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Old 03-17-2015, 11:29 AM   #41
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I have a nice Excel spreadsheet to calculate the needed shim sizes and it even graphs the clearances against the specs (my bike's specs that is) if anyone wants a copy
Wait, you don't just eyeball the shim size?

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Old 03-19-2015, 09:11 PM   #45
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How are we supposed to knw?
I'm so sorry if we don't sit around in a tin foil hat, eating MRE's and memorizing valve clearance procedures. Besides I haven't checked my valves in like, 2 years anyway.
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Not really, since I'm just messing with you it just makes me laugh. You asked a question and then responded to yourself, lol
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I've got to do five valves like this?!
One cylinder has 3 and the other only 2?
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8 valves total but only 5 are out of spec. The other ones are pretty tight as well. I may just do all 8
You don't really want tight valves. You want them about the middle of the spec range. Some folks adjust them to the largest number in spec and leave it since valves tighten up over time.
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Looks like it's not more involved than any other valve adjustment. You need to look at a service manual if you're going to pull out the cams and continue. You're next step is to remove the cams and begin swapping out shims that will allow you to loosen up those tight clearances. You can make all the needed shim replacements while the cams are out. If you can't get your smallest feeler in than you may need some that go smaller. I guess you could try a smaller shim and re-measure to get a reference point, but that adds extra work. I don't know how tight your valves are. PM me if you have questions. I can try to help as best I can.
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