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Before I headed out this morning I read this under the subject of Patriot Guard (PGR):

"I love my bike, and I'm not going to give it up....but I'm gonna look for something "more in uniform" for PGR missions... like a big Valk, or even a Vulcan. Find a cheap one and paint it up good, like in a flag motif. That'd be cool........"

I hadn't gone too far when I came across this





 

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Offer him $6500 and dicker a little. That's not a bad price really.
 

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doesn't seem out of line, but $6k would be better.
 

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I agree with 4ever... I'd start at 6k.

That is a nicely dressed standard with a Ultimate studded seat... It's a bit, dark and leathery for my taste and I'd have to paint it... but that is still a nice, low mileage bike.
 

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A couple of thoughts went through my mind when I saw this Valk.

1. Aren't Valks becoming collector's items? With three bikes already in the garage, it's the only way I might convince my wife that I need to buy it. It would be like an investment in a blue chip stock:cheesygrin:, :kissing:.

2. CJ and his need for something other than a ST1300 to use on Patriot Guard events. I could deliver it to him, from Southern New Hampshire to Washington state. He may have to wait until next spring before I could get across the Rockies. In the meantime I could keep the oil circulating in the Valk.:cheesygrin:
 

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jl, all those are VERY good reasons to own a Valk.
 

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collectors item?
not mine.

7K for a 14 year old motorcycle just seems like a lot of money to me.

Granted, I built my Valkyrie out of parts from 7 different bikes, but the engine/driveline only had 950 miles on it.

Right now I have over 58,000 miles on it and it has cost me a total of $4,100.
(That includes, tires, brakes, and the paperwork.)
 

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If that is a '97 model it has different wheel bearings than the rest and it is the first model year for the Valk. I think there are other differences as well including more horsepower. If it were a tourer It would be worth more in the 6K range but I think you should be able to buy one like it in the $5,500 range. Look on the VRCC classifieds to see what is for sell there. You might find something more interesting.

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Am I missing something? What's wrong with a Wing at a Patriot Guard event? More in uniform? :?
 

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It doesn't matter what you ride on PGR missions. CJ is just playing with us.

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Dubswing wrote:
It doesn't matter what you ride on PGR missions.  CJ is just playing with us.

Dubs
Playing with you? Me? Little, ol'innocent me?

:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

You do feel a little strange, however, riding a Sports-Tourer while everyone else is on HD or Metric v-twins..... feels like you're wearing ballet slippers to a logger's convention!

:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
 

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And I bet your ST gets many more looks than the "log wagons" you are riding with!:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

Seriously, I have never had anyone say anything about what I ride attending any PGR ride. That includes the '83 naked wing, the 1500 Vulcan or the Valkyrie. Just glad we were there to support. A great feeling to know that others appreciate what you do, and humbling to know how blessed you are.



You do like to stir the kettle once in awhile, ole friend!

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The price is in the ball park - but better deals can be found if you keep your eyes open and give it some time. Remember mileage on a Valkyrie is like mileage on a Wing - they aren't even broke in until 50k.
 

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I like Valkyries a lot, almost bought one before my current Wing, but I do not think they will be in the Collectors category:?plus they made a lot of them and they are easy to find for sale.
 

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IdahoRaider wrote:
I like Valkyries a lot, almost bought one before my current Wing, but I do not think they will be in the Collectors category:?plus they made a lot of them and they are easy to find for sale.
Well, that blew that reason:( for adding a Valk to the stable and CJ blew my other excuse :thumbsdown: with his reply that a Kawasaki Vulcan 800 "would probably do for me ... ".

 
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