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Valkyrie Interstate

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by Timotheous46, May 10, 2007.

  1. Timotheous46

    Timotheous46

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    I'm thinking of selling my Honda Shadow and geting a Valkyrie Interstate.

    Do any of you have any comments on this model. I ain't 30 anymore (actually I'm not 30 X 2 anymore)and I'm wondering how it handles at stops and parking lots since I'm told that they weigh about 900 pounds.

    I would appreciate any pearls of wisdom that you have to offer. Actually I'll even take snide comments.

    Tim
     
  2. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

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    the folks around Here that have them ,love them. It's a Goldwing without all the plastic covering up all the mechanicals. In two weeks the weight difference of the shadow will be a non issue. When you are coming to a stop, don't horse around ,put your feet on the ground. Do not try to win the slow riding contest at a poker run ,till you get used to the increased weight. Most of the guys have put some kind of car tire on the back to last a lot longer, and with all that power they tend to eat rear normal tires. I have a goldwing ,and after about two weeks ,the weight factor is no factor. Good Luck and Ride Safe:thumbsup:
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If you want a Valkyrie then get a Valkyrie but your age; advanced or otherwise, shouldn't have anything to do with the types of bikes that you ride.
     
  4. norton

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    I think the Val has a pretty low CG.
    That really makes more of a difference then overall weight in my opinion.
    I sat on-but did not ride-A boss hog type bike with a 350 chevy engine in it. Now that was a tank.
     
  5. Timotheous46

    Timotheous46

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    Thanks for the advice.
    Now i gotta do the hard part, make up my mind

    Tim
     
  6. clark g

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    I had a '97 Tourer,and it was a handful at parking lot speeds.The weight is a factor,but so is the front-end geometry.It can be mastered-just take it easy at first.
    The added power,compared to your present bike,will be amazing.So will the appetite for tires and gas.
    Clark
     
  7. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    You don't have to lift it, you just have to ride it.