Any Valkyrie Owners in the House??


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Any Valkyrie Owners in the House??

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:34 pm



Just wondering if any Valkyrie owners frequented this site. Got my eyes on an Interstate but doubt the wife will rubber stamp that.


"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Any Valkyrie Owners in the House??

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:15 pm

Don't own one, but have been seriously considering getting one... I am just friggin tired of so much plastic. A friend of mine has a signature on the side of his 1500 that read "body by tupperware". I feel the same way. The Valkyrie has all the benefits of a 1500 wing without all the plastic.

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Re: Any Valkyrie Owners in the House??

Postby riffraff » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:08 am

The only glitch I heard of with them was a petcock problem, that coupled with no center stand caused a hydrolock. Otherwise everyone I know that has em loves em. They're around for reasonably short money. I've seen 9yr. old low miles for 6k and that was at a dealer! :o

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Re: Any Valkyrie Owners in the House??

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:37 pm

riffraff wrote:The only glitch I heard of with them was a petcock problem, that coupled with no center stand caused a hydrolock. Otherwise everyone I know that has em loves em. They're around for reasonably short money. I've seen 9yr. old low miles for 6k and that was at a dealer! :o



You would think Honda would have that petcock problem figured out by now. I recall the 79 CBX had that and Honda replaced a lot of busted engines under warranty. In 1980 the petcock was vacuum operated.

If I could find a low miles Valkyrie Interstate for 6K I would be on it without even blinking.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Any Valkyrie Owners in the House??

Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:40 pm

cbx4evr wrote:

You would think Honda would have that petcock problem figured out by now. I recall the 79 CBX had that and Honda replaced a lot of busted engines under warranty. In 1980 the petcock was vacuum operated.

If I could find a low miles Valkyrie Interstate for 6K I would be on it without even blinking.

If you are serious, check craigs list for San Antonio, search valkyrie...

If you wanted to buy it, hell, I would drive it up there for ya...




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