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It would be interesting to see how many miles we have on our bikes as of now.

I have 2550 miles on mine

2014 F6 C Black
all stock except for smoked euro flip windscreen
St Augustine Florida
 

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1300 miles, about 1 year old. Just got my windshield problems resolved, so expect the next 12 months to be a bit higher mileage :).
 

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That's good to see some miles (29,000+) on the Valkyrie Shrubbo.

Any concerns or issues with the bike other than maybe tires and brakes?
Thanks
 

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Only about 1700 right now. Bought this past August, and I've only had a few good riding days so far this year.
 

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Bought my Valkyrie new in July 2016. I've got a few miles under 7,000 as of today. I ride it nearly exclusively, my car logged only 1,700 for the entire 12 months. Yes, the bike is that good!
 

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That's good to see some miles (29,000+) on the Valkyrie Shrubbo.

Any concerns or issues with the bike other than maybe tires and brakes?
Thanks
Tires are no longer a problem, until something is proven better I am running PR4 Trails on the front and PR4 GT's on the rear. The rear gets similar mileage but so much more grip there is no contest and haven't tapped out the Trail yet mileage wise but the grip is great. I did get something like 26000k out of that Harley Dunop front hoop but it is no where near as smooth as the PR4 Trail (Let the bars go with the Dunlop and it has a slight shudder, smooth as glass with the Trail) and well the Dunlops wet weather grip is not that good, PR4 Trail is outstanding.

What problem is there with the brakes? The only problems I had with the brakes was goin over the tank in an emergency brake situation. The Corbin saddle sorted that.

The only other issue I have had is the high beam switch getting sketchy. I ride all weather and don't piss around when I wash it so everything gets drenched. Eventually the high beam switch isn't real keen on working and I guess the others aren't far behind.

I figured this was corrosion because I got around the problem on the road by flicking it on and off several times before I got reliable operation again. When it eventually happened again and I got it working the same way I was sure.

The problem has been solved by a squirt of CRC/RP7/WD40 (The lube I used to spray on wet ignition points) into the switch housings through the gaps around all the switches. I do this ever now and then when I think about it. I have not has the issue reoccur for perhaps 20000k since I started doing this.

Apart from that I rack the miles up on this thing and love every second of it. A fantastic bike to be sure.
 

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Thanks shrubbo on your informative reply in reference to any concerns or issues.
Your information was useful.
Sorry if I wasn't clear about the question on brakes, what I meant to say was, I was wondering how the brake pads were holding up at 30,000 miles.

Thanks again and you are right, the Valkyrie is such a quality motorcycle and a lots of fun to ride.
 

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Ahhh the brake pads. Now for a stupid story.

I had the front wheel off and noticed the pads were pretty thin so I ordered some new ones on ebay.

Lets get this out of the way... yes they are thin compared to bloody car brake pads and there was no need to change them. I probably would still be going ok now :)

Anyway... I bought a cheap set of organics to try out...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Front-Re...:Honda&hash=item25cf9beb41:g:bjMAAOSwr~lYpG0w

Not recommended unless you like to use all your fingers to get the thing to stop.

I then bought a cheap set of set of sintered pads...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Front-Si...:Honda&hash=item58f226113b:g:HPsAAOSwmgJY2dMx

Yeah baby back to 2 fingered braking. I can't give a direct comparison with the OEM because I went OEM (Awesome) to organic (omg) to after market sintered (I think win) but that price is way way cheaper then OEM and I have zero complaints.
 

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My only concern would be that sintered pads cause more wear on the rotors, which are more expensive to replace than brake pads.
I only have 6900 miles on mine so...
I don't have enough miles or experience yet to confirm, but I think this is why many people choose oem. Because it's easier, and cheaper, to replace brake pads, rather than brake pads+ rotors.
 

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Pretty sure the OEM pad are sintered. The organics are not even in the same ball park and I ditched them the second the replacements arrived.
 

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Pretty sure the OEM pad are sintered. The organics are not even in the same ball park and I ditched them the second the replacements arrived.
I'm not sure. I only hear a lot of people who tried EBC end up hating them and going back to oem. Maybe they just have a different enough composition that the wear isn't as bad.

I haven't had the valk long enough to need new brakes yet, but I tried ebc pads on my last bike and though they stopped well, they definitely seem to wear harder. Glad I traded it in when I did. :)
 

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7,340 2014 Valkyrie (Blue) Waiting for the Rain to stop. Arrggg
 

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1,700 miles on a 2014 Valkyrie I bought 2 1/2 weeks ago. I ride about 1,500 miles/month; my commute to work is already 40 miles one way. I am not always using the same bike, though. My Road King has 65k and my Beemer 100k+.

I am sure I'll find any high-mile issues with the Valkyrie really soon. But what can go wrong with a Valkyrie? It's essentially a Gold Wing, right? I know folks that put 200k+ miles on their Wings, without having major issues.
 

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I am sure I'll find any high-mile issues with the Valkyrie really soon. But what can go wrong with a Valkyrie? It's essentially a Gold Wing, right? I know folks that put 200k+ miles on their Wings, without having major issues.
Yup, I expect mine is going to be running long after I am. :D
 
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