Any Valkyrie riders around here

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

  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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  2. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    zDollar Bill Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat

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    Just found this thread...I was trying to sell my valk. With 90k on it, there is not too many interested in buying it. After seeing what everyone has done, I might have to try the darkside with the car tire and maybe cut off my stock pipes.

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  5. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Getting to be time for a new set of tires on the Valkyrie. I have a set of Avon Venom R on it now. Like the tire and have gotten good mileage out of them....16,000 miles on them so far. Can't find them Venoms listed in the right sizes any where. Appears as though they might have been replaced by the Conra....???? Anyone with any experieince with the Avon Cobra??
  6. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yes... Venoms are gone :cry.. Yes... Cobra is the new tire for the Valk :clap... I put 17+K on a front... They stick nice .... You'll like them...
  7. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    There is a black tourer for sale near me. I shall not go and look at it though. :lol3
  8. rrmdeuce

    rrmdeuce Been here awhile

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    I went from Venom's to Cobra and I think the Cobra are much better. My Venoms needed a lot of warm up before they would stick, the Cobra's seem to hold better.
  9. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    The only complaint I have had about the Venom's is that in a cold wet rain, the front occasional had the tendency to slip if one got a little too aggressive in turns.....but was still much better overall than any previous tired.

    LadyDraco......what's the weather like in your neck of the woods in mid-October? Boy and I are taking a two-week ride and thinking of going to Gettysburg then winding our way down towards Appomattox, sticking to the two-lane blacktops.
  10. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    The Cobra sticks much better even on wet roads :thumb

    Oct is a transition month it can be nice at day and cool nights ..Frosty nights.... But it has also had flurries...
    Even 78* days are not uncommon....
    But Fall colours are nice ....
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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  14. CajunRider

    CajunRider Been here awhile

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    I sure miss you guys... :cry

    You gonna make to the Romp In Da Swamp?? I got my vacation day taken... I'm ready to ride!! Though, I live close, so it'll be a short ride... Maybe, next year I can make a long ride since I get my vacation back finally!!
  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    We don't know yet...:dunno
    All our plans keep changing :baldy
  16. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith n00b

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    I have a Valk now too :)
    Over the last few years I have owned 2 GS1200s, the first was totaled by a minivan being driven by a cell phone and luckily I was not hurt badly.... the second was made obsolete by getting married. The GS although it did everything I wanted to do very well is not a bike for 2 people. So after a false start by buying an old wing I found an 02 Interstate at the Honda dealer with 19K on it and brought it home. Its an awsome bike that does it all with class and charisma!
    My choice was confirmed when my neighbor brought home a new Roadglide Ultra, after sitting on it for a few minutes, watching it shake and vibrate the hardware store bolts holding it together till they were a blur, I realize what a great deal the Valks are. I wouldnt trade my IS for any bike.
    The ducatis used to be my faveorite sounding bike but the Dragon has it beat!
  17. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    My I/S sometimes makes me feel like I'm levitating down the highway. :evil

    Can your RG do that? :huh
  18. skippy1969

    skippy1969 Is this thing on ???

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    i used to have a couple of Valks.
    I really miss them.
    Especially my 2002 standard.:cry

    My 1999 Interstate.
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    My 2002 Standard.
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  19. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Bike bashing...

    Hey I get bike bashed also...Just cause I ride trikes:dunno

    My feeling is being in the wind is windage..
    Who cares what ya ride as long as ya RIDE !!! :ricky :ricky


    Nice PhatLadies Skippy1969 :thumb
  20. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith n00b

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    I didnt mean to bash harleys, just using them as an example of what a great deal a used Valkyrie is when compared to them.
    My 01 I/S is a $6,900 bike that does everything the RD does as good or better within 90%, yet the cost difference is 350%. I could have a pristine example of each Valkyrie model made for the price of a new RG.

    And Valks get more appreciative looks from knowledgeable gearheds just because of the rarity and uniqueness.
    About the bolts..... you made my point exactly, Harleys are assembled with off-the-shelf industrial grade bolts just like you get from Lowes.
    Whereas practically every other manufacturer uses location specific, specially designed fasteners.
    I agree to disagree..... Some people like finely engineered machinerey and some like the appeal of steam locomotives.