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Old 08-05-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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Shimming Needles on my 250 with Thicker Washers

I just installed my Two Bros slip on, and next on my agenda is shimming the needles. On the instructional thread for "Shimming Needles", it was instructed to use 1/8 washers with 0.025" thickness. Now for some reason, I encountered difficulties finding that exact washer. The best I have right now is a 1/8 washer that is 0.05" thick. Because the thread called to use two 0.025" washers for each needles, would using just one 0.05" washer be the same thing?

So instead of shimming each needles with two 0.025" washers, I'll instead shim the needle with one 0.05" washer. Any thoughts?

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.025 x2 does equal .05 so mathematically it should work.

I've never shimmed a needle using two washers. I've always just used one.
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Use a single washer if you can; Radio Shack has a good selection of tiny stainless steel washers which us "ahem" Bandit owners sometimes use....
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I wouldn't see a problem w using one over two washers; its the thickness that needs to be considered. .05=.05
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Use a single washer if you can; Radio Shack has a good selection of tiny stainless steel washers which us "ahem" Bandit owners sometimes use....
yep when u become a bandit owner you learn alot about carbs. they prolly have some of the most sensitive carbs. ever.
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