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Old July 5th, 2018, 04:21 PM   #1
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Valve shimming.

I have the bike apart to swap the belt covers so I decided to check the valve clearances. Looks like I have bigger numbers on every valve. Its been a stressful day so I am going to sleep on it, watch a few more videos and check again but it seems like I will need to do some shimming. The bike is the 821 with 14000 miles. Belts, pulleys and tension looks good. Does anyone on here have a kit and sell individual shims or does the dealer sell individual? I'm trying to not have to buy the $200-250 shim kit. Also, are they all shimmied with the same shims from the factory or does someone walk around to each bike, check clearances and insert the necessary shims? If so, do you happen to know the shim size they use? Thank you for your time.
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Old July 6th, 2018, 04:36 AM   #2
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You might try calling your local dealer. Here in MN, one of our dealers is super helpful swapping out shims. They'll take your old one and give you a new one (precisely measured, because the stamping on them isn't always correct) for a small fee.
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Old July 6th, 2018, 07:07 AM   #3
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You might try calling your local dealer. Here in MN, one of our dealers is super helpful swapping out shims. They'll take your old one and give you a new one (precisely measured, because the stamping on them isn't always correct) for a small fee.
This seems like the best solution. Now to check, double check and check again before I pull the belts and cams out.
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Old September 9th, 2018, 11:30 PM   #4
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If your going to be doing your own valve checks, changing out your own shims, and consider keeping the bike for a long time, then buying the shim kit can make things hassle free. I bought this one https://emsduc.com/product/later-4v-7mm-shim-kit/ and thought it was well worth the price considering how much it cost letting the dealer do the service for you. This kit comes with every shim size, closers and openers, a shim measuring tool ( which is a must ) and if you purchase it, and If i remember correctly, EMS duc will help you with individual shim replacments on the ones you use at a cheaper price per shim. If you dont want the kit, you can also order 1 shim at a time for about $10.00 a piece. But since you need to change all of them I would just get the kit. Also, when you measure your clearances first ( Closers), then change the shim to the correct size, since your closing clearances can affect your opener clearances, the openers might become out of spec as well. Then you will have to purchase/change the opening shims too. So if you purchase the closing shims sizes you need individually, install them, then measure again, your openers then become out of spec, then you have to buy openers... Trust me, buying the kit is the way to go. And if you have never done the valve check before, read/research everything you can about how to do the service before you start. Not an impossibe job, I did mine having 0 mechanical knowledge. But it took me hours and hours. Having the correct type of micrometer that measures to the tenth would of cut my time in half. You will need this. And watching this video helped me a lot.

When my garage is finished, and its valve adjustment time for me, I want to make a similar video.
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Old September 10th, 2018, 04:11 PM   #5
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Watched most of that vid - I feel whatever they charge me for valves, they've earned it!
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