Originally Posted by JRWooden
I still like how they call the shims "oil sinks" ....
I often have to read the manual a few times before I figure out what it means. Bet it makes perfect sense in the Father land.
Not going too far into this as there is a big arguement going on here somewhere. I was taught, and it has been my experience that valve clearances shrink with use. I always had to reshim for more clearance on the Beemers. The valve seats wear in and the stems stretch slightly causing the clearance to shrink. Seems to trump wear. I suppose if you hang out in the red line it may happen faster. My "normal" riding hasn't caused a change in 20k kms.
Oh, and it takes forever to copy the DVD because you have a copy in every language it's offerred in!