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Old 09-14-2012, 10:47 PM   #3886
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Doing my first shim-type valve adjustment tonight, I'm wondering what shims I need to buy. Here's my specs:

As found, counting from left to right, front to back

EX- .005, shim 260
.006, shim 260
IN- .005, shim 265
.005, shim 265


I put the 260 shims in the intake side to see what that gave me, now both intakes are at .007. Spec is .004 to .008, so that should be right allowing for wear.
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Firstly, for those playing at home, the sizes written on the shims are mm without the decimal point, not inches("). Get your dimensions mixed up and you are asking for trouble.

Shims matching on both valves and the bikes age, then I'd put money on it being stock. There is always a tiny bit of uneven wear.

This might help, put in all the info and it will spit out the answer:
http://klr650.carguy.org/shims.html

So after putting in all your info, yes, the 2.60 exhaust shims into the intake buckets and buy yourself 2 new 2.50 shims.

hoyks screwed with this post 09-14-2012 at 11:22 PM Reason: I wanted to.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #3887
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Here are some photos from today's trail in southern AZ. The route is east of Tucson along I-10.

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Old 09-15-2012, 04:15 AM   #3888
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Firstly, for those playing at home, the sizes written on the shims are mm without the decimal point, not inches("). Get your dimensions mixed up and you are asking for trouble.

Shims matching on both valves and the bikes age, then I'd put money on it being stock. There is always a tiny bit of uneven wear.

This might help, put in all the info and it will spit out the answer:
http://klr650.carguy.org/shims.html

So after putting in all your info, yes, the 2.60 exhaust shims into the intake buckets and buy yourself 2 new 2.50 shims.
Thanks for the link, and the info.

I realized the shims were marked in metric, I guess I'm just stubborn and converted everything straight to standard. In the future I'll use the metric specs on the feeler gauge, and just do the math as metric rather than try and convert everything.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:01 AM   #3889
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Thanks for the link, and the info.

I realized the shims were marked in metric, I guess I'm just stubborn and converted everything straight to standard. In the future I'll use the metric specs on the feeler gauge, and just do the math as metric rather than try and convert everything.
Go as far as you can to the loose side of spec on the exhaust. They are the ones most likely to move and they will get tighter.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:36 AM   #3890
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Go as far as you can to the loose side of spec on the exhaust. They are the ones most likely to move and they will get tighter.
That's what I'm doing.

This is my first one with the shims, it's easier than I thought. I was always thought you had to remove the cams, then re-time everything. I didn't realize that you could slide the shims out by tilting the cams back. Still harder than the set screw type, but not as bad as I thought.

Since I am setting them at the loose end, what mileage should I check them next? Stay with the recommended intervals?

Next up is the doo-hickey, everything shipped out on thursday so hopefully monday or tuesday I should get it. I'll probably be posting questions then also, this is new territority for me.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:57 AM   #3891
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Several ways you can go with jetting; 22 cent mod raises the needle opening up the fuel screw about two turns some cange the main jet . There are many posts here and other klr forums about jetting. I did not try any of those; because I had a real good experience with James Dean jetting on another bike. Go to his site and you will see all the information he has on the klr650. I used his kit on my 09 klr and am very satisfied with it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:56 AM   #3892
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Mxboy96, Not sure jetting is having the temp effect you mention. Look into a thermobob type solution.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #3893
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:25 PM   #3894
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That's what I'm doing.

This is my first one with the shims, it's easier than I thought. I was always thought you had to remove the cams, then re-time everything. I didn't realize that you could slide the shims out by tilting the cams back. Still harder than the set screw type, but not as bad as I thought.

Since I am setting them at the loose end, what mileage should I check them next? Stay with the recommended intervals?

Next up is the doo-hickey, everything shipped out on thursday so hopefully monday or tuesday I should get it. I'll probably be posting questions then also, this is new territority for me.
I would check them once more in 7,000 miles or so, and if they haven't moved much then back way off on the intervals. My 99 was last adjusted at 15,000 miles. It now has 40,000 miles and they are still in spec from the 15k adjustment. Exhaust is on the bubble of being too tight but is still in spec. I'll adjust them this winter and then check again in 15-20,000 miles.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:42 PM   #3895
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hey guys i'm going to look at a 2008 klr 650 with only 3,000 miles on it on Monday. I am wondering what I should be looking for on the bike? I can't imagine much being wrong with a bike with such low miles but it's my first bike and I need to know what to look for. He's selling it as is which i am a bit leary about.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #3896
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hey guys i'm going to look at a 2008 klr 650 with only 3,000 miles on it on Monday. I am wondering what I should be looking for on the bike? I can't imagine much being wrong with a bike with such low miles but it's my first bike and I need to know what to look for. He's selling it as is which i am a bit leary about.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #3897
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Can you tell by the vin number if it has any recalls? or do they have to check the bike over? I am reading about the rings in the 08's burning oil as well.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:28 PM   #3898
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I have an 09, so I not sure about the 08. I was told that mine was within the vin range and that the 08s had the same problem. I may be mistaken though, so you should probably google the issue to be sure.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #3899
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I have an 09, so I not sure about the 08. I was told that mine was within the vin range and that the 08s had the same problem. I may be mistaken though, so you should probably google the issue to be sure.
My friend had an '08. Wiring fried on his before they recalled. It was a big time oil burner. Kawi warranted the wiring and the engine rebuild. I wouldn't buy an '08.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #3900
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was it fine after the rebuild? maybe that's why the guy is selling it and it has such low km's.
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