Any Valkyrie riders around here

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

  1. Mike M

    Mike M On the Left Coast...

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    One of many changing looks of my 1998 Valk back in 2000. Here with extended exhuast pipes, Interstate tank and leather bags. I loved that bike! Wish I still had it!

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  2. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Some of the best roads in the east..

    I have been a long time lurker here since 03...
    And a signed in 07...

    It's a blast here... :photog
    Have put up a few RR's...

    My LT locks up @the new vrcc board..
    I still post on the tempvrcc bbs

    How have you been ???
  3. Mike M

    Mike M On the Left Coast...

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    Another iteration, just before I sold it in 2003. That was one big hoss.

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  4. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Well I have been making these for the VRCC for a a year or two now...
    So with a few Valk riders here ..
    Here's my calendar for March....

    With all the cold and snow we have been having..
    I think this photo is a good choice :thumb
    It's a promise of warmer times to come....

    I would like to thank my good friend ValkHound (Dana)... :nomystery :smooch
    For sending me this photo of his Super Valk at the Eldorado Reservoir in KS ...
  5. BigChris99

    BigChris99 Been here awhile

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    Anyone use Nelson Rigg CL-850 saddlebags on their Valk? I have a 97 standard that I want to put bags on . Don't really want leather. I have a TourMaster T bag on it now, so soft bags would work for me. What type of bracket do yall use? Out the door to work I go, so I'll check in later.
  6. roadhamr

    roadhamr Been here awhile

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    metzler me880's. the wear they have shown so far has been excellent and their traction in the rain is outstanding. most tires handle well in the dry it is the rain where a tie earns it's dinner.
  7. BigChris

    BigChris Seasick and Loving It

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    I've used generic throwover softbags similar to the CL-850's on my Valk and they were fine. Cobra makes a set of brackets for the Valk to keep the bags off the exhaust and away from the wheels. The bike originally had LeatherLyke bags on it which looked good but cracked around the mounting holes so I'm reluctant to recommend them if you are ever tempted to get hardbags.

    Do you think the other 98 BigChris's own Valks?
  8. BigChris

    BigChris Seasick and Loving It

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    The only suggestion I can make is a negative one and that is to stay away from Bridgestone. The bike had Bridgestones on it when I bought it and they were extremely noisy. When I put a new set of of Avons on I honestly could not believe how much quieter the bike was. The Avons only got noisy after several thousand miles when the front developed a flat strip and they would rumble whenever I leaned the bike into a curve. I run 40 and 42 psi front and rear which has helped to prevent cupping and tread wear which can cause noise.
  9. BigChris99

    BigChris99 Been here awhile

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    I think I'll try the Nelson Rigg bags, Thanks Big. Are there really 98 more of us?????
  10. ValkyrieRider

    ValkyrieRider 1520cc of Adventure.

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    Thanks LadyDraco,
    Excellant looking valky.
  11. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Just got back from a great ride to and from TX....
    I'll have a RR coming up soon...
    Took 400 photos..
    Trimmed it down to 109 :augie
  12. CajunRider

    CajunRider Been here awhile

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    mmmmmm..... that was some delicious Texas BBQ!!!!

    can't wait to see pictures!!
  13. kah68

    kah68 Adventurer

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    Boy a bit of cleaning and it would look ok....
  14. kah68

    kah68 Adventurer

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    Here is my 01 standard, a little dirty from the muddy and wet roads the day before. Awesome bike...
  15. BigChris

    BigChris Seasick and Loving It

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    Your picture link is not working but since I've never seen an ugly Valkyrie :clap
  16. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Now thats a motorcycle! :clap


    I am so sick of fluff-puffer pictures of spotlessly clean fashion cruisers.
  17. daytonaKTM

    daytonaKTM n00b

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    I have one of those!

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  18. Trophymick

    Trophymick Just another lemon

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    Well said that man.:thumb He was up here in January, we had a foot of snow and temps down to minus 14 Celsius.:deal It's a 800 mile round trip from Cornwall to where I live in Scotland, he's no sunny day rider.:D
  19. roadhamr

    roadhamr Been here awhile

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    it isnt fluffer puff or whatever to really like and appreciate your ride by keeping it clean and as rust free as possible. my bike is kept spotless and is ridden hard regularly. it isnt hard to pass a cloth every now and then. would you live in filth as well?!
  20. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I'm not a big keep my bike clean...But I do my best.. I don't like rust..
    A little dirt.... Well hell I ride it all the time as it's my primary veh.
    I maintain both of my bikes inside very well..


    When I see a bike very rusty, I think they aren't kept up on the inside as well...