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I just saw this posted on the VRCC site under 14/15 Valkyrie.
If I see anymore I will post it here.

« on: April 09, 2019, 18:56:09 »
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Guys and gals that own Valkyries, soon aftermarket pipes are going to be available.

They are using my bike to do them and one side is already done, they are working on the other side.

Sorry, but no pictures for the moment as the company prohibit that until is finish.

But don't worry, time run fast and in a while i will have the first Valkyrie with aftermarket pipes and you will see them.

As soon as i go and get the bike i will post pictures and the info so you guys can order yours.
 

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If I were in the aftermarket pipes business I would be getting out real quick. They're destined for the museum once electrics take hold. Technology constantly makes industries obsolete. The trick is to read the signs and beat the rush to the exit.
 

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Nothing wrong with stock pipes.
The 1st issue would to be replace the cats with Torq Loopz. Once that is done and the x-over is eliminated the stock mufflers need to be replaced due to their different sizes and back pressures. These 2 mods eliminate the choking of the GL1800’s engine that was mandated by the epa.
 

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I had Rhinehart on my vtx1800 and it sounded good. Didn't help my left ear much though. Folks could hear me coming and I could gun it next to cars I was passing as a warning. I miss this!

Now, I don't miss it too much but wish the valk had more grunt.

I am not too concerned about electrics because it should be quite a few more years before they become real competition for many reasons. Smaller batts, quicker charging as well as more resources to juice up, longer range, and better affordability.
 

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Would be nice but I doubt it. Just for the fact this is a bike of a 2 year run and was not a spectacular seller. However the companies that made older Goldwing pipes all they have to do is sell some shortened ones. But I went through this with Two Bros and asking them to shorten a set of their F6C pipes. Basically got a "**** no"..
To my knowledge the only guy that makes pipes for us is Torqmaster. Maybe Delkevic. I have Torqmasters. I like them a lot. Considering the Torque loops.
And these bikes with pipes??? Oh, yeah. Nothing sounding motorcycle about it with pipes. Sounds pretty distinct. I say "80s Porsche".
 

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Would be nice but I doubt it. Just for the fact this is a bike of a 2 year run and was not a spectacular seller. However the companies that made older Goldwing pipes all they have to do is sell some shortened ones. But I went through this with Two Bros and asking them to shorten a set of their F6C pipes. Basically got a "**** no"..
To my knowledge the only guy that makes pipes for us is Torqmaster. Maybe Delkevic. I have Torqmasters. I like them a lot. Considering the Torque loops.
And these bikes with pipes??? Oh, yeah. Nothing sounding motorcycle about it with pipes. Sounds pretty distinct. I say "80s Porsche".
Torq Loopz makes all the difference. Had pipes without and with TL on the GL1800. No comparison in tone, loudness and performance. Would not bother doing pipes without.
 

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I'm still waiting for more information on this new exhaust he has posted since but no pictures or name of manufacture.
 

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no way you can make a vtx sound good! they all sound like a elephant farting in a swimming pool. lol. best leave the stock pipes on that bike. duel pin crank spoils the sound, unlike a HD
 

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no way you can make a vtx sound good! they all sound like a elephant farting in a swimming pool. lol. best leave the stock pipes on that bike. duel pin crank spoils the sound, unlike a HD
The VTX1300 is a single pin, it's my other bike.
I'm pretty happy with a nice quiet Valkyrie though, doubt Ill be doing anything to the exhaust.
 

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If I were in the aftermarket pipes business I would be getting out real quick. They're destined for the museum once electrics take hold. Technology constantly makes industries obsolete. The trick is to read the signs and beat the rush to the exit.
actually you don't want to ride the wave on the Bleeding Edge. it can be costly and painful.. but catching the 2nd or 3rd wave is more fun.. 'Lectrics m/c are 10yrs into productions, some on their 3rd and 4th rev. Because they don't have the mass production numbers yet, their cost are still prohibitive. As soon as the big boys, Honda et al. jump in the fray, then you will see quality machines at fair competitive prices. As for now it is still for those with lots of loose change in their pockets. these guys are cutting (bleeding) edge https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/ poncho
 

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actually you don't want to ride the wave on the Bleeding Edge. it can be costly and painful.. but catching the 2nd or 3rd wave is more fun.. 'Lectrics m/c are 10yrs into productions, some on their 3rd and 4th rev. Because they don't have the mass production numbers yet, their cost are still prohibitive. As soon as the big boys, Honda et al. jump in the fray, then you will see quality machines at fair competitive prices. As for now it is still for those with lots of loose change in their pockets. these guys are cutting (bleeding) edge https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/ poncho
True - the big wave is still to come. But I would still be getting out NOW. Too late once the tsunami makes landfall.
 

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Electric vehicles are the future, but not the near future. We don’t have the national/global infrastructure to support charging them, especially not quickly charging them. This limits them to short range commuters. I think the people selling parts for gasoline engines are safe for a few more decades.

Personally I’d rather see hydrogen powered vehicles. It’s a limitless resource that could be refueled similar to the way gasoline is. Plus we’d still get to have engines that sound like engines.
 

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Electric vehicles are the future, but not the near future. We don’t have the national/global infrastructure to support charging them, especially not quickly charging them.
Rt, sit tite. a paradigm shift in technology will swing all things another way. we are still behind the curve using old skool battery technology. this will not always be the case. forget range and recharge as being the brick wall issue of the day. PERFORMANCE is the key issue to zero in on regarding 'Lectrics vs ICE motors. Instant Tork out the wazoo at 1 rpm! HP to weight is 10x of any ice motor. Zero vibration not only gives long life of the motor but also ALL the other components. Next to Zero heat generation. Next to Zero mechanical maintenance required. Direct drives make transmissions non essential. Infinite connectivity and control. the benefits are FAR greater than the few current issues we have to solve. If it weren't for problems, we wouldn't have jobs.


those that want to either talk green turds or take issues with them can go elsewhere. Energy is energy and it is everywhere. we need to learn how to harness it an put it to work. there is nothing new under the sun. everything that ever was is still here and all the is here will always be. climate changers can go pound sand. it gives them something to do. poncho
 

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no way you can make a vtx sound good! they all sound like a elephant farting in a swimming pool. lol. best leave the stock pipes on that bike. duel pin crank spoils the sound, unlike a HD
I had a VT 1300 with a freedom performance 2 into 1 that sounded incredible everyone commented on it. I think the injection makes them sound different.
 

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"Climate changers can go pound sand. It gives them something to do."

Chief Climate Scientist P. Oncho
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
 

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"Climate changers can go pound sand. It gives them something to do." Chief Climate Scientist P. Oncho Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
the one constant in the universe is .. wait for it.. "change". there it is.. so all the hyperbole on this subject is by those who really don't understand the hysteresis of planet energy.. and change being what it is, who says its a bad thing? its been going on since inception. you couldn't stop it if you wanted to. for those who espouse progressive ideals, you would think that they would embrace change. only they fear it.. no, this issue goes much deeper. this is about power and control. in the words of the infamous last prez, "never let a good crisis go to waste".
 
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