Originally Posted by dirtbikeslob
i seem to remember seeing a tool( somewhere on the web or maybe in my dreams
)that depresses the valves, enough to remove the shim,when reshimmig the valves,looked pretty simple and saved having to dissassemble cams,but you must ensure motor@TDC
Having the shims located on top of the bucket is nothing new. The early Z1 Kawasakis (73-80) had the shims located on top of the bucket and the camshaft rode against the shim. There is a tool that would hold the valve down so the shim could be replaced with one of the correct thickness.