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Old 02-04-2011, 08:43 AM   #196
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:52 AM   #197
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What a great bike

I rode a Valk from DC to Canada about 6 years ago. Solid as a rock. My only complaint was the gas mileage SUCKED when it was all loaded down. I got about 25 MPG going through Montana with the wind and "kind of no speed limit"

I finally sold it because I had too many bikes, but if I had a two car garage ...
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #198
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What kind of range are they getting out of the interstate tanks?
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:54 PM   #199
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Mine will range is poor 205 But I'm on fumes ....Both of mine have I/S tanks...

My mate get from about 240 - 260 miles from a tank on his I/S 's
He has 2 ...

Why do ya ask ??? What are you getting ???
Also if ya keep running the throttle up.. You'll eat up fuel
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:05 AM   #200
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I had a 97 Tourer that I got rid of in a moment of lunacy. I loved the green/creme color. Would love to have another one but remembered having to fill up a lot. Was thinking about an Interstate or a tourer with the Interstate tank and was curious about the range.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:27 AM   #201
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I have a Tourer w/I/S tank...And my other Valk is an I/S.
But both of mine are Trikes so the weight really eats up my fuel consumption..

But my Tourer does get a little better mileage.. But it also has a trigger wheel...


The 97 was notorious for bad fuel mileage...
As they didn't have all the EPA crap on them and had a tad bit more Horsepower and a bit more toquer...

My mate has 2 Tourers..
97 with a trigger wheel 38 MPG @ 60-70 MPH
98 no trigger wheel 34 MPG .. @ 60 -70 MPH
They both have Tourer tanks on them....

Yes he has 4 Valks .. I have 2....
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:35 AM   #202
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If you're looking for a bit more throttle response, HP, and MPG, look into the Thunder Products dial-a-jet. I put a set on my I/S and was doing > 30MPG pulling a trailer on a 15K trip back in 2009. This little kit makes it easy to adjust the bike for altitude changes, and it fixes that over-lean condition you get when rolling on the throttle at highway speeds in order to pass someone.

http://www.thunderproducts.com/dial_a_jet_valkyrie.htm

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Old 04-01-2011, 06:51 AM   #203
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April Calendar is ready...

Well Dragon Riders April is here and that means SPRING !!!
This months photo was sent to me by our Spanish VRCC member " Colin"
This photo was taken at Cumbre del Sol, Javea overlooking Calpe which is on the Costa Blanca in Spain
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:33 PM   #204
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Figured I'd ask this here, is anyone here tall and own a valkyrie? I like what I hear about it, and I'm thinking of going from a 09 klr650 to a 97 valk. I'm pretty tall though (6'6") and have heard that the footpegs can't be moved forward because of the big engine. Anyone have an opinion on that or on the leg comfort of the bike?
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:03 PM   #205
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Valk triple trees

I was digging around in the garage and came across a set of triple trees for a
98 ( I think) Valk. $5 + shipping will make them yours. I have no use for them but just can't bring my self to throw them out. PM me if you want them.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:20 PM   #206
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Figured I'd ask this here, is anyone here tall and own a valkyrie? I like what I hear about it, and I'm thinking of going from a 09 klr650 to a 97 valk. I'm pretty tall though (6'6") and have heard that the footpegs can't be moved forward because of the big engine. Anyone have an opinion on that or on the leg comfort of the bike?
I'm about 5.5" and ride a Val. You can stick some highway pegs out on the engine guards....
I just set my foot on the engine and hope my boots don't melt
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #207
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DubCut... I know a good deal of guy that are over 6'.6" that own and ride Valks... They add "Mick O pegs" .. They all love them ....

I'm 5'1" And do not have that problem.. Hell I can't even get close to the ground ... That's why mine are Triked


S_Palmer ... Go to the VRCC Classifieds and put them up there..
They should sell...
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #208
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Miko pegs, interesting they look promising... if only I can find a decent 97 valk owner that wants to trade out flat out for a 09 klr...
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:58 PM   #209
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Miko pegs, interesting they look promising... if only I can find a decent 97 valk owner that wants to trade out flat out for a 09 klr...
It's gonna be tough to get a flat trade for a KLR. You should be able to find someone who'll take the KLR + a little cash though. Recently, the Valkyrie has been holding it's price quite well. Dig around Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club (Classifieds section) for a better idea on current prices.

They also have good info on making the Valk more comfy for the taller folk.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:28 AM   #210
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Sorry it's a tad late... Hell I just relised that I never put May up..
Oops my bad...

This months calendar photo was sent to me by my buddy from N.M.
With how hot it has been outside ..
I thought a nice shot with SNOW would cool us all off a little..



And the Link...
June 2011 Calendar
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