Any Valkyrie owners out there?


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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PedroTQ
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Any Valkyrie owners out there?

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G'day to Everyone! :D

Hope the New Year has started out good for everyone.

This is just for my information, or anyone else interested.

I have an Australian GL-1500-C, originally a Tourer until the PO dropped her and took off the saddle bags and exhaust.

She has a Cobra 6 into 6 exhaust with extended baffles within, I have been messing with the main jets ever since acquiring her a few years ago to get her to run properly and evenly. at the moment I have #85's in 1 & 6 carbs, the rest have #88's. I am nearly there :D


My question;

I have a throttle sensor on carb #5 and a 681A ECU. the throttle sensor assembly 16060-MZ1-000 is unavailable and $334.65 if it was.

Does anyone else in the world have the throttle sensor on their carbs ??? if so what country/country code is on your machine ???

I have been searching e-bay for ECU's the American and Canadian ones are 683A for the Tourer and 683C for the Interstate.
also the carbs do not have the sensor on them.

I am tempted to buy a 683A and try in in my machine with the throttle sensor unplugged to see how she performs, but I don't want to waste $200 to $300 finding out there is no difference.

Happy and Safe Riding to Everyone :D
Attachments

681A ECU.
681A ECU.


Throttle sensor.
Throttle sensor.


the "U" designates an Australian machine.
the "U" designates an Australian machine.


On the bench awaiting new rubbers.
On the bench awaiting new rubbers.



#1 - 1975 GL-1000 - showroom
#2 - 1976 GL-1000 -DJP sidecar fitted
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - HRD sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE - Naked 90
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Andy Cote
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Re: Any Valkyrie owners out there?

Post by Andy Cote »

I do not recall that on mine or anyone else's. I do know that many owners of Standards or Tourers would swap out to the Interstate ECU for more torque. You might want to read through this information source: http://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/

Also, there is a couple Valkyrie centric mechanics (BigBF and Attic Rat) that frequent that site. A posting there or e-mail to one of them might help.
2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas
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Re: Any Valkyrie owners out there?

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Near as I can tell the TPS is used on many models. The problem is none of them are US models. Only Europe and Australia. Probably an emissions requirement. Just my speculation but on Carbureted vehicles Honda (cars) has used a similar TPS signal to cut off fuel under deceleration above a certain RPM. Is your sensor failed? The US Service manual does not show this sensor and no test is offered. They rarely fail on the cars. Pre-owned would be a good option in AU or EU.
Here is a link to the most knowledgeable Valkyrie guys I know. http://www.valkyrieforum.com

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1976 GL-1000 DJP outfit
1988 GL-1500 HRD outfit
1998 Valkyrie

Re: Any Valkyrie owners out there?

Post by PedroTQ »

Thanks Guys,

I will look into it. I have in and out of hospital for Chemotherapy so not all my time is "My time" :D

Happy and Safe Riding to Everyone, Peter :D


#1 - 1975 GL-1000 - showroom
#2 - 1976 GL-1000 -DJP sidecar fitted
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - HRD sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE - Naked 90
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