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As a previous GL1800 and Valk, I'm familiar with the F6 engine, but have some questions about the Rune since it's different in some aspects:

1. What's the valve adjustment interval? Are they shims under buckets like the Wing, or threaded adjusters like the Valk?

2. Chain or belt cam drive? If the latter, what's the replacement interval?

3. Do TBs (throttle bodies) have to be synchronized? How often? It wasn't necessary on the wing because it only had 2 (one per side) and were solidly connected, but the Rune supposedly has 6 individual ones.

4. Does it have spark-plug wires, or the modern coil-on-plug?

5. Finally, couldn't find ANY performance numbers on this bike. Does anybody know crank HP and Torque? How does it compare to the Wing in acceleration, roll-ons, and top speed? Relative terms would suffice (a little quicker here, a little slower there, etc). My wing only managed 120 mph (indicated) top speed at my 4K' of altitude, with the windshield in LOW, tucked in, and only my 157-lb frame in tow (just for reference). Both bikes weigh an identical 900 lbs FULLY fueled (yikes!).

Feel free to answer just one question, or as many as you know. All this should be in the service manual. Thanks in advance gang.
 

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1. What's the valve adjustment interval? Are they shims under buckets like the Wing, or threaded adjusters like the Valk?
32k miles

2. Chain or belt cam drive? If the latter, what's the replacement interval?
Chain

3. Do TBs (throttle bodies) have to be synchronized? How often? It wasn't necessary on the wing because it only had 2 (one per side) and were solidly connected, but the Rune supposedly has 6 individual ones.
Yes, vacume sync method, no service interval listed, they appear to come thread locked from the factory.

4. Does it have spark-plug wires, or the modern coil-on-plug?
Spark Plug Wires

5. Finally, couldn't find ANY performance numbers on this bike. Does anybody know crank HP and Torque? How does it compare to the Wing in acceleration, roll-ons, and top speed? Relative terms would suffice (a little quicker here, a little slower there, etc). My wing only managed 120 mph (indicated) top speed at my 4K' of altitude, with the windshield in LOW, tucked in, and only my 157-lb frame in tow (just for reference). Both bikes weigh an identical 900 lbs FULLY fueled (yikes!).
Reported number stock 98HP and 110lbs-ft at rear wheel NTP adjusted
 

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it's quite a bit faster than my 97 Valk...which has trigger wheel, K&N filter, MarkT glasspacks. And i've had it to indicated speed of 135. That's with a windvest 'windscreen' on it and my 200 pound body....
 

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Wow! Music to my ears. This thing is practically maintenance-free, just like I wanted.
I wanted the Rune to perform like the Valk (mine only had the 'mild' trigger wheel), but it's BETTER. Apparently much better than a bone stock Valk.

Lov2krz and Redvalk, thank you very much for your help. I can now say (even without riding one): I'M SOLD. Just have to decide if chrome wheels or not; asked for help on the general section (concerned about damage on tire-change).

Now it's time to work on my wife; can't afford another house to buy this bike (she HATES bikes). For me, buying a bike is more expensive than buying a luxury car :evil:. I hope she settles for a 'mild' home renovation.

Good afternoon folks.
 
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