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KTM 690 - servicing
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:06:55 am »
What needs servicing, apart from oil, oil filter, air filter and the occasional spark plug?

And what the blazes are shims?
 

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Re: KTM 690 - servicing
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 12:53:34 pm »
What needs servicing, apart from oil, oil filter, air filter and the occasional spark plug?

And what the blazes are shims?

A few gus from Advrider.com and myself are busy slappign a wiki together for all the 690 related stuff, come find em at the bash and I will chat to you re the servicing etc
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Re: KTM 690 - servicing
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 07:55:31 am »
bump  :bueller:
 

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Re: KTM 690 - servicing
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 09:40:28 am »
Hi J-dog

Yes, those items are correct to service for minor services. Check the coolant also when you do a service. Not just in the bottle, but the water in radiator as well. It would be good idea to flush the system once in a while also. I've read on some sites that the buggers that makes the engine castings don't clean out the casting properly after manufacture, and this causes some casting sand to stay behind. So get the hose pipe closer, open the water pump cover and flush the system. Those sand korreltjies go and sit in the waterpump seal and wears it out quicker than it should.

Shims: they are the "spacers" between the cam and the valve. They wear down over time and this causes the valves to not open properly and causing fueling and exhausting problems. If you don't know how to change this yourselves, rather have it done with KTM. The cams must be removed for this job. And that is nogal tricky!!
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Re: KTM 690 - servicing
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 09:47:01 am »
Wikipedia says a shim is a derogatory slur for transexual people.

it also says:

Shims are typically used in order to support, adjust for better fit, or provide a level surface. Shims may also be used as spacers to fill gaps between parts subject to wear. In automobiles, shims are commonly used to adjust the clearance or space between two parts. For example, shims are inserted into or under bucket tappets to control valve clearances. Clearance is adjusted by changing the thickness of the shim.

(shim = fancy word for metal spacer. like the way gasket = fancy word for seal.)

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Re: KTM 690 - servicing
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 10:34:36 am »
 :deal:

Like he said!!!
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