opinion on a valkyrie


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opinion on a valkyrie

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:15 pm



I've run the 1000,1100 and the 1200.Guy up the road has a 02 valkryie.It looks clean,new tires,no leaks etc,etc.He bought a 2010 interstate and wants 5700 for it.

Question...Any opinion about it?
Quality?ride-ability?problem prone? or is it just a different ride.



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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby riffraff » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:28 am

That sounds like a reasonable price to me. Considering that they aren't available any other way but used, grab it before someone else does. They're getting scarce, and Ive never heard anything bad about them. If I had the cash and the space, I'ld love one. Living in the city with no garage or yard prevents MBS.

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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:01 am

Thanks for the input.Now to convince HER that 3 bikes in the shed isn't so bad.Well it is my shed :D

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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby RexAubrey » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:53 am

Buy it, sneek it into the shed when she is out shopping, When she sees it tell her you are storing it in your shed for the guy down the street in exchange for you being able to use it when you like.... 8-)

And always remember..... it is easier to ask for and receive forgiveness than it is to ask for permission.
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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:52 am

Funny you should mention that.She's visiting in Colorado for a week.Maybe I can buy it and get both my 1100 and 1200 sold before she returns.
I could tell her I combined 2 into one :D

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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby MikeB » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:13 pm

Sounds like a good plan to me but I have an ST1100, GL1500 and a GL1800 SO I'M PROBABLY not the right person to ask.
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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby riffraff » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:54 pm

If ya feel that ya gotta be sneeky about it, ya better save some room in the shed for a bed,mini fridge and a microwave. That could be yer new home. :lol:

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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby trike lady » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:29 pm

The Honda Valkyrie is an offshoot of the GL1500 Goldwing. The engine is almost the same; but the Valk engine has 6 carbs, solid lifters and hotter cams. They are nice bikes and desirable by those who want a real 'Muscle' bike
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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:58 pm

Ok, Your freakin not doing this...Final answer, and here's why...We need you around here' you go and get that bike and it will be see ya later goldwing guy's..Nah... don't do it...Or if you do, keep the Wings too :shock: ..Your gonna get a beating when she returns anyway :lol: ...May as well make it worth it.. :lol: I shall read the obits. in your area soon... :lol:

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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby Steve F » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:25 pm

RexAubrey wrote:Buy it, sneek it into the shed when she is out shopping, When she sees it tell her you are storing it in your shed for the guy down the street in exchange for you being able to use it when you like.... 8-)

And always remember..... it is easier to ask for and receive forgiveness than it is to ask for permission.

Absolutely. You need to buy it before it disappears, and you'll forever be kicking yourself! I agree it's always easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission. Tell her it's an investment...at that price, anyway.
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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:49 pm

Great price, great bike....buy it. Besides, I've replaced wives for a whole lot less.

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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby eklimek » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:31 am

A cautionary note on the subject of buying the Valkyrie over the objection of your spouse -

An attorney expressed confidence in the US legal system. He felt that no woman could ever be found guilty of matrimonial homicide with a gun in Texas. She would be acting in self defence, unless she stopped to reload.

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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:13 am

Well just as a precaution,I did put in a bar fridge,micro,and my own set of keys to the car. :D
I'm looking hard at it,and maybe keeping the 1200 for her to ride with me on.(like that's ever gonna happen now).

And littlebeaver , don't get your nickers in a twist,I'll be here.With all my junk and 2 cents worth of advice.I'm trying to figure out how I can keep 2 bikes.I just WANT the Valkryie!!! (sounds like a 3 year old)
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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby themainviking » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:14 am

I think the Valkyrie is the hottest looking motorcycle that Honda ever produced, and it was the deciding factor in my coming over from Harley to a Honda Goldwing, being that the bikes had basically the same engines (well, in my case a Rune and a GL1800). I just love those bikes. You need to buy it, or let someone here know where it is, because that price for an 02 is excellent, and probably still open to lower offers. I am still holding out for a Rune.....
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Re: opinion on a valkyrie

Postby dawgout81 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:06 pm

Got back into biking while my wife was out of town. She was good about it. But I asked her about the next one and with her blessing am now back on a wing.
I love the look of a valkyrie. If you like your wife and the valkyrie....try and keep them both happy.




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