Any Valkyrie riders around here

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

  1. Tugrik

    Tugrik Big Blue Adventurer

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    I'm giving it to Evolution Suspension here in San Jose. They're getting custom manufactured springs (fork and shock) for my weight. The rear is getting a pair of Progressive 440s. The front will get a heavier weight shock oil to go with the custom spring upgrade. While it's in there I'm having the brake lines and clutch line replaced with Galfer braided ones.

    I'll do a proper write-up once it's done to tell folks how it goes!
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  2. ValkyrieRider

    ValkyrieRider 1520cc of Adventure.

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    Hello Fellow Valkyrie Riders,
    I just found out there was a Valkyrie post on this site. I have been lurking around here for some time. My Valkyrie is a 1997 Tourer. After my wife and daughters it is the love of my life. I have had alot of other bikes but none as fun to ride as this one. I just got done getting a Interstate trunk painted and mounted on.

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  3. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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  4. longrider999

    longrider999 Long timer

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    freebird1,great custom paint.my 97my valk has 54K and is going in for another front tire.ive had it almost 5 years and cant think of a better 1 up bike.i use my 00 BMWK1200LT for 2 up touring.
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  5. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    OK pic it is, mine isn't very dressed up, but still a sweetie!
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  6. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Great photos !!!:clap :thumb

    Here are my babies....

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    TheBeast.... This one is my ADV one.. I'll take this one just about anywhere... And have..:huh It has been everywhere with me...
    Salt-flats, Sequoia ,Monument valley, Pikes peak, Mt.Evans,Gobblin Valley.. Just to name a few...
    It has pulled my HotDog cart...
    I will always keep this one.. Hey it's at the milage that ~I'm the only one that wants it...:thumb

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  7. klrbaer

    klrbaer Tim

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    Well how about that.... Can't be leave I found a Valk thead on ADV.

    Well I got mine in Oct of 07, I flew out to Reno and drove it over 2900 miles back to the flat land of central Il..

    Yesterday my wife and I went cruising for about 3.5 hours and today we went out to do the weekly shopping on it. I'll have to find put one of my pics on here later.
    Since we have owned it we have put almost 8,000 miles on it.
    Oh yea, It's a 99 Interstate, black.
    I'll see you all on the road......
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  8. ValkyrieRider

    ValkyrieRider 1520cc of Adventure.

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    That one of the best things about a Valk. You dont have to deck it out for it to stand out. Also you dont have to mortgage the house or sell off the kids to be able to afford one. :freaky
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  9. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey try to make InZane !!! It's in Johnson city , TN ..again this year...
    A lot of Ill folks will be heading this way for it....
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  10. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    Every time I start the Valk my heart races. My pupils dilate, I can't act serious and my bride say's something like "BOYS!"

    I just walked back in from the garage and since I still can't ride for this year, my heart is racing, the beer is flowing nicely and I am a kids for awhile again. I really like this scoot.

    On a serious note. I have a question. Carburetors,,,How much trouble do they create in older Valks? What is the best preventative maintenance on them?
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  11. Valker

    Valker Been here awhile

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    Run SeaFoam in the gas for cleaning and storage.
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  12. klrbaer

    klrbaer Tim

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    +1:clap
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  13. ValkyrieRider

    ValkyrieRider 1520cc of Adventure.

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    I run seafoam throught mine about every month. The only problem I have had was at high altitude. The bike doesn't like it and runs poorly. Got better after I desmogged it.:clap :clap :freaky
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  14. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

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    What altitudes are we talking here?
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  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yes to sea-foam.... We/I use it all the time... I keep a little bottle with me , and will give the Valk a sip on road trips...
    Funny my Beast likes high altitudes.. So does my mates I/S... And I'm talking Pikes-Peak, Monarch Pass, Wolf creek pass, Mt. Evans...
    Both Valks ran great !!!

    Sometimes a dirty air filter will make a Valk not like altitudes....
    That might have been the problem at first... But now that you desmogged it..
    We run K&N Air filters...

    Also stabil for the long storage in a full gas tank helps too.... It will help keep gas fresher...

    Ah yes ... When you turn your Valk on does it return the favor ???:evil
    YOU BET IT DOES !!!:ricky :thumb

    Tell your bride~ it's not just a guy thing .... :clap :beer


    I use my bike for all kinds of things.. As I said once before it's a primary vehicle..

    They fly and breath fire !!! Hence Dragons !!!!
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  16. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    why did Honda stop making the Valk? not enough sales? no vtwin?
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  17. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    That sums it up in a nutshell.. RocketJohn...
    The best dang gone bike Honda ever made .. IMHO
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  18. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    I think the RUNE (Valkyrie) was a complete flop. To retro and far afield from what the Valk really was. Going back to a standard might have been an even bigger marketing error to them. Shame.

    Yes she (my bride) does love the Valk as long as she doesn't have to ride it. You see I was a bit too aggressive on our ride to Dawson City last summer. The frost heaved roads are quite bumpy and every now and then a real butt buster arrives (of course unannounced). I got speeding along far faster than was comfortable for her and after arriving home she decided I would sell it. Well my second option (for me) was removal of her seat. Now she just rides the back of the BMW and she is still smiling and looking

    forward to our rides. Plus the Valk is all mine!

    Seafoam, NAPA?
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  19. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yes ~Napa.. They might have it a little pricey....Any auto store.. And Farm and fleet .. Sometimes a Wally World will have it...

    Honda had to bring The Rune in ... The patten name for the name Valkyrie was coming up ... Now this is what I was told... And they needed to keep the name so they came up with the Valkyrie Rune.. Just to keep the name..

    They did the same thing with the Saber... The new Saber Shadow didn't look anything like the old V45/V65 Sabers...
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  20. Dragon Rider

    Dragon Rider Thought is free--WS

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    Nope, no valkyries here :D :D
    well, not too many :rofl

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