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Valkyrie Models

  • VALKYRIE STANDARD
    1997 to 2003
  • VALKYRIE TOURER
    1997 to 2001
  • VALKYRIE INTERSTATE
    1999 to 2001

  • VALKYRIE RUNE
    2004-

     

    • VALKYRIE GENEALOGY

      By RP Brown VOA#62, VRCC#7422

      © 2000, 2005 All rights reserved

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    INTRODUCTION

    VIN NUMBERS

    MODEL NUMBERS

    COLORS

    HOW MANY BUILT

    MODEL DIFFERENCES

     

    MODEL DIFFERENCES

     

    Year to Year

    Differences from the previous years’ model (other than color)

    Model

    Standard

    Tourer

    Interstate

     

    1997

    Engine:

    • VPKOA carb (49-state).

    • VPKOB carb (Calif).

    • Jet needle J6KG.

    Engine:

    • VPKOA carb (49-state).

    • VPKOB carb (Calif).

    • Jet needle J6KG.

     

     

     

     

     

    1998

    Engine:

    • VPKOJ carbs (49-state).

    • VPKOK carbs (Calif.).

    • Jet needle J6KJ.

    • Cyl Head P/N change.

     

    Frame:

    • Larger front wheel bearing

    (with different seals and axle).

    • Black wire wrap added to lower radiator hose.

    Engine:

    • VPKOJ carbs (49-state).

    • VPKOK carbs (Calif.).

    • Jet needle J6KJ.

    • Cyl Head P/N change.

     

    Frame:

    • Larger front wheel bearing (with

    different seals and axle).

    • “Tourer” emblem added to windshield trim.

    1999

    Frame:

    • Chrome horn cover added.

    Frame:

    • Chrome horn cover added.

    • Seamless hardbags.

                                                             

     

     

     

     

     

    2000

    Engine:

    • “Made in USA” no longer appears on engine.

    • Engine Coolant Temp Indicator Unit eliminated (sensor now

    directly controls LED).

     

    Frame:

    • I/S -style turn signals (no screws in lense face).

    • New Seat design (I/W ‘97-’99).

    • Seat height changed to 28.9” from 29.1”.

    • Chrome wire wrap added to lower radiator hose.

    • “Made in USA” no longer on rear seat.

    • Tank badge changed from “F6” to Maidenhead design.

    • Heavier rear brake rotor (caused different wheel, caliper

    bracket and rotor mount bolts).

    • Extra protective boot on start relay.

    • Polished rear transfer case.

    • Lower triple clamp P/N change.

    Engine:

    • “Made in USA” no longer appears on engine.

    • Engine Coolant Temp Indicator Unit eliminated (sensor now

    directly controls LED).

     

    Frame:

    • I/S -style turn signals (no screws in lense face).

    • New Seat design (I/W ‘97-’99).

    • Seat height changed to 28.9” from 29.1”.

    • Chrome wire wrap added to lower radiator hose.

    • “Made in USA” no longer on rear seat.

    • Tank badge changed from “F6” to Maidenhead design.

    • Heavier rear brake rotor (caused different wheel, caliper bracket and rotor mount bolts).

    • Extra protective boot on start relay.

    Frame:

    • Chrome wire wrap added

    to lower radiator hose.

    (added to 2000 models

    in production in late ‘99)

     

    2001

    • Polished & clearcoated wheels

    • Front wheel is only machined

    outside of brake rotor shadow.

     

     

    Differences between US 49-State and California Models

    Engine:

    �� Vapor canister installed on California models

    �� California models use different cams

    49-State

    California

    Comments

    Intake 5° BTDC - 45° ABDC *

    Intake 5° ATDC - 40° ABDC *

    CA opens 10 degrees later and 

    closes 5 degrees earlier for 15

    degrees shorter duration.

    Exhaust 35° BBDC - 5° ATDC *

    Exhaust 40° BBDC - 5° BTDC *

    CA opens 5 degrees earlier and

    closes 10 degrees earlier for 5

    degrees shorter duration.

    303 lift (both intake & exhaust)

    226 In 215 Ex duration

    303 lift (both intake & exhaust)

    222 duration

    * Degrees at 1 mm lift.

    �� California models use different carburetors:

    Model

    49-State

    California

    Std & Tourer -1997

    VPKOA

    VPKOB

    Std & Tourer -1998 & On

    VPKOJ

    VPKOK

    Interstate - 1999 & On

    VPK1B

    VPK1C

    Frame:

    �� No differences

    Differences between US and non-US Models

    �� Exhaust more restrictive - smaller diameter “piggies” (tail pipe extensions) than us models.

                                                  

    �� European models have larger diameter exhaust cans and are made from heavier gage (0.080-inch vs. 0.049-inch) steel. (Mark T.)

    �� European models use VPKON carburetors

    �� UK models use VPKOS carburetors

    �� European models have clear coated wheels.

    �� The stock main jets in the UK are #78 whereas US models use #100. (12/30/00 Lamont). �� Radiator screens on European models have a different hole pattern than the US models.  (Rattlebars)

    �� European and Australian models have a throttle position sensor (TPS). Swiss and US models do not.

     

    �� European models are designated “F6C” rather than “Valkyrie”, and accordingly, have “F6C” on the tank

    badge rather than “Valkyrie”.

     

     

    �� European models have an “E” on the headlight and turn signal lenses (for European Standard) rather

    than the SAE mark on US models, and are not faceted like US models.

     

     

    �� The radiator side covers on European models have black reflectors than the yellow reflectors on US models.

     

     

     

    �� European models have the VIN number plat on right side than left side on US modles.

     

     

    �� European models have only one rear reflector, US have two.

     

     

    �� European models have a on/off switch and parking ligt, US models have not.

     

     

    �� European models do not have the secondary air supply system for reduce engine emissions.

     

     

    �� Round mirrors on European models and on some ‘98 Canadian models.

     

     

    �� On European models a separate key for the steering lock instead of the lock where fits the ignition key.

     

    Europen Models:

     

    US Models

     

     

    �� With the exception of UK models, non-US models have speedometers marked in kilometers.

     

    �� USA speedometer has graduations up to 145mph

     

    �� UK speedometer has graduations up to 150mph

    �� Australian models have different gear ratios:

    Australian

    US

    Primary reduction

    1.591

    1.591

    Secondary reduction

    0.939

    0.971

    Final reduction

    2.833

    2.833

    Gear Ratios:

    1st

    2.666

    2.666

    2nd

    1.722

    1.722

    3rd

    1.291

    1.291

    4th

    0.964

    1.000

    5th

    0.805

    0.805

     

     

     

    Japanese model Tourers have reverse (operated electrically using the starter motor).

     

     

     

    �� Australian Valks have an insert in the gas tank filler limiting them to the smaller diameter unleaded

    gas nozzles.

     

    �� Japanese model Tourers have reverse (operated electrically using the starter motor).

    Miscellaneous:

    �� Canadian models come with two owners manuals, one in English and one in French.

     

    H O M E

    By RP Brown VOA#62, VRCC#7422

    © 2000, 2005
    All rights reserved

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