Valve job tips?

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by sailah, May 4, 2006.

  1. cpmodem

    cpmodem Orange Caveman

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    I'd leave 'em both alone and check again in 10k. They're all in spec.
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  2. Louge

    Louge silence of the limbs

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    My best friend passed away almost 3 yrs ago ... I ground the shims on his picture to the top of the spec with wet 400 grit ... he would have approved.

    Here's too ya E :photog
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  3. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    +1 :thumb
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  4. jsrider

    jsrider Long timer

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    How many miles on the bike? At 600 miles my exhaust valves were set in the middle of the tolerance range. 4000 miles later they were a tad tight. I believe KTM recommends setting them at the loose end. So if the bike is new I'd go ahead and loosen them up since you have the valve covers off anyway. But I'm far from an expert in these matters.
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  5. YOGOI

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    35,000 miles. This is the first time I have done them, so I dont have a history of what they've been do'n, or were they were set to last time.
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  6. YOGOI

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    Brilliant; I think the tool guys at KTM had a laugh when they threw that one in there, but it works.
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  7. PowerCell

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    For what it's worth, I've been using the 9.48mm shims available from HotCams for a while now. The fit is fine and there are no short comings. The valve stem is 7mm and the button under the bucket is 8, so the shim is not the weakest link by any means. It doesn't float around, nor is is able to cock one way or another.

    I think I paid $68 for a two box set with 3 of every size. Sure is nice having every shim size at my disposal. I can now adjust my valves in under an hour, start to finish...
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  8. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer Supporter

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    But where are the pic's!
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  9. PowerCell

    PowerCell Manufacture Super Supporter

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    Pic's of what?
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  10. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer Supporter

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    The valve adjustment procedure, always nice to have pictures of procedures that people do.
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  11. PowerCell

    PowerCell Manufacture Super Supporter

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    I think your best pix are right there in your service manual...
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  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    You can say that again. In fact a "how to video" like the GS guys made would sell and make someone (Pyndon, CP, Flanny & select others) (hint hint) some $$ !
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  13. Doug Matson

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    Ya I have one and do all mine own work on all my bikes, but it is nice to see when people come up with ways to do things easier or better. I every time I have had my bike worked (warranty or TSB's) on at the dealer I find something they didn't do or did wrong and guess what they are using as a reference! I have one of the first 950's in SoCal and have gone through all the growing pains with the dealers, I trust the people here for information and ways the address problems and plus I just like pictures!
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    crwmac Been here awhile

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    Is this a joke, right?

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    A joke? Maybe. ...BUT, it really does work!!!!!!! It fits the nuts, and a 1/2 in. drive fits tight in the bottle opener side. I checked my head bolts with it.:freaky
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  16. YOGOI

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    I just want to double check myself on this.

    The AH screws that hold down the camshafts get torqued to 18 Nm / 23 Nm right??

    The book is a little confusing, I would guess the bigger bolt gets the 23 Nm torque?

    Thanks. Alaskas come'n quick, and My bike is still in peices.
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  20. cpmodem

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    For the "record"
    Here's the page from the Manual: Like emelgee says there's a stepped proceedure to installing the bridges (covered in detail in the Manual, again) :baldy
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