Valkyrie engine


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Valkyrie engine

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Will an engine from a 2000 model Valkyrie fit in the frame of a GL1500 1997 model?

Bought a Valkyrie engine with 60 'miles on the counter. The plan is to move parts from the old engine to the new one so that I get the carburetors and the reverse.


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Has now received 1500 engine from a 2000 mod Valkyrie. Stands on a stand in the garage. This seems clean and nice, only a small leak at the gear selector shaft. When I look at the camshafts, it seems to me that these are not hydraulic, but mechanically controlled. Which models had what? Mechanically / hydraulically controlled valve lifters ..
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bmo wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:53 pm
Has now received 1500 engine from a 2000 mod Valkyrie. Stands on a stand in the garage. This seems clean and nice, only a small leak at the gear selector shaft. When I look at the camshafts, it seems to me that these are not hydraulic, but mechanically controlled. Which models had what? Mechanically / hydraulically controlled valve lifters ..
Valkyrie engines, along with having 6 carburetors instead of 2, also had solid lifters instead of the hydraulic lifters found in the Goldwing engine.

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WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:18 pm
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Valkyrie engines, along with having 6 carburetors instead of 3, also had solid lifters instead of the hydraulic lifters found in the Goldwing engine.
Hmm, who stole the 3rd carb from my GL1500 Goldwing? :shock:

I knew about the 2 vs 6 carbs, but did not know about the differences in lifters.
Was that just another power thing vs the Goldwing?
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blupupher wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:54 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:18 pm
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Valkyrie engines, along with having 6 carburetors instead of 3, also had solid lifters instead of the hydraulic lifters found in the Goldwing engine.
Hmm, who stole the 3rd carb from my GL1500 Goldwing? :shock:

I knew about the 2 vs 6 carbs, but did not know about the differences in lifters.
Was that just another power thing vs the Goldwing?
oops, fat fingered that one! :lol: I fixed it.

And yes, the Valkyrie engine had a broader power curve (both torque and horsepower), thanks to the six carbs, hot camshaft and solid lifters. That's the reason it had the beefed up U-joint in the drivetrain that eventually made it to the GL1500 Goldwing.

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My question here is why put a Valkyrie engine in Goldwing in the first place !! - Yes - The FC6 - Valkyrie is a heavy bike like the wing however !! it handles much better than a wing - I will prove it to you as well watch this vid -



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Considering changing the engine because the gearbox in the GW probably has one or more defective bearings, a lot of noise. Valkyrie does not appear to have the same protection against the weather. Here I live we experience a lot of rain and low temperatures.
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It would be cheaper to buy a secondhand engine for between £699 - £800 - Rather then going though the agony and trouble of trying to shoe horn a engine in a bike - that was not made to go into the wing in the first place !! - Yes ?? Last choice would to be take the engine out and rebuild it !!. - Its not hard - You just need to be methodical and take loads of pics as you go as you take bits both off the bike and out of the engine there !! - That way you have a reference to work back too when you come to put the bike back together again !! .

Over in the UK on Ebay there are wings going now as cheap as £2000 - ( end of the riding season see !! ) That's for the whole bike too !! - If you scrapped yours you would get back about £1800 in spares alone !! - Some bits are as rare as hens teeth now and fetch high prices too !! .



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