How to adjust the valves on a KTM Motorcycle

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 7:06 | Permalink

    I noticed you’re being very helpful answering questions on here so i have
    to question. I have a 2007 KTM 450sxf and the benefit manual my dealer gave me
    is a disk that says “2008-2012″. They told me that is the only one
    available and that it works for the 07. I’m about to do my valves though
    and don’t want to shim it at the incorrect specs. you know if what the dealer
    gave me is assess?

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 7:59 | Permalink

    I’ve just done this on my lc4 640 after an engine rebuild (bottom end),
    re-used piston and rings.
    So new con rod, crank etc..
    How long should I run it in for.? 

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 8:38 | Permalink

    incredible design with the rocker arms, cool upload thanks! 

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 8:44 | Permalink

    WOw, thank you so much for this video. I always thought valve adjustments
    is something you really cant do yourself but this looks pretty simple. Now, I
    nedd to get a KTM and try this myself :) Cheers

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 8:48 | Permalink

    Hi, thanks for this video.I’m following it step by step but I do have a
    question. Why did you choose 0.13mm as a desired clearance for the intake.

    Here are my numbers: Intake: right= 0.12mm and left 0.07mm so I would
    leave the right side lonely and use a 2.80mm on the left? ( 0.13mm – 0.07mm
    = 0.06mm if my existing shim is 2.86mm , I’d subtract 0.06 and get 2.80mm)

    As for the exhaust, I have 0.12mm right side and 0.10mm left side. Not
    sure what I should do with those. The right side is right on the lower
    limit of the spec ( 0.12 – 0.17) as for the left , I know it’s not within
    spec but what is the desired clearance? Would you subdue use 0.13mm ?

    Thanks for the help. 

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 9:14 | Permalink

    This looks pretty straight forward but in some way when it comes to me doing it
    something always seems to go awry.

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 9:52 | Permalink

    Fantastic vid!! also going to attempt this soon, I have a question, I have a
    hotcams shim kit for a 2006 ltz400, would the shims work on my 2010 450
    exc? Are they the same sizes and all that? Thanks!!

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 9:56 | Permalink

    Fantastic video! I’m about to attempt my first valve check this week. I have a
    Rekluse auto clutch in my EXC500. Can I use the kick starter to turn the
    motor as an alternative to turning the back wheel? 

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 10:50 | Permalink

    calipers are shit for this application , use a micrometer , calipers are
    too subject to feel

  10. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 11:02 | Permalink

    ….

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 11:17 | Permalink

    Is this video close to what I would have to do to adjust a 2003 ktm 525 exc
    valves? 

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 11:31 | Permalink

    Superb! I sure appreciate this and 2009 Ktm, 530 XC-W. This is a
    Fun-Powerful bike, simple to work on.

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 11:35 | Permalink

    Hi RM, awesome vid. Can you help me, I’m trying to measure valve
    clearances. How do I get TDC on a 2012 ktm 250 sxf?

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 12:27 | Permalink

    its the same adjust for exc350f 2013?

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 12:27 | Permalink

    Elad, no the 350 is a dual overhead cam and you have to pull the cams to
    change the shims.
    Rocky Mountain, you guys kick a$$. Things like this are the wits you get
    all my affair.

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    Posted 10/12/2014 at 12:47 | Permalink

    Honest Enough ha ha thanks!

  17. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 13:02 | Permalink

    Thanks for watching!

  18. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 13:19 | Permalink

    Thank You!

  19. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 13:40 | Permalink

    Very excellent and professional video! Thank you very much.

  20. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 13:54 | Permalink

    gr8 video:D

  21. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 14:53 | Permalink

    Fantastic explanation, but this is why Ill stick with 2 strokes.

  22. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 15:38 | Permalink

    Oops! You are assess.. nice bump!

  23. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 16:31 | Permalink

    Fantastic Vid thank you!

  24. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 16:55 | Permalink

    thats a 2013

  25. 0
    Posted 10/12/2014 at 17:28 | Permalink

    That’s a very clear, well clarified review.