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I know that there was another thread that had a link to an accessories list but I was having trouble with that link. I will post here a link to the Honda website where I found a complete accessory list that hopefully everyone will be able to access. Along with that, I am going to write a little about some of the accessories available from Honda.

Boulevard Screen - $229.95


Not as ugly as the larger windscreen but also not as functional. Haven't tried this out yet, but it is reasonably priced and should help to mitigate the wind a bit, which is all I am looking for. The tall windscreen costs $339.95, so that is a significant chunk of change that you're saving.

Fog Lamp (and Fog Light Attachment Kit) - $499.95 (+ $59.95)


Bright LED fog lamp will be a great upgrade. It is a little pricey, and I am annoyed that they sell the attachment kit separate which tacks on another $50 to it. I suspect that this will be a popular accessory choice though. Seems like everybody wants some of these.

Saddle Bag (and Saddle Bag Stay and Saddle Bag Mount Bracket) - $599.95 (+ $239.95, + $149.95)


These saddle bags look really nice, and I definitely need some storage space on the Valkyrie, but I am again turned off by all the extra stuff you have to buy just to install the saddle bags, which already cost $600. You then have to add another ~$400 to install the saddle bags. So altogether you are looking at a price of over $1,000. Call me crazy, but there must be a cheaper option.

Touring Bag (and Rear Carrier and Rear Carrier Attachment Kit) - $179.95 (+ $169.95, + $149.95)


Another option for storage on the Valkyrie, the touring bag looks great and is cheaper than the saddle bags. You again are forced to buy multiple things in order to actually use the touring bag, raising the price from ~ $200 to ~ $450. That seems much more affordable to me. I'll still be looking for other options though.

Feel free to post any commentary on Honda's accessories, and also any aftermarket accessories you may find.

Here is the link to Honda's Valkyrie accessory list too --> http://powersports.honda.com/2014/gold-wing-valkyrie/accessories.aspx
 

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I got to check out a set of Valkyrie saddle bags installed at the dealer. First, they sell 2 different sets of rear mounting brackets. The first bolts into the passenger grab rails and is compatible with the passenger back rest. The second type of mount allows you to remove the passenger grab rails and mount directly to the frame using the stock plastic fender pieces.

As for the bags themselves they looked OK, I don't know if I would call them 600 dollars OK though. My dealer quoted me 1k for all the parts I needed plus my discount which is a lot of money for 21 liter leather saddle bags. The good news is the brackets you need will allow you to easily mount other types of saddle bags, including hard bags.

The mounting brackets though leave a lot to be desired. You really have to see them in person to understand but they don't have the fit and finish I was expecting.

So far all I have for my Valkyrie is the rear fender covers to use with the solo seat option.
 

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So do you think that there are other saddle bag options that are better value for the dollar? You could just buy the mounting brackets and then find different actual saddle bags to use?
 

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Yea definitely the Honda OEM bags are nothing special. I have a feeling some aftermarket VTX bags will fit. To be perfectly honest, I feel if you want a windscreen and saddle bags you should be looking into the F6B.
 

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For all that money spend to store "stuff" better off just buying the F6B as they actually can be bought new for less than the Valkyrie's now and you get a radio!
 

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Having looked it up now, the f6b is a totally different bike. I'm all for looking aftermarket, but I don't think I am going to want to buy an entirely different bike just so I can get some saddle bags.

 

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Both are great bikes and provide a surprisingly different riding experience considering their common origins. I ride both.
 

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Both are great bikes and provide a surprisingly different riding experience considering their common origins. I ride both.
good to know you have ridden both of them, it really helps to have that kind of experience and not just go off of what you've read and seen online.

with that sort of experience you're sure to get a lot of questions coming your way on a forum like this!
 

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accesory pics ?

Has anyone found/seen pics of the bike with the bags and/or windshield mounted ?
-CLC




I know that there was another thread that had a link to an accessories list but I was having trouble with that link. I will post here a link to the Honda website where I found a complete accessory list that hopefully everyone will be able to access. Along with that, I am going to write a little about some of the accessories available from Honda.

Boulevard Screen - $229.95


Not as ugly as the larger windscreen but also not as functional. Haven't tried this out yet, but it is reasonably priced and should help to mitigate the wind a bit, which is all I am looking for. The tall windscreen costs $339.95, so that is a significant chunk of change that you're saving.

Fog Lamp (and Fog Light Attachment Kit) - $499.95 (+ $59.95)


Bright LED fog lamp will be a great upgrade. It is a little pricey, and I am annoyed that they sell the attachment kit separate which tacks on another $50 to it. I suspect that this will be a popular accessory choice though. Seems like everybody wants some of these.

Saddle Bag (and Saddle Bag Stay and Saddle Bag Mount Bracket) - $599.95 (+ $239.95, + $149.95)


These saddle bags look really nice, and I definitely need some storage space on the Valkyrie, but I am again turned off by all the extra stuff you have to buy just to install the saddle bags, which already cost $600. You then have to add another ~$400 to install the saddle bags. So altogether you are looking at a price of over $1,000. Call me crazy, but there must be a cheaper option.

Touring Bag (and Rear Carrier and Rear Carrier Attachment Kit) - $179.95 (+ $169.95, + $149.95)


Another option for storage on the Valkyrie, the touring bag looks great and is cheaper than the saddle bags. You again are forced to buy multiple things in order to actually use the touring bag, raising the price from ~ $200 to ~ $450. That seems much more affordable to me. I'll still be looking for other options though.

Feel free to post any commentary on Honda's accessories, and also any aftermarket accessories you may find.

Here is the link to Honda's Valkyrie accessory list too --> http://powersports.honda.com/2014/gold-wing-valkyrie/accessories.aspx
 

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My problem with the lights is that they are round and the undercowl holes are rectangular.

A few years ago the GL1800 undercowl had round holes. I wish those were available in the matte black color we have now.

Just for fun, download the installation manual for those lights and check out the work involved:

http://powersports.honda.com/Products/accessories.aspx?filename=08V70-MJR-670.pdf

The current special that Honda is running is $1,000 worth of (MSRP) accessories for free. I went with the bags even though I am not sure I will use them.
 

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New Exhaust Coming Soon!

I'm a few miles from Dallas Texas and the dealership I go to in Allen has a guy that order some custom exhaust from Rush Racing. They will be available to look like stock or be available in flat black. They have a F6B on there on showroom that has these and sounds awesome. I will post videos when they come in.
 

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Corbin

I think I'm just resolved to get the Corbin luggage. I know it's way overpriced but there's not yet any competition and they look great and I would assume quality build. Have to save up through the winter.
 

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This is what they have on their web site right now, I sent Ryan an e:mail requesting an update for the Valkyrie


Black Slip On Mufflers
Goldwing 1800 '01 - '15
Gold Wing F6B '13 - '15
Baffle Available 2.00", 2.25", 2.50"
82115 - Tip Compatible / MSRP $519.95
 

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This is what they have on their web site right now, I sent Ryan an e:mail requesting an update for the Valkyrie


Black Slip On Mufflers
Goldwing 1800 '01 - '15
Gold Wing F6B '13 - '15
Baffle Available 2.00", 2.25", 2.50"
82115 - Tip Compatible / MSRP $519.95
Just a heads up.
I had the Rush slip-ons on my F6B. They sounded fantastic at idle and blipping the throttle with no load. However, at a steady 2.5-3k rpm under load, the resonance (drone) was so bad, I immediately put the stock mufflers back on. I tried both the 2.25" and the smallest 2.0" baffles. The drone was just as bad with either size baffle. The only way to remove the drone is to go with V & H monster ovals, or remove the cat converters and crossover pipe from the exhaust system, install Torq Loopz, and then any after market muffler will not drone.
 

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My personal idea is that f6c should be as far as possible from the classical custom bike. Ergo: no leather, no chrome parts. My Valkyrie is more like a Judge Dredd ride. Even the 80's touch would do. ;)
That's why I don't like the Honda and Corbin bags. I am still searching something with a more futuristic look that blends well with the overall design. Any suggestion?
 

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I'm thinking you don't want tassels off the handlebars?

Really....The accessory choice are rather limited, so custom is the name of the game!
 
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