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Anybody seen a 2014 Valk Hack
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pago cruiser
Posted 8/17/2014 2:17 PM (#79480)
Subject: Anybody seen a 2014 Valk Hack



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Anybody seen or done this yet?

Lots have hacked a GL1800, but I'm looking for something more ...basic. We don't do CB or stereo or helmet MP3's or bike-bike communications or cell phones while underway, or any of the other 47 buttons of stuff to control that the GL1800 has to do instead of riding...Either a 97-2001 old school, or maybe a 2014? Have not seen a 2014 hacked yet, and do not know enough about the bike to confirm the frame is the same as the GL1800. The only thing I see missing is a fairing.

Our trusty GL1200 has over 40000 hack miles in the last 5 years; my only complaint is that running 75mph, there is not a lot of reserve power left... We blew a head (maybe gasket?) on our GL1200/Motorvation Formula II rig earlier this week about 30 miles outside Wall, SD. Was a long hot challenge getting rescued, trucked into Rapid City, and then stripping the rig to fit in a U-Haul truck, then driving home over 1000 miles. But I did learn that some Honda dealers will not work on a bike over 10 years old... ???
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jaydmc
Posted 8/18/2014 11:47 AM (#79504 - in reply to #79480)
Subject: Re: Anybody seen a 2014 Valk Hack


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We have done many GL1800 and the first gen Valkyrie and offer mounts for both. While we have not done the 2014 I have looked at photo's. It looks like our front GL1800 mounts will work no problem at all how ever the rear mounts will not. If you were to buy a bike local to us we would be glad to pick it up (most Honda dealers in our area deliver bikes to us often) and install a sidecar on it for you.
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pago cruiser
Posted 8/19/2014 12:16 AM (#79525 - in reply to #79480)
Subject: Re: Anybody seen a 2014 Valk Hack



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Hi Jay - long time no talk to; thanks for chiming in. Kind of what I thought, in that I believe the rear subframe was changed to accommodate the "low look". Other changes were wheel sizes and front forks. I spent lunch several weeks ago looking at a GL1800 and the Valk in my local Honda shop. The sales guy was not sure if the wheels were interchangeable between the 1800 and the Valk - but it sure would be nice to have a car tire on the back.

Being 150 lbs lighter than a GL1800, I think the Valk would make a perfect hi power rig; and a lot svelte as well. Just wish someone would do it first...
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foodog2
Posted 9/7/2014 10:32 PM (#80039 - in reply to #79480)
Subject: RE: Anybody seen a 2014 Valk Hack



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I am having a Hannigan GTL put on a F6B in a week.  Not a Valk, but a stripped down gl1800 to an extent.
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Phelonius
Posted 9/9/2014 6:10 PM (#80071 - in reply to #79480)
Subject: Re: Anybody seen a 2014 Valk Hack



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The Hondapotomus makes an excellent sidecar hauler. No shortage of power there but they are thirsty.
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