Any Valkyrie riders around here

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by LadyDraco, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Good deal :clap Rick ...
    You will fall in love with the power :D
    And how nimble it is for such a big bike... :ricky
  2. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John old nOOb

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    Honda was crazy NOT to make an 1800 Valkyrie. :ricky
    Instead they gave us the wonderful VTX1800:mully that was of course a big flop.:asshat {'cause it's top heavy,not the good kind}
    Now they don't make that either. :clap
    They want me to buy a Gold Wing. :dhorse
    I don't want a Gold Wing.
    So Honda,you have lost TWO sales since making your informed decision I have bought a Yamaha & a Kawasaki.

    JJ
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    wannaklr Long timer

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    Or atl least give me the Evo6!:lol3
  4. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Adventurer

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    Thanks Tracy!

    What surprises me the most is how well it pulls from super low rpms. Slowing for small town speed limits I don't have to downshift if I don't catch a light. Smooth!

    This is the first bike I've owned that I'm really comfortable carrying a passenger, it seems to handle it so well and feels confident once rolling.
  5. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    They did !! The Valkyrie Rune ... Was the 1800 Valk... But they wanted to have it look different :puke1



    :D I bet you still have the Valk Grin on your face !!! :ricky
  6. anotherguy

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    We're going to install a supercharger on a Valkyrie at the shop. I'll let ya know how it turns out. They're about 3-4 weeks out lead time so it'll be awhile. Supposed to power wheelie off throttle,no clutch. Oughta be an interesting ride.
  7. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Valks pop wheelies NOW.... :D
  8. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John old nOOb

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    The Rune is the Ruination of the Valk. :rofl
    NO aftermarket for it.
    It looks weird too !

    JJ
  9. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Oh I totally agree....
    But it is a Valkyrie .. Even if only in name...
  10. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Adventurer

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    Just got back from 260 mile ride :D

    THIS BIKE ROCKS! :happay
  11. anotherguy

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    Power wheelies off throttle alone? No.
  12. springfieldboston

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    99 Tourer Here:wave:wave:wave:
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    springfieldboston Welcome !!! :clap


    Hey I have forgotten it's Aug... Time for a Valkyrie Calendar!!

    I would like to thank my buddy Reb for sending me this nice shot
    of his Valk on a dirt road...
    I think it makes a fine Calendar for the month of August...

    [​IMG]

    Link to other sizes..

    August Calendar
  14. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Been here awhile

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    anybody know what hwy pegs are on the crash bars?
    thanks
  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    OK they are Kury brand pegs and mounts..
    But I'm not sure out of the few mounts that Kury has ..
    It doesn't look like ergo's ..
    Ergos are the mounts that have the big knuckle at the mount on the engine guard..


    I hope this helps...
  16. rmcnelly

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    Tracy,

    I'm planning to take the week of Labor Day off and explore some twisties with my girlfriend. We haven't formalized our route but would like to ride around your area, include the Dragon's Back and any other routes you can recommend.

    We might start out in SW VA and work our way north, maybe include some of WV before returning to Portsmouth. We have a week to kill to take in the sights. My girlfriend insists we stay at nicer hotels vs whatever we find along the way.

    I've outfitted the Valk with a big Tourmaster T-bag, throttle lock, and have a J&M handlebar CB and EdSets headsets on order so I can hear the GPS on the iPhone, we can talk to each other and maybe other riders (most of the local Honda Riders of Tidewater (mostly Goldwings) stay in touch via CB on rides so this will continue to be useful). I also ordered the 2000+ stock seat but it probably won't arrive in time for the trip.

    Any routes you can recommend would be greatly appreciated!
  17. rmcnelly

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    Tracy,

    How is the weather and temperature range up there during the first week of September? It's been awhile since I made a similar trip maybe 5 or 6 years ago and spent the whole week at Deals Gap. I remember it ranged from cool mornings up to fairly hot afternoons with a few showers.

    Has the Dragon's Back become the zoo that Deals Gap is on the weekends?
  18. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey Rick ....
    Sorry it took me time to get back to you,been super busy on the farm...
    Well there is the Snake aka ShadyValley...US 58 Mouth of the Wilson cool roads And our VA 16 (Back of the Dragon) as you said... But there are many other cool roads .. VA 80 to Breaks Interstate park... Hayters gap road (Meadowview )also 80...

    And Highbinder said you are staying in Bastian :huh There are NO hotels there ... We are having company at that date . Other wise ya'll could have stayed here... But I would suggest Marion VA as a place to stay ... Then you are at the start of The Back of the Dragon.. And Hungry Mother St. Park ...Also Big Walker Mountain US 52 not to far away
    ...

    NO Back of the Dragon is not a zoo.. Yet :lol3...

    Weather Pretty much what you said .. Can be warm at daytime Cold/cool a night...
    And can be very wet... But we are in a mild drought.. So don't know about if it will be wet...


    I'll shoot ya a PM ... With our Phone number...:norton
  19. rmcnelly

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    Thanks for the PM Tracy, we'll give you a call once we get out that way.

    I've ordered the America Rides Maps and hope they will be handy:

    http://americaridesmaps.com

    We will look for a place in Marion then and use it as a base for day trips. I don't think we can get out there soon enough for the "Meet in the Middle" ride promoted on VRCC. I posted a thread over there asking for suggested routes as well.
  20. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Adventurer

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    Folks on the VRCC convinced me to make it to the Meet in the Middle ride 01SEP12 at West Jefferson, NC. We'll stay there that night, maybe more than one night, then move up to Marion, VA.