Sourcing KIPS valves

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Sourcing KIPS valves

Post by Buellner » 06:30 pm Feb 28 2017

Hello all, currently looking for LH and RH kips valves (#'s 12005-1140 & 12005-1141). I thought I read about steel replacements after the common trouble with damaged valve shaft splines on the oem parts. Has anyone sourced these steel replacements?

Also, If anyone has a reliable source for the oem kips valves, I would prefer to purchase from a referred source. My '91 KDX 250 build is coming along beautifully from the bottom up and these are the only parts keeping my new engine from running.

Any advice on the matter is appreciated and after reading through other discussions, thought it was best to post new.

Rob

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Re: Sourcing KIPS valves

Post by bufftester » 07:04 pm Feb 28 2017

Motosport has them in stock according to their web site: 12005-1140 LH Valve, 12005-1141 RH Valve, but they'll run you about $80 a piece. I believe the steel ones were being made in the UK but were for the E-series 200s (different valve)

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Post by KDXGarage » 09:40 pm Feb 28 2017

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Re: Sourcing KIPS valves

Post by Buellner » 10:46 am Mar 01 2017

Great thanks guys, happy to be apart of the alive-and-running KDX community!
Any recommendations for the replacement interval on these powervalve parts to prevent damage?

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Post by KDXGarage » 03:16 pm Mar 01 2017

Main thing is to take it apart and clean them vs. just let them set until it is too late.
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