Friday Forum Foraging: A Pristine 2004 Honda Valkyrie Rune

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

You'd never guess this Rune has 46,000 miles on it.

It's sad it had to come to this, but what you see here is a prime example of a 2004 Honda Valkyrie Rune. Judging by the pictures, we wouldn't blame you if you guessed this bike spent most of its 19 years in a garage.

But you'd be wrong.

The previous, and so far only, owner put 46,593 miles on this bike and clearly kept meticulous care of it. Unfortunately, this owner is no longer with us and their bike has come up on our sister site as being available via estate sale. The Rune was, and still is, a polarizing bike. That's why whenever a nice one like this (and sometimes not-so-nice ones) pop up, we can't help but feature it in this space. As you can read in the description below, this Rune has a new battery and rear tire, and was very well maintained. Included with the sale are a lift, a letter from Honda, and some OEM parts. Whether or not you believe $15,500 is a fair price, we can't help but think the dearly departed owner would love for their bike to continue down the road for at least another 46,000 miles.

If you're interested, check out the original listing at to contact the seller.

A one owner red Honda Rune in excellent condition. Highlights is a new Yuasaa battery and Dunlap back tire. Upgrades include chrome covers over the brake pads and a rear wheel cap with the Rune insignia. Garage kept, washed only with distilled water and wiped down after each ride. All original parts are in factory condition, with 46593 miles. Also a rare find is the table top book and a congratulatory letter letter from Honda for the purchase of such a unique bike. Included with this sale is the yellow lift adapter, master hoist lift with new jack, Valkyrie adapter, service manual and a selection of OEM Honda parts. It was owned by a very proud meticulous motorcyclist enthusiast. Estate sale.

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Buzglyd Buzglyd on Jul 16, 2023

    Honda’s timing was poor with this. The custom world was changing from overwrought customs to stripped down bobbers. I think this will likely sell..

  • MJ MJ on Jul 18, 2023

    A beautiful exercise in excess