Epilogue and Appendix

Bottom Line

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.

Enough said.

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 info@vrcc.nl and let’s make this work.

Beer # 7609

VRCC Lowlands photo album – including 4300 history pics
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beer1952/albums/with/72157669209559000

YouTube Maintenance and repair/technical video addresses

Shoptalk
http://www.valkyrieriders.com/shoptalk/

Carbs

Introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITyszhh4XHs&list=PLFD84430C06E7EC12

How to repair a rusty fuel tank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hda12k__UWg&list=PLFD84430C06E7EC12&index=4

How to remove the carbs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDLTpQCTBsc&list=PLFD84430C06E7EC12

How to disassemble the carbs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8gXnaJr2J0&list=PLFD84430C06E7EC12

How to clean the carbs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd3TL4yIzl4&list=PLFD84430C06E7EC12

How to reassemble and synchronize the carbs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9SevjRSxSU&list=PLFD84430C06E7EC12

Final carb assembly and startup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9SevjRSxSU&list=PLFD84430C06E7EC12

Carb sync Honda Valkyrie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRdfIIWRXVY

Rejetting Valkyrie F6C
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIwh3jjPfZo

Replacing the Jet needles on a 98 Valkyrie
Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzzLE76rWiI
Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoZErdfKGTw

CO tuning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h44V0pIjhI&list=PL14696D275D485E59

Airbox installation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3RgzDeriQ4

Valkyrie gearshift seal replacement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-swQkIddQk

Rear wheel

Rear Wheel Removal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcKTQ_MDIU4

Wheel Bearing Removal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14lL5j2l8sk

When to change your motorcycle tires
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Yq7DMRwbw&list=PL14696D275D485E59

Valkyrie rear brake pad replacement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksSZve1dWk4

How to polish a Valkyrie Wheel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KGHuzv8qB0&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL14696D275D485E59

Polishing a Honda Valkyrie rim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INt_nCxviHU

Valkyrie with Dyna Beads balanced tires
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuDpRLRfyA4

Valkyrie motorcycle tire (taken during riding)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfrFch-VqE

Valkyrie dark side video (taken during riding)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwSSXHanpv0

Sound of chrome speakers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCvW4ZSE-I

Honda Valkyrie 12V to 220V converter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh_Vm6IqFnw

How the motorcycle is made
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUWQe42nr3o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mio2ZjY9N8

VALKYRIE Articles (RUNE BELOW)

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Valkyrie

VRCC USA (main) Website
https://www.valkyrieriders.com/

Valkyrie Genealogy
Information about your F6C/Valkyrie (Courtesy RJ and Dag Verpeide, VRCC Norway)
https://www.valkyrienorway.com/Valkyrie%20Genealogy.html

Chicago Tribune 1996
https://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996 … ser-market

Wing world – Meet Heathen
http://wingworldmag.com/wing_featured/meet-heathen/

Motorcycle News Cruiser -Stonehenge Ride 2003
https://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/motorcycles-stonehenge-ride-valkyries

Beast Rider’s Honda Valkyrie
http://www.herberts.org/wayne/valk/valkmain.htm

Goldwing facts – My Ride on an Angel by Joe Foley
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/F6CValkyrie.htm

Bikepoint Australia – Honda F6C Valkyrie
http://www.bikepoint.com.au/reviews/200 … yrie-13827

Minnesota motorcycle magazine – Mother of all cruisers
http://www.valkyrienorway.com/reviewminnesotamcm.html

How stuff works – 1998 Honda Valkyrie
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1998-honda-valkyrie.htm

RUNE Articles

Honda Rune …and everything about it: SRK Cycles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTpUvSw2rdU&feature=youtu.be

Gizmag – Honda’s Insane Valkyrie Rune by Mike Hanlon
http://www.gizmag.com/go/1513/

Motorcyclistonline – Honda Rune First Ride
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/first … yrie_rune/

Goldwing World

Rune introduction
http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/runeintro.htm

Interview with Masanori Aoki
http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/aoki-rune.htm

Corbin advertisement Rune
http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/corbin.htm

Stairway to heaven
http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/runespec.htm