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Old 01-05-2009, 07:40 AM   #116
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Location: North Charleston, SC
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Originally Posted by Motorcyclist
Was that the time to check them, or did it include making adjustments?
that was all time except for driving in a 50 mile radius gathering up the shims i needed. my areas supply of them is lacking. ater checking the clearance, going ahead and pulling the cams is not hard or time consuming.

total time including getting shims would be more like 36-40 hours!

it would do you well to start asking around and seeing who has a good selection in your area. you may be able to bug your dealer into ordering a refill shim kit before you need them. anything in the 2.20 to 2.40 range seems to be what we need. also, maximize your opportunity to take one shim and move it to another valve. i was able to do that for seven of my valves...those remaining nine proved to be more challenging to locate!

the shims are 9.48 diameter btw, not 7.48...a non kawi dealer will not know that answer to that question.

bring your calipers to the dealer with you and measure any shim you pick up...dont rely on the stamped size markings
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