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The worst thing about riding a Valkyrie

You have to think too much. When you're parking, when you're stopping, you have to plan ahead a lot more than you would on a smaller, lighter bike. Sometimes I get jack of it because I don't want to work so hard. And of course when I do, this bike bites. Quickly. Can't bring myself to have two bikes though. Too scrooge to pay double holding costs.

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You have to think too much. When you're parking, when you're stopping, you have to plan ahead a lot more than you would on a smaller, lighter bike. Sometimes I get jack of it because I don't want to work so hard. And of course when I do, this bike bites. Quickly. Can't bring myself to have two bikes though. Too scrooge to pay double holding costs.
I'm sure if you had a smaller second bike you might just appreciate your Valk more...

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That's why I never commute but instead look forward to every Saturday. I never get the jack of it, always excited about the ride.
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You have to think too much. When you're parking, when you're stopping, you have to plan ahead a lot more than you would on a smaller, lighter bike. Sometimes I get jack of it because I don't want to work so hard. And of course when I do, this bike bites. Quickly. Can't bring myself to have two bikes though. Too scrooge to pay double holding costs.

I find it just he opposite, the Valk is an easy bike to handle and park. Sure you have to think about how you are going to park it, but that's the same with any vehicle. Bike is so well thought out and balanced it handles like a lighter bike. I ride mine every day and am still just as excited as the first time I got on it.
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I never get the jack of it
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I'm guessing...."I never get sick of it?" Lol
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I find it just he opposite, the Valk is an easy bike to handle and park. Sure you have to think about how you are going to park it, but that's the same with any vehicle. Bike is so well thought out and balanced it handles like a lighter bike. I ride mine every day and am still just as excited as the first time I got on it.

Agreed. Compared to my Road King, the Valk handles much better and easier. If you ride it every day it eventually feels like an extension of your body.

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Agreed. Compared to my Road King, the Valk handles much better and easier. If you ride it every day it eventually feels like an extension of your body.
I love my tractor as much as the next guy,, but hey its just not the same thing as my f6c.
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"Sometimes I get jack of it..."

Yes, "get sick of it" is probably the closest translation. I guess it's just me reacting to my tip over the other day. With my previous bikes I would have been able to hold it up. Not this one. Once it starts going' over, it's goin' over. All I'm saying is that with heavy machines like this you have to be very vigilant about keeping it straight and upright when stopping - and WHERE YOU PLACE YOUR FEET. Especially on gravel(!) I love riding this magnificent thing as much as the next guy. Sometimes though I just want the freedom of NOT having to be so vigilant. The answer of course is a small, light bike. Maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet and have one in the garage next to the Big V. I must admit I'm kinda drawn to those new Husqvarnas:

https://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en/vitpilen/

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I love my tractor as much as the next guy,,
Is that thing brand spankin'?
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