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Old 02-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #136
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Okay, I've seen this pic a dozen times...and everytime I look at it I think: Is this dude really wearing loafers??

This is an important question I realize.




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Old 02-14-2013, 04:31 PM   #137
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Could be. It's just a publicity picture. But my guess is they are two tone boots.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #138
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Could be. It's just a publicity picture. But my guess is they are two tone boots.
Don't think so, look more like something like these:



Nice and comfy. Easy to get on and off too.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:00 PM   #139
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We use these at work (Fire Dept) in black...

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:05 PM   #140
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Don't think so, look more like something like these:



Nice and comfy. Easy to get on and off too.
I'm looking at the publicity pic on a MONSTER imac screen and they sure look like slip-on shoes. Like these.

Perhaps they're like the fireman's boots.

Either one seems to me sorta wimpy. I certainly don't gear up all the time, but I do ride with shin high boots and gloves ALL THE TIME, because I figure there's two things that will hit the ground in a crash: hands and ankles.

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #141
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I'm looking at the publicity pic on a MONSTER imac screen and they sure look like slip-on shoes. Like these.

Perhaps they're like the fireman's boots.

Either one seems to me sorta wimpy. I certainly don't gear up all the time, but I do ride with shin high boots and gloves ALL THE TIME, because I figure there's two things that will hit the ground in a crash: hands and ankles.

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #142
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #143
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Blundstone 500s.
We have a winner!

Okay, they're not slip on loafers. :)

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:13 PM   #144
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Hell For Leather ride report

http://hellforleather.kinja.com/ride...-f6b-219883136

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #145
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Gotta be a typo here: I can't believe this thing would get 22 mpg. 32, yes.
(and at 22 mpg the tank would be empty at 147 miles).

A 150-mile route emptied most of the F6b’s 6.7-gallon tank. That was a mix of 85mph freeways, 35mph surface streets and…enthusiastic riding on back roads, but still, 22mpg or so isn’t terribly impressive, neither is a relatively limited tank range from what’s otherwise an excellent tourer.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #146
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Gotta be a typo here: I can't believe this thing would get 22 mpg. 32, yes.
(and at 22 mpg the tank would be empty at 147 miles).

A 150-mile route emptied most of the F6b’s 6.7-gallon tank. That was a mix of 85mph freeways, 35mph surface streets and…enthusiastic riding on back roads, but still, 22mpg or so isn’t terribly impressive, neither is a relatively limited tank range from what’s otherwise an excellent tourer.
I read that, too, and found it surprising. I wonder if they were just thrashing that engine to the redline every chance they had.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:58 PM   #147
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Interesting article, but...

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Then there’s the motor. It’s huge. It’s sophisticated. It’s smooth. There’s torque everywhere, so you can leave it in 6th gear down to walking pace while still retaining the ability to rocket past cars by just rolling on the throttle.

From Honda's website:

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Gold Wing F6B

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Five-speed including Overdrive
Maybe the MPG would improve with a 6th gear...

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:31 PM   #148
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We have a winner!

Okay, they're not slip on loafers. :)

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #149
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Hmmmm...

....a journalist was thrown the keys to a new bike and told to evaluate it.

And you wonder if he thrashed it?

Seriously?


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Old 02-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #150
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....a journalist was thrown the keys to a new bike and told to evaluate it.

And you wonder if he thrashed it?

Seriously?


Yeah, okay... stupid comment. Sometimes I ain't very smurt.
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