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Old 03-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Camhead Valve Shim Spreadsheet

I did my 600 Mile Service this weekend and noticed that three of my intakes were too tight. So after figuring out the needed shims, I created a spreadsheet ;-)

I created it originally on Office 2007 for a PC and tweaked it on Office 2011 for Mac, either version will work with the file though.

I even copied the shim parts listing off the web and added a lookup sheet. All you have to do is enter the gap and then the actual shim size (if necessary), the spreadsheet will do the rest of the work.

Camhead Valve Shim Spreadsheet

I think I have uploaded the spreadsheet to:
Try this Link. << Should work now!

If that doesn't work, just ping me and I can send it to you via email (or I can try to figure out the comcast website management).

Curent version is v.10 (Can see in Properties).
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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Awesome. Thanks for doing that, but the link isn't working. I'll PM you (before everyone else does ), could you email me a copy?
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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OK, got the linky working now.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:14 AM   #4
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Nice! Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:04 AM   #5
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All I get is a menu for different HTML files when i click on it.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:34 AM   #6
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Great idea! PM sent.

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:29 AM   #7
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:56 PM   #8
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OK, first test completed. I installed the three new shims today that were called for by the spreadsheet and now everything is within spec.

FYI: The spreadsheet is set up as a "one time shot". It doesn't retain history. If you are anal about these things (like me) I suggest copying the specs before you update them and store them in your maintenance logs (I have another spreadsheet for maintenance). Then store a copy of the updated specs in your log as well. This way here you will have a running record of what has been done on your bike with some pretty decent details. Be sure to copy values only and not the underlying formulas.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:25 PM   #9
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The results. . .

[IMG]600 Mile Service - Checking Clearance[/IMG]
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:58 AM   #10
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PhotoBiker,

I recently bought a '11 R1200GSA and found your post interesting. From what I understand a valve check is not part of the 600 mile check. I assume you did it for peace of mind? But apparently it's a good thing you checked with the tight valves.

I wasn't going to bother to check mine until at least the 5000 mile mark based on other posts...but maybe it's a good thing the check sooner.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:10 AM   #11
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Thanks, PhotoBiker! Just about to do the 6K service on my cam head (I think there's a 6k service right? ) This will be really helpful. This will be the first time I've looked at valves on a cam head with the semi-spheres. I've done an R75/6 and a hex-head, but this will be new. I took a peek at JVB's tutorial video as well. But your spreadsheet is awesome. I *hate* having to do little bits of math in the middle of something I'm trying not to f&$k up.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #13
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Cool2 As a public service...

...I copied the spreadsheet to Skydrive and embedding the spreadsheet here so folks can play with it directly on the web. If you have Office 2007 or 2010, see the little Excel icon in the lower right hand corner to download it to your PC or Mac. The embedded viewer doesn't show the other sheet with the look up table in it, so you'll have to download the spreadsheet to check that out.



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Old 02-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #14
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...I copied the spreadsheet to Skydrive and embedding the spreadsheet here so folks can play with it directly on the web. If you have Office 2007 or 2010, see the little Excel icon in the lower right hand corner to download it to your PC or Mac. The embedded viewer doesn't show the other sheet with the look up table in it, so you'll have to download the spreadsheet to check that out.



Thanks PhotoBiker!
Oh, this is cool, I never realized you could embed a spreadsheet. . .
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From what I understand a valve check is not part of the 600 mile check. I assume you did it for peace of mind? But apparently it's a good thing you checked with the tight valves. .
I realized it after I started the 600 mile service, I did my planning from an older inspection checklist, once I fired up RepRom, I realized it wasn't needed but by that point I'd already created the spreadsheet and wanted to go ahead anyway.
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