Valve shims

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Conan, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Conan

    Conan n00b

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    Hi, anybody out there who had problems with valve shims on a 950? I experienced that KTM does fit the smallest, a 2.30mm shim, or 2nd smallest shim available on the intake valves. If the valves settle and the clearence gets to tight you have problem on hand!
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  2. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    The HD V-Rod uses the same shims, with more sizes available than KTM. Go to any HD dealership to get what you need.
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  3. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    VRod shims go down to 2.025 and go up to 3.000...
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  4. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    The largest my local HD dealer had was a 2.45- said it would take a couple weeks to get em larger than that. The parts dude said that Harley told them the "range" would be like 2.1 to 2.45 or some shit. I don't remember the #s, just that i couldn't get my shims.

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  5. jsrider

    jsrider Long timer

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    I had the same experience. Ended up buying a Hot Cams kit. Now I'm done running out to get shims forever. :D
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  6. Simland

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    HOTCAMS Shim kits:

    NEW 10mm shims for KTM, Harley and Buell!
    10mm VALVE SHIM KIT> 10mm diameter - Includes three valve shims of each size from 1.85 to 3.20 in .05 mm increments. 84 shims in total, 83 cents per shim!
    Fits 08-up KTM 450/530 XCW-R, EXC-R, all Harley Davidson V-Rod, Buell 1125RR
    Does your local dealer have the shims you need? 68-2180 $69.95
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  7. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    10mm HD Vrod valve shims...


    Size Harley Davidson Part Number
    2.025 18624-01K
    2.075 18625-01K
    2.125 18626-01K
    2.175 18627-01K
    2.200 18670-01K
    2.225 18628-01K
    2.250 18671-01K
    2.275 18629-01K
    2.300 18672-01K
    2.325 18630-01K
    2.350 18673-01K
    2.375 18631-01K
    2.400 18674-01K
    2.425 18632-01K
    2.450 18675-01K
    2.475 18638-01K
    2.500 18676-01K
    2.525 18639-01K
    2.550 18677-01K
    2.575 18655-01K
    2.600 18678-01K
    2.625 18656-01K
    2.650 18679-01K
    2.675 18657-01K
    2.700 18680-01K
    2.725 18658-01K
    2.750 18681-01K
    2.775 18659-01K
    2.800 18682-01K
    2.825 18692-01K
    2.850 18683-01K
    2.875 18693-01K
    2.900 18684-01K
    2.925 18694-01K
    2.950 18685-01K
    2.975 18695-01K
    3.000 18686-01K


    I think list price is $2.40 per shim.
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  8. charlie264

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    Can someone list the HotCams kit product number please? On their site I see a list cost $40.95. Here in the UK $123.70, hey the extra $83 must be for postage from the US to UK cos the kits real heavy. Are tourists advertising slogan should be “Come to the UK, bend over and touch your toes! Immigrants pass go and collect £200.”
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  9. big adv

    big adv I need supervision

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    Uh, KTM shims go dowm to 2.00mm?

    60036035200 SHIM D=10/2,00

    Earl
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  10. jsrider

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    You're looking at the wrong kit. Part number is HCSHIM02. $90 US retail. Looks like Amazon has them for $75.
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  11. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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  12. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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  13. Pete640

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    Difference with the KTM vs HD shims is the HD ones are in 0.025mm increments and the KTM are 0.05mm Bit of a bugger considering the valve clearance for the intakes is 0.05mm. Kinda makes it hard getting it just right dont it??? I was quoted $AU 9.80 per shim at my local KTM dealer - got the whole 8 from HD for $AU32.00 - and they're spot on bang in the middle of tolerence. Thanks HD:wink:

    Pete:1drink
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  14. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    I found a can, I think it's got worms in it. Why buy new shims when you can sand the old ones down? :D
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  15. charlie264

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    :rofl Just use the can.. Punch out some shims.:D
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  16. charlie264

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    :thumb
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  17. Hipster

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    Anyone the actual Hotcams part number for the 10mm shim kit? I want to use my Amazon gift card to order the kit and the cyclebuy link lists their own part number for this item.
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  18. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Hotcams HCSHIM23

    On Amazon here
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  19. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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  20. dezracer

    dezracer Been here awhile

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    What do you mean "got the whole 8"? Is that all you need in the kit. If I wanted to secure the shims BEFORE I take the bike in for a valve check (I could see my dealer not having the right ones) is there a grouping I should have? HD looks to have a wide range but I wont need them all. Or would I? Thanks in advance
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