98 Valkyrie engine swap


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Themja
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98 Valkyrie engine swap

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I have a 98 Valkyrie that had hydrolocked. Besides busting the starter gears. It busted the transmission case. I've never worked on a bike newer than 1950. So I'm lost on this one. I found a running motor with a good transmission. Now should I just swap the motor and transmission. Or could I just swap the transmissions on them. Can anyone give me any good advice on this? It would be great if anyone had a video showing how to do either they could share or post for me. Thanks


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Re: 98 Valkyrie engine swap

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The transmissions are not a separate item on these bikes.
Swap the entire engine/transmission and be done with it.
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Former rides: 2002 GL1800A, 2001 CB750, 1994 GL1500 SE, 1994 VT1100C , 1984 VF500F, 1982 CB750C, 1982 GS250T, 1981 CB900C, 1978 CB125s, 1976 TS185
Themja
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Re: 98 Valkyrie engine swap

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Thank you! Sounds like good advice, I'll do that.
Themja
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Re: 98 Valkyrie engine swap

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Since I've never changed a motor out on a bike like this before. I'm not afraid to tackle it. But can anyone think of anything I might not be expecting, that I need to ready for or aware of??? That has to be done a certain way or something I might unhook and the guts fall out of and springs flying across the shop??? Lol


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