990 valve adjustment

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by ZOL, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. ZOL

    ZOL Retired !!!

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    Tried a search for adjusting valves on a 990 after not finding anything in the HOW. Can anyone point me to any threads covering this procedure!
    Thks!
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  2. AdvGa

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  3. ZOL

    ZOL Retired !!!

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    Wow, these are both terrific ! Just read thru them both. Now just need to get some shims and some courage...:1drink

    Thks, AdvGa
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  5. Duckdog

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    did you just buy the big shim kit or whats the best way to go about this. i am thinking about under taking this valve adjustment myself but i don't want to leave the top end of my motor open for days waiting on parts.
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  6. AdvGa

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    Yes, the Big Kit four your exact reasons. I just did it for the first time last december. With this Kit I did not have to fish around for the exact Shim somewhere since the Kit had so many options.

    However this Big Kit comes in .005 increments and you might have to Block Sand some to get to the Perfect Size needed.
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  7. Duckdog

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    Ok thanks! Just get the right stuff the first time!
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  8. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    If you have a Harley dealer near you. V rod uses the same shime avalabile in half sizes. I recently did my valves for the first time. I read on adv about the v rod shims. Amazing enough there the right shims. P:Derfect
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  9. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    Sorry to butt in on your post...

    What feeler gauges work good for this? I went to Autozone to pick up some tappet type gauges but am having trouble finding a set with the range of sizes needed.

    Thanks.
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  11. Nailhead

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    I just received a call from a very courteous man at Cyclebuy letting me know that USPS shipping might be a little faster, and wanting to know if I would prefer that.

    I was very impressed with this person-to-person customer service, and highly recommend them.
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  12. Hank Marvin

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    Check with your local dealership, too. Swapped the shims on my old Kawi for a case of beer :wink:
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  13. brooks

    brooks Been here awhile

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    Just to echo what slojoe said the Harley ones are a lot easier to get a hold of and cheaper and come in finer sizes than the KTM ones do. :ricky If there is anyone around with another adventure try to get together and do it as a group. Always nice to have some other folks around to give you a little confidence.
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  14. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    ....and thanks for the links:clap
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