safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by opas ride View Post
    I cannot believe the number of pages dedicated to explaining how to work the electronics, radio, GPS, Bluetooth, etc. etc. I have no need for all this crap on a motorcycle as I guess I am just getting old and find this "so-called" modern technology a royal "PITA"..Too each his own and I suppose this is what sells, but I bought my bike to ride and enjoy the wind in my face, so to speak, and not to take a ride on a cruise ship!!..Regards and ride safe
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    Clutch oil drain plug

    The dual clutch transmissions on Honda motorcycles requires a special filter and probably explains the drain plug to get at it.

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