Valve Adjusting 101 - General "WHY" and "WHEN" questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wiltony, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. johnjen

    johnjen Now, even more NOW!…

    Nov 28, 2001
    Uh, my bad, your right, the cam won't 'suffer' the wear. And the hardening (as mentioned) is probably to the entire shim rather than just the surface.

    BUT unless you match the surface polish there will be more wear. It will also tend to 'hold' more oil, which may be a 'good' thing maybe not.

    But as you mention below this motor has mucho-many miles so I doubt shim wear will be a huge factor in near to mid future maintenance chores.

    So as a learning tool (and way to trade $ for your time) go for it.

    Sorry for the miscue.


  2. kellyk7

    kellyk7 Who knows

    Aug 17, 2005
    North West Alabama (The Shoals)
    no prob,, man what a bike shop day, got the FZR motor motor back together, now to tweak the carbs and check the swing arm bearings and swap the shock.. Just did the same rear swing arm on the wifes TTR.

    Thanks for the info guys, I am learning tons, I did run into a guy at the bike shop, he had rode over from atlanta on a sweet 93 FZR1000, hearing his run made me itchy to have my new toy in better shape.