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Old 05-06-2013, 04:24 PM   #1741
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Hey guys,

Setting the valve clearance, do you guys use Hotcams shim kit ?

And do the clearances on the LC8 need to be done a lot ?

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:10 AM   #1742
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SE Taillight

Does anyone know if the SE shares the rear taillight lens with another model that allows just ordering the red plastic? It looks like the only way to get the red plastic is to buy an assembly, which seems pretty cheesy on KTMs part. The SM and Adventure are the same

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:59 AM   #1743
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Hey guys,

Setting the valve clearance, do you guys use Hotcams shim kit ?

And do the clearances on the LC8 need to be done a lot ?

Cheers
Glenn
Hi
I just ground down the existing ones on sandpaper.
If you have a proper caliper and that shim calculator program, you can get it closer then anything available, plus its free and you can do it all at once vs. leaving the bike open, order ,pick up etc.
Apperently not much adjustment needed on the first scheduled check at 7-8k but i had some tight valves later.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #1744
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Very nice! I have been trying to buy a SE but am having problems. I don't think I have ever worked so hard to spend money . If I can't get one this would be my next choice.

I just swooped down to NJ and bought one today. There is one in Florida that looks awesome. I just couldn't get my free time to line up with the seller's
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #1745
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Does anyone know if the SE shares the rear taillight lens with another model...
The SM and Adventure are the same



I ordered the stock male & female quick coupling for the fuel line at the 950SE fuel pump WITHOUT checking the price first.

When they arrived, I found out both pieces totaled $83.00 !!!!!!!

I like having spare parts on hand, but Dang

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Old 05-08-2013, 07:01 AM   #1746
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I just swooped down to NJ and bought one today. ...
Who's did you buy?
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:03 AM   #1747
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I ordered the stock male & female quick coupling for the fuel line at the 950SE fuel pump WITHOUT checking the price first.
When they arrived, I found out both pieces totaled $83.00 !!!!!!!
I like having spare parts on hand, but Dang .
I just bought a used tail light off ebay for $20. It's for an '04 Adventure, but they look identical on the fiche even though they have a different p/n. The Adv part is $120 for some reason.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:11 AM   #1748
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Hey guys,

Setting the valve clearance, do you guys use Hotcams shim kit ?

And do the clearances on the LC8 need to be done a lot ?

Cheers
Glenn
Yep! Use the hot cams kit. Very happy with it.

Did mine at 20K, all four exhaust were tight, buy only slighty.

And the duration you go between checks will depend a lot on how you ride.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #1749
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I just bought a used tail light off ebay for $20. It's for an '04 Adventure, but they look identical on the fiche even though they have a different p/n. The Adv part is $120 for some reason.
Keep us posted if it fits & the difference between the two
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #1750
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Who's did you buy?

Originally it belonged to WARRIORPRINCEJJ
He sold it to Quint Eastwood, and I bought it from him.

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Old 05-10-2013, 04:31 AM   #1751
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Hey guys,

Setting the valve clearance, do you guys use Hotcams shim kit ?

And do the clearances on the LC8 need to be done a lot ?

Cheers
Glenn
I just buy a one step thinner shim when the gap goes too small. After 113 kkm and two motors I have learned:
  • clearance hardly changes providing the motor operating temperature is stable (nowadays my 2009 990 motor never sees anything but four bars on the panel) also with plenty high load on low and high rpms at low speed and very high ambient temperatures
  • intake valve clearances havent changed at all after 40000 km
  • all four exhaust valves needed one step thinner shim after 40000 km
  • my old 2006 950 motor was another animal, much more temperature variations and need to reshim both intakes and exhausts after each season of about 20000 km
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:25 AM   #1752
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He sold it to Quint Eastwood, and I bought it from him.

I read that Clint Eastwood
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:48 AM   #1753
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Anyone with a Safari Tank have clearance issues between the brace and the front tire? I have the flat bar style brace and even with a short mt21 front, it caught and twisted the brace at full compression.

I modified it a little for more clearance. Will test ride and verify a fix at some point. I'm curious if others have had this trouble.

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Old 05-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #1754
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Yes I have the flat brace & notice that it hits sometimes on a hard landing wheel stand. The tube one broke & was pretty crappy. Would like to see the photos of your mods to the brace.

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Anyone with a Safari Tank have clearance issues between the brace and the front tire? I have the flat bar style brace and even with a short mt21 front, it caught and twisted the brace at full compression.

I modified it a little for more clearance. Will test ride and verify a fix at some point. I'm curious if others have had this trouble.

Thanks
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:18 PM   #1755
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Anyone with a Safari Tank have clearance issues between the brace and the front tire? I have the flat bar style brace and even with a short mt21 front, it caught and twisted the brace at full compression.

I modified it a little for more clearance. Will test ride and verify a fix at some point. I'm curious if others have had this trouble.

Thanks
Guy that I ride with once in a while also complains about the lack of clearance.

It stands out quite a but more than the old tube type bracket that I have on mine. Tube type has no clearance problems.
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