Valve clearance.

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I recently opened my rocker covers to adjust my valve clearance according to scheduled maintenance but found the clearance to be just fine.:think I was wondering at which intervals do u guys adjust ur bike's valve clearance? any advice is appreciated. Thanks;)
 
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Silly me:confused: How can I post such a ques without specifying the make and model? haha Well. my bike is a 01 KTM 400exc. Sorry Jeb
 

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I also found mine on my 01 400E to be off when I checked them the first time at about 400 miles. They seem to be settleing in, though. Only one needed adjustment the 2nd time.
 
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I am having trouble finding a set of offset feeler guages that will measure .0004". Does anyone know where I could get some online?
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Guy:think
 
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guyb,

make sure that you are asking for, four thousandths' (0.004") and not four ten thousandths' (0.0004"). It is a very common size and can be found anywhere.
 
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Thanks guys, I actually meant .004. I am not used to working in inches:confused:
The smallest I have been able to find here in Australia only go down to .006
Guy
 
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Thanks guys. i'll open up the covers this weekend to work on it. btw. if u guys can't get the feeler gauges in inches, those in metrics will also work. 0.10mm for the intake and 0.15 for the exhaust. both measurements taken when cold. Got it from the owner's manual.
 

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Originally posted by guyb
I am having trouble finding a set of offset feeler guages that will measure .0004". Does anyone know where I could get some online?
Thanks
Guy:think
The gauge I use is made by Motion Pro. It's got bent feeler gauges on either end of a handle. Same principle as a double ended dentist pick. It has .004 and .006. You should be able to get it anywhere that stocks Motion Pro tools.
 
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