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Re:Look whats been in my Garage for 2 weeks
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Re:Look whats been in my Garage for 2 weeks 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
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That looks like a sweet ride, but I don't think I am ready for that yet. But I have never ridden a goldwing so ...... but I am installing a road wing shock right now, same thing right??LOL

Nope, you've got a much better sound to go along with a comfy ride.
 
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Re:Look whats been in my Garage for 2 weeks 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
I have a friend that is on his 4th GL1800. Says ALL of them will go 137 MPH! They really are marvelous machines. One thing I don't know though. A Valkyrie Interstate could torque wheelie in first gear. Don't know if the GL1800 can pull that off!
 
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Re:Look whats been in my Garage for 2 weeks 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Doc_V; I believe in case of a front end collision, the air bag deploys from up around the trees and windshield and keeps the rider from going over the windscreen.
jd750ace; from my understanding, the Valkyrie had a more powerful cam than the Goldwings.
 
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Re:Look whats been in my Garage for 2 weeks 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Yes, and the Interstate had more dwell in the cam than the standard Valkyrie. The valkie also had a 26MM carb for every cylinder, VS the twin 36MM downdraft Plenum of the GL1500. The Valkyrie was right around 100 HP and 100 ft-lb of torque at the brochure, as they say. I believe it. As for the air bag, works like this:

 
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Re:Look whats been in my Garage for 2 weeks 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
kind of an obscene looking air bag.
I liked the valkyrie when they came out... I think they are no longer made, correct? Are the valkyries water-cooled? I'm assuming so.jd750ace wrote:
Yes, and the Interstate had more dwell in the cam than the standard Valkyrie. The valkie also had a 26MM carb for every cylinder, VS the twin 36MM downdraft Plenum of the GL1500. The Valkyrie was right around 100 HP and 100 ft-lb of torque at the brochure, as they say. I believe it. As for the air bag, works like this:

 
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Re:Look whats been in my Garage for 2 weeks 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
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Yes, and the Interstate had more dwell in the cam than the standard Valkyrie. The valkie also had a 26MM carb for every cylinder, VS the twin 36MM downdraft Plenum of the GL1500. The Valkyrie was right around 100 HP and 100 ft-lb of torque at the brochure, as they say. I believe it. As for the air bag, works like this:

hey jd, would love to see some footage of their crash testing mort
 
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Just picked up another wing the new F6B bagger Pics are in my other post
man i am having FUN
 
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Re:Look whats been in my Garage for 2 weeks 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
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[quote]I liked the valkyrie when they came out... I think they are no longer made, correct? Are the valkyries water-cooled? I'm assuming so.[quote]

Yes, Valkyries are water cooled. They are extremely nimble for their size and handle exceptionally due in large part to the radial tires. A real beast. They have proven to be just as durable as the GL1500 with the exception of the hot-rodders tearing the rear drive splines out at the motor output flange! I know 2 that have done this and they have more than one "stupid gene" at work, if you know what I mean. GL1500 parts don't work either, from what I'm told.
 
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