Storing just pictures on a drive, website or cloud is great as long as they are relevant to someone. If not, they will inevitably fade away.
It’s a bit like looking at a photo album of your parents. If nothing is written about the picture, they will become meaningless at some point in time.
That is why I hope that my attempt to give the VRCC history a ‘face’ contributes to a better understanding of what the VRCC is all about.
The classic Valkyrie motorcycle still attracts large crowds at numerous prestigious bike expo’s like the one in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany and Padova, Italy and the Copdock motorcycle show in the UK.
Looking back at 20 years of history, I find it amazing how the VRCC objectives still apply to a such a substantial number of Riders around the world.
Besides the joy of riding this mighty and great looking machine, the spirit of the early days still lives on.
Basically they all tell a similar story. It’s a great motorcycle and you meet wonderful people you otherwise never would have met. Sincere friends who are willing to help you anyway they can if you have a problem.
The Valkyrie is very well suited for long distance riding. The size, handling characteristics, smooth running engine and upright riding position gives the Rider the opportunity to travel distances with a cruiser that were not practical before.
The VRCC Staff exploited this fact with countrywide Inzane meetings as a result. Soon followed by poineers in Europe like Silvano ‘Sil’ Merati, Peter ‘Einstein’ and Christine ‘Steinchen’ Prajczer, the late Werner Schäfer, Robert ‘Bobbievalk’ Gibbons and countless others. Unlike the giant HD and GW Meetings , the VRCC was able to keep their annual meetings down to a personal level. The fact that membership was free, partners were included as full members and the lack of hierarchy further contributed to a bottom-up approach of mutual understanding between Riders. Just open up a VRCC Bulletin board, any VRCC Bulletin board around the world, and you’ll immediately notice the difference from any other MC.
I want to thank the VRCC Staff for allowing me to publish the history on the website. You folks are just super
Next I want to express my gratitude to everyone who helped me with this history. Without your personal inputs, the story would simply be just another picture book of the past.
I took the liberty of copying pictures, feelings and emotions from various websites. Thanks to all of you for letting me grab your post or picture for this history.
I realize that a single individual can do only so much. Only together we can make this a true story. So, please follow up if you can and post comments, send me a PM or firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s make this work.
Beer # 7609
VRCC Lowlands photo album – including 4300 history pics
YouTube Maintenance and repair/technical video addresses
How to repair a rusty fuel tank
How to remove the carbs
How to disassemble the carbs
How to clean the carbs
How to reassemble and synchronize the carbs
Final carb assembly and startup
Carb sync Honda Valkyrie
Rejetting Valkyrie F6C
Valkyrie gearshift seal replacement
Rear Wheel Removal
Wheel Bearing Removal
When to change your motorcycle tires
Valkyrie rear brake pad replacement
How to polish a Valkyrie Wheel
Polishing a Honda Valkyrie rim
Valkyrie with Dyna Beads balanced tires
Valkyrie motorcycle tire (taken during riding)
Valkyrie dark side video (taken during riding)
Sound of chrome speakers
Honda Valkyrie 12V to 220V converter
VALKYRIE Articles (RUNE BELOW)
VRCC USA (main) Website
Information about your F6C/Valkyrie (Courtesy RJ and Dag Verpeide, VRCC Norway)
Chicago Tribune 1996
https://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996 … ser-market
Wing world – Meet Heathen
Motorcycle News Cruiser -Stonehenge Ride 2003
Beast Rider’s Honda Valkyrie
Goldwing facts – My Ride on an Angel by Joe Foley
Bikepoint Australia – Honda F6C Valkyrie
http://www.bikepoint.com.au/reviews/200 … yrie-13827
Minnesota motorcycle magazine – Mother of all cruisers
How stuff works – 1998 Honda Valkyrie
Honda Rune …and everything about it: SRK Cycles
Gizmag – Honda’s Insane Valkyrie Rune by Mike Hanlon
Motorcyclistonline – Honda Rune First Ride
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/first … yrie_rune/
Interview with Masanori Aoki
Corbin advertisement Rune
Stairway to heaven