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I got another "cruiser" style bike

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Well after falling in love with the M109R a few yrs ago, I've started to migrate to cruiser bikes. I recently added another muscle cruiser to the stable.

This time a slightly different flavour, a 2014 Honda F6C Valkyrie. Flat 6cylinder 1800cc.

Im still keeping the M109R, I cant let that go. the "9" and the "Valk" are quite different but still both very fun bikes to ride.

The one thing they both have in common is, where ever you go and park up (for gas, coffee or what ever) they never ever fail to draw attention and the "what is that ?" question is always asked no matter which bike im on.

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The Valkyrie is a very unique bike. Even though the 109 is not seen that often, I've seen more of them than I have the Valkyrie. Nice bike, and one heck of a pair!

I've always wanted to try one of the Runes, but they seem to be rarer than hen's teeth.
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I too have a Valkyrie, a '98. If I had to have only one bike, that would be it. Great looking, comfortable ride and seat, engine smooth as glass and looks like a big block, easy to turn due to the low CG, and sounds awesome with the Cobra 6 into 6 exhaust. It's also the only two wheel bike my wife will ride on.
An excellent choice for a second cruiser looks very nice and i haven't seen many over here either .
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Thanks guys. There is only 4000km on it.

I’ve had to add a windshield, the wind blast on the highway wanted to rip my head clean off. Had to mix and match windshields and mounts from various places to find one that didn’t look too bad and was affordable.

the other dilemma will be tires at some point . No one makes a front tire to fit it except Dunlop and it’s only available via Honda dealers at 3x the cost of a normal front (130/60 R19 radial) . If you want a matching set you go to the dealer , bend over and prepare to get it.

Front is 500$ CAD (about $365 USD). Rear is $600CAD (440. USD)

most guys are running bias ply front and radial rear to allow for aftermarket choices. That way you can get a full set for 350-400CAD.

alternate smaller tire sizes (129/70R 19) aren’t advised here in Canada as they will not pass a Safety inspection and most places won’t install due to liability

some places won’t even install a bias ply front as it’s non OEM. Lots of bikes come factory with bias front radial rear (some Harley’s, Africa twin).
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I imagine the Valk is somewhat faster than a Goldwing, so it must be a rip-snorter. Perhaps you can find a rear tire that will fit as a front tire on your bike. I am using a rear tire on the front of my Goldwing and my ST-1300. Bridgestone Battleax is one example.
Your money conversion is backwards.
LOL, yea it is, early morning no coffee

thanks, fixed it
I've always wanted to try one of the Runes, but they seem to be rarer than hen's teeth.
My brother has one. Maybe, someday, he'll let me ride it.
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Back a long time ago, when these first came out, several members on here either bought one or were considering it. I think even Lamonster, the site founder, bought one of the F6B's when they were first introduced. I remember someone having one and wrecking it before it had many miles on it. I've read the F6C is considerably lighter than the B model since it doesn't have the bags and such, plus some other parts are made of lighter materials.
The Valk is one of the few bikes I would consider as a second bike. Weel done on your purchase mate. I'm truly envious. 🍺 ;) (y)
Cheers guys !
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