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Hello everyone. I'm in between bikes at the moment and seriously considering the F6C.

My question is solely based on passenger comfort. I'm not looking for mechanical or MOCO discussions/comparisons.

Can anyone compare the passenger comfort of a Harley Ultra Classic (with mustang seat) and the F6C?. I use that bc my wife has ridden on the back and enjoyed it. She has a degenerative disc and the Ultra didn't bother her back at all.

I have done a lot of research on the similarities of the gold wing and Valkyrie. It appears the passenger ride should be similar between the two. Only differences I see is the seat and stiffer suspension. Assuming I upgrade seat and get backrest with arm rest for passenger, would the passenger ride be similar?
 

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I don't think you could ever make the F6c to be like a Ultra or a Goldwing. You best just buy a full wing and be done with it. You could look hard and find one with all the plush upgrades as well.
There are just no accessories made for the F6c unless you are willing to do the fabrication yourself. No radio, No cruise, Crappy windshields.

That said, I love my Valk and the seat is alright also. But I ride alone.
 

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I'm not looking for radio or any fairing type stuff. I'm not going to be doing long tours with it. Mostly day rides that 3-4 there and 3-4 hours back. I figured I would add a Corbin seat and maybe upgrade the rear suspension for a more plush ride. If it can't really be done then my next option is a victory cross country. Can't bring myself to the gold wing, or F6B for that matter.
 

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"If it can't really be done then my next option is a victory cross country." I am on my third orphaned bike. Parts are impossible to get from the dealer, no aftermarket support. You have to find the support groups for that model. And parts will come from wrecked bikes that someone is parting out.
2008 Buell xb12x
2008 Husqvarna 610te
And Now the 2014 Valk.
The Valk is supported thru it's big brothers, the 6A and 6B.
But to each there own...
 

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I'm not to worried about finding parts. The cross country had a 7-8 yer run. The interwebs have plenty of parts places if you know where to look. Also, the dealership by me still offers warranties that they will cover (they are also Indian dealer).

Turbo: do you think the FB compares to the Valkyrie ride wise?
 

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I've had both bikes, and my wife has ridden both. She was more comfortable on the Harley. The corbin seat is OK for a passenger, but not as good as options for the Harley. Also she says the additional wind she gets on the Valk vs the Harley is substantial. And yes, I do have a decent sized windshield on my Valk.
 

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Turbo: do you think the FB compares to the Valkyrie ride wise?
They're very close but the rake and trail on the f6b is slightly tuned for somewhat closer to sportbike performance. The difference is small. I can't say I dislike it, I just dislike baggers in general. :)
The valk is easier to work on, if you do your own work, you'll appreciate that. There are less aftermarket goodies but recently a company in ontario has built a hitch and trailer specifically for our valk. I'll be saving up for that.

Right now, all I've done is get socal led foglights, breakaway throttle lock, corbin seat and 12" gustafsson windshield. It's pretty comfortable to me but the hitch/trailer and a silver/metallic grey paint job are top of my wishlist.
 

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I own a Road King (64k miles on it) and have put about 1k miles on an Ultra Classic, so I know that bike . The wife loves the Harley, that's why I am not selling it. Apart from the excruciatingly slow and sluggish engine, which translates into passenger comfort, too, the main advantantage from a passenger's viewpoint are the wide backrest, the quite comfortable seat, and the passenger's floor boards on the Harley. You sit lower on the hog, too. Makes it easier to get on and off.

The Valk just isn't a comfy bike for middle-aged women with shot disks, and you can't ride it slow like a hog either. The thing wants to run. It goes from 0-65 in less than 3.5 seconds. Seats are hard, even for my iron butt. Go for an f6B or a Wing if you want comfort, or pay $ 24k out of the door for a Harley, that's essentially worth $12k.
 

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I put on the Corbin seat and Honda floorboards for my wife, and she enjoys the ride. The Corbin comes off for solo riding though, as Corbin thinks I have a Kim K rear end.
 
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