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Finally got a break from the rain today and got to roll out 250 miles or so of Louisiana back roads. This bike continues to impress and that flat 6 is something else!
 

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I've been so busy in my shop the last year, I haven't done much riding. My Valkyrie is over two years old and has about 6500 miles on it. I am going on a walk about next week. Think I'm going to camp at state parks, get drunk, and pass out in the worlds smallest tent I carry in my saddlebag.
 

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Another 230 miles today, with the last 50 or so in a very heavy rain! The power this bike has is amazing! Took a ride around Sam Rayburn lake in Texas today as I wanted to experience those lovely Texas highways with their 75 mph speed limits. Roll on the throttle in 5th gear to go around a car and am pleasantly surprised to see 101 mph before I get back in my lane. This bike goes like there is no tomorrow! I cannot believe there aren't more of them on the rode. Can't wait for this crazy wet weather to move on for a few days.
 

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I did another 2-up ride today. Was supposed to be a fairly short jaunt out to a rural Dunking Donuts for a quick coffee and a muffin, but just as I was about to turn in my wife said to keep going because the late morning weather was about as perfect as it gets for a ride. So we went about another 40 minutes into CT and stopped at a diner for a very late breakfast. Then took the long, leisurely way home through some nice winding back roads. So much for the yard work I was planning on getting done. :D

Of all the bikes I've owned, this one cares the least about a passenger. Like it doesn't even know or care that there's an extra body on board. The closest I've had to this was the VTX1800, but even that bike needed a little extra prodding with a passenger. Not so with this one. Whether taking off from a dead stop or rolling on in 5th to pass, it's just as easy to ride solo or 2-up. Amazing. And I haven't even come close to properly flogging yet.
 

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I just got back from a painful (literally) 1500 mile trip on the Valkyrie. The engine may be made for touring but that seat sure isn't. Not that I'm a specimen of perfect physical condition, but I can only sit on that seat for about 100 miles before it becomes physically painful. I guess it's aftermarket seat time for me.......
 

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I just got back from a painful (literally) 1500 mile trip on the Valkyrie. The engine may be made for touring but that seat sure isn't. Not that I'm a specimen of perfect physical condition, but I can only sit on that seat for about 100 miles before it becomes physically painful. I guess it's aftermarket seat time for me.......
I'm kinda finding this out, too. Last weekend I was out for about four hours with a 1-hour breakfast break in between, and my butt and tailbone were a bizarre combination of numb and burning. But then today I was out for about three hours and I was mostly fine. I'm thinking I'll give it the rest of this riding season to decide if I need an upgrade for the backside.
 

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I don't know -- maybe they conform to your butt after a while -- but the seat has stopped bothering me on the 100 mile and under trips that I make.
 

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I just got back from a painful (literally) 1500 mile trip on the Valkyrie. The engine may be made for touring but that seat sure isn't. Not that I'm a specimen of perfect physical condition, but I can only sit on that seat for about 100 miles before it becomes physically painful. I guess it's aftermarket seat time for me.......
Yeah I did a 600 mile trip a couple weeks ago and I'm definitely planning on an upgrade. I just hate putting out that kind of money without being able to try it first.
 
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