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Old 04-11-2008, 09:30 AM   #61
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Nope, no valkyries here
well, not too many

TransAlp or African twin?
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:17 AM   #62
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How much leg room is there for a 6ft rider on a Valk?
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:59 AM   #63
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Transalp, I did find an africa twin nearby once, but after talking with a guy who owned both, I kept the alp as it does fine on the fire roads around me. And an africa twin costs twice as much and the parts are 10 times harder to come by.

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Old 04-12-2008, 10:32 AM   #64
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How much leg room is there for a 6ft rider on a Valk?
Only my opinion, honestly!

The room is (how do I say this) limited, and at 6'4" I am not as comfortable as I am on my other bike, but I absolutely love the Valk. Yet my other bike has a 37 inch seat height. The Valk I am guessing but maybe a 23 inch height?
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:28 PM   #65
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I'm only 5' 10" and I need highway pegs for long rides, there is a lot of info about peg relocater kits (lose some ground clearance) and aftermarket seats that move you up and back.

check the valk boards
http://www.valkyrieforum.com/forum/general.cgi
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:35 PM   #66
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Transalp, I did find an africa twin nearby once, but after talking with a guy who owned both, I kept the alp as it does fine on the fire roads around me. And an africa twin costs twice as much and the parts are 10 times harder to come by.

Sweet,
I am relocating to Portland in the fall. Hope to ride with you.
I do need a dirt bike as well, the trans is a great bike and so is the KLR.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:01 PM   #67
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Sweet,
I am relocating to Portland in the fall. Hope to ride with you.
I do need a dirt bike as well, the trans is a great bike and so is the KLR.
Great, lots of good riding, not as cold as Alaska, but plenty wet.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:53 AM   #68
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How much leg room is there for a 6ft rider on a Valk?
I'm 5'11 and I use my highway pegs alot. I absolutely love my Valk and it is not the most comfortable bike I've ever riden, but it's good enough for 2 to 3 hours at a time.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:40 PM   #69
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Well the saddle I'm sure has a whole lot to do with ya'lls comfort...
I know a bunch of valk riders that are well over 6'.2" and say it's the most comfy bike they rode... After all it is 8' long !!
But have put Mick-O-pegs on for LD rides...

My mate is 6' ... ... But he too has Russell-day long saddles.... I know if he wasn't comfy he wouldn't have 4 valks right now... But we all have our own opinions
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:45 AM   #70
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Well the saddle I'm sure has a whole lot to do with ya'lls comfort...
I know a bunch of valk riders that are well over 6'.2" and say it's the most comfy bike they rode... After all it is 8' long !!
But have put Mick-O-pegs on for LD rides...

My mate is 6' ... ... But he too has Russell-day long saddles.... I know if he wasn't comfy he wouldn't have 4 valks right now... But we all have our own opinions
Tell me more about Mick-O-pegs.......
Secondly, I have the mustang seat and the "ultimate big boy" seat. I am 6'4" and even though I love the Valk, it throws my lower back out riding it. Neither seat has changed the end result. Where my other bike doesn't hurt even after months (really !) in the saddle. Peg location might be the fix. I need to do more research.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:44 PM   #71
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Also risers will help you out... The deuce ones really bring them back....

Here is a link for Mick-O Pegs..

http://www.ridingiswonderful.com/id31.html

Hope this helps ya out...
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:04 PM   #72
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Still maybe my favorite bike I have owned (if not, its in the top three). Put 20K on it. Just saw another '98 a couple of days ago...got me to thinkin'

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Old 04-27-2008, 06:30 AM   #73
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For the size of a Valk.. They are very quick for such a big cruiser..
Dang I just love the power....
As I said my mate has 4 valks .. He said they all ride and feel different...
Hope to see some of you at InZane in July in Johnson City , Tn...
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:20 PM   #74
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INZane

lady draco,what are the dates for inzane in JULY in johnson city,tenn.??
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:51 PM   #75
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July 30 ~ Aug 3... But lets face it on Sunday everyone packs up and is leaving...

Here's a link for ya'll who might just want to check it out...

http://www.valkyrieriders.com/inzane/
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