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Old 01-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #1291
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Yikes! I was really surprised how easy it was to change the shims. No need to remove the cams. I think I will check them every 3K or so from now on since it is so easy.
Could you guys please elaborate on the procedure, had a quick look in the manual and only found the spec's.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:42 AM   #1292
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Could you guys please elaborate on the procedure, had a quick look in the manual and only found the spec's.
This looks fairly comprehensive.
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showt...pics-questions)
If anyone has more to add I'd appreciate it as well. I'm going to adjust mine soon and it's been a while since I've messed with shims.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:07 AM   #1293
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This looks fairly comprehensive.
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showt...pics-questions)
If anyone has more to add I'd appreciate it as well. I'm going to adjust mine soon and it's been a while since I've messed with shims.
Thanks!, +1 on anyone that can add more info/pics, could've sworn I've seen something similar in the old mega thread, which we all have made peace with the loss of it by now
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #1294
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This looks fairly comprehensive.
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showt...pics-questions)
If anyone has more to add I'd appreciate it as well. I'm going to adjust mine soon and it's been a while since I've messed with shims.
Unfortunately, my camera was not focusing well the last time I did mine and the pics came out like shit. I cleaned it out so it should work good the next time I do a valve check which will probably be in a few weeks if we keep having such nice weather
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:39 AM   #1295
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Unfortunately, my camera was not focusing well the last time I did mine and the pics came out like shit. I cleaned it out so it should work good the next time I do a valve check which will probably be in a few weeks if we keep having such nice weather
That'll work.
The weather around here won't be back up to even 40 degrees till march. So I'm thinking april for a valve adjustment.


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Old 01-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #1296
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I used that supermoto info. No problems. I felt like it was easier than I thought once I started doing it. The nice part is that you do not have to remove the cam so no need to deal with cam timing. Very handy to have a good magnet to pull out the shims. Also it is really useful to have a precision micrometer to measure the shim thickness because most of the time the numbers on the shim have partially worn off. Also nice to measure the new shims you get from the dealer, at the dealer, to make sure they are actually the thickness they are supposed to be.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #1297
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That'll work.
The weather around here won't be back up to even 40 degrees till march. So I'm thinking april for a valve adjustment.


Cue our Vermont buddies to post up some studded tire pics.....
soon. It was 0 degrees F when i went to work this morning and it was around 10 degrees yesterday. A couple more days at these temps and it will be ice shaving time.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #1298
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soon. It was 0 degrees F when i went to work this morning and it was around 10 degrees yesterday. A couple more days at these temps and it will be ice shaving time.
OK so it's not so bad here in Seattle. 48F and rain.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #1299
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OK so it's not so bad here in Seattle. 48F and rain.
It was 68F and sunny today in South Texas.
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It was 68F and sunny today in South Texas.
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It was 68F and sunny today in South Texas.
78 and sunny in Tucson. It's great riding weather this time of year
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #1303
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It was 68F and sunny today in South Texas.
Yeah well I grew up in the Port Arthur/Groves area. Winter can be nice and warm or nasty cold if a front comes through. Summer is hot hot and humid humid. I'll stay in Seattle! Lets just say I have a lot of Gore-Tex......
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #1304
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I used that supermoto info. No problems. I felt like it was easier than I thought once I started doing it. The nice part is that you do not have to remove the cam so no need to deal with cam timing. Very handy to have a good magnet to pull out the shims. Also it is really useful to have a precision micrometer to measure the shim thickness because most of the time the numbers on the shim have partially worn off. Also nice to measure the new shims you get from the dealer, at the dealer, to make sure they are actually the thickness they are supposed to be.
If you're checking the thickness of the shims from the dealer, check the diameter too. I was handed the wrong shims accidentally and only caught the mistake because I took my micrometer to the parts desk with me. That little bit of foresight saved me from an ugly day.
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Talk to me in august.
You got me there, but at least it's not 45C - 50C in South Texas like the guys and gals down at Dakar are racing in! Go Ned!
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