How many shims @ 24K miles / 30K KM?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Dave92029, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Dave92029

    Dave92029 Been here awhile

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    Those of you with the 800cc twin's with more than 24,000 miles or 30,000 kilometers - how many shims were required at the first major service?

    How hard do you ride? Do wack the throttle wide open most of the time or use the bike for touring / commuting?

    Thanks
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  2. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    None, nada, zero, zilch. Good chance most 800s won't even need it at the next one. Hardly ever ride over 5000. Still trying to protect my sperm.
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  3. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    None as of 36000 miles.
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  4. LVSFXS

    LVSFXS Guest

    After checking valve lash on roughly 30 or so F650/800GS twins I have actually adjusted only 1 shim.

    It was an exhaust valve on a F800GS with just over 45,000 miles.

    Not bad in my opinion.
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  5. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    I swapped 3 at 30,000km but they didn't require changing, just wanted to bring everything mid range. Mid RPM touring mostly.
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  6. Ron Wardman

    Ron Wardman Beemerguy

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    32,000. No shims yet
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  7. Ron Wardman

    Ron Wardman Beemerguy

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    32,000 miles to date. No shims yet
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  8. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    None here at 12k miles.
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  9. RAD800

    RAD800 Been here awhile

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    checked mine at 50,000 and nothing, same as GNP but left them, they were still within spec, so next one i guess.
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