What did you do to your F6B today? - Page 60
GoldWingHIDS
Page 60 of 61 FirstFirst ... 10505152535455565758596061 LastLast
Results 1,181 to 1,200 of 1202

Thread: What did you do to your F6B today?

  1. #1181
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Bell Buckle, TN
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyupF6B View Post
    Went on a nice early morning ride and finally got the front wheel to come up! I was wondering if it could be done......it can!
    Mine did that the second day I had it! On accident!! Had girlfriend on the back and shifted to 2nd hard when I got on the highway in a hurry. I couldn't believe it!😆

  2. #1182
    Senior Member ths61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,405
    Swapped out the rear rim and tire for the first time today on my F6B.

    My old 1,500 lbs motorcycle jack is a hair too tall to fit under the F6B so I had to ride the rear tire up on a piece of 2x12 to increase the ground clearance a smidgen.

    Don't think I will be paying the stealership for this any more.

  3. #1183
    Senior Member willtill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,073
    Quote Originally Posted by ths61 View Post
    Swapped out the rear rim and tire for the first time today on my F6B.

    My old 1,500 lbs motorcycle jack is a hair too tall to fit under the F6B so I had to ride the rear tire up on a piece of 2x12 to increase the ground clearance a smidgen.

    Don't think I will be paying the stealership for this any more.
    So true. Good job
    21 years Army (retired)
    ...been everywhere, seen everything, done almost everything.

    Sometimes it's best to burn a bridge and use the glowing embers to light the path ahead.

    Hope = Wishful thinking without action

  4. #1184
    Member 06Blackpearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Bridgeton,New Jersey
    Posts
    90
    Got a lil work ahead of me.

    New wheel and rotors came in as well as other goodies..













  5. #1185
    Senior Member willtill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,073
    Ohhh... you are going to be as busy as a beaver
    21 years Army (retired)
    ...been everywhere, seen everything, done almost everything.

    Sometimes it's best to burn a bridge and use the glowing embers to light the path ahead.

    Hope = Wishful thinking without action

  6. #1186
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    322
    Is that an adjustable passenger backrest bracket? If so, where did you find that????
    15 F6B- matte silver 9/16/16
    1989-1995 IC2- USN

  7. #1187
    Member 06Blackpearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Bridgeton,New Jersey
    Posts
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by Redlinez View Post
    Is that an adjustable passenger backrest bracket? If so, where did you find that????
    Yes it is..

    CAll the parts department at Storm Lake Honda
    712-732-2460 Ask for the adjustable backreat for the F6B

  8. #1188
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    322
    Thanks!
    15 F6B- matte silver 9/16/16
    1989-1995 IC2- USN

  9. #1189
    Moderator 53driver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Milton, FL
    Posts
    3,681

    Fresh oil & filter

    Rotella T6 5W-40 and Purolator One.

    Isleen is a happy camper!

    Cheers,
    Steve
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    My girls:
    Isleen - 2014 CBR1800RRF6BD
    Saorla - 1995 FLSTN Heritage Special


    "Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy."
    Ambrose Bierce

  10. #1190
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Prescott, Ia
    Posts
    71
    Quote Originally Posted by 06Blackpearl View Post
    Yes it is..

    CAll the parts department at Storm Lake Honda
    712-732-2460 Ask for the adjustable backreat for the F6B
    Is it pricey? Seems like someone else paid a good penny for one.

  11. #1191
    Member 06Blackpearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Bridgeton,New Jersey
    Posts
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by seventwenty View Post
    Is it pricey? Seems like someone else paid a good penny for one.

    $150- I think.. it's heavy steel tho prolly weighs 4lbs

  12. #1192
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    5

    Rode it!!

    Got it home this last Monday... rain, rain, rain and today... the sun came out (which in SW WA is a BIG deal!) so went out and put on about 80 miles of twisty back roads and such. The "turn-in" into curves is phenomenal for such a big bike... I feel like I'm on a KAW Concours or a Honda ST1300.

    Loving this bike!!!

  13. #1193
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    322
    Yep $150 plus shipping
    15 F6B- matte silver 9/16/16
    1989-1995 IC2- USN

  14. #1194
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Severance CO
    Posts
    14
    Masterdebating if I really want to put on the Fenda Extenda I just got in the mail. Lots of stories about cracked fenders.

  15. #1195
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Port Orchard, WA
    Posts
    350
    Thru trials and tribulations I finally got the B back from the shop with the Traxxion "Full Monty" upgrade. 5 hour job that took 3 weeks...WTH? Haven't got to play to hard with it yet but wow what a difference.
    Thanks for the input 53driver, I look forward to putting her thru her paces again. Now if I can just find a seat that works for me.

  16. #1196
    Moderator 53driver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Milton, FL
    Posts
    3,681
    Quote Originally Posted by 3Chief View Post
    Thru trials and tribulations I finally got the B back from the shop with the Traxxion "Full Monty" upgrade. 5 hour job that took 3 weeks...WTH? Haven't got to play to hard with it yet but wow what a difference.
    Thanks for the input 53driver, I look forward to putting her thru her paces again. Now if I can just find a seat that works for me.
    Uh...3 weeks?!?!?!
    What the bloody hell happened?????
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    My girls:
    Isleen - 2014 CBR1800RRF6BD
    Saorla - 1995 FLSTN Heritage Special


    "Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy."
    Ambrose Bierce

  17. #1197
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Port Orchard, WA
    Posts
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by 53driver View Post
    Uh...3 weeks?!?!?!
    What the bloody hell happened?????
    Hmm...where to begin...I arranged all this via e-mail and phone calls while I was in Japan. My parts were ordered and the appointment made for the 26th of May. The GF and I made it an extra long weekend and rode up to the shop doing the work on the 25th. I rode the bike over first thing in the morning when they opened. The mechanic came out and was asking questions about the B and what I might like to do to her. Then we went inside and he asked what I wanted to get written up for her. I informed him I was here for my scheduled appointment. Turns out the owner had done everything but put it on the schedule. Parts were there and they found the e-mail chain showing that I did in fact have an appointment that morning. He called the owner whom was out of town and they tried getting me the reschedule...Work is hectic at the moment and that was my one guaranteed weekend off. They arranged to get help from the shop across the street and proceeded to get to work. I left and walked around town with the GF all day.

    Late that afternoon I got a text asking me to come to the shop. The other shop decided against helping and the mechanic had only gotten the front end done. The shop offered to pick up my bike at a later date, do the remaining work and return my bike. Since the shop is 4+ hours and an international border away this sounded like a fair compromise. I left, the GF and I rode it to dinner and all was well. The next day we headed out for the rest of our weekend, I saw that the shop was open as we left the hotel. Got an hour down the road and turned off the main highway to head up the Frazier River Canyon and we hit a small bump and the front end made a weird noise. Pulled off in Hope, where they filmed Rambo First Blood, and inspected the front end. I thought it was the plastic fork protector, all seemed well and we went to leave. Was turning out of the parking lot and applied my brakes and the front brake lever went right to the grip. Pulled back into the parking lot and inspected again. Nothing appeared out of the ordinary. GF stayed there and I went to ride around the block. The rear pedal did the same thing and something was sticking/binding in the steering. Pulled back in and checked it out. Decided against going further into are trip. Called the shop and explained what was happening, rode her back. Exiting the freeway my brakes were gone again, they would pump up but first pull had nothing. Talked to the mechanic and left the bike there. Called for a rescue, mom thought I was joking...

    Didn't hear from the shop the next week. Called them and they said they thought they had plenty of time as I was so busy. I told them I wanted my bike back sooner rather than later. Another week goes by and I call them and get the whole story. Seems that clunk and my brake issue were from one of the front calipers coming loose and slamming the rim. They had to send my rim out for repair. Got called Tuesday the next week saying they should have it done that weekend. Got a call Friday saying it should be ready to pick up Monday or Tuesday. Called them Saturday morning and got them to confirm it would be ready Monday morning, the owner had to come back in to finish it evidently. Picked it up Monday first thing and neither the mechanic or the owner were there just the poor secretary. Got my keys, finished up my bill and left. Everything seems good so far aside from the sour taste in my mouth from the whole ordeal.

  18. #1198
    Moderator 53driver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Milton, FL
    Posts
    3,681
    Daaaaammmmnnn.......
    Not cool.

    But I'm glad that you are riding now.
    What do you think of the Traxxion suspension?

    Cheers,
    Steve
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    My girls:
    Isleen - 2014 CBR1800RRF6BD
    Saorla - 1995 FLSTN Heritage Special


    "Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy."
    Ambrose Bierce

  19. #1199
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Port Orchard, WA
    Posts
    350
    I'm glad I have three bikes at the moment, no riding missed

    So far the Traxxion setup seems to work well. Definitely more responsive then stock, the B seems to set higher and hold the road better. Thru my ride home and two days of commuting everything has been great. I need to take her on a more spirited ride after we get a bit more reacquainted with each other. I'm a heavier individual and all the wallowing and bottoming out is definitely gone.

  20. #1200
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1


    That is so nice!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •