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Old 08-05-2010, 12:54 PM   #166
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Getting to be time for a new set of tires on the Valkyrie. I have a set of Avon Venom R on it now. Like the tire and have gotten good mileage out of them....16,000 miles on them so far. Can't find them Venoms listed in the right sizes any where. Appears as though they might have been replaced by the Conra....???? Anyone with any experieince with the Avon Cobra??

Yes... Venoms are gone .. Yes... Cobra is the new tire for the Valk ... I put 17+K on a front... They stick nice .... You'll like them...
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:01 PM   #167
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There is a black tourer for sale near me. I shall not go and look at it though.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:38 PM   #168
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Cobras

I went from Venom's to Cobra and I think the Cobra are much better. My Venoms needed a lot of warm up before they would stick, the Cobra's seem to hold better.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:14 PM   #169
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The only complaint I have had about the Venom's is that in a cold wet rain, the front occasional had the tendency to slip if one got a little too aggressive in turns.....but was still much better overall than any previous tired.

LadyDraco......what's the weather like in your neck of the woods in mid-October? Boy and I are taking a two-week ride and thinking of going to Gettysburg then winding our way down towards Appomattox, sticking to the two-lane blacktops.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:48 PM   #170
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The only complaint I have had about the Venom's is that in a cold wet rain, the front occasional had the tendency to slip if one got a little too aggressive in turns.....but was still much better overall than any previous tired.

LadyDraco......what's the weather like in your neck of the woods in mid-October? Boy and I are taking a two-week ride and thinking of going to Gettysburg then winding our way down towards Appomattox, sticking to the two-lane blacktops.


The Cobra sticks much better even on wet roads

Oct is a transition month it can be nice at day and cool nights ..Frosty nights.... But it has also had flurries...
Even 78* days are not uncommon....
But Fall colours are nice ....
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:38 AM   #171
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Part one of The Natchez Trace ride...

I though a few of you Dragon Riders would enjoy this..

Part One of The Natchez Trace Ride...
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:14 AM   #172
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Part 2 is up Part 2 of The Trace

The last part ...Part 3 of The Trace Ride
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:03 PM   #173
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Hey Dragon Riders...
I put up a few more RR's

May 13-16 ,2010 The 9th Annual Eastern Rendezvous


June 10-13 The Whiskey Run.......... A 2 part-er

Whiskey Run ..Part 2

Enjoy... Keep on riding your Dragons
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:45 PM   #174
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I sure miss you guys...

You gonna make to the Romp In Da Swamp?? I got my vacation day taken... I'm ready to ride!! Though, I live close, so it'll be a short ride... Maybe, next year I can make a long ride since I get my vacation back finally!!
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:57 PM   #175
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We don't know yet...
All our plans keep changing
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #176
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I have a Valk now too :)
Over the last few years I have owned 2 GS1200s, the first was totaled by a minivan being driven by a cell phone and luckily I was not hurt badly.... the second was made obsolete by getting married. The GS although it did everything I wanted to do very well is not a bike for 2 people. So after a false start by buying an old wing I found an 02 Interstate at the Honda dealer with 19K on it and brought it home. Its an awsome bike that does it all with class and charisma!
My choice was confirmed when my neighbor brought home a new Roadglide Ultra, after sitting on it for a few minutes, watching it shake and vibrate the hardware store bolts holding it together till they were a blur, I realize what a great deal the Valks are. I wouldnt trade my IS for any bike.
The ducatis used to be my faveorite sounding bike but the Dragon has it beat!
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:10 PM   #177
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BTW the shaking at idle gets better as it breaks in and once off idle the RG Ultra is Goldwing smooth, matter of fact it is smoother than my Wing is or my Valk was.
My I/S sometimes makes me feel like I'm levitating down the highway.

Can your RG do that?
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:38 PM   #178
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i used to have a couple of Valks.
I really miss them.
Especially my 2002 standard.

My 1999 Interstate.


My 2002 Standard.

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Old 10-15-2010, 05:32 AM   #179
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Bike bashing...

Hey I get bike bashed also...Just cause I ride trikes

My feeling is being in the wind is windage..
Who cares what ya ride as long as ya RIDE !!!


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Old 10-15-2010, 08:18 AM   #180
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I didnt mean to bash harleys, just using them as an example of what a great deal a used Valkyrie is when compared to them.
My 01 I/S is a $6,900 bike that does everything the RD does as good or better within 90%, yet the cost difference is 350%. I could have a pristine example of each Valkyrie model made for the price of a new RG.

And Valks get more appreciative looks from knowledgeable gearheds just because of the rarity and uniqueness.
About the bolts..... you made my point exactly, Harleys are assembled with off-the-shelf industrial grade bolts just like you get from Lowes.
Whereas practically every other manufacturer uses location specific, specially designed fasteners.
I agree to disagree..... Some people like finely engineered machinerey and some like the appeal of steam locomotives.
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