Agree, very sad. This is the only bike I would sell my Valkyrie for. Make some enquiries - you might pick it up for peanuts if he cares so little about it.
Yes, it's a very nice neighborhood. We presently don't have a garage, but my War Goddess is resting in a climate controlled storage unit, with plenty of video cameras watching her sleep...until the temps reach 65deg and higher. If I where that guy, I'd have a monster yard sale just to make room for my Rune or ANY BIKE for that matter.... and not stolen? Nice neighborhood
WOW!!! Lucky you...right place at the right time!! $$$$One of my best deals was from a guy on Craigslist he triked his 1997 Valkyrie Tourer so he was selling the back half. Saddlebags, rear end, rim fender, blinkers, 2 sets of shocks, etc. I give him $450 and after I sold the parts I made over $1500 in profit.
Great minds...Agree, very sad. This is the only bike I would sell my Valkyrie for. Make some enquiries - you might pick it up for peanuts if he cares so little about it.
As of RIGHT NOW, DillPickle311 is my NEW moral compass when it comes to ANYTHING bikes!!! That's all some good advice kind Sir, BUT if I ever took possession of a Rune...we would definitely need a garage and I wouldn't ride it if the chance of rain was greater than 0%!!! I really like the look of the Rune, but I really LOVE my Valkyrie aka 2 wheel Porsche...as my Harley buddies call it. Thanks again for the advice!!The Rune is an eye catcher...
If available for purchase, you would need to see and ride this one. Since the owner has had it so long... even though out in the weather, you may not get a great deal like you think.
Owner does not want to let it go unless of course you have an offer he can't refuse. You have to consider the internal damage as well as the climate effect and if you're willing to make the effort to restore it. Go look at some others first and then decide.
I would not be that guy! I like my Rune-want-a-be.
I wouldn't wait until warm weather - the owner is more likely to get interested in the bike himself as the weather improves. Do it now while the bike is more likely to be a pain in the arse to him.Well Geepers, what cha think of my warm weather plan???
I have to agree with you there!but I really LOVE my Valkyrie aka 2 wheel Porsche...
Ok, for ALL parties interested - I was on patrol in Mr. Watkins neighborhood (the Rune) this Sunday and I stopped by his house. I did get the story behind the Rune. His late brother left him the Rune as well as a 60's Muscle car and exotic German sports car, which is the reason there's NO ROOM in his garage. He has already promised the Rune to his oldest son once he turns 21...he's 17 now. They're going to take the Rune to a relative's house soon because they have plenty of room in their 4 car garage. I hope his son knows what he's getting himself into, because the Rune is a BIG, BEAUTIFUL, LONG and POWERFUL work of art!!! Mr. Watkins last rode it in 2016 and it scared him so bad, he got home, parked it and covered it up. !!!NOT FOR SALE!!! Thank you #Geepers for the gentle nudge to talk to the Rune owner's Father, but it's still RUNE ABUSE!!!I wouldn't wait until warm weather, but that's just me. You have to do what feels natural for you...
Yup.... the Rune is a BIG, BEAUTIFUL, LONG and POWERFUL work of art ... it's still RUNE ABUSE!!!
The thing about the Rune ( even the new Valk) it's kind of a forgotten bike that at the moment is pretty underappreciated. Especially the Rune. That bike in 03 was like $30k out the door. Not many made it out to the road yet alone the number built. Hence guys leaving them out to rot like that.Here is another Rune abuse. After they bought it they sold it on EBay for about $11,300