Author Topic: Valve Adjusting Tools for K75 & 2V K100 models (clutch pilot for all Ks)  (Read 3426 times)

Offline frankenduck

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In order to adjust the valves (by installing different thickness shims) on a K75 or 2V K100, you need a couple of special tools: one to compress the valve spring and another to hold it down while you swap the shims. The Clymer manual lists these as part numbers 111720 and 111722 respectively.  You can by them from BMW for $100 (see attached drawing below)

Or you can purchase some homemade ones:
(text from a post by Chaos)

  Yes, "Valve Adjusting Tools" and “Clutch Pilots” are available for the BMW 2 valve "K" engine.
“Valve Adjusting Tools” (both K75 & K100) are 2 pieces made from 3/16” Laser cut steel. Working contours are identical to factory tools. "Valve Adjusting Tools" are new, from steel, w/ instructions.

 "Valve Adjusting Tools" for BMW 2 valve "K" engines are $28 S/H included.
  Clutch pilots for BMW K's (both K75 & K100) are available also. New, from steel.
 Clutch Pilots for BMW K's , are $18.50 S/H included.

 Cashiers Check, Money Order or Personal Check are welcome.
 “Pay Pal” accepted also. Please apply “Pay Pal” to:
 polepenhollow@yahoo.com



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Offline sch

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Valve Adjusting Tools for K75 & 2V K100 models (clutch pilot for all Ks)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 02:35:05 PM »
Has anyone purchased these tools from Ken?

Offline Photog

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Not those, at least not yet, but I bought my clutch alignment tool from him.
He ships fast, price seems reasonable.
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Offline rbm

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I also purchased the clutch pilot.  It was simple and, for the money, a good buy.  Since I don't have access to a lathe, buying ready made is the only option.  To have a local machine shop turn up a clutch centering tool would easily be three times the price.
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I bought the valve adjusting tools.  Shipped fast, they look good and work beee-you-teee-fully!
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Valve Adjusting Tools for K75 & 2V K100 models (clutch pilot for all Ks)
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 05:32:31 PM »
Excellent Thanks!! I'll be getting a set shortly.

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Re: Valve Adjusting Tools for K75 & 2V K100 models (clutch pilot for all Ks)
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 10:43:48 AM »
Updated contact info:

"K" engine Valve Adj tools available for the 2 valve "K" engine. $28 S/H included.

Clutch pilots for K's are available also. New, from steel  $18.50 S/H included.

Kenneth Lively
318 S Hart St
Palatine Il 60067

polepenhollow@yahoo.com
847-561-8555

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Re: Valve Adjusting Tools for K75 & 2V K100 models (clutch pilot for all Ks)
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 11:08:16 PM »
More kudos for Kenneth.....Gave him a quick call to let him know there's an order coming his way this evening - after working hours, at that - sent the funds via paypal, went to town to do a few errands, and got home to find an email stating that my order had shipped (usps). Just that fast, and again, after hours on a workday.

Wow.   :2thumbup:

I wish that sort of service were available all the time, everywhere.   :yes
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Offline sch

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Valve Adjusting Tools for K75 & 2V K100 models (clutch pilot for all Ks)
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 09:45:25 AM »
I also did end up getting a set - they work great! Shipping to Canada was reasonable too.

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Re: Valve Adjusting Tools for K75 & 2V K100 models (clutch pilot for all Ks)
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2014, 12:36:34 PM »
My first post...it is hard finding certain things for the k-bike...a search on this forum for a clutch alignment tool brought up a 2 year old post that listed Ken Lively as a possible source. So like others did on this blog, i called Ken and he was still supplying the clutch pilot tool as well as valve adjustment tools for really good prices and quality. Ken came thru for me, shipped them out the next morning! Wow!
Polepenhollow Valve Tools & Clutch Pilots. I'm now a registered user, obviously.
thanks Ken & Motobrick!

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Re: Valve Adjusting Tools for K75 & 2V K100 models (clutch pilot for all Ks)
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2014, 02:30:52 PM »
As far as the pilot tool, I've had my trans off like 5 times, and I've had good results with just eye-balling the clutch disc in the center of the pressure plate and housing, then pressing the throwout lever (that the cable connects to) while mating the trans to the bellhousing.

I'll probably look into the valve shim tools at some point but when I found I had a couple tight valves I was tired of messing with the bike and just had the dealer to the adjustment
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