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5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
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PAULIBIKER Offline
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5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
Been looking at 13’s and 14’s. Do they all have 5 speeds and a gear indicator? Leaning towards a black 14 but there is a low mile 13 close to me pretty cheap. Thanks
04-17-2018 06:09 AM
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Bheezy27403 Offline
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RE: 5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
13 have 5 speeds and no indicator. 14's I believe have a 6 speed gearbox with no indicator.
04-17-2018 08:35 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: 5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
13s have 5 speeds no indicator

14s have 6 speeds and DO have an indicator

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It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I ride...every day...Ferret
04-17-2018 08:47 AM
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jodytek Offline
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5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
I passed over a 13 dlx, w/ 8K miles on it for a BN 14. I paid slightly more for the 14, but i felt inclined based on comments from this forum. Although I don’t do a lot of highway riding today, I felt that the 6 speed would would be more future proof. I plan on keeping it for a long time. It is a truly beautiful bike and a joy to ride.


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04-17-2018 09:11 AM
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Bheezy27403 Offline
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RE: 5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
Thank you papa Ferret for showing me the error of my ways. Thumbs Up
04-17-2018 10:04 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: 5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
It can get confusing what model has what,

13 std

13 ABS

14 std

14 DLX

14 EX (Japan and Europe)

15 Special (Japan only)

16 Checkerboard model (Canada only?)

17 EX

17 RS (Japan and Europe only)

If my memory is correct lol. FOr a model that isn't a big seller, Honda sure has worked hard to keep it out there

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It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I ride...every day...Ferret
04-17-2018 10:16 AM
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PAULIBIKER Offline
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RE: 5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
New 14 for $6500 or used 13 with 1200 miles for $4000? I like red and the black motor, so that’s a wash. 6 speeds and gear indicator are nice, but $2500 nice?
04-17-2018 10:43 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: 5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
That's your decision. I moved up from a 13 to a 14 DLX and there was more than a $2500 diff. No regrets from me.Love my Dlx.

Think of it this way though, for $6500 you are getting a brand new, one year newer I-4 1100cc with 6 speeds, triple disc brakes, gear indicator, trip computer, 85 horsepower for the price of most manufacturers 50-70 horsepower twins like the NC 700, FJ-07, SV 650 etc. The new CB is a heck of a deal for that money. You are also getting a new bike warranty for some piece of mind.

You have to decide what features are important to you.

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It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I ride...every day...Ferret
(This post was last modified: 04-17-2018 11:00 AM by The ferret.)
04-17-2018 10:56 AM
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Guth Offline
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RE: 5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
(04-17-2018 10:43 AM)PAULIBIKER Wrote:  New 14 for $6500 or used 13 with 1200 miles for $4000? I like red and the black motor, so that’s a wash. 6 speeds and gear indicator are nice, but $2500 nice?

I wouldn't think of it that way. In my opinion, either bike should be considered a great buy for what a person would be getting at those respective prices. If a person's budget could accommodate either bike, then the one to buy is the one that appeals the most to a that person based on their preferences regarding aesthetics/functionality/warranty.

Geez, I type too slow, lol.

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(This post was last modified: 04-17-2018 10:59 AM by Guth.)
04-17-2018 10:58 AM
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popgun Offline
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RE: 5 or 6 speed? Gear indicator?
A GiPro gear indicator is a plug in accessory if one wants. I have one on both my bikes.

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04-17-2018 11:55 AM
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