We have built this page so that you can share with others that may have this disease. Many of us are now in denial that we may be a Valkoholic. We have put together a check list to see if you may have this disease. As far as we know there is no cure for this disease and there is very little effort being put forth to find a cure.

If you can answer yes to 4 or more of these questions, you are most likely a Valkoholic. If you own a Valkyrie and do not answer yes to any of these questions, you are probably in denial. Please seek help HERE!


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You might be an Valkoholic if....

1. Before you bought your Valkyrie, you read every website that had anything to say about this bike.
 

2. Before you bought your bike, you told your S/O how this was the last bike you would ever need and how you would be a better person if you owned this bike.

3. Before you bought your bike, you had a picture of a Red & White Valkyrie pinned up on the wall and one that you carried with you to show all your friends what you were going to buy.

4. Before you bought your bike you knew more about the Valkyrie than you did about your S/O.

5. After you bought your bike, you found yourself volunteering to run to the store for milk.

6. After you bought your bike, it now takes 45 min. to get down to the corner store to buy milk.

7. After you bought your bike, you find yourself feeling a little sick a couple of hours before the work day is over, yet you still get home late.

8. After you bought your bike, you now feel like some kind of rock star.

9. After you bought your bike you felt as if you had to tell all the poor lost HD riders what a great bike this is, and you now kinda feel sorry for them.

10. After you bought your bike, you now check the VRCC message boards more than you do your stock quotes.

11. After you bought you bike, you now have a funny little nickname you want everyone to call you.

12. After you bought your bike, you spend more time reading the VRCC message boards than you do watching TV.

13. After you bought your bike, you now have the VRCC store in your speed dial and you feel like Hal is one of your old army buddies.

14. You might be a Valkoholic if when you can't ride, you visit your garage for extended periods of time for no other reason than to stare @ the Fat Lady with lust in your eyes.

15. You might be a Valkoholic if you now crave Chrome more than Money....  Money only gets you more Chrome.


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Name:
Bronxboy
Remote Name:
100.3.127.224

My_Story

I have been riding since 1976. My first love was my 1974 Z-1 900 which I rode into the ground. It was a rocket for it's time. After that I had many different bikes, from H/D to sport tourer. One day I was out on a ride and seen my first Valk and could not believe how Awesome it looked. Long story short, I have owned 4 Valks since then and have a 98 Tourer now and will never part with her. 50,000 beautiful trouble free miles and I still find myself in the Garage with her, can't get enough of the Fat Lady !! http://s2.photobucket.com/user/cleaner2141/slideshow/Valkyries


Name:
Bob Anderson
Remote Name:
71.253.127.193

My_Story

I bought my first Valkyrie last year, a 1998 red and crème colored Tourer. Has 81k miles on her but it runs and looks new. Had Goldwings before this but they weren't the same. Dull and boring. Well, I just purchased a 2000 Interstate online from Wisconson. I now have 2 Valkyries! I get compliments all the time, people ask, what is that?? Awesome. Not sure what the engineers were thinking with the new models, but they are mud fence ugly. I am a valkoholic.


Name:
Bill Semonovick
Remote Name:
173.44.108.158

My_Story

I had a 99 Shadow which was very comfortable but lacked power. I saw a 99 Valk at a dealers away from home & had to take her for a ride. Absolutely loved her & tryed making a trade but the numbers for my new 99 was not there so I had to walk away knowing I have to have this bike. Since I was renting an apartment, the Shadow was stored under a balcony with a cover on it. It turned out that my neighbor was moving & moved her couch from the balcony & broke my mirror. She never said anything about it by leaving a note or something so it was a surprise when I uncovered the bike for a ride & noticed something was different. No left mirror which was weird. The mirror was in the cover. So I went to the local honda dealer for a new one & there she was. A black 2000 Valk. sitting pretty. Got to talking numbers & never did buy the mirror but instead rode her home. For the last 14 years she has been garaged kept & has her place in my 2 1/2 car garage. So yes, when shopping for a house having her on own place in a garage was a requirement where no falling objects from above will harm her.


Name:
Ray Pine
Remote Name:
74.232.3.49

My_Story

I'm a Valkoholic. I purchased my Valk in spring of 2008, she was 10 years old with only 6500 miles. As I had promised myslf, when I turned 55yrs old I'd ride her to California, I live in Atlanta. Well the day came in September of '09 and I rode from Atlanta to Morro Bay, CA using U.S. highways and riding route 66 once out west. Round trip took me 11 days and right at 5000 miles and I spent 2 of those days on the beach in Cali. And we live happily ever after. She brings me home safe after ever trip of which there are many.


Name:
Hal Fischer
Remote Name:
71.223.129.84

My_Story

I first rode a Valk in 1997 at the Americade in Glennsfalls NY. I owned a GL1500 with a SC at the time. I told myself I wouldn't mind having one of these. over the 15 years before last, I had been working a lot and had serious knee problems and couldn't ride anymore. A couple of years ago, one of my clients had a 98 Valk - I wanted it BAD! - that spring I had both of my knees replaced and was feeling pretty good the next spring. I asked my client if he wanted to sell his bike. He and I came to an agreed upon price now I have it! SUPER RIDE! put over 7,000 miles on it part time last year - hope to be able to do more this year. Going to San Diego the first weekend in March and CAN"T WAIT!


Name:
Hal Fischer
Remote Name:
71.223.129.84

My_Story

I first rode a Valk in 1997 at the Americade in Glennsfalls NY. I owned a GL1500 with a SC at the time. I told myself I wouldn't mind having one of these. over the 15 years before last, I had been working a lot and had serious knee problems and couldn't ride anymore. A couple of years ago, one of my clients had a 98 Valk - I wanted it BAD! - that spring I had both of my knees replaced and was feeling pretty good the next spring. I asked my client if he wanted to sell his bike. He and I came to an agreed upon price now I have it! SUPER RIDE! put over 7,000 miles on it part time last year - hope to be able to do more this year. Going to San Diego the first weekend in March and CAN"T WAIT!


Name:
sunrisor
Remote Name:
69.74.209.169

My_Story

My first ride was my friends brand new 1969 50cc Honda Mini-trail. I was 10 yrs. old. As I got older, the trips got longer. Was riding a Suzuki GS1100G (only made 'em for 3 yrs.)and it just wasn't comfortble. Started looking around, 3 years later after looking at Wings(too much plastic, don't need radioes), Concours(sport-touring? what the h*** is that?), ST1100(same thing). I finally resided that would have to get a H...(geez I can't even spell it, let alone say it!...ewww)when I saw her in April of 1997, a red/white Tourer. Stopped in to the dealer to get some parts, and I was spell-bound!! Went home and dragged my best friend down there that same day. Rode her home 2 days later(in the rain, think it was an omen). 16 1/2 years later, I'm still in love with her. The only motorcycle I will ever own!! Once you ride a Valkerie...well, you know!!


Name:
Wade Livingston
Remote Name:
65.128.39.206

My_Story

The first time I saw a Valkyrie I wanted one. I am not sure why, there are plenty of good looking bikes on the road, but there was something special about the way a Valkyrie looked. I am a visceral dislike for Harleys. To me the are cumbersome, load vibrating machines that are not particularly dependable. The times I have taken one for a ride the seat got hot and my hands fell asleep from the vibration. The are so loud you cannot enjoy the ride. When you ride a Valk it is about the ride, not the motorcycle if that makes sense. They are smooth and powerful, comfortable and just plain fun. Anyway, yes I admit it I am a Valkoholic. Love the bike


Name:
jim alloway
Remote Name:
50.41.90.10

My_Story

Needed to remove the fuel tank to change air filter and vaccum lines, the bike was full of fuel. So I explained to my wife that I needed to ride it to empty the tank when I got home five hours later she wanted tonknow what took so long. So I explained the Valkyrie goe's 130 miles before reserve so I had to ride her 130 miles fill her with fuel then ride home. She could not understand why I could not just ride 65 miles then return home.


Name:
Daddie O
Remote Name:
71.197.68.36

My_Story

I started out on a Yamaha Seca 400, then a Honda Sabre 700, then an old Goldwing GL1000, then a Harley Road King, then a Harley CVO V-Rod. I wanted something with the comfort of a Road King, the power of the V-Rod, and reliability of a Honda. My quest led me to searching for a Valkyrie. Every motorcycle magazine gave raving reviews, every owner loves their Valkyrie, and anyone who sold their Valkyrie regretted it. I found my 1997 Red and White Valkyrie standard on craigslist. She only had 16k miles on her and was in showroom condition. I flew down to San Diego to pick her up and ride her back to Sacramento. I only stopped for lunch and gas on the way up, and when I got home and hopped off the bike I felt like I could've kept riding to Portland without getting sore. Since I brought "Candycane" home I have spent a good chunk of change on her. Chrome fender extensions, chrome steering neck cover, chrome transmission cover, chrome engine hangers, chrome spark plug/valance covers, chrome swing-arm covers, chrome driveshaft cover, chrome master cylinder covers, Madco Cam-Lock throttle lock and clutch side space, Kuryakyn ISO grips with Throttle Boss, chrome cruiser bar, Hondaline windshield, Bridgestone Excedra tires, and I have just ordered an R&M Works Inc. belly tank. After all that I still have $4,000 left over from the sale of my Harley, and I now have a far superior machine. She is a keeper.


Name:
Pat
Remote Name:
98.232.244.24

My_Story

Started riding at 16, Honda 350 SL was my first in 1971. Then it was a little step up to a 6 cylinder Honda CBX in early 80's. That kind of got the ball rolling for 6 cylinder bikes. Next was a Valkyrie tour model, then a 2002 Honda ST 1100 which I still have. A couple years back had to get another Valk. So got a 2001 Interstate, Cheyenne pearl and black. What a bike! Life is good now.


Name:
Bill Robinson
Remote Name:
68.62.238.7

My_Story

I started by riding a 61 Dream when I was 13 and learned to ride in the orange groves around our house. At 16 I got a 63 Triumph tr6. Had a lot of fun with that bike then sold it and got a 62 BSA 500 single Goldstar. Got drafted and when I got out in 68 I sold the beeza and got a 68 XLCH then a 50 panhead that I chopped. Then over the next 40 years there were a lot of bikes that came and went. Last of which was another Panhead chopper up to about 1.5 yrs ago. I had ridden a Valk std when they were shown at Daytona Biketoberfest in 97. The love affair started. When I bought my 2000 tourer 1.5 years ago it has been the love of my life, right behind my wife of 30 years. This will be my last bike as it only had 28000 mi on her and garage kept. I've been to the dragons tail in N.C. and look forward to a lot more. Right after I recover from heart surgery, coming in 11 days anyway. Doing my standing rib roast impression. :P


Name:
John Hall
Remote Name:
76.76.135.146

My_Story

Have ridden many different bikes since I was 14. Rode an 1100 Shadow for years until I saw an ad for a Valkyrie for sale. I had been looking for a few months and reading everything I could find on the Valks. I bought my 98 Tourer in 2006 with 17K miles on her. I now have over 80K on her and she runs like the day I bought her. She makes my 105 mile round trip commute to work just fly by. I am 6ft 2 in and 245lbs, she just fits me. Have never felt this comfortable on a bike. I tease both of my adult sons, telling them I think I'll sell her. In unison they respond "No way, that bike is you Dad"," you wouldn't look right on anything else". I can't imagine having anything else, I have been everywhere on her.


Name:
Paul Doolittle
Remote Name:
50.76.228.174

My_Story

Now own my second 98- sold the first one as we had to move-broke my heart-swore I would have another one- have had it now for three years-have moved four times-still have it-will never sell!


Name:
rob pappaceno
Remote Name:
98.231.104.202

My_Story

I had owned a 96 Honda Magna which I loved for 10 years. After a big move from New Jersey to Florida, I search high and low for a top mechanic to get it runnning again. (I didn't have a FL endorsement or insurance for a year and it got gummed up.) My buddy got it running like a song and went for a nice ride. I saw a beautiful 97 Valkyrie for sale cheap and had to have it. We traded plus some cash and I rode her home that night. Although I was lowballed for the Magna, for which I still memorialize, I really traded up. I've been around bikes since I was 12 yrs old and I know I got a special bike, a real treat.


Name:
rob pappaceno
Remote Name:
98.231.104.202

My_Story

I had owned a 96 Honda Magna which I loved for 10 years. After a big move from New Jersey to Florida, I search high and low for a top mechanic to get it runnning again. (I didn't have a FL endorsement or insurance for a year and it got gummed up.) My buddy got it running like a song and went for a nice ride. I saw a beautiful 97 Valkyrie for sale cheap and had to have it. We traded plus some cash and I rode her home that night. Although I was lowballed for the Magna, for which I still memorialize, I really traded up. I've been around bikes since I was 12 yrs old and I know I got a special bike, a real treat.


Name:
wyocowboy
Remote Name:
206.217.10.83

My_Story

I bought a brand new Valkyrie in'02. I t-boned a full grown mule deer at 10pm one night that same summer. $6000.00 later I sold it. I've had two VTX's since, but once you've had a Valkyrie, well you know....Last summer I found a "like new" tourer w/4200 miles on it. Goodby VTX hello cruiser. All is right with the universe again.........Valkyries forever!


Name:
Edvalk
Remote Name:
65.185.186.30

My_Story

Yes I have the sickness and I think I caught it about 10 years age. There is a park next to the river bikeway near where I live . I ride past the parking lot and there sits a brand new 2003 valkrie and all I could saw was wow what the hell is that. Had never heard of a Valkyrie so I thought someone had stripped down a Goldwing and done a damn nice job.I had been riding since I was a kid and was right in the middle of a 20 year break raising a family so I just took a deep breath and road home . Hadn't been on a mc for 20 years and 4 out of 5 of my kids were out on their own and I started thinking I need a mc. So I started small with a Suzuki dr650 then a Harley 1200 sportster always want a sportster since watching then came Bronson . Got a great deal on a Suzuki drz400 sm at the end of the season , so I had it and the sportster for a summer and liked haveing two. Got tired of the sportster and sold it .Had been looking at valks online for years but could never find one close enough to me to look at.So 2 months ago I'm looking at Craigslist and there's a 1998 standard less than 20 miles away.I call and set up an appointment . I get there and the owner is in a wheel chair and tells me he.was told he has stage 4 lung cancer 2 weeks ago and has given less than a month.the bike is beautiful I can't find one thing wrong with it. We are talking about it and this poor guy is wiping tears out his eyes. Long story short I bought it and love it. The guy I bought it from died 2 weeks later . Sold the Suzuki drz400sm and picked up a Ducati Hypermotard 1100 . I am about the happiest person on the planet I have 2 of the coolest motorcycles ever made and the only problem is it's 4 months till spring.


Name:
Edvalk
Remote Name:
65.185.186.30

My_Story

Yes I have the sickness and I think I caught it about 10 years age. There is a park next to the river bikeway near where I live . I ride past the parking lot and there sits a brand new 2003 valkrie and all I could saw was wow what the hell is that. Had never heard of a Valkyrie so I thought someone had stripped down a Goldwing and done a damn nice job.I had been riding since I was a kid and was right in the middle of a 20 year break raising a family so I just took a deep breath and road home . Hadn't been on a mc for 20 years and 4 out of 5 of my kids were out on their own and I started thinking I need a mc. So I started small with a Suzuki dr650 then a Harley 1200 sportster always want a sportster since watching then came Bronson . Got a great deal on a Suzuki drz400 sm at the end of the season , so I had it and the sportster for a summer and liked haveing two. Got tired of the sportster and sold it .Had been looking at valks online for years but could never find one close enough to me to look at.So 2 months ago I'm looking at Craigslist and there's a 1998 standard less than 20 miles away.I call and set up an appointment . I get there and the owner is in a wheel chair and tells me he.was told he has stage 4 lung cancer 2 weeks ago and has given less than a month.the bike is beautiful I can't find one thing wrong with it. We are talking about it and this poor guy is wiping tears out his eyes. Long story short I bought it and love it. The guy I bought it from died 2 weeks later . Sold the Suzuki drz400sm and picked up a Ducati Hypermotard 1100 . I am about the happiest person on the planet I have 2 of the coolest motorcycles ever made and the only problem is it's 4 months till spring.


Name:
Edvalk
Remote Name:
65.185.186.30

My_Story

Yes I have the sickness and I think I caught it about 10 years age. There is a park next to the river bikeway near where I live . I ride past the parking lot and there sits a brand new 2003 valkrie and all I could saw was wow what the hell is that. Had never heard of a Valkyrie so I thought someone had stripped down a Goldwing and done a damn nice job.I had been riding since I was a kid and was right in the middle of a 20 year break raising a family so I just took a deep breath and road home . Hadn't been on a mc for 20 years and 4 out of 5 of my kids were out on their own and I started thinking I need a mc. So I started small with a Suzuki dr650 then a Harley 1200 sportster always want a sportster since watching then came Bronson . Got a great deal on a Suzuki drz400 sm at the end of the season , so I had it and the sportster for a summer and liked haveing two. Got tired of the sportster and sold it .Had been looking at valks online for years but could never find one close enough to me to look at.So 2 months ago I'm looking at Craigslist and there's a 1998 standard less than 20 miles away.I call and set up an appointment . I get there and the owner is in a wheel chair and tells me he.was told he has stage 4 lung cancer 2 weeks ago and has given less than a month.the bike is beautiful I can't find one thing wrong with it. We are talking about it and this poor guy is wiping tears out his eyes. Long story short I bought it and love it. The guy I bought it from died 2 weeks later . Sold the Suzuki drz400sm and picked up a Ducati Hypermotard 1100 . I am about the happiest person on the planet I have 2 of the coolest motorcycles ever made and the only problem is it's 4 months till spring.


Name:
Steve
Remote Name:
71.94.109.9

My_Story

I've been riding for 43 years. I started with a 305 Honda super hawk. Moved up to a Honda 500 four cylinder.That was so smooth and quiet but then I saw a girl riding her 750. I had to have one. I'm not sure what prompted me to want a goldwing but I bought a 1000 cc wing which held me for 23 years. I was at the honda shop to see about a new stator when the parts guy asked if I wanted to test drive the Valkyrie. Absolutely! That was Friday night and on Saturday morning I was there with a check in hand. I bought a new 1999.It was the end of the year so I got a pretty good deal.OOOOH! the power, the speed,the smooooth response,the speed.! When you work more than 15 hours a day there isn't much time for riding but you do what you have to do. A few years later I couldn't work any more. Back surgery, new hip, and arthritis every where. I had to stop bicycling,skiing,kayaking,camping hiking,sailing. After 35 years riding motorcycle,was this the end of that too? Yes,it hurts to ride. I thought I was down to 50 miles a day but I adjusted the shocks and things got better. Then I got a corbin seat with the rise behind me. That gave me better support for the back. Now, when I go for a ride I just have to play it by rear. (pun intended) On a good day I've hit a high as 400 miles. Some times I keep going knowing I will pay for it later. I don't care. A little pain is worth the enjoyment. I'd rather ride than spend time with my friends or family. Does that make me a Valkoholic? I have 95,000 miles on the bike now and if the weather holds up and my body holds up I hope to break 100,000 this year. I could explain how I feel when riding but if you own a Valkyrie you already know. You already know.


Name:
Richard Cox
Remote Name:
99.10.236.73

My_Story

I been riding a bike for over 43 years now. my first bike was a 1969 Sears 106 I think around $350.00 new. I bought a 2004 Kawasaki VN1500 new. After two years riding it with my good friend Kirk here in Texas. Kirk ask me one day if I would go with him to look at a Valkyrie and ask if I would go with him to check it out. So I did. I was not looking for a bike or anything but wow when he started that Valkyrie up I was standing behide it and the power that bike had from that point on I said I was going to get one and so was he. Our friend Scott that he knew for over 40 years or more said he like to get one so we all three would be the same age and all have a Valkyrie. I saw my Valkyrie on a Friday and went back the next day and got it. The power speed. Scott got one next and sorry to say Kirk passed on before he got one. Kirk could not belive that Scott got one before him. Now Scott and I ride out to west Texas each year. When we do Kirk is with us in our hearts and we always say man if Kirk was here and what he would do. Thanks Kirk If it was not from you looking at that Valkyrie that day Scott and I would not have one of the best motorcycles made. Ride Free-Ride Safe.


Name:
wandering dan
Remote Name:
66.168.194.129

My_Story

I am a Valkoholic, don't want the cure, been riding almost 50 yrs had a few of most all the makes and models, mostly Harleys and brit bikes, hell , even had a Zundap once, went to gold wings when I reached Geezer status. I was looking for a newer model gold wing, when a friend suggested me look at a valkyrie I looked and took it for a spin, and holy crap! that was it i was hooked! to be a fat girl she handles well. The power, and that sound,!! it seems to come from the carbs. If you ride one you know what i am talking about. The old girl likes to eat-- the road and fuel. she humms along up to about 50 ,sings from 50 to 75, screams from 75 to whatever!!, got 5100 miles on it. and I love to hear the fat lady sing. I will allways own a valkyrie, best ride i ever had, and i have had a lot of bikes.Yep!! I am definately a Valkoholic!!


Name:
MIchael S.
Remote Name:
68.103.126.240

My_Story

I'm not a Valkoholic. Not me. Seriously, I'm not. I'd never even heard of the Valkyrie until a month ago, so I can't possibly be a Valkoholic. My story? Well, I haven't ridden a Motorcycle in over 30 years, and then it was just a Yahama 250 Enduro. But, for the last year or so, I've found myself looking on E-bay and other sites, checking out all the bikes. Just a little dreaming. After all, I'm a little over 6'3" and weigh about 240. Most of the bikes I saw, I figured were to small for a guy my size. I even had a Harley dealer tell me once that for my size, a Sportster would be to little and not really have enough power. I have to admit that I was kinda drawn to the Suzuki Intruder S83 though. Mainly because I figured the seat height (29.1") and the engine size would be big enough. But still just dreaming..... Then about a month ago, my wife was out in the yard, working on her flower beds, when a guy we'd both met a few time was walking by. He lives a few blocks down the street from us and he takes care of his sister, who is wheelchair bound, and he was walking her to the local wal-mart. Now, over the last few years, we'd see this guy zipping past our house on a motorcycle, and we'd noticed that he must own 2 or 3 of them as he was always riding a different bike. Anyway, as he was walking by that day, he stopped to talk to my wife and introduce his sister. Meanwhile, I'm in the house doing nothing in particular, and my wife comes in and says to me, there's someone outside who wants to talk to me. Turns out she had asked him if he had a motorcycle he'd like to sell. He'd said, well, as a mater of fact, I do! Well, I'd been looking at bikes in a range of $3,000. - $3,500. and on the way out to talk to this guy, my wife asks me "would you pay more than that" ? I said No Way!. Then I stepped out the door and saw it in my driveway. Wow! The biggest bike I'd ever seen! And the Motor! Good grief, I'm thinking this is way outta my budget! 1998 Valkyrie Standard with a Custom Black Paint job with subtle Neon Midnight Blue Metal Flake topped with Pearl Ghost Flames! More chrome than I'd ever seen on one vehicle. Leather bags with studs and matching seats with matching padded sissy bar and a chrome luggage rack. Windshield and Heated Grips. 100HP. 6 re-jetted Carbs. Not a scratch or dent on her anywhere.Looking almost Showroom new! We talked about the bike awhile, but I couldn't get him to tell me what he was asking for it. He told me to go on-line and look them up and see what their worth and to make him an offer. I'd never heard of a Valkyrie before so, after he left, my Enlightenment began. lol I spent the next 8 hours on line devouring everything I could find on this monster of a bike. The more I learned, the bigger my grin got and the smaller my budget looked. Needless to say, I was very impressed with the reviews on this bike, especially with the feature articles I found from Cruiser Magazine. Next day I called him up and he came over. We talked a little more about the bike and I offered him 5 grand, cash, just knowing that he'd never accept such a low offer. He countered with $5,500. I said SOLD! There was no way I was gonna let this bike get away because of $500. Now that beauty is sitting in my garage and the signed Title is sitting in my desk. He also brought over a set of 6 into 6 Drag Pipes, the OEM seats, a really nice looking Chrome Trailer Hitch and a D ring note book containing the Service Manual and every receipt for everything he's done for it since he bought it new in 98. And, before he brought it over with the title, he changed the oil and filter first! So there she sits in my garage. Calling my name. But before I can take her out for that first ride, I'm taking the Beginners Motorcycle Course at a Harley Shop that's close by, in about 10 days. Then I'll be able to get that M on my license with out having to take the riding part of the test to do it. So, I've bought a Motorcycle without having ridden it yet, and won't be able to ride it for another 10 days, and I've already started buying Chrome Parts for Her. In fact, the Chrome Radiator Grill Screen just arrived today. The rest of the Chrome parts I ordered should be here in plenty of time for me to install them before I take my Lady out for the first time! See, I'm not a Valkoholic, I'm just in Love with a Beautiful Fat Lady! It was Love at First Sight! And I know she feels the same way, cause She tells me so everytime I find myself staring at her sitting there in my garage, waiting patiently for me to take her out for the first time! She's as anxious as I am, I can tell.


Name:
joedon
Remote Name:
76.31.98.66

My_Story

I have been a motorcycle fanatic my whole life I never got caught up in brand names at all if it was a bike I liked I got it. One day in Houston I walked in and saw a beautiful yellow and cream valkyrie with 6000 miles I asked the salesman how much? 6500 dollars he said wow what a deal I said having zero money in the bank but excellent credit. Would you like to ride it? Sure I replied thinking I will ride it around give it back and say no thanks. MY old buddy Kirk kept raving about the Valkyrie what an incredible machine it was blah blah blah. I had been riding for 40 years had ridden every thing so I wasnt easily impressed. The bike was started up taken outside and given to me. I got on took off slow speed handling was incredible for such a large machine plus Im six foot six 270 pounds and it fit me like a glove. Hit the freeway on ramp hit the throttle and whoa nelly it was like I had never ridden before I was in a state of shock torque like I had never experienced handling was incredible on and on. I took it back the salesman said Well what do you think? I swear drool was coming out of both sides of my mouth I said these fateful words "Where do I sign?" Got a horrible deal financed at a gargantuan 17 percent interest and could have cared less. The Valkyrie is the finest all around motorcycle ever built perfection to me.


Name:
Nathan N.
Remote Name:
74.121.92.201

My_Story

I bought a 2002 VTX1800 in 2009 from the local Honda dealer. it was my first street bike and I loved riding it. After a while, I noticed that long trips were gave me a terrible backache, and put my rear end to sleep. I am not a conformist and am attracted to things that are different. I started to notice these strange looking motorcycle with huge chrome engines. I did not see them often, but loved the way they looked. Well, a few months ago, I went into the local Honda dealer to look at seat pads to get a more comfortable ride from my VTX1800. While I was there, I looked around the showroom and the salesman asked me if I'd like to ride a Harley that they had. I rode the Harley and was not impressed, couldn't see what the big deal was. As I was leaving I asked him if they ever got any Valkyries in. He said that they had one. Sure enough, up near the front door was a beautiful 2000 I/S. When I heard it run, I fell in love with her. Rode her around the parking lot for a while and said I would think about it. Went back 2 days later and was offered an incredible trade in for my VTX, and bought her. We have gotten to know each other real well, as I have been through her carbs and replaced her jets and gave the carbs a good cleaning. Now she runs like a dream. Smooth as silk!


Name:
doc7402 the red dragon
Remote Name:
68.56.67.149

My_Story

see you tube the red dragon 9/11/2011 its say's it all


Name:
doc7402 the red dragon
Remote Name:
68.56.67.149

My_Story


Name:
doc7402 the red dragon
Remote Name:
68.56.67.149

My_Story


Name:
ron bayless
Remote Name:
71.97.108.9

My_Story

If your wife asks honey do you want to have sex or go for a ride,you forget to wait until she gets on the bike.


Name:
Ron Broad
Remote Name:
70.178.224.240

My_Story

Would like to sell my 1999 Honda Valkyrie. Call 870-204-2052 or email ron_broad@yahoo.com if interested.


Name:
K Crowe
Remote Name:
173.22.231.214

My_Story

I have been riding a Kawasaki VN900LT I bought new a couple of years ago. Nice, reliable bike but I never had any "attachment" to it. Well Friday, (two days ago), I'm puttering home from work in my 2000 Honda Civic and something in the back of my head says "maybe just stop in at the local Kaw,Suz dealership up the road from my house, walk to the back of the showroom and scan the line of used machines and the last thing I see just as I start to spin for the door is a black Stanard Vlkyrie starring back at me. The salesman walked over and said "you wanta hear her run". Uhh, yea!!. I swear I almost melted into the floor when she fired up. I have searched for years for that perfect bike and all of a sudden, there it was idling right in front of me. On the test ride I felt that instant connnection within 30 seconds. Went home and tossed and turned all night. She was in my head! Woke up yesterday and hightailed it back to the dealer and traded in on the spot. I have never experienced a bike with so many personalities. Soft when you ask it to be and mean as a snake when you twist the trottle. Why did Honda stop making this example of a near perfect motorcycle? I was amazed that within 24 hours of ownership I was asked by a HD rider today at an adjacent pump, "hey sir, what kind of bike is that? Nice!!" What a change in attitude from the past two years of nose in the air, I'm better than you with my HD looks. Payback is fun;)


Name:
Mees Herman
Remote Name:
94.224.195.185

My_Story

hey, i have my valkyrie he is 11years now and i like it i live in belgium hermanmees@hotmail.com


Name:
Larry
Remote Name:
75.88.69.129

My_Story

I’m not a Valkoholic, I fell head over heels in love with the first 98 that I had ever seen back in 98. Cream & burgundy and all that chrome AWAWAWAW. I thought I was destine to only dream of having her between my legs. I'd wake up in a cold sweat, look for my baby. But it was always the same, I'd have to realize she was only in my dreams. Dreams that haunted me for years. Then that wonderful day came, more than a decade later, in December of 2010 my fantasy became reality and my beautiful Valk, she came be with me!!!!! I still wake up looking for her. So I’ve started sleeping in the garage and when I wake up looking she always right there. I’m not a Valkoholic, I’m just in love!!!!!!


Name:
Richard
Remote Name:
199.10.140.133

My_Story

I,m not sure I understand what happened,for over two or three years I,v wanted to know more about the beast.I,m in my mid sixties ,ridden all manner of creature mostly English machines and 5 or 6 harleys ,still have an old electro glide .anyway to cut the chase I went to look at a 98 ,not the Interstate, blue & cream too much chrome,mustang leather bag and seat .six into six with 25 thousand miles.needless to say she went with me, Its been two weeks and my girlfriend is getting suspicious about my reasons for going places. at my age you cant admit to being stupid about a bike.I think she is going to give me a choice.I will miss her cooking.


Name:
Richard
Remote Name:
199.10.140.133

My_Story

I,m not sure I understand what happened,for over two or three years I,v wanted to know more about the beast.I,m in my mid sixties ,ridden all manner of creature mostly English machines and 5 or 6 harleys ,still have an old electro glide .anyway to cut the chase I went to look at a 98 ,not the Interstate, blue & cream too much chrome,mustang leather bag and seat .six into six with 25 thousand miles.needless to say she went with me, Its been two weeks and my girlfriend is getting suspicious about my reasons for going places. at my age you cant admit to being stupid about a bike.I think she is going to give me a choice.I will miss her cooking.


Name:
mary (mario)
Remote Name:
76.30.228.255

My_Story

it all started when i was 9 and my dad bought my brother and me, each, honda 50 minibikes. his blue, mine red/orange. being raised in a far west suburb of chicago, i rode that puppy all summer, after school in the fall and even with snow and ice on the ground. and then my big cousin took it for a ride and parked it in front of a combine and it got smashed. i was heartbroken. i didn't ride until highschool when we, somehow got a honda 125 dirtbike and i dirtrode that a lot and then life took over. my husband pretty much always had a bike, when we met and after marriage ane when babies came along, biking took a back seat for awhile. i never really enjoyed riding passenger so i didn't do it much. with our kids all in late teens, at age 46 in 2009, i decided to get my mc license and my own bike. my man got an 07 honda aero 750 for me, great starter bike. i rode that for 5 months and jumped to an 07 honda sabre 1100. love it. it's like my dirtbike all over again except bigger, faster, and ofcourse prettier. she's a keeper. and then i started, occasionally, spotting a chromed out, odd looking ride with the sideways, 6 cyl. engine. i was entrigued. i new i wanted more power than my 1100 but wasn't interested in the vtx line. then a valk came up on craigslist around the corner and i HAD to go check it out. rode it, loved it but my hubby was not impressed with the condition for the $. needless to say, i was bummed. but being the loving man he is, he helped me find my ride in dallas, dec. 2010(we live in houston) she's an 01 illusion blue whitestripe standard with 21k. we picked her up the next day, my husband riding her home for me in 30-40 degree temps. she's sweet and worth the wait and like others have said, i smile every time i see her. i got my 1100 "dirtbike" and my valk...life is good and God is great.


Name:
bob
Remote Name:
70.20.46.218

My_Story

I bought my valk in 1999 its a 1998 i,m from nh best bike anywhere. in 2004 redsox won the world series i went out and custom painted my bike a redsox theme. not only is my valkyrie the best bike made anywhere it turn heads every where i go. thank you honda for making me the happest guy in new england.


Name:
bob
Remote Name:
70.20.46.218

My_Story

I bought my valk in 1999 its a 1998 i,m from nh best bike anywhere. in 2004 redsox won the world series i went out and custom painted my bike a redsox theme. not only is my valkyrie the best bike made anywhere it turn heads every where i go. thank you honda for making me the happest guy in new england.


Name:
Bill in Virginia
Remote Name:
64.12.116.143

My_Story

In 1008 I rode my Honda Magna 750 out to the Grand Canyon and around the west to the tune of about 5700 miles. It was a great tip. The next year I began thinking about a trip to California, but on a larger bike. I had always liked the Valkyrie, so I began my search. I found a 97 Tourer in New York and in January of 2010 went up tp get it. It was 15 degrees while I loaded it on the trailer. I made the trip to the west coast in September of this year, and it was another great trip of a little over 6000 miles. Origionally, I had planned to sell the Valkyrie after the trip. Being 69 I thought it would be good to keep the Magna and sell the larger bike. However, I enjoy the Valkyrie so much that I plan to keep it as long as I can ride.


Name:
m.m.69
Remote Name:
64.136.26.228

My_Story

i have built and owned 9 big twins, pans,shovels.flat heads.evo.been ride'n for 43 years.then i got tired of the same o'l places and with a enflucks of yuppies on harleys,i knew it was time for a change.so i started looking and doing my home work.i knew i wanted a valk.found one black and chrome.i had to find out if this bike was right for me,so i kept my harley and would ride both every other ride.with all my harley bud's. it did'nt take long and the harley witch i just but a grip of money into was sold.and i might add it had no re sell value.to many on the market'so i sold for what i could get.and good buy,see ya later.how lets really go for a ride.[no looking back] dan in az.


Name:
giff
Remote Name:
24.164.152.27

My_Story

Did a "fly and ride" in Vegas in October. Being a HOG member I rented a "Hardley" for $100 a day. My old '91 sporty qualified me for the deal. We rode Redrock Canyon and The Valley of Fire, awesome! But I was love sick. I missed the girl I left behind in New York. Only she gave me power, responded to my every need and comforted me on the road. Yes I missed "ROADKILL", the 6 carb 6 cylinder girl of my dreams. When I got on her again the other day it reminded me that I can never love another.


Name:
giff
Remote Name:
24.164.152.27

My_Story

Did a "fly and ride" in Vegas in October. Being a HOG member I rented a "Hardley" for $100 a day. My old '91 sporty qualified me for the deal. We rode Redrock Canyon and The Valley of Fire, awesome! But I was love sick. I missed the girl I left behind in New York. Only she gave me power, responded to my every need and comforted me on the road. Yes I missed "ROADKILL", the 6 carb 6 cylinder girl of my dreams. When I got on her again the other day it reminded me that I can never love another.


Name:
Rob Dunnett (Knight_of_the_Old_Code)
Remote Name:
198.164.4.48

My_Story

I had always wanted to learn to drive a bike, but never had the guts to growing up. School, college, career, marriage, family.....it always was put off for another time. This past May, I finally decided to take the plunge, at age 39. After many years of promising to do so and getting the response of "Oh, well, there's other things we could buy instead...", I finally bought my wife a bike for her birthday in April, a very nice '04 Shadow Aero. She absolutely loved it, and I was abe to get in some practice on it before going to & passing my road test. It was time to look around for a ride for me. The only thing I knew for sure is that I DIDN'T want an HD, heard too many horror stories over the years of unintended oil slicks & bike parts bouncing down the highway. I was pretty sure I wanted a shaft drive, and started looking at V-Stars, Vulcans, and VTXs. Nothing really caught my eye until one day surfing Kijiji I saw this beautiful 2001 Honda Valkyrie for sale. 'Wow', I thought, 'nice bike, but that looks like WAY too much for a first ride for me.' But that glance had gotten the wheels turning, and I started doing some research on the Valkyrie. The more I read, the more I found that this machine had garnered a cult following over the years, that those who owned one would never drive another kind of bike again.....ever. It was almost as if this was the Holy Grail of cruisers. Then I stumbled onto this website, and the more Valkoholic stories I read, the more I was convinced that I should take a closer look at one. I called up Ivan, the guy selling the Valk, to see if I could come down and have a look. Sure, come on along, he says. My wife and I arrived and he ushered us into the barn, where sat the biggest chrome-plated monster of a cruiser that I had ever seen. 'Holy crap!' I thought, 'that engine is HUGE!' Ivan invited me to sit on it, and I envisioned a few loud grunts to get it upright. It came up as light as my wife's Shadow. I couldn't get over how stable it was. My wife took a turn and at 5'4", she had no trouble getting it up either. She started the engine......and I still get goosebumps thinking about the first time that enormous flat 6 roared to life. I thought, 'Sold! Where's my checkbook?' My wife nodded her approval, and from that day we scrimped and saved and my wife worked at lot of overtime, and I went to bed with the Kijiji ad on my nightstand every night, thinking, 'Please don't sell it....please don't sell it....' Last Friday we had saved enough money, and I called Ivan's wife and told her I'd like to come down and pay for the Valk. She was delighted. And now I am the 3rd (and final!) owner of a black '01 Valkyrie Standard model. She has a great custom paint job, grey flames on the sides of the tank and fenders, and a large winged dragon on the tank top. I've decided to name it Draco, not after that snotty little punk in the 'Harry Potter' series, but after the dragon voiced by Sean Connery in the movie 'DragonHeart'. Its unofficial nickname is 'Harley Killer.' Keep your Flat 6 in the wind!


Name:
Clair Milton
Remote Name:
75.213.68.122

My_Story

I picked up the bike Rick (below is talking about) delivered it to him in Dallas as he could not go to NC to pick it up (I flew out from CA to get it for him). When I left it with him in Dallas I was hooked, even though I have over 500,000 on bikes and over 375,000 on 4 different Wings, I loved that Valkyrie. So when I got back to the land of fruits and nuts I went to Vegas and picked up my 99 Black IS. I now have 4 of them Rick and I are restoring one and gunna build a chopper out of a total, I will die with a Valkyrie in the garage. Just note is all Ricks fault. Honda sure screwed the pooch when they quite building this thing!! Man what a ride!!!


Name:
rick aaron
Remote Name:
99.1.55.253

My_Story

Fell in love with the Valkyrie in 1997. Could not afford it at the time (family, etc.) Came into possession of a 1998 Tourer last yr. (November). I am 65yr. old and have been riding a Harley for the last 13yr. I was 420mi. from home when I picked up the Valk. My children told me I couldn't ride it the whole 420mi. without stopping for the night. If it had been my Harley, I would have agreed. I laughed. I made the whole 420mi. with no effort and didn't want to stop when I got home. Nuff said! Rick


Name:
Roc Stafey
Remote Name:
167.154.72.94

My_Story

I had been without a street bike of any kind for 15 years. I got the bug and fell in love with a beautifully cared for 98 valk standard. What a great feeling to be back on the best cruising/tour bike ever made.


Name:
paul caley sr
Remote Name:
74.104.0.86

My_Story

wanted one when they first came out,still had my 82 honda at the time. finily got a 97 valk in 07 for my b-day i never forgot about wanting one now have one and will not part with it. long awaited.


Name:
Tom Gifford
Remote Name:
24.164.152.27

My_Story

I bought a 2000 red & black standard with 9,800 miles on it. It's mint, what a score! Bought it on 12/28/09 and drove it home 35 miles. On the drive home I realized what a treasure I just acquired. A powerful beast I dubbed "Roadkill" because it devoured the highway. Since that surreal trip home, winter has kicked in with the intensity of the 1950's. And so all I can do is sit by my computer and ride vicariously through the VRCC site and dream of experiencing the joyous times recorded there. Even though my valk has no problems, I have already envisioned the day I desmog, go to the dark side, add stacks, fix the starter button and a myriad of other scenarios. A wise old departed friend of mine once told me that 90% all the problems he ever had in life never happened. He was so right, but that's not stopping me from preparing to heal "Roadkill" when she gets sick after getting indigestion from eating too much road! I must admit this love affair with the "Fat Lady" is helping the New York winter to pass, but not soon enough. In the meantime I can only pine the days away waiting to rejoin her when the roads dry and the sun warms my aching heart.


Name:
Jeff Smith
Remote Name:
90.213.101.206

My_Story

I have had bikes since the sixties.Mostly Hondas some Triumphs and one Norton Commando.Hondas are the best.Had a family in the eighties a daughter,light of my life.Bikes went on hold for a few years.But thankfully daughters grow up and I could get back to the more serious matter of riding bikes.By now it was 1998.I bought a 1983 CB750F for £1200 and was happily back into biking.While visiting my brother in law who also is into bikes I was looking through the 1998 Hlonda 50th anniversary broshure and there in the custom cruiser section was the most beautiful bike I had ever seen a black and bronze F6C Valkyrie.I knew right then that i had to have one .Two years later having. got enough cash together i started looking through the classifieds,this took some time as their are not that many Valkyries in the UK.Eventually one turned up a 1997 standard.I rang the number in trepidation worried that it might have already gone but no it was still available.I asked what colour it was and could not believe it was american ruby red and pearl glacier white.This for me is the perfect colour combination.The asking price was £6500 I asked if he would accept £6000 cash,he would.He gave me the address,it was about a five hour drive.The next weekend myself and my wife were on our way.As we approached the address we were greeted by the beautiful sight on the driveway of the red and white Valkyrie,although she was a standard she sported a Hondaline screen and leather panniers.After a chat with the seller Ken to ascertain service history etc,she had only covered 5800 miles I took my first ride on what i now know is the best bike on the planet.The price was confirmed and a deposit paid.As we drove home I could hardly contain my excitement.Two weeks later i took the train back up to Kens place paid him the balance,sat astride the mighty beast fired up the singing six and set off back home to Plymouth.The weather was good and the Valk got me home safely in good time.That was ten years ago.I still get excited every time i ride the dragon.Big Red you did youself proud when you made the wonderful F6C VALKYRIE !!!.


Name:
Jeff Smith
Remote Name:
90.213.101.206

My_Story

I have had bikes since the sixties.Mostly Hondas some Triumphs and one Norton Commando.Hondas are the best.Had a family in the eighties a daughter,light of my life.Bikes went on hold for a few years.But thankfully daughters grow up and I could get back to the more serious matter of riding bikes.By now it was 1998.I bought a 1983 CB750F for £1200 and was happily back into biking.While visiting my brother in law who also is into bikes I was looking through the 1998 Hlonda 50th anniversary broshure and there in the custom cruiser section was the most beautiful bike I had ever seen a black and bronze F6C Valkyrie.I knew right then that i had to have one .Two years later having. got enough cash together i started looking through the classifieds,this took some time as their are not that many Valkyries in the UK.Eventually one turned up a 1997 standard.I rang the number in trepidation worried that it might have already gone but no it was still available.I asked what colour it was and could not believe it was american ruby red and pearl glacier white.This for me is the perfect colour combination.The asking price was £6500 I asked if he would accept £6000 cash,he would.He gave me the address,it was about a five hour drive.The next weekend myself and my wife were on our way.As we approached the address we were greeted by the beautiful sight on the driveway of the red and white Valkyrie,although she was a standard she sported a Hondaline screen and leather panniers.After a chat with the seller Ken to ascertain service history etc,she had only covered 5800 miles I took my first ride on what i now know is the best bike on the planet.The price was confirmed and a deposit paid.As we drove home I could hardly contain my excitement.Two weeks later i took the train back up to Kens place paid him the balance,sat astride the mighty beast fired up the singing six and set off back home to Plymouth.The weather was good and the Valk got me home safely in good time.That was ten years ago.I still get excited every time i ride the dragon.Big Red you did youself proud when you made the wonderful F6C VALKYRIE !!!.


Name:
bob elder
Remote Name:
71.115.38.115

My_Story

my wife and i met and dated on a Honda SL 100. our 1st bike when we married was a 1978 yamaha 750 special. fit me like a glove. this was my first experience with a drive shaft,,,,awsome... we mocved on and had a son. she was timid to ride when he was young. when i got older i knew i was an old man and it was time for my harley. dad had one by the way. :) while sitting on the couch, bikeless, i saw the commercial for the valkyrie. WOE!.. i knew i had to have it. the first time i went and looked at the valkyrie, i no longer felt like and old man. i felt 17 again. then it happened. my son reached 18 and decided he and a friend would share an appartment. Wow, that hurt. then the wofe came to me and said, well,,, since the son is old enough to be on his own, maybe we should get a motorcycle. i lept to my feet and within 25 minutes i found 17 of them on the internet. "you pick out which one you want, i dont care where it is and we will go get it even if we have to ride it home from california." i have had my valkyrie since and still feel 17 evertime i pull it out of the garage. i am not only an empty nester, but every so often i fly the coup, with my hen partner of course. life is great, then it gets better with a valkyrie.


Name:
GERALD CANNON
Remote Name:
70.63.111.68

My_Story

THE VERY FIRST BIKE I LOOKED AT WHEN I WENT SHOPPING, AND THE ONLY ONE THAT I KEPT COMING BACK TOO. I DIDN'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT RIDDING TO RIDE IT HOME MYSELF. MY '99 VALKYRIE STOLE MY HEART THAT DAY. I COULD HAVE BOUGHT SOMETHING NEW, BUT I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING ON THE SHOWROOM THAT I LIKED ANY BETTER. SOME PEOPLE TOLD ME THAT YOU DON'T CHOOSE YOUR BIKE, IT WOULD CHOOSE YOU, AND I BELIEVE THAT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST TRUE STATEMENTS EVER!!!!


Name:
John Henry Ellis
Remote Name:
99.128.43.130

My_Story

I resemble all those remarks. I moved up to my '03 Valkyrie Standard from an '08 Shadow Spirit much to the dismay of my spouse. We have since completed about 6 months of marrage counseling which helped both of us alot. My wife has recently come as close at ten feet to the Valk. Life is good.


Name:
jeff smith
Remote Name:
90.213.6.86

My_Story


Name:
jeff smith
Remote Name:
90.213.6.86

My_Story


Name:
lostcranes
Remote Name:
74.179.24.128

My_Story

My very first bike was a 1980 Honda CB900C. An excellent machine! Rode it everywhere in New Mexico with my wife and best friend, Frances. One trip in the fall of 1997 took us to a music festival in Madrid, NM. There where quite a few bikes up there, mostly Harleys. But the one that caught my eye was this massive blue and white Honda with enough engine chrome to light up the night sky. It was of coarse, a Valkyrie. Frances told me she just loved the bike and if we could ever afford one... Flash forward to 2009. I'm reading the bikes for sale in the Sunday classifieds and I come across this '03 Valkyrie for sale, 5200 miles, $7500. No modifications, only an after market seat and leather saddlebags. I told Frances we just gotta check this out. I called the owner, and because it was raining, made an appointment to go the next day, Monday. When we got there and the bike was rolled out of the garage, Frances and I both knew we just had to have this bike. It looked (still does) brand new! Black on chrome! I took it for a test drive and it was like riding in an airplane. I made a down payment and went back the next day and bought the bike and rode it home... in the rain. This bike is one bad-ass machine. It is very comfortable and purrs like my cat, Spitz. Nice balance... excellent pick-up and sure-gripping brakes. I've been personalizing it bit by bit adding highway pegs, a windshield and a gothic taillight cover. I'll be doing a bit more when I can afford it:) Shortly after I got it I took Frances for a cruise, stopping for lunch. I parked away from the Harley. When the owner of said Harley saw my Valkyrie, he just had to check it out. I think he was drooling, but then again it might've been the sun in my eye.


Name:
Elrod T. McGillicudy
Remote Name:
170.190.198.86

My_Story

Been in the wind for over 35 years, and I've never ridden a machine that gives me a case of the grins every damn time I get on it except my Valk, bar none. The Valkyrie is hands-down the best all-around motorcycle ever produced, period.


Name:
Freedom Fred
Remote Name:
4.254.212.191

My_Story

Bought my 1st streetbike back in '90 ('81 1100 Wing)when wife-to-be and I were out on our very first date. Years later we made the mistake of driving a 1500. My wife wanted me to get rid of the 1100 to buy the 1500. I knew then and there that I would always love this woman! Loved the '95 Wing but found myself wishing for less plastic. 2 years ago bought a '78 Wing with intent of having a "naked wing", and shortly thereafter saw my 1st Valkyrie online..."love at firt sight." Couple months later after many late nights of surfing the web, I hopped a bus to Denver (600) miles away to ride my 1st Valkyrie. '98 Tourer green/black paint with 12,000 miles. Drove it home that day. A year later she has just over 20,000 miles (8,000 miles just in Nebraska...no, there isn't that much to see here) This past spring went to the "Dark Side" and LOVE IT. Last night on way home from school (45 minutes away) I nearly bypassed the house to make a sidetrip to the Oregon/Washington coast as the late evening air was absolutely perfect. I've already prepped my wife if (when)cabin fever hits this winter I will load the bike up in the truck and head south until no snow/ice and unload the bike for a month or so. I've invited her along so we'll see. Somebody will have to pay our credit card bills so we can stay on the road though, or maybe we'll just prepay the card. =) I don't know if I'm a Valkoholic or not but sometimes I go into the garage and just sit on her...and dream. On the rare occasion when my wife catches me, she just smiles. The Lord Jesus Christ. Wife. Valk. In that order...I have kids too, but they didn't make the top three. Ride safe and continue to wave to our HD friends, but they may not be able to wave back as they are too focused on trying to hold the vibrations down. =)


Name:
Jan Jensen
Remote Name:
83.93.165.232

My_Story

My Name is Jan Jensen, VRCC member 30885. I'm from Denmark. I took my driver license at age of 47 2002. My dream was to be an owner of a Goldwing and some day drive down south to the middle ocean may be having a cruise in US one day! All dreams are now realized I have had a GW 1200 Aspencade and own now a GW 1500 SE 1995 model. My wife and I have been on several tours around in Europe with a trailer and gear behind. Even the Goldwing runs well they don’t look and sound like a motorbike. I miss my GL1200 (it sounds and look more as a bike) that’s why I’m looking for another “real” bike. In 2009 we went to US for the second time, first time was in 2003 where my wife and I did 10.000kms on our GW 1200 in 4 weeks and visit 8 states on the West Coast. The Second time, it was this very same year, the goal was to visit the East Coast and for me personally checking out a Harley Davidson Electra Glide model 2008! The HD runs well but in my opinion it needs more power in the mountains with two persons on it and all that “rattle” I don’t like it. We met some Valk’s on the roads around Blue Rich Highway, I was interested may be this type of bike could be my alternative? After we arrive back to Denmark I was looking at the market for Valk's. I found one in Germany in town Stuttgart a black 2000 standard Tourer, equipped with Interstate Tank and Interstate Top box. The bike had only runs 23.000kms and look like a complete new bike. My wife and I spend two days on the roads with a trailer behind our car and then heading 1140kms down south and the same route back. Now this beautiful bike is in my garage ready for registration in Denmark, but at first I have to mount a trailer hitch and some more parts. I need a Watch, a Coolant Gauge and a Fuel Gauge. I have seen there is a serious German Company that produces these gauge equipment. I really look forward to ride this bike already now I have taken small tours and I can feel this is a bike for me easier to drive than the GW1500 and really look’s like a bike not covered with all that plastic “tubberware” May be one day this bike will come back to US again with Mr. Jensen in the Seat ??? I WOULD LIKE IT !! PS. Sorry I have posted my words two times but the first one was not corrected before submitted.


Name:
Jan Jensen
Remote Name:
83.93.165.232

My_Story

My Name is Jan VRCC member 30885. I'm from Denmark. I took my driver license at 47 2002. My dream was to be an owner of a Goldwing and drive down south to the middle ocean may be have a cruise in US one day! All dreams are now realized I have had a GW 1200 Aspencade that bike runs well and smooth also look like a bike oarts of the engine could be seen. Later I got a GW1500 SE 1995 Anniversary. That bike also runs well. Even the 1500 Goldwing runs well it dont look and sound like a motorbike. I miss my GL1200 thats why i,m looking for another real bike. 2009 i went to US for the second time last time was in 2003 where my wife did 10.000 km on our GW 1200 in 4 weeks and 8 states on the welstcoast. Secon time this year the goal was the eastcoast and for me checking out a Harley Davidson Electra Glide model 2008. The HD runs Well but in my opinion needs more power in the mountains with two persons on it. We saw some Valkyrie on the roads around Blue Rich Mountain, I was interested may be this type of bike could my next? We arriving Denmark I was looking at the market for Valk's I found in Germany Stuttgart a black 2000 standard tourer, equipped with Interstate Tank and Interstate Topbox. The bike has only runs 23.000kms and look like a complete new bike. My wife and spend two days a trailer behind our car and the heading 1140 down south and the same route back. Now this beautiful bike is in my garage ready for registration in Denmark, but at first I have to mount a trailer hitch. I really look forward to ride this bike already now I have taken small tours and I can feel this is a bike for me more easy to drive than the GW1500. May be one day this bike will come back to US again with Mr. Jensen in the Seat ??? I WOULD LIKE IT !!


Name:
Jan Jensen
Remote Name:
83.93.165.232

My_Story

My Name is Jan VRCC member 30885. I'm from Denmark. I took my driver license at 47 2002. My dream was to be an owner of a Goldwing and drive down south to the middle ocean may be have a cruise in US one day! All dreams are now realized I have had a GW 1200 Aspencade that bike runs well and smooth also look like a bike oarts of the engine could be seen. Later I got a GW1500 SE 1995 Anniversary. That bike also runs well. Even the 1500 Goldwing runs well it dont look and sound like a motorbike. I miss my GL1200 thats why i,m looking for another real bike. 2009 i went to US for the second time last time was in 2003 where my wife did 10.000 km on our GW 1200 in 4 weeks and 8 states on the welstcoast. Secon time this year the goal was the eastcoast and for me checking out a Harley Davidson Electra Glide model 2008. The HD runs Well but in my opinion needs more power in the mountains with two persons on it. We saw some Valkyrie on the roads around Blue Rich Mountain, I was interested may be this type of bike could my next? We arriving Denmark I was looking at the market for Valk's I found in Germany Stuttgart a black 2000 standard tourer, equipped with Interstate Tank and Interstate Topbox. The bike has only runs 23.000kms and look like a complete new bike. My wife and spend two days a trailer behind our car and the heading 1140 down south and the same route back. Now this beautiful bike is in my garage ready for registration in Denmark, but at first I have to mount a trailer hitch. I really look forward to ride this bike already now I have taken small tours and I can feel this is a bike for me more easy to drive than the GW1500. May be one day this bike will come back to US again with Mr. Jensen in the Seat ??? I WOULD LIKE IT !!


Name:
uncle tom
Remote Name:
66.82.9.18

My_Story

My name is tom and I am a valkaholic!!! Have ridden about everything there is out there to ride starting with a Sears 125cc when I was 13 or so, progressed to honda cl450 and then got the dirt bike craze (still have that sickness) Remember the commercial very well and always wanted to ride a valk but never had the chance ,then I met up with a couple of valk owners at work that really talked up their bikes and I really had the bug but no bucks. Left that job for a better one and found out one of those guys was out of work - getting ready to start school and had decided to part with his 01 I/S - litterly ran to the c.u. and brought her home the next day. 750miles the first weekend and can't stay off the dragon - can't stop looking at her and dreaming of the places we will go together. If there is a cure -- I DON'T WANT IT!!!!!


Name:
uncle tom
Remote Name:
66.82.9.49

My_Story

My name is tom and I am a valkaholic!!! Have ridden about everything there is out there to ride starting with a Sears 125cc when I was 13 or so, progressed to honda cl450 and then got the dirt bike craze (still have that sickness) Remember the commercial very well and always wanted to ride a valk but never had the chance ,then I met up with a couple of valk owners at work that really talked up their bikes and I really had the bug but no bucks. Left that job for a better one and found out one of those guys was out of work - getting ready to start school and had decided to part with his 01 I/S - litterly ran to the c.u. and brought her home the next day. 750miles the first weekend and can't stay off the dragon - can't stop looking at her and dreaming of the places we will go together. If there is a cure -- I DON'T WANT IT!!!!!


Name:
Geeza (ol limey slang)
Remote Name:
124.182.62.196

My_Story

I found my 2nd soul mate (a yellow/black Valk) in March 1997 and we've been together ever since. In 2007 another Valk came into my life. This started life as a yellow/black Valk but ended up as the burnt orange fire-breather original bike from BDG. I always had the notion that a 'full-blown' Valk in Drag would be the 'ducks nuts', and this was going to be the closest I would get to that dream. We've had fun, but also a lot of frustration. It's an on - off relationship due to technology that I'm not that comfortable with, yet strangely attracted to. Then a few weeks ago I found a relatively cheap Valk on Ebay and thought it would be a good idea to buy it and give it some real tender loving care as it had been badly neglected. Now the 3 Valkateers live with me and my understanding partner under 1 roof, and yes, I'm still on the web for a few hours a week checking out new goodies that I can buy for my babies....it's gotta be'man-thing' eh?


Name:
Geeza (ol limey slang)
Remote Name:
124.182.62.196

My_Story

I found my 2nd soul mate (a yellow/black Valk) in March 1997 and we've been together ever since. In 2007 another Valk came into my life. This to started life as a yellow/black Valk but ended up as the burnt orange fire-breather original bike from BDG. I always had the notion that a 'full-blown' Valk in Drag would be the 'ducks nuts', and this was going to be the closest I would get to that dream. We've had fun, but also a lot of frustration. It's an on - off relationship due to technology that I'm not that comfortable with, yet strangely attracted to. Then a few weeks ago I found a relatively cheap Valk on Ebay and thought it would be a good idea to buy it and give it some real tender loving care as it had been badly neglected. Now the 3 Valkateers live with me and my understanding partner under 1 roof, and yes, I'm still on the web for a few hours a week checking out new goodies that I can buy for my babies....it's gotta 'man-thing' eh?


Name:
Capn' Mike
Remote Name:
209.183.34.47

My_Story

Had a 76' Gl 1000. Went to Raton, NM for to meet with friends for the Memorial Day Rally in Red River, NM. The water pump went out on the GL and I couldn't get all the parts before the rally began. The dealer had a 2001 I/S on the showroom floor that my friends swore "I looked good sitting on"! 85000 miles later. I still do! Going to Sturgis 09! See ya'll there!


Name:
Rick
Remote Name:
70.252.77.68

My_Story

I've got it... and I've messed around and gave it to my wife. It's really not as bad as I thought it would be. I got off my V-Twin and straddled the Big Girl for the first time about a year ago. I'm so ashamed of the way I was. I thought I was going places before but now I realie that I was sitting on an air compressor. All it did was make noise and vibrate. Now I have seen the light! My 99 Interstate is the best purchase I have ever made. We went to the Dark Side about 5,000 miles ago and just took her up about three more notches. I can still ride with my HD buddies; I just have to ride my brakes more to stay with them. I think the brake light bugs the heck out of 'em. They will be alright.


Name:
Dave Bullock
Remote Name:
75.162.73.71

My_Story

I guess you could say it all started way back in 1973 with a new wife who was a nurse. Oh, you got the picture already don't you. No, No Motorcycles for you! 28 years later and probably 280,000 no's later, the wife and I seperated. In our divorce she was to pay me $10,000 within 5 years. 5 years later she did pay up and the No No man got the big yes of his life. I guess it was kind of a way of saying Asta la Vista Baby! I bought what I had wanted for almost 30 years, a Cruiser. The 49th Honda Valkyrie ever made. It's not just the 49th, it's from the California Gold country and guess what? I'm a miner. It just seemed to fit. I purchased the Valk for under $7,000 and it only had about 21,000 miles on it. I was good to go. It was original with a Corbin Seat and a few extra chrome accessories but not much and it was the most beautiful clean motorcycle I had ever had. By this time I was re-married and recovering from a broken back. I could hardly hold the Valk up my back was so weak. The first trip was from Park City, Utah down into Salt Lake Valley and then up I 15 into Idaho. Our goal was to go to the Lava Hot Springs so I could soak my back and relax after so many attempts to get my back healed. You probably have heard about us old guy's who take on a new wife and blow it right away? Well that story is about me. You see, I was on my honeymoon, First day at Lake Powell. We, the wife and I had invited our children on our honeymoon. Doesn't everybody, one way or the other? The first day I left our 84 foot house boat and headed out for adventure on my Jet Ski. within a half hour I had jumped a tour boat wake and belly flopped onto the next wake coming out. The wave kicked the back of the Jet Ski up into my brains and the result was a crushed back. I managed to stay on the craft, turned around and layed down so I could use my left hand to opporate the throttle. About an hour later I was pulling up along side the house boat and no body was there. I waited for help to arive and once it did they brought me onto the back deck of the house boat. I eventually ended up in our master suite requesting pain meds. No one had a thing with the exception of 12 excedrin PM's. Not wanting to ruin anyones good times, I remained on the boat until the pain pills were gone three days later. That's when we called the medic's and asked for assistance. Next thing I knew, I was being emergency life flighted to Salt Lake City, utah. they said that at any time or movement I could be paralized the break was so bad. A year later for my imancipation present from the word "No", I purchased the Valkyrie. That motorcycle has been a "health O'Meter" of the way I have healed. Healing in more ways than I could have imagined. Each time my wife and I would climb aboard, I had new, never before felt - Energy. We've had some close calls but not because of my failures which reminds all of us to watch out for the other guy and perhaps, if at all possible, slow down just a bit. My Sweetheart and I love our Valkyrie because it is so smooth and powerful. I've always wanted a big bad cruiser but in my older broken age, the vibration of a Harley problably would have killed me, not to mention we can hear the birds as we drive down the road. Personally, I'm glad that Honda discontinued the Valk, It just makes it all the better of a motorcycle for those who really appreciate great motorcycle design. I see them going for 5 to 6 thousand quite often and wish I had more butts that needed to sit on one of the finest motorcycles of all time. What a deal! More people should take advantage of the pleasure of riding a six cyliner smoothie. Won't they be surprised? I was and soooo pleased.


Name:
Alan S.
Remote Name:
71.231.245.42

My_Story

I grew up on motorcycles, then got into muscle cars (GTOs) and last year wanted to get back to bikes. I'm a firefighter and was looking hard at Firefighter Edition Road Kings. I remember seeing the Valk sliding commercial but couldn't remember at the time what type of bike it was. One day while driving around a Valk pulled up beside me with 6 into 6 exhaust, it was then I knew it was the bike in the commercial and the bike for me. I was sold right there, muscle bike all the way. I watched the classifieds and came across an extremely nice red and cream '98 Tourer loaded with added chrome and Corbin seats. One of the sweetest Valks that I've seen in my opinion, (I don't want to put anyone elses down, they're all nice). This bike draws attention just like my GTO convertible does on the street, and.... it's taking my interests away from the cars but I don't care. It's all about the ride, the class, the muscle, the Valk!


Name:
Dragon Slayer
Remote Name:
70.220.169.51

My_Story

It all began, a long time ago, in a far way land. I was stationed it Japan, when I saw my first "stripped" Gold Wing. As I returned home to the States, in 1998, I went to the local House of Honda. They were out of the Dragon, and tried to sell me a Wing. I waited a few minutes, talked to the sales manager, and was informed that there was to be a shipment due in the next day of two. I placed a deposit on a bike I have yet to ride. I received a call at 12:00 PM the next day and was told that my bike was being filled and I could pick it up at my leisure. I was at the Dealer before they could finish filling the fluids. It was a Sedona Red and Cream beauty. The next eight (8) hours were a blur. I rode and rode and rode. I never looked back concerning my decision to buy the Fat Lady without a test run. The Dragon now has 111,000+ miles on the clock, and nothing major has been done. The old adage that "it's not over 'til the Fat Lady sings", then consider it over, 'cause the Fat lady and I have sang the song of joy ever since. Long live the Dragon.


Name:
Bibbit
Remote Name:
71.181.74.216

My_Story

When I first walked into the showroom, seen a thousand bikes, the first one to catch my eye was my 98 Valkerie. It was Love at first site, no ifs, ands or buts about it, that was the bike for me. My wife loves it as much as I do, which is a real plus. Just can't seem to get my ass off of it. The first day out on the road with her was sunny and pleasant, we put 250 miles on her that day even thou as we road towards the mountains, the snow banks got larger and larger. It was an awesome first ride.


Name:
JoeK(WI)
Remote Name:
69.29.221.90

My_Story

Drooled over the original magazine article,showing the Valk"Bumblebee",but at that time in life,it was no possible.Last summer was seriusly hunting a low milege"Bee" and kept getting outbid on Ebay or dealers having already sold the one adv.Got up one morning,planning a 400 mi round trip to swap my ex's 06 Silverwing Scooter for a green/ivory Valk Tourer.While nursing my coffee and contemplating the trip,I checked local Craigslist & there was a new listing for a spotless original"Bumblebee",converted to a Tourer,with OEM Valk bags and Memphis shades shield,13K miles...ONLY 70mi away.On phone seller assured me that ad was "true",bike was immaculate and I would not find a cleaner one.Told him to give me 2hrs w/o selling it and that if indeed it was that nice,I'd take it.Slapped the bike rail on the trailer and hauled azz there in pouring rain.Valk was "absolutely SHOWROOM condition" AND he knocked $500 off asking price($7500)so the 8K I had would cover tax/licensing/Ins. (He had just inherited a 2007 Harley Dresser) Dubbed my "Fat Lady" Miz Bee,and plan on spending many years w/her. :)


Name:
BOB
Remote Name:
85.211.100.157

My_Story

Went to the shop to buy a new front tyre for my Kawasaki 1979 Z1000ST, saw a black and silver VALK (love at first sight)and bought it on the spot (never did get the tyre but it doesn't matter!)


Name:
Bobwire
Remote Name:
167.127.163.142

My_Story

You might be a Valkoholic if you are approching 60 yrs old and bought your first Valk Interstate and enjoy it so much that you hurried out and bought a treadmill to work out on so you can stay in the best shape possible to ride for as long as possible.


Name:
El Guapo
Remote Name:
74.234.34.212

My_Story

You just bought you're sixth Valkyrie since 1999. Hey, it's only your second Interstate, you've never had a black and red Valk, and it looks good in the garage beside your short ride bike, a custom painted blue Tourer.


Name:
Lizard
Remote Name:
209.74.224.110

My_Story

The old man has the Valk, but what about us Shadow people? I'm on my Third and best bike-he tells me I can "graduate" to a Valk someday...


Name:
Lanier
Remote Name:
140.211.84.125

My_Story

I got it so bad I now have TWO Valks!!!!


Name:
Keith Johanson
Remote Name:
66.49.69.78

My_Story

You have done the nickel trick on the engine so many times, it has paid for the bike.


Name:
Ray
Remote Name:
98.219.40.46

My_Story

I was out riding with some of my HD buds this weekend and bought a coke. I got a nickel back in change so I decided to see if the nickel on the valve cover really worked… It did and the HD boys jaws just dropped – priceless moment.


Name:
RayBan
Remote Name:
206.47.249.251

My_Story

I have had about 50 road bikes over the years, mostly Honda's, then Yamaha's & some Suzuki's. I was finally going to splurge & buy a brand new bike so I test rode everything I could get my hands on. Almost all of the cruisers just vibrated & shook & had no power. I finally test rode a Valk Interstate & with my girlfriend on the back I wound it out in 1st gear & hit 2nd hard & the front wheel came about 2 inches off the ground. Not only that, it sounded like a Porsche on steroids! I immediatly put a deposit down on a new Tourer. After 4 years of bliss in a moment of delerium I sold my Tourer. Now 4 years later I am single again & in desperate need of some two wheeled brain unraveling! I searched on eBay for months & finally found a 98 Tourer with only 9500 miles on it. I flew to Florida & rode it home,1350 miles! I usually dont go for the FAT Ladies, but this one is GORGEOUS, has a heart of gold & knows how BOOGIE! The Valk is really "THE ANTI HARLEY" & that is just another reason to love it! I like them just the way Honda made em & for me the Tourer model is just right, the I/S is too much like a Gold Wing & the naked one is missing that wonderful windshield & those gorgeous hardbags! If only they were detachable it would be PERFECT! I cant imagine what I would ever want to buy to replace this sweetheart! I am a VALKAHOLIC!


Name:
RayBan
Remote Name:
206.47.249.252

My_Story

I have had about 50 road bikes over the years, mostly Honda's, then Yamaha's & some Suzuki's. I was finally going to splurge & buy a brand new bike so I test rode everything I could get my hands on. Almost all of the cruisers just vibrated & shook & had no power. I finally test rode a Valk Interstate & with my girlfriend on the back I wound it out in 1st gear & hit 2nd hard & the front wheel came about 2 inches off the ground. Not only that, it sounded like a Porsche on steroids! I immediatly put a deposit down on a new Tourer. After 4 years of bliss in a moment of delerium I sold my Tourer. Now 4 years later I am single again & in desperate need of some two wheeled brain unraveling! I searched on eBay for months & finally found a 98 Tourer with only 9500 miles on it. I flew to Florida & rode it home,1350 miles! I usually dont go for the FAT Ladies, but this one is GORGEOUS, has a heart of gold & knows how BOOGIE! The Valk is really "THE ANTI HARLEY" & that is just another reason to love it! I like them just the way Honda made em & for me the Tourer model is just right, the I/S is too much like a Gold Wing & the naked one is missing that wonderful windshield & those gorgeous hardbags! If only they were detachable it would be PERFECT! I cant imagine what I would ever want to buy to replace this sweetheart! I am a VALKAHOLIC!


Name:
Big Smile on My Face
Remote Name:
68.57.77.35

My_Story

About 6 yrs. ago at age 50, circumstances were right to finally buy a bike. Sportster, then Sportster, then HD Big Twin. I enjoyed all of the bikes, but not the scene. I've never wanted to be a conformist, but as time passed, I realized I had become one. Same bike, same clothes, same look, same crowd. Nothing but the brand accepted, which does not fit with my personality. Time passes, and I'm thinking I've been brainwashed, and about what noone involved with the brand talks about....my big twin is a year 2000, with 18,000 miles on it. I've pampered it, maintained it, but how long will it last; how long before i need to sink some big dollars into it? So I look at options. Long story, but i stumble on photos of a VALK.. I investigate, I study, I read, I talk, I ask questions. I find one, ride it, sell the big twin, buy a beautiful 02 Std., put $5150 in the bank, and I am in love. I'm not following the crowd, i enjoy the crap I take from my buddies, because I've seen the light, and I ride on. Thanks. Ride Sober, Ride Safe.


Name:
JAM
Remote Name:
74.0.223.56

My_Story

If I knew grins were this easy to come by, I would of bought a VALKyrie years ago. I've been on just about every bike out there and never made it on a VALKyrie. I just sold my 05 Road King and was thinking about a Royal Star Tourer. I wanted a smoother ride at 85 mph, as most of the guys I ride with seem to want to run at that speed. Anyway, I found a 97 Standard in the paper from a guy that was moving, and I went and test rode it. This GEM was in Showroom condition and was already jetted and piped with a Corbin touring saddle. More chrome than I had seen in a long time. When I pulled the front wheel off the ground in 3rd gear, I knew I was in love. Gave the guy asking price and haven't quit smiling since. Sometimes true love takes a while, but definitely worth the wait. My name is JAM and I am a VALKAHOLIC. Love thy Dragon, Know thy Dragon, Respect thy Dragon


Name:
E-J
Remote Name:
74.244.53.240

My_Story

This story begins 12yr ago. The wife asked me if she could buy s bike, I said yes and we did some research. Both of our familys had honda cars and they did not give us any trouble. The dealership was just up the street. She got a purple and white honda shadow 600. We kept it for two years and she wanted something bigger. She was talked into buying a 98 Valk Tourer. I bought me a honda 1500 goldwing standard. After riding the two bikes a liked her valk better. My bike wreak totaled by wing and my next bike was a 98 valk standard. Now that the bike is no longer made a am so proud of our choice in bikes.I was in a bike ride last week. We had 130 bikes and i had the only valk!!


Name:
E-J
Remote Name:
74.244.53.240

My_Story

This story begins 12yr ago. The wife asked me if she could buy s bike, I said yes and we did some research. Both of our familys had honda cars and they did not give us any trouble. The dealership was just up the street. She got a purple and white honda shadow 600. We kept it for two years and she wanted something bigger. She was talked into buying a 98 Valk Tourer. I bought me a honda 1500 goldwing standard. After riding the two bikes a liked her valk better. My bike wreak totaled by wing and my next bike was a 98 valk standard. Now that the bike is no longer made a am so proud of our choice in bikes.I was in a bike ride last week. We had 130 bikes and i had the only valk!!


Name:
J-P
Remote Name:
74.105.70.216

My_Story

In 2000 I saw a poster of a Valk,I immediately fell in love with that bike. I took that poster home and hung it on my wall. I stared at it every day for three years until I finally made up my mind an bought one, a black 2003 GL 1500C.I added a windshield and saddlebags to it.Since 2003 I put 112,000kms(70,000 miles) on that bike.Since honda no longer makes that bike I was worried that parts may not be available for much longer so I started looking for another one. This spring I was lucky to find a 2002 Valk with only 8000 kms(5000 miles) on it.I bougth it immediately whitout any hagling over the price hoping that the person I bought it from wouldn't realized what he had and changed his mind. I am now the proud owner of two Valks one black one and one cobalt blue with a white stripes on the fenders and with chrome rims.I think that I am indeed a valkoholic. I wish honda would reconsider producing the Valk again.


Name:
TL 99
Remote Name:
24.227.122.14

My_Story

My last ride was a Honda V-45 Magna,82 model. A hospital stay for my wife and laid off for me and no more ride(2-86). Always had a dream to ride the West coast from San Diego to Vancouver. Mentioned this a long time ago to my s/o. Twenty years later and things have gotten better and a little over a year ago out of the blue she said,"if you are going to ride the coast you better hurry because your not getting any younger". Suprised that she remembered, I did the only honorable thing and started searching. I thought maybe something between a 750 and 1100 because once you broke that they really seem to get to expensive and after all it had been twenty years. We were looking online not sure what to look at since it had been so long since I had owned or rode anything with two wheels. I came across a black and chrome bike that took our breath. She said there it is! I did not get the page stopped before she said that is what you need. It had leather bags and a windshield and a huge chrome engine. It was more beautiful than Christy Brinkley. You guessed it, a Valkyrie. Neither one of us had a clue. But looking at the picture we just could not go any further. She went about her day. As I said we had no clue, life expectancy etc.. but it was a Honda and I had owned three as a kid. ct 70, SL 360 and V-45 Magna and no complaints. I started calling around and asking mechanics. They all said the same thing,for what I wanted to do I could not go wrong. The most convincing was a mngr who owned a HD and a custom Chopper but no Honda. He loved his bikes but said for life, highway cruising, maintenance free operation and comfort I was looking at the ultimate ride, in his opinion. I waited a few days and started looking again and nothing had any appeal to it. My S/O came by me at the computer and was hurt that I was even looking at something else, money did not enter her thoughts. We looked again and we stopped on another sale, guess what it was. A black and Grey 99 with 6300 miles on it. At this time we were working on our sad little house and had saved up for a long time to do some much needed renovating. She told me "the house can wait, if you are serious here you go". She handed me the money we had saved for the house and told me to go get it. (2-06, see, twenty years!) I drove all day and most of the evening to get it. Seven hundred miles one way. It lived in a garage w/ carpet, heat and a/c. The pics looked good but it looked like it was just off the showroom floor! I could not believe it. My dream was going to come true all because of someone special believed it that important. A wife that believes in dreams and the need to fulfill them and now a ride that would make it possible,in style too! Talk about priceless! I have never washed or polished anything so much in all my life. I have added A set of leather bags with Valkyrie embossed in them and some more chrome. Got to keep it nice. I proudly wear my emblem which is a dragon and words of wisdom on my back,"Unless you ride the beast you wouldn't understand". This on my tee's from DCG custom. I now travel around the US for work and It comes with me in an enclosed trailer. I NOW HAVE TWO BETTER HALVES!! Not sure where that leaves me?


Name:
AR
Remote Name:
65.217.55.12

My_Story

Rode dirt bikes all my youth. Bought a Suzuki Bandit and rode every day for 18 months. A friend of mine rode my little Suzuki and got motorcycle fever. He bought a Valk. When I saw it, I suffered immediate cubic inch envy. Rode it once, sold my Suzuki and bought a 97 standard. Few days go by that I don't ride the finest motorcycle ever made. I catch alot of BS from the oil dripper crowd. "I can't believe you ride a Jap bike" I figure they are jealous that I have twice the power, half the maintenance, twice the lifespan and a bike that, even though it is nearly stock, everyone notices. I can't imagine riding anything else. What a bike.


Name:
Carl Ervin (Motorjock)
Remote Name:
24.155.37.40

My_Story

Well, I used to be a sport bike rider about 10 years ago when I owned my 1997 ZX7R Kawasaki, but Allstate Insurance ruined that for me when my insurance went from $60.00 a month to $900.00 a month because they wanted out of the sport bike business. Alas, I had to sell my sport bike. But, all is not lost, because in July of 2006, a friend from the 6th grade called me and told me that her best friend had gone through a nasty divorce, and that she knew that I had a crush on this friend of hers way back there in the 6th grade, and she suggested that I call her friend up. Well, I was working in Maui, Hawaii, and finally gave this old girlfriend a call. We started talking every night while I was in Hawaii. In November, I moved back to the mainland, and met back up with this old girlfriend. We hit it off so well that we got married December 28th of 2006. Recently, we were out goofing off one Saturday afternoon, and I stopped into a local Honda dealership where they had a couple of Valkyries on the floor on consignment. One was a beautiful Black Standard model, and the other was a Blue and Silver Interstate model. I looked at the standard model and it was priced about right, then looked at the Interstate model and realized that it was out of my range right now. My new bride didn't say a whole lot, she did like the Interstate though. I asked her if she had ever ridden a motorcycle and she said that a boy had taken her on a short ride back in High School. Well, a week later, I borrowed my nephew's 1997 Goldwing and my bride and I went for a ride. She started telling me that "We need to get a motorcycle of our own." So, while we were out, I stopped back into that local Honda dealer and found that the Interstate was gone! I asked on of the salesmen about it, and he said that the owner had just picked it up the day before and was going to put it on Ebay. I asked him if the owner would consider taking less than his asking price and he said "Just make him an offer and find out." Well, my bride gave me a number to throw at the guy, and a few days later I got a call from the dealer telling me that the owner had accepted my offer. Well, I was supposed to go out of town on business that day, so I hauled to the dealership and dropped a down payment on the bike and told them that I'd be back the next week to pick it up. Got back the following week, picked up the bike and my new bride and I are planning a trip to Colorado in a few weeks. I have to love a woman who says "We need a motorcycle of our own!"


Name:
Big Jon Staehli
Remote Name:
67.85.178.117

My_Story

I love to ride my '98 Tourer (bought new in 2000) down the real back roads for relaxation. It's known that an HD will cruise at low revs at highway speeds...very relaxing, but I can ride my Fat Lady at 25-30mph in 5th gear and still have the snot to accelerate. My buddy w/ a HD has to ride in 2nd and still do alot of shifting. I've only owned 2 bikes in 23 yrs riding, a '76 GL1000 and my F6. There's not another bike available that I would rather have!


Name:
Lee Barnett
Remote Name:
71.12.0.215

My_Story

My name is Lee Barnett and I am now a Valkoholic. I have been riding for all of my life. Started riding Goldwings in 1980 and have been on them since. 1000, 1100, 1200, 1500, Harley Ultra Classic, Shadow 1100 Ace and the infamous 1800. I didn't like the 1800 at all. I bought another 1500 Wing last year and the pizazz just wasn't there anymore. Decided to sell it and due to legs getting worse I had about decided to give it up all together. WRONG! I found the Valk! I rode the Valk. I own the Valk! It's a 2000 Red/Black Interstate. I am hooked again, I can't stay off of this thing! I am hooked! I need money! I need chrome! I need I need I need! All joking aside I am quiet impressed with this fat lady and I feel I have found the true love in a bike after all of these years. This thing is in a class by itself and second to none in looks. So please help me. I can't sleep, I can't think of anything but buying goodies for the Valk! I need chrome, I need a CB, I need another tank of fuel. I need I need I need!


Name:
RedFlash
Remote Name:
71.255.145.17

My_Story

I've ridden for many years,first a Honda CB360T in the 70's, then a loong hiatus after a hit and run with a car. I started riding again in the 90's, same time as a new wife. I found a clapped out '82 Kawi 1100 fully faired that was used and abused. Once I got it running and on the road, a Kawi Concours caught my attention, best thing I've ridden yet. I still have the Concours with 70,000 on her. I also stabled my dream bikes finally, a '99 Ducati 900SS with a big-bore kit. Crazy, sick, torquey handling machine. Also a brand new '01 Ducati 748, modified of course! Spring of '06 I made my annual Rolling Thunder run with my cruiser riding buddies, me on the Connie. We extended our trip to 2,000 miles, down the Blue Ridge and into NC. By the time we got back we had planned a coast to coast trip for that summer and I knew this Kawi was not the bike for the job. Sore back and knees, wrists and elbows aching I had 6 days of thinking what might suit me and my older body for the 7,000+ mile trip. It wasn't 6 days back before I found my '03 standard in the used showroom with only 9,300 miles on her. I sat, I felt, I was on THE ONE. It was the only bike I looked at and after I fired her up I was SO sold I took a test ride and had the financing the next day. Bye Bye Ducati, it was a fun 5 years! Not yet a year since I bought her and she's over 30,000 on the clock ;-) The Concours went out for sale yesterday and I think I have a buyer today. I've only done a few things to the Valk, 4-way flashers, K&N filter, fixed the starter button (thank you VRCC!) from bad driving light hookup, added a lighter/charging socket and some windshield pouches. Rear shocks were replaced with Progressive 440's because the previous owner was light and short ;-).I bought the service manual and she's never seen the shop except for tire changes. I'd like to thank the fella who originally bought her and dolled her up with lots of bling! Hondaline hard bags, windshield, Cobra 6-packs, Baker wings, tank bib, fender trim, Corbin "V" seat set with backrest, and all the little chrome doodads I didn't have to pay extra for were all there. Progressive front springs are bought and go in a soon as I can stand to miss a good day of riding ;-).All I need is a good loud horn! I never heard such a wimpy horn on such a beast of a machine, what was Honda thinking?? Second wife gone a few years back, I've had it with those, but the Valk is gonna stay!


Name:
Bill Weidenaar pronounced "Widenar"
Remote Name:
151.213.163.175

My_Story

I have a black 1999 Valkyrie standard with 124,893 miles. Nuff said! Runs great!


Name:
DAVE
Remote Name:
66.20.193.120

My_Story

I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A BIKE FOR TWO YEARS .LOOKED AT HARLEYS,INDIANS,VICTORYS,HONDAS,BSA,TRIUMPHS,KAWASAKIS MOSTLY ON EBAY.ONE DAY I LUCKED UP ON A 97 F-6 BLACK VALK WITH 1600 MILES .I DIDNT KNOW ALOT ABOUT THE F-6 BUT I HAD TO HAVE THAT BIKE . IT RIDES LIKE A DREAM.


Name:
Scott D
Remote Name:
216.47.203.51

My_Story

Spotted a 97 with candy brandywine paint at a dealership. I have rode many brands and knew exactly what I wouldn't buy. Another customer was talking to the salesman close to the bike. Grinning. When he walked away saying he has to talk to his s/o . I asked for the keys for a demo ride. Cranked her and was spellbound. Eased her to the highway, and set her free. Ripped through the gears, once. Turned her around and back to the dealer. He asked why such a short ride, I told him if I had any more of it I would just have to keep going.... bought it on the spot. Smooth torque, more power than anybody needs, and will humble most any bike out there. Haven't found ANY potato bike it wouldn't spank AND it will NEVER go on a trailer. My s/o rides on the back instead of in the suv pulling the breakdown trailer. I have gone to the darkside and wave at everybody. I have a vett, a 68 firebird and the dragon 26000 mi a year guess which gets the miles? Ride all you can life is short.


Name:
Rick
Remote Name:
148.64.31.10

My_Story

I'm a long-time rider but had sold my last bike back in 2000. I recently went with a friend to a HD shop where he was looking for his first bike. I'm not an HD fan so I looked around their trade-in's and heard a Valk calling my name. First one I'd ever seen. I took it for a test drive and fell in love.... then the heartbreak. When I returned to the HD dealer, he apologized and said that he had already sold the bike and I couldn't have it. Arg!!!! Now I really hate HD! Anyway.... I got the bug and searched high & low for another one..... which I found some 200 miles away. Now I've got my own Valk... and my friend? He bought a Sportster.... against my advise. Now when we go riding with local groups the Valk gets all the attention.... and his HD gets ignored. I mean really.... how special is it to have a HD Sportster? But a Valk.... now that's special!


Name:
Bob
Remote Name:
64.47.37.221

My_Story

I only started riding in 2005, never had the time or money for a bike. I started out with a Shadow 750 and soon found that it was much to small, especially when I put the wife on the back. I traded up to a VTX1300. I put 4,000 miles on it in 6 months. I was at the dealer for service when the I spotted the Valk out of the corner of my eye. Someone had just traded a 2003 Standard. Jet black and dressed with bags and a windscreen, I fell in love. It's a good thing my wife was not there to watch, she would have been jealous. Anyway the wife loves the ride, the Valks back seat is much more generous than the vtx was, and the thing is so massive, the ride is really smoooth. There is really nothing like this motorcycle.


Name:
George "Moms" Fischer VRCC#18693
Remote Name:
67.149.238.107

My_Story

I've been riding since 1971. Have owned Hondas, Benellis, Triumphs, BSAs, Nortons, BMWs, Suzukis, Kawasakis, Harleys, Gold Wings, etc. But when I first say the prototype Valkyrie (Goliath) in Motorcyclist, I knew that that is exactly what I meeded. Later I had an oppurtunity to see a new production Valk at a Cycle World International Motorcycle Show and sat on this monster,...I was hooked. In an unfortunate turn of events led to me being out of work and I took a job as a salesman a a local powersports dealership and I had to move these in and out of the showroom twice a day. Damn heavy I thought, but quite substanstial. A few years later I went Sturgis and Daytona on my GoldWing and I could not stop drooling every time I saw a Valk. The day I returned from Bike Week 2003 I told my wife about this nagging want I had. She said, "why don't you just buy one and stop tortureing yourself". The next weekend I looked at 4 Interstates and bought a used one with extremely low miles, loaded and it had an extended 4 year warranty. The rest is history.


Name:
Steve
Remote Name:
75.71.239.116

My_Story

I have always wanted a bike but there were always other priorities. Finally in my 48th year I decided it was time. My brother had a Valk and told me it was the only bike to have. But it looked absolutely HUGE and I have never ridden anything bigger then a 50cc dirt bike. So off to the dealer I went to buy a Honda Shadow. The dealer talked me into a new 2004 VTX1300 and I learned to ride on that. I had it for a year and put over 10,000 miles on that VTX. Then one day I was feeling confident and saw a 97 Valkyrie for sale. The owner let me take it for a ride. I was instantly hooked. I bought that Valk, gave the VTX to my son and never looked back!


Name:
Jimmy the Mailman
Remote Name:
71.48.225.152

My_Story

My story is typical.Rode in the 80's then family and career got in the way of riding.(Time with the family is time you can never get back if your heart is in another place)Fast forward a couple of decades and the bug bit me again.Started out with a 83 Gl-650,then a Suzuki C-50 for a year.Then my wife and I decided to get something with a "little more power and comfort" .We looked at everything from BMWs,Goldwings and even Concours with an aftermarket seat.That's the day we walked into a dealer and a 2000 Interstae was just inside the door.Almost had to walk around it to get in the door.I had my wife sit in the seat and she said she liked it,but,it was too big for me to handle.I also had my doubts.It was over 200 lbs. heavier than the C-50.We went home and decided to pray about the bikes purchase.In the meantime,we went to our Southern Cruisers night at the local Steak and Shake and met a lady that not only rode a Valkyrie,but,had hit a deer while riding,and did'nt go down!Don't mess with Patty! The next day after work,I put the C-50 title in my pocket and rode it to the dealer and as luck would have it,the Valk was still there.Did all the paperwork,forked over the difference and rode off into the night singing with the Daytona Beach radio station,95.7(call sign WHOG)the HOG.Thinking of putting a CD player in and getting a copy of The Flght of the Valkyrie,and make a real entrance into the local SCRC gatherings. God,what a machine!


Name:
Sam Parrow
Remote Name:
208.107.79.157

My_Story

My story beginnes on 5/21/02. Upon driving home from work one day on my now depart fathers 82 1100 Goldwing. I was broadside by a F-150 Ford. Anyway the Wing was a goner. As I lay on the pavemant crying over the state of my fathers old Wing and not caring about the pain in my body. I was wondering how I will ever get this bike back in the shape I had it in. So after getting released from the hospital and actually being able to survay the extent of the damage on the bike. I finally came to grip with the fact that I had to let go of the old Wing. Now for the next stage of my story. I went out in searh of a new or different scoot. I rode one Vulcan V-twin. Boy was that a step back from the Wing. Anyway, I did find a dealership with a flatsix Honda and it's name was Valkyrie. So I said can I give this girl a ride. I remember pulling my leg over big six pack and letting out on the clutch and rolling up to the stop sign. And after departing the dealership on that flat stretch of highway and after rolling through the first three gears on up to five. I thought baby just where have you been. Man I was hooked after the third gear. I remember being lifted onto another state of exhileration. i just can not put into words the feeling i had w/ this motorcycle. But I did know before i got that big sixgun turned around I had to have one. And just a couple days later I had found my ride and it is a 1998 Tourer that I found in western South Dakota. And I still own it today. I won't say that I'll never own another bike, but you can rest assured that the BIG VALK will never leave my stable. It did'nt take me long to say hey that accident was for the better. Sorry Dad but I trust that that old Wing is w/ you on your journey now. And if I have to leave anytime soon I pray that the Valkyrie will take me there. I now extend my gratitude to GOD and Bob who made his dream come through so we all could enjoy the gift of The VALKYRIE!!!!!!


Name:
Sam Parrow
Remote Name:
208.107.79.157

My_Story

My sstory beginnes on 5/21/02. Upon driving home from work one day on my now depart fathers 82 1100 Goldwing. I was broadside by a F-150 Ford. Anyway the Wing was a goner. As I lay on the pavemant crying over the state of my fathers old Wing and not caring about the pain in my body. I was wondering how I will ever get this bike back in the shape I had it in. So after geting released from the hospital and actually being able to survay the extent of the damage on the bike I finally came to grip with the fact that I had to let go of the old Wing. Now for the next stage of my story. I went out in searh of a new or different scoot. I rode one Vulcan V-twin. Boy was that a step back from the Wing. Anyway, I did find a dealership with a flatsix Honda and it's name was Valkyrie. So I said can I give this girl a ride. I remember pulling my leg over big six pack and letting out on the clutch and rolling up to the stop sign. And after departing the dealership on the flat stretch of highway and after rolling through the first three gears on up to five. I thought baby just where have you been. Man I was hooked after the third gear. I remember being lifted onto another state of exhileration. i just can not put into words the feeling i had w/ this motorcycle. But I did know before i got that big sixgun turned around I had to have one. Just a couple days later I had found my ride and it is a 1998 Tourer that I found in western South Dakota. And I still own it today. I won't say that I'll never own another bike, but you can rest asured that the BIG VALK will never leave my stable. It did'nt take me long to say hey that accident was for the better. Sorry Dad but I trust that that old Wing is w/ you on your journey now. And if I have to leave anytime soon I pray that the Valkyrie will take me there. I now extend my gratitude to GOD and Bob who made his dream come through so we all could enjoy the gift of The VALKYRIE!!!!!!


Name:
Pistol Pete
Remote Name:
151.213.83.20

My_Story

I own a 97 standerd and bought it new in 97 Love my valk she rides so smooth but I have a new bike and the fat lady now has a room mate. How do I devide my riding time between a great Valkyrie and my Big Dog. I cann't give up either one. I am a Valkoholic and proud of it.


Name:
ROBERT WEST

My_Story

HELP ME PLEASE FIND SOME CHROME SIDE COVERS FOR MY 2004 VALKYRIE RUNE E-MAIL ME WWW.WESTSIDESHOTS42@YAHOO.COM


Name:
Glenn

My_Story

My name is Glenn and I'm a Valkaholic. My father is to blame for my 2-wheel addiction, which began on a Yamaha Mini-Enduro in 1972. I was a full-fledged dirt addict until the spring of 1980, spending almost every waking free moment riding, cleaning, wrenching, reading, dreaming of anything with 2 wheels. All of my school notebooks were covered in motorcyle doodles, and my bedroom walls covered with posters. I even had one personally signed by Malcolm Smith and Heike Mikkola at a showing of On Any Sunday at the local Indian mini-cycle dealer! (Still the BEST motorcycle movie ever!) I also enticed my 2 best friends to take a spin out in the desert, just a little free 'taste', and the next thing they knew, they were hooked! Something tragic happened to me in 1980, and I was possessed by a hideous demon that went by the innocuous name of Wife. Wife convinced me that it would be better to have furniture in our new place than the YZ400 I had carefully modified into a mean desert racing machine. Somehow it all made sense. Demon-Wife had succeeded in keeping my addiction under control for the next 14 years, when a little crack appeared in the form of the local MSF beginning rider course. I didn't have another bike yet, but somehow I convinced Demon-Wife that it would be in our best interest for me to go to this class and get my motorcycle license. I should have known that would be the beginning of the end. I passed the class with flying colors, and the sleeping addiction came raging back. Within months, Demon-Wife was gone, and I had a little Shadow 250 to go back and forth to work on. What a feeling of freedom, having exorcised the demon-wife from my body! The euphoria actually lasted for almost 3 years, during which time I discovered that not all who become Wife are demons. I took the plunge again. For my birthday in 1997, New Wife drove me to the local Honda store to purchase me a new ride (after just saying NO to the HD dealer) where I gazed upon the display of bikes, fairly arrayed in their vestments of paint and chrome. I knew of the Valkyrie, but only a little; enough to be a wee bit intimidated. After taking an Ace for a test ride, I decided on a touring model. Then the salesman said "WAIT! Before you put down your hard earned cash on this nice little machine, you must take a spin on that!" as he pointed a the dealership's demo bike. I was hesitant and told him I thought that might be a little out of my league. Well, he finally talked me into it, and I took a lieurely ride for about 25 miles. When I pulled back into the parking lot, a huge grin on my face, Looked at New Wife and said Give me the black one!" and I became one with a loving 1998 standard. The past 9 years have been 2-wheel bliss, with New Wife always there and waiting to jump on the back seat and go anywhere! My personal dragon now sports beautiful traditional black and flame paint, and I wouldn't part with her for the world! Have dragon, Will fly!


Name:
Dave Ode

My_Story

Hi All I live on the Isle of Anglesey North Wales UK, I had just had a full service on my 1980 Kawasaki Z1300, I dropped it on the way home from the garage, (It took me 2 years to find the parts I needed got them now but not done any thing with them yet,) The day after dropping my Z1300 I called in Bill Smiths bike shop in Chester in the UK just to browse, I had never seen a Valkrie before, WOW !!!!!!, Needless to say I picked up my 2002 USA import three days later just in time for my wedding Took the Valk to the wedding Fantastic day all the guests thought the bike was great.That was in 2003 I have had a great time with my new wife and my new Bike, I use it most weeks to travel across to Ireland on the ferry (cheaper than a car and quicker ). Safe riding to you all Cheers Dave


Name:
Tigg Hansen

My_Story

I knew nothing about the Valkyrie when I bought it. Went in to a Honda dealer to look at some bikes and my Valkyrie had just been traded in that day for a Rune. I had never seen anything like it before and all that chrome and a flat 6. It took me 10 minutes to make up my mind. All I knew was that I had to have that bike, even if it ment that I would put it on display only. Never been on a bike that large and still have a little problems but working on it. I sure get lots of looks in the city. Then I joined the VRCC, the best thing I have ever done.


Name:
Tigg Hansen

My_Story

I knew nothing about the Valkyrie when I bought it. Went in to a Honda dealer to look at some bikes and my Valkyrie had just been traded in that day for a Rune. I had never seen anything like it before and all that chrome and a flat 6. It took me 10 minutes to make up my mind. All I knew was that I had to have that bike, even if it ment that I would put it on display only. Never been on a bike that large and still have a little problems but working on it. I sure get lots of looks in the city. Then I joined the VRCC, the best thing I have ever done.


Name:
Tigg Hansen

My_Story

I knew nothing about the Valkyrie when I bought it. Went in to a Honda dealer to look at some bikes and my Valkyrie had just been traded in that day for a Rune. I had never seen anything like it before and all that chrome and a flat 6. It took me 10 minutes to maker up my mind. All I knew was that I had to have that bike, even if it ment that I would put it on display only. Never been on a bike that large and still have a little problems but working on it. I sure get lots of looks in the city. Then I joined the VRCC, the best thing I have ever done.


Name:
Keith Korhely

My_Story

Bought my Valk used from CycleTrader. Flew to Florida in November to pick it up the next day. Nearly strip-searched at the airport in Cleveland for purchasing a one-way ticket, and helmet and leathers were my only luggage. Drove home the next day in one-shot from south Florida. Tire was bald in SC. Crazy things we do sometimes.


Name:
Keith Korhely

My_Story

Bought my Valk used from CycleTrader. Flew to Florida in November to pick it up the next day. Nearly strip-searched at the airport in Cleveland for purchasing a one-way ticket, and helmet and leathers were my only luggage. Drove home the next day in one-shot from south Florida. Tire was bald in SC.


Name:
Jonathan

My_Story

Any one know where to buy a supercharger kit for my Valk? More is good a lot is better too much is just right.


Name:
Vasni

My_Story

I do not own a Valky yet... but hope to buy one someday! It´s my dream bike!


Name:
One-Arm Wonder

My_Story

Got turned on to Valkyries by friend in Spring '01. Need to ride a trike so checked out Motor Trike.com. Looked, hooked, built in October, booked :) Still have '99 VW custom trike for commuting but '01 Standard is da best! 40k miles under this butt and aiming for ten times more before I die!


Name:
RJSmith

My_Story

Bought my first bike when I wrecked my Mustang,wanted transportation while the car was being fixed but wanted something I would keep. So not really knowing how to ride, I bought a Shadow 700 1988 I believe, bought it used. Began reading motorcycle magazines and saw a new bike coming out, the valkyrie. Decided I had to have one. Fast forward five months, still a novice rider but on Xmas eve picking up my 97 Standard, drove it that night to my girlfriends house, COLD. Living in an apartment had to leave it outside so in 2000 sold it and bought a new Excelsior Henderson. Missed the Valk ever since, fast forward again, April 2006 found the perfect Valk on the classifieds here a 97 Tourer with 6k miles in Jacksonville. Sold the Excelsior and headed to Jacksonville, the seller just kept giving me extras. Felt like I was robbing him. Had the bike nearly four months and have added Two bros. exhaust,trigger wheel, jet kit, and more and more chrome..I'm re-addicted


Name:
Riding Di

My_Story

My bike was a hand-me-down in 2001 when my (then) husband wanted a Gold Wing. Since I had been riding a Shadow Tourer for the previous four years, I was ready for it. And I've been smiling ever since. In fact, I just finished an 8,249 mile solo trip across country, and I'm ready to go again! Fantastic bike!


Name:
Big M

My_Story

May of 2005 my wife was complaining of the riding position of the SHadow areo we had. We were planing a trip to the Honda Hoot with some friends. She said that she was not going to go on that bike. I do not care for all the plastic coverings on the goldwing and a friend showed me his I/S. I found one in Chicago. Flew there and rode it home. Honda Hoot was a great trip and sold that aero to a guy in OH. Best bike I have ever owned. A happy wife makes for a happy home.


Name:
WV Bear

My_Story

Back in March 2001 I began planning for my retirement as a police officer, scheduled for Feb of 2002. I had ridden a Suziki 250 when I first got married in 1971 and let the wife talk me into getting rid of it. (too dangerous) Although I had no saddle time since 72, I decided a new motorcycle was what I wanted for retirement. Something substantial that I could take cross country. I started shopping and was not happy with the attitude of the local Harley dealers. None would promise me delivery on a new bike for Feb. 2002 with 11 months notice. I looked at other brands. I just couldn't find the one bike I wanted. After hitting several shops in a 150 mile radius of the house I stopped at the local Honda dealer and found a 2000 I/S sitting on the floor. I knew I didn't want a Wing and the Harley people had an attitude. I bought the Valk the same day I saw it. When I retired in Feb. 2002 I spent 8 months riding and was planning a cross country trip. I went back to work for cash for the trip. Although I'm still working, I have spent a lot of saddle time and just did 841 miles in one day back to the house from Florida. She is a baby doll and all the upkeep needed is an oil change, brakes, tires and an occassional bath. I have gone darkside on the rear but I have no problems with that. Yep, I'm addicted.


Name:
Moab

My_Story

Valkyrie lovers I could use some advice. I am currently looking at a 1997 black Cruiser with only 9000 miles. I took it for a test drive today and I loved it. With one problem. I heard an engine knock. The individual has promised to have the knock fixed prior to final sale and has come down in price from 6600 bucks to 5600. I called the local Honda dealer and talked to a tech. He said it is most likely a minor transmission problem and would most likely not be a problem. All in all this sounds like a pretty good deal. Any advice? I could use an outsiders opinion. Please email me at jbowcutt69@hotmail.com if you have any advice. Thanks! Moab


Name:
Sgt. Jim Bob

My_Story

I didn't exactly buy my Valkyrie. I sort of inherited it. It belonged to my friend Jim and when he was taken from us much too soon in his life by a deer on his Gold Wing 3 years ago, his wife / widow gave me Jims 97 Valkyrie Tourer I ride today. The deal was to keep Jim in the wind hence the name Jim Bob. My name is Bob. We were both Sgt. in the Air Force in the 70's and I am an American Legion Rider so I have the handle Sgt. Jim Bob. I have been a Gold Wing owner myself and this Valkyrie is a real treat to ride. I made a few small changes to it like an Ultimate seat , hiway pegs but not much else. The more I ride it , the more I appreciate the overall design and ride it has. This bike just flies !!! Stock pipes suck and it has Cobra 6 into 6 straight pipes on it and that growl at highway speeds!!! Man o man !!!! Orgasmic !! The more I read and learn about the Valkyrie, the more I appreciate this ride. I'll keep it forever thereby keeping Jim in the wind !! If you see a green and cream 97 going down the road here in New Mexico, Just wave knowingly. It's me and Jim.


Name:
Box

My_Story

Back in 2000 my S/O was tired of hearing me grumbleing about another season of riding starting and me having the new bike bug! At the time I had an old '77 Hondomatic(A buddy still drives it to this day.) She was tired of me day dreaming so to the local bike shop we went! The first place we went had a tourer and it looked good but it was the test ride bike and they really wanted too much for her. We got a loan and I then walked into another bike shop and told the sales guy what I was interested in over at his competitors and then challenged him to do me better! Thats when he introduced me to my 1999 Valkyrie Interstate! Even tho she was a year old she looked great! All black and chrome,It was love at first sight! I had her for 2 and a half years before one night a deer took her from me. She did save my life tho by taking the hit and keeping me safe till I fell off in a safe area. I woke up a day and a half later in ICU with very minor injuries and an empty feeling in my guts. I thought that I would never again know the joy of a valkyrie under me. After going through 2 other bikes and another deer I was given the keys to heaven! I found my current lady sitting in a little dealers place outside of town waiting for me to liberate her! The joy of being on a valkyrie again is better than sex! And is a point to remember,never give up your dream cause they do come true,sometimes twice in a life time!


Name:
Heathen

My_Story

I'd wanted a Valkyrie since I first saw one on a TV commercial when they first came out. Years later, when I grew up and got my first motorcycle, I knew I wanted a Valkyrie, but could not afford one. I started with a Honda Magna, and absolutely loved the bike and had many insane adventures. I ended up with a fully customized, totally chromed out, custom painted Magna Tourer! But it was no Valkyrie. Recently I was finally able to collect enough spare cash to afford my dream bike. My wife found it on Ebay and called me in and said, "honey you MUST own that bike." I wrote to the guy and said I would pay him 1K over the starting bid if he would take it off of Ebay right now. We eventually worked out a deal, and I sold my magna and rode out of state to pick up the new Valk. When I arrived there were problems right from the start. The new Valk was spewing radiator fluid, and had no license plate (i.e. illegal to drive home). I tried not to let it show, but there was NO WAY I was leaving without that bike, I didn't care if I had to walk it 500 miles back to Houston, I was going to leave with that bike. We got the radiator more or less fixed and the seller went back home to the the plate, and now 4 days later I have shown it to all my friends, put pics on my website, put 800 miles on the bike, and let her pick a name! I suspect I'm on my way to Valkaholic! Hail the gods, Hail the Valkyries, I am the original Heathen!


Name:
John

My_Story

I was test riding all the Hondas and Yamahas at my local dealership in 1999. Of all of them, the Valkryie was the one I went home wishing I could afford. 2 years later I found the very same bike I'd test riden on the salesfloor. It had 1500 miles on it and had been traded for a new GoldWing. The guy who bought it got terminally ill shortly afterwards and then miraculously recovered. He felt he owed himself the GoldWing. Goods news for me because, being a used bike, it was suddenly in my price range. A black/red Interstate with all the bags. When I heard that the VTX had a bigger engine I thought I needed to trade for the faster bike but the dealer told me, as much as he'd love to sell me a VTX, I already HAD the faster bike. I test rode the VTX anyway and found that he was right. I've driven the new 1800 GoldWings but swear my Valkryie still outruns them. It's the high-performance cam I suppose. I can actually pop the front tire off the ground between first and second gears. Scared the h*ll outta me the first time it happened. Wouldn't have thought it possible for such a huge bike. The problem I have now is where can I go from here? I love bikes but the Valkryie has spoiled me. My friend has a Rune. I rode it and liked it and it's quicker than my Valkryie but its designed for a single rider. I want to be able to share the experience with a passenger. Also hate that Honda doesn't offer any accessories for it. The Corbin stuff is okay but I want genuine Honda equipment. A dealer in Chicago told me he'd seen a new concept Valkryie at one of the dealer shows. Said it was like nothing he'd ever seen before with the 1800cc fuel injection. I'm waiting for it anxiously because it's bound to have all the extra stuff I want with it. But even then, my 1999 Valkryie Interstate isn't going anywhere. I'd miss it too much to ever part with it. I rented a 2005 HD Heritage in Florida to ride down to the Keys with my brother-in-law on his Road King. It was fun but nothing real special. I honestly felt like I was on a mini-bike and told him so. I never realized just how massive the Valkryie is compared to other bikes until I started parking alongside them. The big 3 cylinder Triumph and and the 2050CC Kaw are massive bikes as well but don't have the elegance of the Valkryie or the Rune.


Name:
TED

My_Story

I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT MY HONDA VTX1300 RETRO.GO HONDA


Name:
Jens Bahnsen, Denmark

My_Story

I`m a valkomaniac.....i stopped looking at other bikes, they all look at mine....even H D`s....thank you, my last valkyrie.


Name:
Nick

My_Story

I fell in love with Valkyries about 4 years ago, I missed a couple opportunities during that time to purchase a Dragon. I watched the papers and EBAY, but never saw anything local. Two weeks ago April 8,2006, a 1999 Silver and Black bike I saw on EBAY, but the reserve was never reached. I called on the bike after the auction went down and inquired on the price. It was only 130 miles away with only 5400 miles on it. It was the color scheme I was looking for and the price was right. I have been riding every chance I get, almost 500 miles already. I am definitley a Valkaholic, please help, all I do is shop online for accessories.


Name:
2Tons

My_Story

Wish I'd never seen a Valkyrie. Been ridin' Harleys for some 28 years, owned 6 of em'. Back in 2000 got mad at my local HD dealer and brought me a black-on-black standard Valkyrie just to piss em' off. Figured I'd ride it one, maybe two years tops then get back on a HD when the Valk started giving me trouble. Still waitin'. Tried sittin' on a couple of HDs and they felt like bikes, real bikes with pedels and all. Just turned 80,000 on my Valk. Still waitin'. Also figured that ridin' a "Honda" Valk would keep me out of the M/C lifestyle with all its committments and attitudes and hell raisin'. I was wrong. Been a full patched member going on 4 years. Most of the club rides Harleys but I make em' ride behind me so I don't get hit by HD parts when they vibrate off. Still waitin'...........


Name:
Chris Rodriguez

My_Story

I brought my Valkyrie interstate before I had a garage to store it in.


Name:
S

My_Story


Name:
Brother John

My_Story

First bike was a TS400 Suzuki which I rode for several years on my Grandfather's farm and the 4200 acre property adjacent to his land. Rode it until I just wore it out. Gave it to a friend who rebuilt it and drove it for a few years more. Didn't ride again for quite a few years. Then my friend came by with his new CB750. Quite a bike at the time. He let me ride it when I wanted and it was such a blast. Hurt my back not long after that and wasn't sure if I'd ever get to ride again. Three years ago I started looking for something hoping to get back into the game. Looked at the BMW 1200C and drooled. Checked out a few, did not quite do it for me. Checked out a few Harleys, out of my price range and still wasn't quite right. Looked at the Vulcans, close-very close. Then started looking at Valkyries. Wow! what an awesome machine. Checked e-bay, want ads, in state-out of state. No money, just an urge. Saw an ad on e-bay not far from my office. Thought, I'll call the guy up and just ride by after work. The next day I ran over to take a peek. Oh, my goodness. A black & chrome standard with new hondaline bags, new windshield, cruise control, hiway pegs & bars, and ALL the chrome you can buy. Spotless and shining so bright it hurt my eyes. The guy had bought a new 1800 Goldwing and his wife told him he couldn't have two. He'd bought it new and it had 31000 miles. I thought he would cry. He said some guy was supposed to come by the next day. I told him I'd give him whatever he wanted to hold it until I could get to the bank the next day. I had to have that bike! He called the other guy back and told him it was sold. When I came over the next day to finish the arrangements, he also gave me all kind of goodies. A complete shop manual, a back pack, an extra set of exhaust pipes, extra set of stock rear shocks, 3 trigger wheels, extra set of front springs, and some other things. He said he wasn't going to need them anymore. I saw him a few months ago. He said he loved the Goldwing but still had withdrawal ever time he passed a Valkyrie. I can't describe what happened to me. My life has been changed forever. With back problems I decided to take a ride to see if I could take it. I contact a frind who had been trying to get me back into the game for years. He invited me to ride with him and some others. We rode for 6 hours through the Ocala Forest to a restaurant on the St. John's River. What a wonderful trip. No back problems. I was hooked!! Black Beauty has 50,000 miles and going strong. Wife won't ride much, that's ok. Found another friend who will. Maybe I'll just get rid of the wife. Keep the new friend and ride on. Sounds like a plan!


Name:
John(BEAR)

My_Story

3 years ago my SO and I broke up after a 4 year relationship Boo Hoo. We had talked about getting a bike but this put the frosting on the cake. Went out and bought my friends 99 valk. Best thing I could have done. It doesn't want much, just a twist of the throttle, doesn't talk back, except fot the roar of the exhaust. And it loves to be ridden.


Name:
Walt

My_Story

I ride a silver and black '01, bought her new. It's the best looking bike out there, in a class of its own. The Valk gets more respect from everyone no matter what they ride. But I don't how much longer I can keep her. I won't ride a dirty bike and my S/O is demanding equal time. I can't bear to think about sel..............naw never happen.


Name:
Foxstoy

My_Story

Well my story goes like this. Back 4 years ago I had a chance to own the greats machine on the road. A brand new Valkyrie Interstate black and chrome. What a beauty. Well 4 months after driving her everywhere the wife says " I want a divorce" but you should keep the bike! Well two months later she was gone. But I vowed one day I would have one again to beat my buddies on their over priced souped up HD's. Well I got that chance a month ago while shopping endlessly on Ebay and finding out Valkyies are in such demand especially the 2000 Blue/Silver I/S. Well to my surprise the dealer I bought the first one at had a Blue/Silver I/S since last fall. The day I saw here in the back row with new tires and all shined up, I knew she was going to be mine. Well its only a matter of days before I bring her home since the weather is finally getting better. There is no other bike I would trade her for. Someday when I get old I might consider a 1800 G/W but that not for many years to come. Yep I stand in the forum and say with a Big Smile on my face "I am Valkoholic"


Name:
VIKING

My_Story

I AM ........A VALKAHOLIC. MY 98 TOURER, "VAL", IS THE PERFECT CRUISER. SHE IS WHAT ALL OTHER BIKES ASPIRE TOO. THE TOTAL PACKAGE. PERFORMANCE,POWER,BEAUTY,ALL ROLLED INTO ONE. EVERY TIME THAT I GAZE UPON HER, I CAN'T HELP BUT SMILE. MANNNNNNNN, WHAT A BIKE


Name:
Chuck Dodrill

My_Story

I have had my valkrye for three years in a fit of confusion I was going to trade it for a new Harley until I test road two of them a springer retro and a deluxe. My god there is no comparison riding those Harley's after riding my Valk is like eating rice cakes compared to a delicous porterhouse steak I will never get rid of the valk!!


Name:
ironman

My_Story

valkyrie is all powerfull and she is magnificent to see,feel & touch. she appoligizes to no one. all other bikes want to be a valkyrie when they grow up. the h/d riders will never knew her but only hear her soft whisper as she blows them off the road.


Name:
hunter robinson

My_Story

Hey, I know how to get my brain to work the only thing you have to do is stick a plunger on my brain then put me in a toilet for 10 million years then when I'm dead berury me in the most darkest,most spot in the grave yard you can find and I mean it do it to me or eles you will be the one to die!!!


Name:
hunter robinson

My_Story

Hey, I know how to get my brain to work the only thing you have to do is stick a plunger on my brain then put me in a toilet for 10 million years then when I'm dead berury me in the most darkest,most spot in the grave yard you can find and I mean it do it to me or eles you will be the one to die!!!


Name:
hunter robinson

My_Story

Hey, I know how to get my brain to work the only thing you have to do is stick a plunger on my brain then put me in a toilet for 10 million years then when I'm dead berury me in the most darkest,most spot in the grave yard you can find and I mean it do it to me or eles you will be the one to die!!!


Name:
Randy Talley alias Oracle

My_Story

As with many Valkaholics I thought the Valk. was to big, too heavy, toooo much power so I bought the 1100 ACE. Great 1 person bike but when we ride together it was struggling in the Ozarks to keep up with the Big Boys. Went to the Honda dealer and dthey let me have their demo over the week-end. The weather turned cold and the wife wouldn't ride so I was forced to ride by myself. I hated the Valk. I couldn't manhandle her in the corners as I did the ACE. After about 200 miles I was going to give up when all of a sudden I opened her up and ran to 135mph. She still had a lot of throttle left and all of a sudden I found the balance point and started taking corners 20 mphs faster than my ACE and with no wheel hop, what a machine. I'm so glad I didn't give up on her because she is by far the best machine I have ever seen or owned. I refused to return her to the dealer until we had worked out the sale. Yes I am proud to admit it, I'm a Valkaholic. And there is no theraphy that can ever change you once you are bitten by the LADY.


Name:
Frank Smoak

My_Story

My name is Frank Smoak and I'm a Valkoholic! I came to this realization the morning of 7 February 2006. That morning, I rode my Valk past two perfectly good trucks, through 100 yards of ankle deep mud, slippery ruts & 1/2" or more of rain water, fully suited and prepared for Hurricaine conditions and freezing temps. Then, I turned out of my driveway and rode 20 miles to work. Why? I think I justified this reckless disregard for safety and comfort because I couldn't find one single weather related web-site that forecast 100% chance of rain. 80%? 75% even 90%. But none told me 100%. I used to go by the 40/50 rule. But 50 degrees is T-shirt weather for a Valk rider w/ Baker Air Wings. 40% chance of rain? A Valk pilot doesn't worry about such a small chance of precipitation. I'm just as finished with the days of riding like I own a V-twin as I am with the money I got when I sold my faithful Shadow 1100. Though it was a Honda, it was just too far from perfect. No! Now I know! My butts too good for anything less than perfection; VALKYRIE!!! hold on.......... Ok, I'm back. Had to run out to the shop for a minute. Had to make sure I left the heater on to keep the oil warm in the Valk. It's gonna be cold in the morning.


Name:
Wingman

My_Story

Have you ever just stood in the store and stared at this awesome piece of work. Then the sales mans interputs your fantcie by saying "have you heard her run" and as it starts you get this feeling in your gut like you found your soulmate. well i sure did shes a 99 valk and her last name changed the next morning. better then any ex wife i have. this ones the keeper


Name:
Cindy

My_Story

Had a Nomad, but occasionally rode my hubbys Valkyrie Tourer. Just bought my own 2000 standard Valk. I love them...


Name:
Bill Bates

My_Story

Last December my older brother told me that he was thinking about buying a motorcycle, and that he wanted me to buy one also so could can ride together. My first thought was; Are you nuts, we haven't ridden motorcycles together in 25 years, and that trip ended in a spectacular crash at 55 MPH. Well a couple weeks later, I found myself stopping at every bike shop that came along. I tried on every style of bike,trying to find the bike for me. I told my wife that when I sit on the bike for me, "I'll know" After much searching, I was about to give up, as I wasn't finding "THAT" bike. Then one day, my wife said "lets stop by the BMW dealer and see what they have". Ten minutes later I walked through the doors of the "Used Bike" section. There in the far back of the room, something caught my eye. I walked straight thru the store, past every other bike there to see what appeared to be literally calling out to me. She was a beautiful black and chrome standard! I climbed on her back, grasped her grips, put my feet up on her floorboards, and looked at my wife. I didn't have to say a word...she knew by the look on my face;She was the one! When I heard that engine for the first time, I was hooked, I had to have her. One year ago today, I bought my DRAGON. I have put nearly ten thousand miles on it since then, and I'm hoping to put another two hundred thousand more on her before I'm to old to ride. This past year, my older brother and his wife, my younger brother, and my wife have all bought bikes, and we get together and ride every chance we get. Our seventy six year old mother even rides with us whenever she can. I'm with all of you, I love my Valkyrie, she's my third, and last bike. There is NO other!


Name:
George Payton

My_Story

Once you've read all this you think it would be a great idea to sport a VALKOHOLIC patch.


Name:
Midnight Rider

My_Story

A Valkoholic and friggin' proud to be. I wanted one ever since I learned to ride (only 4 years ago). But I wanted to learn on smaller bikes first. So I started with a Kawasaki Eliminator (600 cc), then moved up to a BMW R1150R. Granted the Beemer is an excellent bike. However, it's not THE bike. After nearly three full seasons of "warming up" I took the plunge into the world of Valkdom. I actually tested a Harley Fat Boy to see how a big bike felt. After a vibration-and-shakes-filled 20 mile ride I knew two things: I can handle a big bike and it will NOT be a Harley. My first ride on my new Valk was pure bliss; less than one mile into it, I was hooked for life. Negotiated a price with the seller and soon was the proud owner of a 2001 Valkyrie Standard. Been able to get 1k miles a month though only have about 7 months a year to ride (northern Michigan). Her name's Bruiser and of course she turns heads. One of these days I'll have to put the passenger seat back on it--looks much better without that extra seat--so I can give the ladies a ride. Believe it or not I've looked at other bikes just out of curiosity. But the more I look elsewhere, the more I love my Valk. I can think of one ride I'd like to trade it in for: An 1800 Valk. And I'm not talking about the Rune. Not looking for a Gold Wing either; sweet machine but I like my ride to not carry all that extra gear. Are you listening to us, Honda?! Keep the Rune if you must but please give the rest of us the Valkyrie again with the 1800 cc engine. And while you're at it, bring back the V-65 Magna. Ride Safe. SEE YA!


Name:
DragonLady

My_Story

It is a 1999 black all crome out. All so it is a trike fell in love with it the day I seen it in the man grage he had it for sale and the rest is history had here for three years now and will not give her up.# VRCC 19320 onwer Mike


Name:
Kurt Strathman

My_Story

I was looking for a big cruiser. I loved my Blackbird, but I needed a chiropractor after ricing it. I found that Chanute Honda kept a good inventory of Valks and my S/O and I went down. I was looking for a Tourer. They had a few and I was Comparing them. Sherry went out to the service area to look at a purple/white standard. WHOOOOMM BLAT BLAT BLAT shook the building. Sherry was going for a test ride on this hollow mufflered bike.After a two soda wait, she came back with a grin on her face. She would let me ride her Warrior(Yamaha 107 inch twin) if I bought her this bike.I didn't have a good feeling about any of the Tourer's there, so we bought the standard and she rode it 100 miles home.(Clip-On goggles stay on at 110 and no winshield.) Well, I got to work on her Standard and ride it and we started argueing over who had to ride the Warrior. It got so bad, we sold the Warrior and my wife found a 1998 Tourer (in a barn, 16K) so I wouldn't steal hers. My Harley friends are really pissed that there are two Valks to show them up on cruises.


Name:
Pistol Pete Phillips NC.

My_Story

I had ordered a H----y in June of 1997 but no bike to be found untill that day in Oct 1997 the local Valk pusher had me "just sit on, try on, fall for" the second Valkyrie sold in Sanford. She is still with me I will never leave her


Name:
Mike in Riverside, Ca

My_Story

I got my Interstate in Feb 2001. It has seen the east coast two times and all in between. I now have 56000 on and never one minutes trouble. I could never see me riding anything else and yes I ride with HD guys and they all love my bike. If the Interstate was still in production they would buy one. I just can not understand why Honda stopped producing them.


Name:
little.fox

My_Story

Hi, fellow addicts. My name is little.fox, and I am a Valkoholic. I had just turned 50, so it was time for the midlife crisis. I told my wife, "It's either a teenage girl or a Honda Valkyrie Interstate: You choose." She said, "OK, OK, you can have a motorcycle." I searched for four months, then bought one (1999 I/S) the wrong color for more than the average retail price for the mileage it had. But at least I got to ride it 2000 miles home.


Name:
Tom in Summerville, S.C.

My_Story

"Had to Have a Harley" I purchased a 86 Sportster and thought I sooo Cool! I spent a ton of money and went to all the shops, Bought all the Harley Wear and I have to tell you, It was Never Enough!! Fact: If you buy a Harley, It is just like a million others out there unless you spend 50K to make it different. After that Puppy left me on the side of the road Three (3) times and the shift lever vibrated loose and bounced down the interstate (I looked like Frogger trying to dodge traffic so that I could put the lever back on and get it home. I sold the money pit!! (It did sell quick but then I priced it $3500.00 to get it out of my garage. I bought a VTX 1800. (Great Bike) Looks Good, & Runs like a beast. The Black Beast was a perfect replacement for the "Hardley" My wife started wanting to ride more and more and I had the opportunity to trade for a 2000 Valk. IS (Blue & Silver) I have to say.. "Without a dought, the best bike I have ever ridden. I would not trade it for any "New Harley today" It looks different, is absolutely dependable, Smooth as silk & is one Big Bad Ride. Absolute Impressive. This is one of the few times in my like that I have had something and not wanted the "Next step up" If you don't have one, your missing out. Ride Safe


Name:
dragon driver

My_Story

She is my first and she will be my last her name is Lucille and like a good woman I treat her good and she lets me ride whenever I want I love Her


Name:
dragon driver

My_Story

She is my first and she will be my last her name is Lucille and like a good woman I treat her good and she lets me ride whenever I want I love Her


Name:
Lanier

My_Story

Rode one, now own one. End of story! Best bikes out there! Love my Valkyrie


Name:
marko

My_Story

IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT AND NO GOING BACK TO MUNDANE RUN OF THE MILL RETRO,S AND PLASTIC ROCKETS


Name:
Relax

My_Story

Yes, I am a Valkoholic:) I was lokking for a little bigger bike when I was riding my V-star 1100. I was very often riding 2 up and long rides. I started reading about Roadstar, Harley, Suki etc..but there was allways one bike that come forward in all test etc I was reading, The Valk. I started reading spec for all the bikes and the Valk beats everything. I just had to have one :)


Name:
Speeedemon

My_Story

What's Brown on the outside & Crome on the inside? The UPS truck when it comes to my house!


Name:
Valk-A-Holic

My_Story

That's the funny little nickname I gave myself after getting my Valkyrie. I feel like such a dork.


Name:
TimG

My_Story

The affair started the first time we met. She sat there all by herself, a deep ebony color with a hint of eau de octane. Slowly I walked around her, whispering sweet nothings, she seductively replied with a simple "bling-bling". I knew she would be mine, but I looked away for just a moment and she was gone. I was crushed as I climbed aboard my trusty wing, I could tell she sensed something was wrong. I said nothing, but she knew there was another. Years went by, and I could not get her image out of my mind. Whenever wing and I rode together I could not stop thinking of the ebony mistress of my deepest desire. I eventually broke up with wing and did not date another two wheeled vixen for a year until....there she was! No questions asked, no hesitation, no credit for this lady, no, only cash would do. I asked her name, "Black Betty" was the throaty response, followed by a purr. Following a whirlwind day, we were united that evening at the DMV and the honeymoon continues. We now spend our time waking up early and enjoying fast rides around the lake (before the Ranger arrives) followed by breakfast at Chevron. Man, she's a beautiful phat lady and she's mine, all mine. True story. P.S. And we lived happily ever after.


Name:
David "Black Snake" Boggs

My_Story

Traded my first Valk (99' Standard) for an 02' Goldwing so my wife would be more comfortable. She rode with me for a few months then always had an excuse not to go. 25,000 miles and 22 months later I traded it in on an 03' Valkyrie. (The very last one brand new in the crate in Texas) and have NEVER regretted it. I now ride, clean, buy chrome, and pretty much think of ways to add to the beautiful machine. I just sold my KLR 650 so I could put on the Corbin beetle bags, seats and side covers. I am also toying with the idea of a 97' black and yellow paint scheme. I LOVE my Valkyrie! I also ride it to work (54 miles round trip) every day unless it is pouring rain. I still get the stares and "OOOHHH and AAHHH" when lookers see the chrome F-6 and I tell then that it really is over 8 feet long. Even Hardley guys admire the girl. The only knock they have is the quiet stock exhaust. Oh well... Ride often and ride safe. David


Name:
Amy "ValKytty" Harrison

My_Story

I fell in love on-line. A friend hooked me up with this sweet baby on the VRCC classifieds last January for only $5,500!! I set her picture as my background on my computer and told everybody at work that she was mine; I just had to go meet her. She is my beautiful black (& chrome!) Dragon. Also Fat Lady, so I guess after all these years of denying that I was 'bi' - okay, I must be 'bi' after all. I love her more everytime I sit on her - actually taking her out on the road is better than you-know-what. My kid thinks I'm crazy - until I told him about one of you that actually pulls out a lawn chair during the winter months to sit & smoke next to his - now he thinks we're all crazy! My husband doesn't know what to think; I would rather be riding, polishing, riding, talking about riding, or riding than just about anything else. I make excuses to go down to the garage early in the mornings just to see her and touch her. There aren't any 12 steps that could get me to quit this! I've put nearly 6,500 miles on her back since I got her in January (even in our Washington weather) & I don't ever intend to stop! I'm just glad you let me type this instead of having to stand up and say it - my jaw and cheeks hurt too much from grinning like a monkey! Yes, I'm a Valkoholic and proud of it!


Name:
JOHN ERSOY

My_Story

YOU MIGHT BE A CRAZY VALKAHOLIC IF YOU RIDE YOUR BELOVED 1998 BURGUNDY AND TAN VALKYRIE OFF A MOUNTAIN, AND BEFORE YOU CAN EVEN GET YOUR BROKEN LEG RESET, YOU BUY A 2000 BLACK AND GOLD ONE(PURDUE GRAD)AND THE DEALER HAS TO RIDE IT TO YOUR HOUSE BECAUSE YOU ARE IN A CAST! HAD TO PARK IT RIGHT UP FRONT, ON A HILL AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR THIS WEEK AND I THOUGHT PEOPLE WALKING BY WOULD GET WHIPLASH LOOKING AT ALL THAT CHROME. ITS GOLD AND GAUDY WITH ALL THAT CHROME AND THE BIG FLAT SIX.... IT JUST GIVES YOU GOOSEBUMPS TO SEE IT.


Name:
Larry D Smith

My_Story

I bought a99 valkyrie 5 years ago and now have 61,000 miles on it.


Name:
Larry D Smith

My_Story

I bought a99 valkyrie 5 years ago and now have 61,000 miles on it.


Name:
Larry D Smith

My_Story

I bought a99 valkyrie 5 years ago and now have 61,000 miles on it.


Name:
Larry D Smith

My_Story

I bought a99 valkyrie 5 years ago and now have 61,000 miles on it.


Name:
Gone Ridin

My_Story

I put over 53,000 miles on my 2000 Tourer. I want to retire and travel year round. I'd like a new bike but after the Valkyrie I'm spoiled. Can't buy a Yamaha Venture, can't abide the hp loss. 1800 Wings have the tech but I'd rather see them naked! I'd have to use a hacksaw on a Rune to make a Tourer out of it. What's a Valkoholic to do?


Name:
cherok (the complete story; previous version got posted before it was done)

My_Story

I've owned a motorcycle all my adult life. My freshman year in college, I bought a brand new 1971 CB750 Honda Four, a revolutionary bike at the time. The first couple months I owned it, I took it up the elevator to my dorm room at the University of Washington so as not to risk it getting wet in the Seattle rain or, worse, losing it to a thief; I couldn't afford insurance. I rode it a lot for about 10 years, including several long cross country trips. Sadly, it mostly collected dust in the garage or barn for the last twenty years. A couple years ago, I decided to take her out, put a battery and tires on it, and sell it rather than let it just die a slow death in the barn. But instead, I got hooked on riding again. I loved that 750, and thought it to be so powerful (which it was in its day). But it was old technology, and parts are becoming a concern, though it still ran great with 27,000 miles. So I sold my one-owner, 33 year old motorcycle to buy a more modern cycle, a pristine 1996 Honda Magna. Wow, was it fast! I started using it a lot to save miles on my Beemer car (I travel up and down I-5 for my work). I put 4000 miles onthe Magna in two months. Then, one sunny weekend, it happened. I was parked at a rest area when a bunch of riders pulled in, mostly on Harleys. But there was this one amazing piece of machinery...I had never seen anything like it before. It was a green Valkyrie Tourer, and it was beautiful! Having been away from bikes a long time, I had never heard of such a bike. I started surfing the web to learn as much as I could about this amazing machine. I decided that I had to have one, and started watching ebay for bikes for sale all around the country. I even bid on one on the opposite coast. As great a bike as it is, the Magna had an annoyingly short range, so it seemed I was always stopping for gas. which gave me enough justification to explain to my wife why I needed a Valkyrie. Then I found one advertised, odly enough, at a BMW Motorcycle shop only 60 miles from here. It had been traded in on a BMW, and had only 3200 miles on it. It's an all-black 1999 Interstate, and was in perfect shape. I asked to take it for a test ride, thinking it might be wise to actually ride one of these monsters before actually deciding to get one. I got on the freeway, and opened her up. WOW! I could not believe the power. I had to have it. I bought it immediately. That was exactly on year ago last week, and I now have just under 21,000 miles on it. I drive it all the time, in almost any weather the great Northwest can throw at me. I have all weather gear in the bags. I park it only when there's snow or ice on the road. My biggest fear is that I'll wear it out someday, and won't be able to get another one, though by all reports I don't have to worry about that for a long time. Dammit, Honda, why aren't you making any more of these beautiful machines? The only thing that would make me happier would be to own the red-over-black 2001 Interstate. I keep my eye open for one. Yes, I'm a Valkaholic.


Name:
cherok

My_Story

I've owned a motorcycle all my adult life. My freshman year in college, I bought a brand new 1971 CB750 Honda Four, a revolutionary bike at the time. The first couple months I owned it, I took it up the elevator to my dorm room at the University of Washington so as not to risk it getting we in the Seattle rain or, worse, losing it to a thief. I rode it a lot for about 10 years, including several long cross countrites. Sadly, it mostly collected dust in the garage or barn for the last tweny years. A couple years ago, I decided to take her out, put a battery and tires on it, and sell it rather than let it just age in the barn. But instead, I got hooked on riding again, and thought it to be so powerful. But it was old, so I sold my one owner 33 year old motorcycle to by a more modern cycle, a pristine 1996 Honda Magna. Wow, was it fast! I strarted using it a lot to save miles on my Beemer (I travel up and down I-5 for my work), and put 4000 miles on it. Then one sunny weekend it happened. I was parked at a rest area when a bunch of riders pulled in, mostl on Harleys. But there was this one amazing piece of machinery...I had never seen one before. It was a green Valkyrie Tourer, and it was beautiful. Having been away from bikes a long time, I had never heard of such a bike. I started surfing the web to learn as much as I could about this amazing machine. I had to have one, and started watching ebay for bikes for sale nearby. As great a bike as it is, the Magna had an annoyingly short range, so it seemed I was always stopping for gas. which gave me justification to consid


Name:
Kamikaze

My_Story

Hi, my name is Craig and I'm a Valkoholic! Been riding since I was 13. Started with dirt bikes, the only cycle dealership in the area was Yamaha so I always considered myself a Yamaha man, rode Yamaha Enduros until I went to college when I bought a Honda 360 with extended front forks. That bike was a POS, didn't hang onto it long, traded it and a car for a pickup. Went without a street bike until after I was married and the wife tired of riding on the back of my Yamaha 175 dirt bike. We then bought a Yamaha 850, rode that for a few years until a trip we took to the Wisconsin Dells (our first touring trip, roughly 800 miles round trip) when we got back I was beat to a pulp! Told the wife if we were ever going to do that again we needed a bike built for it so we bought an 83 Yamaha Venture. I had the Venture for about 8 years when my brother comes riding in my driveway one Saturday afternoon with his new bike, a 2000 Valkyrie I/S, he had stopped by the Harley dealership in the area just to look around and they had just taken the Valkyrie in on trade (boy did that guy screw up!), he test rode it and traded for it there on the spot! I restrained my envy and although my soul yearned to ride it my brain knew that if I did I'd never get off of it so I refused multiple offers to take it for a spin. Into the future 3 years, I have tired of having to rebuild the Venture each spring to get it ready to ride and parts are getting hard to come by so I inform my wife that it's time to look for another ride. I mention this to my brother since he now works at a Yamaha dealership and says I should buy his bike (my heart leaps into my throat!), he claims it has always been more bike than he needed and he never really felt comfortable being on "that big of a bike", he had only put 2500 miles on it in 3 years of owning it! Well, long story short, I've owned the Valkyrie for about 2 months now and almost have as many miles on it as he did in 3 years! It was like we were meant for each other, I'll never go back now! Sold the Venture to my son, he can fix it from here out!


Name:
fasterthanfastfATyaWHO

My_Story

hi, im Mitch, im a Valkoholic. Well i have been riding since i was 8. I have always had a need for speed. I started on a honda ct 70 went to a yamaha xt 250.drove a 88 mustang gt. I got so many tickets that i went to street bikes to get "the rush" . I did wheeles on my 920 virago. I rode my buddies shadow, then bought a 1100 ace. It is a nice black white 2 tone. I just had to get away from twins. My back got hurt and the vibration really was getting to me. Then I saw "her". We met on the internet, I could not eat or sleep, always looking at her jpeg. she was a 2003 black and chrome standard that lived in chicago. i live in medina, oh. How do you explain to your wife??? I went drinking with my buddy who lives in parma. I slept one hour then had him drop me off at the airport. I left at 6 and got to chicago a 6. I found a ethiopean taxi guy that had no idea where i was going. It cost as much as the plane ticket. and i still had to walk 2 miles for what was supposed to be a 15 mile trip. I got her though. late march. I got to see all the crappy weather i would have to drive back in. It started to rain and i was nervose, this was the biggest baddest bike i ever drove and my first time in chicago. I found the turnpike, though. the rain stopped, I had to tapp the high rpm. Whooops i broke the spedometer cable. Man i love this bike. I was afraid of running out of gas. so i stopped every 60 miles or so. I had to pry my frozen fingers off of the grips but i couldn't pry my smile from my face. i got back home at 7 Pm with the love of my life. Im still taking crap from my wife at what a crazy thing i did. Other people tell me "couldn't you find a bike that was closer??" Only you people understand. My ace has got to go. My phat lady dragon thing needs chrome. Thanks for having this site, i thought i was alone.


Name:
b.d.

My_Story

you couldn't give me one, but each to there own, no matter how many americans suffer.


Name:
Rach

My_Story

I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND'S VALKYRIE! BEING MY FIRST REAL RIDE ON A MOTORCYLE. I COULDN'T BELIEVE THE SPEED. I LOVE GOING ON TRIPS AND RIDING DOWN THE INTERSTATE, GIVING THE BIKERS WAVE. I ALWAYS WANT HIM TO GO FASTER AND BEAT THE OLD HARLEY'S WHEN WE RIDE WITH OUR FRIENDS. NO ONE CAN BEAT THE "DRAGON". HE BOUGHT THE DRAGON ONE FEBRUARY DAY AND PUT ON HIS COVERALLS TO BRING IT HOME - SNOW ON THE GROUND. WE HAVE BOUGHT A BOX TRAILER AND A NEW 2004 DODGE HEMI. WE HAVE A BLACK VALKYRIE AND A BLACK HEMI! OUR RECENT PURCHASE WAS A VALKYRIE HOUSE - A BUILDING FOR JUST THE VALKYRIE. KEEP IT CLEAN AND READY TO RIDE! OUR LOVE FOR THE VALKYRIE IS TO GO ON MANY TRIPS AND SEE THE WORLD AND ENJOY LIFE TOGETHER. WE ARE VALKOHOLICS! WE CHECK THE VALKYRIE SITES AND LOOK AT ALL THE VALKYRIES. I FOUND THE STORY OF THE VALKYRIE AND STARTED CALLING IT THE "DRAGON". I HAVE IT AS MY HOME PAGE. I BUY VALKYRIE MODELS AND VALKYRIE HATS. REAL WOMEN RIDE A VALKYRIE! I ALSO LOVE THE VALKYRIE BECAUSE THE DRIVER IS MY FIRST LOVE. WE WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER SINCE THE FIRST GRADE. WE FELL IN LOVE AND REALLY GOT IT TOGETHER THREE YEARS AGO. HE SAYS WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOGETHER YEARS AGO. HE IS A GREAT GUY AND OUR LOVE GROWS. OUR LOVE FOR THE DRAGON MAKES US CLOSER THAN EVER. LIFE IS GREAT - RIDE A VALKYRIE AND ENJOY IT! WE'RE GOING TO THE 2005 PADUCAH INZANE - MY FIRST BIKE SHOW.


Name:
Debi Gagermeier

My_Story

Huh......I read through the "my Story's" and could not find any women. What's up with that? I am a single, 42 year old woman who has been riding over 33 years and I LOVE MY VALKYRIE!!!! The only thing that keeps me off of her is when I hanker up and ride my Dad's Rune! I started out on Handa dirt bikes when I was 9 years old (I had just gotten the training wheels taken off my two-wheeler that summer and got my first dirt bike that fall!!!! Yea Dad!) When I was in college I was riding Yamaha's and ended up riding a 1000 Virago as my first street ride and then up graded (14 years later) to an 1100 V-Star Classic. Went to Sturgis/Yellowstone in '03 on that V-Star.....6000 miles in 16 days. But.....way back in '96 a met a guy who had just gotten a Valkyrie tourer and was getting pin stripes at a RIDER Rally I was attending in the Poconos. He actually offered me the opportuntiy to ride her....which I turned down. Thought it was a bit too much of a bike for me! BUT that bike stuck in my head.....then my Dad got back into bikes and ended up wioth a maroon/cream ride. When he saw the yellow/cream bike on Ebay he opted to give up the first Valk to me. It has been a love affair ever since. I stand 5'4" and I love hearing men make comments like, "look how she can throw that monster around", or my favorite, "Man that is one hell of a bike"....to which I always reply........"That's because I am one hell of a woman"!!!!! Valkyries ROCK!!!! debigag@hotmail.com


Name:
nathan

My_Story


Name:
the great baldini

My_Story

I am a valkoholic, it's ironic that it is olny 12 steps from here


Name:
Valkboy

My_Story

When I was in High School in the 60's I rode a Triumph. My parents didn't approve and I was finally forced to part with it. In college I first had a small 175 street bike and then a 250 Yamaha dirt bike. Opps, now a wife, kids on the way bye bye motorcycle. Thirty some years later I see a picture of the Valkyrie. Oh my, but probably more bike than I could ever use. Roll forward to 2001 kids grown, second wife who comes home one day and declares that we need to by motorcycles. See why I love this woman? I immediately look at the Valkyrie while she heads for the Harleys. She has never had a bike or even been on one outside of an MSF course three years prior. She finally decides on the Honda Spirit 750. I am in love with the Valk Standard, but who really needs that much bike. I buy a Honda Shadow 1100. The Shadow gave me many carefree happy miles and I rationalized was all the bike I would ever need. Then my wife says we need to upgrade to bigger bikes. Did I say see why I love this woman? She now rides a Sabre and I have my Valkyrie. I love the two women in my life, my wife and the Phat Lady, I will never part with either. Who needs this much bike? I DO.


Name:
Valkboy

My_Story

When I was in High School in the 60's I rode a Triumph. My parents didn't approve and I was finally forced to part with it. In college I first had a small 175 street bike and then a 250 Yamaha dirt bike. Opps, now a wife, kids on the way bye bye motorcycle. Thirty some years later I see a picture of the Valkyrie. Oh my, but probably more bike than I could ever use. Roll forward to 2001 kids grown, second wife who comes home one day and declares that we need to by motorcycles. See why I love this woman? I immediately look at the Valkyrie while she heads for the Harleys. She has never had a bike or even been on one outside of an MSF course three years prior. She finally decides on the Honda Spirit 750. I am in love with the Valk Standard, but who really needs that much bike. I buy a Honda Shadow 1100. The Shadow gave me many carefree happy miles and I rationalized was all the bike I would ever need. Then my wife says we need to upgrade to bigger bikes. Did I say see why I love this woman? She now rides a Sabre and I have my Valkyrie. I love the two women in my life, my wife and the Phat Lady, I will never part with either. Who needs this much bike? I DO.


Name:
DAVE REYNOLDS

My_Story

I'VE OWNED A BIKE ON AND OFF SINCE I WAS 19 YEARS OLD. I REALLY THOUGHT I WAS A YAMAHA KIND OF GUY SINCE I SEEMED TO END UP WITH A VIRAGO UNDER ME MOST OF THE TIME. I NEVER REALLY HAD THE H.D. URGE HIT ME, BUT I KNEW ONE DAY I'D FIND THE PERFECT RIDE EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WOULD BE. I CAN REMEMBER GOING INTO THE HONDA DEALERSHIP IN WINTER HAVEN, FL. BACK IN 98 OR 99 AND SEEING MY FIRST VALK. SITTING THERE IN THE AWESOME MANNER THAT ALL VALK OWNERS UNDERSTAND. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, THIS IS REDICULOUS PUTTING AN ENGINE LIKE THAT ON A MOTORCYCLE AND I CAN REMEMBER THINKING, WHAT KIND OF CRAZY PERSON WOULD EVER BUY SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WELL, MEET CRAZY... SEVEN YEARS AFTER SEEING MY FIRST VALK MY FRIEND FROM JAX. FL. SHOWS UP AT MY HOUSE ON ONE OF THOSE REDICULOUS BIKES. THE FIRST THING HE SAYS TO ME IS JUST SIT ON IT. THE REST IS HISTORY. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE FEEL AND FOR SOME WIERD REASON THE BIKE I THOUGHT WAS SO REDICULOUS SEVEN YEARS AGO SUDDENLY BECAME THE BIKE I HAD ALWAYS WANTED. SORT OF LIKE THE UGLY GIRL IN SCHOOL THAT IS NOW A KNOCK OUT. I LOVE MY VALKYRIE AND WILL KEEP IT AS LONG AS I AM STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD IT UPRIGHT.


Name:
Mike Brown

My_Story

My ride is an '03 1800 Gold Wing; however, purely by chance, I stumbled on a '98 Valkyrie For Sale, with 4,014 miles on the odometer,just prior to departing Perryton, TX last Sunday 3/13/05 on the "Welcome Home Ride" for Viet Nam Vets down highway 83 to Brownsville, TX. I told the gentleman I was not interested in purchasing the bike, but I would see if I could do something that would accomplish that end for him. He is asking $8,000 for the bike and it is in pristine condition, with a number of extras, including windshield, leather saddlebags, backrest/luggage. Bike is cream/yellow and has absolutely no dings, that I could see. I was told later in our ride that he is Ochiltree county commissioner, and his name is James Clark. Phone is 806/435-5256. If I were looking for a bike o/t a Gold Wing, this is one I would go after! Perryton, Texas is 7 miles from the Oklahoma border, in the NE corner of the Texas panhandle. Thought perhaps one of you Valkoholics would be interested.


Name:
Lorena

My_Story

Well, yes, I'm a Valkoholic. I admit it. I got my license in 2000 and first went out and picked up a 1982 Suzuki 750 TZ. Great bike, but somewhere along the line I saw .... the Valkyrie. I was enthralled. So, stopped at a Honda dealer with a friend, and my friend said, there is a Valk, take it for a ride. I didn't want to, because I knew what would happen. Well, suffice it to say, I took it for a ride, and by the time we left the dealership, I had bought a 1997 Black Valk. I admit, at work prior to that, I had a picture of one on the wall. I would look and daydream. I had the other bike, for all of a year and it was gone. IF you had both sitting there, which would you ride...no brainer. 3 months later was on my first road trip to North Dakota from New Mexico. What a rush. This is the last bike I will ever buy. What else is there. Nothing holds a candle nor can compare. I am a confessed and proud Valkoholic.


Name:
f6tbear

My_Story

I first saw the bike of my dream in a show room when I bought my 86 shadow 1100. She was out of my reach then one day now single and free too enjoy riding I ran into a pick up. The guy pulled out and I slamed into him like a big flyn leather bird. I was so upset that I would have beat the guy up but was on the grond tryn too catch my breath. The next week I went to the local shop n found my bike was done 9000 in damage.So my dream was ask honda if I could buy my dream,they said yes 1 month later I had my dream ride. Black and crome goddess twobros 6-6 drag pipes 6 degree trigger wheel and rejetted. I out pull all HD's in the tire pull at are local toy run roedo. I am a Valkholic and wouldnt have it any other way


Name:
Ron Alford

My_Story

You might be a Valkoholic if while cruising along the interstate at 75 or so and a pack of crotch rockets come buzzing by and you just can't resist the impulse to get in the mix of things and show off the Dragon's power.They always seem to get confused when the monster torques by them, at least up to 125 or so.Hey, it's fun to see if they'll use that power they are riding on.Some will and some won't!!


Name:
Gerry Paxson

My_Story

I rode a valk that a freind bought and had to have one as soon as i could get my hands on one. A V-Twin seems like a moped in comparison. I have 6 drag pipes without baffles and the carbs fattend up and i make music that has all the Harley people running for cover. If all my purchases made me as happy as my Valk my life wouldd be complete. I dream of the day when someone over at Honda wakes up and realizes that they have most of the parts on the shelf to build the 1800 Valkyrie that customers would flock to. If anyone from Honda needs some pointers from the buying public i'd be eager to help. For now i'll simply have to enjoy the best bike I have ever ridden,,,my VALKYRIE.....


Name:
zeke

My_Story

there is nothing more to say except, what the hell is wrong with HONDA ?


Name:
Lee Carver

My_Story

I have owned 2 Harleys, Sportster, Heritage Softail,, 2 BSA's Triumph Trident, several Hondas... but my 1998 Valkyrie is the Biggest attention getter I have EVER Ridden.. every time I stop someone wuill comment on what kind of motorcycle is this.. I NEVER recieved this kind of attention on any of my other bikes.. Even the Harleys,,, lol... Lee Carver.


Name:
Dennis

My_Story

I just recently seperated from my wife, a month before we closed escrow on our house I found a '97 tourer seating all alone in the back of a Yamaha shop, it was love at first site. I put a deposit on it and the day my un-wife and I moved out of our house I went and picked it up. One of the best things was it was setup for solo riding. The best thing that can out of the seperation was my VALKYRIE!


Name:
Tim

My_Story

Hi. My name is Tim and I'm a Valkaholic! It all started when I bought a 1976 Harley off of Ebay. It was a basket case and I spent the next year completely restoring and customizing it. When I was finished, I had to take it to a dealer or shop to have the Maryland inspection done so I could get tags. Well, the nearest shop was my friendly neighborhood Honda dealer. So I took the bike to the dealer, and while I was waiting for them to do the inspection I went into the showroom to look at (and laugh at) all the pretty little Hondas. Then I saw it/her/him, sitting in the middle of the showroom floor shining like a new diamond. My first response was, "What the f*** is that!?!?! That thing makes my Harley look like a mo-ped!" I was hooked from that point on. I couldn't afford to buy another bike at that time (and stay married), so I continued to ride my Harley for the next year when a saw a '98 Tourer for sale with only 5K mile on it. I drove to North Carolina and trailered her home! My Harley has been collecting dust in my garage ever since, because it can't even come CLOSE to my Valk! There are very few time in life when reality exceeds your expectations. My Valkyrie has proven to be one of those experiences. Anybody want a Harley cheap? Tim


Name:
Ron "Tripod" McLemore

My_Story

Hi, my name is Ron and I'm a Valkaholic.I love my 1997 Standard/Lehman trike so much that I just got a 2001 I/S Motor Trike to keep it company in the garage.


Name:
Coyote

My_Story

In early 03 I had some wiring issues, of my own fault with my 94 Aspencade told the wife I was taking a ride and if it blew one more fuse it was gone. I found her at a Honda dealership in Nampa, Idaho...........love at first sight...something about a naked bike just turns my crank. The love affair continues...


Name:
sixpack

My_Story

black beauty a beautiful thing,to ride her you really have to cling,black beauty a powerfull thing, six cylinders makes her an awsome thing,black beauty and her gentle stride,nothing can compare with a valkyrie ride


Name:
sixpack

My_Story

black beauty a beautiful thing,to ride her you really have to cling,black beauty a powerfull thing, six cylinders makes her an awsome thing,black beauty and her gentle stride,nothing can compare with a valkyrie ride


Name:
Dolor Danubio da Silva

My_Story

Valkoholic Friends, We bought our Valkyrie in 99 and we already rode more than 130.000 miles. With my wife we went from Brazil to Ushuaia, in Argentina and from there to Prudhoe Bay, in Alaska. Now we are living in the United States, trying to study English at UCRiverside, in California, with our Valkyrie. We love our Valkyrie. Best regards Dolor and Angela www.angel.com.br


Name:
Dolor Danubio da Silva

My_Story

Valkoholic Friends, We bought our Valkyrie in 99 and we already rode more than 130.000 miles. With my wife we went from Brazil to Ushuaia, in Argentina and from there to Prudhoe Bay, in Alaska. Now we are living in the United States, trying to study English at UCRiverside, in California, with our Valkyrie. We love our Valkyrie. Best regards Dolor and Angela www.angel.com.br


Name:
James

My_Story

i went in the honda dealer here to buy oil for oil change on my honda ace 1100 they had a valkyrie sitting on the show room floor instead of oil i traded in my 1100 and came out with the valkyrie, i have wanted a valkyrie for years, i added 6 degree trigger wheel and car tire. we are traveling right now but i cant wait to get home, i have a friend that has a big dog bike i cant wait to get home and get a piece of that big dog.


Name:
peter craig

My_Story

Live in Queensland,Australia. Bought the valky in 2002 after test riding a vtx and swapped over to the valk after the first corner. I've had it flamed from the front guard to the rear + lots of chrome.Damn I love this machine.


Name:
Wood

My_Story

june 2003.rode 350 miles to americade on a 2001 spirit 750.trying to keep pace with 2 friends 1 on a wing and 1 on a vtx.by the time we got to lake george my legs were numb and my teeth were vibrated loose.I swore never again,1 week after i got back i rode the 750 to my dealer to see what kind of trade I could get on a vtx retro.I walked in the door and it was all over,there sat a black 03 standard .It was love at first sight ,4 hours later I was ridin my new baby home.what a rush.Needless to I now have no problem keeping up with my buddies.


Name:
Larry Hunt

My_Story

I have always wanted to have the badest bike on the block and when I found one valkyrie Interstate I just had to have it at all cost. After 2 years wow what a ride and Harley rides stay back. They Know what this bike will do I just love it and after rideing from colorado to dallas TX. I Love this Bike Honda Valkyrie Rules for ever.


Name:
Joe Quinn

My_Story

One day while the wife was surfing EBAY she was checking out the bike section and I happened to walk past and look at the screen and it was at this point that I lost my mind!! which by the way the wife will confirm! There on the screen was the most masculine (ie muscle bike ) I had ever seen and I started babbling inchoherent things like you start packing and I will go to the bank and e-mail the owner and tell him we are on the way. Which I might add was in Dallas Texas and we live in Virginia!!do you see where i am going yet? The obedient wife did as she was bid and to make a long story short we hooked up the trailer and did a three day whirl wind trip to Dallas TX and I now the bike of my dreams owns me! The beast is a 2000 red and black,with a solo corbin seat and shorter handle bars,Cobra exhaust and mega amounts of chrome,with Venom tires as well as a beautiful Areomach chrome seat rail and (OOPS Iam babbling again!)I think that if you looked up the word (Valkoholic You just might find my picture there )


Name:
little nasty

My_Story

hey i was wondering would it hurt to take the mufflers off of a 2002 vulcan 500 and just run straight head pipes?


Name:
Suzanne Callahan

My_Story

Could it be the bike? Man accused of lewdness UNADILLA — Casey J. Callahan, 38, of Unadilla was arrested on two counts of public lewdness, a misdemeanor, Wednesday, state police in Sidney said. Callahan's arrest was related to incidents in April and May at the Red Barrel store in Unadilla, troopers said. Callahan was ticketed and was scheduled to appear in Unadilla town court Wednesday. http://www.thedailystar.com/news/stories/2004/07/10/brfs.html


Name:
Texas Ranger

My_Story

Hey Moondog, I've got a 96 1200 sportster custom with 13000 miles showroom condition and can't sell it, no one wants to pay resale value. I'll be more than happy to sell it to you. Meanwhile I bought a 99 I/S so my wife can enjoy a ride too. Love the Valk no comparison between it and the HD. There isn't a Harley made that will compare to it in any way. Wish I had bought the Valk first so I wouldn't have the HD taking up space!!


Name:
JBock59

My_Story

I was riding a big V-twin in the spring of 2002 when a friend of mine asked what I would sell it to him for. As I hadn't planned on selling this bike I quoted him a price which provided me with a tidy profit. The next day he showed up and handed me the money. Shocked, I just signed the title over and was instantly bikeless. Times were tight financially for me so I was going to remain bikeless until I could afford what I wanted. This dream bike was a Harley. Whithin two weeks of parting with the other metric V-twin I came across a great deal on a 1999 Beautiful Black Valk Interstate. I bought it, never having ridden one, figuring on turning it for a quick profit. My wife and I got on the interstate for our maiden voyage which turned out to be a quick 100 miles. At this point my wife says "This bike is here to stay. I have since given her a corbin dual tourer seat and a set of cobra six in six pipes. Yes! I'm Hooked!


Name:
elvis gratton

My_Story

hi realistic biker,(might be a virtual biker), bet you never drive a valk?? do that and talk after... p.s. do that only if you have money to buy one,if not you're done man...believe me.


Name:
Realistic Biker

My_Story

Dragon Rider Boy, Man....get a grip! It's only you imagining this is happening. Yes the Valc. i9s a nice road bike, but it isn't the bomb. Your gushing in the mirror man, please get a grip before even the dog leaves you. It's a bike, just like all the others. Sorry to blow your skirt up.


Name:
Dragon Rider

My_Story

Believe it or not, I had no idea what I bought, when I bought the Valkyrie. But after I bought it, I could'nt stop finding out more about it. And what I could do to make it look and perform better. I am now the envy of the entire town.


Name:
Dragon Rider

My_Story

Believe it or not, I had no idea what I bought, when I bought the Valkyrie. But after I bought it, I could'nt stop finding out more about it. And what I could do to make it look and preform better. I am now the envy of the entire town.


Name:
redneck & hollywood

My_Story

we are valkaholics! 3 years ago we bought an 1989 honda cm400c from a guy,rode it, took it down, customized it,( inc. custom leather seat & backrest). 2 years ago, we won a 2002 hd buell blast @ a poker run,thought the dealer would let us use it for a trade in on an electra glide,but he just laughed at us for being soooo dumb! we sold the buell for $2000.00( not too shabby for only spending $3.00 for the ticket and $450 ttl!) and went bike shopping. after several shops,harley,yamaha, etc. we went to plano honda, and there she was, a full dressed black and turquoise 1998 valk! my husband test rode it and came back grinning from ear to ear! of course, with 2 grand down on an 8 grand bike, they turned us down, so we asked if they had a new one on the showroom floor. they did, we signed, and put 300 miles on that gal the first weekend. we just tripped 14500, and we'll never own anything but a valk. in a couple years(or sooner if we can get a deal we can't refuse, we'll buy one to chop and customize. thanks for the space ! keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up!


Name:
redneck & hollywood

My_Story

we are valkaholics! 3 years ago we bought an 1989 honda cm400c from a guy,rode it, took it down, customized it,( inc. custom leather seat & backrest). 2 years ago, we won a 2002 hd buell blast @ a poker run,thought the dealer would let us use it for a trade in on an electra glide,but he just laughed at us for being soooo dumb! we sold the buell for $2000.00( not too shabby for only spending $3.00 for the ticket and $450 ttl!) and went bike shopping. after several shops,harley,yamaha, etc. we went to plano honda, and there she was, a full dressed black and turquoise 1998 valk! my husband test rode it and came back grinning from ear to ear! of course, with 2 grand down on an 8 grand bike, they turned us down, so we asked if they had a new one on the showroom floor. they did, we signed, and put 300 miles on that gal the first weekend. we just tripped 14500, and we'll never own anything but a valk. in a couple years(or sooner if we can get a deal we can't refuse, we'll but one to chop and customize. thanks for the space ! keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up!


Name:
redneck & hollywood

My_Story

we are valkaholics! 3 years ago we bought an 1989 honda cm400c from a guy,rode it, took it down, customized it,( inc. custom leather seat & backrest). 2 years ago, we won a 2002 hd buell blat @ a poker run,thought the dealer would let us use it for a trade in on an electr glide,but he just laughed at us for being soooo dumb! we sold the buell for $2000.00( not too shabby for only spending $3.00 for the ticket and $450 ttl!) and went bike shopping. after several shops,harley,yamaha, etc. we went to plano honda, and there she was, a full dressed black and turquoise 1998 valk! my husband test rode it and came back grinning from ear to ear! of course, with 2 grand down on an 8 grand bike, they turned us down, so we asked if they had a new one on the showroom floor. they did, we signed, and put 300 miles on that gal the first weekend. we just tripped 14500, and we'll never own anything but a valk. in a couple years(or sooner if we can get a deal we can't refuse, we'll but one to chop and customize. thanks for the space ! keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up!


Name:
redneck & hollywood

My_Story

we are valkaholics! 3 years ago we bought an 1989 honda cm400c from a guy,rode it, tokk it down, customized it,( inc. custom leather seat & backrest). 2 years ago, we won a 2002 hd buell blat @ a poker run,thought the dealer would let us use it for a trade in on an electr glide,but he just laughed at us for being soooo dumb! we sold the buell for $2000.00( not too shabby for only spending $3.00 for the ticket and $450 ttl!) and went bike shopping. after several shops,harley,yamaha, etc. we went to plano honda, and there she was, a full dressed black and turquoise 1998 valk! my husband test rode it and came back grinning from ear to ear! of course, with 2 grand down on an 8 grand bike, they turned us down, so we asked if they had a new one on the showroom floor. they did, we signed, and put 300 miles on that gal the first weekend. we just tripped 14500, and we'll never own anything but a valk. in a couple years(or sooner if we can get a deal we can't refuse, we'll but one to chop and customize. thanks for the space ! keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up!


Name:
hollywood & redneck

My_Story

we are valkaholics.3 years ago, we bought a 89 honda cm400c off a guy,rode it, took it down, and redid the whole thing(inc. custom leather seats).2 years ago, we won a hd buell blast @ a poker run,thought we could trade it for an electra glide, but the dealer just laughed at us for being so silly. so we took the new buell, sold it for 2 grand and went bike shopping. after looking @ several different bikes, we went to plano honda and there she was,a full dress black and turquoise green for $8,0000. when my husband test rode it, he came back grinning from ear to ear! of course, they wouldn't finance it(not enough risk) so we asked if they had any 2003 in the showroom. they did, we signed, the papers,rode out of there and put 300 miles on it the first weekend.then we cut off the mufflers,welded 4 inch turn out stacks to it, and now we can not only out run a hd, we can't even hear them! no one wants to ride behind us either! we are planning to buy a used one in a couple years, so we can chop it and customize it!thanks for letting us share!keep the rubber side down, and the shiny side up!


Name:
Ol Sober

My_Story

I bought my Valk in September of 2000 for my 50th birthday. I've spent many hours sitting in a lawn chair just outside my garage bonding with Vicky (her name). Over 3 years of riding, I put 33,000 miles on her with no mechanical problems at all, (replaced the headlight twice) only tires and breaks. I've been activated with the Army Reserve, and now reside in Baghdad Iraq. I'm hoping I'll be home before next winter, to allow me to rebond with Vicky. Right now I'm having withdrawal pains. Nothing a few hundred miles of riding won't cure.


Name:
SKULL

My_Story

Well I fell in love with an old Honda GL1000 Goldwing back in '78 and rode that along many Australian roads for a few years. Had a bad prang and ended off bikes for around 12 years. Still loved Goldwings. So Six years back, bought a 1993 GL1500 Aspencade and Oh Mamma! Spent more great days on some awesome roads. Whilst I loved my Goldwing, I kept running into people with permanent grins on their faces riding Valkyries. I always loved the look of a Valk and one bloke said to me. 'Hey Skull - go for a ride on my beast!' Well I did just that and after my love affair with the Goldwings, I simply went out and bought a 2001 Valkyrie. I kept my 'Wing - it's in the shed, but my new love takes pride of place. I love it. Done nearly 5,000 miles on it since Christmas. I ride with a few other blokes, most of who have Harley's, Roadstars or nice new BMW's, but when we all pull up on the sidewalk for a coffee. Guess who gets most of the attention? My Harley mates can't handle it. Tomorrow - The Beast is off on a Poker Run with a bunch of HOG owners. Can't wait for the comments when the beast burbbles up beside them and the heads start turning. I just love my beast to bits. (Still like the Goldwing. After all they're still related - but jeez what a difference between the two)......


Name:
syankee

My_Story

ive gone from a wing to a I/S back to a wing and now own a standard dressed like a tourer.and yes i spend alot of time on the valk ads.that how i stol--- bought my valk.goin to be nown as the dragon master.hopr to see you at valk ralleys


Name:
Moondog

My_Story

You all are a bunch of rice burnin commies at least hogs hold there value


Name:
Chuck..aka..Jitterbug

My_Story

Hello...my name is Chuck..and yes i am a Valkoholic. Thanks to a good friend of mine.He and I played in the dirt alot with quad's then one day he shows up with a Big Bad Valk. He told me that I need to get out of the dirt and on to the asphalt, man his big bad fat lady was looking good.(black + silver) yeah the faster one...he..he. So anyhow we go out looking for a bike for me and see a black and red interstate..no didn't like it looked to big then I saw a 1100 Shadow.. man I liked it so I had to have it. So I bought it, got on the bike, and within 4 miles of the dealer I knew that the Shadow was too small for me, so I rode it for a few months..as my buddie was kickin my butt every time we went out for a ride. I figured it was time to do something about it, started to look around for a fat lady didn't take me long to find her.....oh yeah baby a 99 black + silver looked bad to the bone, traded in the Shadow for her..man I have had so much fun with her. My buddie hasn't had to wait for me up the road either. I've been right on his foot peg ever since. Been a couple of times down to the Honda Hoot what a Great time the people and the best riding I've ever experienced. Over the winter I tore her down, cleaned her up, and did some maintainance and now looking forward to another great season of riding oh yeah and back down to the Hoot....So I have to go.. gotta take a good long look at my Valk out in the garage,talking about her makes me want to go out and shine up on her some more.....later


Name:
Bob Jackson

My_Story

( England) After many wasted years of not having a motorcycle. A couple of years ago I go to our local store and see an 1100 Goldwing parked outside,had to find the owner. I see an elderly guy dressed in leathers - it must be him- it was, we chat, he loves his wing, and persuades me that I need one, says it keeps you young. He's right. I book in for motorcycle riding lessons,take my test, and pass. I'm 59 years old. I get myself an '86 1200 Aspencade. Love it so much. Then after some months I spot a Valk - wow! thats's some machine! The Goldwing love affair is over. Got to get a Valk. Cruise the web, and find a decent looking '99 black and orange beauty with only 4000 miles on her. Got a good price for my Wing, and the black beauty is all mine! What a superb machine, and looks just like new. Got set up with excellent German saddle bags, and ready to go. I'm sure this bike will satisfy me for many years to come. Roll on summer!


Name:
elvis gratton

My_Story

i dreamed for years about bying a valk. last august i bought a gl 1200 '84 in the meantime waiting to have more money for the real thing!!! (no money,sign for 18 month!!!). in october, i heard that they won't be anymore valk,replacing it by big bad rune!!!! PANIC... in march,after bad dream for few month, i bough a '98 valk tourer,(while there still good bike on used market),but still no money,(sign for 5 years) now got 2 bikes. what the f... happening in my little crazy insane head!!!!. i feel like i was 10 years old when i get my 1 st bicycle.(i,m 50). LIFE'S UNEXPECTED,LET'S EAT DESERT FIRST..


Name:
E. S. Lewis

My_Story

I was a Valkoholic. Until someone stole her from me right from in front of my house dec 8,'03. she was very, very, good to me. We had gone on a 1000 mile saddlesore from el Paso, Tx. to Trindad, Co. in less than 24 hours. This was just one of the many rides we had taken together. So if anyone has seen her would you please call me or email me so that I may return to the road for continued adventure. She truly is more than a bike, she is an adventure. She is or was black and orange, two saddlebags, cruise control, soft chrome and black handles, a clock between the handle bars, six drag pipes(three on each side), tassles on hand grips, black bib with accessory pouche, wide highway pegs, and wide floor boards, chrome oil filter and oil cap. The license plate # is TX 525-D4H. I'm also a member of VRCC# 19188. You can email me at dascythe26@netzero.com. thanks for your help fellow F6riders. I hope to rejoin you on the rode soon. Until then, I remain in mourning until she has come back to me or until I at lease have closure about her whereabouts.


Name:
E. S. Lewis

My_Story

I was a Valkoholic. Until someone stole her from me right from in front of my house dec 8,'03. she was very, very, good to me. We had gone on a 1000 mile saddlesore from el Paso, Tx. to Trindad, Co. in less than 24 hours. This was just one of the many rides we had taken together. So if anyone has seen her would you please call me or email me so that I may return to the road for continued adventure. She truly is more than a bike, she is an adventure. She is or was black and orange, two saddlebags, cruise control, soft chrome and black handles, a clock between the handle bars, six drag pipes(three on each side), tassles on hand grips, black bib with accessory pouche, wide highway pegs, and wide floor boards, chrome oil filter and oil cap. The license plate # is TX 525-D4H. I'm also a member of VRCC# 19188. You can email me at dascythe26@netzero.com. thanks for your help fellow F6riders. I hope to rejoin you on the rode soon. Until then, I remain in mourning until she has come back to me or until I at lease have closure about her whereabouts.


Name:
Eddie CASEY

My_Story

I HAD BEEN AWAY FROM RIDING FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS,SO IN 2000,I BOUGHT A RED AND BLACK VT 1100 TO GET MY RIDING SKILLS BACK IN ORDER. oN THAT DAY I SAW THIS BEAUTIFUL RED AND BLACK VALKYRIE INTERSTATE AT THE DEALERSHIP WHERE I GOT THE 11OO. ALMOST A YEAR TO THE VERY DAY I TRADED THE 1100 FOR A 2000 VALKYRIE TOURER,IT WAS GORGEOUS. TEN DAYS LATER A LADY PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF ME AND I TOTALLED OUT THE BLACK BEAUTY AND I FLEW OVER THE CAR. I WAS HURT BUT MORE PISSED THAN ANYTHING.SO I GO BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP FROM WHICH I BOUGHT THE TOURER AND FOUND THAT ANOTHER BIKE LIKE THAT COULD NOT BE FOUND.SO I WENT BACK TO WHERE I FIRST SAW THE RED AND BLACK INTERSTATE AND LOW AND BEHOLD IT WAS STILL THERE AS IF IT HAD BEEN WAITING FOR ME ALL ALONG.I'VE HAD THIS BIKE FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS NOW AND I WOULDN'T BE SATIFIED WITH ANYTHING ELSE.I HAVE TAKEN MY BIKE TO ALOT OF SHOWS AND WON ALOT OF TROPHIES WITH IT. MY BIKE IS A REAL ATTENTION GETTER AND I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY!!!!


Name:
Z-man

My_Story

I feel I owe her something so she is now in pieces for a custom paint job, she will thank me for it this summer!


Name:
Z-man

My_Story

I've had a katana a.k.a. "can of tuna", but then i moved on to hondas, I've had CBR900RR and a CBR929RR, loved them both...but when I graduated to my Valkyrie Interstate, I thought I was the luckiest guy in the world. I've taken trips out of state and did not have to go into traction when I arrrived! I will always be a Valkyrie owner!!


Name:
Fireman

My_Story

My wife is screaming abotu it being Christmas and how we should go on a vacation... I say..where are your priorities lady???... I just bought you a comfy new custom seat for the Valkrie...I did it just for her...I swear...I am so giving....ok so it was $750 that we could have used to go to the beach for a week... A WEEK I say.. is that all?...Now you can ride on the tail end of the Valk for years to come in comfort!!...why is it so hard fo rher to understand lifes basic nessesities!....And can you belive teh fit she threw when I installed a extra heat vent in the garage so my Valk would stay toast warm this winter!...you would have thought I was wasting money or something!...My goodness...the Valk is like family.. I mean it was that or story her in her family room!..Who has the problem here?...NOT ME!!!!


Name:
GEORGE

My_Story

Even on days when the weather just won't let me ride I'll open a lawnchair and sit in the garage to read my paper and puff a cigar just to be with HER for awhile. OF COURSE SHE'S ALREADY POLISHED!


Name:
VALKYRIE DAVE

My_Story

I've been Riding for 32 years and I Love HONDAS. So when I looked for the Ultimate Bike It was A NO BRAINER VALKYRIE WHAT ELSE.


Name:
Lonewolf

My_Story

July of 2000, I was driving my '83 1100 'Wing out of Yellowstone Nat’l Park when I had a "run-in" with a crazy woman in a mini-van. She totaled my Gold Wing. That night almost made me want to quit riding, I would start to feel uneasy when I made myself try to ride again. I had been looking at Valk's since before my accident and they kept calling to me. The next spring I looked at one in a Honda store and they let me take it for a ride. WOW what a BIKE! That ride on that Valk cured me from any uncertainties I had about riding again. One month later I had my 2001, Black & Beige Valkyrie Interstate and will never give her up. I have given thought to the Rune, but only as a second bike. I am Lonewolf and I am a Valkoholic and proud of it!


Name:
SLOSue

My_Story

I'd been riding for about 2 years (V-Twin) and decided I wanted something smoother, so I wasn't numb after riding a few hundred miles. I had a good friend with a Valk, but it really wasn't on my short list............until I saw this Yellow and Cream beauty at the dealership. It was so clean I fiigured it was out of my price range. Jump ahead 3 weeks. Stopped by the dealership with a friend, just to see if she was still there. Yes. He asked the year and price...... in my range afterall........ long story short.....called the hubs, and went back and bought her. 3 months and 7,000 miles later................ What can I say......You all have Valks.....you already know!


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Name:
ROCKY

My_Story

Went to the dealership to buy a helmet to go with my 78 wing(black). As I walked out a shine caught my eye... There sitting in the lot was a 1997 green and creem Tourer. Since it was near the service department door, I thought it was being serviced. But I thought "Man THAT'S a sweet bike". Two weeks later it showed up on their web site for sale, "Used, 15000 mi., ready to ride cross country", or so the ad said. I was bitten. Had to see it. Had to test ride it. Had to test ride it again 10 minutes later (dealer smiling like the cat that ate the canary by this time...). What are you asking for it... What's your rock bottom price... SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It now sits in my garage safe and sound waiting to ride.... Rode it to the big HD 100th celebration party.... We looked GOOD.... (;-} Valkoholic (VRCC)#19732........


Name:
800man

My_Story

Waiting on my money to come in. I drool everytime I look at a Valkyrie. Got my wife wanting me to get one so she doesn't have to hear why I need this bike. David (800man)


Name:
Juanito

My_Story

I decided to buy a bike after 20 years of not riding, but always dreaming. Looked at all the Twins sold in Europe, also all the HDs. When I found my 97 Valk, I looked no more!!! I CONFESS I'M A VALKOHOLIC.


Name:
towboater

My_Story

After I bought my Valkyrie I found out what is was like to pull a 10% mountain grade with 400lbs. of happy riders in 5th gear at 35mph with no noise or engine strain. (I did'nt know there were birds in them thar hills).


Name:
Snake

My_Story

Well I BOUGHT MY BIKE,NO I SHOULD SAY MY BIKE GOT ME JUST OVER 4 YEARS AGO AND HAS TAKEN ME OVER 52000 MILES SINCE. Now I don,t know or have any idea where it will have me go in the future. However I do know it will take me thwere and back. Snake


Name:
TOPCAT

My_Story

My story started 40 years ago with my first bike a 61 BSA 650 custom a good ride and it would fly up the hills of Point Richmond & El Sobrante Ca. a few years later I purched a 66 BSA Hornut that was a fast bike in 1966 but it tossed me off and broke my wrist so I parked it in the back of the barn still have it.then I cought the HD bug and fell in love with a strate leg hard tail shovel head wide glide I thought it was the best, but it would let me down when I need it most in the middle of the night I would have to walk home with the black leather an bike boots it was a bitch. sold the bitch to a friend who wanted it bad he got run over pushing it a year later. I was riding a 81 yamaha maxima 4cyl. a few years (with a full face helmet so my bros wouln't see me) then I walked into a honda shop and saw BIG BURTHA she was big and black and smooth I kept going back to sit on her it was November in 1997 the dealer let me take her for a ride. when I got back I had to have her and I've been so pleased since I love the smoothe and fast and quite ride no vibration and eats harleys why would anybody want to make her louder so been on all the roads in North Cal and Or. I feel its the last bike I will have but the Rune ???????????????


Name:
Rubie Providence Ky.

My_Story

Hi My hubby Tommy and I have a Valk Chromed out. Itis beautiful it is hunter green and creme. We have had it three years and have ridden it all over the place. It is a Great stress reliever and we have seen some beautiful sites on our trips. We have aMustang seat and it is GREAT for the butt. We just got back a couple of weeks from The Great Smokies and stopped in Magie Valley at the Wheels of Time, if u get a chance go check it out. We would' nt take a farm in Texas for our Valk and when it gets old we will have another one, because they don't wear out Thanks Rubie from the hills of Ky....


Name:
Bill Robinson

My_Story

You might be a Valoholic if you spend more time washing your Valky than you do your self.


Name:
Bruce

My_Story

Bought my 2000 Valk from a guy who bowed to peer pressure of his HD friends so he would "fit" in. Now he spends time wrenching on his new HD to keep it running. He kicks himself as often as he kicks his HD. For me....I a like to ride, isn't that what a biker does? Long live Honda! Keep up the good work. P.S. I'm a vet too so don't associate Harleys with vets, they are two separate worlds.


Name:
HARRY CALLAHAN

My_Story

i cant leave my bike alone.first it was aftermarket lights then windshield.from there things got ugly, cams,car tires headwork,exhaust, and now thinking about blowers and nos.i cant leave the thing alone


Name:
John

My_Story

I bought my Valk in April and just rooled 8000km so far this year.Its a 2000 standard and its the best MC on the planet!!!!


Name:
Joe

My_Story

I bought a 98 tourer off the showroom floor, green and black. Finally, after five years I'm considering another bike. Well, in addition to the valk, of course. ;-) My name is Joe, and I'm a valkoholic.


Name:
ron brandberg

My_Story

i have a 3 wheeler kz 900 kaw. 73 its faster than hell. to put it mild. totaly custom. it will do 143 mph. in les than 30 sec. thats before i got ahold of it .and really tricked out the suspention.now i got two find a place to test it.oregon sand fest. mybe. wish me luck!


Name:
Tomkat

My_Story

Believe it or not , the last bike I owned before my Valk was a 1980 Honda ZR50 when I was 7 years old. I looked at the Shadow and decided on the Valk. You should have seen the look on the License Examiners face when I rode my Valk to test on. (I passed first time)I am a Valkaholic.


Name:
bob

My_Story

Hi, my name is bob and I live in bob's country kitchen. Sorry! just thought that everyone could use a joke.


Name:
JunkYard Dog

My_Story

Got tired of MY V-TWIN IN THE SHOP,at first I thought what am I doing but after a year of haveing my Valk. I got on a new V-twin (same model) and couldn't believe it "NO WAY",I'm so spoiled riding my Valk I may never own anything else ????? One thing for sure it's going to have to be one h#ll of a replacement before I walk away from this Bike. My names the JunkYardDog and I'm A Valkoholic.


Name:
Jackman

My_Story

I downloaded Cycle Trader and looked at every Valkyrie on the site. I owned a 1500 Vulcan. I put pictures of ones I would buy on file. I bought Cycle trader and my wife called it my wish book. I went to a dealer to look at Valkyries and they had a Tourer that was burgandy and cream. The dream bike I had on file.I bought it the same day and drove it home. My wife flipped out. Ahahahahahahahahahahhah!


Name:
Al - Florida

My_Story

I was going to buy a VTX but my wife LIKED the Valkyrie better! and as all you married men know... what the wife says, goes! OK honey... aww shucks... we'll get the Valkyrie... The jig was up because I had a wide grin on my face.


Name:
Snake

My_Story

Before I brought my Valkrie I was a down ridden soul, Now I am a better man looking for all the rideing I can get and all the women that goes with the Valkrie. It has made me think I am a young stud again and has made me feel alive again. It is the first thing I say Hello to in the morning and the last thing I say good night to.(except the lucky woman who might love it also )


Name:
stone dog

My_Story

I bought a honda 1986 xr350r for 350 bucks and cant find any other bike the same cc and year


Name:
stone dog

My_Story

I bought a honda 1986 xr350r for 350 bucks and cant find any other bike the same cc and year


Name:
Terry H

My_Story

I Have had a 1500 wing for years, needed to spice things up a bit, so went shopping started looking at Valks, then Harleys, Yamahas, Kawasakis, harleys. Then I took one last look at the valk, and told the wife that i would settle for nothing less bought a 2000 valk tourer absolutely elated and so glad I didnt settle for the HD. Still have the wing for the Loooong hauls, may trike it for the wife???


Name:
Tim G

My_Story

Being over 50 I have owned 38 bikes and this spring I bought a mint 97 black and yellow. When I picked it up I rode home down a road of bends and weaves and this has to be the most satisfying ride I have ever had. Power to spare and nimble. The chrome everywhere just screams look at me and when the teenagers wave while you go by well it is like a fever. I guess I have the sickness now...Told my wife-this will be the last bike I ever buy- I hope I never loose this feeling and one day die with a smile on my face!


Name:
BOB IN ILLINOIS

My_Story

I BOUGHT A 2001 VALK LAST YEAR. I AM OUT OF A JOB. I AM HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING ONE NOW. I HAVE NO MONEY COMING IN. I WILL NOT GET RID OF MY VALK. I AM MAKING PAYMENTS ON IT. I BOUGHT THE ULTIMATE SEAT SET- LEATHER- 760 BUCKS. I HAVE AN OLD BEAT UP FORD RANGER. I AM CONSTANTLY ADDING LIITLE GOODIES TO MY VALK. I AM VERY HAPPY. WITHOUT MY VALK, LIFE WOULD SUCK. I HAD TO TAKE OUT A LOT OF MY 401K MONEY TO SURVIVE. I WILL NEVER GET RID OF THIS BIKE. I HAVE THE VERY LARGE VRCC PATCH ON MY JEAN COAT. I PROUDLY WEAR IT ALL OVER-- ESPECIALLY AT ALL THE BADASS HARLEY BARS IN CHICAGO. I AM RESPECTED BY ALL THOSE BADASS DUDES. I WILL GET OVER THIS LOW TIME IN MY LIFE AND I WILL COMEBACK JOYOUS ONCE AGAIN. AND I WILL BE RIDING MY VALK. THE BIKE THAT GOT ME THRU MY HARD TIMES AND DEPRESSION. I AM DIVORCED. I GET TO RIDE MORE NOW. I AM HAPPY-- A JUST NEED A DECENT JOB LIKE I HAD BEFORE, FOR 23 YEARS BEFORE GETTING LAID- OFF DUE TO THE SEPT. 11 ATTACKS. THANKS OSAMA FOR SCREWING UP MY LIFE. YOU HAVE DIRECTLY EFFECTED MY LIFE-- AND MILIONS OF OTHERS-- I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE. MAY A THOUSAND VALK DRAGONS CRUSH YOUR GRAVE WHEN YOU ARE GONE. YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER WITH SADAAM IN THE FURNACES OF HELL, WITH THE VALK DRAGONS SEARING YOUR SKINS IN ETERNAL DAMNATION. MAY THE VALK LIVE FOREVER.


Name:
John L.

My_Story

After reading all the other confessions I have to come clean. I fell in love at the 1999 bike show here in Toronto. I lusted after a all black interstate. Just couldn't aford one. Honda had an open house and I managed to drive one with my wife on back. I loved it. Still couldn't afford one. Bought a Nomad 1999. good bike but I just wasn't satisfied. In fall 2001 I decided to push for a valk. Started bugging the wife who finaly gave in and I put $500. on a black and red Valk interstate 2000, still in the create. then a week later I backed out. My job wasn't too secure. Went to 2002 bike show only to find out there would be no more Valks. Couldn't beleive Hondo would do something so stupid. Iwent back to the same dealer, hadn't returned since I cancelled it and yes he still had my red and black Valk. I bought it again. Its was January 2002. Took in my Nomad which he sold within a month and waited for spring. I now have 12000km on it and I'm waiting for spring again. I love it more than I can say except one thing is still true I will never trade this one off.Happy trails.


Name:
Tom T.

My_Story

In December 2000 I bought a 1999 Black Standard Valkyrie. I kept it for 10 months & traded it in on a new 2001 VTX 1800. I kept the VTX for about nine months & traded it in on 2002 Kawasaki Drifter. In February this year I traded the Drifter in on a 1999 Valkyrie Interstate. I should have kept the 1999 Black Valk. The VTX reminded me of the Harley's I used to own in the 50's,60's, 70,s & 80,s. It was a real shaker. The Vulcan Drifter was nice & I got a lot of complements on it but it had a solo seat & my wife did not like that fact, even though she owns a 2003 VTX 1300. So I now have a Valkyrie again & I Plan on keeping it...my last bike...#23. I had a deposit on a Rune but I figured that it would be priced out of the range that I will pay for a two wheeler. I have been to Sturgis seven times & my wife has never been there on a bike during the rally so that is mainly why I bought the Valk. We plan to go there together this year, either on both bikes or mine only. Of all the bikes that I have owned, I have to say that, by far the Valkyrie is the best.


Name:
Tom T.

My_Story

In December 2000 I bought a 1999 Black Standard Valkyrie. I kept it for 10 months & traded it in on a new 2001 VTX 1800. I kept the VTX for about nine months & traded it in on 2002 Kawasaki Drifter. In February this year I traded the Drifter in on a 1999 Valkyrie Interstate. I should have ket the 1999 Black Valk. The VTX reminded me of the Harley's I used to own in the 50's,60's, 70,s & 80,s. It was a real shaker. The Vulcan Drifter was nice & I got a lot of complements on it but it had a solo seat I my wife did not like that fact, even though she owns a 2003 VTX 1300. So I now have a Valkyrie again & I Plan on keeping it...my last bike...#23. I had a deposit on a Rune but I figured that it would be priced out of my range that I will ay for a two wheeler. I have been to Sturgis seven times & my wife has never been there on a bike durung the rally so that is mainly why I bought the Valk. We plan to go there together this year, either on both bikes or mine only. Of all the bikes that I have owned, I have to say that, by far the Valkyrie is the best.


Name:
JimmyC.

My_Story

I got my valk for Christmas last year. My wife told me she was going to buy me any bike I wanted. Well, I was already a Honda fan, having owned a Shadow and current a PC. Looked at all the bikes.....narrowed it down to the VTX or the Valk.....well, the test ride did it for me....so smooth, yet powerful....my valk is black and it gets more crome goodies every month....thanks honey...


Name:
Leather Lady

My_Story

July of last year I bought my very first bike...a 2001 shadow 750 ace. Most of my family and friends thought I was crazy to start out on a 750 but anything smaller just didnt fit. I swore that the bike was so great that it would last me at least the 3 years that I had the loan out for...well here I am posting in the valkaholic board. I am sure you can figure out by now that my plans went out the window recently and I now own a great 97 valkyrie that looks showroom perfect. It all happened when my father traded his shadow 1100 for a goldwing gl1500 in October...then insisted that I take his wing for a spin. The power and smoothness!!! Oh, I was in love...with the engine, not the plastic. So began my quest to find if there was such a thing as a non-v-twin bike. Low and behold, there is the exact same engine in a beatiful bike called a valkyrie. Had to have one, had to have one, had to have one, had to have one. After riding the wing there was no way in heck I was riding my 750 to sturgis this year. Had to have one, had to have one. Finally got one! The dealer I bought my shadow from made a sweet deal on the trade and home I drove, following dad on his wing, leading boyfriend on HIS 750. (yeah, boyfriends a little jealous, his chick has a bigger bike than he does!) Now I am on to the accessories dreams...paint job with flames to make it my own, new pipes for sure, maybe some forward controls, definitely some tunes... The original owners spent $4500 on chrome and also had everything aluminum on it polished...she sure does shine! I just hope that honda figures out soon enough that they cant get rid of the valkyrie for long...I have many many years of riding ahead of me, and someday I will probably need a new bike, but I darned well better have a choice other than a v-twin. Long live me and my valkyrie!


Name:
Ken Fox

My_Story

I purchased my first Valkyrie in June 2002 from older brother who drove the Valkyrie from 97'to 02'. He sold me the 1997 Valkyrie, he bought HD Electraglide Classic. Only problem, I hadn't rode bikes in 30+yrs. My last bike was 71'Honda, 750 4cyl. (Bikes have changed a tad since then.) Other problem. The Valkyrie was in New York State. I live in Washington State. It was decided I would fly to NY. Then brother and I would drive from NY to WA. He on HD me on the Valkyrie. We departed NY July 16th. Original plan was for brother to accompany me home to Washington, then he would return to NY alone. During our trip it dawned on me that I could return to NY w/ my brother. I was having so much fun driving the Valkyrie I didn't want to stop! (I retired in 98'). )Our trip West consisted of 8 1/2 days of fantastic adventures. We arrived at my home, spent a week resting, recooperating, then headed back East on July 3lst. One week later we pulled into my brothers house in NY. Another adventure completed. (My journal is great reading). I spent nearly a month on the East Coast tooling around on the Valkyrie. Then on Sept. 7th I headed back towards my home driving solo this time. 12days later I arrived back on the West Coast at my home in Port Angeles, Wa. w/ an abundance of adventures and memories too numerous to list. During those three trips back and forth across the USA I accumulated nearly 13,000 mi. Every trip was a different route. Kind of drive where the bike took us. As long as I ended up at my home, that was all that mattered. The Valkyrie didn't skip a beat, the ultimate machine! I guess after being w/o a bike for 30yrs I was making up for lost time, (and adventures). Since the purchase of the Valkyrie on 26 June 2002, I've traveled over 15,000 mi. and it still purrs like the day I purchased it. I love the bike so much I purchased my second Valkyrie this past week. A 1998 Valkyrie, Tourer. People have asked me, "why did you purchase another Valkyrie?" My response, "because I could"! Both bikes are the same, yet very different. If I could ride both at the same time, I would. I'm planning on some more cross country travels in the near future. Guess I'd qualify as Valkoholic. My only problem is deciding which bike to drive. One never know's. If I see another Valkyrie parked somewhere for sale. Yup, I just might grab that one too. Why? Because I can!! And they're one hell of a machine!! Blue Skies, Ken Fox


Name:
Ken Fox

My_Story

I purchased my first Valkyrie in June 2002 from older brother who drove the Valkyrie from 97'to 02'. He sold me the 1997 Valkyrie, he bought HD Electraglide Classic. Only problem, I hadn't rode bikes in 30+yrs. My last bike was 71'Honda, 750 4cyl. (Bikes have changed a tad since then.) Other problem. The Valkyrie was in New York State. I live in Washington State. It was decided I would fly to NY. Then brother and I would drive from NY to WA. He on HD me on the Valkyrie. We departed NY July 16th. Original plan was for brother to accompany me home to Washington, then he would return to NY alone. During our trip it dawned on me that I could return to NY w/ my brother. I was having so much fun driving the Valkyrie I didn't want to stop! (I retired in 98'). )Our trip West consisted of 8 1/2 days of fantastic adventures. We arrived at my home, spent a week resting, recooperating, then headed back East on July 3lst. One week later we pulled into my brothers house in NY. Another adventure completed. (My journal is great reading). I spent nearly a month on the East Coast tooling around on the Valkyrie. Then on Sept. 7th I headed back towards my home driving solo this time. 12days later I arrived back on the West Coast at my home in Port Angeles, Wa. w/ an abundance of adventures and memories too numerous to list. During those three trips back and forth across the USA I accumulated nearly 13,000 mi. Every trip was a different route. Kind of drive where the bike took us. As long as I ended up at my home, that was all that mattered. The Valkyrie didn't skip a beat, the ultimate machine! I guess after being w/o a bike for 30yrs I was making up for lost time, (and adventures). Since the purchase of the Valkyrie on 26 June 2002, I've traveled over 15,000 mi. and it still purrs like the day I purchased it. I love the bike so much I purchased my second Valkyrie this past week. A 1998 Valkyrie, Tourer. People have asked me, "why did you purchase another Valkyrie?" My response, "because I could"! Both bikes are the same, yet very different. If I could ride both at the same time, I would. I'm planning on some more cross country travels in the near future. Guess I'd qualify as Valkoholic. My only problem is deciding which bike to drive. One never know's. If I see another Valkyrie parked somewhere for sale. Yup, I just might grab that one too. Why? Because I can!! And they're one hell of a machine!! Blue Skies, Ken Fox


Name:
tyr

My_Story

when did raceing car staring race


Name:
tyr

My_Story

when did raceing car staring race


Name:
ske

My_Story

love of the two wheeled madness


Name:
ske

My_Story

love of the two wheeled madness


Name:
TC aka: Throck42

My_Story

Didn't know what I was looking for ... then saw a 10 month old 2002 Valkyrie. It looked awesome! Black with the badge removed, tons of chrome and accents. The dealership didn't realize how many options were added so I bought it for a lot less then it's worth. My only problem is, I can't think of anything to add besides heat shields, and those little allen wrench button covers (bet you don't feel the least bit sorry for me). I love seeing Harleys in my rear view mirror. Now my brother-in-law has to spend even more money on his HD Road King to try to keep up. Last night a HD Screaming Eagle version Harley owner said, "Well I have a stereo! Ha ha!" I hope he meets up with a Valk Tourer. Man do I love the Valkyrie!!!


Name:
CAJUN CLAY

My_Story

I RODE MY FIRST VALK IN THE BAYOU. BROKE MY BACK AND SUNK MY BEAUTIFUL VALK WITH 50000 MILES ON IT . I WRECKED DOING 25 MPH. MY BUDS SAID I WAS GOING WAY TO SLOW. MY BACKED HEALED AND MY WIFE BOUGHT ME A NEW VALK, LIFE IS GOOD. I AM DOING CURVES JUST LIKE I USED TO. FFFFAAAAASSSSSTTTTTTT.


Name:
Jeffery

My_Story

Yes,i'm a valkoholic...My first choice bike is the valk but it took 2 yrs, 3 bikes later when i finally got my valk...Always rely on your first instinct...I love the Valk and intent to keep it until either it or I can't move!!!!!!


Name:
kevin

My_Story

stumbled on your site by accident-so tell me why I'd sell me Dyna Superglide Sport to get a Valk?


Name:
wobbel,s from queensland austraila

My_Story

september 2001 traded vt1100 on red/black valk/i/state that had been sitting in honda shop for 6mts last year 2002 feb/mar/whent on a 9500klm,s ride from brisbane to mt gambia in south austraila and back this march it is on again this time to mudgee in the new south wales out back around trip of some 5200klm,s this year will take photo,s and submit another story


Name:
wildman51

My_Story

Didn't ask it just followed me home one day!


Name:
keith mealman

My_Story

i am a little


Name:
Jules

My_Story

You know you are a valkohlic when there are 3 choppers sitting in your garage and they haven't been ridden since I bought my Valk.. Can't sell the old friends, but don't have the patience to ride them anymore.. They make nice ornaments. Thinking about putting them in the garden next year.. Think about turbocharging it and then I get going and wonder why??


Name:
Big Dave

My_Story

You might be a Valkoholic if you sold your 4 year old Harley with 12,000 miles on it and got got a Valk and then you rode 21,000 miles in the first 3 months of ownership and you call a stop at your local dealership a pitstop. (tires & oil changes)


Name:
Mark

My_Story

To the webmaster -- why leave the anti-Harley posts (fully 1 in 3 by my rough estimate) intact, but delete the ones that tell it like it is??? Valks are OK. If I owned one, I'd be capable of enjoying it without needing to delude myself about the fact that I'd rather be on a Harley. Why can't anyone here seem capable of doing likewise??


Name:
Lee Allen

My_Story

Yes, I'm a Valkoholic, & I don't want to be cured!I love to hitch up the Trailer & go shopping, just so I can go Riding.When the weather is bad, I start to go thru withdrawals.So I go sit on the Fat Lady for a few minutes to settle down.My Wife is an R.N., & told me there is no cure! I'm so happy now!Thank you Honda for the Addiction!I want to know when Honda is going to make a Valkyrie Motorhome so I can live in it!My license plate cover says second childhood.I never plan to grow up. I'm having to much Fun!


Name:
Mike Tipsword

My_Story

I used to have the small 8 x 10 poster of the red and white valk they gave out before the bike came out at my work station at work to let everyone know what I was getting just as soon as I could.


Name:
Stan (a Valkaholic)

My_Story

Hi, my name is Stan and Im a Valkaholic. I suppose it all started a few years ago when I first saw that awesome Honda commercial on TV that showed the Valk hauling ass across the salt flats. It reminded me of that old Maxell ad where that dude is sitting in the chair and is totally wind blown almost out of his seat. I was hooked right then and there but didnt know it yet. Sure I toyed with Harley's for a while and even got in with the "in crowd" for a while. I bought dozens of useless and expensive items that said Harley Davidson on it for no reason other than it said "Harley Davidson" on it. I bought into it hook, line and sinker. Now heres the good part. One day I woke up and said to myself "this isnt real, Im living a lie and 90% of all the other Harley riders are too". "Im outta here" It was just like when I was a kid and woke up one day and realized that Santa Claus wasnt real. It was a life changing experience. So off I went to find my dream bike. A black and chrome 1998 Valkyrie Tourer. Now get this. I bought it from a Harley dealership that some brain-dead traded it in for a Harley so he could ride with the "in crowd". No shit!! It had less than 700 miles on it and this guy put over $1500 of goodies on it. I paid half of what a new one costs and is better than new and twice the bike any Harley is. I sometimes still pity the poor bastard that traded it in for a Harley. (He not knowith what he doith so we must all forgive him) Hopefully he will wake up one day and realize that Santa Claus isn't real either. Now I ride the dream........ Valkyrie forever!!! :)


Name:
SKANK

My_Story

I have always wanted to flat track an 800 lb bike across a dry lake. That ad had me from day one. Valkyrie you complete me. Thank God and Honda for my fully chromed 98 tourer.


Name:
Stephen

My_Story

I leared to ride just 3 years ago on my buddy's '81 650 Kawisaki. I bought the bike from him and rode it for a year. I liked the ride, but it was a little LOUD and the vibrations really messed with my hands after a short drive accross town, so I started to look into what kind of bike I would like to get next. I went to 5 different dealerships looking at all different types of bikes from Crotch Rockets (YUCK) to Gold Wings. I liked the feel of the Wing, but It was just too heavy for a second year rider. I'm glad I went with the Valkyrie Interstate. There truely is NOTHING like the ride of the Valkyrie. I keep telling myself that I have to keep this one in Mint Condition. Have you seen the "NEW ONE"!? YUCK!!


Name:
Redeye

My_Story

Let's face it, anyone who would drive a car engine on a bike frame has to be addicted to something. The best way to change a Valk's personality is to drill out the baffles. You can do this without rejetting the carbs and depending on how many baffles you eliminate you can out noise any bike on the road. Mine sounds like a 50's hotrod. You can hear it coming and let me tell you that you won't get any sneers from the Harley boys. A Valk engine unmuffled sounds like it means business and it performst the same way. Remember that you can easily outperform any Harley...in any powercure range... except the V Rod which isn't really a classic Harley. The fun is that you will outnoise them all the way. If you really want a Valk to run, put a supercharger on it.


Name:
Randy

My_Story

I bought my Valk in 1998 to start a new life in biking. I grew up on v-twin Harleys and let me tell you Harleys are good bikes but they are costing more than they are worth. You pay thousands more than these bikes are worth. Problem is that many Harleys today are ridden by rich guys who are looking for a tough assed image. I sick and tired of seeing this bunch of whimps in their pimpy riding gear,manicured nails and Oakley glasses. The other day I saw one of these clowns riding a Sportster and wearing pair of Gucci shoes with no socks. What made things sickening was that he was wearing a dew-rag and trying to look bad. He had pussy written all over him. When he gave my Valk a disgusting look and tried to gun away from the light, I gunned out next to him. When he opened his bike to run off, I blasted right past him. He was one shocked dude. He gave up and turned off a side road. He'll never try a Valk again. Valks are silent and mighty..that's what makes me a classic Valkaholic. I've got 35,000 miles on my bike and plan to keep it forever. It's the best bike ever made


Name:

My_Story

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Name:
Morely "Mohawk" Barnette

My_Story

I am sad to tell all of you that I have all the symptoms plus a few more since getting my 2000 Valkyrie. I started by buying every piece of chrome on the market. When I knocked out the back bedroom wall of our trailer and built a ramp for my bike, my wife got cranked. I put mirrors on all the walls...even mirrored ceiling tiles to reflect the bikes image. My wife finally blew and said it's me or that stuped bike. I told her my Valk was staying and helped her pack her pickup. My goal is to have the first all chrome Valk. I have found a guy who does custom chrome. I have done the fenders and gas tank. I'm going to do anything that's not aluminum. I need another $4200 to complete the job, but at my salary that could take time...I'm a part time taxidermist and raise coon hounds. I have bought theater lights for my home showroom. It's blinding in there. The chicks dig it and me. When all my lights are on the light coming out the windows makes the woods around my trailer glow. COOOOOOOOL!


Name:
Fireman

My_Story

I read the list... My wife thinks I am exhibiting classic symtoms and am in denial... I cannot understand this... I have only had my Valkyrie 2 weeks...true, I do not have my cycle endorsement yet, but I promise to get it soon...afterall..there is no harm just setting on her in the garage and shining her tank with a soft cloth is there?...ok ok..so I have not had the bike on the street yet and have already added $480.00 woth of chrome... but it was all nessesary...every piece I swear...nothing but the basics...and I DO have a date set to get my endorsement..and hopefully the pavement dries the same day....I kno I know..the fumes get a littel bad in the house if I forget to open the garage door... but it clears out in a few minutes if you open all the windows... sure it's winter, but I don't want her to feel neglected in the garage...my goodness...have a heart...


Name:
Hoser

My_Story

My priority has always been power and smoothness, I'm just not a v twin type of guy. I've always ridden multi-cylinder bikes. Up till now my favorite was a Z-1 Kawasaki, what a screamer. My Valk is just as fast, plus is much bigger and more comfortable to boot. If they never make anything but the Rune from now on, I will keep my 99 tourer until I die!


Name:
Tiny Neiderstrom

My_Story

I am 46 years old and owned a Harley Fatboy for two years. I got a black 2002 Valkyrie this past June and am thrilled. Both my wife and me myself are large and that's what has made me a Valkaholic. I weigh in at 455 pounds and Candy at 490. The Harley couldn't take it. Slow acceleration and it was very hard to brake from high speeds. Onest we had to panic brake from 85 MPH...I thought we would never get stopped! Candy's thighs are a bit thick and the Fatboys exhaust risers burnt her so bad I had to put an fiber insulator over it. She could not wear her bathing suit riding with the Fatboy. Harleys and us don't mix. The last straw was when some Frankin County bikers hung a sign on our bike: "2Hogs on a Hog". I sold my Fatboy the next day. The Valkyrie works good for us and the Accerleration is unbelievable. We get admiring looks when we come off the line. I am looking for a sidecar for Tony, our 16 year old son. He too is a bit large at about 350 pounds so we are likely to have one custom built. Ride on Valkrie!


Name:
Duke

My_Story

My subconcious yearned for this bike years ago. I bought not one but _two_ used Goldwings and began the torch-and-butcher sessions, and then the bolting on and fabrication (or, as others have said the "mogrelization" or "bastardation") that would yeild passable, heavy criusers without the price tag/noise/maintanence/general crap associated with Harleys. Then, years later, Honda brought forth the most beautiful, biggest, heaviest, most wonderful pony on the road. I knew at instantly that this wonder of paint and chrome was my destiny. I knew then that Honda had heard the silent, agonized cry of all of us who wanted a heavy bike that was unique, stylish, functional, and far more dependable than anything that ever rolled out of Milwaukee. I prayed to the highway gods that I would one day have one, and my patience and loyalty was rewarded. I bought a beautiful one-owner machine. Just in time for Honda to piss on all of us who had spent our lives waiting for such a machine; just in time to see this perfect design ripped from the showroom floor, bastardized into some pseudo-hardtail for squids and children. But don't worry, brethren; for Honda has served up to us as a replacement a new machine, with a huge motor-- the same ^&(%^&*((*^$#%^& paint-shaker v2 machines we have spent our lives trying to get away from...


Name:
Heinrich J. (GWCA Member)

My_Story

The first appearance of Valkolic symptons were decades ago, originally known as "GoldWing 1000" fascination. A little change came with the GL1100 but vanished together with the naked GoldWings. A sad time began: GL1200, GL1500 - many years the GL1000 virus rested - thought to have gone... But it mutated - and came back with the Valkyrie! And now is stronger than ever - again a fine motor, a pure machine, a little harder handling - just as the GL1000. (Think a have to go to the garage now...).


Name:
Cowboy

My_Story

I got my Valk in '99. I was used to riding my small enduro Yamaha and the size change was a bit much for me. Enroute home from the dealer, I was stopped at a light on a steep hill. When I took my hand off the hand brake to give her some gas, I rolled back into a Mercedes. It was a bad start...I dented the rear fender and did $600 damage to the car. The car owner Kicked my Valk, breaking off the fuel petcock and denting the tank. I had to be towed back to the dealer on a flatbed. Two weeks later...Valk now fixed...I was revving the might F-6 in my garage when my hand slipped off the clutch and I was hurtled into the rear of my wife's pickup. Back to the dealer...same flatbed...this time $3,400 for Valk repairs...$2,200 pickup repairs and $16,000 in medical bills. Six months later I was back on my beloved Valk. Misfortune #3 totaled my beauty. I was riding past a drive in restaurant use by bikers when someone yelled "nice bike!". As I looked back, I rear-ended a Harley low rider. I ended up on the losing end of a fist fight with the Harley rider while three of his companions stomped my Valk. This time my trusty Valk couldn't be repaired and I was unable to afford replacement of several of my teeth. I know this sounds too bizzare to be true and I have had friends say Valks and me aren't a good match. I have just purchased a used 2000 Valk...a black and red beauty. I am waiting to see what the future holds, but am sure no one is more of a Valkaholic than me. Good ridin'!!!


Name:
J.J.

My_Story

Not only am I an extremely sick valkoholic, but I am really pissed at Honda for wanting to drop the current valkyrie for the rune (misspelled! it should be ruined!!) I guess if all you are looking for is a boulevard cruiser, and want to be seen on something that looks like it was custom built by Arlen Ness or Jesse James, more than you want to actually be able to ride, then the rune would be the obvious choice. But what about those of us who want something a little more practical and useful, that can be accessorized just about any way your heart desires (what the hell is anybody going to be able to do with that "new thing"?) It is so damn custom already (with a hefty price tag as well)with all it's high tech glitz and glitter, and integrated (gawdy looking) mufflers, it would break the bank for average guys like myself. I'm not saying don't build it, but what about those of us who prefer a more conventional ride? Is anyone from Honda reading this?


Name:
BOBBY ( BAD BOY ) badvalk2001@yahoo.com

My_Story

I rode all the baddest Hondas for 26 yrs. & went over to Harley in 1991. Rode a Soft-Tail custom till 2000 and in 1999 bought a Ultra-Classic. The Soft-Tail never gave me any problams,but that 99 Ultra gave me all kinds of S###.Rode it to Sturgis in 99&2000,and both years it gave me trouble.Started out for Sturgis in 2001 and got only 12mi. from the house and lost the 3rd stator.Loaded up my gear in the truck and went to Sturgis without a cycle.I swore this would never again. Soon as I got back the Harleys were sold.I bought a new 2001 VALKYRIE INTERSTATE,and have enjoyed ever minute on it. Pulled a Compac-Camp Trailer up to Sturgis this year(2002)with my new Valk. and it performed fantastic.Passed alot of Harley"s or should I say " Left a lot of Harley"s coming & going".The Valk. is my answer to "POWER"on the open road.I have become a VALKAHOLIC !!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE HARLEY"S WILL EVER SET IN MY GARAGE


Name:
Larry

My_Story

My first bike was a Honda Sabre. One year later I purchased a 98 Valkyrie. When I brought her home all my HD neighbors came over and wouldn't leave. At 1:00 am I had to send them home.I ran out of beer and got tired of them wanting to sit on my new Valk. Not one of them had a negitive word to say about the Valk. I tossed my wife the Sabre keys and told her you'll learn to ride it. She loves the Sabre but can't stand to have the passenger seat on the Valkyrie empty. I find myself sneeking home early to ride by myself. My Valkyrie is my mistress. I spend more on accessories than I do on my wife. I LOVE MY VALKYRIE! I guess I am a Valkaholic!


Name:
winggrub

My_Story

owned a gl1200,117,000mi,...test drove a valk IS, CAME BACK WITH A BIG SMILE,took it home that day...spent all 5 weeks of my vacation on her!!!from june to sept..14000 miles!!!I'm a valkoholic!! only trouble is,...i have to push it away from the house,so i can ride alone!!!!


Name:
God I'm Sick

My_Story

I bought "The Mistress" before I even learned to ride and had to have her delivered to the garage where I would sit on her and imagine riding while making Vrrrooommm Vrrrooommm noises.


Name:
ivant toofartolat

My_Story

i poop on dirtbike and it went 10029374 MPH and i poop and pee this time then i fucked the dirtbike till oil came out of the muffler and then i cumed in the pistons and they get stuck now me dick get suck by vety hairey bitch tight pussy monkey now will you suck my muffler?


Name:
One Happy Camper!

My_Story

Fell head over heals in love with the Valkyrie Interstate. They stopped making them but that didn't stop me from trying to find one. Anyway, bought the last brand new Interstate in Canada! I am so pleased, can't wait to pick it up and show off that beautiful engine and take the girl friend for a cruise in style with power and comfort.


Name:
Dennis (A.K.A.) "Guns"

My_Story

Love at first sight! Saw the commercial on TV. Knew I had to have one. Thats all I talked about. Drove the wife, kids and friends mad. Couldn't sleep. Chased pictures on the internet. Stopped at every dealer. This all started in 98. Finally, in 2002 I got my Valk...Love it. won't sell it (unless its another Valk). Catch the fever?


Name:
ken

My_Story

had intruder 1400 after 18 year hiatus..loved it, needed more bike...rode one and then fell into a deal i couldnt refuse...everything i could have imagined...i am truly guilty of several of the aboved mentioned sins...its cold and rainy this fall, am i pissed...


Name:
Sailmyvesl

My_Story

I bought a Honda Shadow 2 yrs ago. Thought it was all the bike I would ever need. Never knew what the Valk was cause the dealer didn't have one on the floor. Then about a year ago I saw her--sittin on the showroom floor beggin me to take her home. I resisted her call and she got sold. But that did not dim my resolve to own one. It took another year but I finally got it. Drove 250 miles to get it. Now I'm a happy camper--she'll definitely be all the bike I'll ever need. BTW, I'm guilty on all 15 counts listed above


Name:
mike

My_Story

well it was about 5yrs ago that i saw a valk pass me in my car.I said to myself wow.I never thought that i would go back to riding after 22yrs.We'll now i own a blk and red 02 and what a feelin it is . I gave some throttle to 85 and realized i better use my gloves.Now i have linc mrk8'-frdf250mywife and kids and life keeps getting better-power-peace and ride aware bros and sisters.


Name:
Valk_ridin_soldier

My_Story

Um...My name is Bo, and I am a Valkoholic. I have not confronted this problem before, so I turn to you, my brother and sister dragon rider for help. I bought the black I/S last FEB. Since then I am a Wreck. I yearn for the next ride, the next mile, the next push of the starter button. I could care less when I get there, or where I am going, as ling as I can take the Valk. What was once a 15 minute, 8 mile commute is now a 45 minute to an hour, 50-60 mile commute to the office each day. THis has really, really shot to hell the "save money commuting" points of sale I made with the Wife in convincing her to go along with the whole acquisition of the Valky. I missed my sister's wedding. I was supposed to be the best man for her not so well connected (read: No life) Fiancee. SO shoot me. It was 76 degrees, sunny and dry that day. I know I had the ring, and that it was in the trunk of the Interstate with me. OK< so he didn't have it to give to her that day, but the church was THAT way <----, snd all the twisties are this ~~~~~~~~~~~~~> way. THe weather was perfect You'd think the family and friends would be more understanding. I know one of the bridesmaids did, she was with me...Another thing that sort of just "happens" with a Valk... Chicks get on it and want to go... (Another thing the wife has issues with. (Sheesh) I have a decent car...a 99 cougar, and a Dodge Ram...but when I showed up at the Home Depot to buy a garage door...and I had ridden the Valk out of habit, I started to wonder.


Name:
mudnuts

My_Story

I too, haved sinned. Not once, but twice. 10 weeks after owning my first Valk, I totalled Her out. Almost totalled out myself as well, spending a solid week in the hospital. Most of that time being heavily sedated & within an ICU. About 3 weeks later when I was somewhat able to walk again and had a sense of balance, I went back to my local dealer. Lo & behold, there sat another Valk, identical to my first one. They knew I'd be back! Too hard to believe since only 500 of Her color scheme were produced. I had the salesperson spot me while I threw a leg over Her. It felt good. Had Her delivered the following day. She had to sit in the garage for another 3 long a** weeks until I had regained most of my strength and all of my balance. Since then, not much dust has collected on Her. Almost 10K miles in 12 months, living far North of the Mason-Dixon Line. I am a Valkoholic.


Name:
elvismay@aol.com

My_Story

need the seat and rear truck for a valkryie interstate.


Name:
L.I. Joe

My_Story

I answered yes to all the question. Do I need any immediate help? Am I in any immediate danger.I have owned my 99 interstate for 3 years, have 40,000 mile on it, and haven't really gone any where??


Name:
jimbo

My_Story

my first new bike was a 73?sl 350 honda.my last two bike's were a fj 1200 yamaha and a Yamaha venture. A friend of mine took a 98 standard in on trade for a new Victory. He gave me such a good deal on trade that I bought the Valk with the idea of selling it or trading in on new fj1300. I still have the valk. The more I ride it the more I like it I had no intention of ever getting a Valk and now I absolutely love it. I think I will keep it for at least ten years


Name:
Zoomdog

My_Story

I went out for a day with some very nice "HDs" with very nice riders. They talked about what modifications and repairs they had made. I could only talk about how much fun I have riding. I felt out of place. Enough said!!


Name:
,msdf,amb

My_Story

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Name:
Franz from Austria

My_Story

love my Valky, my GL1800, but also my Buell !!!!! :-P


Name:
Jim

My_Story

Just think, it feels so good to throw your leg up over her to mount her and she's always eager and very responsive plus she never complains. I feel like I'm cheating on my wife.


Name:
Fudgie

My_Story

I don't have a problem.


Name:
Mark

My_Story

To the list moderator: I posted a very objective, well thought out critique of the Valk that in the end may have come across as more negative than positive. Let's face it folks, there's some fundamental design flaws -- performance notwithstanding. What happened to my post? I didn't use any profanity. I suspect it was deleted because I had the audacity to question the Harley bashing you find in here. Please tell me -- why did you delete my post?


Name:
Maddo

My_Story

Buying my VAlk was the first thing I've done for myself in 25 years. Boy, it was worth the wait!


Name:
caly

My_Story

fuck every one inside chat


Name:
John

My_Story

I get my Valkyrie tomorrow. I've been waiting 3 days for it to arrive from another dealership. I don't think I can sleep tonight waiting to claim her as my very own. I'm already a Valkaholic and she's never seen the inside of my garage.


Name:
Matt

My_Story

Been looking at the Valk for 5yrs. Wanted to pay cash, Glad I waited , Valk Intersates came out. Had to have one, Jet Black No Chrome. June 28 01 Test drove at lunch time, came home with it after work. It was every thing I dreamed she'd be and more. two days later and 500 miles had to go back to dealer had a final drive leak. Still not back and trying to stay calm, reading everything I can find on the net. Driving everybody in my house nuts and at the dealership. Hope The withdrawals don't drive me insane. My "LITTLE DRAGON" is do home July 11, My Birth date. Help me stay calm PLEEEAASSEE!!!!


Name:
Paul

My_Story

After 18 years with no motorcycle while raising a family and all those family things, I was looking for a motorcycle for 2 up travelling...didn't like the Goldwing (before the 1800) but wasn't all that familiar with the Valkyrie I/S until I read a comparison with all the other similarly intended bikes(HD, G'wing, BMW, etc). My wife and I decided to wait one more year due to cost of these machines. A couple of weeks later, my son informed me that the lawnmower was broken (seized). A local Honda dealership had a sale on so drove on over looking for a lawn mower. Long story...but the short version is....rode home later that day on a brand new, 1 yr. old, black and red I/S...(the reduced price caused sudden interest but the test ride did it). Yeehaww!!!! and my wife agreed to it and loves it to boot!!! Two years later...it still gives me a thrill riding it and it still attracts interested onlookers.


Name:
Roz

My_Story

I never did own a Harley, but I have owned plenty of other bikes. my last bike was a 99 Maruader, I used it mostly to ride back and forth to work. I rode that bike to the Republic of Texas Rally in 1999 and that was were I saw the Valk up close, I was in love. The 2000 ROT rally was coming up and the wife was going to go with me this time so I decided to go to my local shop and get a windshield for the Marauder. When I got there there stood a buddy of mine selling bikes, I just stopped to shoot the bull with him, while we were talking I sat on a 98 STD and checked it out as we talked, thats when he got me, he stood up walked to the back room and came back with the keys and told me to take it for a ride. I only rode about 2 miles thru the city, got on the freeway and gasssssed it. I arrived back at the shop and asked how much, we haggled for a little while over the price, then I said put a windshield on it and I will take it. My buddy told me thats how he sells the Valks, don't say anything, just give up the keys. Have fun, ride safe.


Name:
Bob

My_Story

After Buying my valkyrie I don't Mind sleeping in the garage


Name:
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My_Story

Out for a ride last weekend (5-27-02) put 300 miles on my valk can across a HD springer 4 sale took it out 4 a ride. Now I know why I ride a VALK.


Name:
Brendon (DOWNUNDER)

My_Story

Foregive me father for i have sinned, iam a VALKAHOLIC.After owning a 1978 goldwing & liking the style of bike, i saw a Valkyrie & temptation got the better of me,i just had to have one.So i hassled my bank manager & my wife & im as happy as a pig in mud.To all my mates who ride Harley Affordables i,ve one thing to say EAT MY DUST .


Name:
Dave

My_Story

My wife and I went to the London, ON, motorcycle show, there was a black I/S there. She fell in love with it, but it was sold. I've had a picture on the wall for 4 years. When we got back from the show, I called our local dealer and he said he had one there. We went to check it out right away. It was blue and silver. This was in February, I gave them a grand to hold it for me. Traded my '85 Wing for it in April and now we are both Valkoholics. Very impressive motor, very impressive motorcycle.


Name:
Troll

My_Story

You realize you are a Valkoholic, when after owning a HD the only real medication for all the bone jaring pain is to get on your shiny Valk and attend another group ride.


Name:
Paul Leatherman

My_Story

Where do I start..... I AM A VALKAHOLIC!!!!! I first felt the lust for the lady when she appeared in print at the dealer. I knew I culd never want another till I had her. Thankfully I was not involved with a significant other at that time as I would have had to leave her. I sat on, drooled, dreamed, foamed at the mouth, dying to hold her for my own. I would see others and the relasionship they shared. I would see melding as one on the highway. Lovingly holding each other at redlights. I would find myself full of hate for those special moments that I could not have. From 1996 until March 1999 I could only dream. Then a promotion at work and a few extra margaritas at the local Mexican resturant in Frederick, Md (La-Paz to be exact) and I found my self being driven to the Dutrows Honda with a simple thought. Tonight was the night for love. I walked through the doors and spied a 1999 tourer in hugger orange and black and I said this is the one for me. To my suprise Ted Dutrow (owner) told me of a 1997 yellow and black standard that he had tucked away because no one wanted her. I pleaded that he would show me her. Upstairs in the warehouse sat my dream. It was too late I was in too deep. I said in my best Arnold voice "I'LL BE BACK!" Three days later she and I were united in to never ever be separated. But instead of getting a fix on my need it has only gotten worse. I have t-shirts, toys, and now my best tribute to the "Fat Lady" is 3 foot by 10 foot sign which holds her picture. It took two more years to get that banner form the dealer. She now has saddlebags and Cobra six into six (no baffles) exhaust, metzler tires and the love of one man who has sworn to hold her till he passes from this earth. It is any wonder the S*** eating grin that I cannot get off my face when I start her up....I hope they never find a cure.


Name:
Rich

My_Story

Hi, I'm Rich and I'm a valkoholic. I've been riding the street since 1968 when I got my drivers permit and have owned 40 motorcycles over the years. My riding has included 4 years on a California Highway Patrol BMW and Kawasaki. I've owned just about every kind of motorcycle made, including a 1976 Harley Wide Glide and not one of these motorcycles even comes close to the comfort, speed, and agility of my Valk. My personal plate on the Valk is "PHATLDY" and I am waiting the arrival of my personal plate for my new Ford F-150 "VALKHLC." So, if this qualifies me to be identified as a "valkoholic" I am proud to be part of the club. And, as I once read on this site, I am still in my 12 step program - its 12 steps to my Valk!! Send me a message if you wish at evochenry@peoplepc.com


Name:
gerard parr

My_Story

cannot keep of her ride her everyday to work &back 170klm,s a day


Name:
cheese master

My_Story

Hi my name is Jake and I'm a Valkoholic for 4 years. U all have fun an ride safe. To my wife sorry for the afair.


Name:
Scootertrash

My_Story

PLAIN AND SIMPLE...................................... BEST DAMM SCOOTER ON THE HIGHWAYS


Name:
Chris

My_Story

"Member of the Family" I was one of those that wanted a Gold Wing but never liked the plastic junk (fairings etc) so when the Valkyrie came out I was in heaven. With two kids in school though...could never swing buying one. I even got a miniture yellow and black model (like on the fantasy Valk page) in my Christmas sock one year. To shorten a long story I finally got my Valk.....a 97 red and white std with everything Cobra makes I think, and like new (5k miles)!!!!! I anticipated all the things one must prepare for a new NICE ride. 1. New helmets 2. cover 3. Registration and insurance cost. 4. a box full of cleaning supplies. 5. Shop manual. One thing I didnt really plan out, turned out to be the reason for this story.....where to park this thing. I have an old cherry CB 175 that I can stick anywhere, move it in a second if I need to, it fits everywhere! The valk might as well be a car. You cant just wheel it around like nothing, it is a big heavy thing and you can hurt yourself or worse yet the bike by trying to back it into the wrong place over grass or dirt into tight spaces where you could ding something. Theres not very many acceptable places to choose from at my house. The garage is my woodworking shop.......NOT THERE! The shed is not big enough, plus it leaks in the rain. Its a good thing we wanted those double french doors when we built our family room. It was a garage conversion (new idea!!!???) Everything is finshed nice except there is a part of the floor we left cement (just painted to match the carpet. The cement portion is right as you come in the french doors so when its raining you can dash in drip all over the floor and it doesnt matter. Hmmmmmmmmmm French doors........cement runway...........used to be the garage anyway...........how to convince the wife that the bike deserves a spot in the family room?????? Well I didnt put her (the Valk) in the family room right away....I cleard a spot in my shop, as I didnt have a project at the moment It seemed fine for a couple days. Phone rings....furniture order......sawdust....oh my! So while wife is at work I wheel the beast into the family room. Wow a perfect fit! Then I start making sawdust all day when the wife gets home she almost has a cow!!!!!, but not because its in there, but because you can smell gas.....(to many vent tubes that leads to places that have gas) ok....shut the door, problem fixed? Well sort of until she wants to go out in the family room......Im thinking this perfect deal wont last long. Well its been two months now, and to my surprize she is getting used to the bike in the family room. Even the smell of gas every once in awhile goes without comment. I try to keep the door closed, but I cant see my "mistress" with the door closed, but NO, I dont go out to the family room just to look at her......(much) hehe. It is nice to be able to clean and polish the bike without having to go outside, and this way I can get in a rub here or a bug removal there in between other things like cooking dinner or anything else going on in the house. The icing on the cake was yesterday. The wife navigates around the bike to get into the kitchen......and looks at me and says, well dear, I guess it IS a member of the family. I think I can now keep my wife after all.


Name:
herman

My_Story

My story is very short. I bought a 1100goldwing 7 years ago with out even riding it. 1 week ago I seen a 2000 valkyrie interstate while wating on my 82 goldwing to be inspected. I went to my bank the next day and will pick up my VAl on 4/17/02. end of story :+)))


Name:
Einherjar

My_Story

It all started when I was 11 and my dad got me my first minibike.Then there was the Honda 90. After that, I was Strictly Yamaha. A XS400,a 550 Maxim,a 700 Maxim and then my daughter. No more riding for a while. Last year(my daughter now 12) I got the itch again. So what did I do! I bought a Yamaha 1100 Classic. Beautiful bike( for one rider). Just not enough power for 2 up. This year, slightly disappointed, I contacted my dealer to get the oil changed. What did he say? I thought you were calling for an upgrade. Well, I guess I was. What an upgrade!! A beautiful new Fat Lady! First thing I did was show to my Harley friends(die hard Harley fanatics). We swapped bikes and went for a little ride. That was the first time I ever saw a Harley guy speechless.All he could was admired the Dragon!! Of course I was kind and stated I loved the smell of bacon in the morning. Well he's still speechless, looking for some way to compare, but he just can't. And myself, well I guess I'm Valkoholic 5,7,8,9 and 15, riding the Chariot of the Gods and having the time of my life.


Name:
Rocket

My_Story

My name is Rocket, and I am a Valkaholic. I’ve ridden motorcycles since I was 6 years old, (30 yrs). My last bike was an 84 GL1200 Aspencade, which I purchased in 1998. I thought that was going to last me for a while, it was chromed to the nines, comfortable, and best of all, paid for!!!! Then, later that year, my brother buys this Black Valk Tourer….Wow, what a bike! I was jealous, but couldn’t tell him that. For the next two years, every time we rode together, he tried to talk me into riding it, but I refused….I guess I was afraid of what would happen!!! My Wing is all I need…..is all I would tell him. Well, last September, while at a NASCAR race, 200 miles from home, I couldn’t hold back any longer!! He told me to take it for a ride one too many times, and so I did….THAT WAS IT, Exactly what I was afraid of……I just had to have one!!! So, on the way back home from that race, I stopped at my local Honda Dealer, and there sat my next bike….It was a BIG, BEAUTIFUL, Blue and Silver Interstate, and it would be mine! And then I thought, “How can I get this past the wife,” but I come from a long history of asking forgiveness, not permission, so it wasn’t a concern. Without even so much as a test ride, the salesman worked up the deal to trade Wing (still loaded from the race trip) and the rest is history. I must say that it was the best thing I’ve ever done, but I have only one regret…..that I didn’t ride my brother’s bike sooner!!!!! Now I spend all my free time on the VRCC web site learning all I can about this wonderful machine, buying toys from Hal to dress it up, planning rides,and counting the days to InZane!


Name:
JT RAT

My_Story

I bought a 95 Virago in the summer of 94, mainly because (at the time) I thought it was the hottest looking and (not coincidently) one of the fastest cruisers this side of the V-Max. I was perfectly content until 97 when the Valky was introduced. Seldom have I felt lust to the same degreee. That bad ass looking engine with those 3 head pipes on each side just did me in. I would have bought one on the spot but since I have 4 kids, I couldn't afford the $13 grand asking price. I sold the Virago 2 years ago (broke my heart doing it) and took a year off from riding (that won't happen again til I'm 70). Last spring, I went into a dealer to buy a new Kawasaki Concourse and as soon as I got through the door, saw this gorgeous Purple/White 97 Valky in the showroom. Hmmm.. gotta check this out.. 4,000 miles.. in great shape... how much? Less than the Kawi?? Gotta ride it! 10 minutes later, it's a done deal. As soon as I whacked open the throttle for the first time, I swear I got a woodie. A year later, the Phat Lady still has the same effect.


Name:
ARC#636

My_Story

I was realy just searching the net for naked pictures of women and accidently came across this web-site .My take on motorcycles they are realy kick ass .I've been doing the street raceing scene for over 15yrs on just about ever bike ever made. See yaaa!!!!!! OH YEAH please wave to you're brother or sister rider's when you see them no matter what they ride.WIND AND ROADS FOR EVER.


Name:
The Kid

My_Story

Have had a picture of a 2000 Blue/Silver Interstate hanging in my office for 2 years. Was constantly checking all websites for this bike, looking for one for sale close to home. Christmas day, 2002, I found one. Picked it up about 3 weeks ago. Have already added a new Mustang seat, ISO highway pegs. Due to weather conditions in Chicago, have spent more time cleaning than riding but that will soon change. I had wanted a Harley but once I rode this bike, I came to my senses. When we went to pick it up and my wife saw it, she just smiled and said "Holy Shit, it beautiful". Its going to be a good summer. Ride Safe.


Name:
Bo Scott (Valk_ridin_soldier)

My_Story

I remember exactly when I got the itch between my thighs only the Fat lady could scratch. It was June 17, 2001. I was at an intersection, stopped at a light, and a neighbor on his Harley sat rumbling beside me. I gunned my mid life crisis (Blown 5 liter Mustang that runs like a scalded dog) and laughed as the rumble from my engine drowned out his pipes as my RPMS topped 4,000. He knew better. He hung his head in that right lane, and grinned, as if to say, "hey, these Harleys weren't built for that" Then in the lane between us slid a Valk Standard. He ripped the throttle back a couple of times, and nodded to each of us. Harley boy sat up and rapped his throttle. I guess he figured he could at least finish second. I signaled my picking up of the gauntlet by gunning my engine. WHen the light turned green, I revved up the stang, dumped the clutch, and took off in a cloud of smoke. Harley-boy was in his familiar place in my side view and fading, and the Valk was not even moving. About the time I crossed the intersecting 4 lane and hit second, I saw the Valkie sit back on her haunches, and almost pick up the front end. He had intentionally given us the hole shot. By the time I hit third, he was moving up fast, and when I hit fourth, with Harley-boy but a distant Memory, The Valkie loomed large in my mirror. In a flash, it was by me, taking my ego with it. I had just been thoroughly stomped. I fell in love. I flashed my lights to signal my resignation, and eased up to him at the next light. I looked closely at the gleaming chrome, felt the vibrations emanating off the LaMonster blown f-6 through the custom buckets I was sitting in and knew right then...I had to have one. And now? She's black, she's fat, and she's in the Garage. The Mustang sits in the Driveway with a for sale sign in the window. A 99 Mercury cougar is now the back up wheels. I park it in the street. My love is now the Valkie.


Name:
Lone Ride Paul Barbour

My_Story

After 15 yrs as Harley owner, I sat on my first Valkyrie. Within 3 months, I was in a completely different world of power, reliability speed, and confidence. Took my new 1520CC to Europe for ten weeks, 6,800 miles, and 5 countries from La Harve, France to Alexandia, Eygpt. Can't wait to do it again. Now looking for F6 riders in King City, Ca. area for some cruisin'


Name:
lou green

My_Story

never owned a bike or rode one. turned 49 years young took the chp motorcycle course and bought my valk. in 6 months i've put on 4000 miles can't stop now. want to change the pipes need info from your experence with different pipes please e-mail me at loug@jobbersmeat,com. thanks


Name:
joe

My_Story

wait wait wait omg my brain stoped!!! help!!! some one get me a tick tack fast o wait it started again


Name:
Jack Otto

My_Story

Valkoholic!!!!!! That is a understatment!!! chrome chrome chrome HELP!! I can't stop thinking about CHROME. I'm in the house looking for things to CHROME - door knobs,lamp table,sofa you name it. My wife hid the cat for fear that I would CHROME it. I can't stop.Well gotta go, I think there is a CHROME salesmen at the door.


Name:
chuckie mechanic

My_Story

Ok, ill admit it, im a valkoholic too! I knew that i had gone over the hill when i caught myself rubbing on my ladies tank and laughing out loud,while cruising about 80. Right now she is bare (engine and frame) the rest is at the paint shop geting a new color, bright silver.I knew that i wanted a valkyrie after a few short blocks of riding one.I've been an ASE certified master technician for almost 13 years (working on cars) and i know the difference between junk iron and a work of art. I previously owned a honda shadow and was very disapointed with the lack of power, then i crawled on a valk and took her for a ride.I was so impressed when i got off the salesman said I was smiling so wide that I could have eaten a banana sideways. After a wait for over a year , my wife found a valkyrie in the paper and called it to my attention.IT was a 98 with only 3900 miles on it. When i took one look at it , I knew that it was going to be mine. The first thing i did after buying it was to put some stickers on the back of my helment because thats the only place that other bikers would be able to see them.HaHa just try to keep up , sucker!!!! What a wonderful bike , how will they ever top this one? Maybe eight cylinders?


Name:
Dave Hoffman

My_Story

After you bought your bike, you suddenly realize how stupid most of your old HD buddies have become.


Name:
Trucker's wife

My_Story

This addiction is co-ed. I tell my husband, "No, we need to wait before we buy that for the bike" and when he's at work, I sneak online and order stuff for our Lady. She's dressed to the nines in chrome already, but needs just a few more accessories, as most ladies do. Do other wives suffer from this as I do? And curse Winter! We ride when it's 40 and above, now ice and cold are here. The best we can do is to pat the Lady when we walk by her in the garage. Hurry up, Spring!!


Name:
GnA Colorado

My_Story

It's very, very true. I am a Valkoholic, I'm not ashamed to admit it. Although the HDer's think they really have something special going and try to pressure me into converting... they just don't know what they are missing. I have had a '79 CX 500C and an '83 V-45 Sabre, but haven't been riding since '89. This past year, my wife, telling me stories of her sister and borther-in-law buying and riding bikes, got my interest up. In February we went to 2 Honda shops and looked at Shadows and Magnas, when the line-up of Valks caught my eye, that's all it took. We settled on a '00 Black/Red IS. My wife wanted the comfort and we both enjoy the storage capacity. We rode to Sturgis and all around Northen Colorado this past summer and I just can't wait until Spring!!!! I want to ride everywhere!!!! My wife loves it, but she just started a new job and won't have much time off. We are planning to do a lot of "over-nighters" and have siged up with the High Country Cruisers and the VRCC, so we are looking forward to meeting all the other Valk riders. If anyone has any good short-trip ideas... please email. GnAOfiesh@aol.com Safe riding to all!!!!


Name:
otis

My_Story

i have worked as a sales manager in the retail motorcycle business since 1979, and now have a consulting firm that helps motorcycle dealers run their dealerships more efficiently through customer service. some consider me an expert. i make enough money to own any motorcycle i want and have ridden almost everything available in the world. on the list of 15 or 20 motorcycles that i intend to own at least once in my lifetime, the one on top of the list is the one i currently enjoy, my valkyrie interstate. this past summer i took it instead of the traditional airplane route on an extended business roadtrip during which i worked at everything from yamaha dealers to harley dealers. i rode 5000 miles in september alone. it performed flawlessly. i guess this rambling story is to be summarized by saying that i could own any bike i wish and have the experience to make a very informed choice and have chosen to ride a valkyrie.


Name:
Airetime

My_Story

I too, am a Valkoholic. I confess that although I am broke, paying for college for the kids, paying taxes on everything else and what's left goes into my business, I am happy! Why? Cause even when it rains I can still go out to the garage and tinker or polish the 98 Chrome on Black Tourer and it makes me smile. Christmas list is always on the fridge first now (makes Hal smile) and everyone knows what I want, more chrome, performance parts, upgrades etc. The old Corvette still sits in the garage with a cover on it. Still want to fix it up,(owned for 32 years) but only after the last piece of chrome is ordered for the Valc. Like a first love, you never get over it, you just keep saying, now what if I ???


Name:
Frank P.

My_Story

The first time I saw the Valkryie was when I went to a 4th of July biker street show, you know the ones that ride up and down the street. When I first saw that bike I knew that I wanted that so bad, that I immediately went to the internet and investigated as much asI could about it. All my friends seem to have only HD's I wanted to be different and also the one that pulls away from them, I love that bike nothing looks like her or runs like her, love to ride!


Name:
Trucker's wife

My_Story

I was going to get my husband a Harley when he turned 40 (Hey, I was young and silly, OK?!). We bought our house instead. I said "Maybe when you're 50...". Well, he's 48 and three-quarters and let's me ride on the back of his '97 Valkyrie that we got a week ago. Live and learn!!


Name:
Terry B

My_Story

At the office, I don't have pictures of the wife & kids, I have pictures of my "Fat Lady" on my desk


Name:
Highlander

My_Story

I bought the Lady on 28th March. I cannot get off of her (14,000+ miles since then). I even think of reasons to skip work to ride. Thinking about buying another one so she can rest a little. I dream of new places to chrome, ways to make her faster. Now that she is a classic, I dream of buying another to keep her company, cause the only thing better than a Valkyrie . . . . . . is two Valkyries. I love this beast, and the admiring glances from the passers by are proof I am right. I do not want to be cured. . . . sorry.


Name:
the Flying Scotsman

My_Story

Hi my name is Dana and I am a Valkoholic. The first time I knew I had a problem was the time I got home from a long ride and I just couldn't get away from her. I parked her in the garage, stripped off my riding gear and got down an old lawn chair and just sat there gazing at her. The smell of gas, leather, a sea breeze, and the road was still thick in my nose. And, even though we were in the garage her chrome sparkled like she was parked on the surface of the sun. I have owned 7 bikes in the 12 years I have been riding. And, with every bike I found myself getting bored in a few years. I always found myself looking forward to what bike I would buy next. That was until I met the Dragon. Now, I can't imagine owning another ride. (Well maybe a new and improved Valk when Honda gets off of their ass and builds one.) The truth is the Valkyrie is unique. Is it a cruiser or a cruise missle? Is it a lazy tourer or a American hot rod? One thing is for certain my lady is something special. A fact most everyone agrees with when they see her. One of my favorite things to do is show her to someone for the first time. She is usually covered in the garage, so there is a lot of drama when the cover comes off. As soon as she is unveiled eyes get as big as saucers and there is lot's of oohs and ahhs. Follwed by the inevitable, "wow, what is it". I usually just nod my head and say, "she's a Valkyrie." And my stock goes from regular guy to Dragon slayer. God help me, I am a Valkoholic. Dana


Name:
Dave Ritsema

My_Story

A few more to add. You might be a Valkoholic if: You have to install at night, late at night, after your SO is asleep so she doesn't know you got another shiny thing. You get a seperate credit card and a PO box address to have your bill and chrome shipped to. You have ever said, "No honey, that part was always on there, it came with the bike." The weather is too crummy to work out in the yard, so you go on a bike ride instead. Your not sure exactly when your anniversary is, but you know EXACTLY how many days, hours, seconds and minutes it is until In-Zane.


Name:
Michael P. Halloran

My_Story

Test rode my Valkyrie in September, 1997 and it was true love. I asked her to please wait for me because I was going on vacation to Ireland. A small tear formed on her headlight and she said she "I will". All I could thing about was getting home to my "fat lady" and holding her in my grip. On my 49th birthday we became a couple. I have since showered her with chrome bobbles and new paint, built her a special room in my barn, polished and loved her like no other.


Name:
LaMonster

My_Story

 My name is Lamont, and I am Valkaholic. It all started back in Dec. of 96. At that time I was just doing the soft stuff ( you know, Harleys) but soon after the Harleys just wasn't doing it for me. I needed something bigger, something with more power, something that didn't leak oil and parts wouldn't fall off as I drove down the road. Sure I tried the Royal Star, but that was less of a rush than my Harley. I felt as if there was nothing that could satisfy me. Then I saw my first Valkyrie. It was black and beautiful. It was the biggest bike I had ever seen. It made a Fat Boy look like a toy. I thought to myself that this may be too big for me. What if I overdose? What if I can't handle it? What would my Harley friends say? At that point all fears had to be faced. I had to see what this bike was all about.

 I took her out for a test drive and that was it. I knew I had to have this bike. I told myself that as soon as I sold my Harley I would buy a Valk. Then something happened. I saw a yellow & black Valk for the first time. I knew I had to move fast before someone else saw this bike. This was the bike of my dreams. How was I going to get this thing? I couldn't eat or sleep till she was mine. I tried using the message boards to quench my desire, it just wasn't enough. I had to have that bike. Then there was the wife thing, how could I get her to go along with me owning a Harley and Valkyrie at the same time? Like a true Valkaholic I rationalized going into debt at 12% interest to buy this bike. I was out of control! I have never financed a toy before. But this wasn't just a toy, it was a part of my very being. I made the move and bought the bike. It was the best purchase I had ever made. Sure I paid too much for it but I didn't care. It was mine!

 This was just the start of my sickness. I needed to make my bike special. First I made some saddle bags, then it was high way pegs, but that wasn't enough. I took my tank and cut it apart and made it 3" wider with a custom paint job but that still wasn't enough. I needed more sound, more power! I started working on the pipes. First I cut the piggies, then I punched out the baffles but that still wasn't enough so I gutted the pipes but then I had gone too far. I needed to make it sound better with more power, that's when I did the glass packs. Ok now I liked the pipes but I still needed more power! I jetted the six carbs tiring to squeeze out every pony in this beautiful bike. I polished intakes, removed baffles in the air box but that still wasn't enough! I needed more power! A supercharger was the only answer! I finely had the power I wanted and once again I told my wife " I am done messing with this bike" HaHaHa.

 Then there were the web sites. I had been to every message board and every Valkyrie web site on the net but it still wasn't enough. There was only one thing to do. Find the best web master on the net (Oz)<- By-The-Way I added this to Lamonts story, gale (:... that loved Valkyries as much as I do and build a super Valkyrie web site! It would need a message board, a chat room, a tech info page, a store where you could buy parts at a discount, a picture page, a killer looking logo, great t-shirts and hats, and most of all good people to share the experiences on their Valkyrie. And now you get and idea of how bad this sickness can be. :-)


Name:
tumbleweed

My_Story

It all started with me going to the Honda dealer to get some oil and filter for my 85 Wing. The salesman on the showroom floor asked if I wanted to test ride the new wing. I said no, lets try the Valkyrie instead. Needless to say, my wing is now a police escort cycle and the Valkyrie is the new ride in my life. The salesman tried to sell me a 2001 model but I wanted a tourer model. He got me an 99 in the crate. I have had the bike 4 months and 11,569 miles of pure enjoyment. I have a hard time keeping rear tires. My pickup has cobwebs and dust since I to, ride daily, nightly, and go to the store for my wife. (in the next town.) My Valk sleeps in its own room in total comfort. The other bikes stay in the garage. On my trips, the Valk is next to my tent or picnic table when I sleep. I am a Valkoholic, I spend more time with the Valk than I should...NOTTTTT!!!!! She has her pipes to get attention, the sweet custom paint to turn heads, and chrome to blind everyone. Best of all, my Valk makes my Harley buds spend way to much money to try get their horses up to snuff!!! I am a Valkoholic, why be normal?


Name:
Ironhope

My_Story

Hi: I'm Lee and I am a Valkholic. My ride, a 1999 black and red interstate is in Honda Hospital, a victim of a colorblind cage driver. Two or three times a day I go to the garage and look for her, Every other day , at least, I go to visit her in the hospital. We really didn't have a lot of time together. I bought her new with one mile on August 10, 2001, and the accident happened on Sept, 4. Parts have been ordered, and the doc's say she should be able to run again early in October. All the stories of the other VA's apply to me all 15 signs were there. I just didn't know it until now. I've read all the message boards, went to the chat room, a first time in any chat room, worked on the patio, done all the honeydoos. keeping busy does not help. I've ordered new chrome stuff, Valk clothing, and when we are both healed, No serious injuries to myself and passenger, we will have shared history. Another great story to tell, and lots of places to go . My wife, the other wonderful woman in my life tries to understand, but isn't a VA yet. Maybe soon


Name:
Puff One

My_Story

# 1. riding with bunches and bunches of Valkyries are what we are born for. We, as Lone Dragons, are taken to greater heights by our common welfare - Riding the Fat Ladies. # 2. for each of our groups we have trusted leaders, AKA: trusted servants. They are like gods; but some look like 'da Beast, and LaMont, and ValkBobbie. They don't govern, on a'counta we don't listen. # 3. the only desire we have is to ride the Fat Lady. # 4. each group outta mind their own business except in cases when it is important to butt your head into everything and everyone's business; which is just about every darn nanosecond. # 5. our primary purpose is to carry the message of the Valkyrie to all that need Her. # 6. the Valkyrie name should never be lent to any other motorcycle, (nobody could pull it off anyway, ha ha ha ha ha ha}. # 7. every Valkyrie should be self supporting. no problem here. just try and dog Her down, yer gonna be sorry! She needs no outside help. # 8. we are a nonprofessional band of Valkyrie admirers, some of the people that promote our ideals can do stuff for dinero; but they go ahead and spend it all on their Fat Ladies anyway, which is the way God wanted it. # 9. some of us guys and gals tell the other Valkyrie riders when and where to be to meet for a ride, but that don't mean that they are in charge or anything like that. #10. Harley Davidson can hardly pronounce "VALKYRIE", no less prove that any Valk rider has ever said anything negative [aka: truthful], about HD's. #11. everywhere me and Eddie go with Gandalf, and Puff One -our two Valks- we get raves from most anybody nearby, going by, driving by, flying by, walking by. we get very publically relation' like and SHOW OFF PROPER LIKE. but we never bragg. we only tell the truth. #12. principals before personalities...always! my Valk is faster and prettier and stronger than most anybody Out There. so I am reminded to let you know this anytime and anywhere, for Me and my Valk are Spiritual.


Name:
Dogg

My_Story

1. I am powerless over my cravings for my Valk and it has made my marriage unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that Dragon power could restore me to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn my need for serenity over to the Dragon. 4. Made a searching and fearless Dragon inventory. 5. Admitted to myself and others that I needed more chrome. 6. Became willing to let the Dragon have what ever it needed. 7. Asked the Dragon to give me serenity while riding. 8. Made a list of all people who I would harm if I could not ride. 9. Made direct effort not to harm those people by riding whenever I can. 10. Continue to take an inventory of Dragon and found I can always use chrome or modifications. 11. Sought through riding and serenity to make my life positive. 12. Having had a dragon spiritual awakening I always tell others, especially Harley riders what they miss.


Name:
Knuckles

My_Story

G'day fellow seers of the light! When I was 6 I feel in love with Maryann and Ginger but deep down I knew I could never have them. When I was 10 I feel in love with the girl up the road, her name was Rose but her family didn't think I was good enough. When I was 15 I feel in love with my English teacher, and did my best to convince her to forefill my summer of 42's dreams, fat chance! When I was 26 I got married, what a dickhead I was! when I was 30 i got married again, got it right this time (so far anyway) In 1997 I feel in love again, now I have never been partial to big girls, but this young lady caught my eye. she is big, fat , black and yellow and she loves me just as much as I love her. She's never kicked me off and I have never let her down. Now some blokes like their women lean and mean but not me, some like 'em dirty, some like the Italians or the Poms most like the Japanese, some even lean towards the fillies from the land of stars and stripes, but as we all know you can't rely on those girls at all. My new love's name is Val, and whilst I will always love my wife (current) and kids just that little bit more, I will always have a hard spot for Big Val. She treats me like a man needs to be treated, gentle and firm at the same time. RIDE FREE!!!


Name:
Curly

My_Story

I've rode for years with the local chapter of HD riders, and all the time they kept telling me that "If I kept washing and feeding that sportster it would grow up!". Well it grew up all right, but instead of becoming a Fat Boy, she became a PHAT Girl.


Name:
shadow1060

My_Story

I love my Valk. I've used it many times to bring my buddy to the repair shop to pick up his Titan. Even the mechanic tells him he should have bought the Valk. I just sat there with a sh_t eatin grin.


Name:
Joe Taylor

My_Story

You might be a Valkoholic if you went down to Hardly-Didsome and when you sat on one of the so called American icon machines and realized that they were tiny, overly expen(sive), and not really comfortable, decided then and there to buy what you knew would be a reaaaaaaallly great ride by just looking at the motor, and dido the red and white Valk, had that (bro)chure on my mirror for a year, and could not find one, but black is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name:
Wagytails

My_Story

You know its over cause you hear the Fat Lady sing'n


Name:
sandy

My_Story

what are you talkin' about


Name:
Green&Cream 97'

My_Story

Big Bike. Big Fun. Big Miles......RSO JB (North Cak!)


Name:
Slick

My_Story

I RIDE what some respected gentlemen may call a rice burner. Yes, It can burn rice, smoke most any size hog, and fry bacon. Nothing burps like bacon. I'm sorry, they haven't come up with anything that will help me yet. I LOVE MY BIG GIRL.


Name:
joubi

My_Story

tää on paras pyörä mitä on ikinä ollu sano muija mut niin onki!


Name:
Walter

My_Story

Well, I've been riding since the early 70's. I started with a Honda CL350 loved it and I could afford it. Then came my Honda 83 magna V45, loved it even more, but my love was always an HD, in fact it was an FLHST (today they call it a road king). Could never really afford it, but when the day came I could, well I bought Fat Lady tourer. I've ridden most makes and model bikes and nothing comes close. Funny thing, today when my HD friends say "How come you didn't buy a HD" I don't have to make excuses, I just laugh, my Valkyrie tourer, black and chrome says it all as the look in their eyes speaks louder then words. Thanks Honda for making the best...... PS. I've had this illness all my life, only now it has a name.


Name:
steve#10021

My_Story

Sitting here reading these here stories, all poop I gotta go stare at my phat lady. I am not a Valkaholic, yea right, cant wait for inzane.


Name:
jrm3219

My_Story

I'm a sad sad guy... I've been riding since '83. Had almost every type of bike under the sun. Learned while living in Germany and never lost the bug. Raced street, dirt, drag, you name it. They are all fun. I don't appreciate people that put down different types of bikes. I love them all. I have a great time riding little ones, big ones, cruisers, rockets, etc. My fastest bike was an '89 ZX-10, my quickest/best handling was a '94 VFR750, my last dual purpose was an '89 KLR650, by best dirt bike a '93 XR 250R, my oldest a '73 KZ 900 body w/a '75 KZ 1000 engine, modified bodywork, ext. swingarm, custom built brakes, etc. (This was my drag bike) The bike I had the most fun learning to ride on was an '82 Yamaha RD80 (In Germany). My most comfortable was an '86 Kawa Voyager 1200. In '93 I became a divorced single parent. I was bikeless from then till I bought my solo toy; a '94 VFR750. I used to always fix my bikes up with carb mods, pipes, ignition, suspension, brakes, etc. But after the divorce I changed my priorities. I bought the VFR to keep under the cover for the weekend when I could ride. During the week I had to shuttle my only care in the world (precious daughter) to and from daycare/school and that made it tough to commute via MC. I didn't do a single thing to the bike and traded it in like brand new, stock out of the crate. Here is where we come to the Val. Fall of '96 I was still single and couldn't get any ladies to ride with me. Fully depressed I looked to the new bikes to find some comfort and came across the most provocative two wheeler I can actually afford. The Valkyrie! Wow!! Power, comfort, handling (well, some at least), speed, looks, sound... hell, what else do you want!???! For months I carried the brochure with the pictures of the tourer model not due out until my birthday (Feb '97). I really wanted the white/turquoise model. YUM! I put my deposit on it and waited. Feb came and was almost gone and still no Val. Both dealers in San Antonio were still waiting. Then finally they got a red/white one in. I remember stopping on my way to work one cold morning and looking between the burglar bars at the dealership to catch a glimpse of the freshly assembled beauty on the showroom floor dead center in front of the main entrance. Needless to say my ride to work was not chilly. I had nothing but thoughts of that bike in my head all day long. On my way home I stopped to look at the bike in person. It started to look better than the white/turquoise version. I called the bank; could they have the check out before closing time? Between 4pm and 6pm I had been to daycare, to the bank, to the dealership, gotten a loan, signed my old faithful (VFR) away, purchased insurance, and strapped my new "traveling barber shop" onto my flatbed to take home. (Remember my daughter, 6yrs old at the time, was with me) I don't ever remember cleaning a bike so much and having a smile on almost every mile of pavement as with my Val. Not long thereafter I met my current and wonderful wife, who never rode before. She loved the Val too. Every story has a sad moment though. In '99 "We" decided it was more prudent to buy a larger/nicer home than my old dump and the Valkyrie along with the Yamaha Waveraider 1100 (with mucho hop-up parts) had to go just so I could afford the astronomical property taxes they sock you with in Bexar Co. So the Val was my last new bike and If I had my way I would be looking for another '97 tourer w/low miles. BTW guys, all you tourer/interstate owners, only the '97 tourer came with the same HP/Torque rating as the custom. From '98 on the Tourers/Interstate models are manufactured w/less "Viagra." Honda didn't mention this in any brochure or dealer disclosure. MCN reported it some time in '98 I believe. I don't know how different they feel, but for me I would prefer to have all my balls if you don't mind-thankyouverymuch. So for all you "Large Lady Lovers" try to remember those of us who once had the finest travel companion but had to let her go... sniff. Long live riding; enjoy what you've got 'cause you may not have it long.


Name:
REELAY # 8872

My_Story

WOW!!!!!!! Thought, I was in this Valkoholic Group. All but #3 pertains to me. I had the Green and Silver I/S hanging on the wall before I bought mine..... LUST the "FAT LADY".........


Name:
Andrew aka "MOLDMAKER"

My_Story

MY Dream "is" a 68 SS-RS convertible 4-speed to build. However my need for a nice crusin machine has been satisfied for a lot less $$$.. Never even heard about this bike being out of the motor world awhile for reasons? Stupidity!! Go with what makes you happy!! So I charged it!! LOL Down in Florida Daytona Christmas shopping with my brother in-law. Lets stop by the Honda place he says.. Now I wasn't even thinken bout buying a bike. However once I seen this ,I lost sleep. And went back to NY Owning a Valkyrie but couldn't get to ride it till I went back down to Florida to pick it up 3 months later during Bike week. My Brother in-law was a very Happy volunteer to "Bike sit" for that time.. My need for speed is still not satisfied but "I can Modify". and modify and modify.. Little at a time not to get my girlfriend jealous of me spending more time and money.. She'll never know how much money either.. LOL Me?


Name:
Mike98 Valk Tourer

My_Story

Well, it all started way back in 1968. Got a job 3 miles from home at a local food store. I needed to get to work so I bought a Honda 90. Loved it. Then went to a Honda 350 and had it a whole day before the front tire hit something and blew out at 60mph. After hitting the guard rail and melting my wallet to my back pocket I sold the 1 day old bike for $100. for scrap. Did that stop me? no!!! Something about a 650 Yamaha had to get one. That last about 3 years and the a 75 GL1000 goldwing caught my eye. At that time it came with nothing. Added the bags fairing and radio. Loved that bike. Found a wife who didn't Mind riding. Then the kids were born and the money went! Guss what yep had to sell it. Many long years without a bike later I saw my first Valk. Kept saying one of these days. Wife kept saying first a new house. Strange isn't it? Well parents were sick, kids started to move out and well after taking care of parents will I stopped at the local Honda dealer. Did I know what I wanted...Hell yes!! This was January 2000..21 years since I had riden a bike of my own. Yes I had riden others but I want my own and wanted a Valk. Went to another dealer and found a New 98 tourer, maroon and cream god I loved it. Told the dealer what I would give him and bought it! Delivery date Feb 20th. Chicago weather ya know....35 miles in the snow...No put it on the truck. Son who ride a RC51 took it for a ride. First day I had her...what does he do...yep pulls a wheelie right in front of the house. You know it nice to have your son say "Dad that thing has some balls!!!" Honda hoot 2000 went all by myself wife thought I was nuts. I thought it was fun...Oh did I tell you she said I didn't need a bike? Told her she used to love riding with me...she says no I did it because you loved it...so I tell her well you'll learn to love it also. Now after 14,000 miles we ride about every weekend. I of course ride my baby more often. Would I but another Valk?? No don't need to my baby had everything I need. Well there are a few things I haven't gotten yet. Long story short....the Valk is the best Bike ever built...get one and catch the fever.


Name:
Chris on calif centralcoast

My_Story

Before you bought your Valkyrie you'd kiss the WIFE and wipe off your motorcycle, Now you......


Name:
Pedro (Bicho Loco)

My_Story

Saludos Valkolicos, disculpen pero mi ingles no es muy bueno, y les escribo desde Venezuela solo para decirles que toda mi vida he tenido muchas motocicletas que me han dado grandes satisfacciones, pero nunca han podido igualar lo que siento cuando manejo mi Valkyrie con mi esposa de parrillera por las bellas autopistas de mi pais. La sensacion no se puede describir. Nos vemos. pedro@valkyrieriders.com


Name:
DOG

My_Story

25 years ago I owned my first Honda a 750 custom. I had to sell it because I got custody of my two boys. It was a fair trade at the time. I always said that as soon as they turned 18 and moved out I would by myself a Harley but when I saw the Valkyrie interstate it made me forget all about the Harley. A good friend of mine bought a new Harley custom for 28000.00 and has had it the shop 3 times in 6 months. Happy to be a Valkyrie owner and my wife loves it to.


Name:
Chris

My_Story

My first bike was a 1980 Suzuki gs1100e I loved that bike but it was always broke down or needed something I kept her for 18 years. I set her aside and didn't ride her at all the last 5 years I owned her because of an accident. Then one day I ended up in the Honda shop and saw the most beautiful bike I had saw, a beautiful Honda Valkyrie.. all at once my gs1100 didn't look so great anymore but the price of the Valk was a bit high for my pocket. I bought a kaw 800 classic instead......... WHAT A MISTAKE, OH MY GOD. The Kaw was slow, on the highway I felt like I was killing it. I kept the pig for 8 months and traded it for my true love a new Honda Valkyrie. Life is good again, me and the Valk ride the highways and back roads, we find every excuse we can to be together. she waits for me in the parking lot at work snuggled beneath her cover and we take the long way home. I plan on this being a long relationship.

Ride on......... The highways are waiting for YOU...The Valk, what a smooth bike..


Name:
The Funk

My_Story

I rode a Victory for 2 years. When it ran, it was a nice ride. Had that pretty 2-tone blue/black paint, the chicks loved it. Got tired of fixing it, saw this used Valk, black, for sale (does 900 miles count as used?). I rode it, and now have a problem with severe swelling of the groin. Why the hell would anyone ride anything but this bike?


Name:
Woody

My_Story

"VALKYRIE" MORE Effective THAN VIAGRA. Nuff said


Name:
Armyguy : )~

My_Story

Hi there.. I am 22 and serving in the Army. I have been riding Honda's since I got my lil' Z~50R for Christmas when I was 5 years old. I have owned many bikes. To include quads, enduros, dirtbikes and streetbikes, all being Honda's.. Now I own a majestic Valkyrie.. When traveling from my duty in Ft. Riley Kansas to my home in Atlanta which is about a 14 hour ride. There is NO better way to get around. I think that when I go by the little crotch rockets, the have some internal envy towards me. As well as the Harley guys. I throw up my hand as if to say hi, and the seem to just look away. I think they are just jealous of my power to weight ratio. I ride a beautiful '99 Cruiser that's black and silver and highly modified. All I wanna say is yes~ I AM a Valkoholic!


Name:
Greiner's wife

My_Story

I only wish I was a Valkyrie Interstate!!!!!!!!


Name:
6 POWER

My_Story

All of the above It's a cruiser with the heart of a sports bike.


Name:
Rick love joy

My_Story

Valkoholic....yes that's me. I sold my kawi 800 classic, and tried to rationalize the cost of a 1996 used HD Road King, and came very close. THANK GOD I went to my Honda dealer. When I saw my 2000 yellow and black beast sitting there.....man I'll tell ya, it was a short negotiation. I think we all no that HD's are becoming "a dime a dozen" . Valkyrie is such a unique custom bike right off the show room floor, and when ya start add'n chrome to the already existing chrome.......well we no what happens. What a beautiful Valkyrie, that will eat up anything on the street. LOOKS AND PERSONALITY!!!!! good God I need a tranquilizer!


Name:
Bcantell@aol.com

My_Story

I've owned a motorcycle since I was 16 starting with my CB160. Since then I've had an CL350, Elsinore 250, MT175, XL250, TL125, CB550,2-400 quads, XL350R and my lady "BobbyLu" the F6. All were Honda's and I've never had an engine apart except for the Elsinore due to a crash in a race, and one of the quads, because my buddy put the oil filter in backwards while doing a oil change.

I only had the XR350R back in 1998 when I stared getting the road blues again and thought I was old enough to keep it slow this time around (that was BV, Before Valkyrie). It stared when my brother-in-law bought a HD Heritage, a beautiful machine, and I was getting the bug looking at it. I started looking around, looked at every custom/cruiser I could find. I considered HD until I was left stranded on the side of I-4 in Orlando at 2:00am during Biketoberfest by the FAT BOY I had rented. I wasn't the fact that the pig smoked liked it was on fire that stopped it, the trany went. They gave me a Heritage to replace the Fat Boy, and it was beautiful, as long as you just sat on it. The thing just about rattled the fillings out of my teeth. It vibrated so much, it felt like my scalp was attacking the rest of my skull. Forget using the mirrors. It almost cured my road fever.

I looked at Motor Gussi, Ducati, BMW, and Victory. I knew I didn't want a Wanna-be so, out with the Victory. Forget the MG & Duke, service could be funky. That left the BMW, you know, the own James Bond rode. Then I saw the hottest bike I had ever seen in my life, and in a tv commercial at that. I say a huge street bike, crossed up, throwing sand, gassed up and cruising. I fell in love, love at first sight!!!

I talked to my Honda dealer, looked up the few sites on the internet, read everything I could on the Valks. I visited the bike show in New York the next Feb. and looked at all previously mentioned bikes again, decided it was the Bemmer or the Valk. After a long ride back from NY, I decided the Valk was the way to go (it just beat everything) , ordered my 99 black tourer that week, and have been in a deep and satisfying relationship since I took delivery in March 1999. She's got 26,000 on her now and lately I've been trying to figure out how I can go live in Arizona from Nov. to April every year.

My whole live now revolves around and about my Lady, I can't figure out how I lived before she came into my life.

Ride safe and often.


Name:
Peter from UK

My_Story

It took me all of 10 minutes to decide to by my beautiful fat lady, I'd gone to the local deli with my ceo to buy some ham. In the window of the bike shop next door to the deli was the first Valk that I'd seen. I walked in and bought it. First bike for 20 years .My wife thought me insane but now she loves 'Bertha'as much as I do


Name:
big bob

My_Story

Why a Valk is better than a woman (I know, I've got both) 1. When you give your Valk gas, she'll still let you mount her. 2. The sound of the Valk droning on never puts you to sleep. 3. The Valk IS made for speed! 4. The Valk doesn't get annoyed when you wake her up at 2am for a ride. 5. The Valk doesn't get mad when you look at other bikes, because she knows you could never ride another. 6. The Valk doesn't get all po'd when you stare at her with a funny look on your face. 7. The Valk doesn't care if you break wind. She knows that it's just the G forces kicking in.


Name:
LOCOPOL

My_Story

I HAD A GIRLFRIEND BEFORE I MEET MY VALK WE SHARE ALL BUT SHE DON'T LIKE THE BIKES. I TAKE HER TO A RIDE TO EXPLAIN HER THE WONDERFUL FELLING IS RIDE A VALK. I TELL HER IS NOT THE SAME!!!! AFTER I BOUGHT MY VALK. WELL I DECIDE TO LEAVE HER AND FOUND A NEW GIRLFRIEND. IS NOT ABOUT THE VALK IS ABOUT MY FEELINGS. GOOD LUCK YOU MUST NEED IT.


Name:
Doc

My_Story

I researched every cruiser and tourer on the market. Then I rode the Valkyrie. At the age of 59, having not ridden for 40 years, I bought my Valkyrie. What a blast. On one trip last summer I left home May 14th, rode 5,000 miles, 14 states, and arrived back four weeks later. This spring I shall ride to Fairbanks, Alaska. My only regret is that I waited until I was 59.

Doc


Name:
mitchellk

My_Story

you know you are a valcoholic when all you do is stay in your garage for hours staring aimlessly at her. when you eventually return to your wife she is fast asleep so you go back in the garage and clean your baby till the sun comes up .


Name:
Kev

My_Story

Saw a picture of the prototype back in 93/94 and told my friends that if they ever got around to building it I'd buy one to replace my Wing. It took 3 years and a wait of 8 months from first order before it was delivered, on the day we had five inches of snow fall. Haven't regretted it a day since and still get a buzz when I ride it.


Name:
Rick

My_Story

I've had Hondas since 1965 and have owned anything else. My last bike was '79 Goldwing I purchased new. There was no question that the next one would be a Valkyrie. My '99 Valkyrie will probably be my last bike since I plan to keep her at least 20 years. I did sell the '79 and it was hard to watch it leave with another rider. I have the original Goldwing valve covers and removed the Honda emblems to carry on my key chain. I feel its a way to keep a part of the past with me when I'm riding.


Name:
McValk

My_Story

Lloyd told me in the summer of 99 I'd be back to buy that Valkyrie. I had just purchased a 750 that summer. It was a nice bike. Then last winter I got Valkyrie fever. Had it bad. It festered in my heart and I drove everybody nuts that would listen to me. Finally, this past July , I bought the Interstate. Never in all my life have I been happier. This motorcycle is just the best machine on the planet.


Name:
Chris Wallace

My_Story

I have never owned or driven a motorcycle in my life or even had the interest in one, but that changed. I was watching TV one evening and a commercial came on that I thought was for an upcoming TV movie, but it was for the Valkyrie. A buddy stopped over and I mentioned to him about the motorcycle and I showed interest in it, next thing I knew, I was at the local Honda store looking over the Valkyrie. I sat on it and 6 other different model bikes, but the Valkyrie was the best. Needless to say, he helped me spend my money on it and loved that same bike I sat on in the Honda shop. I live in Ohio and during the winter months the bike gets PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome). Ohio lays down 12" of salt for every 1/2" of the white stuff, so I don't ride when salt is laid down-don't want to ruin a wonderful bike!


Name:
HJ/Oregon

My_Story

YOU KNOW YOU'RE A VALKAHOLIC WHEN: You'd rather a date a girl who lives 2 hours away, rather than one who lives 15 minutes from you!


Name:
Boom

My_Story

I'm 15 years old, and I got my first bike last summer. its a Honda 550 four, it has a lot of problems, and I'm going to fix it on my own so ill know what's new and what's not, it makes it easier that way. Everyone calls me Boom because I like making loud noises, and this bike sure does help me out with that. I spent $100.00 on it last summer at a thrift store. Its brown with chrome everything. I was going to give it to my boyfriend this last August for his birthday, but could bring myself to part with it. Its now my baby, I'm going to give it a paint job, paint it deep blue with 'Boom' on the gas tank.


Name:
Phill

My_Story

My first bike was a Verici (sp?) 175cc that had the HD logo slapped on it. From there I went to a Sportster and then a Lowrider. Getting laid off from my job and going through a divorce forced me to sell my rides. Two years later I married a beautiful Brazilian, but was still paying child support and alimony, so my nearest contact with two wheels came in the form of peddles. Over the years I would see a nice bike going down the road and I would sigh wistfully and dream of what might be in the future. Well it wasn't long before my parental obligations were over with and I started making comments about how nice it would be to go riding through the Irish Hills of MI. to my favorite foreigner. On my birthday the wife took me out for breakfast, and when I pulled up in the driveway there sat the most wonderful present I had ever received in my life. A 2000 black/yellow Valk. I was a bit intimidated at first but once I started to put the miles on, everything was cool. The wife and I started riding with other bikers and with our local Valkyrie Chapter. The wife started buying Valkyrie clothing and she would search the net for other rides that we could join in on. She started to order chrome bolt ons for the bike and has met with a painter to get a customized paint job for the bike, she also has insisted that I contact a guy in CO to have glass packs put on the bike. I have a 70 mile one-way ride to work every day so I get a lot of time in the saddle which is really great, but I have to call the wife and fill her in on how the ride was and tell her how good the bike handled. In short, yes there is a Valkaholic in my house. She's a keeper too. Oh by the way guys, she has seven sisters.


Name:
Dino VRCC # 2213

My_Story

I first saw a Valk up close at a fair in 1997. Had to have one, but coming off of divorce and all that "good" stuff, couldn't afford it. I started looking up info on the computer and eventually found the VRCC and all the info I needed. Had to have it! Sold a lot of old equipment from my business for the down payment, went to a local dealer and found a left over 98 standard. That was in November of 98. Luckily, the cold weather never bothered me so I rode it until it snowed, but that wasn't till December 30th. People at work thought I was nuts. No windshield, no leather gear, half helmet...I didn't care. Coming home on a Tuesday from Americade 2000 in one of the worst rain days one could ride in, my buddy (I talked him into getting an interstate) and I got into a bind on the Northway with some big 18wheelers on each side of us making it beyond impossible to see. I remember hitting the throttle and the next thing I knew, we were doing a speed I wouldn't recommend on dry pavement. We really didn't have a choice as there was another truck right behind us. I have to admit I had a quick vision of us hydroplaning across the Northway into the trees. The bike was so stable, it was unbelievable. It's been everything I hoped it to be. Now I just have to move to an area of the country that doesn't see snow for four months!


Name:
VALK6#1413

My_Story

Get a load of this. I wrote a check for a 1999 standard, a yellow and cream. It was to be my first Valk, but things changed when I told my wife what I just did. She said, "THIS IS NOT A TIME TO BUY A MOTORCYCLE". She wants a pool put in the back yard. So the next day I had to go to the dealership and tear up the check. THAT SUCKS BIG TIME. So my brother-in-law and I put in the pool, and said after the pool, we WILL GET OUR VALKYRIES, AND WE DID JUST THAT. He has a 98 tourer and I have a 99 interstate. Hang on, I was go to buy the yellow and cream, "cheaper" and she see's this RED AND BLACK INTERSTATE and says I like this one better because the back set is bigger. The other one is too small. SO SHE PICKED OUT MY VALKYRIE OR OUR VALKYRIE. SO HANG IN THERE GEY'S THERE IS HOPE FOR YOU AND YOURS YET... P.S. Take her with you to buy your VALKYRIE, you may end up with something better, or some HOT STUFF for your new ride... "LIFE IS GOOD"


Name:
Smokin   #466

My_Story

Help, I'm out of control ! I'm going into withdrawals, It snowed so much I haven't been able to ride for over 3 weeks. I got so board, I stripped my bike to the bare frame just so I could do a better job cleaning and polishing her.


Name:
VRCC # 6775

My_Story

After I bought my Valk., I feel as though my quest for the perfect bike has ended, I DO leave early from work and get home late ,and I Can't believe I ever rode those other ,body shakin`,oil drppin`----------well you get it , Let's all be great full for our VALKYRIE`S ,I know we deserve Em..


Name:
Jack in New Orleans

My_Story

Unlike a lot of you, I didn't buy my Valk the first time I saw one. Having gone thru divorce, job change, bankruptcy, and relocation; I just couldn't afford to buy it. I first saw the Valk in Winter of '98. Had to have one! Visited my local dealers, sought out mags with Valks, dreamed of Valks.... My new wife thought I was (am) crazy. I had a bike, another Honda, salvaged from the bankruptcy but riding it just made me more miserable. My wife took me to other dealers trying to interest me in other bikes, cheaper, smaller bikes. Nothing worked. I kept going back to the Honda dealerships and carried a picture of the Valk with me at work or wherever. Finally, in November of '99, the mgr of the closest, most frequently visited dealer told me " Hey, you buying or looking!" I told him my sad story of financial failure and longing for the Valk. He saw my other, now 27 year-old bike, and I guess felt sorry for me. And, yes, he saw another poor sucker on the hook. He took me to his desk and there we hammered out a deal. It took a couple of long, anxious days to work out the financing but, finally, he called. My wife was at work and I walked the 3 miles to pick up My Valk, every step just knowing something would go wrong and I'd have to walk back home. But nothing went wrong. The bike and papers were ready. I was shown My Valk, handed the keys, and took her nervously around the parking lot. She looked, felt fat and heavy at first but by the time I entered the street home, she was a soul-mate. I've had her 8000 miles now and she's never let me down. She's more awesome than I had imagined. I was, am hooked. There is no cure. I don't want one.


Name:
john james a.k.a. packanimal

My_Story

after you bought your Valk. you decided getting wet in the rain was a vigorating experience, not a downer. After you bought your Valk you learned that chrome was invented just because valks would be here.


Name:
HEADSTAPLE

My_Story

I too, was convinced by the Greenemachine to get a Valk.

Having been a bike owner for over 30 years, the previous being an old Kawasaki LTD 1000, I had lost my interest in bikes.

Another friend had been doggin me to get a new bike and tried to push me to a H-D, (ugh) and I just couldn't accept the hype and b.s. associated with the H-D mark.

I started looking for options, saw the Valk in a dealer, sat on it and something grabed my interest but I thought the bike was too bulky after comparing it to my old Kawasaki.

I visited the Greenemachine in late April, he let me ride his Valk, which was the first time I ever rode a Valk, and I knew within 3 blocks that I was hooked.

I got home and bought a green and black one two days later.

Now, I too go Harley hunting, problem is all I ever see of them is their little headlights far in the distance in my mirror.


Name:
SixGun

My_Story

I've been a Valkoholic since I rode the GreenMachine's Valk (his story is below) about a year ago. Yep, I'm one of the group that caught the disease from him. It's becoming an epidemic here in Arizona! Finally got around to buying my own red & white 97 last month. Like many of the Valkoholics here, a day rarely goes by that I don't ride that incredible machine. I've logged over 100,000 miles on bikes but none of them have been so sweet as the 1000 miles I've ridden in the last month. Like the Honda ad says...IF YOU THINK 6 CYLINDERS IS EXCITING UNDER THE HOOD, YOU SHOULD TRY IT UNDER YOUR SEAT! I could go on forever, but I hear the fat lady calling my name... See Ya... goin' ridin'. Be safe!


Name:
greenemachine

My_Story

I guess that I have been a Valkoholic since I purchased my bike 3 years ago. I have a yellow and black custom 1997. What I didn't realize at the time is just how contagious this disease really is. After letting my riding friends ride the beast, 6 of them have come down with the disease and 2 more have got symptoms. Its awful. In our group we have 3 customs and 3 touring. When they are all parked together, it kind of sucks all of the light out of the surrounding area. We have several friends who have HARLEYS who we let ride with us, but they generally get very intimidated which appears to be a side effect ot this disease, oh well, when you ride on the most powerful custom bike on the planet, its something you have to get use to. This disease also effects they way you ride you bike, we dont simply just go for a ride, we got Harley hunting. Its kind of a great feeling to know, that you own not only the most powerful custom bike, the best handling and looking, but the only bike that is 100% made in the USA. It wont be long before this epidemic starts sweeping the country. Travel safe. KG.


Name:
rollocop

My_Story

My lady is a red and white 97 Tourer. I bought a new shed just for it, can't put it in a shed with a buch of other stuff. It needs a new shed. I ride it every day, no matter what. I must ride it.

Today, I hooked my brother. After watching me ride the lady, and seeing how fast and nimble and sexy she really is, today he went to the local Honda dealer and traded his Dynaglide Sport with 1k miles on it for a new 98 with fancy custom yellow paint. He don't want to be cured, either.


Name:
Hungandstrung

My_Story

I'm glad I'm not the only Valkyrie addict out there. I was beginning to think it was abnormal to go out in the garage once an hour to visit my 98 val and try to find another reason to open the door and go run an imaginary errand. My wife is not interested in riding but I'm fortunate in that she allows me my illness and doesn't complain when it takes an hour to go to the store which is only a couple of blocks away. There isn't enough time in the day to ride. The sweet rumble of the exhaust, the steady handling and the limitless power of this fine lady is just too much to resist. If there is a cure for this madness I don't want it. Ride safe and long and thanks for sharing.


Name:
longinthesaddle

My_Story

The Valk is ruining my marriage! My wife won't ride with me. What could possibly be her problem. So, I haven't had a bike in 20 years. That's the kids fault. So I went from a 1972 XL250 to the biggest, baddest fire breathing screamer on the plant. That's progress. I've had my Valk for almost five months. I'm practically a pro! SHE says that I should get a side car and take our big red collie, Chance, out for a ride. You know, that dog would look good in goggles and a scarf. ;)


Name:
Torkn0t

My_Story

all my life I dreamed of owning the Best bike Ever made... Years of reading all the Bike Rags and looking at specs and such I thought I would never find her. While driving back from a clients, I stopped at a local Honda Dealer. As I walked into the show room My eyes fell upon a Shiny Red& Black 1999 Interstate. I looker her over and became enamored with her good looks. I went back several times just to gaze at her, and Finally got the nerve up to Purchase that Bike of My Dreams. I Know I am A Valkaholic Because "There aren't enough Hours in the day!!!!


Name:
Monte

My_Story

15 months, 24,000 miles, two hail storms and no helmet...ouch, countless miles in the rain, riding in 28 to 110 degree weather, one near miss with a deer, several girlfriends lost (to much time with bike), several new girlfriends found, lots of envious stares, several paychecks for chrome and leather and bags and...., memories to last a life time, WHAT AN ADVENTURE I WANT MORE...WOW I LOVE THIS BIKE.


Name:
Medussa, 7383

My_Story

5000 miles in the first 9 weeks, San Francisco, Portland OR, Los Angeles, Death Valley, Las Vegas. One moving violation at about 50 mph over the speed limit. I never knew I'd be this happy again. If this is what being a Valkoholic feels like, I will never allow a cure to come near me.


Name:
Showmeman

My_Story

A year ago my girl friend left me for a HD dude. I couldn’t stop thinking about her and what she was doing with the Harley dude. I thought I would never fall in love again after that. Then I met a FatLady at the local Honda dealer two weeks ago. I asked her if she would like to go home with me. She said sure for a small fee, I said whatever it takes. Within hours she was all mine. I moved her into the garage, she really loves it there. I think she is falling in love with me, she is constantly wanting me to ride her, she never complains no matter how hard I ride her. She never says no! I can hardly keep my hands off her when I’m not riding her. I don’t think about the old girl friend anymore. All can think of is riding my FatLady and trying to decide what shiny new trinket I can buy her next. I think I’m in love.


Name:
STONEMAN #3566

My_Story

First refer to the story posted by Trix. Everything there applies directly to my situation. In addition when I was purchasing the Valk the salesman who gave me an excellent deal on the bike was fired. The dealership attempted to weasel out of the deal by saying they could not find the purchase agreement and had no record of it. Fortunately for them I had a signed copy of the agreement and they had to honor it. Because of screw-ups at the dealership I had to walk 5 miles (no there was no snow and it was not uphill) to finally pick up my bike. Of the many previous occasions I went to pick up the Tourer, once there was no seat on it, another time the wrong seat was on it, and another time the windshield was missing. This was after calling each time to confirm that it was ready to go. To make a long short I finally took delivery of my ride and have loved it ever since. After all that I suspected I was a Valkoholic but was not sure until I found myself one evening in the garage staring at my ride trying to figure out how I could get my three children to two different schools in the morning on my bike and still get to work on time. I am STONEMAN and I am a Valkoholic and I don't need no stinkin' cure.


Name:
Socrates

My_Story

Jeez, these are all great stories. I have one too~here goes! ...after having owned my Black 2000 Standard 10 days.... **the story**

Yesterday morning, I saw this message on a website that there was a (motorcycle, of course) Mystery Dinner Ride last night in Murfreesboro, TN...beginning at 6pm~riding to an unannounced restaurant...so, crazy keni took the afternoon off and rode 285 miles each way to attend it *S* even got a round of applause at the restaurant for having ridden furthest to attend~everyone seemed to like me and invited me back anytime!!

About 25 people gathered at Sloan's Honda Dealer and we rode approx. 30 minutes in the (then) dark~down narrow, twisty, tree-lined roads...with lots of coloured leaves blowing off the now colourful, changing trees~all around us~to a neat lil restaurant way out from nowhere (can't remember the name) that had pretty good country cookin': most of us ordered chicken fried steak. I got it with fried potatoes, red beans n rice, cornbread and lemonade~mmm!

It rained while we were inside, so I had to run out and rescue/dry my helmet, but cleared before saying goodbyes, shaking hands, starting my long (4 1/2 hour) ride home. Had a good time. One woman asked, "Do U do this often?" "When the Spirit moves me," I retorted. *group laughter* Got back 12:45am~ zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. ....and my boss says I'm a nut~ha....


Name:
chromeman

My_Story

Yes I am a Valkaholic for 7 years and 70,000 miles I had a goldwing gl1500 I loved that bike. now when people ask me is the interstate Valkyrie better than the wing I say what wing. I find myself out side at midnight just to take another ride before bed. am I sick or what.


Name:
Grey Fox

My_Story

I told the wife I have a girlfriend her name is Tonisha she is big and black. My only other LOVE. I think I need help.


Name:
Kyle B. O'Connor "OC"

My_Story

I realized the only thing better the chrome or horse power was horse power with lots of chrome. I feel real bad right now Not!!!!!!


Name:
rug doctor

My_Story

In never had a really cool leather jacket until my VALKYRIE


Name:
Jane T

My_Story

I have never really been addicted to anything...except of course now. Now I am hopelessly addicted to the Valkyrie. I tried, God knows I tried, to let it go, to stop obsessing about this gorgeous bike. I couldn't. I bought the little toy red & white and the yellow & black Valkyries and proudly displayed them on the mantel. The more I looked and played with them the more I knew I had to have one. Once I rode one I could think of nothing else. I read every article I could find on the beautiful beast, spent hours at every Honda dealer within a 200 mile radius just gawking and drooling and imagining myself in the saddle. To make a long story short I bought a blue and silver Interstate and tried to hide it from my family because, you see, I am 48 yrs old and 48 yr old women don't do crazy things like that. I was ashamed and didn't want to be ridiculed but I cannot hide it any longer---My name is Jane, and I am a Valkaholic. And I don't ever want to get better!!


Name:
EZ THE RIDER

My_Story

YES I HAVE THE SAME GREAT SICKNESS I'M 48 LARGE AND IN CHARGE HAVE HAD MANY BIKES STARTED WITH BSA'S NORTONS,RAN LIKE STINK WHEN THEY RAN HD'S UNTIL IT COST MORE TO CHROME THEM THAN THE BIKE WAS WORTH MY LAST HD A 96 HERITAGE WAS NICE BUT SLOOOW RODE A VALK WAS HOOKED. HD BIKER BUDDIES GAVE ME HELL UNTIL THEY RODE IT NOW SOME HAVE TRIED TO SELL THEIR IRON, I HAVE 6INTO6 COBRA'S WHEN I BLAST BY THEM AT 5500 RPM THEY CAN'T GET OVER THE SOUND I ENJOY THIS RIDE MORE THAN ANY THING I HAVE EVER OWNED I DO NOT INTEND TO GET WELL RESPECTFULLY SUBMITED


Name:
BUBBA

My_Story

I SAY, "D" ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCEPT FOR THREE. I HAD A PICTURE OF A YELLOW ONE. THIS IS SO FUNNY AND SO TRUE. I HAVE HAD MINE FOR TWO YEARS AND EVERY TIME I GET ON IT, IT IS LIKE GETTING ON A ROLLER COASTER FOR THE FIRST TIME.


Name:
RAGNAROK

My_Story

I bought the Lady on 28th March. I cannot get off of her (14,000+ miles since then). I even think of reasons to skip work to ride. Thinking about buying another one so she can rest a little. I dream of new places to chrome, ways to make her faster. Even thinking about selling my CBR 1100xx to buy another Valkyrie -- the only thinkg better than a Valkyrie . . . . . . is two Valkyries. I love this beast, and the admiring glances from the passers by. I do not want to be cured. . . . sorry.


Name:
bigdan

My_Story

hello my name is bigdan and I too, am a valcoholic I am 3 1/2 years into the 12 step program. It's 12 steps to my garage where the Valk sits.


Name:
Dave

My_Story

You know you're a Valkoholic when you leave your living room just to peek into the garage at the Fat Lady during triple over-time.


Name:
Trix

My_Story

Yes.. my husband is a Valkoholic. He won't admit it.. or at least he wouldn't at first.

I had to MAKE him go buy that bike. Geeze.. he just wouldn't shut up about it! Day in, day out.. Valk this, Valk that. Oh, and the commercial.. you know the one. The announcer with that deep voice is talking specs and some guy donned in black leather and the full face helmet is doing a side skid across the desert.. a cloud of dust behind him and I turn my head to find my husband on the edge of the couch seat crouched as if riding the bike himself.. doing a side skid across the living room.

And now.. if it wasn't for our three children he would sink every cent we have into that bike. Not that I would stop him or anything. I mean gee.. I can't be riding around on a cheap, stock, chrome free bike now can I??


Name:
Quiet Thunder 5473

My_Story

Your are a Valkoholic when you REALLY CARE who drops their butt on the passenger seat!


Name:
Chuck

My_Story

You might be a valkaholic if while the weather channel is showing emergency routes out of town you're thinking to yourself "Its not too bad to ride, if I can just avoid the downed power lines...."


Name:
Chuck

My_Story

You might be a valkaholic if Cobra, J C Whitney and Two Brothers Racing all overnight their latest catalogs to you.


Name:
Chuck

My_Story

You might be a valkaholic if you have your own reserved parking space at the Honda dealer.


Name:
PapaJon/JonDog/SportyJon/JonnyReb

My_Story

My name is Jon and I am a valkaholic. I have been riding Harleys for years and always do my own work on my bike due to other people f*#%ing it up in the past and almost having my primary chain get caught in the secondary drive sprocket after a local H.D. dealership had worked on the bike. I customized my 1990 Sportster myself a couple of years ago, and changed everything but the frame and engine after 40,000 miles of rain, rain, rain, snow, and hot sun. Recently, my wife got cancer in the lower portion of her body, which makes it uncomfortable to ride the sporty for any distance, (Hell, it hurts my ass after 100 miles!), so I was on the lookout for a big comfy bike. Boy did I find it! I bought a 1998 2 tone maroon and cream Valk with only 1900 miles on it and it is spotless! Plus it cost me about 5 to 10 grand less than a H.D. bagger! Sure most of my old scooter tramp friends give my some crap at first, but once they see and here this awesome monster they quickly change their tune. I love my old Sporty, but I love my new valk even more. It's like a Heritage Softail/Boss Hoss crossbreed. WHAT A BIKE! and hell, almost all the people buying H.D. any more are a bunch of ignorant rich urban bikers that don't even know what its all about anyway, cruising around in their shorts, sandals, tank tops, and full faced helmet. I don't care about an of it anymore! I just wanna ride my Valk! See ya down the road. Jon


Name:
Moosfa

My_Story

My name is Jim aka MOOSFA. I am a VALKOHOLIC!

Bought my 1st Honda in 1974, a CB-350. Great starter bike. Less than a year later I moved up to a "big bike", a CB-750. Loved the bike, great gas mileage, acceleration, good on the highway. Bought a Wixom fairing for it and went touring on my vacations. Well, decided to go back to school, needed money, etc, etc. You know the tune. Kept my two helmets for over 25 years, never know if you might need them! The flame went onto pilot light level. In 1999, was on vacation in Asheville, NC and just happened to be there during the Hoot. I had no idea what the Hoot was but sure saw some pretty iron on the roads. Lots of bikes at the hotel we stayed at too. I was walking around the hotel admiring the GW and other bikes and saw the first Valk I had ever seen. I was amazed by its size and appearance. I was talking to a guy and asking him about his ride and finally pointed to the Valk and asked about it. I can still remember him say: "THAT is a Valkyrie. It is a real HOTROD!" I was totally intrigued by it. THE BURNER RELIT!!!

A friend that rode HD started working on me about motorcycles. He had a Shadow 600 for a year and then got a RoadKing. I started looking for "startover" bike! Bought a 750 ACE, took the MSF course, and started accessorizing it to the max. I had it looking like a Fatboy! Custom paint, straight drag pipes, bags, windshield, etc., etc. BUT I NEVER FORGOT THAT VALKYRIE!!!! THE BURNER WAS GETTING HOTTER! Looked at all sorts of HD so my friend would approve, rode with the local HD group. Just couldn't get past the prices and the wait for a used or new HD. DAMN! Well, I just happened to get a classified magazine that published weekly ads for sellers and dealers of bikes. A dealership had Valks on sale. I started reading every roadtest and review about Valkyries in magazines and on the web. I was getting SERIOUS! I found a great lending institution online with GREAT rates. They approved me with no sweat. NOW I WAS GETTING SWEATY PALMS AND BUTTERFLIES. THE BURNER WAS TURNED UP!

I contacted some dealers about prices, I discovered talk is easy over the phone, you needed to show in person to get anywhere. I set out early on a Sat. morning for the closest dealer, 45 miles away, on the trusty 750 ACE. I was DETERMINED TO COME HOME WITH A VALKYRIE!!!!!! FLAMES WERE LICKING HIGHER!

I came home the very PROUD owner of a 2K Valkyrie Interstate. Love the bike, it is very large but I am getting used to it. I get very agitated if I can't ride every day or two (at the max). I pore over catalogs, magazines, websites, retailers on the web. I read nearly everything I can about the bike, its manners, specs., needs, etc, etc, etc! I am happy as can be on the Lady, love to tinker on it, to tweek it, care for it, baby it. I AM HOPELESS! GAS COMPANY HAS PUT THE BURNER ON ITS BUDGET BILLING PLAN!!!!!!!

(BTW, my HD friends at first were tolerant, then started kidding, and now make downright disparaging remarks about Jap bikes. Sigh, guess if you aren't on a HD, you don't really matter to them. Too bad, they'll never know how good a bike the Valkyrie is, and grasp onto an antiquated illusion of greatness and false imagery. How sad for them!)

RIDE SAFE !


Name:
Rick H.

My_Story

I grew up on a Honda. That was 25 years ago. Life wouldn't let me ride for over 20 years. All my buddies are Harley riders. They say if you ain't Harley, you ain't squat! Who wants to be "squat"? I finally got the time and the money to buy a bike. I felt like a little kid a Christmas. I test drove everything on the market. I rode Harley's,and all the Yamaha, Kawasaki, and other Harley clones. I even rode a new Excelsior Henderson. The Super X I have to say is a nice bike. I'd choose it over a Harley any day. While shopping around I came across this used '97 Valkyrie Tourer. It caught my eye. I couldn't stop glancing at the size of that thing and all the chrome. So I took it for a spin. The Valk had 12,000 miles on it but it looked and rode like new. I got off and was very discouraged. I set out to buy a "new" bike. I was set on a Harley starting out,j ust to please the buddies. But I fell in love with the Super X. Then it happened. The fat lady came along and stole my heart. Worst of all she was used! Why?!! Why?!! I've had her less than a year now. I rode her to Sturgis, 2500 miles round trip. Guess what? A Harley club out of Dallas let me ride up from Colorado through Wyoming with them all the way to Sturgis. These guys were wearing their colors! You meet the nicest people on a Harley! Yep I'm a Valkaholic. I don't want therapy either!


Name:
Dan

My_Story

I'm 14 and every night I look at your site and when I realize that I don't have one I begin to cry. Can you guys set up a charity fund to buy me one.... puh-leeease P.S. I like the red and black interstate.


Name:
nando (nancy Sears)

My_Story

Back in 97 my husband went to local dealer to by a new set of tires for his 88 gold wing, he came home with new set of tires on a 97 Valk. The following year I went to get a starter for my 93 virago and came home with a new starter on a new 98 Valk. So I guess you could call us a pair of Valkoholics, and loving it. (Hic Hic)


Name:
Don "Big Dawg" Kuhlman

My_Story

Hello, my name is Don and I'm a Valkaholic…

I started out pretty normally, a happy motorcyclist who could be easily satisfied with a fresh set of tires, an oil change or some new spark plugs. My first sign of trouble was when I bought a '93 Gold Wing. Being a big, complicated bike, it demanded some personalization. Still, I pretty much limited myself to comfort and performance items. Air Wings, luggage rack, headset, trailer hitch and some better suspension. The only chrome I added was because the item came that way but actually served some useful purpose.

Then I bought a standard black '98 Valkyrie. Although I'd never owned a custom cruiser style motorcycle before, I had no idea of what I was letting myself into. Besides, I said to myself, it's just a big standard motorcycle. A windshield and some soft saddlebags and you'll be all set. Silly, deluded individual that I was.

Oh, I started off slowly enough. I bought the first windshield and some cheap, clamp-on highway pegs. A set of inexpensive Willie & Max saddlebags and I was all set, right? Yeah, it was enough to get me to Daytona where I got to see all them other Valks with the adornment of their fancy gee-gaws and trinkets!

Then the Valkyrie clubs got going. It wasn't too bad until VRCC came along. There was this elf named LaMonster (I don't know, he might be a troll!) who kept throwing ideas for customizing Valkyries around like throwing gasoline on a fire! He'd post pictures at a horrific rate when he wasn't actually tearing his own ride apart for the umpteenth time!

There was another junkie named Rattlebars. His addiction was so bad that pretty soon he had to start making his own parts. The man just couldn't get enough chrome. As his disease spread, Rattle had to start dealing to others to support his habit.

"Wanna see some chrome…"

Paint it Black caught it so bad he's changing his name to just "Chrome It."

Still I continued to try and fool my friends and family who would stop talking or whisper in hushed tones as I walked into the room. Then they'd all turn in unison, staring at me, make disapproving "tsk, tsk" noises and shake their heads knowingly. After a while I'd have to turn and leave, my head hung in shame.

The self-realization started to finally settle in a short time later as I was talking with my buddy Frank, another Valkaholic. "You know I started adding up all the stuff I've hung on my bike so far and it's in the thousands" he nervously throws my way over a beer and a cigar.

"Yeah, I know." I said, "You've definitely been pumping the parts to the old girl... Wait a minute!"

<choke> <sputter> <gag> As I spray beer and cigar ashes all over Frank and the table.

"Oh my dear gawd" I exclaim as I try to catch my breath. "I've got a bunch more stuff on my ride than..."

Yes friends, it was then it hit me. I'd become a true Valkaholic. I was tearing old chrome off to put new chrome on! My accessories were starting to add up to more than I'd paid for the bike in the first place and still the wish list grows. I've got this "jones" goin' for more and more parts and I can't seem to control it anymore.

Is there any hope for me?


Name:
Valkender

My_Story

I told two therapists that I needed to get a Valkyrie because I knew that then I would be able to get on with my life. To make a long story short, I bought the bike and I don't see my therapist anymore. Buying the Valk.13,000.,riding the Valk.-PRICELESS!


Name:
Jim M  VRCC #506

My_Story

You might be a Valkoholic if not riding for more than a couple of days is worse than quitting "cold turkey" coffee AND cigarettes in the same week.


Name:
gandalf

My_Story

I to am a Valkoholic. I swore never to ride a motorcycle, and for 41 years I honored that vow. That is until I saw the Valk. I tried to resist her, I really did. But I couldn't get her out of my mind. I found myself looking up at the sound of a passing bike, hoping to catch a sight of her. I would read every article I could find about her, and would go to various dealers just to gaze at her beautiful and shapely body, until one day, she captured me with her siren song and I took her home with me. Yes, she is my first, and I know that she will be my last.


Name:
laborman

My_Story

Yes, I'm a Valkoholic! After 22 years away from a bike, I bought a Shadow Spirit in '99. I looked, and lusted, at the fat lady...but, I thought, "Naw, better wait". I rode the Spirit from July '99 until Feb 2000. Couldn't take it anymore. Went to the Honda dealer, traded the Spirit, bought the red/black tourer fat lady. WOW! What a machine! The power, responsiveness, feel, looks and all. Yes, its looking even better after chrome and more chrome. Yes, I open the garage door and just look at her. Yes, I'm a Valkoholic.....can't help myself.....gotta do more Valk. That's the only cure.


Name:
ValkRod # 3941

My_Story

I was a VRCC member about 3 weeks before I bought my Valk


Name:
Larry (daryl & daryl)

My_Story

My wife says I spend so much time cleaning my Valk; that she is going to have the bathroom chromed to see if I will spend as much time cleaning it!


Name:
Dennis, From Blythe...

My_Story

You might be a Valkaholic if the Honda Genuine Accessory book for Valkyrie is on your coffee table next to the TV remote.


Name:
mha

My_Story

I was 14 and got a 300 Honda Dream, 2 years later and my brother got a 305 Super Hawk. We rode the "big" Hondas through high school and then on to conventional life styles, marriage, jobs, and kids. Finally, 28 years later I got the fever for a bike and bought a HD. Then a better HD(Ultra-Classic). Thought it was over. Took a test ride on a Valk hit 5th gear and never got past 1/2 mile return back to the dealer. My next call was to cycle trader. Ten days later my HD was on the road to a new home and l hour later I was on "my" black Valkyre Tourer. That was 3000 miles and one Honda Hoot ago and my other HD rider friends just look at me kinda funny when they take her for a test ride and say "I thought you was joking". No joke, just real motorcycle. The Viagra of Motorcycles..... Valkoholic no doubt as I look at each weekend as a Valkyre week-end.


Name:
Rock

My_Story

I have a little twist to my story. Not only am I a valkaholic, my wife is also. SHE is the one who bought me my Valk!!! She says there is nothing like the feel of all that engine between her legs!


Name:
Mike Dudak

My_Story

Yes, I did have the red & white valk picture hanging in my room. Bad when you are 47. I still have it there.

Bought a 99 red/black I/S. After hitting 20K I told my wife I had a serious problem with it. I enjoy it more than I did when I got it. Also, it has trouble finding home.

Went home early from work...got home late...bike went from Fayetteville NC to Spring Lake NC (15 miles) and somehow ended up in Pinehurst and Southern Pines driving through horse ranches etc... 120 miles out of the way. One day I'll get the navigation fixed.

Naaah!!

Ride safe and God Bless.


Name:
Angelita

My_Story

I know the feeling . . . had the choice between the husband and a 97 black valk and guess what . . . I haven't missed him and it's been 3 years!! Gotta go, Babe is calling me . .


Name:
boo

My_Story

MY wife said it's either me or the red and white valk? I now have a red and white valk,and a ex-wife... but I'AM VERY HAPPY..


Name:
merle

My_Story

......I got time for one more ride on my 6 pack to go.....


Name:
Mosa

My_Story

if...you ride 2000 miles for a 500 round trip route....


Name:
Valklimber, Er, I mean Don.

My_Story

You people are so pathetic. I'M not a Valkoholic. I can sell my bike any time I want. I don't need you. I can handle this myself. I've always called myself Valklimber. I've always limited my circle of friends to those who ride 6 cylinder motorcycles. Everyone has "chrome" dreams. Lots of people wake up with synthetic oil on their sheets. It's not me that has a problem. Everyone ELSE has changed, not ME! I'M GOING FOR A RIDE! &%$# YOU.


Name:
Dave

My_Story

My name is Dave and I'm a Valkaholic. After several years of being stuck out in the middle of nowhere, cleaning up oil from my garage floor and tightening bolts every 100, I decided too buy based on dependability. I went from a Vulcan to a Nomad and even a Road Star. One Day when I was @ the Honda Dealer I took a small sip of the ubiquitous Valkyrie........it became a continual vision unculpable passion. My every thought, wish desire and dream became engulfed with thoughts of my rear end parked on this chrome rocket of unbridaled passion................My wife and I no longer communicate, the kids and I get to see each other every weekend.....I can't seem to wipe this permanenent smile off of my face, I've had a Valk now for 3 months and have 9000 miles....never been happier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name:
Dave Hoffman

My_Story

I saw my very first Valkyrie in 1997 at the local Honda shop on my way home from looking for a new or used Harley I could afford to buy. When I saw her I bought her right off the floor without even getting a test ride. I put 21,000 miles on her that first season along with 2 sets of tires. The second season I put 20,000 miles and 1 set of new tires. This year I have added Cobra 6n6 drag pipes, Cobra floorboards and a set of Avon Fat Freddie tires. They are like the "chrome" of tires if you ask me. I find myself thinking of my life not in terms of what I have to or need to do but in terms of where am I going to ride and when! Chrome never enough, give me more. Money, never enough. If I could leave it all and had the MONEY to spend the rest of my life riding around North America on my Valk I would do it in a minute, no make that a second!


Name:
Dragonrider

My_Story

My name is Steve and I am a Valkaholic. I first got hooked on the BEAST when I went and saw the Batman movie. My first taste came at the beginning of the movie when the camera pans through Bruce Waynes garage and in the front row of bikes there sat this monster of black and chrome. Just a tease of a look, but it was enough for me. I had to know, I wanted more, I needed to have it. I made a bee line for the magazines, internet, bike shops to find it. I wanted more than the tease, I wanted to stare into its shining chrome, hear its voice, feel its soul. I needed to sit upon its back and ride the beast. I had just bought a shadow but it wasn't any longer enough for me. I NEEDED MORE. I ordered a 98 as soon as I could beg and borrow enough to pay the dealer. I picked it up on my birthday, yeah, that's it, my justification to make payments on two bikes, it's my birthday. I was reborn. My Shadow sat idle as I professed my undying love to my new mistress. I let others ride my Shadow, but whoa the devil who dissed my new lady. I have pampered her with bobbles and trinkets, dressed her in finery and she has never failed me in the thrill of speed, her power and her beauty. So much to the point that I dream of providing her with a mate of one of her own kind so that she'll not be lonely at night as she slumbers in the garage. I'm a valkaholic and I am proud.


Name:
"Dragonrider"

My_Story

Hi my name is Steve and I'm a Valkaholic. My first encounter with the beast was the Batman movie. In the very beginning of it there is a very short peek of the Valk sitting in BW's garage along with a bunch of other bikes. She stood out like a beacon among swine. I had to know what it was I was obsessed. Shortly after that my quest came to an end when I went on a run riding my Shadow and there was this fantastic monster sitting there. I drooled, I whined that I needed it, I longed to ride it, I went and ordered one as soon as I could figure out how to pay for it. My justification that it was my birthday and damn it, I deserved it. My friends called me pocessed, a chromaholic, mental, Harley riders laughed at the Honda Boy. But I cared not of their taunts and jeers. I am in love with the beast and it has woven its magic over me. I have dressed my dragon in many fine items of individuality and have her return that love with thrills and memories of rides and friends that will never fade. She has brought to me offerings of peace and oneness that other bikes had failed to do. Through her presence, with head held high I have addicted others to our cause and feel no remorse. I am truly a Valk junkie and feel no shame.


Name:
Rick

My_Story

My name is Rick, Crazy Rick, and I am a Valkoholic. It all started in '97 when I first laid eyes on her. At first I wasn't sure, cause I was a V twin kinda guy! Not just any V, I would not ride an HD cause I don't like the parts falling off. I had 1400 HD smoking Intruder. Well, I past her up that day, she was a little "fat for my taste".

But something happened to me that night, could not go to sleep for hours. I kept seeing that big, fat, chrome covered engine sitting between my legs. Made me kind of excited. Well, as time past I tried to tell myself that I didn't need her, my V moter was enough. I was trying to slow my life down a bit, but I found myself day dreaming about the new lady I had met.

In early 98 is when all the trouble really started. February, time to start thinking of "Bike Week". I had gone for a ride on that V bike when I came up on a Honda shop. Well, I thought, it won't hurt to take a look at that fat bike one more time. Maybe they have something for this Intruder while I'm in there. This time I saw a '98 dark pearl red / pearl ivory Valk Tourer and it was love at first sight. I thought I would keep the V bike and I went back for the Valk. By the time I rode the big girl home I new I was a Valkoholic. The V bike was never riden again.

I rode to Daytona that year with my head held a little higher than before. It's hard to be humble on a Valk. I ride her hard and I ride her fast, I have found a bike to love, at last. She was left stock for quite a long time. I just wanted her for her engine after all. I would spend hours just looking at her when I could not ride. Then in early '00 it was Daytona time again. I went to the dealer for a few pieces of chrome. That Valkoholic thing took over again and I came home with the whole Honda parts list to install on the lady. The more I put on the better she looked. Now she has become a truly beautiful thing to look at. Part of the sickness is that you just can't stop. Every time I say she's done, I find something new for her. Just when I thought I was "in control" I found this web sight and I lost it again!! God, I need help man. More chrome in the web store that the Honda shops don't even know about--I ordered more!! Help me please, please won't you help me? Oh, NO, NO, I found Chet at Rattlebars, MORE CHROME!! You guest it, I ordered up. Then in a cold sweat from chrome fever and weeks of bolting it on I was done at last. "Back in control" with two weeks left before bike week. It happened again though, when the phone ring in the middle of the night. It was a fellow Valkoholic friend named Mark who had just found out about Hourseapple.com, "GLASSPACKS FOR THE VALK". Tears came to my eyes as the news was received, my lady could now sing without her pipes turning blue. As quick as I could I ordered the mod, my hands shaking and sweat running from my forhead. Maybe now I can stop ,at least for a while, be in control of this sickness.

The glasspacks come in time for Daytona and we went for a ride. Down to the land of the HD we went, lookin to do some "Harley Hunting", easy pickins, you know what I mean? Life was never so good. My rides looking good and sounding even better when I spot yet another piece of chrome. OUT OF CONTROL again, got to have it!!! Man I love this bike.

I've been "in control" for some 90 odd days. But a look at the calendar says it's time for the Hoot and you know what that means. I think I can go without buying more chrome, but what about paint and other such things?

I AM A VALKOHOLIC. I AM A VALKOHOLIC. I AM A VALKOHOLIC.....


Name:
Dr. Victor Valkyrie, PHD

My_Story

I have concluded a case study of an individual we will call.. Cliff. Cliff was diagnosed with V.R.O.O.M. (Valkarideoutofmind-disorder) on September 27, 1999. He was infected worse than anyone I had treated up to that point. We tried common sense, he rejected it. We used electroshockingly high payments, he did'nt care. We even put him thru over 90 days of riding weather depravation. He some how maintained .His insanity for the Beast is surreal. He displays violent behavior when he is depprived, yet still is giddie with joy when he walks into his garage. When he could , no matter what the temperature, he would be gone for hours with the Creature. I have concluded that Cliff is not curable and that he be allowed to participate with the rest of society even if they haven't had the opportunity to experience his madness.

Dr. Victor Valkyrie,PHD


Name:
Scott Heffernan

My_Story

Bought a Valk, wife left. YAHOOOOOO!


Name:
Vic Valkyrie

My_Story

Hello, My name is Vic, and Im a Valkaholic. It all started many years ago, when I was just a boy. I would watch the best show on T.V, you know, C.H.I.Ps, with Baker and Pounch riding those big Kaw's and catching the bad guys who couldn't drive all those cars that always flipped over and blew up!... well, anyways, I digress. Many years later I would be fortunate enough to marry a girl that happened to love the idea of riding on the back of whatever bike I could afford at the time. You have to understand, we were married at a young age and with the baby coming and everything it was tough to make the rent, let alone have a bike. But I did have bikes !! I had a 75 Honda 550 Four complete with the custom Vetter fairing, An 81 Suz. Gs750L, all black and chrome. An 83 Gs 850L, with shaft drive and more chrome. Then came along the 83 Yamaha Venture, Oh what a touring bike! very fast, very agile. But there was something missing. hum... It was all out brute power, I needed something that was the fastest of its breed. I didn't know at first what it was going to be. I had read about the Valk. but I never thought it could be in my reach so I choose a 99 Bandit. I rode it hard all summer last year, ripping up the pavement where ever I went. But something was still missing. I heard about an event in Marysville Oh, Something called a homecomming. I went to it and was offered a "demoride" on a shiny new Valk. Well, after that day, I knew what I was missing. I was missing Six Cylinders, Six Carbs and a shit load of attitude. It was dripping testasterone.. you know what I mean? It was huge, bigger than anything else out there. Its got more chrome than a 57 Chevy ! Anyway,, within 60 days of contamination from that "demoride" I traded the Bandit on a siney new 99 F-6. I didn't care about the hit I took on trade, I didn't care that the payment was higher than my car note! All I cared about was getting the Beast. She was mine,all mine, no body could take her away from me (By the way, moma is backing me all the way. ya gotta like that!!) I ride her every chance I get, Almost every day. When I'm not riding her, I'm caressing her with exotic oils and lotions. I'm one of those addicts that stares at her in the night. I've even turned my garage into a shrine with new paint thru out and a six ft long poster I conned from my dealer. I'm sick, I cant help myself, I used our tax return money and paid her off because Nobody is going to take her away from me ! But, don't worry, the windows will make it another year, the shingles are only 21 years old, their good for at least 10 more. No, honey, your tires aren't bald, they turn into race slicks after awhile. By the way, can I order those Trumbone pipes for fathers day please ? Well, I feel much better now, thanks for listening. I don't think that this sickness we have is life threatening. From my point of view, its Those HD riders that we should pity. They don't get a chance to face their weakness. Its always in the shop !


Name:

My_Story

AFTER YOU BOUGHT THE BEAST YOU OPEN THE DOOR TO THE GARAGE FROM THE HOUSE JUST TO LOOK AT HER AT EVERY COMMERCIAL AND AT HALF TIME.


Name:
Chris

My_Story

Hi My name is Chris...I AM A VALCOHOLIC. I bought my first relationship in Sept of 98, a 1100 Aero. She was a one of a kind. I even had some work done on her but now when I look back, I guess I always knew there was something missing. We were in love riding care free and happy. Then one day it started.

I went on a business trip to the dealer to close a deal on some gear oil when all of a sudden I saw her. It was not the first time I saw her but this time she was looking at me. A feeling of numbness hit my legs and I felt like I was walking in cement. I could feel my heart beat in my veins and butterflies fill my stomach. My lips froze and I quickly turned away so she could not see the look of desire in my eyes.

I thought quickly "get control," "Don't let her see you so weak," and in that milla second I masterminded a cunning but yet devious plan. I engaged the unsuspecting salesman in superficial talk about the Royal Star. It was the perfect plan. We talked about the engine, the ride and then I threw the dagger of insult...this Royal Star sure is beautiful. I said it just loud enough for her to hear me. It was risky but maybe this would cover the lust I felt for her and maybe just maybe...make her a little jealous. I positioned myself to where I could look over the salesman's shoulder and still gaze at her without either's suspision. I decided to play the game and I left that day without even asking one question about her. Not even a walk buy to check the price tag or even a grab of the bars.

I could not get her out of my mind. Day and night I thought of ways to go see her without bringing attention to myself. It all started so innocent really that I was actually a victim in this romance. I could not eat, sleep or even produce at work. I was consumed with her. I even started to write poetry for the first time in my life...I was inspired.

I started leaving notes on her (SOLD) but jealous men would tear them up. This whole process was eating me up and my aero was becoming quite suspicious. We started riding less and less and she stopped coming with me on business trips. We were drifting apart really and there was no more fun in our relationship. I started lying and would tell her I was off to the store to buy milk when I would find myself meeting with "her" for thirty minute encounters of bliss. It was innocent at first. I just sat on her and we talked, laughed, and dreamed together. She was so easy to be around kinda like we were made for each other. I took it slow but on the inside I was going a hundred miles a minute. To be Honest "She had me at Hello"

And then it all happened so suddenly. We were just sitting around having a good time when someone handed me the keys to the room outside and said try it out. My heart popped and the blood rushed all over my body. It was the day of days and the ultimate surprise and all when I was ever so content with out relationship. I rode her. I rode her hard. I was scared at first but I was ever so diligent. I shifted her gently and eased the throttle but then the world changed in that moment when I discovered she had what I had never experienced before. It was...was.. was. awesome.

I went home that day and told my other the truth. I told her she had two weeks in the auto trader to get out. It all ended well with her and well by my surprise she ended up with my good friend. I thought this would bother me but actually it doesn't.

Now I am in true love. I do not even have the desire to look at another. This is truly a story book ending.


Name:
Gary

My_Story

After having been out of motorcycling for 20 years I decided I wanted to get one. "I want a Harley this time" I said. So, I went to the local dealer to look around. "You want how much for this bike" I said to the dealer. I can't afford that so I started looking around for a good used Harley. The best one I could find had 12,000 on it and I was told "All I have had to do to it is at 3000 put in a new battery, 5000 put in new seals, 7000 new speedometer, 8000 replace two broke engine bolts, 10,000 .... well you get the picture. Then a friend say "Let's go to the Honda dealer". I don't want a Honda I thought. I rode Hondas 30 Years ago. Then I entered the Honda dealer's door there she sat.... The most beautiful bike I had ever seen. Oh, those big tires, that beautiful red and cream paint, and that engine. OH baby, What a engine. Big, Massive, Beautiful. YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME. I'm in LOVE. The Valk was to only one I could see. Now wait a minute I thought, this is to be to good to be true. She has to smoke or knock or explode after a few thousand miles. So I started asking around. "I've got 75,000 on mine" on owner said, " with no repairs". Another said he had 100,000 with only a timing belt replace. Then I knew this love would be true. I bought her while she was still in the create. Unridden.. I was the first to get on her, twist her grips, bounce her shocks. From that point on I was a Valkoholic with no hope for a cure.. She has never failed me. At 100+ degrees or 0 she comes to life at the touch of her button. I tell other bikers "When you grow up, you can get your self a real MOTORCYCLE.... There's only one.

*The VALKYRIE*


Name:
Kent Crawford

My_Story

"I'm Kent and I'm a Valkoholic." In 1996 I heard that Honda was coming out with a new bike based on the Gold Wing 1520cc flat-six. I had owned 4 Gold Wings, the last being a 1986 Aspencade SEi. When the '88 Wing came out I rode one but couldn't part with my SEi. I really couldn't get behind the spacy looking, and totally faired-in look of the new Wing, so I passed on having one. When the Valkyrie came out I thought it was just a cruiser styled Wing, how wrong could I be? Then I read the July issue of Motorcyclist, with their first road test of the 1997 Valkyrie, they said it was an awesome bike! I guess that I must have harbored feelings of "have to have one." because I didn't actually ride one until September of 1999, when I rode a '99 Interstate. It was true love, what I had always wanted my Gold Wings to be, (powerful). I spent about 6 months trying to convince my self that "I could" manage to live somehow without one. No success. The 31st of March, 2000 I took my S/O for a ride on the very same bike that I first rode 6 months earlier. We put about 40 miles on her, and when we returned to the dealer I asked "What do you think?" She was grinning ear to ear, and said "Let's go talk deal." I called the insurance company signed all the papers, and she wrote the check. I have been 'enjoying the ride' ever since, to the tune of 6,000 miles the first 2 months. Considering the weather that we have had in the Seattle area in April and May, that's not too bad. As I said I must have had feelings of "have to have one" in 1996, because about a month after I bought the '99 Green/Gray Interstate, I found the July '96 Motorcyclist, neatly tucked away in a hard bound reference book, here in the living room, while I was looking for some information on another subject. I guess that in my mind I was destined to own the bike of my dreams.


Name:
Draco VRCC #40

My_Story

Once upon a midnight dreary, While I pondered, weak and weary . . Over many quaint and curious volumes of the chopper lore, Suddenly there came a blipping, engine screaming, tire gripping, across the desert, crossed up, ripping, With a name that put me on the floor. Then a voice came in so quickly, invading mind and soul so sickly, gotta have it, gotta have it . . . “Ride the Valkyrie, evermore!” Oil leaking, parts a-creaking, the old technology finally speaking, Telling truth, “Death to the Road King, hey man, this is an ‘antique thing.’” So the Harley, once the darling, was bundled up and out the door . . . the Eagle’s dead forever-more. Now the passion, now the fashion, now the rationale so sore, Is the chroming, and the roaming, and the ride “forever-more” . . . Valkyrie, Valkyrie, wondrous Valkyrie, now the ride forever-more.


Name:
Mike 1526 Price Utah.

My_Story

I finally gave in to my desires after many years. When I was in high school, I had a 305 superhawk. It was my first bike and my first wheels. It was a big bike back then. Since then I had several other bikes. All Hondas. My son and I got a XL500R for me, and XL80 for him. We rode dirt in Utah and had a blast. The Insignificant other divorced me shortly thereafter.

Had no bike for many years. I would dream bike dreams but kept talking myself out of them. Too dangerous. Mostly too poor.

The kids are raised, schooled, married, and child support is all over and we are financially straight. I had another one of my motorcycle dreams. This time I bought one. I bought a 1100 shadow ace. Loved it. Then Valk Fever set in. You know the rest. I ride a green grey 99 Interstate now. This is the worlds Ultimate Motorcycle. I bought it in Oct. 99 and have 8700 miles on it. Not bad for Utah. We have winters, but they didn't slow me down too much. The Valk is the biggest, baddest, and by far the bestest. Ride to love to live. The more I ride the more I love living. The new SO likes it too. We have been married 17 years now and both think we each have a keeper. My son just got a Kaw 1100 by the way. You can divorce the dad. but he is still dad. And always will be. Mike.


Name:
Jim Mq

My_Story

16. You might be a Valkoholic if you ask your SO what she thinks about Valks and she answers OK and you take that answer as a YES to buying one!


Name:
JIM RUFF #3286

My_Story

I'VE RIDDEN A V-65 SINCE '87 AND HAVE LOVED EVERY MILE, RAIN OR SHINE. MY SON HAS IT NOW AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY BEING ABLE TO GET A VALK. I HAD MY CHOICE OF ANY BIKE, INCLUDING BMWs AND HARLEYs, BOTH QUALITY MAKES, BUT WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO IT, I CHOSE THE VALK AND LOVE EVERY MILE, RAIN OR SHINE! AS FOR QUESTION NUMBER 11, JUST CALL ME 6GUNR. THANKS.


Name:
Mike Giebler

My_Story

I've owned a number of bikes over the years, but because of a divorce, and kids, and various other commitments, I reluctantly got out of bikes for awhile. When I got back into it I bought a new Honda 750 Nighthawk, toured on it, rode it every chance I got, but then started getting a little bored with it and started looking around at other bikes. One of the local Honda dealers sponsored a Demo Ride one Saturday in the summer of1997 that was put on by American Honda. So I went up and tried out a Shadow Spirit and liked it real well. Then I got onto a Valkyrie Tourer and fell in love with it. I was hooked. I never thought I'd ever spend that kind of money for a bike, but I was bound and determined to have a Valky. In February 1998 I decided to shop for a good deal. My buddy Doug owns 2 Yamaha Royal Stars. He knew I was looking for a new bike and offered to let me try out the only Royal Star he had at that time, hoping to interest me in purchasing one of my own. The Yammie is a fine machine, but I still had to have the Fat Lady. I found an ad in a bike magazine where Honda was offering a great financing deal, so I found a dealer I liked and bought my new black Valkyrie the last day of February. I've never regretted it. I've since added a Memphis Shades windshield and finally a factory windshield, chrome tapered exhaust tips from Cobra, LeatherLyke saddle bags, a seat from the 2000 Valkyrie and lots of chrome goodies. I bought the factory service manual and do all my own maintenance. I've toured on it the last 2 years, but unfortunately I won't be able to take a long trip this year, but I ride every chance I get. I'm president of a local club that includes all brands of bikes but the club is dying due to lack of interest by our current members. When my tenure ends the end of this year I want to get more involved with VCCC. I've been to other manufacturer's demo rides and rode some wonderful machines but none that I would give up my baby for. Long live the Fat Lady!


Name:
Mike "Hambone" Hammond

My_Story

Hi, my name is Mike and I'm a Valkaholic. Well, where do I start. When I was a young lad I rode my first motor bike through the hills of So. Calif. It was a nice Honda 90. Then after going into the Air Force I needed transportation and what better way to get around but on a brand new "73" Honda CB350G. That lasted until I got married as I needed a grocery getter. Once I was in good with the new wife the "79" Honda Hawk 400 came to the rescue. A few years later I wanted more power so the Honda CX650 Custom was soon under way. The CB750K took a great look with all 4 cylinders, But a Gold Wing was my Dream as I rode one of the first ones back in "75".(It was way too big for me). As I grew to love the Wing all 1200cc and that smooth ride, 300 mile trips became the norm. Most of my bikes I left bone stock or just how I bought them. A highway light or a tank bag did me just fine. In "97" when I retired from the Air Force I was out looking for a job and stumbled into the Honda Dealership. There she was a brand new red/white Valkyrie Tourer. I started asking questions and before you know it I get to sit on her. The fell of the seat between my legs and I just about went blind(from all the chrome). I was the dummy they used to built this massive machine. It fit like a glove. I could only drool over it when I heard "Go ahead, start her up". The smoothness, the smell, the shear power! WHAT WAS I DOING! I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A JOB!!! Well the job came and one thing led to another and led me back to the Honda show room. I had to get my meat hooks on the Valkyrie again. WHAT!! she's sold! What was I to do. The only Honda store in 1800 miles and no Valkyrie! (I was in Anchorage Alaska). My job took me to Saudi Arabia and two years had past when I went home to get away from the heat. I was driving around Anchorage when something caught my eye. Was it...Yes a red/white Valkyrie tourer. Bought the week I first laid eyes on her. She was my Valkyrie, my ride to Heaven! She was FOR SALE! I took her for a ride and just couldn't beleive how well she handled. She was calling out my name. The very next day she was mine and nobody can take her away from me. That was a year ago and since then I found the VRCC and all the other Valkoholic's. The VRCC store has everything a Valkoholic needs and gets plenty of the dough I make over here in Saudi. My Stead is sitting quietly in the private barn built for her with $$$$$ of accessories just awaiting for my arrival in Aug. to dress her out to the max. My best friend whom I've riden with for years got to take her around the block and I had to tell him not to covet my bike and get one of his own and he did. Now we're the Valkyrie twins and now we've got it real bad, but that's another story. My name is Mike and I'm a Valkoholic.


Name:
Bill

My_Story

My name is Bill and I've lost control of my life. After 25 years away from a 2 wheeled vehicle, , I unexpectedly got the urge when my wife expressed interest in a Goldwing sitting in the showroom while we were shopping for an ATV. I suppose that I could blame her for unlocking that door, but I am the one that walked through it. We couldn't afford a Wing and I was not confident enough to ride one anyway. I had looked at a Valk in the showroom and was in awe of it's size. Way too much bike for me, I thought. So we settled on a Yamaha V-star, a beautiful machine and a nice ride. Still, I couldn't get the thoughts of the Valk out of my head. I started researching it on the internet. Reviews, specs, pics. Someone told me about a website called F6rider. I spent every free minute reading about the Valk, how there was no vibration, how much power it had, how it fulfilled every need for the modern biker. Cruising, touring, performance. I was beginning to be unsatisfied with my V-star. When I was on the highway and wanted to pass but was not sure I could make it, when my buddies left me on the interstate, when I was worried how hard my engine was hammering to run 70 mph. Then one day my wife announced that she was just not comfortable on the back of the V-star for any length of time. Again she unlocked the door and again I walked, no, ran through. I showed her the results of my research and convinced her that the cure for our problems was within reach. Now, I am a Valkoholic. So is my wife. Our family life now revolves around a motorcycle. Vacations, eating out, visiting family and friends must all be planned so that we can ride there. The lawn grows ever higher, the weeds overtake the garden, the children go unfed, but the Valk remains spotless and increasingly burdened with accessories. Neither my wife nor I were prepared for how much we love this machine. I know that I am out of control; so does my family. My parents lie awake at night awaiting word of my death. Indeed, death is probably the only means of escape for me now. The other day I raced a Camaro. Childish and reckless, behavior not seen since high school, I still giggled like a little girl all the while shaking from nerves.

So I tell you all; look not into the eyes of the Dragon. For those who do shall be forever lost.


Name:
bac (#292)

My_Story

Hi, my name is Brad, and I'm a valkoholic. In an effort to help explain and manage this disease, I've compiled my top 5 symptoms:

1. Even when in a cage, your left hand shoots up to wave when you pass a fellow Valkoholic. This leads to an obvious bruise on your left elbow/hand - kind of like needle tracks.

2. Your eyes swell with tears when it rains.

3. When people ask you why you are in luv with your bike, you reply with real answers such as "I luv the power" ,or "it handles like no other big bike". You never answer with statements such as "ah, it's just a feeling", or "if you don't know, I can't tell you" ,or "live to ride, ride to pose" ,or "you just can't duplicate that sound".

4. You only have 2 bookmarks on your browser - VRCC and the Weather Channel.

5. Names like Lamont, Hal, Oz and Gale are now a regular part of your daily conversation.

I hope that this list helps others inflicted with this yet incurable (yet delightful!) disease.


Name:
David Pugh

My_Story

Yes, I too am a Valkaholic. I was a diehard HD fan, down to the decal in my window to over $700 worth of HD T-shirts. I am a college student, and could never imagine being able to really afford a bike. However, I kept telling my old man, that it would be fun to go on a ride with him. Well, this past Christmas What did I get, but my own bike. You got it, my own Valk. Christmas day, I found one thing to be true, I am a Valkoholic. No doubt about it. My dad thought that I would be depressed that I did not get a HD, but he was mistaken. Well, I will tell him that when and if he ever catches up to me again. I spend more time looking and buying chrome and add ons than I almost do studying, but still keeping a 4.0. After that Christmas day, I can no stop smiling. I find it really funny when people ask about my Valk and not my dads HD (he does not however). But my Valk and I will never be parted.......I am a Valkoholic.


Name:
bob

My_Story

first [after 10 years without] I saw a used ace for sale and I don't recall exactly how, but I rode it 100 miles to my boat and slept it off. I had to have more so I went to my dealer and he said "vallcurry". I said aero. I wanted things to be the way they used to be. He said sure and I left feeling no pain. I threw al the chrome and noise I could at the aero and I was o.k. for six months. both my bikes were slow and vibrated like the first ones I had. I tried to stop at 2, but the next thing I remember I was at the store saying" I think I want the royal star but first let me have a little taste of that red and black flat 6 monster.2 fat, 2big, 2 fast........2 smooth. that was six months ago and now I can't seem to get enough of her. shes bigger now and a lot more things that shine and make noise and I can keep out of the garage and I can stay off this web sight when it rains, but I don't really want to.

I saw an aero


Name:
Bob

My_Story

I’m Bob and I’m a Valkaholic. My story begins in 1988 when I saw the first Flat 6, 1500 CC engine in a Goldwing. Bill (my local Honda dealer and father figure) said "why don’t you take her out for a ride?" After 200 miles I couldn’t get my wallet out of my pants fast enough. Went on many long and happy journeys with friends on that Wing. Then it happened. We all got married. Got “real” jobs. Settled down. No more spur of the moment long rides. The Wing sat in the garage. Then I got sick. “V-Twin fever” my doctor said. Went back to Bill and said “Me want V.” “Will trade mint Wing.” Bill said “take a look at that Valk over there.” “That is what will make you happy.” But I had the fever. I even told Bill Honda had finally made a mistake. That the Valkyrie didn’t look like she knew what she wanted to be. “It’ll never catch on,” I said. Bought a Vulcan Classic. Dressed her up real nice. Cruised around for three years pretending to be an easy rider. Nice bike but very boring. A clone of a clone. Went back to Bill. “Need something different” I said. Bill just smiled. He took me in the back and turned the lights on a used Purple & White ’97 Standard already dressed out real nice. I thought “Oh no, not this again!” But I had some time to kill so to humor Bill I took her out for a spin. “Unbelievable” was all I could say through the smile on my face when I got back four hours later. I couldn’t believe the perfect combination of power, handling and unique styling. It was like we were made for each other. Bill smiled again and said, “This is the bike I tried to sell you three years ago.” “I guess you just had to get used to the idea.”

As if riding her and buying gifts for her and thinking of her constantly on my own wasn’t crazy enough this guy Lamont sets up a cathedral to her called the VRCC. If there was any hope for me regaining control, my discovery of the VRCC ended it. The first time I logged on it took me fully around the bend. Still can’t believe the depth and breadth of what goes on up there. Questions are answered, recommendations abound and holy-cow look at all of those great looking Valks. On top of all of that there is a store with great prices, “Ride the Dragon” T-shirts, links to excellent vendors and extremely helpful technical tips. Price of admission? Zilch! Who could resist?

First thing I do every morning is sit in the garage with her and some coffee in my VRCC mug and wonder where we are going to go next. I’m Bob and I love being a Valkaholic.


Name:
Wayne Willette

My_Story

Where do I start? I've got it bad man! The first time I saw one I knew I had to have one for my self. I told my my Harley buddies I'm selling the softtail and buying a Honda. They said your trippin man, as soon as you get the charging system fixed you'll feel better. I told them its not just that, I'm still pretty young, and I have a need for speed. They tried to intervene, and I acted like I was listening, but as soon as they turned their backs I went ahead and did it anyways. Now they don't speak to me anymore. They say cruel things about the decisions I've made. But I don't care! I try to stay away from it, and do the right thing for my wife and kids. But I can't help my self. I'm always hiding in the corner of my garage, cleaning and waxing until my fingers bleed. I spend all my money on chrome. And when I don't have any more money I sell some of my other toys so I can buy more chrome. And now I want pipes, not just any but the really expensive 1200.00 ones. I don't have the money but I'll get it! Cause I want more! Yeah more power, more chrome, better tires, custom paint! and my old friends, they can get lost, cause I don't need them anymore. And I don't have a problem. I can stop any time I want to. I just don't want to! That's all.