Greetings! from the sunshine state - Honda Valkyrie F6C Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
SLO
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Greetings! from the sunshine state

Yep, I went and did it today. Couldn't help myself. It is just so shiny.
I like shiny things.
Rolled into the local Honda stealer to look at one of the last few remaining 2014 F6C available on the east coast. 2 hours later I am riding my new bike home.
Not even sure how it happened. Just sorta ... did.


Of course I am all smiles today.


That being said, I have been perusing this board for the last few days preparing for my new toy purchase and I will have many questions. I see there are some questions about running car tire on the back of a bike and how it can't possibly be a good thing. Baloney! I will post the "why it works" stuff in the appropriate thread when and if. Just ask me if you want and I will tell you why it works for some bikes and not so much for others ... hint: it's all about the sidewall. Size matters.


I love riding this bike though I wonder why 1st gear is so short? And where is 6th gear? Can't find it. lol
Anyway, hello to all ... I am off to install the wee little deflector Honda calls a windshield then to put it in the wind to see the difference over 200 bucks makes!.. LOL. Something is better than nothing I always say so let's see if that's really true.
Let the modding begin!
Cheers!
SLO is online now  
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 08:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Poncho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 'tween the Red River and the Wall, what we call the free fire zone
Posts: 432
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLO View Post
... . Size matters... I am off to install the wee little deflector Honda calls a windshield then to put it in the wind to see the difference over 200 bucks makes!!
so slo, you pretty much answered your own question.. those soup can sized deflectors are about as effective as you telling your girlfriend that her bikini will keep her dry in a hurricane on the back of your bike.. "but Babe you look so good in it!".. its only a little bit of water.. but hey, welcome and try to keep up. poncho
Poncho is online now  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 09:43 PM
Senior Member
 
JackB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Two Rivers wis
Posts: 256
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Welcome from Wisconsin.
What color did you get?

Let's Ride
JackB is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 09:44 PM
Member
 
STLLOU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 64
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Congrats on your new ride and welcome to the club. I'm sure that car tire will be fine in the sunshine state.
STLLOU is online now  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 11:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Poncho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 'tween the Red River and the Wall, what we call the free fire zone
Posts: 432
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by STLLOU View Post
I'm sure that car tire will be fine in the sunshine state.
me thinks you imply all the roads are straight and have no benders? no need to be tippin it over.
Poncho is online now  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 11:33 PM
Member
 
STLLOU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 64
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poncho View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by STLLOU View Post
I'm sure that car tire will be fine in the sunshine state.
me thinks you imply all the roads are straight and have no benders? no need to be tippin it over.
Oh, there's a few here and there but you'll use up a lot of center tread getting to them. Not to say that come December I wouldn't mind trying to find them.
STLLOU is online now  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 09:54 AM
Senior Member
 
Poncho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 'tween the Red River and the Wall, what we call the free fire zone
Posts: 432
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by STLLOU View Post
Oh, there's a few here and there but you'll use up a lot of center tread getting to them. Not to say that come December I wouldn't mind trying to find them.
Ever once a while I pay my dues and visit some fam in fla. the last time there I swore will never ride a bike to/in fla agin. there are just toooooooooo many old people there and most are behind the wheel of 2 ton demolition derby racers. Fla is become a dumping ground for all NY and yankee old people to go spend their money and die. most are bent on die’ing first
Poncho is online now  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
SLO
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
@JackB I got the burgandy one.. thought it was more red but.. well it ain't. Not a lot of choices since the only other color is black and I don't want another black bike.
I don't hate the color so I hope it will grow on me.
SLO is online now  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-27-2019, 08:09 AM
Senior Member
 
JackB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Two Rivers wis
Posts: 256
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLO View Post
@JackB I got the burgandy one.. thought it was more red but.. well it ain't. Not a lot of choices since the only other color is black and I don't want another black bike.
I don't hate the color so I hope it will grow on me.
I like the burgundy ones.
I also have a black bike looks great when clean but it doesn't stay clean.

Let's Ride
JackB is online now  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 12:07 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poncho View Post
me thinks you imply all the roads are straight and have no benders? no need to be tippin it over.

Deal's Gap--- 318 curves in 11 miles

Florida----11 curves in 318 miles.

Sorry--Just could not resist.
Hot Rod likes this.
Old Guy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Valkyrie F6C Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greetings from Texas Wally New Members Introduction 5 07-07-2017 10:17 PM
Greetings from Fraser Valley , BC db59 New Members Introduction 1 02-19-2017 05:08 PM
Greetings JPGRider New Members Introduction 10 02-16-2017 08:41 AM
Greetings from Houston troy New Members Introduction 1 06-07-2015 01:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome