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Old 03-13-2009, 10:06 AM   #1
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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not on a zx7, only on dirtbikes. but the valve shims are cheap! i have a box of them in my toolbox.

my dirtbikes use the same shims as your zx7 it appears. 7.48 mm OD. i think it cost me $80 for a lifetime supply of various sized shims.

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Get you a manual and do it your self. Check em cold, double/triple check them and write down everything you do. You will likely need shims....Somtimes you get lucky and if some are tight and others are loose, you can swap shims and get them back in range....Its a PITA to do it but the shop will likely charge you $200 to do it... I am SURE it needs it, my old ZX11 wouldn't hold a valve adjustment longer then 7k miles.....By 14k miles I had done them twice.

BTW you may have to pull the carbs off to get the valve cover off, I did on the ZX11....sucked.
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I'd let Motorcycles Unlimited do it if you are questioning your abilities. Is it worth saving 2 hundo or so and ending up with a headache if something doesn't go right?
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thats what I am thinking. Did I get any kinda of warranty or service contract with this bike.
sure did, previous owner was willing to buy it back at 1/2 price after the first 30 days. Now I'll give ya $500 for it with all that booger green on it.
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You just want a cool picture to photoshop yourself dragging knee on it, huh? ha ha

ok, I'm out....time for a beer.
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I am wondering if it is worth the time to just send it to be done.

get it done,
it's a nuisance job,
and a fumbled shim can easily end up in the motor !!
would be a good time to get the carbs balenced
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I was wanting it done before track day but I guess it can wait til after.
just don't miss any gears or they'll have nothing left to adjust
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