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Old 01-04-2010, 07:05 AM   #7
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Location: Evanston IL
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A figure 8 pattern seems to do the best job of keeping the shim surfaces parallel. I used to be against the practice because of warnings of removing case hardening but it's hard to argue with the success of the practice and the dearth of problem reports.

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1971 Honda CB350, 2 1973 Honda CB500s, one was stolen, 1974 Can-Am 175 TNT, 1978 Yamaha XS11, 1978 Honda CX500, 1975 BMW R90S, 1983 BMW R65LS, 2005 Suzuki DL650 totaled, 2007 Suzuki DL650A, 2012 Suzuki DL650A
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