Valve clearance around .002 on all four valves - KLX300
Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:19 PM
I called the dealer mechanic and he wasn't much help as far as where to start with the shims. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:48 PM
Intake: .10mm (.004 in) - .19mm (.007 in)
Exhaust: .15mm (.006 in) - .24mm (.010 in)
I'm a little supprised that the exhaust valves have closed up...They usually go the other way (loose).
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:04 PM
Using the inlet valve adjustment chart, I'm deducing that I need 2.90mm for both intake valves. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:15 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:30 PM
Hmmm. I thought that both intake and exhaust get tighter in their tolerances due to valve face and seat wear over time. Maybe I'm wrong?
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:05 PM
But i SOOOO hope i caught you before buying shims... BUY A KIT!!! I FREAKED when i seen the price of shims, and my shops wont do exchanges (Some do a shim for shim swap). But on fleabay, the hotcams kits are only $60 and you get 3 of almost every shim... then worst case you'll only need to pick up one shim, or fudge the distance.
And if you have the manual, read further as to what shim to use. Theres a cool chart to get you started... i just guessed and checked lol.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:26 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:32 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:52 AM
Do you read your PM's?
Sorry KLX Idaho, I used to get an email notification when I recieved PM's...might have to check my settings. I sent you a response!