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Hey all, this is a video I made of an epic cruise we did on our bikes New Years Eve. The ride was in total just shy of 28 hours and about 1500k's as we road from Brisbane down to the Oxley Highway and back without actually staying anywhere. Part of the adventure was its duration and distance.

The video production was epic in itself with a staggering amount of hours going into it, cameras that are pointing the wrong direction or simply not working. Forgetting SD cards (Duh), unusable video, less then worthless lens protectors that actually make the video almost unwatchable (Only one had it... can you tell which one???!!!!? pos) and my favorite was Youtube stomping the first "published" version into the ground for copyright issues. Yeah I screwed up that one myself but it hurt.

It was such a bitch slap I burned out on the video and left it since the end of February and about a month ago I was sitting on the crapper flipping through the vids on my phone (as you do) and came across the original version and well **** it. Back into it.

Basically it was re-done from scratch with new music and everything re-done to fit the new sound track. What a bitch.

Anyway it attempts to tell the story of four of us who became three and went on to do the most awesome ride I have ever been on... to date.

I woke, well sort of woke to thunder. I was so excited about the ride I did my usual and only dozed as I could not sleep and left my joint about 3:30am to meet up with some good friends who were crazy enough to come along on this ass busting eye watering adventure. I got back home about 8:30am the next day and couldn't go to sleep for a couple of hours. Wide awake. lol fifth wind :D

We had most weather conditions and got to ride some amazing roads which I have tried to capture in this video mainly for something that I can look back on in many years and remember. But hey good to share so if you are interested in this sort of thing check out the video.

I will never ever look at Red Bulls the same again.

28 Hours
Sunday the 31st of December 2017
Riding into the New Year

0:00 Intro and summary
2:06 Red Sky at Morning
5:11 And Then There Were Three
8:09 Two Sides to a Coin
12:07 Hot Fuzz
12:42 Paradise Found
16:15 Half Way Home

https://youtu.be/otMmsxcsqdM
 

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Great job. 'Aint dawn a beautiful thing when you've had a long night? (thinking of the Ballina footage). And that would have been a LONG night watching for 'roos I imagine. What windscreen setup have you got on your Valkyrie? How do you rate it?
 

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Awesome video! What a picturesque ride you got to partake. Fog looked to get pretty thick at one point there. Although I’ll never get used to y’all riding on the “wrong” side of the road 😉lol. Great job.
 

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I have the OEM Boulevard screen with that cheap little spoiler at the top. In short it works perfect for me and was just what I wanted... rated 100% win. But that is for ME. Your milage may vary.


Full details here mate.
https://www.f6cforum.com/forum/9-honda-f6c-parts-accessories/9370-windshields-my-experience.html
Excellent info…thanks. I think it's just convinced me to leave things be. As you said, even screenless the Valk is pretty good when it comes to wind deflection. Certainly compared to my Suzuki Boulevard which was an arm stretcher at even 100kmh.
 

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Excellent info…thanks. I think it's just convinced me to leave things be. As you said, even screenless the Valk is pretty good when it comes to wind deflection. Certainly compared to my Suzuki Boulevard which was an arm stretcher at even 100kmh.

I will tell you that you will never notice or know what you are missing is perhaps the better way of putting it. For years I never had screens but when I did finally do it I noticed it big time. That being said I road my mates Calafornia will full screen and absolutely hated the lack of wind so what I got it perfect for me. As I said though it was all junk until I put that little wing on to get the turbulence off my helmet.



If you want to realy decrease fatigue get a back rest (You are actually holding on pretty hard in the wind blast without noticing it). I will never not have a back rest again and on a bonus side it makes the bike feel awesome. You sink into it when accelerating like in a very powerful car and can do it one handed. Lots of smiles.
 

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If you want to realy decrease fatigue get a back rest (You are actually holding on pretty hard in the wind blast without noticing it). I will never not have a back rest again and on a bonus side it makes the bike feel awesome. You sink into it when accelerating like in a very powerful car and can do it one handed. Lots of smiles.
I've often thought of doing this but can't (yet) bring myself to it. It sort of feels like "cheating" to me. I like my motorcycling as "raw" as possible. I'll hunker down into the wind sports bike-style when I need to. I'm also constantly shifting my position around on the seat so a backrest would be of limited use to me. I guess I generally just don't like the idea of an "armchair ride". I get that in my car and get bored with it pretty quickly. We're all different I guess. And to be fair, I never do long hours in the saddle. I'm always stopping and taking mini-breaks when I ride. Maybe I'm just ADHD :D
 

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oooh I could not have used the backrest with a stock seat. No way. Half the time I used to be sitting on the passenger seat it sucked so bad for me. Corbin was a massive improvement and I do remember buyers remorse when that backrest turned up. Right up until I road with it. Love it. Looked ****... but loved it.



BTW you can still belt corners with a backrest. You should see my the state of my pegs but for me anyway it is the ducks nuts :D
 

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On my recent ride to Darwin I had a 20 litre jerry can on a plate in place of the pillion seat. I put an Airhawk cushion on the jerry can and used it as a back rest. I positioned it far enough forward to keep my butt off the uncomfortable ridge at the rear of the seat.


Glorious.


 

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OX-34, I don't know how you do it with the OEM seat. My butt was killing me after only 1/2 hour. I bought a Russell Daylong and never looked back.



I agree with Shrubbo, I have had an Utopia driver's backrest pretty much since I got the bike. I modified the one on my 1999 Valk IS to fit this bike. I would never think about riding without one. Makes the long distance riding so much more enjoyable.
 

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WOW what a great video. Loved the editing. I don't think I could do a ride like that with my back, but would have loved in my younger years. Looks like you had a great time.
 

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WOW what a great video. Loved the editing. I don't think I could do a ride like that with my back, but would have loved in my younger years. Looks like you had a great time.

Thanks mate. It was long, it was tiring, it was awesome :)


Dude I run a corbin seat with a backrest. Actually it doesn't matter what seat but the key thing is the backrest. I will never own a bike without one again.
 

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OX-34, I don't know how you do it with the OEM seat. My butt was killing me after only 1/2 hour. I bought a Russell Daylong and never looked back.

Do you have a pic of the Russel Day Long on the bike? I'm thinking of getting my seat modified by John Moorhouse here in Oz and I'm interested to see what the commercial manufacturers are offering. Corbin option is out of my budget as is anything from overseas due to the poor exchange rate at the moment. I'm also a bit wary of Corbin since I got the very expensive Fleetliner panniers and the brackets didn't fit and i had to have them modified.
 

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I did an Iron Butt Ride on my 97 Valk a long time ago. After talking about it with my son (10 yoa) he wants to go on one with me, I don't think he is ready, maybe when he is a little older and on his own bike it will be something for us to do...took 17 hours..
 

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Video didn't work for me

No idea why mate sorry.


I did an Iron Butt Ride on my 97 Valk a long time ago. After talking about it with my son (10 yoa) he wants to go on one with me, I don't think he is ready, maybe when he is a little older and on his own bike it will be something for us to do...took 17 hours..

He probably isn't but if he was/is it would sure be an awesome memory for both. Maybe test/train him up?
 

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I did an Iron Butt Ride on my 97 Valk a long time ago. After talking about it with my son (10 yoa) he wants to go on one with me, I don't think he is ready, maybe when he is a little older and on his own bike it will be something for us to do...took 17 hours..



I took my 16 year old niece Violet on the Valkyrie for an Iron Butt SaddleSore ride earlier this year. She loved it:





My nephew "Nevertire Nic"and I have done a handful of IBA SS1600K rides, the first when he was 9 years old. That was on a Yamaha FJR1300 and a Kawasaki Versys 650






If they are keen, they can build up to it.
 
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