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Hello Forum:

I am buying a 2014 Valkyrie F6C on Monday. Maybe the forum could answer a couple of questions I have about the bike:

1. There is a small, what appears to be, a lead patch to the top interior side of the left exhaust. Neither the owner or the dealer can explain what that is. Does anyone know what it could be? I've attached a photo of the lead patch. It looks like a hole burned or somehow occurred to the exhaust and it required a lead patch. What could cause that hole and repair?

2. The bike has a the following accessories: F6C tall windscreen
F6C wind deflectors
F6C mini passenger boards
F6C backrest w/pad
F6C rear carrier with attachment kit
F6C fog lamps
Kuryakan Dually ISO pegs

Can anyone suggest anything else I might add to this bike?


3. Has anyone tried installing Vance and Hines Monsters or any other muffler system to their bike?

Thank you for your help.

Steve 18643
 

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Hello Forum:

I am buying a 2014 Valkyrie F6C on Monday. Maybe the forum could answer a couple of questions I have about the bike:

1. There is a small, what appears to be, a lead patch to the top interior side of the left exhaust. Neither the owner or the dealer can explain what that is. Does anyone know what it could be? I've attached a photo of the lead patch. It looks like a hole burned or somehow occurred to the exhaust and it required a lead patch. What could cause that hole and repair?



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I have that on my pipes also as every one I have looked at does.....I think it is a rust preventive covering a weld that connects the tips ........All I can figure .
 

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Hot Rod/Geepers:

Thank you for the replies. That's precisely what I thought. However, the right side exhaust does not have any lead patches on it and it is completely smooth. If it was needed on one side would it not needed on the other?

I've sent that photo out to a few other motorcycle guys and I hope to have an answer soon. I may call Honda for the explanation.

Thanks Very Much,

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They all have that. It's not lead though.

I went Torqmasters for pipes. I like them.I plan on the torque loops this spring.

Good that you got the bike with all the accessories. Those accessories are kind of expensive if you were to buy them yourself new. Enjoy it. I know I enjoy mine. These bike do handle very well for being cruisers over 750lbs.
 

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Whatever the reason they are standard. all Valkyries have that patch.

Saddlebags.

Only Torq Master makes pipes as far as I know but as with anything... if you can fabricate you can make it fit.

What price? I don't see it though at this point I am pretty tired and might have missed it :)
 

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Hello Forum:

I spoke with a Chris at Honda Powersports and sent him a photo of the patch I referenced. At first he was confused about it and told me that he needed to research it. A couple of days later he got back to me and said that he'd shown my photo to his engineering department who told him that every new Valkyrie has one of those patches to each exhaust. Chris said both he and the engineer thought that the patch should have been placed in a less conspicuous location. I agreed.

Thanks for all the input.

Steve 18643
 

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Are you sure it’s lead? My guesses would be either a galvanic (sacrificial) anode to protect the exhaust from corossion, or it may also be just a weight to change the resonant frequency of the exhaust.
 
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