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I heard once that there was a guy making valkerye shaped cams in a 4 cylinder configuration to put in my gl1000. have any of you heard of this? is this a practicle way to make more power? it would greatly improve the sound and I don't mind re jetting the carbs. I am contemplating an exhaust rebuild, but of those three projects, cams come first. I love my naked wing and ride it hard, but I would love more power. I have a spare set of heads to play with. any advise would be greatly appreciated
 

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Notice not much action here... The GL1000 is pretty well maxed out as it is... but probably agood place to discuss these power mods would be the naked wings sitewhere there is a little more specialization, particularly for the GL1000.. Lots of members here also belong over there.. (and you still might get some action here..)
 

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www.webcamshafts.com used to have 'hotrod' cams for the GL1000 but don't list them anymore. They might have some information if anyone still deals with the older bikes or might be able to do a 'regrind' on them. You'd have to send in your cams to have a regrind done.

Good luck



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I think the 75-77 models were a little hotter . Nearly every year of the 1000 family had carb changes .
 

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sandiegobrass wrote:
Notice not much action here... The GL1000 is pretty well maxed out as it is...
For whatever it is worth, I agree 100% with sandiego...working the cams over, by itself, will for the most part, just move the powerband around. You can gain on top, to suffer the idle, etcf. Honda has created a very intelligent, workable engine for street use.

If you really want more juice, I should think the way to go would be to raise compression, and play around with bore size and stroke. When done with that, it would be good to take a fresh look at carburetion & jetting.

Or, look into either turbo-charging or super-charging.

To me, it would even make more sense to save up for a newer bike with a bigger engine. It boils down to what I had to learn the hard way...the more you spend, the faster you can go...but just for a short time, since the rest of the bike (or any machine)isn't designed for very much more power than it already has... :waving:
 

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thanks you guys, I will check with naked wing and run down some leads. I appreciate all the prompt responses. have a great riding weekend.

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You can send your cams to megacycle or webcam and they will weld and regrind them for you, but you will also have to send them your rocker arms to so they can hard weld them.
If you don't the hard welded cam will eat your soft rockers up in no time, the two have to be of the same kind of metals to be compatible with each other.
 

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+2 for leave it alone.

Hop up one part, and the rest of the bike will suffer.

Clutch is adequate now, won't hold more power.

Drive line is adequate now, more power and ???
 

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AZgl1500 wrote:
+2 for leave it alone.

Hop up one part, and the rest of the bike will suffer.

Clutch is adequate now, won't hold more power.

Drive line is adequate now, more power and ???
+3,,, I would leave it alone also.
 

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Just my for pennies worth.

When I had the heads worked on recently the workshop mentioned that he had pollishedthe ports and gas flowed them for a previous customer. This had been successful but I didn't go along with this on mine because at the end of the day I wanted a cruiser.



He pointed out that the heads off my goldie were crudely finished with a few too many mold markings and spurs left from the manufacter process.



The bhp increase would not be great for this type of mod but he engine would flow much better.
 

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There are pros and cons on port polishing.

Pros: more airflow

Cons: that "disturbed airflow" actually helps to mix up the fuel droplets in the airstream for a better overall fuel/air mixture.
 
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