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Hey Guys and Gals.

Looking to gather a bit of info on the F6C before I do something reckless :laugh:
Currently own a 1994 VFR (for the last 6 years) which does it all and I will keep but I do fancy something to go with it.
I ride in Scotland and in all weather throughout the year, so I hope the build quality is on par with the old VFR and its not made of butter :)

I have a few concerns which I hope will be eliminated if/when I can get a test ride.
Ride height for speed bumps and cornering.
Riding position, coming from a sports-tourer may prove interesting when doing 600miles in a day.
The fact its been discontinued, perhaps not popular with the UK market :confused:

I will have a look at other posts before I make dupes for no reason.
Just thought I would introduce myself and say Hey!

Cheers
Riz
 

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Oddly enough, I think the VFR is unique in it's category and the Valkyrie is also unique in it's category (if there really is one). And both are fine machines. As for a 600 mile Valk day, my 70 year old back side could not do it. Good luck. You will enjoy.
 

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I've borrowed a friend's ninja 600 to test ride a few times, it's a fun quick little bike, but I sure wouldn't want to do any hundred+ mile rides on it. I've done 600 mile days on both the Valk and the suzuki m50. The Valk is waaaay better. Quieter, more powerful, almost no vibration, much heavier so more stable in turbulence. Stock seat both times but I upgraded to a Corbin for the next time. :) Never done it with a sport bike and never care to. The Valk is one of the best cruisers for ride height and cornering clearance. As long as you aren't demanding sportbike like performance, I don't think you'll be dissatisfied with it.
 

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The seat on the Valk was obviously designed by my X wife. Feels great in the shop. Realized the horror once I actually road the thing some distance after I owned it. Butts like mileage may vary.

The switches tend to dislike water but easily dealt with with a quick spray of WD40/CRC/RP7 etc. Well my hi beam switch at any rate. Not had a problem with the rest. I ride all weather and it gets washed generally Friday arvos and gets drenched.

The paint is garbage. Environmentally friendly stuff which means it is crap. If you want to keep it good put some form of coating over it.

As Turboyoshi says the clearance is pretty good. If you want to get more funky put stainless steel skids on the foot pegs. Titanium ones if you wants laughs as well. You can put on Pegsavers for a Goldwing with the addition of a simple nut for a spacer.

They are bad sellers because they don't have a big fat rear wheel, they look weird and they don't sound like a "bike" so unfortunately most people buy bikes on those things... not on how they ride. When I test road mine I couldn't sign fast enough. BTW I came from a Hayabusa of 10 years.

I bought mine in Jan 2015. I only ride it on Saturdays. Been to work on it twice and rarely any other day unless you consider Sunday morning coming back from a bike one. In that time I have done 52000k's.

What would I buy if it got wrecked right now? Another Valk' if I could.

That is my 2c on the matter :)
 
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