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Ktm 1290 super duke R

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:28 PM

I always vary the rpms for the first several hundred miles.
That wasn't easy on my S1000RR with that cruise control switch... :naughty:
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:01 AM

View PostJim Hubert, on 04 January 2019 - 04:50 PM, said:

Kent, how many valve shims did you have to change on those 10 bikes after your 2-week break-in? Not many, I'm guessing.


What's a valve shim?

Kidding! I've never done the internal engine stuff myself and didn't get reports back from Lew or others with that much detail. I do know that the 2008 Yamaha WR250 needed nothing after 30,000 miles and just a minor adjustment to 2 valves after 60,000. The 60K wasn't really needed either but since Marty was in there anyway...

I've had valves adjusted over the years on various bikes but have been told "clearances are fine" at least 9 of 10 times they were checked. I don't recall any shim changes ever needed at the 1000 mile check.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

This is a pretty cool video by Ktm. Birth of the beast

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=6LLCY0Xp2F4
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