KLX 300 valve adjust?

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  1. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    I'm going to be doing a valve adjust soon on a friends KLX 300... Anything in particular on this bike I should be aware of? I haven't done any searching yet, but I'm assuming its shim under bucket with easy access to the valve cover.

    Anybody know off hand what the valve specs are? What size (diameter) shims?

    Thx!
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  3. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Thx for the link...

    I tend to just buy the single shims if I don't already have the size I need from a previous adjustment instead of the kit's

    Easy to get to everything?
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  4. murgatroid42

    murgatroid42 Great Adventurer

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    Try Motoadventure in Loveland. They are a Kawasaki dealer, and might have the individual shims in stock. They had them for my KLX400SR.
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  5. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Performance in Denver usually has the individual shims I need. They also sell the full set if I can't get what I want.

    Any links to the procedure itself?
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    Just did my valve on mine. Its the same procedure as the KLR, but the shims are smaller diameter. The access is much better than a KLR though. RockyMountain kawasaki in Longmont have individual shims in stock for sure.
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  9. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Thanks for all the tips...

    Looks like access is super-easy from the pictures in the link posted by mooredan.

    By the way, I thought this was a cool trick I've never seen before... Might try it!
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    That zip tie thang is a great idea.
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    Wicked cool. Gonna steal THAT one.
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