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How many members here have also owned the older Valkyrie?
I had a 98 Touer which I bought new.
And a 99 Interstate (used)
I loved both of them but sold them a few years ago.
 

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Not me but interested in your views on the old Valks v the new one.
I when from my 2 Valk's to a F6B I was thinking about keeping the Interstate but after riding the F6B I didn't want to ride the old Valk anymore it felt like a tractor compared to my F6B.
I still love the old Valkyrie's I think it's one of the best looking Motorcycle's ever made.
They were fast and handled very well but not like the F6B or new Valkyrie.
I only had the new Valk for 7 weeks so far it's a great riding bike. I plan on keeping both bikes but the F6B will be my long distance choice.
 

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Any reason other than the obvious (bags, screen)? ie are there handling reasons?
Yes you are right the F6B has the bags, radio, shield, Mustang seat.
The Valkyrie has no bags or rear seat. I do have a shield and I use a air hawk seat on longer rides which works great but so far I'm ok with the original seat but I haven't taken it for a real long ride yet. Longest about 100 miles one way (200+day ride).
 

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Here are pictures of my old Valk's


I had bags on this bike but I took then off when I sold it.
 

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JackB I think you are uniquely qualified to answer a question probably many of us have... so those bikes are 90 lbs different in weight and the whole concept of these 1800 Valks were drop 90(F6B) to 150(GL1800) LBS off the bikes and lets see what happens... so with that minus 90 how much "in the seat of the pants" power/acceleration do you notice?
 

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JackB I think you are uniquely qualified to answer a question probably many of us have... so those bikes are 90 lbs different in weight and the whole concept of these 1800 Valks were drop 90(F6B) to 150(GL1800) LBS off the bikes and lets see what happens... so with that minus 90 how much "in the seat of the pants" power/acceleration do you notice?
I'm not a guy the gives full throttle too offen but yes the Valkyrie feels much faster by a lot. But when I move them around in the garage the Valkyrie feels heavier than the F6B and that's because the gas tank is under the seat on the B.
Both are great bikes you can't go wrong with either one. But they are different. I love both of them.
 

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That's some mighty fine hardware been through your garage door ;)
Yes I like motorcycles after the older Valk's I had a ST1300, a 1982 CX500 Turbo, and a NC700X.
I guess I like the flat 6 the best.
 

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I have a 2000 Std I bought new in 2001. I wanted a larger bike that could handle larger rider/ passenger combo comfortably and still provide good performance. Once you get used to it you can throw it around pretty easily but not as easily as the 1800. I was a sport bike rider before the Valk and would have preferred the current 1800 if it had been available back then. The old Valk is a real looker compared to the 1800 but the maintenance and carbs are getting tiresome.
 

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I had a 2000 Interstate, the only thing I hated was when a carb job was needed $$$. I sold it for $6000 in 3 days to get the 2014. I need to find a trailer hitch solution for the new one, for longer trips. If anyone has found a hitch that will work, please speak up.
 
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