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post #1 of 8 Old 09-09-2014, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Question Aftermarket valve shims?

Does anyone know of an aftermarket valve shim kit like Hot Cams, etc for the 2008 KLR 650?
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-11-2014, 08:16 PM
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Men say, BMW shims fit.
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Men say, BMW shims fit.
Aftermarket? I can get those. I was wondering if anyone out there was making a 29mm aftermarket shim for the KLR 650?
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Aftermarket? I can get those. I was wondering if anyone out there was making a 29mm aftermarket shim for the KLR 650?
Just curious, cjcycle; only a question; why do you ask?

Are you looking for lower-cost shims than OEM Kawasaki shims?

Are you considering manufacturing aftermarket shims yourself, at a favorable price point compared to those of motorcycle manufacturers'?

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There are a few kits out there but you usually end up getting shims that you will never use.

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Our own EagleMike is where I got mine from:
http://www.eaglemike.com/Valve-shims...R650-vshim.htm

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