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ok guys i really want this bike. I've had my eyes on it since 14 I think this is a beautiful bike but heres some of my concerns why haven't they come out with
1 set of aftermarket pipes for the bike, also I don't understand how they don't make a ton of aftermarket stuff for the bike, i want a naked cruiser that can some what compare to my rocket 3 roadster i recently got rid of. I presently have my victory crossroads but i want a naked kick ass totally different bike. I've been looking & there are some good deals on this bike but i want to have some aftermarket resources any help, also can you use ASV levers for this bike also guys can you remove the rev limiter & limiter of getting it past 125 mph limit any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Yes, the rev limiter and top speed limiter can be removed with an ECU flash.
thanks mrtappan what do you think about doing that flash, I really think I'm gonna pull the trigger on this bike i got a few things i want to do to this bike & really got to get a test ride in, when i test rode a Rocket 3 i was sold,
 

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Depends on what you're after.

Both bikes are nice. The Rocket III has a decent amount of aftermarket support (including a super charger kit if you're brave). The Valkyrie has none.

That's really the main difference in my head. Both are each manufacturers flagship and fun to ride. Do you want a stock Valkyrie or a Rocket III you can customize? You'll be happy with either one realistically.
 

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There were just not enough of these fine bikes sold for most aftermarket companies to justify R&D to make anything unfortunately.

And Honda didn't help us any by making the cables/lines so short that we can't change the handlebars (my biggest gripe) or add some sort of riser.
 

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I'm sure stock Goldwing cables fit it fine. Just a pain to have to pull half the bike apart to change them. The Valkyrie has an unpleasant amount of plastic on it. Air filter change? Pack a lunch.....
 

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so basically i will have to love this bike stock, i was thinking of some simple mods like mirrors, side license plate mount, ASV levers, vrod muscle mirrors with lights on them painted black & pray for an exhaust
 

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That's the short of it, better like it stock.

Some cosmetic stuff is "universal" so it will work. I have aftermarket mirrors on mine although they are function-less. A mirror with a "standard length" stem isn't long enough to see out off.

They make an exhaust. Well Torq Master was at one point. I don't know if they still do. I doubt they made very many. I was going to buy a set but then I thought "What's the point?" Especially when I saw the used price value on these bikes hit the floor. The full exhaust was around $900 but no one makes a fuel map for it. So I'd be paying $900 for a slightly different sound and no real performance gains. Dynojet makes a Power Commander V for the bike but no maps. I debated on buying a set then driving to Vegas to have Dynojet make a map. I even called and talked to people there about estimated appointments, time frame, etc. It just didn't seem like a good use of time or money from my end. Maybe some lucky fellow who has a set of pipes and lives far closer to Vegas than me can get a map made.............
 

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That's the short of it, better like it stock.

Some cosmetic stuff is "universal" so it will work. I have aftermarket mirrors on mine although they are function-less. A mirror with a "standard length" stem isn't long enough to see out off.

They make an exhaust. Well Torq Master was at one point. I don't know if they still do. I doubt they made very many. I was going to buy a set but then I thought "What's the point?" Especially when I saw the used price value on these bikes hit the floor. The full exhaust was around $900 but no one makes a fuel map for it. So I'd be paying $900 for a slightly different sound and no real performance gains. Dynojet makes a Power Commander V for the bike but no maps. I debated on buying a set then driving to Vegas to have Dynojet make a map. I even called and talked to people there about estimated appointments, time frame, etc. It just didn't seem like a good use of time or money from my end. Maybe some lucky fellow who has a set of pipes and lives far closer to Vegas than me can get a map made.............
mrtappan i can't really understand how this bike don't have a lot of people who like this bike, but i really don't understand how honda or aftermarket companies don't make a kick ass exhaust for this bike i mean ok theres not a lot of people with this bike but how many were sold & i bet if it was a killer exhaust every one who had 1 will buy smdh.
 

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I've owned a lot of bikes over the years and this is my guess why there isn't anything for this bike:

First and foremost, it didn't sell well. For whatever reason. Maybe the price tag, maybe the appearance, maybe the lack of options. Whatever the reason, it didn't withstand the test of time in the world of production motorcycles. This caused proble #2 ......

Secondly, although it shares the same engine and frame as a Goldwing/F6B that's basically the end of it. No manufacturer wants to invest the time and money into developing and producing a product with such a limited market. If Goldwing/F6B exhausts and other accessories fit the bike, it probably would have sold better.

Everyone has a different opinion, but a the idea of buying a bike that basically has to remain stock is a turn off to me (and most people I know). That really hurt this bike overall. Also, the first generation Valkyries actually had different cams/intakes/carbs than their Goldwing counterparts. The 2014+ Valkyrie is simply a "lighter Goldwing." So if you're riding two up and your passenger makes up the weight difference between you and a Goldwing with a single rider...... they're basically the same speed/performance.

So the idea of basically buying a Goldwing/F6B with no options and no aftermarket support sent this bike to an early grave.

I own one, ride one, and enjoy one. I'm not trying to discourage you from buying one, but you need to know what you're getting into. I bought one believing they would have a decent aftermarket support like the first generation Valkyrie. If I knew no one was going to make anything for them, I would not have bought one myself. Instead I would have bought an F6B.

My advice to you, if you haven't purchased one yet, is to play the waiting game. Wait until you find a used one for $8000 or so and buy it. For $8000 you'll definitely get your money's worth. I paid around $15k for mine when they were new and it definitely isn't a $15k bike in my opinion. I could have paid $15 for an F6B and had a ton of options and only been a slight bit slower in a drag race (realistically, since they makes pipes and fuel maps for an F6B, it probably would be pretty close to the same speed or faster once it was modified). Since I ride a whole lot more than I drag race.... that would have been the smarter decision on my end (once again, in my opinion).
 

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I've owned a lot of bikes over the years and this is my guess why there isn't anything for this bike:

First and foremost, it didn't sell well. For whatever reason. Maybe the price tag, maybe the appearance, maybe the lack of options. Whatever the reason, it didn't withstand the test of time in the world of production motorcycles. This caused proble #2 ......

Secondly, although it shares the same engine and frame as a Goldwing/F6B that's basically the end of it. No manufacturer wants to invest the time and money into developing and producing a product with such a limited market. If Goldwing/F6B exhausts and other accessories fit the bike, it probably would have sold better.

Everyone has a different opinion, but a the idea of buying a bike that basically has to remain stock is a turn off to me (and most people I know). That really hurt this bike overall. Also, the first generation Valkyries actually had different cams/intakes/carbs than their Goldwing counterparts. The 2014+ Valkyrie is simply a "lighter Goldwing." So if you're riding two up and your passenger makes up the weight difference between you and a Goldwing with a single rider...... they're basically the same speed/performance.

So the idea of basically buying a Goldwing/F6B with no options and no aftermarket support sent this bike to an early grave.

I own one, ride one, and enjoy one. I'm not trying to discourage you from buying one, but you need to know what you're getting into. I bought one believing they would have a decent aftermarket support like the first generation Valkyrie. If I knew no one was going to make anything for them, I would not have bought one myself. Instead I would have bought an F6B.

My advice to you, if you haven't purchased one yet, is to play the waiting game. Wait until you find a used one for $8000 or so and buy it. For $8000 you'll definitely get your money's worth. I paid around $15k for mine when they were new and it definitely isn't a $15k bike in my opinion. I could have paid $15 for an F6B and had a ton of options and only been a slight bit slower in a drag race (realistically, since they makes pipes and fuel maps for an F6B, it probably would be pretty close to the same speed or faster once it was modified). Since I ride a whole lot more than I drag race.... that would have been the smarter decision on my end (once again, in my opinion).
well thanks for all ur advice mrTappan I called the guy Jim about the Torque Masters exhaust he said he do make the exhaust for the Valkyrie with the Torq loops. he also said that sales for this exhaust is doing well internationally & in the states for what its worth this guy seems very well informed about honda he knows gold wings
 

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sensi do you know of anyone who has a set
No I don't. I did call the company previously and they told me there were more finish options (i.e. black on black) available that aren't shown on the website. My guess is they will let you select a finish and tips (others shown for other models) to get what you want.
 

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I have a set with the loops not to hard to install and I like the sound and the look. They don't come with end caps so I put these on.
How much different would you rate the sound Surfndad? There isn't much to compare it with and the one youtube clip I have seen doesn't really sound that much different to stock. The Cobra mod, now that sounds extreme and I kind of like it but I also like the look of the carbon black torq master ones with the chrome tip on there website.
 

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It's not that much loader, which is what I like about it. Also the wifey won't ride if it's to load. I had a pair of open can on my 1998 Valkyrie and it was loader than any HD I had heard.
 

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Thanks mate, it looks like I have changed direction at any rate and if I did get pipes I would get those black ones with the chrome ends and noise is once again not a priority. Well at the moment anyway. I had a think about it an I love riding this bike and I guess its sound or its lack of sound to put it correctly is one of the things I like about it. Got a Corbin seat, the Honda bags and a windshield on order. Maybe pipes later but at the moment they are no longer a priority.
 
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